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Fastest Miles Annually (Sub-4 Era)

by Howard Willman
(as of August 30, 2016)

American Best
  Outdoor bests included when fastest was run indoors.
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1954 4:00.6 AR Wes Santee Compton 6/4/54
1955 4:00.5 AR Wes Santee Austin 4/2/55
1956 4:00.8   Fred Dwyer Compton 6/1/56
1957 3:58.7 AR Don Bowden Stockton 6/1/57
1958 4:01.7   Ed Moran Bakersfield 6/21/58
      Jim Grelle    
      Jerome Walters    
1959 4:01.0   Jim Grelle Vasteras 8/12/59
1960 3:58.0 AR Jim Beatty Modesto 5/28/60
1961 3:57.6 AR, WL Dyrol Burleson Eugene 5/24/61
1962 3:56.3 AR Jim Beatty Helsinki 8/21/62
1963 3:55.5 AR Jim Beatty Compton 6/7/63
1964 3:56.4i   Tom O'Hara Chicago 3/6/64
  3:57.4   Dyrol Burleson Eugene 5/13/64
  3:57.4   Dyrol Burleson Compton 6/5/64
1965 3:55.3 AR Jim Ryun San Diego 6/27/65
1966 3:51.3 WR Jim Ryun Berkeley 7/17/66
1967 3:51.1 WR Jim Ryun Bakersfield 6/23/67
1968 3:55.9   Jim Ryun Walnut 8/10/68
1969 3:55.9 WL Jim Ryun Los Angeles 6/7/69
1970 3:56.3 WL Roscoe Divine Eugene 6/5/70
1971 3:54.6   Marty Liquori Philadelphia 5/16/71
1972 3:52.8 WL Jim Ryun Toronto 7/29/72
1973 3:53.3   Dave Wottle Eugene 6/20/73
1974 3:53.2 WL Tony Waldrop Philadelphia 4/27/74
1975 3:52.2   Marty Liquori Kingston 5/17/75
1976 3:56.77   Rick Wohlhuter Wichita 5/29/76
1977 3:55.1   Steve Scott Philadelphia 4/30/77
1978 3:52.93   Steve Scott Stockholm 7/3/78
1979 3:51.11 AR Steve Scott Oslo 7/17/79
1980 3:52.7   Steve Scott Bruxelles 8/22/80
1981 3:48.83 AR Sydney Maree Rieti 9/9/81
1982 3:47.69 AR, WL Steve Scott Oslo 7/7/82
1983 3:49.21 WL Steve Scott Berlin 8/17/83
1984 3:51.39   Richie Harris Koblenz 8/29/84
1985 3:49.93   Steve Scott Oslo 7/27/85
1986 3:48.73   Steve Scott Oslo 7/5/86
1987 3:51.91   Jim Spivey Oslo 7/4/87
1988 3:50.09   Steve Scott Oslo 7/2/88
1989 3:51.07   Joe Falcon Oslo 7/1/89
1990 3:49.31 WL Joe Falcon Oslo 7/14/90
1991 3:49.83   Jim Spivey Oslo 7/6/91
1992 3:52.69   Jim Spivey Kobenhavn 8/25/92
1993 3:52.37   Jim Spivey Oslo 7/10/93
1994 3:50.91   Steve Holman Oslo 7/22/94
1995 3:50.76   Steve Holman Zurich 8/16/95
1996 3:50.60   Steve Holman Oslo 7/5/96
1997 3:50.40   Steve Holman Oslo 7/4/97
1998 3:52.73   Steve Holman Paris 7/29/98
1999 3:54.17   Adam Goucher Eugene 5/30/99
2000 3:54.85   Seneca Lassiter Eugene 6/24/00
2001 3:53.43   Alan Webb Eugene 5/27/01
2002 3:55.30   Seneca Lassiter Eugene 5/26/02
2003 3:53.43   Jason Lunn Eugene 5/24/03
2004 3:50.73   Alan Webb London 7/30/04
2005 3:48.38   Bernard Lagat Oslo 7/29/05
2006 3:51.53   Bernard Lagat Eugene 5/28/06
2007 3:46.91 AR, WL Alan Webb Brasschaat 7/21/07
2008 3:53.97   Lopez Lomong Eugene 6/8/08
2009 3:51.34i   Bernard Lagat Lievin 2/10/09
  3:52.71   Bernard Lagat London 7/25/09
2010 3:50.64   Leo Manzano London 8/14/10
2011 3:51.24   Leo Manzano London 8/6/11
2012 3:52.01   David Torrence Eugene 6/2/12
2013 3:50.92i   Galen Rupp Boston 1/26/13
  3:51.45   Lopez Lomong Eugene 6/1/13
2014 3:50.53   Matthew Centrowitz Eugene 5/31/14
2015 3:51.20   Matthew Centrowitz Eugene 5/20/15
2016 3:50.63i
3:53.83
WL
 
Matthew
Ben
Centrowitz
Blankenship
New York
Eugene
2/20/16
5/28/16