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[edit]

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[edit]

  • i = indoor performance
  • ht = hand timing

Men[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.