16-year old Aussie Cameron Myers runs 3:55.44 mile, breaks Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s age-16 best
February 23, 2023
Today at the Maurie Plant World Athletics gold track and field meet in Melbourne, Australia, 16-year-old Aussie Cameron Myers made history. His first sub-4 mile was one for the record books as he set a new age 16 best by running 3:55.44, to break Jakob Ingebrigtsen‘s 3:56.29 age-16 record. Myers passed three runners in the final 100 to finish 4th in the event won by Ollie Hoare in 3:52.44.
Breaking four was far from a shock as Myers had run a 3:40.60 1500 a month ago and that’s equivalent to a 3:58.3 mile.
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Myers, who ran 3:54.33 1500 at age 14 (equivalent to a 4:13.1 mile) and a 3:46.30 1500 at age 15 (equivalent to a 4:04.4 mile), narrowly missed becoming the youngest sub-4 miler in history. Myers date of both is June 9, 2006, meaning he is 6103 days old. 2020 Olympic 1500 champ Jakob Ingebrigtsen became the youngest sub-4 miler in history when he ran 3:58.07 at the Pre Classic on May 27, 2017 when he was 6094 days old, only 9 days younger.
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At the Maurie Plant Meet in Melbourne, while you were sleeping…
-Hoare wins in 3:52
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-Cameron Myers becomes the 2nd-youngest sub-4:00 miler in history at 16 years, 259 days
-Myers also set an age-16 world record of 3:55.44 (breaks Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s 3:56.29) pic.twitter.com/D5BYMHJhyN
— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) February 23, 2023