Fastest Mile Time –

Hicham El Guerrouj holds the world record of Fastest Mile Time with the time 3:43.13. He holds his record as both world record holder and also in the category of men’s mile run record holder. Hicham El Guerrouj was born in Morocca on 14th SEP 1974. Hicham El Guerrouj also holds the current world record in 1500m, outdoor 2000m and he is also a olympic gold medalists.

Hicham El Guerrouj

While in the category of women Svetlana Masterkova holds the record with the time 4:12.56. Svetlana Masterkova was born in Russia on 17th JAN 1968. In 1996, she won gold medals in both 800 and 1500m at the summer olympics.

Svetlana Masterkova

The International Association of Athletics Federations maintains all the records.

Let’s see the fastest mile time in terms of category.

In 1913, IAAF recognised the first world record in the mile for men. The below table shows the record of athelets.

TOP TEN MEN’S FASTEST MILE TIME RECORD

Number Name of the Athlete Nationality Time
1 Hicham El Guerrouj Morocco 3:43.13(CURRENT WORLD RECORD)
2 Noureddine Morceli Algeria 3:44.39
3 Steve Cram United Kingdom 3:46.32
4 Sebastian Coe United Kingdom 3:47.33
5 Steve Ovett United Kingdom 3:48.40
6 Sebastian Coe United Kingdom 3:48.53
7 Steve Ovett United Kingdom 3:48.8
8 Sebastian Coe United Kingdom 3:49.0(3:48.95)
9 John Walker New Zealand 3:49.4
10 Filbert Bayi Tanzania 3:51.0

TOP TEN WOMEN’S FASTEST MILE RUN RECORD

Number Name of the Athlete Nationality Time
1 Svetlana Masterkova Russia 4:12.56
2 Paula Ivan Romania 4:15.61
3 Mary Decker-Slaney United States 4:16.71
4 Maricica Puică Romania 4:17.44
5 Mary Decker-Tabb United States 4:18.08
6 Lyudmila Veselkova Soviet Union 4:20.89
7 Mary Decker United States 4:21.7
8 Natalia Mărășescu Romania 4:22.1
9 Natalia Mărășescu Romania 4:23.8
10 Paola Pigni Italy 4:29.5

Before seeing the other category of world records let me clear about what is a mile?

1 mile is equal to 1.60934km. A person has to run 1.60934km to complete a 1 mile run. Now let’s see the next long distance mile records.

FASTEST 3 MILE RUN RECORDS

MEN

The fastest 3 mile run record is set by an Ethiopian long distance runner Kenenisa Bekele. He completed 5000 metres that is 3.1 mile run in 12.37(12min and 37sec) and has set the world record.

He is also a Gold medalist in Olympics in both the events 5000metre and 10000metre at 2008 summer olympics.

WOMEN

The fastest 3 mile run record in the category of women is set by the Tirunesh Dibaba an Ethiopian long distance runner. She is the current world record holder of 5000m(3.1mile) with the time of 14.11(14min and 11sec).

FASTEST 6 MILE RUN RECORDS

MEN

The fastest 6 mile run record is also set by Kenenisa Bekele an Ethiopian long distance runner who set the world record of 3mile(5000m) run. He completed the run in 26.17(26min and 17sec). This is the current world record.

WOMEN

Almaz Ayana is also an Ethiopian long distance runner. She completed 10000m(6.2mile) in 29.17(29min and 17sec). This is the current world record in the category of women.

FASTEST 10 MILE RUN RECORDS

MEN

The fastest 10mile run is completed by an Ethiopian long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie. He completed the run in 44.24(44min and 24sec). This is the current world record.

WOMEN

The fastest 10mile run in the category of women is set by the Paula Radcliffe. She completed the run in 50.01(50min and 01sec). This is the current world record.

We will update this page by the new world record. If you wish that some columns should be added comment below.

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