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  • Mr. Plod
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    Re: Who ran the first 4 minute mile?

    Thanks for the #2. Herb Elliott won the race. Ibbotson later explained that he had made love to his wife about an hour before the race, so he was "very relaxed". Sounds plausible to me...

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  • Sprintstatman
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    Re: Who ran the first 4 minute mile?

    It was at London's White City stadium on September 3rd, 1958. Michael Blagrove in second also ran 4:00.

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  • Mr. Plod
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    Re: Who ran the first 4 minute mile?

    OK, so it was answered (sort of) a week or two ago. I am new to the board and the search engine is a bit unreliable.

    Well, can you tell me what year it was and who won the race?

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  • tandfman
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    Re: Who ran the first 4 minute mile?

    >The question was answered 10 days ago on this board<


    Yes, but it was also answered on this Board last November.

    http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/di ... sage=26833

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  • Archivist
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    Re: Who ran the first 4 minute mile?

    The question was answered 10 days ago on this board

    http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/di ... sage=58666

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  • tandfman
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    Re: Who ran the first 4 minute mile?

    That question was answered some time last year on this Board.

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  • Sprintstatman
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    Re: Who ran the first 4 minute mile?

    Derek Ibbotson.

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  • Mr. Plod
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    Who ran the first 4 minute mile?

    It's a trick question. Who officially first ran the mile in exactly 4 minutes? As a side note, Steve Ovett did it many years later.
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