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400-Meter Freestyle

1896 Paul Neumann, Austria 8:12.60 1
1904 Charles Daniels, United States 6:16.20 2
1906 Otto Sheff, Austria 6:23.80
1908 Henry Taylor, Great Britain 5:36.80
1912 George Hodgson, Canada 5:24.40
1920 Norman Ross, United States 5:26.80
1926 John Weissmuller, United States 5:04.20
1928 Albert Zorilla, Argentina 5:01.60
1932 Clarence Crabbe, United States 4:48.40
1936 Jack Medica, United States 4:44.50
1948 William Smith, United States 4:41.00
1952 Jean Boiteux, France 4:30.70
1956 Murray Rose, Australia 4:27.30
1960 Murray Rose, Australia 4:18.30
1964 Don Schollander, United States 4:12.20
1968 Mike Burton, United States 4:09.00
1972 Bradford Cooper, Australia 4:00.27 3
1976 Brian Goodell, United States 3:51.93
1980 Vladimir Salnikov, USSR 3:51.31
1984 George DiCarlo, United States 3:51.23
1988 Uwe Dassier, East Germany 3:46.95
1992 Evgueni Sadovyi, Unified Team 3:45.00 4
1996 Danyon Loader, New Zealand 3:47.97
2000 Ian Thorpe, Australia 3:40.59 4
2004 Ian Thorpe, Australia 3:43.10
2008 Taehwan Park, South Korea 3:41.86
1. 500 meters.
2. 440 yards.
3. Rich DeMont, United States, won but was disqualified following day for medical reasons.
4. World record.

200-Meter Freestyle Swimming–Men 1,500-Meter Freestyle