World Record Progression of One Mile

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
3:43.13 Hicham EL GUERROUJ 14 SEP 1974 MAR MAR Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 07 JUL 1999
3:44.39 Noureddine MORCELI 28 FEB 1970 ALG ALG Rieti (ITA) 05 SEP 1993
3:46.32 Steve CRAM 14 OCT 1960 GBR GBR Oslo (NOR) 27 JUL 1985
3:47.33 Sebastian COE 29 SEP 1956 GBR GBR Bruxelles (BEL) 28 AUG 1981
3:48.40 Steve OVETT 09 OCT 1955 GBR GBR Koblenz (GER) 26 AUG 1981
3:48.53 Sebastian COE 29 SEP 1956 GBR GBR Zürich (SUI) 19 AUG 1981
3:48.8h Steve OVETT 09 OCT 1955 GBR GBR Oslo (NOR) 01 JUL 1980
3:48.95 Sebastian COE 29 SEP 1956 GBR GBR Oslo (NOR) 17 JUL 1979
3:49.4h John WALKER 12 JAN 1952 NZL NZL Göteborg (SWE) 12 AUG 1975
3:51.0h Filbert BAYI 23 JUN 1953 TAN TAN Kingston (JAM) 17 MAY 1975
3:51.1h Jim RYUN 29 APR 1947 USA USA Bakersfield, CA (USA) 23 JUN 1967
3:51.3h Jim RYUN 29 APR 1947 USA USA Berkeley, CA (USA) 17 JUL 1966
3:53.6h Michel JAZY 13 JUN 1936 FRA FRA Rennes (FRA) 09 JUN 1965
3:54.03 Peter SNELL 17 DEC 1938 NZL NZL Auckland (NZL) 17 NOV 1964
3:54.4h Peter SNELL 17 DEC 1938 NZL NZL Wanganui (NZL) 27 JAN 1962
3:54.5h Herb ELLIOTT 25 FEB 1938 AUS AUS Dublin (IRL) 06 AUG 1958
3:57.2h Derek IBBOTSON 17 JUN 1932 GBR GBR London (GBR) 19 JUL 1957
3:57.9h John LANDY 04 APR 1930 AUS AUS Turku (FIN) 21 JUN 1954
3:59.4h Roger BANNISTER 23 MAR 1929 GBR GBR Oxford (GBR) 06 MAY 1954
4:01.4h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Malmö (SWE) 17 JUL 1945
4:01.6h Arne ANDERSSON 27 OCT 1917 SWE SWE Malmö (SWE) 18 JUL 1944
4:02.6h Arne ANDERSSON 27 OCT 1917 SWE SWE Göteborg (SWE) 01 JUL 1943
4:04.6h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 04 SEP 1942
4:06.2h Arne ANDERSSON 27 OCT 1917 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 10 JUL 1942
4:06.2h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Göteborg (SWE) 01 JUL 1942
4:06.4h Sydney WOODERSON 30 AUG 1914 GBR GBR Motspur Park (GBR) 28 AUG 1937
4:06.8h Glenn CUNNINGHAM 04 AUG 1909 USA USA Princeton, NJ (USA) 16 JUN 1934
4:07.6h Jack LOVELOCK 05 JAN 1910 NZL NZL Princeton, NJ (USA) 15 JUL 1933
4:09.2h Jules LADOUMÈGUE 10 DEC 1906 FRA FRA Paris (FRA) 04 OCT 1931
4:10.4h Paavo NURMI 13 JUN 1897 FIN FIN Stockholm (SWE) 23 AUG 1923
4:12.6h Norman TABER 03 SEP 1891 USA USA Cambridge, MA (USA) 16 JUL 1915
4:14.4h John Paul JONES 15 OCT 1890 USA USA Cambridge, MA (USA) 31 MAY 1913

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.