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1979 – Leading Steve Ovett

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Set one of the oldest records in British Athletics at Crystal Palace on October 14, 1970, winning the 2000 metres in a British, European and World age 15 record 5:33.1. The existing World and European record is 5:25.69 by Dalibor Balgac (CRO) in 1993. Starting in 2013 the Power of 10 decided to list only championship distances for UK age records.

Profile

http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=39162

2012 UK All-Time Age Records

http://web.archive.org/web/20120721013217/http://www.thepowerof10.info/records

UK All-Time Youth (U/18) Lists

http://www.gbrathletics.com/uk/mu18.htm

Yahoo GoeCities 2001-2009

http://www.oocities.org/subfourdotnet

Webring Webspace 2009-2013

http://web.archive.org/web/20131010021506/http://www.subfour.net

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World’s First Sub Four Minute 1500 Metres

August 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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1908 Olympics in London / 1500m

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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Paris Diamond League/Muir Beats Olympic Champion In A British Record

August 27, 2016 Leave a comment

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Harrison Runs Time That Would Have Won Gold In Rio

August 26, 2016 Leave a comment

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Lausanne Diamond League

August 25, 2016 Leave a comment

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The Greatest Show On Earth

August 23, 2016 Leave a comment

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Britain becomes the first host nation to increase their medal total at the next Olympics and the first country to increase their medal total at five consecutive Olympics.

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Farah Matches Viren With Double Double/Centrowitz Becomes America’s First 1500 Champion Since London 1908/Team GB Sporting Superpower!

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment
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Britain’s Mo Farah runs in the men’s 5000- meter final during athletics competitions at the Summer Olympics inside Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Only Mo Farah and Lasse Viren (1972/1976) have done the 5000/10000 metres double twice.

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The first American 1500 metres champion was Melvin Sheppard at the 1908 London Olympics, in an Olympic record 4:03.4, beating Britain’s Harold Wilson. Wilson had broken the World record at the British Olympic Trials in 3:59.8, doing the world’s first sub four-minute metric mile.

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