Men’s Mile – A Treasured History

When you think of the men’s mile there is always one Australian athlete that comes to mind, the great John Landy. Although he wasn’t the very first athlete in the world to break through the magical 4 minute barrier (Roger Bannister was the first, running 3:59.4), it was only 46 days after Bannister’s world record that he ran his very own sub 4 minute mile, an incredible 3:57.9 in Turku, Finland, on June 21, 1954.

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Australian Men to Run a Sub 4 Minute Mile
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Total Sub 4 Minute Mile Performances by Australian Men
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Athlete Outdoors Indoors Total Sub 4 Minute Miles
Pat Scammell 28 0 28
Michael Hillardt 24 3 27
Ryan Gregson* 23 4 27
Craig Mottram* 14 4 18
Herbert Elliott 17 0 17
Graham Crouch 15 0 15
Simon Doyle 11 0 11
Ken Hall 9 0 9
Mark Fountain 5 3 8
Sam McEntee 6 1 7
John Landy 7 0 7
Jordan Williamsz 5 1 6
Michael Power 5 1 6
Jeff Riseley 5 0 5
Mick Stanovsek 0 5 5
Matthew Ramsden 5 0 5
Collis Birmingham 5 0 5

 

* Note: totals do not include road mile races

Last updated: September 6, 2020

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