Q&A #5

Who is the world record holder in the 1-Mile, and what is the time?
 
Rome July 7 1999, Hicham El Guerrouj broke the mile world record with a time of 3:43.13 
Noah Ngeny of Kenya, who ran second, was also under the previous world record with a time of 3:43.40. 
This was the first time in over 40 years that two men had bettered the world record in the same race. 
The previous record was set by Noureddine Morceli in 1993,in a time of 3.44.39 

The race cam be viewed at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvCsj7eJKKA

His Splits:     400M 55.07     800M 151.58    1200M 2.47.91   mile 3.43.13

His 100m splits were incredibly even;   13.7,  13.7,  13.8,  14.0,  13.8,  14.1,  14.1,  14.0,  14.1,  13.9,  14.1,  13.7,  13.5,  13.6,  14.1,  13.7
His time averages 16.13 miles an hour 

  • The so-called "metric mile" of 1500 meters is 119 yards, 21 inches short of a mile.
  • A 3:42.43 at 1500 meters is the equivalent of a 4:00.00 mile.

  • The current 1500m record of 3:26.00 by El Guerrouj equates to a 3:42.27 mile. 
  • Daniel Komen’s 7:20.67 world record at 3,000m is equal to 7:56 for two miles.
  • The fastest mile by a racewalker is 5:38.2, on an indoor track.
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