Cycling at the 1904 Summer Olympics – 5 miles

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Men's 5 miles
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Date August 5
Competitors 10+ from 1 nation
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Schlee  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) George E. Wiley  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Arthur F. Andrews  United States

The 5 miles was a track cycling event held as part of the Cycling at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was this 5.0 miles (8,000 m) only time the event was held at the Olympics. At least 10 cyclists, all from the United States, competed, though the precise number is unknown.



The top four placers are known. 5 more cyclists that did not finish the race are also known. How many other cyclists, who they were, and what their results were, are unknown.

Gold  Charles Schlee (USA) 13:08.2
Silver  George E. Wiley (USA)
Bronze  Arthur F. Andrews (USA)
4.  Julius Schaefer (USA)
? Unknown competitor(s)
 Teddy Billington (USA) Did not finish
 Burton Downing (USA) Did not finish
 Oscar Goerke (USA) Did not finish
 Marcus Hurley (USA) Did not finish
 Joel N. McCrea (USA) Did not finish


  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2006.