Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Men's 4 x 400 metres relay
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 12 (semifinals)
July 13 (final)
Competitors 28 from 7 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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The men's 4 x 400 metres relay event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was the third appearance of this event. The competition was held on Saturday, July 12, 1924 and on Sunday, July 13, 1924.

As for all other events the track was 500 metres in circumference.

Twenty-eight runners from seven nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:16.6 United States Mel Sheppard
United States Edward Lindberg
United States Ted Meredith
United States Charles Reidpath
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912
Olympic Record 3:16.6 United States Mel Sheppard
United States Edward Lindberg
United States Ted Meredith
United States Charles Reidpath
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912

In the final, the United States team set a new world record with 3:16.0.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

The heats were held on Saturday, July 12, 1924 and started at 4 p.m. The top two in each heat qualified for the semi-finals which means that only one team (Finland) was eliminated.

Heat 1

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1  Raymond Fritz, Gaston Féry, Francis Galtier, Barthélémy Favodon (FRA) 3:30.0 Q
2  Artur Svensson, Erik Byléhn, Gustaf Wejnarth, Nils Engdahl (SWE) 3:37.5 Q

Heat 2

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1  Edward Toms, George Renwick, Richard Ripley, Guy Butler (GBR) 3:22.0 Q
2  Guido Cominotto, Luigi Facelli, Alfredo Gargiullo, Ennio Maffiolini (ITA) 3:30.0 Q
3  Erik Åström, Hirsch Drisin, Eero Lehtonen, Erik Wilén (FIN) 3:32.2

Heat 3

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1  Commodore Cochran, William Stevenson, Oliver MacDonald, Alan Helffrich (USA) 3:27.0 Q
2  Horace Aylwin, Alan Christie, Don Johnson, Billy Maynes (CAN) 3:34.5 Q

Final[edit]

The final was held on Sunday, July 13, 1924 and was started at 5:15 p.m.

Place Athletes Time
1  Commodore Cochran, William Stevenson, Oliver MacDonald, Alan Helffrich (USA) 3:16.0 WR
2  Artur Svensson, Erik Byléhn, Gustaf Wejnarth, Nils Engdahl (SWE) 3:17.0
3  Edward Toms, George Renwick, Richard Ripley, Guy Butler (GBR) 3:17.4
4  Horace Aylwin, Alan Christie, Don Johnson, Billy Maynes (CAN) 3:22.8
5  Raymond Fritz, Gaston Féry, Francis Galtier, Barthélémy Favodon (FRA) 3:23.4
 Guido Cominotto, Luigi Facelli, Alfredo Gargiullo, Ennio Maffiolini (ITA) 3:28.0

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