Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump
|Men's long jump|
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||32 from 9 nations|
|Winning distance||7.48 OR|
|Athletics at the|
1908 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3200 m steeplechase||men|
|3 mile team race||men|
|3500 m walk||men|
|10 mile walk||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
The men's long jump was one of six jumping events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 22, 1908. Thirty-two athletes from 9 nations competed. NOCs could enter up to 12 athletes. The event was won by Frank Irons of the United States, the nation's fourth consecutive victory in the first four Olympic Games. Calvin Bricker of Canada took bronze to break up the Americans' attempt at another sweep (which they had accomplished in 1896 and 1904).
This was the fourth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. None of the jumpers from 1904 returned. The world's best jumpers, American Myer Prinstein and Irishman Peter O'Connor, had retired; there was no favorite coming into the event.
Canada, the Netherlands, and Norway each made their first appearance in the event. The United States appeared for the fourth time, the only nation to have long jumpers at each of the Games so far.
The 1908 format returned to the two-round format used in 1900. Only the top three jumpers in the qualifying round advanced to the final. Each jumper had three jumps in the qualifying round; finalists received an additional three jumps, with qualifying round jumps still counting if the final jumps were not better.
These are the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics.
|World record||Peter O'Connor (GBR)||7.61||Dublin, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland||5 August 1901|
|Olympic record||Myer Prinstein (USA)||7.34||St. Louis, United States||1 September 1904|
Frank Irons set two Olympic records. At first he jumped 7.44 metres and finally he set the new Olympic record with 7.48 metres.
|Wednesday, 22 July 1908||10:30||Qualifying|
All jumpers performed three jumps. The best three made another three attempts to improve their marks. Best marks are known for the top twenty jumpers, but no information about marks or placement for the bottom twelve.
|Frank Irons||United States||7.44||7.48||7.48||OR|
|Daniel Kelly||United States||7.09||Unknown||7.09|
|4||Edward Cook||United States||6.97||Did not advance||6.97|
|5||John Brennan||United States||6.86||Did not advance||6.86|
|6||Frank Mount Pleasant||United States||6.82||Did not advance||6.82|
|7||Albert Weinstein||Germany||6.77||Did not advance||6.77|
|8||Tim Ahearne||Great Britain||6.72||Did not advance||6.72|
|9||Denis Murray||Great Britain||6.71||Did not advance||6.71|
|10||Gunnar Rönström||Sweden||6.66||Did not advance||6.66|
|11||Charles Williams||Great Britain||6.65||Did not advance||6.65|
|12||Sam Bellah||United States||6.64||Did not advance||6.64|
|13||Frank Lukeman||Canada||6.59||Did not advance||6.59|
|14||Ödön Holits||Hungary||6.54||Did not advance||6.54|
|15||Arthur Hoffmann||Germany||6.50||Did not advance||6.50|
|16||Alfred Bellerby||Great Britain||6.44||Did not advance||6.44|
|17||Wilfred Bleaden||Great Britain||6.43||Did not advance||6.43|
|18||William Watt||Great Britain||6.42||Did not advance||6.42|
|19||George Barber||Canada||6.41||Did not advance||6.41|
|20||Carl Silfverstrand||Sweden||6.34||Did not advance||6.34|
|21–32||Hermann von Bönninghausen||Germany||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Lionel Cornish||Great Britain||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Géza Kövesdi||Hungary||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Bram Evers||Netherlands||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Henri Guttierez||France||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Jacobus Hoogveld||Netherlands||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Garfield MacDonald||Canada||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|James O'Connell||United States||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Henry Olsen||Norway||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Arvid Ringstrand||Sweden||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|Ludwig Uettwiller||Germany||6.05||Did not advance||6.05|
|Hugo Wieslander||Sweden||Unknown||Did not advance||Unknown|
|—||Platt Adams||United States||DNS|
|Cyril Dugmore||Great Britain||DNS|
|A. Gordon||Great Britain||DNS|
|Oswald Groenings||Great Britain||DNS|
|Con Leahy||Great Britain||DNS|
|Jeremiah Mahoney||United States||DNS|
|Nate Sherman||United States||DNS|
|Ben Stephenson||United States||DNS|
|Doug Stupart||South Africa||DNS|
|F. Young||United States||DNS|
- "Athletics at the 1908 London Summer Games: Men's Long Jump". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- Official report, p. 32.
- "Long Jump, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
- De Wael gives Mount Pleasant as 6th and Weinstein as 7th. The Official Report gives Weinstein's place as 6th.
- Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at .