Saturday, April 9, 2011

2 mile world record

These records I have been talking about in blogs are NOT recent. I think this will be the last post I do on world records for a little while, then I'll come back to it to finish the rest of the records off. The record was run on the 19th of July 1997, in Hechtel-Eksel Belgium, by Daniel Komen of Kenya. The 2 mile is an uncommon race for the pros (it is more commonly run in High School competitions) but Komen achieved a great accomplishment nonetheless. He is known as the only person to break the 4 minute mile twice and hold a world record in the 2 mile for a time of 7:58.61. Regardless the fact that the 2 mile is an uncommon race, Komen accomplished something great.