Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the
1904 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
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
All-around men

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, twenty-five athletics events were contested, all for men only. A total of 74 medals (25 gold, 25 silver, 24 bronze) were awarded.

Multi-event competitions, the all-around and triathlon, were introduced. The short steeplechase was lengthened slightly, from 2500 to 2590 metres, while the long steeplechase was eliminated. The 5000 metre team race was replaced with the 4 mile team race (6,437 m). A 56-pound weight throw was added. In all, the 25 events featured in 1904 were 2 more than were held in 1900.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
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Archie Hahn 7.0 s
 United States
William Hogenson 7.2 s
 United States
Fay Moulton 7.2 s
 United States
100 metres
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Archie Hahn 11.0 s
 United States
Nate Cartmell 11.2 s
 United States
William Hogenson 11.2 s
 United States
200 metres
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Archie Hahn 21.6 s
 United States
Nate Cartmell 21.9 s
 United States
William Hogenson
 United States
400 metres
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Harry Hillman 49.2 s
 United States
Frank Waller 49.9 s
 United States
Herman Groman 50.0 s
 United States
800 metres
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James Lightbody 1:56.0
 United States
Howard Valentine 1:56.3
 United States
Emil Breitkreutz 1:56.4
 United States
1500 metres
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James Lightbody 4:05.4
 United States
Frank Verner 4:06.8
 United States
Lacey Hearn
 United States
Marathon
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Thomas Hicks 3:28:53
 United States
Albert Corey 3:34:52
 United States*
Arthur Newton 3:47:33
 United States
110 metres hurdles
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Fred Schule 16.0 s
 United States
Thaddeus Shideler 16.3 s
 United States
Lesley Ashburner 16.4 s
 United States
200 metres hurdles
details
Harry Hillman 24.6 s
 United States
Frank Castleman 24.9 s
 United States
George Poage
 United States
400 metres hurdles
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Harry Hillman 53.0 s
 United States
Frank Waller 53.2 s
 United States
George Poage 56.8 s
 United States
2590 metres steeplechase
details
James Lightbody 7:39.6
 United States
John Daly 7:40.6
 Great Britain & Ireland
Arthur Newton 7:45.6
 United States
4 miles team race
details
 United States (USA)
New York AC
Arthur Newton
George Underwood
Paul Pilgrim
Howard Valentine
David Munson
 Mixed team (ZZX)
Chicago AA
James Lightbody
Frank Verner
Lacey Hearn
Albert Corey[1]
Sidney Hatch
none awarded
Long jump
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Myer Prinstein 7.34 m
 United States
Daniel Frank 6.89 m
 United States
Robert Stangland 6.88 m
 United States
Triple jump
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Myer Prinstein 14.35 m
 United States
Fred Englehardt 13.90 m
 United States
Robert Stangland 13.36 m
 United States
High jump
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Samuel Jones
 United States
Garrett Serviss
 United States
Paul Weinstein
 Germany
Pole vault
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Charles Dvorak
 United States
LeRoy Samse
 United States
Louis Wilkins
 United States
Standing long jump
details
Ray Ewry
 United States
Charles King
 United States
John Biller
 United States
Standing triple jump
details
Ray Ewry
 United States
Charles King
 United States
Joseph Stadler
 United States
Standing high jump
details
Ray Ewry
 United States
Joseph Stadler
 United States
Lawson Robertson
 United States
Shot put
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Ralph Rose
 United States
Wesley Coe
 United States
Lawrence Feuerbach
 United States
Discus throw
details
Martin Sheridan
 United States
Ralph Rose
 United States
Nicolaos Georgandas
 Greece
Hammer throw
details
John Flanagan
 United States
John DeWitt
 United States
Ralph Rose
 United States
56 pound weight throw
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Étienne Desmarteau
 Canada
John Flanagan
 United States
James Mitchell
 United States
Triathlon
details
Max Emmerich
 United States
John Grieb
 United States
William Merz
 United States
All-around
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Tom Kiely
 Great Britain & Ireland
Adam Gunn
 United States
Truxtun Hare
 United States

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 23 23 22 68
2  Great Britain 1 1 0 2
3  Canada 1 0 0 1
4  Mixed team 0 1 0 1
5  Germany 0 0 1 1
 Greece 0 0 1 1
* Total medals 25 25 24 74

Some sources credit France with Albert Corey's silver medal in the marathon.

Participating nations[edit]

233 athletes from 10 nations competed. This figure includes the athletic triathlon event, which some sources exclude.

Errata and notes[edit]

France is often credited with Albert Corey's competition, which would put that nation 4th with 1 silver medal and move Germany and Greece to a tie for 6th in the standings. Arriving without correct documents, Corey wound up listed with the US team.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Some sources show Coray as of French nationality, but the IOC medal database shows him as representing the United States.
  2. ^ Cronin, Brian (2010-08-10). "Sports Legend Revealed: A marathon runner nearly died". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. 

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