Metric Mile - Track & Field
The 1500 meters run (metric mile) is an olympic event, dominated by Africans form Marocco and Kenya. Until 1990, british athletes dominated in this discipline. The current world record holder is Hicham El Guerrouch (3 min 26 sec) from Marocco. On a 400 meters running track this distance equals 3 and 3/4 laps.