Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 60 metres

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Men's 60 metres
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Finish of 60 m running event during 1904 Summer Olympics.jpg
Finish of 60 metres event
Venue Francis Field
Dates August 29
Competitors 12 from 3 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Archie Hahn  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) William Hogenson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fay Moulton  United States
← 1900
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 60 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second and last time the event was held at the Olympics. 12 athletes from 3 nations participated. The competition was held on August 29, 1904.


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

World Record none
Olympic Record 7.0 United States Alvin Kraenzlein Paris (FRA) July 15, 1900

Clyde Blair, William Hogenson, and Archie Hahn repeated the Olympic record of 7.0 seconds.



Top finisher in each heat advanced to the final, second place earned another chance in the repechage.

Heat 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Clyde Blair (USA) 7.0 QF
2  Myer Prinstein (USA) QR
3-4  William Hunter (USA)
 George Poage (USA)

Heat 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  William Hogenson (USA) 7.0 QF
2  Frank Castleman (USA) QR

Heat 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Archie Hahn (USA) 7.2 QF
2  Robert Kerr (CAN) QR
3  Lawson Robertson (USA)
4  Béla Mező (HUN)

Heat 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Fay Moulton (USA) QF
2  Nathaniel Cartmell (USA) QR


Of the four runners in the repechage, the top two moved on to the final.

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Frank Castleman (USA) 7.2 QF
2  Myer Prinstein (USA) 7.2 QF
3-4  Nathaniel Cartmell (USA)
 Robert Kerr (CAN)


Place Athlete Time
1  Archie Hahn (USA) 7.0
2  William Hogenson (USA) 7.2
3  Fay Moulton (USA) 7.2
4.  Clyde Blair (USA) 7.2
5.  Myer Prinstein (USA)
6.  Frank Castleman (USA)