Progression of World Mile record

3-59.4 Roger Bannister (GB) Oxford May 6, 1954
3-58.0 John Landy (Australia) Turku June 21,1954
3-57.2 Derek Ibbotson (GB) London July 19, 1957
3-54.5 Herb Elliott (Australia) Dublin Aug 6, 1958
3-54.4 Peter Snell (NZ) Wanganui Jan 27, 1962
3-54.1 Peter Snell (NZ) Auckland Nov 17, 1964
3-53.6 Michel Jazy (France) Rennes June 9, 1965
3-51.3 Jim Ryun (US) Berkeley July 17, 1966
3-51.1 Jim Ryun (US) Berkeley June 23, 1967
3-51.0 Filbert Bayi (Tanzania) Kingston May 17, 1975
3-49.4 John Walker (NZ) Gothenburg Aug 12, 1975
3-49.0 Sebastian Coe (GB) Oslo July 17, 1979
3-48.8 Steve Ovett (GB) Oslo July 1, 1980
3-48.53 Sebastian Coe (GB) Zurich Aug 19, 1981
3-48.40 Steve Ovett (GB) Koblenz Aug 26, 1981
3-47.33 Sebastian Coe (GB) Brussels Aug 28, 1981
3-46.32 Steve Cram (GB) Oslo July 27, 1985
3-44.39 Noureddine Morceli (Algeria) Rieti Sept 5, 1993
3-43.13 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) Rome July 7, 1999