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Not held in other editions
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1,000 metres Freestyle, Men

Date11 – 12 August 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationSeine, Pont de Courbevoie – Pont d'Asnières, Paris
Participants16 from 6 countries

John Jarvis of Great Britain was the heavy favorite. At the British Championships, he had won the 440 yards in 1898 and 1900, the 880 yards from 1898-1901, the mile 1897-1902, and he would win the long-distance championship from 1898-1904. The longer the race, the better he swam. Jarvis won this race easily, by over one minute, although he had won his heat by three minutes. However, a French swimmer named Verbecke posted one of the most lopsided victories ever in the second heat, winning by almost seven minutes. This was surely more a function of his competition, as he finished only eighth in the final, and his qualifying time was bettered by eight other swimmers.

PosSwimmerNOCR1Final
1John JarvisGBR14:28.6 (1 h1)13:40.2 (1)Gold
2Otto WahleAUT15:27.0 (2 h3)14:53.6 (2)Silver
3Zoltán HalmayHUN14:52.0 (1 h3)15:16.4 (3)Bronze
4Max HainleGER15:54.0 (1 h4)15:22.6 (4)
5Louis MartinFRA16:58.0 (3 h4)16:30.4 (5)
6Georges LeuillieuxFRA17:09.6 (3 h3)16:53.2 (6)
7Maurice HochepiedFRA17:13.2 (2 h1)16:53.4 (7)
8Jules VerbeckeFRA17:18.0 (1 h2)17:13.8 (8)
9Erik ErikssonSWE17:41.2 (3 h1)17:50.0 (9)
AC r2/2Bill BurgessGBR16:54.0 (2 h4)– (AC)DNF
2 h2 r1/2 LuéFRA24:15.0 (2 h2)
3 h2 r1/2 LapostoletFRA25:52.0 (3 h2)
4 h1 r1/2 FumouzeFRA18:00.0 (4 h1)
4 h3 r1/2Désiré MérchezFRA18:17.2 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/2 TexierFRA21:33.0 (4 h4)
AC h2 r1/2 SouchuFRA– (AC h2)DNF
DNSFred LaneAUS– (DNS h2)
DNSKarl RuberlAUT– (DNS h2)
DNSFernand FeyaertsBEL– (DNS h2)
DNS de RomandFRA– (DNS h1)
DNSLouis MarcFRA– (DNS h2)
DNSJacques LéautéFRA– (DNS h1)
DNS AbelFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS BesnardtFRA– (DNS h1)
DNS BuissonFRA– (DNS h2)
DNS BurckhardtFRA– (DNS h1)
DNS CaillardFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS ChambeauFRA– (DNS h1)
DNS ChambeaudetFRA– (DNS h4)
DNS CoigneuxFRA– (DNS h4)
DNS DharcourtFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS FoyFRA– (DNS h1)
DNS GilleFRA– (DNS h4)
DNS JonyFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS LegoffFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS OtherFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS PesconFRA– (DNS h4)
DNS QuinceyFRA– (DNS h2)
DNS RossetFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS SchererFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS SoulignacFRA– (DNS h4)
DNSRob DerbyshireGBR– (DNS h3)
DNS EllingerGBR– (DNS h4)
DNSH. C. WinterGBR– (DNS h4)
DNS RisbeckGER– (DNS h2)
DNSArnold TöpferGER– (DNS h1)
DNSKároly GraeflHUN– (DNS h1)

Round One (11 August 1900 — 7:45)

Winner in each heat and six fastest losers advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1John JarvisGBR14:28.6Q
2Maurice HochepiedFRA17:13.2q
3Erik ErikssonSWE17:41.2q
4 FumouzeFRA18:00.0
DNS de RomandFRA
DNSJacques LéautéFRA
DNS BesnardtFRA
DNS BurckhardtFRA
DNS ChambeauFRA
DNS FoyFRA
DNSArnold TöpferGER
DNSKároly GraeflHUN

Heat Two

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1Jules VerbeckeFRA17:18.0Q
2 LuéFRA24:15.0
3 LapostoletFRA25:52.0
AC SouchuFRADNF
DNSFred LaneAUS
DNSKarl RuberlAUT
DNSFernand FeyaertsBEL
DNSLouis MarcFRA
DNS BuissonFRA
DNS QuinceyFRA
DNS RisbeckGER

Heat Three

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1Zoltán HalmayHUN14:52.0Q
2Otto WahleAUT15:27.0q
3Georges LeuillieuxFRA17:09.6q
4Désiré MérchezFRA18:17.21
DNS AbelFRA
DNS CaillardFRA
DNS DharcourtFRA
DNS JonyFRA
DNS LegoffFRA
DNS OtherFRA
DNS RossetFRA
DNS SchererFRA
DNSRob DerbyshireGBR

Heat Four

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1Max HainleGER15:54.0Q
2Bill BurgessGBR16:54.0q
3Louis MartinFRA16:58.0q
4 TexierFRA21:33.0
DNS ChambeaudetFRA
DNS CoigneuxFRA
DNS GilleFRA
DNS PesconFRA
DNS SoulignacFRA
DNS EllingerGBR
DNSH. C. WinterGBR

Final (12 August 1900 — 14:00)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1John JarvisGBR13:40.2OR
2Otto WahleAUT14:53.6
3Zoltán HalmayHUN15:16.4
4Max HainleGER15:22.6
5Louis MartinFRA16:30.4
6Georges LeuillieuxFRA16:53.2
7Maurice HochepiedFRA16:53.4
8Jules VerbeckeFRA17:13.8
9Erik ErikssonSWE17:50.0
ACBill BurgessGBRDNF