Who was the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes?
Roger Bannister in Oxford, 1954
The fastest man is Usain Bolt who holds the world record in the 100 meter dash at 9.69 seconds. That would work out to about 23 MPH. 1616 meters in a mile 1616/100=16.16 16.16 x 9.69 = 156.59 seconds in a mile 156.59/60= 2.6 minutes 60 minutes/2.6 minutes = 23 MPH Actually Usain Bolt has not beaten Tyson gay in a race since the 2008 Olympics and that was because of an injured hamstring that…
An American man Charles F. Senk swam the fastest mile in 1878 in New York. His time was 12 minutes and 42 seconds. This is faster than the current record for 1500 meters which is closest distance to a mile competed for. Although it is 109 meters less than a mile which makes Charles achievement very significant.