Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
|Men's 4×400 metres relay
at the Games of the V Olympiad
The winning American relay team.
|Venue||Stockholm Olympic Stadium|
|Dates||July 14 (semifinals)
July 15 (final)
|Competitors||28 from 7 nations|
|Athletics at the
1912 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|3000 m team race||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
|2-hand shot put||men|
The men's 4 × 400 metres relay was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the debut of the event, which along with the 4x100 metre relay marked the first relays of equal legs in the athletics programme (a medley relay had been held in 1908). The competition was held on Sunday, July 14, 1912 and on Monday, July 15, 1912.
Twenty-eight runners from seven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||3:18.2|| Harry Schaaf
|New York (USA)||September 4, 1911|
The British squad, running in the first semifinal, set the best time of the semifinal round with 3:19.0 minutes. It was bettered by the Americans in the final, as they took the gold medal and set a new world record in 3:16.6 minutes.
All semifinals were held on Sunday, July 14, 1912.
|1||George Nicol, Ernest Henley, James Soutter, Cyril Seedhouse (GBR)||3:19.0 OR||QF|
|2||Mel Brock, John Howard, Thomas Gallon, John Tait (CAN)||3:22.2|
|1||Mel Sheppard, Edward Lindberg, Ted Meredith, Charles Reidpath (USA)||3:23.3||QF|
|2||Hanns Braun, Max Herrmann, Hermann Burkowitz, Erich Lehmann (GER)||3:28.5|
|1||Charles Lelong, Robert Schurrer, Pierre Failliot, Charles Poulenard (FRA)||3:22.5||QF|
|2||Paul Zerling, John Dahlin, Eric Lindholm, Knut Stenborg (SWE)||3:25.0|
|3.||Ervin Szerelemhegyi, Ödön Bodor, István Déván, Frigyes Wiesner (HUN)||3:29.4|
The final was held on Monday, July 15, 1912.
|1||Mel Sheppard, Edward Lindberg, Ted Meredith, Charles Reidpath (USA)||3:16.6 WR|
|2||Charles Lelong, Robert Schurrer, Pierre Failliot, Charles Poulenard (FRA)||3:20.7|
|3||George Nicol, Ernest Henley, James Soutter, Cyril Seedhouse (GBR)||3:23.2|
- Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.)., ed. The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 1 January 2007.