The mile run is a run over a mile ( 1609.344 m). He is a non- Olympic sport of athletics. It is the only not measured in metric unit distance over which the IAAF still leads world records.
Traditionally, the English mile is considered the longest in the medium range. As the first man Roger Bannister ran the mile under four minutes, which was considered a sound barrier long.
The current world record is held by the Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj. On 7 July 1999 he was in Rome for a time of 3:43,13 min. The fastest woman on this route is the Russian Svetlana Masterkowa. With a time of 4:12,56 min she put on August 14 in Zurich in 1996 set a new world record.
In the junior class presented the Kenyan William Biwott Tanui, who starts as Ilham Tanui Özbilen for Turkey since 2011, so far the best time to when he ran a time of 3:49,29 min in Oslo on 3 July 2009. For women, since 21 August 1985 Zola Budd holds (Great Britain) to record with 4:17,57 min.