Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 4 (heats)
August 6 (final)
Competitors 43 from 27 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1932 1948»
Athletics at the
1936 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 event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place August 4 and August 6. The final was won by Kiwi Jack Lovelock in world record time.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eric Ny Sweden 3:54.8
2 Glenn Cunningham United States 3:54.8
3 Werner Böttcher Germany 3:55.0
4 Ossi Teileri Finland 3:55.6
5 Mihály Iglói Hungary 3:56.0
6 Grigorios Georgakopoulos Greece 4:01.4
7 René Geeraert Belgium
8 Børge Larsen Denmark
9 Pierre Hemmer Luxembourg
10 Paul Martin Switzerland

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gene Venzke United States 4:00.4
2 Jerry Cornes Great Britain 4:00.6
3 Jack Lovelock New Zealand 4:00.6
4 Pierre Leichtnam France 4:01.0
5 Clarke Scholtz South Africa 4:02.0
6 Kiyoshi Nakamura Japan 4:04.8
7 Emil Goršek Yugoslavia 4:13.0
8 Emil Hübscher Austria
9 Jack Liddle Canada
10 Miguel Castro Chile
Martti Matilainen Finland DNF

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Luigi Beccali Italy 3:55.6
2 Miklós Szabó Hungary 3:55.6
3 Phil Edwards Canada 3:56.2
4 Bobby Graham Great Britain 3:56.6
5 Bedřich Hošek Czechoslovakia 3:59.4
6 André Glatigny France 3:59.6
7 Gerald Backhouse Australia
8 Harry Mehlhose Germany
9 Reginald Uba Estonia 4:26.2
10 Jia Lianren China
11 Emilio Torres Colombia

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Robert Goix France 3:54.0
2 Archie San Romani United States 3:55.0
3 Fritz Schaumburg Germany 3:55.2
4 Joseph Mostert Belgium 3:56.6
5 Niilo Hartikka Finland 3:59.0
6 Franz Eichberger Austria 3:59.2
7 Ragnar Ekholdt Norway
8 Hugh Thompson Canada
9 Charles Stein Luxembourg 4:26.2
10 Francisco Váldez Peru
Sydney Wooderson Great Britain DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Jack Lovelock New Zealand 3:47.8 WR
2nd Glenn Cunningham United States 3:48.4
3rd Luigi Beccali Italy 3:49.2
4 Archie San Romani United States 3:50.0
5 Phil Edwards Canada 3:50.4
6 Jerry Cornes Great Britain 3:51.4
7 Miklós Szabó Hungary 3:53.0
8 Robert Goix France 3:53.8
9 Gene Venzke United States 3:55.0
10 Fritz Schaumburg Germany 3:56.2
11 Eric Ny Sweden 3:57.6
12 Werner Böttcher Germany 4:04.2

Key: WR = World record

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