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|