|Men's 5000 metres|
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
|Dates||July 22 (heats)|
July 24 (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 5000 metres event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place July 22 and July 24. The final was won by Emil Zátopek of Czechoslovakia.
The first round was on July 22. The fastest five runners from each heat qualified for the final.
|5||Gordon Pirie||Great Britain||14:26.2||Q|
|6||Nikifor Popov||Soviet Union||14:28.5|
|7||Charlie Capozzoli||United States||14:39.0|
|2||Alan Parker||Great Britain||14:18.2||Q|
|6||Ivan Semyonov||Soviet Union||14:28.0|
|12||Ben Ahmed Abdelkrim||France||15:10.2|
|13||Wes Santee||United States||15:10.4|
|1||Aleksandr Anufriyev||Soviet Union||14:23.6||Q|
|5||Christopher Chataway||Great Britain||14:27.8||Q|
|8||Curt Stone||United States||14:42.8|
|George Hoskins||New Zealand||DNF|
|4||Gordon Pirie||Great Britain||14:18.0|
|5||Chris Chataway||Great Britain||14:18.0|
|10||Aleksandr Anufriyev||Soviet Union||14:31.4|
|11||Alan Parker||Great Britain||14:37.0|
Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record
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