Mile walk

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The Mile race walk is a rarely contested racewalking event. The event is competed as a track race. Athletes must always keep in contact with the ground and the supporting leg must remain straight until the raised leg passes it.

World bests

IAAF does't ratify world records in this event. On July 9, 2017, Tom Bosworth of Great Britain set the Mile walk world best in London in a time of 5:31.08.

All-time top fastest

  • i = indoor performance
  • ht = hand timing

Men

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 5:31.08 Tom Bosworth  Great Britain 9 July 2017 London [1]
2 5:33.53 i Tim Lewis  United States 6 February 1988 New York City [2]
3 5:34.45 i Andreas Gustafson  Sweden 15 February 2014 New York City [3]
4 5:36.27 Diego Garcia  Spain 9 July 2017 London [4]
5 5:36.9 (ht) Antanas Grigaliūnas  Lithuania 12 May 1990 Vilnius
6 5:38.18 Perseus Karlström  Sweden 9 July 2017 London [5]
7 5:39.75 i Robert Heffernan  Ireland 15 February 2014 New York City [6]
8 5:49.63 Rafal Sikora  Poland 9 July 2017 London [7]
9 5:56.80 Dominic King  Great Britain 9 July 2017 London [8]
10 5:58.4 (ht) Alex Wright  Great Britain 5 October 2011 Leeds [9]
15 6:02.30 Guy Thomas  Great Britain 9 July 2017 London [10]
18 6:04.29 i Jonathan Hallman  United States New York City
20 6:09.32 Christopher Snook  Great Britain 9 July 2017 London [11]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 5:41.12:

  • Tim Lewis also walked hand-timed 5:38.2i (1987) and 5:41.12i (1987).

Women

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 6:16.72 i Sada Eidikytė  Soviet Union 24 February 1990 Kaunas [12]
2 6:17.29 i Rachel Seaman  Canada 15 February 2014 New York City [13]
3 6:18:03 i Debbi Lawrence  United States 15 February 1992 Cleveland
4 6:19.00 i Maria Michta-Coffey  United States 15 February 2014 New York City [14]
5 6:19.40 Sada Eidikytė  Lithuania 1990 Vilnius
25 6:36.32 i Miranda Melville  United States New York City

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 6:19.40:

References

  1. ^ Matthew Brown (9 July 2017). "Obiri pounces to take mile meeting record in London – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Frank Litsky (6 February 1988). "Milers, Led by O'Sullivan, Set the Pace at Millrose". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Elena Dyachkova (15 February 2014). "Lagat's US 2000m record highlights Millrose Games". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Matthew Brown (9 July 2017). "Obiri pounces to take mile meeting record in London – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mile Walk Result" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  6. ^ Elena Dyachkova (15 February 2014). "Lagat's US 2000m record highlights Millrose Games". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Mile Walk Result" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Mile Walk Result" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  9. ^ http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=57146&event=MileW&venue=Leeds&date=5-Oct-11
  10. ^ "Mile Walk Result" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Mile Walk Result" (PDF). sportresult.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "World records and best performances, women's indoor". www.athleticsweekly.com. Archived from the original on 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  13. ^ Alfons Juck, Kevin Mangan (17 February 2014). "EME News February 16th". www.american-trackandfield.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  14. ^ Alfons Juck, Kevin Mangan (17 February 2014). "EME News February 16th". www.american-trackandfield.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
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