Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 1 mile freestyle

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Men's 1 mile freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Forest Park
Date September 6
Competitors 7 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Emil Rausch  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Géza Kiss  Hungary
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Francis Gailey  United States
(1500 m) →

The men's 1 mile freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the first time the event was held at such a distance at the Olympics and the only time the mile was used; later incarnations of the event used 1500 metres as the distance.

7 swimmers from 4 nations competed.



Gold  Emil Rausch (GER) 27:18.2
Silver  Géza Kiss (HUN) 28:28.2
Bronze  Francis Gailey (USA) 28:54.0
4.  Otto Wahle (AUT)
 Edgar Adams (USA) Did not finish
 Louis Handley (USA) Did not finish
 John Meyers (USA) Did not finish


  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's One Mile Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2016.