I wonder which is the Brazilian mile record...I know that Joaquim Cruz ran 3:53 as a collegian.
*Belem road mile today top 5 results:
1-Fabiano Pecanha BRA (06/05/1982) 3.59
2-Ivan Lopez CHI (03/10/1990) 4.00
3-Federico Bruno ARG (06/18/1993) 4.00
4-Andre Alberi Santana BRA (06/29/1980) 4.01
5-Itamar Silva do Carmo BRA (08/28/1982)4.02
Interesing seeing that the mile is very popular only in America and UK Commonwhealth community. Bring back the mile, please!!!
Not totally true, mile races (and even road distances such as 10 miles) are pretty common in lots of countries. What country did Alan Webb run his AR in? What country is the WR holder from, and what country was that run in?
Yeah. It's true. I didn't remember about that Belgium race and Alan Webb's AR.
i'm seeing that Brazilian milers aren't as good as the 80's and 90's milers.
Interesting also that Argentinean mile record is from Omar Ortega. Former WSU miler from the late 70's (I think he was coached by John Chaplin). But this kid Federico Bruno (18 y.o) is almost in sub 4 shape this year. He ran the 1500 in 3:43 last week (he said that he's not at 100% shape yet). Probably he'll be in 3.40 at summer Euro competitions. Surely he'll be in Barcelona WJC's (mid July if I recall correctly)
It's true- Oslo used to have the Dream Mile. There were mile runs consistently on the European Circuit. Road Miles were very popular in the early to mid 80's. Started with 5th Ave, moved to Rio, Paris, Rome, London, I think there were more.
I remember the IAAF being "afraid" they would take interest away from track meets- the stars were running road miles. There was a short lived rule that times had to be rounded up to the nearest second, it didn't last long.
Bring it back and simply have a time to meet the Olympic Standards.
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Great to see this road Mile in Brazil. Go Mile!
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