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50 kilometres Walk, Men

Date 3 September 1972 — 14:00
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiastadion, Olympiapark, München
Participants36 from 18 countries

The race was felt to be between 1971 European Champion Veniamin Soldatenko (URS) and West Germany’s Bernd Kannenberg, who had broken the world best earlier in the year. The two dominated the race, leading together for 35 km., when Kannenberg surged and dropped Soldatenko. By then, Soldatenko he already had a warning and had to walk more conservatively. Larry Young (USA) repeated his bronze medal from 1968. The defending champion was Christoph Höhne (GDR) who was Lugano Trophy champion in 1965, 1967, and 1970, and was European Champion in 1969 as well. But he had an off day and placed 14th.

PosNrWalkerNOCTimeWarnings
1372Bernd KannenbergFRG3-56:11.6OBGold
2960Veniamin SoldatenkoURS3-58:24.0Silver
31035Larry YoungUSA4-00:46.0Bronze
4925Otto BarchURS4-01:35.4
5346Peter SelzerGDR4-04:05.4
6407Gerhard WeidnerFRG4-06:26.0
7537Vittorio VisiniITA4-08:31.4
8640Gabriel HernándezMEX4-12:09.0
9301Paul NihillGBR4-14:09.4
10605Charel SowaLUX4-14:21.2
11349Karl-Heinz StadtmüllerGDR4-14:28.8
12855Hans TenggrenSWE4-16:37.6
13838Daniel BjörkgrenSWE4-20:00.0
14330Christoph HöhneGDR4-20:43.8
15849Stefan IngvarssonSWE4-21:01.0
16380Horst-Rüdiger MagnorFRG4-21:53.4
171028William WeigleUSA4-22:52.2
18315John WarhurstGBR4-23:21.6
19496Shaul LadanyISR4-24:38.6
20639Raúl GonzálezMEX4-26:13.4
21101Alex OakleyCAN4-28:42.6
22453János DalmatiHUN4-32:23.2
23509Domenico CarpentieriITA4-33:10.6
24682Kjell LundNOR4-34:23.4
25312Howard TimmsGBR4-34:43.8
26459Antal KissHUN4-34:45.0
27989Steve HaydenUSA4-36:07.2
2810Adalberto ScorzaARG4-42:41.4
29151Ole David JensenDEN4-57:13.8
AC817Alfred BadelSUIDNF
AC735Jan OrnochPOLDNF
AC98Karl-Heinz MerschenzCANDNF
AC644José OliverosMEXDNF
AC242Jean-Claude DecosseFRADNF
AC936Sergey GrigoryevURSDQ
AC531Abdon PamichITADQ
DNSWin NowosielskiPOL
DNSYuri PeñalbaNCA
DNSIlia PopovBUL