Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

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Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates September 3
Competitors 6 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Fred Schule  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Thaddeus Shideler  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lesley Ashburner  United States
← 1900
1908 →

The men's 110 metres hurdles was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. 8 hurdlers from at least 2 nations participated. The competition was held on September 3, 1904.[1]


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 15.0(*) United States Thaddeus Shideler St. Louis (USA) June 11, 1904
Olympic Record 15.4 United States Alvin Kraenzlein Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900

(*) unofficial 120 yards (= 109.73 m)



The top two finishers in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Fred Schule (USA) 16.2 QF
2  Lesley Ashburner (USA) QF
3  Ward McLanahan (USA)
4  Corrie Gardner (AUS)

Heat 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Frank Castleman (USA) 16.2 QF
2  Thaddeus Shideler (USA) QF
DNS  Leslie McPherson (AUS)
DNS  Edwin Clapp (USA)

NOTE: McPherson withdrew his entry after finding out the hurdles were one foot lower than normal.[2]


Place Athlete Time
1  Fred Schule (USA) 16.0
2  Thaddeus Shideler (USA) 16.3
3  Lesley Ashburner (USA) 16.4
4  Frank Castleman (USA)


  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 110 metres Hurdles". Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Leslie McPherson". Retrieved 18 June 2017.