Hicham El Guerrouj sets a world record in the mile





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Published on Jan 19, 2006

In 1999, Hicham El Guerrouj ran 3:43.13 in a mile race in Rome - breaking the previous world record by over a second.

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I've been dead for 3 years and I can still run a mile in 3:30
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My time was 4:17 and I would have broken 4 minutes if I hadn't of punctured my tire.
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Tyler Antony
You know what's ridiculous?  Gerrouj's run here is still the fastest mile.  Not only that, but Noah Ngeny's second place finish here is still the second fastest mile. It gets even more absurd: the record that they both broke is stilll the third fastest mile ever run.  In fact, they remain the only three people who have ever run a sub-3:46 mile.
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You know it's going to be a fast mile when the entire video is only 3:59 long 
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Eric Ericson
I recently ran a 2:53 mile and I'm hoping to improve. My coach beats me everyday because I'm the slowest on the team. He says that I should stop dreaming and wake up because this is not realistic and neither is this entire comment section.
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Ryan Panganiban
Comments section, nobody cares how fast you can run
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My fastest mile is 1/186,282 of a second. I am a photon.
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Callum Hurst
I love how everyone here comments "wow that's crazy cause I only run a 4:47" when we all know they don't even run that. Anything under 5 minutes is extremely fast.
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Someone answer, would it be easier if the mile was run in a perfectly straight line instead of an oval?
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Jedka Te
it's not very common to find a white kenyan
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