Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates August 31
Competitors 4 from 1 nation
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
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The men's 400 metres hurdles was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held. 4 athletes, all from the United States, participated. The competition was held on August 31, 1904.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 56.4(*) United States Jerome Buck New York (USA) September 19, 1896
Olympic Record 57.6(**) United States Walter Tewksbury Paris (FRA) July 15, 1900

(*) unofficial 440 yards (= 402.34 m)

(**) This track was 500 metres in circumference.

Harry Hillman ran 53.0 but he knocked over a hurdle and the hurdles were only 30 inches (76 cm) high.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Harry Hillman (USA) 53.0
2  Frank Waller (USA) 53.2
3  George Poage (USA) (56.8)
4  George Varnell (USA)

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