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1900 Olympic Games Paris, France - Men's 60 m

 

 

Host City: Paris, France Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 15, 1900
Date Finished: July 15, 1900
(Competitors: 10; Countries: 6; Finalists: 4)
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Overview by IAAF velodrome_de_vincennes.png 
There were two heats, won by Kraenzlein in 7.0 from Minahan (7.1e), and by Tewksbury in 7.2, with Rowley 30cm behind. The line-up from the inside was Rowley, Minahan, Tewskbury and Kraenzlein. Kraenzlein just managed to hold off Tewksbury, winning by inches, with Rowley half a metre behind, and the 17 year-old Minahan a further metre back.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The 60 metre dash was the second victory for the amazing American sprinter/hurdler, Al Kraenzlein. It was also one of the more closely contested events, as all heats and the final were good races.
Al Kraenzlein was a student at Penn and graduated from there in 1901 with a dental degree, although he never practiced dentistry. He later became a well-known track coach. He won eight IC4A championships in 1898-1900, and was the outstanding track & field athlete of those years.
Finishing in fourth was Edmund Minahan, who was only 17-years-old in 1900, one of the youngest American track & field Olympians ever. In addition, Minahan later became one of two American track & field Olympians to play major league baseball – Jim Thorpe being the other. In 1907, Minahan pitched in two games for the Cincinnati Reds, losing both.
 
Results
60 m Men Final 15 July
The 60 metres final was a close race, with the two top Americans being separated by four inches and Rowley half a yard behind. It was each of the runners' second time running the 60 in less than an hour, as the final was held almost immediately after the preliminary heats.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 7.0 Al Kraenzlein United States USA 23 =OR
2 Walter Tewksbury United States USA 24 inches
3 Stan Rowley Australia AUS 23 short foot
4 Edmund Minahan United States USA 17
60 m Men Round One Heat One 15 July
Minahan was about half a yard behind Kraenzlein, with Pritchard a yard behind him.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 7.0 Q Al Kraenzlein United States USA 23 OR
2 ½ yd bh Q Edmund Minahan United States USA 17
3 1 yd bh Norman Pritchard India IND 24
AC Adolphe Klingelhoeffer Brazil BRA 20
AC Isaac Westergren Sweden SWE 24
60 m Men Round One Heat Two 15 July
Tewksbury beat Rowley by a foot.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 7.2 Q Walter Tewksbury United States USA 24
2 1 ft bh Q Stan Rowley Australia AUS 23
3 Bill Holland United States USA 26
AC Pál Koppán Hungary HUN 21
AC Ernő Schubert Hungary HUN 18
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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