well the men's world record for the 5k (about 3 + 1/8 mile) is 12:37.35 womens is 14:11.15
The current women's world record is held by Marita Koch, with a time of 47.60 seconds.
The 2 mile record at my high shool was set in 1945 and was sub- nine minutes. I wonder what was the world record at that time?
The current world record for the mile is about 3:43.
Florence Griffith-Joyner 10.49.
I think its 3 minutes 43 seconds
The record is set by the late runner Florence Griffith Joyner in1988 Seoul Olympics . The time is 10.49.
The world record for swimming a mile is held by Sun Yang of China. Sun's time is 14 minutes 31 seconds, set in 2012.
The world record holder for a woman is a Mexican girl named Ana Guevara with a time of 35.30 seconds.
Marita Koch from Germany with a time of 47.60 seconds.
The current world record is 3:43.12 ran by Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) in Rome, 1999.