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 →
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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

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

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 Székeres  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 Barabaş  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

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