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Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 3, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936

Gold: FIN Volmari Iso-Hollo
Silver: FIN Kalle Tuominen
Bronze: GER Alfred Dompert


The defending champion, [Volmari Iso-Hollo], was back and was favored. In 1933 he had bettered the world best with a time of 9:09.4 in a Finnish meet. But at the 1936 US Olympic Trials, [Harold Manning] had run 9:08.2 and was expected to challenge. Iso-Hollo took the lead at the end of the first lap and built up a big lead. This was gradually eroded slightly but he won by over 20 metres. Manning was in second place for much of the race but could not maintain the pace and fell out of the medals on the last lap.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Volmari Iso-Hollo 29 Finland FIN Gold WR
2 Kalle Tuominen 28 Finland FIN Silver
3 Alfred Dompert 21 Germany GER Bronze
4 Martti Matilainen 28 Finland FIN
5 Harold Manning 27 United States USA
6 Lars Larsson 25 Sweden SWE
7 Voldemārs Vītols 25 Latvia LAT
8 Glen Dawson 30 United States USA
9 Willi Heyn 25 Germany GER
10 Joe McCluskey 25 United States USA
11 Roger Rérolle 27 France FRA
AC Harry Holmqvist 28 Sweden SWE
5 h1 r1/2 Tom Evenson 26 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r1/2 Jenő Szilágyi 25 Hungary HUN
5 h3 r1/2 James Ginty 28 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r1/2 Harry Ekman 27 Sweden SWE
6 h2 r1/2 Oscar Van Rumst 26 Belgium BEL
6 h3 r1/2 Hideo Tanaka 26 Japan JPN
7 h1 r1/2 Bedřich Hošek 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 h2 r1/2 René Desroches 30 France FRA
7 h3 r1/2 Bruno Betti 25 Italy ITA
8 h1 r1/2 Giuseppe Lippi 32 Italy ITA
8 h2 r1/2 Václav Hošek 26 Czechoslovakia TCH
8 h3 r1/2 Josef Hušek 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
9 h1 r1/2 Roger Cuzol 19 France FRA
9 h2 r1/2 Tetsuo Imai 24 Japan JPN
9 h3 r1/2 Ladislaus Simacek 22 Austria AUT
AC h3 r1/2 Hans Raff 25 Germany GER