Athletics At The 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 Metres - Records

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These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record 21.3(*) Jack Donaldson Glasgow (GBR) July 26, 1911
Olympic Record 21.6(**) Archie Hahn St. Louis (USA) August 31, 1904

(*) unofficial 220 yards (= 201.17 m)

(**) straight course

Ralph Craig's 21.7 second performance was 1⁄10 of a second off the Olympic record of 21.6 seconds, set in 1904.

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