|Date||1 September 1904|
|Location||Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis|
|Participants||7 from 1 countries|
It was virtually impossible to predict a favorite as the event was rarely held. Meyer Prinstein defended the title he had won four years earlier, but failed to break his own Olympic record, missing it by four inches. Prinstein never led until his last jump, when he came through for the victory.
|5||20||Gilbert Van Cleve||USA||–||–|