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.
This race was mostly noteworthy for the athletes not in attendance, primarily Alfred Shrubb of Britain, the 1903 and 1904 AAA champion, and four-time AAU mile champion [Alex Grant] from Penn. Off past records, the favorite among those present had to be [David Munson], the 1904 champion in both the IC4A and the AAU meet, but he would prove to be a disappointment.
The race began with [Harvey Cohn] and [Peter Deer] taking the lead, with [Bill Verner] third for most of the first lap. Deer dropped back on the second circuit and at the bell, it was Cohn, Verner and [Jim Lightbody], in that order, with Munson struggling in fourth place. On the backstretch, Lightbody made easy work of the field and coasted in a victor by six yards, Verner held onto second and was followed by [Lacey Hearn] who closed fast to take third. Lightbody's time was 4:05.4, which was a )world record,) but was equivalent only to a 4:25.7 mile, far inferior to the world amateur record of 4:15.6 held by Tom Conneff.
|1||Jim Lightbody||22||United States||USA||Gold||4:05.4||WR|
|2||Bill Verner||21||United States||USA||Silver||4:06.8|
|3||Lacey Hearn||23||United States||USA||Bronze|
|4||David Munson||20||United States||USA|
|7||Howard Valentine||22||United States||USA|
|8||Harvey Cohn||19||United States||USA|
|9||Charles Bacon||19||United States||USA|