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HISTORY’S FASTEST MILERS, A THROUGH Z

This compilation lists the fastest men ever at 1760 yards, one per each letter of the alphabet, arranged by last name.

3 of 26 have broken 3:45, 18 of 26 have broken 3:50, 24 of 26 have broken 3:55 and 25 of 26 have broken 4:00. Many thanks to Bob Phillips and his great chronicling of sub-4:00 milers for providing valuable data.

If you’ve got a better candidate for X, do let us know!

  Name Nation PR Year
A Saïd Aouita Morocco 3:46.76 87
B Andrew Baddeley Great Britain 3:49.38 08
C Steve Cram Great Britain 3:46.32 85
D Andrés Manuel Díaz Spain 3:48.38 01
E Hicham El Guerrouj Morocco 3:43.13 99
F Joe Falcon USA 3:49.31 90
G Mekonnen Gebremedhin Ethiopia 3:49.70 11
H Jens-Peter Herold East Germany 3:49.22 88
I Abdalaati Iguider Morocco 3:49.09 14
J Ben Jipcho Kenya 3:52.17 73
K Daniel Komen Kenya 3:46.38 97
L Bernard Lagat Kenya 3:47.28 01
M Noureddine Morceli Algeria 3:44.39 93
N Noah Ngeny Kenya 3:43.40 99
O Steve Ovett Great Britain 3:48.40 81
P Hervé Phélippeau France 3:52.57 89
Q John Quade USA 3:54.6 89
R Laban Rotich Kenya 3:47.65 97
S Ayanleh Souleiman Djibouti 3:47.32 14
T Homiyu Tesfaye Germany 3:49.86 14
U Dorian Ulrey USA 3:55.62 12
V Juan van Deventer South Africa 3:51.31 08
W Alan Webb USA 3:46.91 07
X Charles Christmas USA 4:03.2 66
Y Izaic Yorks USA 3:53.89i 16
Z Dragan Zdravković Yugoslavia 3:52.24 83

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