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Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles
|Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the III Olympiad
The first heat of the 110 metres hurdles
|Competitors||6 from 2 nations|
|Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|200 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|2590 m steeplechase||men|
|4 mile team race||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing triple jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
|56 pound weight throw||men|
The men's 110 metres hurdles was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. 6 hurdlers from 2 nations participated. The competition was held on September 3, 1904. The event was won by Fred Schule of the United States, the third of five consecutive victories for the nation in the first five Olympic Games. It was also the second of four consecutive podium sweeps for the Americans in the event.
This was the third appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. None of the hurdlers from 1900 returned. Edwin Clapp was the 1903 and 1904 IC4A champion and the American favorite; he entered but did not start. Thaddeus Shideler had matched Alvin Kraenzlein's 120 yards hurdles world record. Fred Schule was the 1903 AAU champion, while Frank Castleman was the 1904 winner.
Australia made its first appearance in the event. The United States made its third appearance, the only nation to compete in the 110 metres hurdles in each of the first three Games.
There were two rounds: semifinals and a final. There were two semifinals, one with 2 runners and one with 4 runners after withdrawals. The top two runners in each of the semifinal heats advanced to the 4-man final.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||15.0(*)||Thaddeus Shideler||St. Louis (USA)||June 11, 1904|
|Olympic Record||15.4||Alvin Kraenzlein||Paris (FRA)||July 14, 1900|
(*) unofficial 120 yards (= 109.73 m)
|Saturday, 3 September 1904||Semifinals
The top two finishers in each semifinal heat advanced to the final.
|1||Fred Schule||United States||16.2||Q|
|2||Lesley Ashburner||United States||Unknown||Q|
|3||Ward McLanahan||United States||Unknown|
McPherson withdrew his entry after finding out the hurdles were one foot lower than normal.
|1||Frank Castleman||United States||16.2||Q|
|2||Thaddeus Shideler||United States||Unknown||Q|
|Edwin Clapp||United States||DNS|
|Fred Schule||United States||16.0|
|Thaddeus Shideler||United States||16.3|
|Lesley Ashburner||United States||16.4|
|4||Frank Castleman||United States||Unknown|
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