Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates August 31 (heats)
September 2 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Murray Halberg
 New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hans Grodotzki
 United Team of Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kazimierz Zimny
 Poland
← 1956
1964 →

The men's 5000 metres long distance event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 31 and September 2.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hans Grodotzki  United Team of Germany 14:01.29
2 Luigi Conti  Italy 14:01.55
3 Nyandika Maiyoro  Kenya 14:06.29
4 Yury Zakharov  Soviet Union 14:10.41
5 Reijo Höykinpuro  Finland 14:21.92
6 Hedwig Leenaert  Belgium 14:25.81
7 Frank Salvat  Great Britain 14:33.64
8 Gebru Merawi  Ethiopia 14:41.22
9 Jim Beatty  United States 14:44.40
10 Michael Hoey  Ireland 15:00.52
11 Kassim Mukhtar  Iraq 15:00.97
- José Aceituno  Chile DNF
- Béla Szekeres  Hungary DNF

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Horst Flosbach  United Team of Germany 14:09.25
2 Sándor Iharos  Hungary 14:09.38
3 Aleksandr Artynyuk  Soviet Union 14:09.92
4 Allan Lawrence  Australia 14:10.71
5 Hamoud Ameur  France 14:14.17
6 Manuel de Oliveira  Portugal 14:16.14
7 Doug Kyle  Canada 14:25.36
8 Marian Jochman  Poland 14:31.29
9 José Molíns  Spain 14:31.30
10 Mohamed Saïd  Morocco 14:53.6
11 Ranjit Bhatia  India 15:06.6

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Friedrich Janke  United Team of Germany 14:02.58
2 Michel Bernard  France 14:04.82
3 Albie Thomas  Australia 14:06.27
4 Bill Dellinger  United States 14:08.72
5 Boris Yefimov  Soviet Union 14:14.68
6 Simo Saloranta  Finland 14:15.35
7 Jaroslav Bohatý  Czechoslovakia 14:30.34
8 Gordon Pirie  Great Britain 14:43.6
9 Khristos Khiotis  Greece 15:01.2
10 Cyprian Tseriwa  Rhodesia 15:02.8
11 Somnuek Srisombati  Thailand 15:32.6

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dave Power  Australia 14:03.31
2 Murray Halberg  New Zealand 14:04.28
3 Kazimierz Zimny  Poland 14:07.75
4 Bruce Tulloh  Great Britain 14:17.30
5 Miroslav Jurek  Czechoslovakia 14:31.53
6 Eugène Allonsius  Belgium 14:37.20
7 Bob Soth  United States 14:40.85
8 Miklós Szabó  Hungary 14:51.99
9 Andrei Barabaș  Romania 15:11.2
10 Muharrem Dalkılıç  Turkey 15:13.6
11 Jean Aniset  Luxembourg 15:17.0
12 Mubarak Shah  Pakistan 15:43.0
13 George De Peana  Guyana 15:54.2

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Murray Halberg  New Zealand 13:43.76
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hans Grodotzki  United Team of Germany 13:45.01
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kazimierz Zimny  Poland 13:45.09
4 Friedrich Janke  United Team of Germany 13:47.14
5 Dave Power  Australia 13:52.38
6 Nyandika Maiyoro  Kenya 13:53.25
7 Michel Bernard  France 14:04.68
8 Horst Flosbach  United Team of Germany 14:07.03
9 Aleksandr Artynyuk  Soviet Union 14:08.45
10 Sándor Iharos  Hungary 14:11.91
11 Albie Thomas  Australia 14:20.88
12 Luigi Conti  Italy 14:34.45

Key: DNF = did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1960 Rome Games: Men's 5000 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.