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Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
VenueOlympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
DatesAugust 4 (heats)
August 7 (final)
Competitors41 from 23 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gunnar Höckert
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lauri Lehtinen
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Henry Jonsson
← 1932
1948 →

The men's 5000 metres event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place August 4 and August 7. The final was won by Finn Gunnar Höckert in Olympic record time.[1]



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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Umberto Cerati  Italy 15:01.0
2 Harry Siefert  Denmark 15:02.8
3 Don Lash  United States 15:04.4
4 Ilmari Salminen  Finland 15:06.6
5 Aubrey Reeve  Great Britain 15:06.8
6 Åke Jansson  Sweden 15:10.0
7 Raymond Lefebvre  France 15:15.4
8 Edmund Stadler  Germany 15:17.0
9 István Simon  Hungary 15:25.0
10 Scotty Rankine  Canada
11 Friedrich Fischer  Austria
12 Ivan Krevs  Yugoslavia 15:40.0
13 Mohamed Ahmed Abu Sobea  Egypt
14 Gottfried Utiger  Switzerland
15 Raunaq Singh Gill  India

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gunnar Höckert  Finland 15:10.2
2 Frank Close  Great Britain 15:10.6
3 Józef Noji  Poland 15:11.2
4 Bror Hellström  Sweden 15:12.0
5 Rolf Hansen  Norway 15:12.6
6 René Lécuron  France 15:14.2
7 Henry Nielsen  Denmark 15:25.0
8 Karl-Heinz Becker  Germany 15:27.0
9 Tom Deckard  United States
10 János Kelen  Hungary 15:35.0
11 Hideo Tanaka  Japan
12 Oscar Van Rumst  Belgium
13 Valentín González  Mexico

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Henry Jonsson  Sweden 14:54.0
2 Kohei Murakoso  Japan 14:56.6
3 Peter Ward  Great Britain 14:59.0
4 Lauri Lehtinen  Finland 15:00.0
5 Louis Zamperini  United States 15:02.2
6 Salvatore Mastroieni  Italy 15:02.2
7 Roger Rochard  France 15:12.2
8 Cecil Matthews  New Zealand
9 Jenő Szilágyi  Hungary 15:20.6
10 Max Syring  Germany
11 Milton Wallace  Canada
12 Hernando Navarrete  Colombia
13 Michel Medinger Sr.  Luxembourg


Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gunnar Höckert  Finland 14:22.2 OR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lauri Lehtinen  Finland 14:25.8
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Henry Jonsson  Sweden 14:29.0
4 Kohei Murakoso  Japan 14:30.0
5 Józef Noji  Poland 14:33.4
6 Ilmari Salminen  Finland 14:39.8
7 Umberto Cerati  Italy 14:44.4
8 Louis Zamperini  United States 14:46.8
9 Rolf Hansen  Norway 14:48.0
10 Harry Siefert  Denmark 14:48.4
11 Peter Ward  Great Britain 14:57.2
12 Frank Close  Great Britain
13 Don Lash  United States
14 Bror Hellström  Sweden
Aubrey Reeve  Great Britain DNF

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


  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Games: Men's 5000 metres". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
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