| Event type

60 metres, Men

Date15 July 1900
LocationCroix Catelan, Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Participants10 from 6 countries

The 60 metre dash was the second victory for the amazing American sprinter/hurdler, Al Kraenzlein. It was also one of the more closely contested events, as all heats and the final were good races.

Al Kraenzlein was a student at Penn and graduated from there in 1901 with a dental degree, although he never practiced dentistry. He later became a well-known track coach. He won eight IC4A championships in 1898-1900, and was the outstanding track & field athlete of those years.

Finishing in fourth was Edmund Minahan, who was only 17-years-old in 1900, one of the youngest American track & field Olympians ever. In addition, Minahan later became one of two American track & field Olympians to play major league baseball – Jim Thorpe being the other. In 1907, Minahan pitched in two games for the Cincinnati Reds, losing both.

1Al KraenzleinUSA7.0 (1 h1)7.0 (1)Gold
2Walter TewksburyUSA7.2 (1 h2)close behind (2)Silver
3Stan RowleyAUSat 1 foot (2 h2)at 1 foot (3)Bronze
4Edmund MinahanUSAat ½ yard (2 h1)– (4)
3 h1 r1/2Norman PritchardINDat 1 yard (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/2Bill HollandUSA– (3 h2)
AC h1 r1/2Adolphe KlingelhoeferFRA– (AC h1)
AC h1 r1/2Isaac WestergrenSWE– (AC h1)
AC h2 r1/2Pál KoppánHUN– (AC h2)
AC h2 r1/2Ernő SchubertHUN– (AC h2)

Round One (15 July 1900 — 14:00)

Top two in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (14:00)

1Al KraenzleinUSA7.0QOR
2Edmund MinahanUSAat ½ yardQ
3Norman PritchardINDat 1 yard
ACAdolphe KlingelhoeferFRA
ACIsaac WestergrenSWE

Heat Two (14:00)

1Walter TewksburyUSA7.2Q
2Stan RowleyAUSat 1 footQ
3Bill HollandUSA
ACPál KoppánHUN
ACErnő SchubertHUN

Final (15 July 1900 — 14:45)

1Al KraenzleinUSA7.0=OR
2Walter TewksburyUSAclose behind
3Stan RowleyAUSat 1 foot
4Edmund MinahanUSA