|Men's 1200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the I Olympiad
||Bay of Zea
||9 from 4 nations
The men's 1200 metre freestyle was one of the four swimming events on the Swimming at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme.
The final swimming race was the longest. Despite having already won the 100 metre race, Hajós competed again in the 1,200 metres along with eight other swimmers. He won once again, finishing nearly 100 metres ahead of the rest of the field. Neumann, who had won the 500 metres, was unable to finish the 1,200. The places of Williams and the four Greeks who did not finish in the top three are unknown, as are the full names of all four of those Greeks and any part of the names of three of them.
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