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Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 25 and 26. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of 30 lengths of the pool.

Medalists

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United States (USA)
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United States (USA)
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This page is a soft redirect.22x20px Greg Brough
Australia (AUS)

Results

Heats

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Burton 22x20px United States 16:38.9 OR
2 John Kinsella 22x20px United States 16:57.3
3 Greg Brough 22x20px Australia 17:04.7
4 Graham White 22x20px Australia 17:08.0
5 Ralph Hutton 22x20px Canada 17:15.6
6 Guillermo Echevarría 22x20px Mexico 17:36.4
7 Juan Alanís 22x20px Mexico 17:46.6
8 John Nelson 22x20px United States 18:05.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

References