Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates August 31 (heats)
September 2 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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

The men's 5000 metres long distance event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 3 and September 6.

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 Hans Grodotzki Germany 14:01.29
2 Luigi Conti Italy 14:01.55
3 Nyandika Maiyoro Kenya 14:06.29
4 Yury Zakharov Soviet Union 14:10.41
5 Reijo Höykinpuro Finland 14:21.92
6 Hedwig Leenaert Belgium 14:25.81
7 Frank Salvat Great Britain 14:33.64
8 Gabrou Merawi Ethiopia 14:41.22
9 Jim Beatty United States 14:44.40
10 Michael Hoey Ireland 15:00.52
11 Kassim Mukhtar Iraq 15:00.97
- José Aceituno Chile DNF
- Béla Székeres Hungary DNF

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Horst Flosbach Germany 14:09.25
2 Sándor Iharos Hungary 14:09.38
3 Aleksandr Artynyuk Soviet Union 14:09.92
4 Allan Lawrence Australia 14:10.71
5 Hamoud Ameur France 14:14.17
6 Manuel de Oliveira Portugal 14:16.14
7 Doug Kyle Canada 14:25.36
8 Marian Jochman Poland 14:31.29
9 José Molíns Spain 14:31.30
10 Mohamed Saïd Morocco 14:53.6
11 Ranjit Bhatia India 15:06.6

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Friedrich Janke Germany 14:02.58
2 Michel Bernard France 14:04.82
3 Albie Thomas Australia 14:06.27
4 Bill Dellinger United States 14:08.72
5 Boris Yefimov Soviet Union 14:14.68
6 Simo Saloranta Finland 14:15.35
7 Jaroslav Bohatý Czechoslovakia 14:30.34
8 Gordon Pirie Great Britain 14:43.6
9 Khristos Khiotis Greece 15:01.2
10 Cyprian Tseriwa Rhodesia 15:02.8
11 Somnuek Srisombati Thailand 15:32.6

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dave Power Australia 14:03.31
2 Murray Halberg New Zealand 14:04.28
3 Kazimierz Zimny Poland 14:07.75
4 Bruce Tulloh Great Britain 14:17.30
5 Miroslav Jurek Czechoslovakia 14:31.53
6 Eugène Allonsius Belgium 14:37.20
7 Bob Soth United States 14:40.85
8 Miklós Szabó Hungary 14:51.99
9 Andrei Barabaş Romania 15:11.2
10 Muharrem Dalkılıç Turkey 15:13.6
11 Jean Aniset Luxembourg 15:17.0
12 Mubarak Shah Pakistan 15:43.0
13 George De Peana British Guiana 15:54.2

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Murray Halberg New Zealand 13:43.76
2 Hans Grodotzki Germany 13:45.01
3 Kazimierz Zimny Poland 13:45.09
4 Friedrich Janke Germany 13:47.14
5 Dave Power Australia 13:52.38
6 Nyandika Maiyoro Kenya 13:53.25
7 Michel Bernard France 14:04.68
8 Horst Flosbach Germany 14:07.03
9 Aleksandr Artynyuk Soviet Union 14:08.45
10 Sándor Iharos Hungary 14:11.91
11 Albie Thomas Australia 14:20.88
12 Luigi Conti Italy 14:34.45

Key: DNF = did not finish

References[edit]