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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 5,000 metres Final

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 28, 1956
Date Finished: November 28, 1956

Gold: URS Volodymyr Kuts
Silver: GBR Gordon Pirie
Bronze: GBR Derek Ibbotson

Final

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Volodymyr Kuts 29 Soviet Union URS 13:39.6 13:39.86 OR
2 Gordon Pirie 25 Great Britain GBR 13:50.6 13:50.78
3 Derek Ibbotson 24 Great Britain GBR 13:54.4 13:54.60
4 Miklós Szabó 27 Hungary HUN 14:03.4 14:03.38
5 Albie Thomas 21 Australia AUS 14:04.6 14:05.03
6 László Tábori 25 Hungary HUN 14:09.8 14:09.99
7 Nyandika Maiyoro Kenya KEN 14:19.0 14:18.99
8 Thyge Thøgersen 30 Denmark DEN 14:21.0 14:21.81
9 Pyotr Bolotnikov 26 Soviet Union URS 14:22.4 14:22.63
10 Ivan Cherniavskiy 26 Soviet Union URS 14:22.4 14:22.67
11 Chris Chataway 25 Great Britain GBR 14:28.8 14:28.63
12 Herbert Schade 34 Germany GER 14:31.8 14:31.90
AC Bill Dellinger 22 United States USA DNF
AC Veliša Mugoša 25 Yugoslavia YUG DNF