Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
DatesJuly 22 (heats)
July 24 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Emil Zátopek
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
Silver medal icon.svg Alain Mimoun
Flag of France.svg  France
Bronze medal icon.svg Herbert Schade
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
  1948
1956  
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The men's 5000 metres event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place July 22 and July 24. The final was won by Emil Zátopek of Czechoslovakia. [1]

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Results

Heats

The first round was on July 22. The fastest five runners from each heat qualified for the final.

Heat 1

RankNameNationalityTime (hand)Notes
1 Alain Mimoun Flag of France.svg  France 14:19.0Q
2 Ilmari Taipale Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 14:22.8Q
3 Gaston Reiff Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 14:23.8Q
4 Åke Andersson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 14:25.0Q
5 Gordon Pirie Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 14:26.2Q
6 Nikifor Popov Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 14:28.5
7 Charlie Capozzoli US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 14:39.0
8 August Sutter Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 14:45.2
9 Øistein Saksvik Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 14:55.4
10 John Landy Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 14:56.4
11 Helmuth Perz Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 14:57.2
12 Osamu Inoue Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 14:59.0
13 Stevan Pavlović Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia 14:59.2
14 József Kovács Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary 17:09.2

Heat 2

RankNameNationalityTime (hand)Notes
1 Herbert Schade Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 14:15.4Q
2 Alan Parker Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 14:18.2Q
3 Ernő Béres Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary 14:19.6Q
4 Lucien Theys Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 14:22.2Q
5 Eero Tuomaala Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 14:26.8Q
6 Ivan Semyonov Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 14:28.0
7 Alojzy Graj Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 14:30.0
8 Osman Coşgül Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 14:36.2
9 Bertil Karlsson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 14:45.8
10 Pierre Page Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 14:57.0
11 Ali Baghbanbashi State Flag of Iran (1933-1964).svg  Iran 15:03.0
12 Ben Ahmed Abdelkrim Flag of France.svg  France 15:10.2
13 Wes Santee US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 15:10.4
14 Zdravko Ceraj Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia 15:17.8
Rich Ferguson Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada DNF

Heat 3

RankNameNationalityTime (hand)Notes
1 Aleksandr Anufriyev Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 14:23.6Q
2 Bertil Albertsson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 14:26.0Q
3 Emil Zátopek Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia 14:26.0Q
4 Les Perry Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 14:27.0Q
5 Christopher Chataway Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 14:27.8Q
6 Ib Planck Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 14:31.6
7 Martin Stokken Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 14:39.0
8 Curt Stone US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 14:42.8
9 Jean Schlegel Flag of France.svg  France 14:45.6
10 Kurt Rötzer Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 14:49.4
11 Väinö Koskela Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 14:50.8
12 Velimir Ilić Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia 14:51.6
13 Paul Frieden Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 15:23.2
14 Kristján Jóhannsson Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 15:23.8
15 Alphonse Vandenrydt Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 15:51.2
George Hoskins Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand DNF

Final

RankNameNationalityTime (hand)Notes
Gold medal icon.svg Emil Zátopek Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia 14:06.6 OR
Silver medal icon.svg Alain Mimoun Flag of France.svg  France 14:07.4
Bronze medal icon.svg Herbert Schade Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 14:08.6
4 Gordon Pirie Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 14:18.0
5 Chris Chataway Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 14:18.0
6 Les Perry Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 14:23.6
7 Ernő Béres Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary 14:24.8
8 Åke Andersson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 14:26.0
9 Bertil Albertsson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 14:27.8
10 Aleksandr Anufriyev Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 14:31.4
11 Alan Parker Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 14:37.0
12 Ilmari Taipale Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 14:40.0
13 Eero Tuomaala Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 14:54.2
14 Lucien Theys Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 14:59.0
Gaston Reiff Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

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References

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