aaronk wrote:...So do many other "English" barriers.
These two are metric records.
aaronk wrote:So the sub-4 mile ain't a record breaker, but it does provide the athlete a rung on the ladder where he/she can envision medals and victories.
I don't think we will see a 4-minute mile by a woman within my lifetime. On the other hand, any woman who runs a 4-miunute 1500m is an excellent candidate for an Olympic / World medalist.