Athletics at the 1906 Intercalated Games – Men's 100 metres
|Men's 100 metres
at the 1906 Intercalated Games
|Date||25–27 April 1906|
|Competitors||42 from 13 nations|
|Winning time||11.2 s|
The men's 100 metres competition at the 1906 Intercalated Games was held at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece from 25–27 April. A total of 42 athletes from 13 nations competed in the 100 m event.
The first round of the competition saw several false starts and disqualifications, partly due to the athletes lack of familiarity with the local starter's orders, which were called in Greek. After the first round this issue was rectified. There was no individual timing for each runner and only the winners of each race had their times recorded. Other athletes were ranked visually and in some instances the remaining distance between an athlete and the one behind him was documented.
Four of the six finalists were Americans and two of them took first and second place – Archie Hahn and Fay Moulton. Australia's Nigel Barker came third. Hahn's win built upon his victory from the 1904 Olympic Games. He is sometimes credited with being the first man to retain the Olympic 100 m, but this is disputed as the Intercalated Games have not received official recognition as part of the Olympic series from the International Olympic Committee. Some sports historians argue that the events should be considered part of the true Olympic series as their success helped sustain the modern Olympic movement – the 1900 Summer Olympics and 1904 Summer Olympics were less international and were largely overshadowed by the World's Fairs that the host cities incorporated the games into.
|Wednesday, 25 April 1906||Heats
|Friday, 27 April 1906||Finals|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1906 Intercalated Games.
|World record||10.8[nb]||Luther Cary||Paris, France||4 July 1891|
|Cecil Lee||Brussels, Belgium||25 September 1892|
|Etienne De Re||Brussels, Belgium||4 August 1893|
|L. Atcherley||Frankfurt, Germany||13 April 1895|
|Harry Beaton||Rotterdam, Netherlands||28 August 1895|
|Harald Anderson-Arbin||Helsingborg, Sweden||9 August 1896|
|Isaac Westergren||Gävle, Sweden||11 September 1898|
|Isaac Westergren||Gävle, Sweden||10 September 1899|
|Frank Jarvis||Paris, France||14 July 1900|
|Walter Tewksbury||Paris, France||14 July 1900|
|Carl Ljung||Stockholm, Sweden||23 September 1900|
|Walter Tewksbury||Philadelphia, United States||6 October 1900|
|André Passat||Bordeaux, France||14 June 1903|
|Louis Kuhn||Bordeaux, France||14 June 1903|
|Harald Grønfeldt||Aarhus, Denmark||5 July 1903|
|Eric Frick||Jönköping, Sweden||9 August 1903|
|Vincent Duncker||Berlin, Germany||6 August 1905|
|Olympic record||10.8||Frank Jarvis||Paris, France||14 July 1900|
|Walter Tewksbury||Paris, France||14 July 1900|
- nb World records before 1912 have not been officially ratified as world records by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) advance to the semi-finals. There were ten heats and seven of them contained five runners while the remaining three had two or three entrants. From the smaller heats only Fay Moulton (first in a three-man third heat) and Axel Ljung (second in a two-man seventh heat) participated in the semi-final. In heats eight and ten, the second-placed athletes Vincent Duncker and Meyer Prinstein did not compete in the semi-final.
|1||Archie Hahn||United States||11.4||Q|
|1||Lawson Robertson||United States||2 yds behind|
|1||Sidney Abrahams||Great Britain||(4th)|
|2||Fay Moulton||United States||11.2|
|2||Knut Lindberg||Sweden||1½ yds behind|
|2||William Schick||United States||(3rd)|
|3||William Eaton||United States||11.6|
|3||Nigel Barker||Australia||1 yd behind|
|3||Wyndham Halswelle||Great Britain||(3rd)|
|3||Alfred Healey||Great Britain||(6th)|
|Archie Hahn||United States||11.2|
|Fay Moulton||United States||1 yd behind 1st|
|Nigel Barker||Australia||1 ft behind 2nd|
|4||William Eaton||United States||1½ yds behind 3rd|
|5||Lawson Robertson||United States||No distance behind 4th|
|6||Knut Lindberg||Sweden||1 yd behind 5th|
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