Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Date Started: July 15, 1900
Date Finished: July 15, 1900
Format: Final only.
This event was five laps of the track, and the competitors faced a water jump, hurdles, and stone fences on each lap. Only six started, as several Americans withdrew due to the Sunday start. The pack quickly sorted out into two groups, as Austria’s [Herman Wraschtil] and Germany’s [Franz Dühne] could not keep up the pace. [Sidney Robinson] and [Jacques Chastanié] led through the first lap, but [Arthur Newton] and [George Orton] ran close behind those two. There was little change through the next three laps. On the last lap, Orton was last through most of the circuit, but on the final straight, he finished strongly to win easily. Chastanié and Newton had nothing left for the sprint and faltered in the stretch.