Q&A #13

How many high schoolers have run a sub 4 minute mile?  
Answer:  five (5)
  • Jim Ryun, the first in 1964, 
  • Tim Danielson (1966), 
  • Marty Liquori (1967) 
  • Alan Webb (2001)  holds the current record of 3:53.43
  • and now Lukas Verzbicas 3.59:71  (2011)

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The recent graduate of Sandburg (Orland Park, Ill.), who holds the national two-mile record and has won numerous national events, told MaxPreps, "It was my biggest accomplishment of all. It just means so much to join such a list of elite athletes."

Jim Ryun told MaxPreps that Verzbicas is only the second runner to break four minutes during a race that included only high school athletes.