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The mile record down the years

1923: Paavo Nurmi, Finland, 4:10.4. 1931: Jules Ladoumegue, France, 4:09.2. 1933: Jack Lovelock, New Zealand, 4:07.6. 1934: Glenn Cunningham, United States, 4:06.8. 1937: Sydney Wooderson, Britain, 4:06.4. 1942: Gunder Haegg, Sweden, 4:06.2. 1942: Arne Andersson, Sweden, 4:06.2, Haegg, 4:04.6. 1943: Andersson, 4:02.6. 1944: Andersson, 4:01.6. 1945: Haegg, 4:01.4. 1954: Roger Bannister, Britain, 3:59.4, John Landy, Australia, 3:58.0. 1957: Derek Ibbotson, Britain, 3:57.2. 1958: Herb Elliott, Australia, 3:54.5. 1962: Peter Snell, New Zealand, 3:54.4. 1964: Snell, 3:54.1. 1965: Michel Jazy, France, 3:53.6. 1966: Jim Ryun, United States, 3:51.3. 1967: Ryun, 3:51.1. 1975: Filbert Bayi, Tanzania, 3:51.0. 1975: John Walker, New Zealand, 3:49.4. 1979: Sebastian Coe, Britain, 3:48.95. 1980: Steve Ovett, Britain, 3:48.8. 1981: Coe, 3:48.53, Ovett, 3:48.40, Coe, 3:47.33. 1985: Steve Cram, Britain, 3:46.32.1993: Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 3:44.39. 1999: Hicham El Guerrouj, Morocco, 3:43.13.

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