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Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 2500 metres steeplechase

The men's 2500 metres steeplechase was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the first time, that a steeplechase race was held at the Olympics. It was held on July 15, 1900.[1] The race was held on a track of 500 metres in circumference. Six athletes from six nations competed in the shorter of the two steeplechase events. The 4000 metre steeplechase race was held one day later.

Men's 2500 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the II Olympiad
VenueBois de Boulogne
DateJuly 15
Competitors6 from 6 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) George Orton
 Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sidney Robinson
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jacques Chastanié
 France

The competition involved five laps of the 500 metre track, complete with standard hurdles as well as stone fences and a water jump.

RecordsEdit

None, this was the first time the event was held. And it was the only time a steeplechase race was held over 2500 metres.

ResultsEdit

Place Athlete Time
1   George Orton (CAN) 7:34.4
2   Sidney Robinson (GBR) 7:38.0
3   Jacques Chastanié (FRA) Unknown
4   Arthur Newton (USA) Unknown
5   Hermann Wraschtil (AUT) Unknown
6   Franz Duhne (GER) Unknown

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1900 Paris: Men's 2,500 metres Steeplechase". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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