Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 10
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    Tunisia
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Men's 5.000 metres at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany took place on September 10, 1972.


Med 1.png  Lasse Virén (FIN) 13:26.4
Med 2.png  Mohamed Gammoudi (TUN) 13:27.4
Med 3.png  Ian Stewart (GBR) 13:27.6
4.  Steve Prefontaine (USA) 13:28.4
5.  Emiel Puttemans (BEL) 13:30.8
6.  Harald Norpoth (FRG) 13:32.6
7.  Per Halle (NOR) 13:34.4
8.  Nikola Sviridov (URS) 13:39.4
9.  Frank Eisenberg (GDR) 13:40.8
10.  Javier Álvarez (ESP) 13:41.8
11.  Ian McCafferty (GBR) 13:43.2
12.  David Bedford (GBR) 13:43.2
13.  Juha Väätäinen (FIN) 13:53.8
 Mariano Haro (ESP) DNS