Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
60 m   men
100 m men
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
110 m hurdles men
200 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
2590 m steeplechase men
4 mile team race men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men
Pole vault men
Standing long jump men
Standing triple jump men
Standing high jump men
Shot put men
Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
56 pound weight throw men
Combined events
Triathlon men
Decathlon men

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, twenty-five athletics events were contested, all for men only. A total of 74 medals (25 gold, 26 silver, 23 bronze) were awarded.

Multi-event competitions, the decathlon and triathlon, were introduced. The short steeplechase was lengthened slightly, from 2500 to 2590 metres, while the long steeplechase was eliminated. The 5000 metre team race was replaced with the 4 mile team race (6,437 m). A 56 pound weight throw was added. In all, the 25 events featured in 1904 were 2 more than were held in 1900.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
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 Archie Hahn 7.0 s
United States (USA)
 William Hogenson 7.2 s
United States (USA)
 Fay Moulton 7.2 s
United States (USA)
100 metres
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 Archie Hahn 11.0 s
United States (USA)
 Nate Cartmell 11.2 s
United States (USA)
 William Hogenson 11.2 s
United States (USA)
200 metres
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 Archie Hahn 21.6 s
United States (USA)
 Nate Cartmell 21.9 s
United States (USA)
 William Hogenson
United States (USA)
400 metres
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 Harry Hillman 49.2 s
United States (USA)
 Frank Waller 49.9 s
United States (USA)
 Herman Groman 50.0 s
United States (USA)
800 metres
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 James Lightbody 1:56.0
United States (USA)
 Howard Valentine 1:56.3
United States (USA)
 Emil Breitkreutz 1:56.4
United States (USA)
1500 metres
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 James Lightbody 4:05.4
United States (USA)
 Frank Verner 4:06.8
United States (USA)
 Lacey Hearn
United States (USA)
Marathon
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 Thomas Hicks 3:28:53
United States (USA)
 Albert Corey 3:34:52
United States (USA)*
 Arthur Newton 3:47:33
United States (USA)
110 metres hurdles
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 Fred Schule 16.0 s
United States (USA)
 Thaddeus Shideler 16.3 s
United States (USA)
 Lesley Ashburner 16.4 s
United States (USA)
200 metres hurdles
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 Harry Hillman 24.6 s
United States (USA)
 Frank Castleman 24.9 s
United States (USA)
 George Poage
United States (USA)
400 metres hurdles
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 Harry Hillman 53.0 s
United States (USA)
 Frank Waller 53.2 s
United States (USA)
 George Poage 56.8 s
United States (USA)
2590 metres steeplechase
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 James Lightbody 7:39.6
United States (USA)
 John Daly 7:40.6
Great Britain & Ireland (GBR)
 Arthur Newton 7:45.6
United States (USA)
4 miles team race
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 United States (USA)
New York AC
Arthur Newton
George Underwood
Paul Pilgrim
Howard Valentine
David Munson
 Mixed team (ZZX)
Chicago AA
James Lightbody
Frank Verner
Lacey Hearn
Albert Corey[1]
Sidney Hatch
none awarded
Long jump
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 Myer Prinstein 7.34 m
United States (USA)
 Daniel Frank 6.89 m
United States (USA)
 Robert Stangland 6.88 m
United States (USA)
Triple jump
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 Myer Prinstein 14.35 m
United States (USA)
 Fred Englehardt 13.90 m
United States (USA)
 Robert Stangland 13.36 m
United States (USA)
High jump
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 Samuel Jones
United States (USA)
 Garrett Serviss
United States (USA)
 Paul Weinstein
Germany (GER)
Pole vault
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 Charles Dvorak
United States (USA)
 LeRoy Samse
United States (USA)
 Louis Wilkins
United States (USA)
Standing long jump
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 Ray Ewry
United States (USA)
 Charles King
United States (USA)
 John Biller
United States (USA)
Standing triple jump
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 Ray Ewry
United States (USA)
 Charles King
United States (USA)
 Joseph Stadler
United States (USA)
Standing high jump
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 Ray Ewry
United States (USA)
 Joseph Stadler
United States (USA)
 Lawson Robertson
United States (USA)
Shot put
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 Ralph Rose
United States (USA)
 Wesley Coe
United States (USA)
 Lawrence Feuerbach
United States (USA)
Discus throw
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 Martin Sheridan
United States (USA)
 Ralph Rose
United States (USA)
 Nicolaos Georgandas
Greece (GRE)
Hammer throw
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 John Flanagan
United States (USA)
 John DeWitt
United States (USA)
 Ralph Rose
United States (USA)
56 pound weight throw
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 Étienne Desmarteau
Canada (CAN)
 John Flanagan
United States (USA)
 James Mitchell
United States (USA)
Triathlon
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 Max Emmerich
United States (USA)
 John Grieb
United States (USA)
 William Merz
United States (USA)
Decathlon
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 Tom Kiely
Great Britain & Ireland (GBR)
 Adam Gunn
United States (USA)
 Thomas Hare
United States (USA)
  1. ^ Some sources show Coray as of French nationality, but the IOC medal database shows him as representing the United States.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 23 23 22 68
2 Great Britain 1 1 0 2
3 Canada 1 0 0 1
4 Mixed team 0 1 0 1
5 Germany 0 0 1 1
Greece 0 0 1 1
* Total medals 25 25 24 74

Some sources credit France with Albert Corey's silver medal in the marathon.

Participating nations[edit]

233 athletes from 10 nations competed. This figure includes the athletic triathlon event, which some sources exclude.

Errata and notes[edit]

France is often credited with Albert Corey's competition, which would put that nation 4th with 1 silver medal and move Germany and Greece to a tie for 6th in the standings. Arriving without correct documents, Corey wound up listed with the US team.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cronin, Brian (2010-08-10). "Sports Legend Revealed: A marathon runner nearly died". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles). 

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