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Thaddeus "Thad" Rutter Shideler (October 17, 1883 – June 22, 1966) was an American hurdler who competed in the early twentieth century. He competed in athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the 110 meters hurdles. Fred Schule won the gold medal.

Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Silver medal – second place 1904 St. Louis 110 meters hurdles

Competing for Indiana University, Shideler held an unofficial world record set a month before the 1904 Summer Olympics with a time of 15.0 seconds in the 100 meters hurdle. The watch of one of the three timers failed to start costing Shideler official verification for the mark.[1]

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  1. ^ Hammel, Bob; Klingelhoffer, Kit, eds. (1999). Glory of Old IU: 100 Years of Indiana Athletics. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 11. ISBN 9781582610689. Retrieved December 28, 2011.