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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 5,000 metres Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 26, 1956
Date Finished: November 26, 1956
Format: Top five in each heat advanced to the final.

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

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Gordon Pirie 25 Great Britain GBR 14:25.6 14:25.69 QU
2 Veliša Mugoša 25 Yugoslavia YUG 14:25.6 14:25.71 QU
3 Bill Dellinger 22 United States USA 14:26.8 14:26.92 QU
4 Pyotr Bolotnikov 26 Soviet Union URS 14:28.0 14:28.17 QU
5 Thyge Thøgersen 30 Denmark DEN 14:29.0 14:29.34 QU
6 Arere Anentia Kenya KEN 14:37.0 14:37.30
7 Rune Åhlund 26 Sweden SWE 15:12.0
AC Kazimierz Zimny 21 Poland POL DNF

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Allan Lawrence 26 Australia AUS 14:14.6 14:14.67 QU
2 Volodymyr Kuts 29 Soviet Union URS 14:15.4 14:15.47 QU
3 László Tábori 25 Hungary HUN 14:18.6 14:18.75 QU
4 Derek Ibbotson 24 Great Britain GBR 14:18.8 14:18.78 QU
5 Herbert Schade 34 Germany GER 14:18.8 14:19.25 QU
6 Ilmari Taipale 28 Finland FIN 14:24.2
7 Curt Stone 34 United States USA 14:52.0
8 Doug Kyle 24 Canada CAN 14:59.0

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Albie Thomas 21 Australia AUS 14:14.2 14:14.41 QU
2 Nyandika Maiyoro Kenya KEN 14:29.4 14:29.59 QU
3 Ivan Cherniavskiy 26 Soviet Union URS 14:32.4 14:32.49 QU
4 Miklós Szabó 27 Hungary HUN 14:32.6 14:32.83 QU
5 Chris Chataway 25 Great Britain GBR 14:32.6 14:32.87 QU
6 Friedrich Janke 25 Germany GER 14:40.6 14:40.89
7 Jerzy Chromik 25 Poland POL 14:51.4