Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

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
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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.

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.

Sixty-eight runners from 19 nations competed.

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

Records[]

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

World Record 2:40:35 Sweden Thure Johansson Stockholm (SWE) August 31, 1909
Olympic Record 2:55:18.4 United States 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.

Results[]

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 Vastić (SRB) DNS
 René Wilde (RUS) DNS

References[]

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 2012-10-05.
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