Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres
|Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the III Olympiad
|Competitors||13 from 3 nations|
|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 800 metres 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. 13 runners from 3 nations participated. The competition was held on September 1, 1904.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:53.4(*)||Charles Kilpatrick||New York (USA)||September 21, 1895|
|Olympic Record||1:59.0(**)||David Hall||Paris (FRA)||July 14, 1900|
(*) unofficial 880 yards (= 804.68 m)
(**) This track was 500 metres in circumference.
James Lightbody set a new Olympic record with 1:56.0 minutes.
|1||James Lightbody (USA)||1:56.0 OR|
|2||Howard Valentine (USA)||1:56.3|
|3||Emil Breitkreutz (USA)||1:56.4|
|4||George Underwood (USA)||1:56.5+|
|5||Johannes Runge (GER)||1:57.1+|
|6||Frank Verner (USA)|
|7-13||George Bonhag (USA)|
|Harvey Cohn (USA)|
|Peter Deer (CAN)|
|Lacey Hearn (USA)|
|John J. Joyce (USA)|
|John Peck (CAN)|
|Paul Pilgrim (USA)|
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 13 December 2006.