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. 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
|Venue||Bois de Boulogne|
|Competitors||6 from 6 nations|
The competition involved five laps of the 500 metre track, complete with standard hurdles as well as stone fences and a water jump.
None, this was the first time the event was held. And it was the only time a steeplechase race was held over 2500 metres.
|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.
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