Today, 60 years, seven months, and 26 days after Don Bowden first ran 3:58.7, Emmanuel Bor became the 500th American to break 4:00 with an eerily similar time - 3:58.77. Despite the sub-4:00 club's expanding membership, it remains a rare feat. Five hundred people (actually 501; Western Oregon's David Ribich joined the club three hours later) in a country of over 320 million represents an exceedingly small number. For comparison, there are more billionaires in the country (540 as of 2016) than sub-4:00 milers.
Irene Cheptai won the women's race as Emmanuel Bor and Peris Jepchirchir won at the Central Rift XC Champs. At the Mau-Egerton University Cross Country Championships, Japanese-based Kenyan William Sitonik beat track stud Isiah Koech.