| Event type

Sprint, Men

Date11 April 1896 — 15:00
LocationPodilatodromio Neou Falirou, Peiraias
Participants4 from 3 countries
Format2,000 metres.

It was very cold on this day. There was only one final heat of the four competitors, with no qualifying rounds. There were no pacemakers, and the race was very slow until the finish when Paul Masson won easily.

1Paul MassonFRA4:58 1/5Gold
2Stamatios NikolopoulosGRE5:00 1/5Silver
3Léon FlamengFRABronze
DNFJoseph RosemeyerGER