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 4 nations
Medalists
Emil Rausch  Germany
Géza Kiss  Hungary
Francis Gailey  United States

7 swimmers from 4 nations competed.

Results

Final

Final
 Emil Rausch (GER)27:18.2
 Géza Kiss (HUN)28:28.2
 Francis Gailey (USA)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

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