The mile run is a run over an English mile (1609.344 m). It is a non-Olympic discipline in athletics . It is the only route that is not measured in metric units and over which the IAAF still holds world records .
Traditionally, the English mile is considered to be the longest of the middle distances . Roger Bannister was the first man to run the mile under four minutes, which was long considered a sound barrier.
The Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj holds the current world record . On July 7, 1999, he ran a time of 3: 43.13 minutes in Rome . The German record is held by Jens-Peter Herold , who ran the distance in 3: 49.22 minutes in Oslo on July 2, 1988 .
The fastest woman on this route is Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands . With a time of 4: 12.33 min, she set a new world record on July 12, 2019 in Monaco . The German record for women is held by Konstanze Klosterhalfen , who conquered the mile on August 18, 2019 in Birmingham in 4: 21.11 minutes.
In the junior class, the Kenyan William Biwott Tanui, who has been running for Turkey as İlham Tanui Özbilen since 2011 , set the best time to date when he ran a time of 3: 49.29 minutes in Oslo on July 3, 2009 . Since August 21, 1985, Zola Budd (Great Britain) has held the women's record with 4: 17.57 minutes.
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