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1900 Olympic Games Paris, France - Men's 2500 m Steeplechase



Host City: Paris, France Format: Final only.
Date Started: July 15, 1900
Date Finished: July 15, 1900
(Competitors: 6; Countries: 6)
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
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The course was held over five laps, with a water jump, solid fences and stone hurdles on each lap. The Sunday scheduling depleted the field from 11 to 6, and Robinson and Chastanié set the pace for most of the race. Orton moved from fourth to first on the last lap to win comfortably.
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This event was five laps of the track, and the competitors faced a water jump, hurdles, and stone fences on each lap. Only six started, as several Americans withdrew due to the Sunday start. The pack quickly sorted out into two groups, as Austria’s Herman Wraschtil and Germany’s Franz Dühne could not keep up the pace. Sidney Robinson and Jacques Chastanié led through the first lap, but Arthur Newton and George Orton ran close behind those two. There was little change through the next three laps. On the last lap, Orton was last through most of the circuit, but on the final straight, he finished strongly to win easily. Chastanié and Newton had nothing left for the sprint and faltered in the stretch.
2500 m Steeplechase Men Final 15 July
Orton had been in fourth place for most of the race, ahead of only Wraschtil and Duhne. He passed the three leaders in the final straight of the fifth lap.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 7.34.4 George Orton Canada CAN 27
2 10 yds bh Sidney Robinson Great Britain GBR 23
3 50 yds bh2 Jean Chastanié France FRA 24
4 Arthur Newton United States USA 17
5 Hermann Wraschtil Austria AUT 19
6 Franz Duhne Germany GER




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