Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

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Men's marathon
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Dates July 27
Competitors 66 from 32 nations
Winning time 2:23:03.2
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Emil Zátopek  Czechoslovakia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Reinaldo Gorno  Argentina
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gustaf Jansson  Sweden
← 1948
1956 →

The marathon at the 1952 Summer Olympics was held on 27 July on a course running from the Helsinki Olympic Stadium to Korso, Vantaa and back.[1] The full length of the road was hard-surfaced.[2]

Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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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

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Emil Zátopek  Czechoslovakia 2:23:03.2
2nd, silver medalist(s) Reinaldo Gorno  Argentina 2:25:35.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gustaf Jansson  Sweden 2:26:07.0
4 Choi Yun-Chil  South Korea 2:26:36.0
5 Veikko Karvonen  Finland 2:26:41.8
6 Delfo Cabrera  Argentina 2:26:42.4
7 József Dobronyi  Hungary 2:28:04.8
8 Erkki Puolakka  Finland 2:29:35.0
9 Geoffrey Iden  Great Britain 2:30:42.0
10 Wally Hayward  South Africa 2:31:50.2
11 Syd Luyt  South Africa 2:32:41.0
12 Gustaf Östling  Sweden 2:32:48.4
13 Victor Dyrgall  United States 2:32:52.4
14 Luis Celedón  Chile 2:33:45.8
15 Adrien van de Zande  Netherlands 2:33:50.0
16 Viktor Olsen  Norway 2:33:58.4
17 Mikko Hietanen  Finland 2:34:01.0
18 Charles Dewachtere  Belgium 2:34:32.0
19 William Keith  South Africa 2:34:38.0
20 Yakov Moskachenkov  Soviet Union 2:34:43.8
21 Mihály Esztergomi  Hungary 2:35:10.0
22 Doroteo Flores  Guatemala 2:35:40.0
23 Jean Simonet  Belgium 2:35:43.0
24 Jakob Kjersem  Norway 2:36:14.0
25 Katsuo Nishida  Japan 2:36:19.0
26 Keizo Yamada  Japan 2:38:11.2
27 Feodosy Vanin  Soviet Union 2:38:22.0
28 Grigory Suchkov  Soviet Union 2:38:28.8
29 Henry Norrström  Sweden 2:38:57.4
30 Dieter Engelhardt  Germany 2:39:37.2
31 Cristea Dinu  Romania 2:39:42.2
32 Jean Leblond  Belgium 2:40:37.0
33 Choi Chung-Sik  South Korea 2:41:23.0
34 John Systad  Norway 2:41:29.8
35 Jaroslav Šourek  Czechoslovakia 2:41:40.4
36 Tom Jones  United States 2:42:50.0
37 Robert Prentice  Australia 2:43:13.4
38 Muhammad Havlidar Aslam  Pakistan 2:43:38.2
39 Adolf Gruber  Austria 2:45:02.0
40 Paul Collins  Canada 2:45:58.0
41 Vasile Teodosiu  Romania 2:46:00.8
42 Erik Simonsen  Denmark 2:46:41.4
43 Ludwig Warnemünde  Germany 2:50:00.0
44 Ted Corbitt  United States 2:51:09.0
45 Claude Smeal  Australia 2:52:23.0
46 Asfò Bussotti  Italy 2:52:55.0
47 Winand Osiński  Poland 2:54:38.2
48 Olaf Sørensen  Denmark 2:55:21.0
49 Joseph West  Ireland 2:56:22.8
50 Rudolf Morgenthaler  Switzerland 2:56:33.0
51 Abdelgani Abdel Fattah  Egypt 2:56:56.0
52 Surat Mathur  India 2:58:09.2
53 Artidoro Berti  Italy 2:58:36.2
Ahmet Aytar  Turkey DNF
Franjo Krajčar  Yugoslavia DNF
Hong Jong-O  South Korea DNF
Muhammad Ben Aras  Pakistan DNF
Lionel Billas  France DNF
Constantin Radu  Romania DNF
Corsino Fernández  Argentina DNF
Raúl Inostroza  Chile DNF
Luis Velásquez  Guatemala DNF
Stanley Cox  Great Britain DNF
James Peters  Great Britain DNF
Egilberto Martufi  Italy DNF
Yoshitaka Uchikawa  Japan DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Kolkka, Sulo, ed. (1952). The Official Report of The Organising Committee For The Games Of The XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952. Helsinki: The Organising Committee For The XV Olympiad.