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50 years of Dream Mile history at the Bislett Games

April 29, 2015

50th Anniversary features the deepest field ever seen at the Bislett Stadium on Thursday, June 11.

From IAAF Diamond League

Over the years there have been many remarkable Dream Mile races and you don’t have to think back too far to be remember some of them.

The British trio of Seb Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram, all shattering the Mile world record in the Bislett stadium.

That evening in 1979 when Seb Coe lead the first ten athletes across the finish line and each of these competitors all went under 4 minutes for the Mile.

Steve Cram’s scintillating last lap in his epic encounter with Seb Coe in 1985 that produced a long-standing world record of 3:46.32. It was a race so typical of the Dream Mile, with all the top contenders present and all aiming for a great performance.

The Dream Mile is such an important fixture in the IAAF’s annual calendar, as so many federations’ national one Mile records have been established in this most famous race. The following countries had national Mile records established in the Dream Mile: Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Djibouti, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Spain, and USA, to name a few.

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