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Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's 5,000 metres Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Date Started: July 31, 1948
Date Finished: July 31, 1948
Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: BEL Gaston Reiff
Silver: TCH Emil Zátopek
Bronze: NED Wim Slijkhuis

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H)
1 Evert Nyberg 23 Sweden SWE 14:58.2 QU
2 Väinö Koskela 27 Finland FIN 14:58.3 QU
3 Curt Stone 25 United States USA 14:58.6 QU
4 Marcel Vandewattyne 24 Belgium BEL 15:14.0 QU
5 Jacques Vernier 25 France FRA 15:29.8
6 Harry Nelson 25 New Zealand NZL 15:34.4
7 Jef Lataster 25 Netherlands NED 15:39,0
8 Jack Braughton 27 Great Britain GBR
9 Cliff Salmond Canada CAN 16:05,0
10 Manny Ramjohn 31 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
AC Aage Poulsen 29 Denmark DEN DNF
AC John Joe Barry 22 Ireland IRL DNF

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A 1/10) ATM
1 Erik Ahldén 24 Sweden SWE 14:34.2 14:34.9 QU
2 Emil Zátopek 25 Czechoslovakia TCH 14:34.4 at 0.04 QU
3 Väinö Mäkelä 26 Finland FIN 14:45.8 QU
4 Martin Stokken 25 Norway NOR 15:04.4 QU
5 Maurice Pouzieux 27 France FRA 15:09.8
6 Gregorio Rojo 28 Spain ESP 15:19.0
7 Bill Lucas 31 Great Britain GBR
8 Luo Wenao China CHN
9 Vasilios Mavrapostolos 32 Greece GRE
10 Sim Bok-Seok South Korea KOR
AC Mustafa Özcan Turkey TUR DNF
AC Clarence Robison 25 United States USA DNF

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) ATM T(A 1/10)
1 Wim Slijkhuis 25 Netherlands NED 15:06.8 15:06.8 QU
2 Gaston Reiff 27 Belgium BEL 15:07.0 at 0.66 QU
3 Bertil Albertsson 26 Sweden SWE 15:07.8 at 1.16 QU
4 Helge Perälä 33 Finland FIN 15:07.8 at 1.21 QU
5 Jerry Thompson 24 United States USA 15:08.4 at 1.90
6 Alain Mimoun 27 France FRA 15:11.2
7 Alec Olney 26 Great Britain GBR
8 Martín Alarcón Mexico MEX
9 Ernst Günther Switzerland SUI