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What was Jim Ryun's fastest time for the mile?

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October 18, 2007 2:01AM

Jim Ryun's best time in the mile run was 3:51.1 at a meet in Bakersfield, California in 1967. It stood as the world record for eight years until broken by Filbert Bayi of Tanzania who ran a 3:51 flat in 1975.