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Cycling at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's ¼ mile

Cycling at the 1904 Summer Games:


Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: August 3, 1904
Date Finished: August 3, 1904

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


[Marcus Hurley] won the quarter mile championship without being pressed. In the final there were four competitors: Hurley, [Burton Downing], [Oscar Goerke], and [Teddy Billington]. Hurley took the lead at the start of the race and was never headed, winning by a length and a half over Downing, who had half a wheel on Billington with Goerke trailing badly. The four heats were won by Billington, Hurley, Goerke, and Downing. The semi-finals went to Hurley and Goerke.

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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
AC h1 r2/3 Frank Bizzoni 29 Italy ITA
AC h1 r2/3 Frank Montaldi United States USA
AC h2 r2/3 Arthur Andrews 27 United States USA
AC h2 r2/3 Harry Wittmann 18 United States USA
3 h2 r1/3 Oscar Schwab 22 United States USA
3 h3 r1/3 Fred Grinham 22 United States USA
3 h4 r1/3 Anthony Williamsen 24 United States USA