Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles
|Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the III Olympiad
|Competitors||4 from 1 nation|
|Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|200 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|2590 m steeplechase||men|
|4 mile team race||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing triple jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
|56 pound weight throw||men|
The men's 400 metres hurdles was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held. 4 athletes, all from the United States, participated. The competition was held on August 31, 1904.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||56.4(*)||Jerome Buck||New York (USA)||September 19, 1896|
|Olympic Record||57.6(**)||Walter Tewksbury||Paris (FRA)||July 15, 1900|
(*) unofficial 440 yards (= 402.34 m)
(**) This track was 500 metres in circumference.
Harry Hillman ran 53.0, but this was rejected as a record as he knocked over a hurdle, and the hurdles were only 30 inches (76 cm) high.
|1||Harry Hillman (USA)||53.0|
|2||Frank Waller (USA)||53.2|
|3||George Poage (USA)||(56.8)|
|4||George Varnell (USA)|
- "Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 13 December 2006.