Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 1 mile freestyle

The men's 1 mile freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the first time the event was held at such a distance at the Olympics and the only time the mile was used; later incarnations of the event used 1500 metres as the distance.

Men's 1 mile freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueForest Park
DateSeptember 6
Competitors7 from 5 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Emil Rausch  Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Géza Kiss  Hungary
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Francis Gailey  Australia
(1500 m) →

7 swimmers from 5 nations competed.



    Emil Rausch (GER) 27:18.2
    Géza Kiss (HUN) 28:28.2
    Francis Gailey (AUS) 28:54.0
4.   Otto Wahle (AUT)
  Edgar Adams (USA) Did not finish
  Louis Handley (USA) Did not finish
  John Meyers (USA) Did not finish


  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's One Mile Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2016.