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Two high-school boys break 4-minute mile in the identical race

Connor Burns and Gary Martin made historical past final night time at HOKA’S Pageant of Miles, in St. Louis, MO. 

58 years in the past, the legendary Jim Ryun turned the primary highschool athlete to run a sub-4-minute-mile. Since then, 15 different highschool athletes have made it into the sub-4:00 class, with a record-breaking three of them previously yr. Final night time’s occasions had been notably spectacular. 

The lads’s mile was the primary time two high-school athletes had ever run sub-4:00 in the identical race. Earlier this yr, Martin shot to notoriety as he ran the quickest highschool mile since Ryun, at 3:57.98. He bested that point yesterday, clocking in at 3:57.89. Burns got here in behind him with a 3:58.83, an enormous private greatest from his earlier 4:02.26.

The race additionally had followers marvelling as Burns broke an additional report, changing into the primary highschool junior to run a sub-4:00 mile since Ryun. 

2022 has been a noteworthy yr for highschool milers, as Colin Sahlman from California ran 3:56.24 on the Prefontaine Traditional final week. Sahlman positioned third all-time amongst American excessive schoolers.

Final night time’s males’s mile could have been gained by skilled athletes Paul Ryan, Jack Antsey, and Caleb Webb, however the youthful fourth and fifth finishers stole the group’s coronary heart. 



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