|Men's 10,000 metres|
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
|Dates||July 20 (final)|
| Athletics at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
The men's 10,000 metres event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place July 20. The final was won by Emil Zátopek of Czechoslovakia.
|Aleksandr Anufriyev||Soviet Union||29:48.2|
|5||Frank Sando||Great Britain||29:51.8|
|7||Gordon Pirie||Great Britain||30:04.2|
|8||Fred Norris||Great Britain||30:09.8|
|9||Ivan Pozhidayev||Soviet Union||30:13.4|
|11||Nikifor Popov||Soviet Union||30:24.2|
|17||Ould Lamine Abdallah||France||30:53.0|
|20||Curt Stone||United States||31:02.6|
|21||Fred Wilt||United States||31:04.0|
|25||Ahmed Ben Labidi||France||31:52.2|
|28||Bill Keith||South Africa||32:32.4|
|32||Trần Văn Lý||Vietnam||37:33.0|
Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record
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