Birthday: 10/15/1890 Mile PR: 4:14.4 - 1913
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:57.2 - 1912
Hometown: Washington, DC
College: Cornell University
John Paul Jones set the world record for the Mile in 1911 with a time of 4:15.4 (unofficial WR) and again in 1913 with a time of 4:14.4 - the first Mile record to be ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Jones competed in the 1500m at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm placing fourth, clocking a 3:57.2, and the Cornell grad was the IC4A Mile champion from 1911-13; his 1913 winning time became the ratified Mile WR.