Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 3500 metres walk
The men's 3500 metre walk race was held for the only time at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 14, 1908. It was held in two rounds. There were three heats in the first round, with the top three in each heat advancing to the final. 25 racewalkers from eight nations competed. NOCs could enter up to 12 athletes.
|Men's 3500 metres walk|
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||25 from 8 nations|
Larner led the entire race.
|1||George Larner||Great Britain||15:32.0|
|3||William Palmer||Great Britain||16:33.0|
|5||Sydney Sarel||Great Britain||17:06.0|
|—||Bill Brown||Great Britain||Disqualified|
|—||Alfred Yeoumans||Great Britain||Disqualified|
Webb had little competition, leading from the start and winning by nearly 2 minutes.
|1||Ernest Webb||Great Britain||15:17.2|
|—||Richard Quinn||Great Britain||Disqualified|
|John J. Reid||Great Britain||Disqualified|
As in the other two heats, the winner led from the beginning. Unlike in the others, however, this race became close as Harrison made a late attempt to pass Goulding. Goulding finished strongly to fend off Harrison, winning by 10 seconds.
|2||Ralph Harrison||Great Britain||16:04.4|
|4||Ernest Larner||Great Britain||16:10.0|
|5||John Butler||Great Britain||16:17.0|
Webb, Goulding, and Harrison were the early leaders. Harrison was disqualified shortly after Larner passed him. By the end of the first mile, the top four spots had solidified into the final positions. Larner had passed the field, bumping Webb to second place, while Kerr had managed to overtake Goulding.
|1||George Larner||Great Britain||14:55.0|
|2||Ernest Webb||Great Britain||15:07.4|
|—||William Palmer||Great Britain||Did not finish|
|Ralph Harrison||Great Britain||Disqualified|
- "Athletics at the 1908 London Summer Games: Men's 3,500 metres Walk". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- Official report, p. 32.
- Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 31 March 2006. Available electronically at .