Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 22 (heats)
July 24 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Emil Zátopek
 Czechoslovakia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alain Mimoun
 France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Herbert Schade
 Germany
← 1948
1956 →
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 5000 metres event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place July 22 and July 24. The final was won by Czechoslovakian Emil Zátopek.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was on July 22. The fastest five runners from each heat qualified for the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Alain Mimoun  France 14:19.0 Q
2 Ilmari Taipale  Finland 14:22.8 Q
3 Gaston Reiff  Belgium 14:23.8 Q
4 Åke Andersson  Sweden 14:25.0 Q
5 Gordon Pirie  Great Britain 14:26.2 Q
6 Nikifor Popov  Soviet Union 14:28.5
7 Charlie Capozzoli  United States 14:39.0
8 August Sutter  Switzerland 14:45.2
9 Øistein Saksvik  Norway 14:55.4
10 John Landy  Australia 14:56.4
11 Helmuth Perz  Austria 14:57.2
12 Osamu Inoue  Japan 14:59.0
13 Stevan Pavlović  Yugoslavia 14:59.2
14 József Kovács  Hungary 17:09.2

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Herbert Schade  Germany 14:15.4 Q
2 Alan Parker  Great Britain 14:18.2 Q
3 Ernő Béres  Hungary 14:19.6 Q
4 Lucien Theys  Belgium 14:22.2 Q
5 Eero Tuomaala  Finland 14:26.8 Q
6 Ivan Semyonov  Soviet Union 14:28.0
7 Alojzy Graj  Poland 14:30.0
8 Osman Coşgül  Turkey 14:36.2
9 Bertil Karlsson  Sweden 14:45.8
10 Pierre Page  Switzerland 14:57.0
11 Ali Baghbanbashi  Iran 15:03.0
12 Ben Ahmed Abdelkrim  France 15:10.2
13 Wes Santee  United States 15:10.4
14 Zdravko Ceraj  Yugoslavia 15:17.8
Rich Ferguson  Canada DNF

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Aleksandr Anufriyev  Soviet Union 14:23.6 Q
2 Bertil Albertsson  Sweden 14:26.0 Q
3 Emil Zátopek  Czechoslovakia 14:26.0 Q
4 Les Perry  Australia 14:27.0 Q
5 Christopher Chataway  Great Britain 14:27.8 Q
6 Ib Planck  Denmark 14:31.6
7 Martin Stokken  Norway 14:39.0
8 Curt Stone  United States 14:42.8
9 Jean Schlegel  France 14:45.6
10 Kurt Rötzer  Austria 14:49.4
11 Väinö Koskela  Finland 14:50.8
12 Velimir Ilić  Yugoslavia 14:51.6
13 Paul Frieden  Luxembourg 15:23.2
14 Kristján Jóhannsson  Iceland 15:23.8
15 Alphonse Vandenrydt  Belgium 15:51.2
George Hoskins  New Zealand DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Emil Zátopek  Czechoslovakia 14:06.6 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alain Mimoun  France 14:07.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Herbert Schade  Germany 14:08.6
4 Gordon Pirie  Great Britain 14:18.0
5 Chris Chataway  Great Britain 14:18.0
6 Les Perry  Australia 14:23.6
7 Ernő Béres  Hungary 14:24.8
8 Åke Andersson  Sweden 14:26.0
9 Bertil Albertsson  Sweden 14:27.8
10 Aleksandr Anufriyev  Soviet Union 14:31.4
11 Alan Parker  Great Britain 14:37.0
12 Ilmari Taipale  Finland 14:40.0
13 Eero Tuomaala  Finland 14:54.2
14 Lucien Theys  Belgium 14:59.0
Gaston Reiff  Belgium DNF

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

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