Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 4 (heats)
August 7 (final)
Competitors 41 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gunnar Höckert
 Finland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lauri Lehtinen
 Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henry Jonsson
 Sweden
← 1932
1948 →
Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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 5000 metres event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place August 4 and August 7. The final was won by Finn Gunnar Höckert in Olympic record time.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Umberto Cerati  Italy 15:01.0
2 Harry Siefert  Denmark 15:02.8
3 Don Lash  United States 15:04.4
4 Ilmari Salminen  Finland 15:06.6
5 Aubrey Reeve  Great Britain 15:06.8
6 Åke Jansson  Sweden 15:10.0
7 Raymond Lefebvre  France 15:15.4
8 Edmund Stadler  Germany 15:17.0
9 István Simon  Hungary 15:25.0
10 Scotty Rankine  Canada
11 Friedrich Fischer  Austria
12 Ivan Krevs  Yugoslavia 15:40.0
13 Mohamed Ahmed Abu Sobea  Egypt
14 Gottfried Utiger  Switzerland
15 Raunaq Singh Gill  India

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gunnar Höckert  Finland 15:10.2
2 Frank Close  Great Britain 15:10.6
3 Józef Noji  Poland 15:11.2
4 Bror Hellström  Sweden 15:12.0
5 Rolf Hansen  Norway 15:12.6
6 René Lécuron  France 15:14.2
7 Henry Nielsen  Denmark 15:25.0
8 Karl-Heinz Becker  Germany 15:27.0
9 Tom Deckard  United States
10 János Kelen  Hungary 15:35.0
11 Hideo Tanaka  Japan
12 Oscar Van Rumst  Belgium
13 Valentín González  Mexico

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Henry Jonsson  Sweden 14:54.0
2 Kohei Murakoso  Japan 14:56.6
3 Peter Ward  Great Britain 14:59.0
4 Lauri Lehtinen  Finland 15:00.0
5 Louis Zamperini  United States 15:02.2
6 Salvatore Mastroieni  Italy 15:02.2
7 Roger Rochard  France 15:12.2
8 Cecil Matthews  New Zealand
9 Jenő Szilágyi  Hungary 15:20.6
10 Max Syring  Germany
11 Milton Wallace  Canada
12 Hernando Navarrete  Colombia
13 Michel Medinger, Sr.  Luxembourg

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Gunnar Höckert  Finland 14:22.2 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lauri Lehtinen  Finland 14:25.8
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henry Jonsson  Sweden 14:29.0
4 Kohei Murakoso  Japan 14:30.0
5 Józef Noji  Poland 14:33.4
6 Ilmari Salminen  Finland 14:39.8
7 Umberto Cerati  Italy 14:44.4
8 Louis Zamperini  United States 14:46.8
9 Rolf Hansen  Norway 14:48.0
10 Harry Siefert  Denmark 14:48.4
11 Peter Ward  Great Britain 14:57.2
12 Frank Close  Great Britain
13 Don Lash  United States
14 Bror Hellström  Sweden
Aubrey Reeve  Great Britain DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

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