Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres
|Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
|Venue||Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir|
|Competitors||33–36 from 16 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|
Paavo Nurmi the greatest long-distance runner at that time did not compete in this race, as the Finnish officials asked him not to start in this event. They thought he was entered in too many competitions. Only a few weeks after the Olympics on August 31 Nurmi set a new world record with 30:06.2 in Kuopio.
As for all other races the track was 500 metres in circumference.
The exact number of starters is unknown, but photographs show around 35 competitors. At least 33 - maybe 36 - long-distance runners from 16 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||30:35.4||Ville Ritola||Helsinki (FIN)||May 25, 1924|
|Olympic Record||31:20.8||Hannes Kolehmainen||Stockholm (SWE)||July 8, 1912|
Ville Ritola set a new world record with 30:23.2 minutes.
|1||Ville Ritola (FIN)||30:23.2 WR|
|2||Edvin Wide (SWE)||30:55.2|
|3||Eero Berg (FIN)||31:43.0|
|4||Väinö Sipilä (FIN)||31:50.2|
|5||Ernie Harper (GBR)||31:58.0|
|6||Halland Britton (GBR)||32:06.0|
|7||Guillaume Tell (FRA)||32:12.0|
|8||Earle Johnson (USA)||32:17.0|
|9||Robert Marchal (FRA)||32:33.0|
|10||Artūrs Motmillers (LAT)||32:44.0|
|11||Henri Lauvaux (FRA)||32:48.0|
|12||Gaston Heuet (FRA)||32:52.0|
|13||Sven Thuresson (SWE)||no time|
|14||Charles Clibbon (GBR)||no time|
|15||John Gray (USA)||no time|
|16||Sidon Ebeling (SWE)||no time|
|—||Eddie Webster (GBR)||DNF|
|Gösta Bergström (SWE)||DNF|
|Verne Booth (USA)||DNF|
|Wayne Johnson (USA)||DNF|
|Camiel Van de Velde (BEL)||DNF|
|Anton Tsvetanov (BUL)||DNF|
|Vasil Venkov (BUL)||DNF|
|Pál Király (HUN)||DNF|
|John Ryan (IRL)||DNF|
|Pala Singh (IND)||DNF|
|Carlo Speroni (ITA)||DNF|
|Vilis Cimmermanis (LAT)||DNF|
|Alberto Jarrín (ECU)||DNF|
|Vyron Athanasiadis (GRE)||DNF|
|Alexandros Kranis (GRE)||DNF|
|Pedro Curiel (MEX)||DNF|
|Gurbachan Singh (IND)||?|
|Mareg Mangaschia (ITA)||?|
|Tacle Redda (ITA)||?|
It is unknown if Singh Randhawa, Mangaschia, and Redda actually competed.
- "Athletics at the 1924 Paris Games: Men's 10,000 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 November 2017.