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Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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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 Fred Schule
Silver: USA Thad Shideler
Bronze: USA Lesley Ashburner

Summary

America's top hurdler was Edwin Clapp, IC4A champion in both 1903 and 1904, who entered but did not appear. This left the favorites role to Thad Shideler who in June had equaled Al Kraenzlein's world record of 15.0, only to see it not stand up because only two watches registered a time. Fred Schule won the first heat, and Frank Castleman nipped Shideler in the 2nd heat. This gave the final the last two AAU champions (Schule - 1903 and Castleman - 1904) in addition to Shideler. In the final, Castleman was never a factor, as Schule and Shideler fought it out, the former winning by about a two yards.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Fred Schule 24 United States USA Gold
2 Thad Shideler 20 United States USA Silver
3 Lesley Ashburner 20 United States USA Bronze
4 Frank Castleman 27 United States USA
3 h1 r1/2 Ward McLanahan 21 United States USA
4 h1 r1/2 Corrie Gardner 25 Australia AUS