Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
|Venue||Start and finish at Olympiastadion|
|Competitors||56 from 27 nations|
|Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3000 m steeple||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|50 km walk||men|
During the time of the competition, Korea was a colony of Japan, therefore Korean sportsmen competed as members of Japanese team and were using their Japanese names. Korean names of Son Kitei and Nan Shōryū are Sohn Kee-chung and Nam Sung-yong respectively. After Sohn's victory, he bowed his head during the Japanese anthem at his medal ceremony and remarked that he was ashamed to compete for Japan, an occupying power, rather than an independent Korea.
Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record
- 1936 Summer Olympics results: Men's marathon, from http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2010-05-01.