Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates August 3 and August 4
Competitors 24 from 14 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1928 1936»
Athletics at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 1500 metres middle distance event at the 1932 Summer Olympics took place on August 3 and August 4 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Three heats were held; the fastest four runners from each heat advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Glenn Cunningham United States 3:55.8
2 Jerry Cornes Great Britain 4:01.0
3 Martti Luomanen Finland 4:01.5
4 Phil Edwards Canada 4:03.5
5 Hermenegildo del Rosso Argentina 4:06.0
6 Christian Markersen Denmark 4:06.5
7 Amilio Rodríguez Mexico

Heat Two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Lovelock New Zealand 3:58.0
2 Norwood Hallowell United States 3:58.1
3 Eddie King Canada 3:58.6
4 Harri Larva Finland 3:58.8
5 Paul Martin Switzerland 3:59.1
6 Folke Skoog Sweden 3:59.6
7 Bill Barwick Australia 4:03.5
- Armando Brea Brazil DNF

Heat Three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Luigi Beccali Italy 3:59.6
2 Eino Purje Finland 3:59.7
3 Eric Ny Sweden 3:59.9
4 Frank Crowley United States 4:00.0
5 Les Wade Canada 4:00.5
6 Pedro Ortíz Mexico 4:18.0
- Nestor Gomes Brazil DNF
- Reg Thomas Great Britain DNF
- Otto Peltzer Germany DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Luigi Beccali Italy 3:51.2 OR
2 Jerry Cornes Great Britain 3:52.6
3 Phil Edwards Canada 3:52.8
4 Glenn Cunningham United States 3:53.4
5 Eric Ny Sweden 3:54.6
6 Norwood Hallowell United States 3:55.0
7 Jack Lovelock New Zealand 3:57.8
8 Frank Crowley United States 3:58.1
9 Martti Luomanen Finland 3:58.4
10 Harri Larva Finland 3:58.4
- Eino Purje Finland DNF

Key: OR = Olympic record; DNF = did not finish

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