Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date July 25
Competitors 20 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Tim Ahearne  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Garfield MacDonald  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Edvard Larsen  Norway
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The men's triple jump was one of six jumping events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 25, 1908.

Twenty athletes from eight nations competed.


These are the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics.

World Record 15.35(*) United Kingdom John Breshnihan Bandon (GBR) August 26, 1906
Olympic Record 14.47 United States Myer Prinstein Paris (FRA) July 16, 1900

(*) unofficial

At first Tim Ahearne set a new Olympic record with 14.73 metres. Then Garfield MacDonald improved the record to 14.76 metres and finally Ahearne took the new Olympic record with 14.92 metres.


All jumpers performed three jumps. The best three made another three attempts to improve their marks. Best marks are known for the top six jumpers, placing for the top seventeen, and no information about marks or placement for the bottom three.

Place Name Nation Distance
1 Tim Ahearne  Great Britain 14.92 metres OR
2 Garfield MacDonald  Canada 14.76 metres
3 Edvard Larsen  Norway 14.39 metres
4 Calvin Bricker  Canada 14.10 metres
5 Platt Adams  United States 14.07 metres
6 Frank Mount Pleasant  United States 13.97 metres
7 Karl Fryksdal  Sweden 13.65 metres
8 John Brennan  United States 13.59 metres
9 Martin Sheridan  United States 13.42 metres
10 Doug Stupart  South Africa 13.40 metres
11 Cyril Dugmore  Great Britain 13.31 metres
12 Michael Dineen  Great Britain 13.23 metres
13 Henry Olsen  Norway 13.17 metres
14 Oscar Guttormsen  Norway 13.16 metres
15 Dimitrios Muller  Greece 13.09 metres
16 Frank Irons  United States 12.67 metres
17 Sam Bellah  United States 12.55 metres
18-20 Nathaniel Sherman  United States Unknown
George Mayberry  Great Britain Unknown
Juho Halme  Finland Unknown


  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].