Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 22 (heats)
July 24 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 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
steeplechase
men
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 5000 metres event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place July 22 and July 24. The final was won by Czechoslovakian Emil Zátopek.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was on July 22. The fastest five runners from each heat qualified for the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Alain Mimoun France 14:19.0
2 Ilmari Taipale Finland 14:22.8
3 Gaston Reiff Belgium 14:23.8
4 Åke Andersson Sweden 14:25.0
5 Gordon Pirie Great Britain 14:26.2
6 Nikifor Popov Soviet Union 14:28.5
7 Charlie Capozzoli United States 14:39.0
8 August Sutter Switzerland 14:45.2
9 Øistein Saksvik Norway 14:55.4
10 John Landy Australia 14:56.4
11 Helmuth Perz Austria 14:57.2
12 Osamu Inoue Japan 14:59.0
13 Stevan Pavlović Yugoslavia 14:59.2
14 József Kovács Hungary 17:09.2

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Herbert Schade Germany 14:15.4
2 Alan Parker Great Britain 14:18.2
3 Ernő Béres Hungary 14:19.6
4 Lucien Theys Belgium 14:22.2
5 Eero Tuomaala Finland 14:26.8
6 Ivan Semyonov Soviet Union 14:28.0
7 Alojzy Graj Poland 14:30.0
8 Osman Coşgül Turkey 14:36.2
9 Bertil Karlsson Sweden 14:45.8
10 Pierre Page Switzerland 14:57.0
11 Ali Baghbanbashi Iran 15:03.0
12 Ben Ahmed Abdelkrim France 15:10.2
13 Wes Santee United States 15:10.4
14 Zdravko Ceraj Yugoslavia 15:17.8
Rich Ferguson Canada DNF

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Aleksandr Anufriyev Soviet Union 14:23.6
2 Bertil Albertsson Sweden 14:26.0
3 Emil Zátopek Czechoslovakia 14:26.0
4 Les Perry Australia 14:27.0
5 Christopher Chataway Great Britain 14:27.8
6 Ib Planck Denmark 14:31.6
7 Martin Stokken Norway 14:39.0
8 Curt Stone United States 14:42.8
9 Jean Schlegel France 14:45.6
10 Kurt Rötzer Austria 14:49.4
11 Väinö Koskela Finland 14:50.8
12 Velimir Ilić Yugoslavia 14:51.6
13 Paul Frieden Luxembourg 15:23.2
14 Kristján Jóhannsson Iceland 15:23.8
15 Alphonse Vandenrydt Belgium 15:51.2
George Hoskins New Zealand DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Emil Zátopek Czechoslovakia 14:06.6 OR
2 Alain Mimoun France 14:07.4
3 Herbert Schade Germany 14:08.6
4 Gordon Pirie Great Britain 14:18.0
5 Chris Chataway Great Britain 14:18.0
6 Les Perry Australia 14:23.6
7 Ernő Béres Hungary 14:24.8
8 Åke Andersson Sweden 14:26.0
9 Bertil Albertsson Sweden 14:27.8
10 Aleksandr Anufriyev Soviet Union 14:31.4
11 Alan Parker Great Britain 14:37.0
12 Ilmari Taipale Finland 14:40.0
13 Eero Tuomaala Finland 14:54.2
14 Lucien Theys Belgium 14:59.0
Gaston Reiff Belgium DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

References[edit]