|Venue White City Stadium|
Competitors 42 from 9 nations
|Dates July 17–18|
The men's 5000 metres was one of seven track cycling events on the Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Its distance was the median of the individual event distances. The time limit for the race was 9 minutes, 25 seconds.
The best cyclist in each of the 7 semifinals advanced to the final.
Demangel had finished first by inches, but was disqualified for fouling.