Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 kilometres walk
|Men's 10 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
|Dates||August 3 (heats)
August 7 (final)
|Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
The men's 10 kilometres walk event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place August 3 and August 7. The final was won by Swede John Mikaelsson. This was the first time since 1924 the event took place.
Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Werner Hardmo (SWE)||42:39.6||Kumla, Sweden||1945|
|Olympic record||George Goulding (CAN)||46:28.4||Stockholm, Sweden||11 July 1912|
The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:
|3 August||Round 1||John Mikaelsson (SWE)||45:03.0||OR|
|Tuesday, 3 August 1948||10:30||Round 1|
|Saturday, 7 August 1948||15:45||Final|
Round 1 took place on 3 August. The first five competitors from each heat advanced to the final.
|2||Charles Morris||Great Britain||45:10.4|
|-||Ernest Weber||United States||DSQ|
|-||Kallie Reyneke||South Africa||DSQ|
|-||Fred Sharaga||United States||DSQ|
|1||Harry Churcher||Great Britain||45:03.0|
|3||Ron West||Great Britain||45:44.4|
|-||Henry Laskau||United States||DSQ|
|4||Charles Morris||Great Britain||46:04.0|
|5||Harry Churcher||Great Britain||47:28.0|
|7||Richard West||Great Britain|
Key: DSQ = Disqualified
- 1948 Summer Olympics results: Men's 10 kilometre hurdles, from http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2010-06-29.
- Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad, The (1948). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved 5 September 2016.