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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 12, 1924
Date Finished: July 13, 1924

Gold: USA United States
Silver: GBR Great Britain
Bronze: NED Netherlands

Summary

The world record took a beating in the rounds, with Great Britain running 42.0 in the first heat, which was equaled by the Netherlands in the second heat. The USA team ran 41.2 in the sixth heat and broke that in the semi-finals with 41.0. In the final, Harold Abrahams, the 100 metre champion, led off for Britain, but he opened only a small lead over the USA’s Frank Hussey. The race was close until the final pass but Britain had difficulty with that, allowing Al LeConey to pull away to a US victory by slightly over a metre, equaling their world record from the semis.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Hungary HUN
5 France FRA
AC Switzerland SUI
3 h1 r2/3 Canada CAN
3 h2 r2/3 Italy ITA
3 h3 r2/3 Sweden SWE
4 h1 r2/3 Greece GRE
4 h2 r2/3 Denmark DEN
4 h3 r2/3 South Africa RSA
3 h2 r1/3 Spain ESP
3 h3 r1/3 Finland FIN
3 h4 r1/3 Argentina ARG