Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
|Venue||Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir and nearby roads|
|Competitors||58 from 20 nations|
|Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3000 m steeplechase||men|
|4×100 m relay||men|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|3000 m team race||men|
|10 km walk||men|
It was only the second Olympic marathon to use the distance of 26 miles, 385 yards which was first used in 1908 and is now the standard marathon distance.
Fifty-eight runners from 20 nations competed.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:
|World record||Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN)||2:32:35.8||Antwerp, Belgium||22 August 1920|
|Olympic record||Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN)||2:32:35.8||Antwerp, Belgium||22 August 1920|
The race was held on Sunday, July 13, 1924.
- "Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-10.