Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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These are the official results of the Men's 10,000 metres at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, held on Friday November 23, 1956. There were a total number of 25 participants from 15 nations.

From the gun, Vladimir Kuts took the lead. Only Gordon Pirie was able to maintain contact as Kuts pushed the pace. Then at the conclusion of 12 laps, Kuts swung wide to let Pirie go by. Pirie obliged while Kuts took the rear for a little less than 200 meters, then Kuts accelerated back into the lead. In the last mile, Pirie was broken, Kuts pulled away to an ever increasing lead. The chase group settled the remaining medals with a final sprint as József Kovács beat Allan Lawrence to the line for silver. Pirie struggled home a lap behind.

Final classification[edit]

Med 1.png  Vladimir Kuts (URS) 28:45.6
Med 2.png  József Kovács (HUN) 28:52.4
Med 3.png  Allan Lawrence (AUS) 28:53.6
4.  Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak (POL) 29:05.0
5.  Kenneth Norris (GBR) 29:21.6
6.  Ivan Chernyavskiy (URS) 29:31.6
7.  David Power (AUS) 29:49.6
8.  Gordon Pirie (GBR) 30.00:6
9.  Herbert Schade (EUA) 30.00:6
10.  Frank Sando (GBR) 30.00:6
11.  Pavel Kantorek (TCH) 30.00:6
12.  Alain Mimoun (FRA) 30.18:0
13.  Walter Konrad (EUA)
14.  Frans Herman (BEL)
15.  Thyge Thøgersen (DEN)
16.  Pyotr Bolotnikov (URS)
17.  Klaus Porbadnik (EUA)
18.  Gordon McKenzie (USA)
19.  Rune Ahlund (SWE)
20.  Dave Stephens (AUS)
21.  Richard Hart (USA)
22.  Ilmari Taipale (FIN)
23.  Douglas Kyle (CAN)
 Max Truex (USA) DNF
 Naw Myitung (BIR) DNF