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    I'm hoping there is someone out there who can point me to info about the quarter-mile splits in some of the older mile World Records, particularly, Gunder Hagg's 4:01.4 (4:01.3), Landy's 3:58.0 (3:57.9), and Elliott's 3:54.5. I've seen some data but doubt it's accuracy.
    Suggestions?

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    Re: WR Split times

    I'm hoping there is someone out there who can point me to info about the quarter-mile splits in some of the older mile World Records, particularly, Gunder Hagg's 4:01.4 (4:01.3), Landy's 3:58.0 (3:57.9), and Elliott's 3:54.5. I've seen some data but doubt it's accuracy.
    Suggestions? <<

    The T&FN book The Supermilers (If I recall the title correctly) had splits for most if not all WRs and big races up to the early 80s (It may have been revised since)...

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      Re: WR Split times

      "I'm hoping there is someone out there who can point me to info about the quarter-mile splits in some of the older mile World Records, particularly, Gunder Hagg's 4:01.4 (4:01.3), Landy's 3:58.0 (3:57.9), and Elliott's 3:54.5. I've seen some data but doubt it's accuracy."

      A book that EVERY, and I repeat EVERY track fan should have is the "IAAF Progression of World Best Performances and Official World Records." I cannot understand why T&FN has not (ever??) offered it; it is, however, available through the IAAF website. This books provides reams of information, such as:

      Splits on Haegg's 4:01.4: 56.6, 61.9, 61.2, 61.6
      Landy's 3:57.9: 58.5, 60.2, 58.5, 60.7
      Elliott's 3:54.5: 56.4(!), 61.8, 61.0, 55.3(!).

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        Re: WR Split times

        Ah...GREAT, thanks. These jibe with most of what I've read however the Elliott splits I've seen range from the one's you've listed to a more even-paced 58.3, 59.8, 61.0, 55.4.
        I can't seem to find a reference to the book you mention on the IAAF website. Can you provide a specific link?

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          Re: WR Split times

          >I can't seem to find a reference to the book you mention on the IAAF website. Can you provide a specific link?<

          The reason you can't find it is it isn't there. I'm pretty sure it used to be on their publications order form, which is a sub-menu under Downloads. But the order form that is now on the web dates back to April, and it does the WR Progressions book, a new edition of which was published this past summer. I expect that when they update the form online, it will include this volume. No idea when that will be.

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            Re: WR Split times

            Yeah, found the Publications download and, indeed it's not there. Guess I'll just have to be patient.
            Thanks for the update...

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            • #7
              Re: WR Split times

              It may not be in the order form, but if you drop them an e-mail (the address is [email protected])saying what it is you want, they will send it to you. It worked for me.
              Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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