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5000 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists

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The gold, silver, and bronze medal winners in the men’s 5000 meters from the Summer Olympic games.

  • 1912
    GOLD Hannes Kolehmainen, FIN 14:36.6
    SILVER Jean Bouin, FRA 14:36.7
    BRONZE George Hutson, GBR 15:07.6

  • 1920
    GOLD Joseph Guillemot, FRA 14:55.6
    SILVER Paavo Nurmi, FIN 15:00.0
    BRONZE Erik Backman, SWE 15:13.0

  • 1924
    GOLD Paavo Nurmi, FIN 14:31.2
    SILVER Ville Ritola, FIN 14:31.4
    BRONZE Edvin Wide, SWE 15:01.8

  • 1928
    GOLD Ville Ritola, FIN 14:38.0
    SILVER Paavo Nurmi, FIN 14:40.0
    BRONZE Edvin Wide, SWE 14:41.2

  • 1932
    GOLD Lauri Lehtinen, FIN 14:29.9
    SILVER Ralph Hill, USA 14:30.0
    BRONZE Lauri Virtanen, FIN 14:4

  • 1936
    GOLD Gunnar Höckert, FIN 14:22.2
    SILVER Lauri Lehtinen, FIN 14:25.8
    BRONZE Henry Jonsson, SWE 14:29.0

  • 1948
    GOLD Gaston Reiff, BEL 14:17.6
    SILVER Emil Zátopek, CZE 14:17.8
    BRONZE Willem Slijkhuis, NED 14:26.8

  • 1952
    GOLD Emil Zátopek, CZE 14:06.72
    SILVER Alain Mimoun, FRA 14:07.58
    BRONZE Herbert Schade, GER 14:08.80

  • 1956
    GOLD Vladimir Kuts, URS 13:39.86
    SILVER Gordon Pirie, GBR 13:50.78
    BRONZE Dered Ibbotson, GBR 13:54.00

  • 1960
    GOLD Murray Halberg, NZL 13:43.76
    SILVER Hans Grodotzki, GER 13:45.01
    BRONZE Kazimierz Zimny, POL 13:45.09

  • 1964
    GOLD Bob Schul, USA 13:48.8
    SILVER Harald Norpoth, GER 13:49.6
    BRONZE Bill Dellinger, USA 13:49.8

  • 1968
    GOLD Mohamed Gammoudi, TUN 14:05.01
    SILVER Kip Keino, KEN 14:05.16
    BRONZE Naftali Temu, KEN 14:06.41

  • 1972
    GOLD Lasse Viren, FIN 13:26.42
    SILVER Mohamed Gammoudi, TUN 13:27.33
    BRONZE Ian Stewart, GBR 13:27.61

  • 1976
    GOLD Lasse Viren, FIN 13:24.76
    SILVER Dick Quax, NZL 13:25.16
    BRONZE Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand, FRG 13:25.38

  • 1980
    GOLD Miruts Yifter, ETH 13:20.91
    SILVER Suleiman Nyambui, TAN 13:21.60
    BRONZE Kaarlo Maaninka, FIN 13:22.00

  • 1984
    GOLD Saïd Aouita, MAR 13:05.59
    SILVER Markus Ryffel, SUI 13:07.54
    BRONZE Antόnio Leitão, POR 13:09.20

  • 1988
    GOLD John Ngugi, KEN 13:11.70
    SILVER Dieter Baumann, FRG 13:15.52
    BRONZE Hansjörg Kunze, GDR 13:15.73

  • 1992
    GOLD Dieter Baumann, FRG 13:12.52
    SILVER Paul Bitok, KEN 13:12.71
    BRONZE Fita Bayissa, ETH 13:13.03

  • 1996
    GOLD Vénuste Niyongabo, BDI 13:07.96
    SILVER Paul Bitok, KEN 13:08.16
    BRONZE Khalid Boulami, MAR 13:08.37

  • 2000
    GOLD Million Wolde, ETH 13:35.49
    SILVER Ali Saïdi Sief, ALG 13:36.20
    BRONZE Brahim Lahlafi, MAR 13:36.47

  • 2004
    GOLD Hicham El Guerrouj, MAR 13:14.39
    SILVER Kenenisa Bekele, ETH 13:14.59
    BRONZE Eliud Kipchoge, KEN 13:15.10

  • 2008
    GOLD Kenenisa Bekele, ETH 12:57.82
    SILVER Eliud Kipchoge, KEN 13:02.80
    BRONZE Edwin Soi, KEN 13:06.22

  • 2012
    GOLD Mo Farah, GBR, 13:41.66
    SILVER Dejen Gebremeskel, ETH, 13:41.98
    BRONZE Thomas Longosiwa, KEN, 13:42.36


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