Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 3, 1904
Date Finished: September 3, 1904
Format: Final only.
The 1904 AAU champion, [Martin Sheridan], was a slight favorite but [Ralph Rose] was given a good chance, as was Greece's [Nikolaos Georgantas]. After six throws, Rose and Sheridan were tied, and had a throw-off of the tie, in which each was accorded another three throws. This was won by Sheridan by 7'3 1/2).
Martin Sheridan was an Irish immigrant who was inspired to take up athletics by his brother Richard, who won the discus throw at the 1902 AAU championships. Sheridan eventually became one of the great athletes of his time, setting several world discus records, winning nine Olympic medals (five gold), and three times winning the AAU title in the all-around championship.
|1||Martin Sheridan||23||United States||USA||Gold||39.28||128-10½||38.97||127-10¼||OR|
|2||Ralph Rose||20||United States||USA||Silver||39.28||128-10½||36.74||120-6¾||OR|
|4||John Flanagan||36||United States||USA||36.14||118-7|
|5||John Biller||26||United States||USA|
|6||Jim Mitchel||40||United States||USA|