Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 2500 metres steeplechase

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Men's 2500 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue Bois de Boulogne
Date July 15
Competitors 6 from 6 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) George Orton
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sidney Robinson
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jacques Chastanié
Athletics at the
1900 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
2500 m steeplechase men
4000 m steeplechase men
5000 m 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

The men's 2500 metres steeplechase was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the first time, that a steeplechase race was held at the Olympics. It was held on July 15, 1900. The race was held on a track of 500 metres in circumference. Six athletes from six nations competed in the shorter of the two steeplechase events. The 4000 metre steeplechase race was held one day later.

The competition involved five laps of the 500 metre track, complete with standard hurdles as well as stone fences and a water jump.


None, this was the first time the event was held. And it was the only time a steeplechase race was held over 2500 metres.


Place Athlete Time
1  George Orton (CAN) 7:34.4
2  Sidney Robinson (GBR) 7:38.0
3  Jacques Chastanié (FRA) Unknown
4  Arthur Newton (USA) Unknown
5  Hermann Wraschtil (AUT) Unknown
6  Franz Duhne (GER) Unknown

Orton had been in fourth place for most of the race, ahead of only Wraschtil and Duhne. He passed the three leaders in the final straight of the fifth lap.


  • International Olympic Committee.
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.