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The Mile is the catch-all distance of how a lot of people understand distance running, metric or imperial. While the former is ran much more often nowadays (1500m), the original Mile race laid out the groundwork for distance running as a sport, and thanks to the international breakthrough of the sport later on, many would fiend for a spot in the record books as a result.
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Since this video is taking off now, yes, I know I accidentally called Pavvo Nurmi Swedish lmao. This was my first genuine running docu, so there may be some small errors sprawled out. Apologies if people were annoyed.
You called him Finnish the first time. Great doco. Thanks.
@Ken Christie I guess you know how to pronounce his name better than Bannister himself, given he used the former in his Mile race voiceover.
Could also consider talking a bit slower. Sounds like the commentator is trying to break a WR in words per minute.
At 32:09 you can for instance hear how "Ovett" is properly pronounced.
I’ve ran 2 sub 5 minute miles. So some of these records are just absolutely insane to me
As a sprinter in High School that has done 400m sprints, for those who have never competed in 400m or a mile, you have no idea what exhaustion is.
@Kmancometh 400m ain’t even exhausting jus walk it off after you finish don’t sit down
@Litterhoesin like i could walk after a 400m sprint
Yeah 400 is death. If you could walk it off, you ain’t going hard enough.
even under 5 minutes seems crazy to me. Getting under 9 minutes for the 1.5 mile run we used to have to do as a firefighter seemed difficult to me, but that was at 220 lbs.
i usually watch video game speedrunning videos, but real world speed running is surprisingly engaging, great work my dude
it's not decades, but centuries of history
For me it's the exact opposite. Had my mind blown by the chase to go under 60min in Super Mario Odyssey🤯
Video didn't start with HOME's "We're Finally Landing" and I was genuinely confused.
@James Mack Hahaha me too
The amount of research put into this video is amazing man!
Not so.full of errors like flying being a swede.
How is this only at 3k views this is an actual masterpiece
It’s at 30K views and still should have more! Great video
@History Life now we’re at 57k views and i’d say that’s an appropriate amount. people should stop watching this video immediately. too bad we can’t share it any more bc it is a pretty great vid.
@History Life oh sick
Up to 83K needs more
While hitchhiking through Europe in 1975, I made sure I got to the track where Bannister set the mile, and of course, I ran a mile (considerably slower).
Do you road 3:42 ?
These videos inspire me to add more speed to my runs. Gotta practice for CC season hard.
Love to see fellow cc runners!
These videos make me thankful to be a rower
@Exigency How fun is rowing, I always wanted to do it?
Incredible documentary. Incredible topic as well. But most incredible is how underrated this channel is.
Great documentary! This is a lot of work, gleaning historical records going so far back was also educational. As a former runner, this was so very entertaining!
Excellent video. You put a lot of work into this.
Massively underrated. This video was incredibly done
This is truly a great video presentation. It's such a shame that you put so much effort in to this remarkable piece of work only to have people complain. I personally do not watch CS-tv videos to be an armchair film critic. I watch them to be educated and entertained. In this case it was great to be reminded of the Coe/Ovette/Cram races. Keep up the good work. It was just amazing to see how far humans have come and how some performances are so great they can takes years to beat.
I used to train with a friend who ran twice a day, EVERY DAY. His post-collegiate PR of 4:09, a few years out of school, seemed CRAZY to me!
The amount of detail and production put into this one video blew me away.
I usually don’t subscribe after watching the first video but I love your work! Great job
There are very few videos I have put on to listen to and eventually put it on to watch because I get so invested. This was one of them. Great video and I wish my mile stats were close enough to give myself a good perspective.
How did you manage to call Paavo Nurmi "the flying finn" (finn as in person from Finland) and then call him the most decorated athlete in swedish history is beyond me😂
Great video. Never cared for running, more of a walker myself, but it was still a great watch all the way through.
I watch A LOT of vintage track and field and have never seen some of this footage-or at least views from different angles. The research...Wow. (And, if anyone ever complains about your pronunciation of athletes names: sour grapes...this is a GREAT video).
This was an amazing video. The amount of research is very impressive and you keep it interesting at all times.
