Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 30 (final)
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1936 1952»
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 10,000 metres event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place July 30. The final was won by Emil Zátopek.



Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st Emil Zátopek Czechoslovakia 29:59.6 OR
2nd Alain Mimoun France 30:47.4
3rd Bertil Albertsson Sweden 30:53.6
4 Martin Stokken Norway 30:58.6
5 Severt Dennolf Sweden 31:05.0
6 Abdullah Ben Saïd France 31:07.8
7 Stan Cox Great Britain 31:08.0
8 Jim Peters Great Britain 31:16.0
9 Salomon Könönen Finland
10 Eddie O'Toole United States
11 Fred Wilt United States
Ricardo Bralo Argentina NP
Eusebio Guiñez Argentina NP
Jakob Kjersem Norway NP
Jef Lataster Netherlands NP
Luo Wenao China NP
Steve McCooke Great Britain NP
Constantino Miranda Spain NP
Harry Nelson New Zealand NP
André Paris France NP
Manny Ramjohn Trinidad and Tobago NP
Gregorio Rojo Spain NP
Paddy Fahy Ireland DNF
Viljo Heino Finland DNF
Evert Heinström Finland DNF
Robert Everaert Belgium DNF
Herman Goffberg United States DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, NP = Not placed, OR = Olympic record