Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 2590 metres steeplechase

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Men's 2590 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates August 29
Competitors 7 from 2 nations
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    United States
Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
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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

The men's 2590 metres steeplechase was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only time the event was held at the 2590 metre distance, though the 1900 Summer Olympics had featured a similar event in the 2500 metre steeplechase. The competition was held on August 29, 1904. 7 athletes from 2 nations competed.


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

World Record none
Olympic Record 7:34.4(*) Canada George Orton Paris (FRA) July 15, 1900

(*) The distance of this race was 2500 metres and the track was 500 metres in circumference.



Place Athlete Time
1  James Lightbody (USA) 7:39.6
2  John Daly (GBR) 7:40.6
3  Arthur Newton (USA) 7:45.6
4  Frank Verner (USA)
5-7  Harvey Cohn (USA)
 David Munson (USA)
 Richard Sandford (USA)