World Records for One Mile Race (Men)

YearDatePlaceAthleteNationalityTime
1913May 31stCambridge, USAJohn Paul JonesUSA4m 14.4s
1915July 16thCambridge USANorman TaberUSA4m 12.6s
1923August 23rdStockholmPaavo NurmiFinland4m 10.4s
1931October 4thParisJules LadoumegueFrance4m 9.2s
1933July 15thPrinceton, USAJack LovelockNew Zealand4m 7.6s
1934May 16thPrinceton, USAGlenn CunninghamUSA4m 6.8s
1937August 28thMotspur Park, UKSydney WoodersonUK4m 6.4s
1942July 1stGothenburgGunder HaggSweden4m 6.2s
1942September 4thStockholmGunder HaggSweden4m 4.6s
1943July 1stGothenburgArne AnderssonSweden4m 2.6s
1944July 18thMalmo, SwedenArne AnderssonSweden4m 1.6s
1945July 17thMalmo, SwedenGunder HaggSweden4m 1.4s
1954May 6thOxfordRoger BannisterUK3m 59.4s
1954June 21stTurku, FinlandJohn LandyAustralia3m 58.0s
1957July 19thLondonDerek IbbotsonUK3m 57.2s
1958August 6thDublinHerb ElliottAustralia3m 54.5s
1962January 27thWanganui, NZPeter SnellNew Zealand3m 54.4s
1964November 17thAucklandPeter SnellNew Zealand3m 54.1s
1965June 9thRennesMichel JazyFrance3m 53.6s
1966July 17thBerkeley, USAJim RyunUSA3m 51.3s
1967June 23rdBakersfield, USAJim RyunUSA3m 51.1s
1975May 17thKingston, JamaicaFilbert BayiTanzania3m 51.0s
1975August 12thGothenburgJohn WalkerNew Zealand3m 49.4s
1979July 17thOsloSebastian CoeUK3m 49.0s
1980July 1stOsloSteve OvettUK3m 48.8s
1981August 19thZurichSebastian CoeUK3m 48.53s
1981August 26thKoblenzSteve OvettUK3m 48.40s
1981August 28thBrusselsSebastian CoeUK3m 47.33s
1985July 27thOsloSteve CramUK3m 46.32s
1993September 5thStuttgartNoureddine MorceliAlgeria3m 44.39s
1999July 7thRomeHicham El GuerroujMorocco3m 43.13s