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Cycling at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 1 mile

Cycling at the 1904 Summer Games:

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: August 5, 1904
Date Finished: August 5, 1904

Gold: USA Marcus Hurley
Silver: USA Burton Downing
Bronze: USA Teddy Billington

Summary

Although heats were planned for the one mile championship, they were not contested because there were not enough entries. The two semi-finals were won by Marcus Hurley and Burton Downing. The finals were contested by Hurley, Downing, Teddy Billington, and Oscar Goerke. The quartet took turns pacing in the final with Goerke leading at the bell at which time TBillington pulled alongside him. On the first turn of the last lap, Downing's back wheel slipped and he barely stayed upright, losing at least five lengths. Hurley took the lead on the backstretch of the last lap and won the race by four lengths from Downing, who had come back to defeat Billington in the stretch by inches.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Marcus Hurley 20 United States USA Gold
2 Burton Downing 19 United States USA Silver
3 Teddy Billington 21 United States USA Bronze
4 Oscar Goerke 21 United States USA
3 h1 r1/2 Charles Schlee 30 United States USA
3 h2 r1/2 George Wiley 23 United States USA
4 h2 r1/2 Anthony Williamsen 24 United States USA
AC h1 r1/2 J. Nash McCrea 17 United States USA DNF