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110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date30 April – 1 May 1906
StatusIntercalated
LocationPanathinaiko Stadio, Athina
Participants15 from 8 countries
Olympic Record 15.4 / Al Kraenzlein USA / 14 July 1900

The 1905 AAU champion, Hugo Friend, was probably the favorite of those present. Britain’s top hurdler, Robert Stronach, AAA champion in 1904-06, was not in Athens. Bob Leavitt, of Williams College, had no athletic record of note, and he never placed in an AAU or ICAAAA event during his )career.)

There were three heats contested by 15 hurdlers, with the winners qualifying for the final. A repechage heat also provided two other finalists. The final was probably the best race of the 1906 Olympics. Friend got out of the blocks the fastest but he fell off the pace at the first hurdle in the final. Leavitt and Alfred Healy of Britain raced neck and neck throughout. Coming off the last hurdle, Healey had the barest of leads but he was outrun by Leavitt, who breasted the tape a foot to the good. Germany’s Vincent Duncker took the bronze medal, barely holding off a fast finishing Friend.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1RepFinal
1367Bob LeavittUSA16.5 (1 h2)16.2 (1)Gold
2263Alfred HealeyGBR16.5 (1 h3)at 1 foot (2)Silver
3162Vincent DunckerGERat ½ yard (2 h1)17.4 (1)close behind (3)Bronze
3 h1 r2/2283Georgios IsigonisGREwell behind (2 h3)– (3)
4196Hugo FriendUSA16.8 (1 h1)close behind (4)
5415Henri MoliniéFRAeasy win (2 h2)– (2)at 1 yard (5)
3 h1 r1/2729Wallis WaltersGBR– (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/2401Axel LjungSWE– (3 h2)
AC h1 r1/2756Georgios ZinonGRE– (AC h1)
AC h1 r1/2816Nándor KovácsHUN– (AC h1)
AC h2 r1/2701Alexandre TuffèriGRE– (AC h2)
AC h2 r1/2652Georgios SkoutaridisGRE– (AC h2)
AC h3 r1/2874Robert SchöffthalerAUT– (AC h3)
AC h3 r1/2883Pál VarghaHUN– (AC h3)
AC h3 r1/2239Harry HillmanUSA– (AC h3)
DNS504E. ParousisGRE
DNS82G. BadarisGRE
DNS76Georg BankNOR
DNS106G. KhatziminasGRE
DNS322Vesselin KasseroffGRE
DNS329Joseph KrämerGER
DNS822Gustav KrojerAUT
DNS313Adolphe KlingelhoeferFRA
DNS202Karl FryksdahlSWE
DNS107Ellery ClarkUSA
DNS514Meyer PrinsteinUSA
DNS615Martin SheridanUSA
DNS626James SullivanUSA
DNS828Karl LampelmayerAUT
DNS512Bohuslav Pohl-PolenskýBOH
DNS809Uno HäggmanFIN
DNS13William AndersonGBR
DNS433Nikolaos MourmourisGRE
DNS311Bert KerriganUSA
DNS627Dan SullivanUSA

Round One (30 April 1906)

Winners of each heat advanced to the final. Runners-up advanced to the repêchage heat.

Heat One

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1196Hugo FriendUSA16.8Q
2162Vincent DunckerGERat ½ yardq
3729Wallis WaltersGBR
AC756Georgios ZinonGRE
AC816Nándor KovácsHUN

Heat Two

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1367Bob LeavittUSA16.5Q
2415Henri MoliniéFRAeasy winq
3401Axel LjungSWE
AC701Alexandre TuffèriGRE
AC652Georgios SkoutaridisGRE

Heat Three

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1263Alfred HealeyGBR16.5Q
2283Georgios IsigonisGREwell behindq
AC239Harry HillmanUSA
AC874Robert SchöffthalerAUT
AC883Pál VarghaHUN

Repêchage (30 April 1906)

Runners-up in heats eligible. Winner and runner-up advanced to the final.

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1162Vincent DunckerGER17.4Q
2415Henri MoliniéFRAQ
3283Georgios IsigonisGRE

Final (1 May 1906)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1367Bob LeavittUSA16.2
2263Alfred HealeyGBRat 1 foot
3162Vincent DunckerGERclose behind
4196Hugo FriendUSAclose behind
5415Henri MoliniéFRAat 1 yard