Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

The men's marathon was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The distance used was 40.2 kilometres, nearly 2 full kilometres shorter than that used in 1908 and since 1924. The competition was held on Sunday, July 14, 1912.

Men's marathon
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Athletics men's marathon - Kenneth McArthur2.JPG
Ken McArthur winning the race.
VenueStockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
DatesJuly 14
Competitors68 from 19 nations
Winning time2:36:54.8
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ken McArthur  South Africa
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christian Gitsham  South Africa
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gaston Strobino  United States
← 1908
1920 →
The turningpoint of the marathon.
The start
The runners leaving the stadium.
Ken McArthur at the entrance of the stadium.
Christian Gitsham finishing in second place.
Gaston Strobino finishing in third place.
Sigfrid Jacobsson finishing in sixth place.

Sixty-eight runners from 19 nations competed.

With conditions described as "very hot", only half of the competitors finished.[1]

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in hours) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2:40:35   Thure Johansson Stockholm (SWE) August 31, 1909
Olympic Record 2:55:18.4   Johnny Hayes London (GBR) July 24, 1908

The distance was nearly two kilometres shorter;[2] nevertheless, Ken McArthur's winning time is registered as an Olympic record.

ResultsEdit

Place Athlete Time Notes
1   Ken McArthur (RSA) 2:36:54.8 OR
2   Christian Gitsham (RSA) 2:37:52.0
3   Gaston Strobino (USA) 2:38:42.4
4   Andrew Sockalexis (USA) 2:42:07.9
5   James Duffy (CAN) 2:42:18.8
6   Sigfrid Jacobsson (SWE) 2:43:24.9
7   John Gallagher (USA) 2:44:19.4
8   Joseph Erxleben (USA) 2:45:47.2
9   Richard Piggott (USA) 2:46:40.7
10   Joseph Forshaw (USA) 2:49:49.4
11   Édouard Fabre (CAN) 2:50:36.2
12   Clarence DeMar (USA) 2:50:46.6
13   Renon Boissière (FRA) 2:51:06.6
14   Henry Green (GBR) 2:52:11.4
15   William Forsyth (CAN) 2:52:23.0
16   Lewis Tewanima (USA) 2:52:41.4
17   Harry Smith (USA) 2:52:53.8
18   Thomas Lilley (USA) 2:59:35.4
19   Arthur Townsend (GBR) 3:00:05.0
20   Felix Kwieton (AUT) 3:00:48.0
21   Frederick Lord (GBR) 3:01:39.2
22   Jacob Westberg (SWE) 3:02:05.2
23   Axel Simonsen (NOR) 3:04:59.4
24   Carl Andersson (SWE) 3:06:13.0
25   Edgar Lloyd (GBR) 3:09:25.0
26   Iraklis Sakellaropoulos (GRE) 3:11:37.0
27   Hjalmar Dahlberg (SWE) 3:13:32.2
28   Ivar Lundberg (SWE) 3:16:35.2
29   Johannes Christensen (DEN) 3:21:57.4
30   Olaf Lodal (DEN) 3:21:57.6
31   Ödön Kárpáti (HUN) 3:25:21.6
32   Calle Nilsson (SWE) 3:26:56.4
33   Emmerich Rath (AUT) 3:27:03.8
34   Otto Osen (NOR) 3:36:35.2
35   Elmar Reimann (RUS) Unknown
  Alexis Ahlgren (SWE) DNF
  Henry Barrett (GBR) DNF
  James Beale (GBR) DNF
  Thure Bergvall (SWE) DNF
  James Corkery (CAN) DNF
  Oscar Fonbæk (NOR) DNF
  Septimus Francom (GBR) DNF
  William Grüner (SWE) DNF
  David Guttman (SWE) DNF
  Karl Hack (AUT) DNF
  Bohumil Honzátko (BOH) DNF
  Aarne Kallberg (FIN) DNF
  Shizo Kanaguri (JPN) DNF
  Andrejs Kapmals (RUS) DNF
  Tim Kellaway (GBR) DNF
  Tatu Kolehmainen (FIN) DNF
  Andrejs Krūkliņš (RUS) DNF
  Francisco Lázaro (POR) DNF Died of Electrolyte imbalance
  Ivan Lönnberg (SWE) DNF
  Louis Pauteux (FRA) DNF
  Vladimír Penc (BOH) DNF
  Stuart Poulter (ANZ) DNF
  Nikolajs Rasso (RUS) DNF
  John Reynolds (USA) DNF
  Henrik Ripszám (HUN) DNF
  Francesco Ruggero (ITA) DNF
  Michael J. Ryan (USA) DNF
  František Slavík (BOH) DNF
  Carlo Speroni (ITA) DNF
  Arthur St. Norman (RSA) DNF
  Dragutin Tomašević (SRB) DNF
  Gustaf Törnros (SWE) DNF
  Aleksandrs Upmals (RUS) DNF
  Ben Allel (FRA) DNS
  Jean Capelle (FRA) DNS
  Mathias de Carvalho (POR) DNS
  Nino Cazzaniga (ITA) DNS
  Orlando Cesaroni (ITA) DNS
  Nikolay Khorkov (RUS) DNS
  Paul Coulond (FRA) DNS
  Charles Davenport (GBR) DNS
  George Day (GBR) DNS
  Alex Decoteau (CAN) DNS
  Ahmed Djebelia (FRA) DNS
  George Goulding (CAN) DNS
  Gaston Heuet (FRA) DNS
  Joseph Keeper (CAN) DNS
  Alexandre Kracheninin (RUS) DNS
  Jean Lespielle (FRA) DNS
  Henry Lewis (GBR) DNS
  Henry Lorgnat (FRA) DNS
  Edmond Neyrinck (FRA) DNS
  Mikhail Nikolsky (RUS) DNS
  Alfred Nilsen (NOR) DNS
  Ole Olsen (NOR) DNS
  Jacob Pedersen (NOR) DNS
  Samuel Raynes (GBR) DNS
  Leonard Richardson (RSA) DNS
  Joseph Zaitsev (RUS) DNS
  Alphonso Sanchez (CHI) DNS
  John Tait (CAN) DNS
  Živko Nastić (SRB) DNS
  René Wilde (RUS) DNS

ReferencesEdit

Specific
  1. ^ USA Track & Field (2004). "2004 USA Olympic Team Trials: Men's Marathon Media Guide Supplement" (pdf). Santa Barbara, California: USA Track & Field. p. 11. Retrieved February 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
General
  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.). (ed.). The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved January 3, 2007.