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100 metres, Men

Date 3 September 1904
StatusOlympic
LocationFrancis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Participants11 from 3 countries

By now, Archie Hahn was a heavy favorite, as he had already won the 60 and 200 metre events. Hahn was again off ahead at the start, and opened a lead of three yards in the first 20 metres. Nate Cartmell got off to his usual poor start and was last at 40 metres, but closed rapidly again to finish second, 1½ yards back of Hahn.

Hahn had won the sprint double at the 1903 U.S. and Canadian championships, and he again won the AAU 220 in 1905. Though he was only 5-6, in 1906 he would become the first person to win the Olympic 100 twice, a feat not duplicated until 1984-88 by Carl Lewis. He later became a track coach, first at Princeton and then at the University of Virginia, and his book, How to Sprint, is considered a classic.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1Final
1168Archie HahnUSA11.4 (1 h1)11.0 (1)Gold
25Nate CartmellUSA11.4 (1 h3)11.2 (2)Silver
376Bill HogensonUSA11.6 (1 h2)11.2 (3)Bronze
479Fay MoultonUSA– (2 h3)– (4)
567Fred HeckwolfUSA– (2 h2)– (5)
6138Lawson RobertsonUSA– (2 h1)– (6)
3 h1 r1/231Béla MezőHUN– (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/229Bobby KerrCAN– (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/2117Clyde BlairUSA– (3 h3)
4 h2 r1/2136Meyer PrinsteinUSA– (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/2142Frank CastlemanUSA– (4 h3)
DNS200E. F. AnnisUSA
DNS48Ollie SnedigarUSA
DNS13Dodge PetersUSA
DNS6William MarshallUSA
DNS135Will HunterUSA
DNS170George PoageUSA
DNS3Joseph StadlerUSA
DNS28Lee VernonCAN

Round One (3 September 1904)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1168Archie HahnUSA11.4Q
2138Lawson RobertsonUSAQ
331Béla MezőHUN

Heat Two

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
176Bill HogensonUSA11.6Q
267Fred HeckwolfUSAQ
329Bobby KerrCAN
4136Meyer PrinsteinUSA

Heat Three

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
15Nate CartmellUSA11.4Q
279Fay MoultonUSAQ
3117Clyde BlairUSA
4142Frank CastlemanUSA

Final (3 September 1904)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1168Archie HahnUSA11.0
25Nate CartmellUSA11.2
376Bill HogensonUSA11.2
479Fay MoultonUSA
567Fred HeckwolfUSA
6138Lawson RobertsonUSA