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Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Hurdles

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 1, 1904
Date Finished: September 1, 1904
Format: Final only.

Gold: USA Harry Hillman
Silver: USA Frank Castleman
Bronze: USA George Poage


Yale's Edwin Clapp, the 1901, 1903 and 1904 IC4A champion, was again not present, which left the title basically up for grabs. [Harry Hillman] had won the AAU title in this event in 1902 and been the runner-up in 1904, and was probably a weak favorite off that record. Hillman and [George Poage] fought it out as they had in the 400 metre hurdles, with Hillman winning by about two yards, most of it gained on the final run-in.

For Harry Hillman it was his third individual gold medal of the Olympics. He would later compete at both the 1906 and 1908 Olympics, winning a silver medal in the 1908 400 metre hurdles. In 1910, Hillman began a coaching career at Dartmouth which lasted until his death in 1945. With fellow 1904 Olympian [Lawson Robertson], Hillman is still listed as the co-holder of the fastest time for the three-legged 100 yard race - 11.0 seconds.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Harry Hillman 22 United States USA Gold 24.6 OR
2 Frank Castleman 27 United States USA Silver 24.9
3 George Poage 23 United States USA Bronze
4 George Varnell 21 United States USA
5 Fred Schule 24 United States USA