Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 kilometres walk

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Men's 10 kilometres walk
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 9 & 11 (semifinals)
July 13 (final)
Competitors 23 from 13 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Ugo Frigerio
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gordon Goodwin
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cecil McMaster
 South Africa
← 1920
1948 →
Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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The men's 10 kilometres walk event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was the only racewalking event at this Games. After 1924, the 10 kilometre walk would not be held again until 1948. The competition was held from Wednesday, July 9, 1924 to Sunday, July 13, 1924.

The races were held on the track which was as for all other events of 500 metres in circumference.

Twenty-three race walkers from 13 nations competed.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 45:26.4 Denmark Aage Rasmussen  ? 1918
Olympic Record 46:28.4 Canada George Goulding Stockholm (SWE) August 11, 1912



The first semi-final was held on Wednesday, July 9, 1924. The best five finishers qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Gordon Goodwin (GBR) 49:04.0 Q
2  Donato Pavesi (ITA) 49:09.0 Q
3  Harry Hinkel (USA) Q
4  Luigi Bosatra (ITA) Q
5  Henri Clermont (FRA) Q
 Edward Freeman (CAN) DSQ
 Ernie Austen (AUS) DSQ
 Harry Keemink (NED) DSQ
 Arvīds Ķibilds (LAT) DSQ
 Alfrēds Ruks (LAT) DSQ
 Daniel Eslava (MEX) DSQ
 Rudolf Kühnel (AUT) DSQ

Semifinal 2

The second semi-final was held on Friday, July 11, 1924. After a protest against his disqualification Rudolf Kühnel was allowed to start also in this race - he was disqualified again. The best five finishers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Ugo Frigerio (ITA) 49:15.6 Q
2  Cecil McMaster (RSA) Q
3  Arthur Tell Schwab (SUI) Q
4  Armando Valente (ITA) Q
5  Ernie Clark (GBR) Q
 François Decrombecque (FRA) DSQ
 Alfrēds Kalniņš (LAT) DSQ
 Philip Grandville (CAN) DSQ
 Charles Foster (USA) DSQ
 Gordon Watts (GBR) DSQ
 Mihály Fekete (HUN) DSQ
 Rudolf Kühnel (AUT) DSQ


The final was held on Sunday, July 13, 1924.

Place Athlete Time
1  Ugo Frigerio (ITA) 47:49.0
2  Gordon Goodwin (GBR) 48:37.9
3  Cecil McMaster (RSA) 49:08.0
4  Donato Pavesi (ITA) 49:17.0
5  Arthur Tell Schwab (SUI) 49:50.0
6  Ernie Clark (GBR) 49:59.2
7  Armando Valente (ITA) 50:07.0
8  Luigi Bosatra (ITA) 50:09.0
9  Harry Hinkel (USA) 50:16.8
10  Henri Clermont (FRA) 51:41.6