Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Men's decathlon
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Date July 4
Competitors 7 from 2 nations
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
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

The men's decathlon was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the event, intended to be an all-around championship in athletics, was held. The decathlon would not return for the next edition of the games in 1908, but made its return in 1912 and has been part of the Olympic programme since.

It differed from the decathlon since 1912 in that it was contested over a single day, and featured the 880 yard race walk, hammer throw and weight throwing instead of the 400m, javelin and discus.

7 athletes from 2 nations competed. It was one of only 2 (out of 25) events not won by an American.


100 yard dash[edit]

Event 1
Place Athlete Time Score
1.  Truxtun Hare (USA) 10.8 790
2.  John Holloway (GBR) 769
3.  Ellery Clark (USA) 11.0 748
4.  John Grieb (USA) 720
 Adam Gunn (USA) 720
6.  Tom Kiely (GBR) 713
DNF  Max Emmerich (USA) - 0

Shot put[edit]

High jump[edit]

880 yard walk[edit]

Hammer throw[edit]

Pole vault[edit]

120 yard hurdles[edit]

56 pound weight throw[edit]

Long jump[edit]

1 mile run[edit]