Ultimate Event Rankings

1500m/Mile Ultimate Rankings

Who are the top milers of all-time, regardless of gender? 

How does Bernard Lagat’s career compare to Jenny Simpson’s? Hicham El Guerrouj’s to Genzebe Dibaba’s? 

These were just some of the questions we set out to answer by creating FloTrack’s first-ever Ultimate Rankings, a points-based system that factors in three elements of an athlete’s résumé to determine greatness in track and field: 

- Medals 

- PR ranking all-time (scored through top 20 all-time)

- Total number of top 20 all-time performances 

Using this formula, the goal was to form a baseline where men and women could be compared on an equal playing field. The result was the definitive top 20 milers in world history.

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