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European Record Progression, men 1500m

updated 6 Sept. 2012

A. Officially ratified

Automatic timing

3:32.03 Sebastian COE, GBR, 15 Aug 79, Zürich (3.32.1)

3:32.09 Steve OVETT, GBR, 15 Jul 80, Oslo (3.32.1)

3:31.36 Steve OVETT, GBR, 27 Aug 80, Koblenz

3:30.77 Steve OVETT, GBR, 4 Sep 83, Rieti

3:29.67 Steve CRAM, GBR, 16 Jul 85, Nice

3:28.95 Fermín CACHO, ESP, 13 Aug 97, Zürich

Hand timing

3:54.7 John ZANDER, SWE, 5 Aug 17, Stockholm

3:52.6 Paavo NURMI, FIN, 19 Jun 24, Helsinki

3:51.0 Otto PELTZER, GER, 11 Sep 26, Berlin

3:49.2 Jules LADOUMEGUE, FRA, 5 Oct 30, Paris

3:49.2 Luigi BECCALI, ITA, 9 Sep 33, Torino

3:49.0 Luigi BECCALI, ITA, 17 Sep 33, Milano

3:48.6 Miklos SZABÓ, HUN, 3 Oct 37, Budapest

3:47.6 (3:47.5) Gunder HÄGG, SWE, 10 Aug 41, Stockholm

3:45.8 Gunder HÄGG, SWE, 17 Jul 42,Stockholm

3:45.0 (3:44.9) Arne ANDERSSON, SWE, 17 Aug 43, Göteborg

3:43.0 Gunder HÄGG, SWE, 17 Jul 44, Göteborg

3:43.0 Lennart STRAND, SWE, 15 Jul 47, Malmö

3:43.0 Werner LUEG, GER, 29 Jun 52, Berlin

3:42.4 Sándor IHAROS, HUN, 3 Aug 54, Oslo

3:40.8 Sándor IHAROS, HUN, 28 Jul 55, Helsinki

3:40.8 László TÁBORI, HUN, 6 Sep 55, Oslo

3:40.8 Gunnar NIELSEN, DEN, 6 Sep 55, Oslo

3:40.6 (3:40.5) István RÓZSAVÖLGYI, HUN, 3 Aug 56, Tata

3:40.2 Olavi SALSOLA, FIN, 11 Jul 57 ,Turku

3:40.2 Olavi SALONEN, FIN, 11 Jul 57, Turku

3:38.1 Stanislav JUNGWIRTH, CS/CZE, 12 Jul 57, Stará Boleslav

3:37.8 Michel JAZY, FRA, 28 Jul 63, Colombes

3:36.4 Jürgen MAY, DDR, 14 Jul 65, Erfurt

3:36.3 Michel JAZY, FRA, 25 Jun 66, Sochaux

3:34.0 Jean WADOUX, FRA, 23 Jul 70, Colombes

3:32.8 Sebastian COE, GBR, 17 Jul 79, Oslo

a = automatic timing rounded-off to tenths
 

B. Performances statistically valid, but never ratified for various reasons

3:53.0* Paavo NURMI, FIN, 23 Aug 23, Stockholm

3:43.0* Roger BANNISTER, GBR, 6 May 54, Oxford

3:42.2* Roger BANNISTER, GBR, 7 Aug 54, Vancouver

3:42.2 István RÓZSAVÖLGYI, HUN, 16 Jun 55, Beograd

* during 1 mile

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