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World Record Progression, Men 1500m

A. Officially ratified by IAAF

3′ 26″ 00. Hicham El Guerrouj, MAR, 14 Jul 1998, Roma.

3′ 27″ 37. Noureddine Morceli, ALG, 12 Jul 1995, Nice.

3′ 28″ 86. Noureddine Morceli, ALG, 06 Sep 1992, Rieti.

3′ 29″ 46. Said Aouita, MAR, 23 Aug 1985, Berlin.

3′ 29″ 67. Steve Cram, GBR, 16 Jul 1985, Nice.

3′ 30″ 77. Steve Ovett, GBR, 04 Sep 1983, Rieti.

3′ 31″ 24. Sidney Maree, USA 83/08/28 Cologne.

3′ 31″ 36. Steve Ovett, GBR, 27 Aug 1980, Koblenz.

3′ 32″ 03. Sebastian Coe, GBR, 15 Aug 1979, Zurich.

3′ 32″ 16. Filbert Bayi, TAN, 02 Feb 1974, Christchurch.

Hand timing

3′ 33″ 1+ Jim Ryun, USA, 08 Jul 1967, Los Angeles.

3′ 35″ 6+ Herb Elliott, AUS, 06 Sep 1960, Rome.

3′ 36″ 0+ Herb Elliott, AUS 28 Aug 1958, Gothenburg.

3′ 38″ 1+ Stanislav Jungwirth, CZE, 12 Jul 1957, Stara Boleslav.

3′ 40″ 2+ Olavi Salonen, FIN, 11 Jul 1957, Turku.

3′ 40″ 2+ Olavi Salsona, FIN, 11 Jul 1957, Turku.

3′ 40″ 6+ Istvan Rozsavolgyi, HUN, 03 Aug 1956, Tata.

3′ 40″ 8+ Gunnar Nielsen, DEN, 06 Sep 1955, Oslo.

3′ 40″ 8+ Laszlo Tabori, HUN, 06 Sep 1955, Oslo

3′ 40″ 8+ Sandor Iharos, HUN, 28 Jul 1955, Helsinki.

3′ 43″ 0+ Lennart Strand, SWE, 15 Jul 1947, Malmoe.

3′ 43″ 0+ Werner Lueg, FRG, 29 Jun 1952, Berlin.

3′ 43″ 0+ Gunder Hagg, SWE, 07 Jul 1944, Gothenburg.

3′ 45″ 0+ Arne Andersson, SWE, 17 Aug 1943, Gothenburg.

3′ 45″ 8+ Gunder Hagg, SWE, 17 Jul 1942, Stockholm.

3′ 47″ 6+ Gunder Hagg, SWE, 10 Aug 1941, Stockholm.

3′ 47″ 8+ John Lovelock, NZL, 06 Aug 1936, Berlin.

3′ 48″ 8+ William Bonthron, USA, 30 Jun 1934, Milwaukee.

3′ 49″ 0+ Luigi Beccali, ITA, 17 Oct 1933, Milan.

3′ 49″ 2+ Luigi Beccali, ITA, 09 Oct 1933, Turin.

3′ 49″ 2+ Jules Ladoumegue, FRA, 05 Oct 1930, Paris.

3′ 51″ 0+ Otto Pelzer, GER, 11 Sep 1926, Berlin.

3′ 52″ 6+ Paavo Nurmi, FIN, 19 Jun 1924, Helsinki.

3′ 54″ 7+ Jogn Zander, SWE, 05 Aug 1917, Stockholm

3′ 56″ 8+ Abel Kiviat, USA, 01 Jun 1912, New York

B. Performances statistically valid bur unratified for various reasons

3′ 41″ 8+ John Landy, AUS, 21 Jun 1954, Turku.

3′ 42″ 8+ Wes Santee, USA, 04 Jun 1954, Compton.

C. Unofficial progression before IAAF

3.59.2 Abel Kiviat, USA, 26 May 1912, New York

3.59.8 Harold Wilson, GBR, 30 May 1908, London

4.05.4 James Lightbody, USA, 03 Sep 1904, Saint-Louis

4.06.2 Charles Bennett, GBR, 15 Jul 1900, Paris

4.09.0 John Bray, USA, 30 May 1900, Bayonne

4.10.4 Albin Lermusiaux, FRA, 28 Jun 1896, Paris

4.15.6 Thomas Conneff, USA, 28 Aug 1895, New York

4.16.8 Michel Soalhat, FRA, 26 May 1895, Paris

4.18.4 Albin Lermusiaux, FRA, 12 May 1895, Paris

4.19.8 Felix Bourdier, FRA, 22 Jul 1894, Paris

4.21.0 Fernand Meiers, FRA, 28 May 1893, Paris

4.24.6 J. Borel, FRA, 1892

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