Not held in other editions
| Event type

¼ mile, Men

Date 3 August 1904
LocationFrancis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Participants11 from 2 countries

Marcus Hurley won the quarter mile championship without being pressed. In the final there were four competitors: Hurley, Burton Downing, Oscar Goerke, and Teddy Billington. Hurley took the lead at the start of the race and was never headed, winning by a length and a half over Downing, who had half a wheel on Billington with Goerke trailing badly. The four heats were won by Billington, Hurley, Goerke, and Downing. The semi-finals went to Hurley and Goerke.

1Marcus HurleyUSAGold
2Burton DowningUSASilver
3Teddy BillingtonUSABronze
4Oscar GoerkeUSA
AC h1 r2/3Frank BizzoniITA
AC h1 r2/3Frank MontaldiUSA
AC h2 r2/3Arthur AndrewsUSA
AC h2 r2/3Harry WittmannUSA
3 h2 r1/3Oscar SchwabUSA
3 h3 r1/3Fred GrinhamUSA
3 h4 r1/3Anthony WilliamsenUSA

Round One (3 August 1904)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

1Teddy BillingtonUSA36.0Q
2Frank BizzoniITAQ

Heat Two

1Marcus HurleyUSA35.6Q
2Frank MontaldiUSAQ
3Oscar SchwabUSA

Heat Three

1Oscar GoerkeUSA34.8Q
2Arthur AndrewsUSAQ
3Fred GrinhamUSA

Heat Four

1Burton DowningUSA35.2Q
2Harry WittmannUSAQ
3Anthony WilliamsenUSA

Semi-Finals (3 August 1904)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

1Marcus HurleyUSA34.8Q
2Teddy BillingtonUSAQ
ACFrank BizzoniITA
ACFrank MontaldiUSA

Heat Two

1Oscar GoerkeUSA33.4Q
2Burton DowningUSAQ
ACArthur AndrewsUSA
ACHarry WittmannUSA

Final Round (3 August 1904)

1Marcus HurleyUSA31.8
2Burton DowningUSAat 1½ lengths
3Teddy BillingtonUSAat ½ wheel
4Oscar GoerkeUSA