>What's the record for most milers in one race
>under 4:00? The Ostrava 1500 had the equivalent
Sheesh, when will y'all people finally stop to use the 4-minute mile is a benchmark. It's been 50 years since it was first broken, for cheese' sake. There are about 200 people in the world who break it every year (I'm talking about the 1500 equivalent). It's about as relevant a barrier nowadays as 10.40 at 100 meters or 25 ft. in the LJ.
Can't answer your question precisely, but there certainly have been races with more than 15, and a lot faster than in this race. Try http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/archive/bemfp_m.html
- in Monaco in 1998, the 15th guy ran 3:34.40, equivalent to around 3:51.4 on Hungarian lists. That's the sort of standard you have nowadays - leave 4-minute miles to HS kids.