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Cross-Country, Individual, Men

Date23 August 1920 — 15:15
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Antwerpen
Participants47 from 12 countries
Formatcirca 8,000 metres.

The cross-country race was to take place over 10 kilometres but the event organizers set up a course of only about 8 kilometres. Paavo Nurmi and Eric Backman of Sweden pulled away early, with Nurmi winning in the sprint. Joseph Guillemot, who had battled Nurmi in the 5 and 10K, sprained his ankle with three kilometres remaining and had to abandon the race.

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1275Paavo NurmiFIN27:15.0Gold
2567Eric BackmanSWE27:17.6Silver
3271Heikki LiimatainenFIN27:37.0Bronze
4426James WilsonGBR27:45.2
5396Anton HegartyGBR27:57.0
6265Teodor KoskenniemiFIN27:57.2
755Julien Van CampenhoutBEL28:00.0
8336Gaston HeuetFRA28:10.0
9166Pat FlynnUSA28:12.0
10611Gustaf MattssonSWE28:16.0
11575Hilding EkmanSWE28:17.0
12413Alfred NicholsGBR28:20.0
13609Verner MagnussonSWE
14290Ilmari VesamaaFIN
15164Fred FallerUSA
16136Max BöhlandUSA
17347Gustave LauvauxFRA
18282Eino RastasFIN
19424Christopher VoseGBR
2088Albert AndersenDEN
21368Joseph ServellaFRA
22391Walter FreemanGBR
23272Hannes MiettinenFIN
24583Lars HedwallSWE
25115Julio DomínguezESP
26386Larry CumminsGBR
27108Henrik SørensenDEN
2897Jón JónssonDEN
2985Tommy TownCAN
30563Knut AlmSWE
31304Edmond BrossardFRA
32302Edmond BimontFRA
3353Henri SmetsBEL
34254Lewis WatsonUSA
3592Julius EbertDEN
3646Aimé ProotBEL
3766François VynckeBEL
38432Alexandros KranisGRE
39439Panagiotis RetelasGRE
40148Bob CrawfordUSA
4154Pierre TrullemansBEL
4247Antoine RivezBEL
AC546Even VengshoelNORDNF
AC329Joseph GuillemotFRADNF
AC99Artur NielsenDENDNF
AC560Len RichardsonRSADNF
AC217Amisoli PatasoniUSADNF
DNS123Juan MuguerzaESP
DNS126Diodoro PonsESP
DNSLauritz DamDEN
DNS439Peter TrivoulidisGRE
DNS438Iraklis SakellaropoulosGRE
DNS498Carlo SperoniITA
DNS484Constantino LussanaITA
DNSAntenore NegriITA
DNS461Ernesto AmbrosiniITA
DNS636Augusto MaccarioITA
DNS486Carlo MartinenghiITA
DNS508Phadeppa ChauguleIND
DNSH. D. KaikadiIND
DNS554Chris GitshamRSA
DNS635Oscar GarinSUI