1 Mile Run
World Record Progression

Time Athlete Country Location Date
4:36.5 Richard Webster GBR England 1865
4:29.0 William Chinnery GBR England 1868
4:28.8 Walter Gibbs GBR England 1868
4:26.0 Walter Slade GBR England 1874
4:24.5 Walter Slade GBR London 1875
4:23.2 Walter George GBR London 1880
4:21.4 Walter George GBR London 1882
4:18.4 Walter George GBR Birmingham, England 1884
4:18.2 Fred Bacon ScotlandEdinburgh, Scotland 1894
4:17.0 Fred Bacon ScotlandLondon 1895
4:15.6 Thomas Conneff USA Travers Island, N.Y.1895
4:15.4 John Paul Jones USA Cambridge, Mass. 1911
4:14.4 John Paul Jones USA Cambridge 05/31/1913
4:12.6 Norman Taber USA Cambridge 07/16/1915
4:10.4 Paavo Nurmi FIN Stockholm 08/23/1923
4:09.2 Jules Ladoumegue FRA Paris 10/04/1931
4:07.6 John Lovelock NZL Princeton 07/15/1933
4:06.8 Glenn Cunningham USA Princeton 06/16/1934
4:06.4 Sydney Wooderson GBR Motspur Park 08/28/1937
4:06.2 Gunder Hagg SWE Gothenburg 07/01/1942
4:06.2 Arne Andersson SWE Stockholm 07/10/1942
4:04.6 Gunder Hagg SWE Stockholm 09/04/1942
4:02.6 Arne Andersson SWE Gothenburg 07/01/1943
4:01.6 Andersson SWE Malmo 07/18/1944
4:01.4 Gunder Hagg SWE Malmo 07/17/1945
3:59.6 Roger Bannister GBR Oxford 05/06/1954
3:58.0 John Landy AUS Turku 06/21/1954
3:57.2 Derek Ibbotson GBR London 07/19/1957
3:54.5 Herbert Elliott AUS Dublin 08/06/1958
3:54.4 Peter Snell NZL Wanganui 01/27/1962
3:54.1 Peter Snell NZL Auckland 11/17/1964
3:53.6 Michel Jazy FRA Rennes 06/09/1965
3:51.3 James Ryun USA Berkeley 07/17/1966
3:51.1 James Ryun USA Bakersfield 06/23/1967
3:51.0 Filbert Bayi TAN Kingston 05/17/1975
3:49.4 John Walker NZL Gothenburg 08/12/1975
3:49.0 Sebastian Coe GBR Oslo 07/17/1979
3:48.8 Steve Ovett GBR Oslo 07/01/1980
3:48.53 Sebastian Coe GBR Zurich 08/19/1981
3:48.40 Steve Ovett GBR Koblenz 08/26/1981
3:47.33 Sebastian Coe GBR Brussels 08/28/1981
3:46.32 Steve Cram GBR Oslo 07/27/1985
3:44.39 Noureddine Morceli ALG Rieti 09/05/1993
3:43.13 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Rome 07/07/1999