18:43...The Empire games were held in Vancouver, Canada. My home town. The statue of the 2 men still stands on the site. It's title is "The Look" as Landy looked the opposite way as Banister passed him to win the race. The first race to have 2 men break the 4 minute barrier in the same race. Something to remember as the world records stacked up at a certain point in the mile as in all track events is that Banister and Landy ran on a cinder track (loose compressed material) Many future records were run on Mondo synthetic tracks which allow for much quicker times. Shoe technology also improved. It's simply the evolution of sport.
I was going to comment on the changes in track and shoe technology which certainly give current runners an advantage over those at the time of Bannister, Landy, etc. However, it also makes Snell's world record even more impressive as he managed it on grass - which is a slower surface than cinder.
This was sick man! The abyss yearns for us all
Great video! i love these types of documentary style videos
Great work to put this together, very absorbing, I didn't know much about the pre-1950's era, good to see that. In the end however it just makes me more suspicious about the North Africans in the 1990's. I have had suspicions about El Guerrouj's training feats, and his record times, for years. Now I also see the two seconds that Morcelli took off the record in 1993, at the exact time the pro cycling world was being ripped apart by EPO ... it just looks bad. Add that to the fact that in an era now where training and tracks have improved so much in the last 20 years, we are not seeing these numbers any more. Well... it makes me think... welcome to hear anyone counter this.
This deserves so much more views! Amazing video
It's a great story, and you tell it brilliantly.
Thank you for the research and effort to put this together
This is SO good thank you for making it
I like these documentar-ish videos! (You're like Matthew Mayernik in cubing or SummonSalt in video speedrunning, but yours are really "speedrunning"! )
I love world record progression videos about speedruns in video games, so it's cool to run across a channel that does videos on record progressions in real-world disciplines. You get a sub for subverting my expectations!
I won't even run to catch a bus, but this is fascinating.
You did a great job on this video Keep up this quality and you'll go far
Like a "mile"...even
My shortest mile time (if I had finished it) would’ve been around 8 minutes, I wasn’t sprinting but definitely it was my most athletic time where I was running 3/4 miles almost every day. Ngl I miss it cuz I wasn’t even stressing while jogging, now a days 11 minutes is good enough
I was a valet from 80 to 84.I thought I was in pretty good shape. So I thought I’d give running a shot. I was 26 and I knew I had to see what I could do in the mile.15 minutes.from there I was obsessed.in the summer of 87 I ran my fastest mile ever.at Centaurus high school in Louisville ,Co 6:19 and change. I would much rather run 10 miles than a mile at break neck speed. I loved it.Mind,Body.and Soul…
Pronunciation aside I really enjoyed reliving all those 80s and 90s races I loved watching as a kid. That 48 mins flashed past as fast as a Moroccan Brit hybrid. :)
This is one of the greatest videos I've ever watched. Thanks !
To add to the achievement of Bannister and Landy running sub 4 at the empire games...that was in Vancouver at Empire Stadium...sea level!! (I got to play football in that stadium in the eighties...hallowed ground!!!)
Really fascinating! I think a few 18th century people in rural areas would probably have been able to do a 4-minute mile, though you are right that London itself might have been tricky. That is because rural dwellers would be so used to running after prey as hunters or just have much more stamina build up because of all the farm work. Of course they might also have been barefoot and not hindered as much by heavier clothing. The outfits of the day are something else to consider as to why people were slowed down in these pedestrian races.
this deserves so much more
I didn’t think about it . But when I was in the US Army I use to run the 2 mile as part of our Physical Fitness test. Push Ips, Sit Ups and 2 mile run. I’ve run a sub 9 min 2 mile run. I’ve never thought about running a mile by itself. I’ve now run over 300 Marathons and absolutely love running! ❤
You ran sub 9:00 two mile in the US Army?
@Darla Duchess Contadour yes 9:29 back in 1987 so that’s like 4 mins something miles. I was just doing an Army PT test and one really told me about track or try breaking down to 3 mins miles. I wish I knew back then about just run a mile the fastest you can.
@Edward Broadnax Jr so you mean sub 10min 2 Mile correct? Because 9:29 is a sub 10 not sub 9.
