Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres
|Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venue||Bois de Boulogne|
|Competitors||9 from 6 nations|
|Athletics at the
1900 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|200 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|2500 m steeplechase||men|
|4000 m steeplechase||men|
|5000 m team race||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing triple jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
The men's 1500 metres was a middle-distance running event on the athletics programme at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 15, 1900. The race was held on a track of 500 metres in circumference. Nine athletes from six nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1900 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||4:09.0(*)||John Bray||Bayonne (FRA)||May 30, 1900|
|Olympic Record||4:33.2||Edwin Flack||Athens (GRE)||April 7, 1896 (NS)|
Charles Bennett set a new Olympic record and a new unofficial world record with 4:06.2 minutes.
|1||Charles Bennett (GBR)||4:06.2|
|2||Henri Deloge (FRA)||4:06.6|
|3||John Bray (USA)||4:07.2|
|4||David Hall (USA)||(4:07.5)|
|5||Christian Christensen (DEN)||Unknown|
|6||Hermann Wraschtil (AUT)||Unknown|
|7-9||Ondřej Pukl (BOH)||Unknown|
|John Rimmer (GBR)||Unknown|
|Louis Segondi (FRA)||Unknown|
Bennett, who had led the entire distance by a small margin over Deloge, broke off in the final lap, and ran last 500 metres in a time of 1:10.2 to set an unofficial world record, finishing five yards ahead of Deloge. John Bray edged out David Hall by two yards.
- International Olympic Committee.
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at .
- Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.