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Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 3, 1904
Date Finished: September 3, 1904

Gold: USA Archie Hahn
Silver: USA Nate Cartmell
Bronze: USA Bill Hogenson

Summary

By now, [Archie Hahn] was a heavy favorite, as he had already won the 60 and 200 metre events. Hahn was again off ahead at the start, and opened a lead of three yards in the first 20 metres. [Nate Cartmell] got off to his usual poor start and was last at 40 metres, but closed rapidly again to finish second, 1½ yards back of Hahn.

Hahn had won the sprint double at the 1903 U.S. and Canadian championships, and he again won the AAU 220 in 1905. Though he was only 5-6, in 1906 he would become the first person to win the Olympic 100 twice, a feat not duplicated until 1984-88 by [Carl Lewis]. He later became a track coach, first at Princeton and then at the University of Virginia, and his book, How to Sprint, is considered a classic.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Archie Hahn 23 United States USA Gold
2 Nate Cartmell 21 United States USA Silver
3 Bill Hogenson 19 United States USA Bronze
4 Fay Moulton 28 United States USA
5 Fred Heckwolf 25 United States USA
6 Lawson Robertson 20 United States USA
3 h1 r1/2 Béla de Mező 20 Hungary HUN
3 h2 r1/2 Bobby Kerr 22 Canada CAN
3 h3 r1/2 Clyde Blair 22 United States USA
4 h2 r1/2 Meyer Prinstein 25 United States USA
4 h3 r1/2 Frank Castleman 27 United States USA