We lived opposite the Iffley Road running track and I watched Bannister run that race from our bedroom window as a 12 year old , great memory xx
Morceli's RAD form! 😗Cram's Dream Mile was the ULTIMATE. El Guerrouj has the most deceptive final kick.
Ha - I watched the whole thing! I’m not even a runner. Great stuff!
Five of us trained for 2 months to see if we could break 4 minute mile . It is so difficult I ran over 5 minutes I was blowing out of my arse it took about 10 minutes to fully get my breath back. The closest to the time was 4 minutes 32 seconds, these runners must be super human
People are putting out great work on you tube about off the beaten track stuff. Engaging, informative and entertaining, all is not lost to the beat of the algorithm.
@23:40 Steve Prefontaine (RIP) was my hero when I was @Marshfield high school, the same school he attended and set American records. I ran the 800 and Mile there but didn't have the coaching he had and could only shave my times to 4:19.2, it served me well when I served in the US Army though.
El Guerrouj still has 1500m record, so its not because the mile is just not run much anymore that the record still stands. But yes the 1500 is more likely to be broken. Amazing how his times have stood up for over 20 years. He also has the record in the seldom run 2000m.
EXCELLENT video! I was wondering, however, if it was accurate to describe Paavo Nurmi as "the most decorated athlete in SWEDISH history."?
Sorry to have to give a correction -- in Bayi's 3:51.0 race, the one right behind Bayi (wearing red) is not John Walker; it's Marty Liquori.
Yes, I noticed that as well. Loved the video though!
You are really out here dropping bangers
Great video, well worth a sub👍
You should have talked about the 1500 as well and the Olympics and world championships more to give context to these people's careers since the 1500 is the primary event
The mile has been the measure of progression for 100 years
@bfc3057 the truth is that the mile is a relic and the 1500m is more common that most athletes do not even times for the mile; if they do the times are not comparable.
I was hoping it would start off at like 7 or 8 minutes so I could feel like that's impressive for a normal person but nah, we've been doing 4's forever 😢
Enjoyed this thanks!
This is an awesome video!
How about doing a video on Emil Zatopek? I was born in 1952 and I was given the middle name Emile because of his fame running in the Olympics that year.
Nice job... is it possible that now that EPO can be tested appropriately and effectively that's a record is no longer falling? The mile is still the glory event. frequently run by the best runners in the world. I'm not sure I ever heard of the dream 1500 meters?
Where do they run the mile nowadays?
It might not be possible to beat it on EPO, but at some point, someone will create a drug for people who are ill that makes for a faster runner.
Amazing video!! thank you!
7:06 You say the most decorated runner in Swedish history, even though he was Finnish.
As a pretty good, but by no means exceptional runner, I was running under 4:20 in 1500m when in high school in 1985. I never understood why it took so long to break the four minute mark. Shoes hadn't changed much and I trained on a cinder track. By the way Fartleks were a favorite of Mr. Lundin, my cross country, nordic skiing, and track coach!
This is in no way meant to come across as disrespectful, 4:20 is still a goal of mine and I admire your dedication, but a 4:20 1500 is about a 4:36-4:39 mile. I just finished my freshman year of high school in the spring and tan a 4:44 mile, then over the summer - after starting my training for xc and almost completely cutting out speedwork - I ran a 4:24 1500
If Peter Elliott of Rotherham had not been injured at the worst possible time, he too would have joined the pantheon of great British middle distance runners..
Despite wha5 you say, El Guerrouj s 1500WR still stands, no active runner coming within 2s. Yet.
Awesome video man
Amazing video bro. Great inspiration as i start training for my first marathon. Barcelona 2023 baby letsssss goooo.
Good luck buddy, sending my positive vibes. You'll do great!!
Good luck man give update In an edit if you run sub 4 hour or even a really fast sub 3 hour!!
8:41 Ah yes, the time tested method of Fart Legs. Jet propulsion running at it's true peak. ✨
My best mile is 6:06. These records are almost twice as fast as I am, and I'm not slow
I have always wondered why the metric distance couldn't be 1600 m instead of 1500 m; 1600 m is a perfect 4 laps, and is within about 30 feet of an actual mile.
