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Fastest Miles Annually (Sub-4 Era)

by Howard Willman
(as of September 05, 2017)

U.S. Soil (All-Comers)
  Outdoor bests included when fastest was run indoors.
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1954 4:00.6 ACR Wes Santee USA Compton 6/4/54
1955 4:00.5 ACR Wes Santee USA Austin 4/2/55
1956 3:58.6 ACR, =WL Jim Bailey AUS Los Angeles 5/5/56
1957 3:58.7   Don Bowden USA Stockton 6/1/57
1958 3:57.8 ACR Herb Elliott AUS Los Angeles 5/16/58
1959 4:02.1   Ed Moran USA University Park 5/9/59
1960 3:58.0   Jim Beatty USA Modesto 5/28/60
1961 3:57.6 ACR, WL Dyrol Burleson USA Eugene 5/24/61
1962 3:56.1 ACR Peter Snell NZL Los Angeles 5/18/62
1963 3:54.9 ACR, WL Peter Snell NZL Modesto 5/25/63
1964 3:56.4i   Tom O'Hara USA Chicago 3/6/64
  3:57.4   Dyrol Burleson USA Eugene 5/13/64
  3:57.4   Dyrol Burleson USA Compton 6/5/64
1965 3:55.3   Jim Ryun USA San Diego 6/27/65
1966 3:51.3 WR, ACR Jim Ryun USA Berkeley 7/17/66
1967 3:51.1 WR, ACR Jim Ryun USA Bakersfield 6/23/67
1968 3:55.9   Jim Ryun USA Walnut 8/10/68
1969 3:55.9 WL Jim Ryun USA Los Angeles 6/7/69
1970 3:56.3 WL Roscoe Divine USA Eugene 6/5/70
1971 3:54.6   Mary Liquori USA Philadelphia 5/16/71
1972 3:56.0   Fanie van Zyl RSA Modesto 5/27/72
1973 3:53.3   Dave Wottle USA Eugene 6/20/73
1974 3:53.2 WL Tony Waldrop USA Philadelphia 4/27/74
1975 3:53.3   Rick Wohlhuter USA Wichita 5/31/75
1976 3:56.1i   Filbert Bayi TAN New York 2/27/76
  3:56.16   John Walker NZL Philadelphia 8/4/76
1977 3:53.8   Wilson Waigwa KEN Philadelphia 4/30/77
1978 3:53.92   Steve Scott USA Irvine 3/25/78
1979 3:52.6i   Eamonn Coghlan IRL San Diego 2/16/79
  3:52.88   Eamonn Coghlan IRL Stanford 6/30/79
1980 3:52.9i   Eamonn Coghlan IRL Los Angeles 2/15/80
  3:53.1   Steve Scott USA Westwood 5/11/80
1981 3:50.6i ACR Eamonn Coghlan IRL San Diego 2/20/81
  3:52.26   Steve Scott USA Villanova 5/30/81
1982 3:52.68   Steve Scott USA Westwood 5/16/82
1983 3:49.78i ACR Eamonn Coghlan IRL E. Rutherford 2/27/83
  3:52.52   Eamonn Coghlan IRL Berkeley 6/12/83
1984 3:52.99   Steve Scott USA Westwood 5/13/84
1985 3:52.37i   Eamonn Coghlan IRL E. Rutherford 2/9/85
  3:52.64   Sydney Maree USA Villanova 6/9/85
1986 3:52.30i   Frank O'Mara IRL Fayetteville 1/25/86
  3:53.29   Sydney Maree USA Villanova 6/8/86
1987 3:53.42i   Frank O'Mara IRL Providence 2/1/87
  3:56.36   Joaquim Cruz BRA Eugene 6/6/87
1988 3:50.94i   Marcus O'Sullivan IRL E. Rutherford 2/13/88
  3:53.6   Steve Scott USA Westwood 6/5/88
1989 3:51.66i   Marcus O'Sullivan IRL E. Rutherford 2/10/89
  3:53.57   Marcus O'Sullivan IRL New York 7/22/89
1990 3:52.02i   Peter Elliott GBR E. Rutherford 2/9/90
  3:55.33   Joe Falcon USA New York 7/29/90
1991 3:50.81i   Noureddine Morceli ALG E. Rutherford 2/8/91
  3:52.74   Jim Spivey USA New York 7/20/91
1992 3:54.41i   Noureddine Morceli ALG Fairfax 2/9/92
  3:58.20   Said Aouita MAR New York 5/24/92
1993 3:54.48   Marcus O'Sullivan IRL Indianapolis 6/25/93
1994 3:55.43i   David Strang GBR Boston 1/22/94
  3:56.21   Bob Kennedy USA Eugene 6/4/94
1995 3:55.33i   Kevin Sullivan CAN Indianapolis 3/11/95
  3:55.42   Christian Cushing-murray USA Eugene 6/4/95
1996 3:50.86 o-ACR Noureddine Morceli ALG Atlanta 5/18/96
1997 3:52.68   Laban Rotich KEN Eugene 5/25/97
1998 3:50.95   Daniel Komen KEN Eugene 5/31/98
1999 3:52.09   Noah Ngeny KEN Eugene 5/30/99
2000 3:51.84   William Chirchir KEN Eugene 6/24/00
2001 3:49.92 o-ACR Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Eugene 5/27/01
2002 3:50.89   Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Eugene 5/26/02
2003 3:50.21   Bernard Lagat KEN Eugene 5/24/03
2004 3:50.85   Alan Webb USA Eugene 6/19/04
2005 3:49.89i   Bernard Lagat USA Fayetteville 2/11/05
  3:50.91   Alex Kipchirchir KEN Eugene 6/4/05
2006 3:51.53   Bernard Lagat USA Eugene 5/28/06
2007 3:48.28 ACR Daniel K. Komen KEN Eugene 6/10/07
2008 3:50.49   Shadrack Korir KEN Eugene 6/8/08
2009 3:48.50 WL Asbel Kiprop KEN Eugene 6/7/09
2010 3:49.75   Asbel Kiprop KEN Eugene 7/3/10
2011 3:49.09 WL Haron Keitany KEN Eugene 6/4/11
2012 3:49.40   Asbel Kiprop KEN Eugene 6/2/12
2013 3:49.48   Silas Kiplagat KEN Eugene 6/1/13
2014 3:47.32 ACR, WL Ayanleh Souleiman DJI Eugene 5/31/14
2015 3:51.10 WL Ayanleh Souleiman DJI Eugene 5/30/15
2016 3:50.63i
3:51.54
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Matthew
Asbel
Centrowitz
Kiprop
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New York
Oslo
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2017 3:49.04 WL Ronald Kwemoi KEN Eugene 5/27/17