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Metric Miler
RE: Jakob Ingebritsen 15y, 3.42.44 on 1500 today

well,. wrote:

[quote]Metric Miler wrote:

Incredibly impressive, less than half a second off a sub 4 equivalent. Hopefully he hops in a mile this season, could be one of the youngest if not the youngest sub 4 miler ever!

The mile is almost never run in countries with the metric system (and they don´t care either).[/quote]

I live in a metric country, and in my field of education use the metric system exclusively. Usually, I would agree with a post like yours wholeheartedly.

Alas, in this case it is difficult to ignore that Henrik ran his 1500m in his home country of Norway, and on the same night at the same meet they hosted two elite mile races as the star events of their biggest athletics meeting of the year, the Bislett Games. They do this nearly every year. They must care for the mile a little.

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