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5 Mile Races at the Olympics

The five mile running race was held only once at the Olympic Games, in 1908. It was also held at the 1906 intercalated games. The long-distance track races currently held at the Olympics are the 5,000m, 10,000m and the marathon.


  1. Henry Hawtrey (GBR) 26:11.8
  2. John Svanberg (SWE) 26:19.4
  3. Edward Dahl (SWE) 26:26.2


  1. Emil Voigt (GBR) 25:11.2
  2. Edward Owen (GBR) 25:24.0
  3. John Svanberg (SWE) 25:37.2

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