| Event type

3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men

Date3 – 8 August 1936
LocationOlympiastadion, Reichssportfeld, Berlin
Participants28 from 13 countries

The defending champion, Volmari Iso-Hollo, was back and was favored. In 1933 he had bettered the world best with a time of 9:09.4 in a Finnish meet. But at the 1936 US Olympic Trials, Harold Manning had run 9:08.2 and was expected to challenge. Iso-Hollo took the lead at the end of the first lap and built up a big lead. This was gradually eroded slightly but he won by over 20 metres. Manning was in second place for much of the race but could not maintain the pace and fell out of the medals on the last lap.

1167Volmari Iso-HolloFIN9:34.0 (1 h2)9:03.8 (1)GoldWR
2171Kalle TuominenFIN9:40.4 (1 h3)9:06.8 (2)Silver
3841Alfred DompertGER9:27.2 (1 h1)9:07.2 (3)Bronze
4162Martti MatilainenFIN9:28.4 (2 h1)9:09.0 (4)
5758Hal ManningUSA9:34.8 (2 h2)9:11.2 (5)
6585Lars LarssonSWE9:52.4 (4 h3)9:16.6 (6)
7446Voldemārs VītolsLAT9:28.8 (3 h1)9:18.8 (7)
8757Glen DawsonUSA9:29.2 (4 h1)9:21.1 (8)
9842Willi HeynGER9:41.2 (3 h2)9:26.4 (9)
10759Joe McCluskeyUSA9:45.2 (2 h3)9:29.4 (10)
11215Roger RérolleFRA9:50.6 (3 h3)9:40.8 (11)
AC584Harry HolmqvistSWE9:44.4 (4 h2)– (AC)
5 h1 r1/2268Tom EvensonGBR9:41.2 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/2713Jenő SzilágyiHUN9:53.4 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/2269James GintyGBR9:56.6 (5 h3)
6 h1 r1/2583Harry EkmanSWE9:43.2 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/245Oscar Van RumstBEL10:05.0 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/2378Hideo TanakaJPN10:00.4 (6 h3)
7 h1 r1/2665Bedřich HošekTCH– (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/2214René DesrochesFRA– (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/2332Bruno BettiITA– (7 h3)
8 h1 r1/2339Giuseppe LippiITA– (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/2670Václav HošekTCH– (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/2671Josef HušekTCH– (8 h3)
9 h1 r1/2213Roger CuzolFRA– (9 h1)
9 h2 r1/2383Tetsuo ImaiJPN– (9 h2)
9 h3 r1/2493Ladislaus SimacekAUT– (9 h3)
AC h3 r1/2843Hans RaffGER– (AC h3)
DNS499Ferdinand FriebeAUT– (DNS h2)
DNS43René GeeraertBEL– (DNS h1)
DNS6Konstantin GhoutisGRE– (DNS h1)
DNS5Stavros VelkopoulosGRE– (DNS h2)
DNS320Raunaq Singh GillIND– (DNS h3)

Round One (3 August 1936 — 18:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)
1841Alfred DompertGER9:27.2Q
2162Martti MatilainenFIN9:28.4Q
3446Voldemārs VītolsLAT9:28.8Q
4757Glen DawsonUSA9:29.2Q
5268Tom EvensonGBR9:41.2
6583Harry EkmanSWE9:43.2
7665Bedřich HošekTCH
8339Giuseppe LippiITA
9213Roger CuzolFRA
DNS43René GeeraertBEL
DNS6Konstantin GhoutisGRE

Heat Two

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)
1167Volmari Iso-HolloFIN9:34.0Q
2758Hal ManningUSA9:34.8Q
3842Willi HeynGER9:41.2Q
4584Harry HolmqvistSWE9:44.4Q
5713Jenő SzilágyiHUN9:53.4
645Oscar Van RumstBEL10:05.0
7214René DesrochesFRA
8670Václav HošekTCH
9383Tetsuo ImaiJPN
DNS499Ferdinand FriebeAUT
DNS5Stavros VelkopoulosGRE

Heat Three

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)
1171Kalle TuominenFIN9:40.4Q
2759Joe McCluskeyUSA9:45.2Q
3215Roger RérolleFRA9:50.6Q
4585Lars LarssonSWE9:52.4Q
5269James GintyGBR9:56.6
6378Hideo TanakaJPN10:00.4
7332Bruno BettiITA
8671Josef HušekTCH
9493Ladislaus SimacekAUT
AC843Hans RaffGERDNF
DNS320Raunaq Singh GillIND

Final (8 August 1936 — 16:00)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)
1167Volmari Iso-HolloFIN9:03.8WR
2171Kalle TuominenFIN9:06.8
3841Alfred DompertGER9:07.2
4162Martti MatilainenFIN9:09.0
5758Hal ManningUSA9:11.2
6585Lars LarssonSWE9:16.6
7446Voldemārs VītolsLAT9:18.8
8757Glen DawsonUSA9:21.1
9842Willi HeynGER9:26.4
10759Joe McCluskeyUSA9:29.4
11215Roger RérolleFRA9:40.8
AC584Harry HolmqvistSWEDNF