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Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 60 metres

Athletics at the 1904 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: August 29, 1904
Date Finished: August 29, 1904

Gold: USA Archie Hahn
Silver: USA Bill Hogenson
Bronze: USA Fay Moulton

Summary

This was the first event of the Games and it was also the first time that many of the eastern sprinters had seen Archie Hahn, although he had won the 1903 AAU title at 100 yards. With Hahn, the favorites were Lawson Robertson, who earlier in the summer had won the AAU 100; Nate Cartmell, second in the 1904 IC4A 100; and Fay Moulton, winner of the 1903 IC4A title at 100 yards. All of the favorites advanced to the final where Hahn got the jump on them at the gun. He was ahead by 2 yards at the halfway mark and held this to the finish.

Competing in a heat but not qualifying, was George Poage of the University of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee AC. Poage was a black man and his appearance in this heat was probably the first time a black man competed in the Olympic Games.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Archie Hahn 23 United States USA Gold
2 Bill Hogenson 19 United States USA Silver
3 Fay Moulton 28 United States USA Bronze
4 Clyde Blair 22 United States USA
5 Meyer Prinstein 25 United States USA
6 Frank Castleman 27 United States USA
AC h5 r1/2 Bobby Kerr 22 Canada CAN
AC h5 r1/2 Nate Cartmell 21 United States USA
3 h3 r1/2 Lawson Robertson 20 United States USA
4 h3 r1/2 Béla de Mező 20 Hungary HUN
AC h1 r1/2 William Hunter United States USA
AC h1 r1/2 George Poage 23 United States USA