1909- James Clark of the United States ran a then-world record of 2:46:52.8 in the Marathon. Clark set this record in the Brooklyn Marathon, beating the previous record set on January 1st of the same year, by nearly 6 minutes. Clark's record would prove to be short lived as well. Clark later became the President of the Long Island Athletic Club.
1997- Hicham El Guerrouj also set the World Indoor record in the Mile at 3:48.45. "El G" was a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in the 5k and 1500 in Athens as well as a silver in the 1500 4 years earlier in Sydney. He also captured 7 World Championship Gold Medals from 1997 to 2003. El G also holds records indoors and out for the 1500 and the Outdoor Mile and 2000m.
|El G celebrating his second Gold in Athens|