Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes


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Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby DentyCracker » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:02 pm

Kemoy Campbell of Arkansas (Formerly of South Plains JC and Bellefield HS, Jamaica) set a PB of 4:00.98 indoors at the Razorback Inv.
Kemoy won the 3000m HS boys at Penn 3 years ago in around 8:20
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby 18.99s » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:28 pm

He ran 3:42.57 in the 1500m outdoors in 2008 when he was 17, but hasn't improved on that since. That 4:00.98 indoors is a good sign that he's finally returning to form.
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby DentyCracker » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:49 am

18.99s wrote:He ran 3:42.57 in the 1500m outdoors in 2008 when he was 17, but hasn't improved on that since. That 4:00.98 indoors is a good sign that he's finally returning to form.

Many Jamaicans regard that 3:42 as bogus. He did run 3:45.54 three years ago though. He did 14:18.58 for 5000 that year as he won the 1500/5000 double at our national high school champs
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby AS » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:53 pm

How many Jamaican sub-4 men are there?

I can find Byron Dyce (3:57.34 NR from 1974)
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby toyracer » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:35 pm

It is good to hear something about Campbell. I've been a bit worried about his progress.
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby KevinM » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:28 pm

Did Mark Elliot ever break 4, whether at LSU or after?

And didn't Iowa State have a good Jamaican miler during the glory years of the early/mid-90s?
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby AS » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:16 pm

I found one more:

Steve Green (1500m NR at 3.39:19 ran 3.59.6i in 1994)

http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/p ... leteid=616
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby KevinM » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:58 pm

AS wrote:I found one more:

Steve Green (1500m NR at 3.39:19 ran 3.59.6i in 1994)

http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/p ... leteid=616


That's the former Iowa State guy I'm thinking of.
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby 18.99s » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:54 am

This PDF that T&FN posted last year has a list of all sub-4 milers in history as of June 8, 2012.

http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/images ... orld4s.pdf
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Re: Jamaican runs mile in just over 4 minutes

Postby AS » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:19 pm

18.99s wrote:This PDF that T&FN posted last year has a list of all sub-4 milers in history as of June 8, 2012.

http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/images ... orld4s.pdf


Revealing the answer to be 3:

Byron Dyce 3:57.34PR (and 1st ever sub4 of 3:59.6 on 16 May 71)
Gawain Guy 3:58.21 12 Jun 83 (subsequently switched to US and 3:57.18 in 1987)
Steve Green (as noted above, although he may have had UK citizenship at the time)

So, the upshot is that Campbell would be first Jamaican sub-4 miler in almost 20 years if he breaks the barrier soon...
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