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World’s First Sub Four Minute 1500 Metres

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1908 Olympics in London / 1500m Sport / Olympic Games. – Opening of the the 4th Olympic Games in London, 13 July 1908: Melvin Winfield Sheppard (USA) beats Harold Alexander Wilson (GBR) to win the 1500 metres final.

  1. Melvin Sheppard (USA) 4:03.4 (olympic record)
  2. Harold Wilson (GBR) 4:03.6
  3. Norman Hallows (GBR) 4:04.0

 

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