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1904 Olympic Games St. Louis, United States - Men's 4 mile Team



Host City: St. Louis, United States
Date Started: September 3, 1904
Date Finished: September 3, 1904
(Competitors: 10; Countries: 2)
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Overview by IAAF  Francis_Field_1904.jpg
This was a essentially a club race between the New York A.C. and the Chicago A.A. Newton went straight into the lead, and led Lightbody by 30y after 1 mile, and extended his advantage to approximately 300y by the finish.
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There were only two teams entered, the New York Athletic Club and the Chicago Athletic Association. This was the last event of the Games and the team trophy for high scoring American club also hinged on its outcome. Arthur Newton jumped into the lead immediately and opened space on the pack quickly. After one mile he led by about thirty yards, with Jim Lightbody leading the pack in second place. In the next two miles Newton lapped both Sidney Hatch and Albert Coray, and held a lead of 200 yards over Lightbody. In the last mile, Newton did nothing but stretch out his lead to win very easily, with the description in the Chicago Tribune noting that he lapped all the other runners. Per St. Louis newspapers, Lightbody finished second and Verner third, although the Chicago Tribune had Verner second and Lightbody third, although that had no effect on the team outcome. Chicago finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, but the 9th and 10th place finishes of Coray and Hatch cost them the race, 27-28, and the overall team trophy.
4 mile Team Men Final 3 September
The scores from each of the individual team members were summed, with the lowest-scoring team winning.
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records Notes
1 27 Arthur Newton [1/21:17.8], George Underwood [5], Paul Pilgrim [6], Howard Valentine [7], David Munson [8] United States USA
2 28 James Lightbody [2], Frank Verner [3], Lacey Hearn [4], Albert Corey [9] [FRA], Sidney Hatch [10] Chicago Athletic Association MIX
 Corey was French so the International Olympic Committee medal database shows this medal for a mixed team. Nevertheless the IOC credits the silver medal Corey won in the marathon still incorrectly for the United States.

Individual standings

The points system was based on point-for-place, with low scores desirable.

1  Arthur Newton (USA) New York AC 21:17.8 1
2  James Lightbody (USA) Chicago AA   2
3  Frank Verner (USA) Chicago AA   3
4  Lacey Hearn (USA) Chicago AA   4
5  George Underwood (USA) New York AC   5
6  Paul Pilgrim (USA) New York AC   6
7  Howard Valentine (USA) New York AC   7
8  David Munson (USA) New York AC   8
9  Albert Corey (FRA) Chicago AA   9
10  Sidney Hatch (USA) Chicago AA   10




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