Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 4 (heats)
August 6 (final)
Competitors 43 from 27 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jack Lovelock
 New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Glenn Cunningham
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Luigi Beccali
 Italy
← 1932
1948 →
Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
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 steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 1500 metres event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place August 4 and August 6. The final was won by Kiwi Jack Lovelock in world record time.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eric Ny  Sweden 3:54.8
2 Glenn Cunningham  United States 3:54.8
3 Werner Böttcher  Germany 3:55.0
4 Ossi Teileri  Finland 3:55.6
5 Mihály Iglói  Hungary 3:56.0
6 Grigorios Georgakopoulos  Greece 4:01.4
7 René Geeraert  Belgium
8 Børge Larsen  Denmark
9 Pierre Hemmer  Luxembourg
10 Paul Martin  Switzerland

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gene Venzke  United States 4:00.4
2 Jerry Cornes  Great Britain 4:00.6
3 Jack Lovelock  New Zealand 4:00.6
4 Pierre Leichtnam  France 4:01.0
5 Clarke Scholtz  South Africa 4:02.0
6 Kiyoshi Nakamura  Japan 4:04.8
7 Emil Goršek  Yugoslavia 4:13.0
8 Emil Hübscher  Austria
9 Jack Liddle  Canada
10 Miguel Castro  Chile
Martti Matilainen  Finland DNF

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Luigi Beccali  Italy 3:55.6
2 Miklós Szabó  Hungary 3:55.6
3 Phil Edwards  Canada 3:56.2
4 Bobby Graham  Great Britain 3:56.6
5 Bedřich Hošek  Czechoslovakia 3:59.4
6 André Glatigny  France 3:59.6
7 Gerald Backhouse  Australia
8 Harry Mehlhose  Germany
9 Reginald Uba  Estonia 4:26.2
10 Jia Lianren  Republic of China
11 Emilio Torres  Colombia

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Robert Goix  France 3:54.0
2 Archie San Romani  United States 3:55.0
3 Fritz Schaumburg  Germany 3:55.2
4 Joseph Mostert  Belgium 3:56.6
5 Niilo Hartikka  Finland 3:59.0
6 Franz Eichberger  Austria 3:59.2
7 Ragnar Ekholdt  Norway
8 Hugh Thompson  Canada
9 Charles Stein  Luxembourg 4:26.2
10 Francisco Váldez  Peru
Sydney Wooderson  Great Britain DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Jack Lovelock  New Zealand 3:47.8 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Glenn Cunningham  United States 3:48.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Luigi Beccali  Italy 3:49.2
4 Archie San Romani  United States 3:50.0
5 Phil Edwards  Canada 3:50.4
6 Jerry Cornes  Great Britain 3:51.4
7 Miklós Szabó  Hungary 3:53.0
8 Robert Goix  France 3:53.8
9 Gene Venzke  United States 3:55.0
10 Fritz Schaumburg  Germany 3:56.2
11 Eric Ny  Sweden 3:57.6
12 Werner Böttcher  Germany 4:04.2

Key: WR = World record

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