1938 European Athletics Championships – Men's marathon

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Events at the
1938 European
Athletics Championships

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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
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 marathon at the 1938 European Athletics Championships was held in Paris, France, on 4 September 1938.[1]


Gold Väinö Muinonen
Silver Squire Yarrow
 United Kingdom
Bronze Henry Palme



4 September

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Väinö Muinonen  Finland 2:37:28.8 CR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Squire Yarrow  United Kingdom 2:39:03.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henry Palme  Sweden 2:42:13.6
4 Maurice Waltispurger  France 2:44:28.0
5 Erich Puch  Germany 2:45:08.8
6 Eugen Bertsch  Germany 2:45:21.0
7 Desire Leriche  France 2:48:21.6
8 Umberto De Florentis  Italy 2:49:29.6
9 Giovanni Balbusse  Italy 2:50:40.4
10 Felix Meskens  Belgium 2:51:15.0
11 Ernst Meier   Switzerland 2:54:28.0
12 József Mucsi  Hungary 3:03:14.6
13 Francis O'Sullivan  United Kingdom 3:05:06.4
14 Jean Mutti   Switzerland 3:07:25.4
15 Robert Nevens  Belgium DNF


According to an unofficial count, 15 athletes from 9 countries participated in the event.