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Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Round One

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Francisco Márquez Olympic Swimming Pool, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 25, 1968
Date Finished: October 25, 1968
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Gold: USA Mike Burton
Silver: USA John Kinsella
Bronze: AUS Greg Brough

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Mike Burton 21 United States USA 17:27.2 QU
2 Ralph Hutton 20 Canada CAN 17:35.9 QU
3 Hans Faßnacht 17 West Germany FRG 17:40.2
4 Julio Arango 18 Colombia COL 17:53.9
5 Vladimir Bure 17 Soviet Union URS 18:14.7

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 John Nelson 20 United States USA 17:36.0 QU
2 Juan Alanís 22 Mexico MEX 17:37.4 QU
3 Karl-Rüdiger Mann 18 East Germany GDR 17:37.6
4 Antonio Corell 18 Spain ESP 18:12.7

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Greg Brough 17 Australia AUS 17:17.1 QU
2 John Kinsella 16 United States USA 17:22.7 QU
3 Gunnar Larsson 17 Sweden SWE 17:57.0
4 Jorge Urreta 18 Mexico MEX 17:57.5
5 Władysław Wojtakajtis 19 Poland POL 18:32.4
6 Jacques Henrard 18 Belgium BEL 18:38.2

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Graham White 17 Australia AUS 17:10.1 QU
2 Guillermo Echevarría 20 Mexico MEX 17:11.0 QU
3 Katsuji Ito 22 Japan JPN 17:50.2
4 Jean-François Ravelinghien 21 France FRA 18:11.9
5 Jorge González 19 Puerto Rico PUR 19:06.0
6 Rubén Guerrero 13 El Salvador ESA 19:36.4