The mile run is not an Olympic event. The 1500 meter run is the event in the Olympics that is closest to the mile run.
The fastest time to finish a mile is 4 minutes
3 minutes 43 seconds and 13 miliseconds
Jim Ryun has the fastest mile time in a high-school only track meet. His hand-time was 3:58.
There is no mile run in the Olympics. so the answer is: there is no fastest time. The closest event to the mile run in the Olympics is the 1,500 meter run. The women's Olympic record in the 1,500 meters is 3:53.96 by Paula Ivan of Romania at the 1988 Games in Seoul. The men's Olympic record in the 1,500 meters is 3:32.53 by Sebastian Coe of Great Britain at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
James Silva (Jj) Ridgeview High School Time 8:45
The mile is not contested in the Olympics.
yes. if you run a world record time at the Olympics it is recorded as both the world record and the olympic record.
The American Record for the mile is 3:46.91 held by Alan Webb.
Roger Bannister was the first man to break the four minute mile. He did it in May, 1954 at a meet in England, I believe with a time of 3:59.4. He was running with others that also had the potential. I guess you could say that the conditions were just right for him to break the record.
Wilma Rudolph did not participate in the mile run. She was a sprinter who specialized in the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash.
The team from Jamaica (Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell) set the Olympic record and World Record at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, running the race in a time of 37.10 seconds.