|Date||15 July 1900|
|Location||Croix Catelan, Bois de Boulogne, Paris|
|Participants||10 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.
|1||–||Al Kraenzlein||USA||7.0 (1 h1)||7.0 (1)||Gold|
|2||–||Walter Tewksbury||USA||7.2 (1 h2)||close behind (2)||Silver|
|3||–||Stan Rowley||AUS||at 1 foot (2 h2)||at 1 foot (3)||Bronze|
|4||–||Edmund Minahan||USA||at ½ yard (2 h1)||– (4)|
|3 h1 r1/2||–||Norman Pritchard||IND||at 1 yard (3 h1)||–|
|3 h2 r1/2||–||Bill Holland||USA||– (3 h2)||–|
|AC h1 r1/2||–||Adolphe Klingelhoefer||FRA||– (AC h1)||–|
|AC h1 r1/2||–||Isaac Westergren||SWE||– (AC h1)||–|
|AC h2 r1/2||–||Pál Koppán||HUN||– (AC h2)||–|
|AC h2 r1/2||–||Ernő Schubert||HUN||– (AC h2)||–|
Top two in each heat advanced to the final.
|2||–||Edmund Minahan||USA||at ½ yard|
|3||–||Norman Pritchard||IND||at 1 yard|
|2||–||Stan Rowley||AUS||at 1 foot|
|2||–||Walter Tewksbury||USA||close behind|
|3||–||Stan Rowley||AUS||at 1 foot|