In 1980 or 81 our high school converted from the imperial measured track and field to metrics…as this was a new designation all participants on the track events, from the 100 meter, hurdles, to the long distances were all record setters, so I held a couple school records for all eternity!, I’m certain they have been eclipsed since????
mile speedrun progression very interesting video
Great video :)
this is a treasure
Point of accuracy: the historic first sub-four minute mile by Bannister was 6th May 1954 NOT 16th May as announced by the narrator.
Don Bowden, the first american to break the 4 min mile went to my middle school and highschool
The algorithm better pick this up soon, criminally underrated!
Ah, yes, the original speedrunners.
Shout out to Jim Ryan my hometown hero.
I found the section on Jim Ryun lacking, with so much put into other athletes no mention of him being the first High School runner to break 4 and also that he beat Peter Snell when he ran with a time of 3:55.3 while in High School. Peter Snell's training should have been included as he was coached by the legend Arthur Lydiard.
Pavo Nurmi - the flying finn - was finnish not a sweed
this dude sounds like real life lore
The Mile is the best race
Great video, the music was a little distracting though.
I love how the the start of the video shows pictures of beefy dudes in suits and top hats and says they ran 4 minute miles
5 Seconds in and there is a clip of Cr1TiKaL from his "Presidential Fitness Test 1 Mile Run" ... this is going to be good
It's a decent video, great background sound for when working on something else, but yeah I do feel like it would benefit from being paced a bit slower. pause longer a little bit after each sentence and just slightly slower overall. It's a bit rushed for a documentary style video. This pacing is better for list videos.
Wait so there are *3* different distances for the mile!? 1,500 for the "Metric Mile" even though 1,600 meters, which is the distance of 4 full laps, is closer to the 1,609 meters of an *actual* mile!
If only I was alive in 1804
Those Brits are all like Chariots Of Fire and stuff. My best mike was 8:42 and it about killed me.
wow I expected this to start with the olympics in the early 20th centry or something lol
Ahhh. The mid-90’s in distance running, when times were fast and dopers were everywhere. Widespread availability of EPO, and no tests that could detect it.
Looking at the horrible blurry footage reminded me of how spoiled we are in 2023 with every single person today having 10 times better capability to record than then
Gotta go fast
I love your take on pronunciation of the countries and towns, especially Tanzania 😊
The pronunciation of Oxford was painful to hear. As if it was a place where oxen ford a river...Ox-Ford.
Agreed. Really enjoyed the video but mispronunciations diminished it a bit. Brasher, Ovett, Tanzania, etc.
And the one no Americans get right, Melbourne. Great video though.
back at some point betewen 2004-2012 probably closer to 2010-2012 i have a guy that playes sports with us. he was born in early 1947. to give you an idea of age so he was 60+ at the time he was taling. he was in super shape for someone his age. no doubt. but he stated things like he used to hurde six foot tall fences. which is insane. however. as someone who knew world records and good at math. i forget if he said 17 or 17.5 mph but that he ran along side a train for exactly one mile while the trian was going at that pace and he claimsthe guy told him the trian went that time the entier time. i calculated that menas he would have rana mile in 3.31.5 seconds or so. i figure it would have been in his 20s or 30s so betwen say 1967-1985 and i knew at that time the world record ranged from 3.47-3.54 so i said to him. dude, how come nobody ever heard of you than? the world record even today is 343 but at the time you would have done it, heck even currently, you woul have had annihiated the world record. he got really mad at me for that
Good video collection, but you blew the commentary on the 1981 Zürich Weltklasse race. Cram NEVER led the race. Ever. The long-haired runner in front was Tom Byers. Byers was a sub 3:51 miler in his own right, but made a career of being a pacesetter/rabbit for World Record attempts. (Ironically, Byers failed in his rabbit job in that race as Coe’s goal was to also break the 1500m record en route to the mile WR). Byers also paced Coe’s 3:47.30 in Brussells. And, by the way, PLEASE learn how to correctly pronounce Steve Ovett’s freaking name. 😂
If Seb was running now nobody would come near. Dunlop trainers and a Mars bar.
0:15 no, the pole vault uses feet
Great vid I think Jakob can take the wr in time
3 seconds is an abyss at that level I’m not so sure about it