Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

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Men's marathon 45km
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Dates December 1
Competitors 46 from 23 nations
Winning time 2:25:00
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alain Mimoun  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Franjo Mihalić  Yugoslavia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Veikko Karvonen  Finland
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Athletics at the
1956 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
20 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

These are the official results of the Men's Marathon at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, held on Saturday December 1, 1956. There were a total number of 46 participants from 23 nations, with 13 runners not completing the race.[1]

Results[edit]

Map of marathon course
Place Athlete Time
1  Alain Mimoun (FRA) 2:25:00
2  Franjo Mihalić (YUG) 2:26:32
3  Veikko Karvonen (FIN) 2:27:47
4  Lee Chang-Hoon (KOR) 2:28:45
5  Yoshiaki Kawashima (JPN) 2:29:19
6  Emil Zátopek (TCH) 2:29:34
7  Ivan Filin (URS) 2:30:37
8  Evert Nyberg (SWE) 2:31:12
9  Thomas Nilsson (SWE) 2:33:33
10  Eino Oksanen (FIN) 2:36:10
11  Arnold Vaide (SWE) 2:36:21
12  Choi Chunk-Sik (KOR) 2:36:53
13  Paavo Kotila (FIN) 2:38:59
14.  Mercer Davies (RSA) 2:39:48
15.  Harry Hicks (GBR) 2:39:55
16.  Hideo Hamamura (JPN) 2:40:53
17.  Albert Richards (NZL) 2:41:34
18.  John Russell (AUS) 2:41:44
19.  Lothar Beckert (EUA) 2:42:10
20.  Nick Costes (USA) 2:42:20
21.  Johnny Kelley (USA) 2:43:40
22.  Muhamad Havlidar Aslam (PAK) 2:44:33
23.  Adolf Gruber (AUT) 2:46:20
24.  Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL) 2:47:18
25.  Keith Ollerenshaw (AUS) 2:48:12
26.  Myitung Naw (BIR) 2:49:32
27.  Pavel Kantorek (TCH) 2:52:05
28.  Kurt Hartung (EUA) 2:52:14
29.  Bashay Feleke (ETH) 2:53:37
30.  Abdul Rashid (PAK) 2:57:47
31.  Kanuti Sum (KEN) 2:58:42
32.  Gebre Birkay (ETH) 2:58:49
33.  Kurao Hiroshima (JPN) 3:04:17
 Giuseppe Lavelli (ITA) DNF
 Jan Barnard (RSA) DNF
 Ron Clark (GBR) DNF
 Eduardo Fontecilla (CHI) DNF
 Ali Baghbanbashi (IRI) DNF
 Boris Grishayev (URS) DNF
 Les Perry (AUS) DNF
 Juan Silva (CHI) DNF
 Albert Ivanov (URS) DNF
 Klaus Porbadnik (EUA) DNF
 Fred Norris (GBR) DNF
 Im Hwa-dong (KOR) DNF
 Dean Thackwray (USA) DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 

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