Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Athletics at the
1956 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
20 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

These are the official results of the Men's 5,000 metres at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The final was held on Wednesday November 28, 1956. There were a total number of 23 participants from 13 nations.

Final classification[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE HEAT FINAL
Med 1.png  Vladimir Kuts (URS) 14:15.4 13:39.6
Med 2.png  Gordon Pirie (GBR) 14:25.6 13:50.6
Med 3.png  Derek Ibbotson (GBR) 14:18.8 13:54.4
4.  Miklós Szabó (HUN) 14:32.6 14:03.4
5.  Albie Thomas (AUS) 14:14.2 14:04.6
6.  Laszlo Tabori (HUN) 14:18.6 14:09.8
7.  Nyandika Maiyoro (KEN) 14:29.4 14:19.0
8.  Thyge Togersen (DEN) 14:29.0 14:21.0
9.  Pyotr Bolotnikov (URS) 14:28.0 14:22.4
10.  Ivan Cherniavsky (URS) 14:32.4 14:22.4
11.  Christopher Chataway (GBR) 14:32.6 14:28.8
12.  Herbert Schade (EUA) 14:18.8 14:31.8
 Bill Dellinger (USA) 14:26.8 DNF
 Velisa Mugosa (YUG) 14:25.6 DNF
 Allan Lawrence (AUS) 14:14.6 DNS
 Ilmari Taipale (FIN) 14:24.2 DNQ
 Arere Anentia (KEN) 14:37.0 DNQ
 Friedrich Janke (EUA) 14:40.6 DNQ
 Jerzy Chromik (POL) 14:51.4 DNQ
 Curtis Stone (USA) 14:52.0 DNQ
 Douglas Kyle (CAN) 14:59.0 DNQ
 Gustav Ahlund (SWE) 15:12.0 DNQ
 Kazimierz Zimny (POL) DNF DNQ

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