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Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

The Men's 5000 metres at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany took place on 7 and 10 September 1972.[1]

Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 10
Competitors 61 from 35 nations
Winning time 13:26.4
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lasse Virén
 Finland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mohamed Gammoudi
 Tunisia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ian Stewart
 Great Britain
← 1968
1976 →

Steve Prefontaine[2] took the lead in the final during the last mile and ended the slow pace of the first two miles. In second place at the start of the bell lap, he fell back to third with 200 meters to go. Lasse Virén took the lead in the final turn over silver medalist Mohammed Gammoudi. Prefontaine ran out of gas with 30 meters to go as Britain's hard-charging Ian Stewart caught him from behind and moved into third place within ten meters of the finish, depriving Prefontaine of an Olympic bronze medal.[3][4]

Virén also won the 10,000 metres a week earlier, and successfully defended both titles in 1976.

Contents

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification rule: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Emiel Puttemans   Belgium 13:31.8 Q
2 2 Steve Prefontaine   United States 13:32.6 Q
3 4 Juha Väätäinen   Finland 13:32.8 Q
4 4 Ian Stewart   Great Britain 13:33.0 Q
5 2 Harald Norpoth   West Germany 13:33.4 Q
6 4 Mariano Haro   Spain 13:35.4 Q
7 2 Javier Álvarez   Spain 13:36.6 Q
8 3 Ian McCafferty   Great Britain 13:38.2 Q
9 3 Frank Eisenberg   East Germany 13:38.4 Q
9 5 Lasse Virén   Finland 13:38.4 Q
9 5 Nikola Sviridov   Soviet Union 13:38.4 Q
12 3 Per Halle   Norway 13:38.6 Q
13 5 Josef Jánský   Czechoslovakia 13:39.8
14 3 Dušan Moravčík   Czechoslovakia 13:40.4
15 5 George Young   United States 13:41.2
16 3 Paul Mose   Kenya 13:41.4
17 3 Tapio Kantanen   Finland 13:42.0
18 3 Tony Benson   Australia 13:42.8
19 5 Edmundo Warnke   Chile 13:43.6
20 2 Grant McLaren   Canada 13:43.8
21 5 Bob Finlay   Canada 13:44.0
22 5 Keisuke Sawaki   Japan 13:44.8
23 3 Boualem Rahoui   Algeria 13:45.0
24 2 Pedro Miranda   Mexico 13:45.2
25 4 Tolossa Kotu   Ethiopia 13:46.2
26 5 Bronisław Malinowski   Poland 13:48.2
27 1 Mohamed Gammoudi   Tunisia 13:49.8 Q
28 1 David Bedford   Great Britain 13:49.8 Q
29 3 Tekle Fitinsa   Ethiopia 13:50.4
30 4 Willy Polleunis   Belgium 13:52.6
31 3 Richard Tayler   New Zealand 13:56.2
32 1 Ben Jipcho   Kenya 13:56.8
33 1 Anders Gärderud   Sweden 13:57.2
34 4 Nikolay Puklakov   Soviet Union 13:57.6
35 1 Michael Keogh   Ireland 13:57.8
36 1 René Goris   Belgium 13:57.8
37 4 Mario Pérez   Mexico 13:58.2
38 3 Edward Sequeira   India 14:01.4
39 1 Arne Roald Risa   Norway 14:01.6
40 5 Jürgen May   West Germany 14:06.6
41 4 Leonard Hilton   United States 14:07.2
42 2 Vladimir Afonin   Soviet Union 14:08.6
43 5 Gavin Thorley   New Zealand 14:11.6
44 1 Takaharu Koyama   Japan 14:12.6
45 4 Wolfgang Riesinger   West Germany 14:15.2
46 4 Knut Børø   Norway 14:15.8
47 4 Jørn Lauenbourg   Denmark 14:18.8
48 5 Hikmet Şen   Turkey 14:26.0
49 1 Carlos Alberto Lopes   Portugal 14:29.6
50 2 Raymond Zembri   France 14:34.4
51 3 John Hartnett   Ireland 14:34.6
52 2 Dick Quax   New Zealand 14:35.2
53 4 Evans Mogaka   Kenya 14:37.2
54 4 Ngwila Musonda   Zambia 14:37.4
55 2 Gert Kærlin   Denmark 14:39.2
56 5 Fritz Rüegsegger   Switzerland 14:54.4
57 1 Nji Esau Ade   Cameroon 15:19.6
58 5 Usaia Sotutu   Fiji 15:24.2
59 1 Pehind Carappan Suppiah   Singapore 15:36.6
60 3 Abdullah Al-Mabrouk   Saudi Arabia 15:51.0
61 2 Carlos Cuque   Guatemala 15:53.4
62 1 Jadour Haddou   Morocco DNS
62 1 Siatka Badji   Senegal DNS
62 1 Dane Korica   Yugoslavia DNS
62 2 Mikhail Jelev   Bulgaria DNS
62 2 Ánge Pérez Jaime   Costa Rica DNS
62 2 Kerry O'Brian   Australia DNS
62 3 Jos Hermens   Netherlands DNS
62 4 Ardelham Khamis   Egypt DNS
62 5 Merus Yifter   Ethiopia DNS
62 5 Crispín Quispe   Bolivia DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time
  Lasse Virén   Finland 13:26.4
  Mohamed Gammoudi   Tunisia 13:27.4
  Ian Stewart   Great Britain 13:27.6
4 Steve Prefontaine   United States 13:28.4
5 Emiel Puttemans   Belgium 13:30.8
6 Harald Norpoth   West Germany 13:32.6
7 Per Halle   Norway 13:34.4
8 Nikola Sviridov   Soviet Union 13:39.4
9 Frank Eisenberg   East Germany 13:40.8
10 Javier Álvarez   Spain 13:41.8
11 Ian McCafferty   Great Britain 13:43.2
12 David Bedford   Great Britain 13:43.2
13 Juha Väätäinen   Finland 13:53.8
14 Mariano Haro   Spain DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1972 Munich Games: Men's 5000 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Newnham, Blaine (September 10, 1972). "It's Pre versus the Europeans". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 1C. 
  3. ^ Newnham, Blaine (September 11, 1972). "Pre's warning for 1976: 'He'd better watch out'". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 1B. 
  4. ^ Newnham, Blaine (June 1, 1975). "Only first". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 1B. 

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