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Not held in other editions
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1 mile, Men

Date 5 August 1904
StatusOlympic
LocationFrancis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Participants8 from 1 countries

Although heats were planned for the one mile championship, they were not contested because there were not enough entries. The two semi-finals were won by Marcus Hurley and Burton Downing. The finals were contested by Hurley, Downing, Teddy Billington, and Oscar Goerke. The quartet took turns pacing in the final with Goerke leading at the bell at which time TBillington pulled alongside him. On the first turn of the last lap, Downing’s back wheel slipped and he barely stayed upright, losing at least five lengths. Hurley took the lead on the backstretch of the last lap and won the race by four lengths from Downing, who had come back to defeat Billington in the stretch by inches.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Marcus HurleyUSAGold
2Burton DowningUSASilver
3Teddy BillingtonUSABronze
4Oscar GoerkeUSA
3 h1 r1/2Charles SchleeUSA
3 h2 r1/2George WileyUSA
4 h2 r1/2Anthony WilliamsenUSA
AC h1 r1/2J. Nash McCreaUSADNF

Round One (5 August 1904)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Marcus HurleyUSA2:34.2Q
2Oscar GoerkeUSAat 1 lengthQ
3Charles SchleeUSA
ACJ. Nash McCreaUSADNF

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Burton DowningUSA2:33.0Q
2Teddy BillingtonUSAat 1 footQ
3George WileyUSA
4Anthony WilliamsenUSA

Final Round (5 August 1904)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Marcus HurleyUSA2:41.6
2Burton DowningUSAat 5 lengths
3Teddy BillingtonUSAat 4 inches
4Oscar GoerkeUSA