Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
|Men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay|
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||24 from 6 nations|
|Swimming at the|
1908 Summer Olympics
The men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay, or 800 metre team race, was one of six swimming events on the Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only relay event on the schedule, and the first appearance of the 4x200 in Olympic competition.
The fastest team in each semifinal and the fastest losing team from across the semifinals advanced to the final.
|1||Great Britain||William Foster
|2||United States||Harry Hebner
Hungary had no competition in the third semifinal.
Béla Las Torres
Hungary led throughout the race until Halmay veered towards the wall and was caught by Taylor (who had only just before passed Rich) in the final 20 yards. Halmay struggled to the finish line, and was hauled out of the pool before he drowned.
|1||Great Britain||John Derbyshire
Béla las Torres
|3||United States||Harry Hebner
- Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
- De Wael, Herman (2001). "Swimming 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 13 May 2006.