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
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Canada
Bronze medal    Norway
1904 1912
Athletics at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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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].