Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Date Started: July 22, 1900
Date Finished: July 22, 1900
Strangely, this event was held almost a full week after the other scratch competitions, at a time when most of the handicap events were being contested. On a cool, sunny day the start was very even, with Norman Pritchard taking an early lead. But Walter Tewksbury took the lead past the halfway point and won rather easily.
Tewksbury was hardly unknown as a sprinter, having won the sprint double at both the 1898 and 1899 IC4A championships while a student at Penn. He graduated from that school with a dental degree and eventually practiced dentistry in his hometown of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. He lived into his late 90’s.
The second-place finisher, Norman Pritchard, who was from India but represented Britain and the AAA, later settled in the United States and became a silent film star.
|1||Walter Tewksbury||24||United States||USA||Gold||OR|
|4||Bill Holland||26||United States||USA|
|3 h1 r1/2||Adolphe Klingelhoeffer||20||Brazil||BRA|
|3 h2 r1/2||Yngvar Bryn||18||Norway||NOR|
|4 h1 r1/2||Ernő Schubert||18||Hungary||HUN|
|4 h2 r1/2||Albert Werkmüller||Germany||GER|