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Not held in other editions
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3 miles, Team, Men

Date14 – 15 July 1908
StatusOlympic
LocationWhite City Stadium, London
Participants28 from 6 countries
FormatFive men ran for each team with three to count. Scoring decided on a point-for-place system.

Great Britain was the only team to finish three runners in the first heat and in the second heat, the United States and France eliminated Sweden. In the final, the British runners filled the first three places to give them the victory with the minimum score of 6 points (1+2+3). The British runners took turns in the lead in the final. Joe Deakin pulled away on the final lap to win the race individually. His time was officially given as 14:39.6, with a margin of 1.4 seconds, but descriptions of the race actually mention that he finished 30 yards in front of Arthur Robertson, so the margin was likely much larger. France’s Jean Bouin did not finish the final after getting drunk the night before to celebrate his victory in the heats of this event.

PosNrTeamNOCR1Final
1Great BritainGBR6 (1 h1)6 (1)Gold
Joe DeakinArthur RobertsonWilliam CoalesHarold WilsonNorman Hallows
2United StatesUSA10 (1 h2)19 (2)Silver
John EiseleGeorge BonhagHerb TrubeGayle DullHarvey Cohn
3FranceFRA15 (2 h2)32 (3)Bronze
Louis Bonniot de FleuracJoseph DréherPaul LizandierJean BouinAlexandre Fayollat
3 h2 r1/2SwedenSWE21 (3 h2)
John SvanbergGeorg PetersonEdward DahlAxel WiegandtSeth Landqvist
ACItalyITA– (AC h1)DNF
Pericle PaglianiMassimo CartasegnaEmilio GiovanoliDorando PietriEmilio Lunghi
ACNetherlandsNED– (AC h1)DNF
Arie VosbergenWillem WakkerWilhelmus Braams

Round One (14 July 1908 — 15:55)

Top two in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosNrTeamNOCPointsTime
1Great BritainGBR6Q
Harold Wilson115:05.6
Arthur Robertson215:05.6
William Coales315:05.6
Joe Deakin415:05.6
Norman HallowsDNFnon-scoringnon-scoring
ACItalyITADNF
Pericle Pagliani515:22.6
Massimo Cartasegna616:26.0
Emilio GiovanoliDNF
Dorando PietriDNF
Emilio LunghiDNF
ACNetherlandsNEDDNF
Arie Vosbergen717:15.8
Willem Wakker817:46.4
Wilhelmus BraamsDNF

Heat Two

PosNrTeamNOCPointsTime
1United StatesUSA10Q
John Eisele214:55.0
Herb Trube314:55.0
George Bonhag514:56.4
Gayle Dull1115:37.4non-scoringnon-scoring
Harvey CohnDNFnon-scoringnon-scoring
2FranceFRA15Q
Jean Bouin114:53.0
Louis Bonniot de Fleurac414:56.0
Joseph Dréher1015:37.2
Alexandre Fayollat1315:52.2non-scoringnon-scoring
Paul Lizandier1415:56.6non-scoringnon-scoring
3SwedenSWE21
John Svanberg614:57.0
Georg Peterson715:14.4
Edward Dahl815:21.0
Axel Wiegandt915:33.0non-scoringnon-scoring
Seth Landqvist1215:46.4non-scoringnon-scoring

Final (15 July 1908 — 11:30)

PosNrTeamNOCPointsTime
1Great BritainGBR6
Joe Deakin114:39.6
Arthur Robertson214:41.0
William Coales314:41.6
Harold Wilson514:57.0non-scoringnon-scoring
Norman Hallows715:08.0non-scoringnon-scoring
2United StatesUSA19
John Eisele414:41.8
George Bonhag615:05.0
Herb Trube915:11.0
Gayle Dull1015:40.0non-scoringnon-scoring
Harvey Cohn1215:40.2non-scoringnon-scoring
3FranceFRA32
Louis Bonniot de Fleurac815:08.4
Joseph Dréher1115:40.0
Paul Lizandier1316:03.0
Jean BouinDNFnon-scoringnon-scoring