Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Date Started: July 15, 1900
Date Finished: July 15, 1900
The 60 metre dash was the second victory for the amazing American sprinter/hurdler, Al Kraenzlein. It was also one of the more closely contested events, as all heats and the final were good races.
Al Kraenzlein was a student at Penn and graduated from there in 1901 with a dental degree, although he never practiced dentistry. He later became a well-known track coach. He won eight IC4A championships in 1898-1900, and was the outstanding track & field athlete of those years.
Finishing in fourth was Edmund Minahan, who was only 17-years-old in 1900, one of the youngest American track & field Olympians ever. In addition, Minahan later became one of two American track & field Olympians to play major league baseball – Jim Thorpe being the other. In 1907, Minahan pitched in two games for the Cincinnati Reds, losing both.
|1||Al Kraenzlein||23||United States||USA||Gold|
|2||Walter Tewksbury||24||United States||USA||Silver|
|4||Edmund Minahan||17||United States||USA|
|3 h1 r1/2||Norman Pritchard||24||India||IND|
|3 h2 r1/2||Bill Holland||26||United States||USA|
|AC h1 r1/2||Adolphe Klingelhoeffer||20||Brazil||BRA|
|AC h1 r1/2||Isaac Westergren||24||Sweden||SWE|
|AC h2 r1/2||Pál Koppán||21||Hungary||HUN|
|AC h2 r1/2||Ernő Schubert||18||Hungary||HUN|