Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 miles team race

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Men's 4 miles team race
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates September 3, 1904
Competitors 10 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) David Munson
Arthur Newton
Paul Pilgrim
George Underwood
Howard Valentine
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Albert Corey
Sidney Hatch
Lacey Hearn
James Lightbody
Frank Verner
 Mixed team
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

The men's 4 miles team race was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the event was held, though the 1900 Summer Olympics had featured a similar event in the 5000 metre team race. Two teams of five athletes each, nine from the United States and one from France, competed. The competition was held on September 3, 1904.


Individual standings[edit]

The points system was based on point-for-place, with low scores desirable.

Place Athlete Team Time Points
1  Arthur Newton (USA) New York AC 21:17.8 1
2  James Lightbody (USA) Chicago AA 2
3  Frank Verner (USA) Chicago AA 3
4  Lacey Hearn (USA) Chicago AA 4
5  George Underwood (USA) New York AC 5
6  Paul Pilgrim (USA) New York AC 6
7  Howard Valentine (USA) New York AC 7
8  David Munson (USA) New York AC 8
9  Albert Corey (FRA)[1] Chicago AA 9
10  Sidney Hatch (USA) Chicago AA 10

Team standings[edit]

The scores from each of the individual team members were summed, with the lowest-scoring team winning.

Place Team Points
1  New York AC (USA) 27
2  Chicago AA (ZZX)[1] 28


  1. ^ a b Corey was French so the International Olympic Committee medal database shows this medal for a mixed team. Nevertheless the IOC credits the silver medal Corey won in the marathon still incorrectly for the United States.