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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
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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