What is the fastest time a person ran 1 mile?
- 2 minutes 57 seconds
- 3 minutes 50 seconds
- 4 minutes 01 seconds
- 3 minutes 43 seconds
In 1999, in Rome, El Guerrouj broke the world record in running a mile with a time of 3:43.13. Noah Ngeny of Kenya, who placed second, was also under the previous world record with a time of 3:43.40. This was the first time in over 40 years that two men had bettered the mile world record in the same race