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The mile run (1,760 yards or exactly 1,609.344 metres) is a middle-distance race which can be run on track or road.

The history of the mile run event began in England, where it was used as a distance for gambling races. It survived track and field’s switch to metric distances in the 1900′s and retained its popularity, with the chase for the sub 4-minute mile in the 1950′s a high point for the distance.

Although the Mile race is roughly the equivalent of the 1500 metres race, it remains the only imperial distance for which the IAAF records an official world record.

The mile does not feature at any major championship competition, the foremost annual middle-distance races include the Wanamaker Mile, NYRR 5th Avenue Mile, Dream Mile and Bowerman Mile.

The following table shows all known club athletes (first or second claim) that have achieved a sub-5 minute Mile time.

Athlete NameTimeRacePlaceDate
Luke Davidson 4:06.91Monument Mile Classic 6Stirling, SCO26 Aug 2023
Angus Smith4:11.97Monument Mile Classic 6Stirling, SCO26 Aug 2023
Luke Davidson 4:12.90Monument Mile Classic 5Stirling, SCO20 May 2022
Luke Davidson 4:12.96Monument Mile Classic 4Stirling, SCO21 May 2021
Simon MacIntyre4:16.34BMC Grand PrixGlasgow, SCO21 Aug 1999
Sean Chalmers4:16.58Southland Indoor ChampionshipsBirmingham, AL, USA27 Feb 2014
Luke Davidson4:18.19Monument Mile Classic 3Stirling, SCO18 Sep 2020
Sean Chalmers4:19.00Southland Indoor ChampionshipsBirmingham, AL, USA26 Feb 2014
Sean Chalmers4:19.32Southern Miss Cupid ClassicBirmingham, AL, USA14 Feb 2014
Finlay Murray *4:20Kirkcaldy Promenade MileKirkcaldy, SCO21 Jun 2019
Sean Chalmers4:20.04Howie Ryan InvitationalHouston, TX, USA01 Feb 2014
Finlay Murray *4:21.67McNeese State #2Lake Charles, LA, USA26 Jan 2018
Sean Chalmers4:23.59Texas A&M 12-Team InvitationalCollege Station, TX, USA17 Jan 2014
Craig Campbell4:24.43Monument Mile Classic 4Stirling, SCO21 May 2021
Finlay Murray *4:24.63McNeese State College #1Lake Charles, LA, USA12 Jan 2018
Liam Barnsby *4:26.94Northwest OpenMaryville, MO, USA19 Jan 2019
Craig Campbell4:28.24Monument Mile Classic 3Stirling, SCO18 Sep 2020
Angus Smith4:28.52Monument Mile Classic 4Stirling, SCO21 May 2021
Liam Barnsby *4:30.25Bearcat OpenMaryville, MO, USA08 Feb 2020
Angus Smith4:30.40Monument Mile Classic 5Stirling, SCO20 May 2022
Alan Murchison4:32Newtonmore MileNewtonmore, SCO23 May 1993
Stephen Mackay4:34Union Street MileAberdeen, SCO09 Jun 2012
Liam Barnsby *4:35.88Northwest OpenMaryville, MO, USA25 Jan 2020
Finlay Murray *4:36.22McNeese State #1 inviteLake Charles, LA, USA13 Jan 2017
Liam Barnsby *4:38.21Jayhawk ClassicLawrence, KS, USA25 Jan 2018
Liam Barnsby *4:40.26Inverness Harriers Open MeetingInverness, SCO13 Sep 2015
Liam Barnsby *4:45.53Heart of America Track & Field ConferenceCrete, NE, USA09 Feb 2018
Liam Barnsby *4:46.51Scott Nisely MemorialFurther, NE, USA13 Jan 2018
Dean Kane4:49Markinch Miracle MileMarkinch, SCO06 May 2014
Euan Rollo4:50.59Monument Mile Classic 3Stirling, SCO18 Sep 2020
Dean Kane4:53Cardiff Half Marathon Festival of Running MilesCardiff, WAL01 Oct 2016
Charles Forbes4:54Newtonmore MileNewtonmore, SCO23 May 1993
Dean Kane4:54Union Street MileAberdeen, SCO26 Aug 2017
Mhairi MacLennan4:54.23Monument Mile ClassicStirling, SCO13 Jun 2018
Duncan MacDonald4:55.53Monument Mile ClassicStirling, SCO18 Sep 2020
Charles Bannerman4:56Newtonmore MileNewtonmore, SCO23 May 1993
Jenny Bannerman4:56Union Street MileAberdeen, SCO24 Aug 2019
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