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Men, 1500 m
              
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated Chart
 
  4.24.6 J. Borel FRA 1892
  4.21.0 Fernand Meiers FRA Paris May 28, 1893
  4.19.8 Felix Bourdier FRA Paris Jul 22, 1894
  4.18.4 Albin Lermusiaux FRA Paris May 12, 1895
  4.16.8 Michel Soalhat FRA Paris May 26, 1895
  4.15.6 Thomas Conneff USA New York Aug 28, 1895
  4.10.4 Albin Lermusiaux FRA Paris Jun 28, 1896
  4.09.0 John Bray USA Bayonne May 30, 1900
  4.06.2 Charles Bennett GBR Paris Jul 15, 1900
  4.05.4 James Lightbody USA Saint-Louis Sep 03, 1904
  3.59.8 Harold Wilson GBR London May 30, 1908
  3.59.2 Abel Kiviat USA New York May 26, 1912
  3 56.8 Abel Kiviat USA New York Jun 01, 1912
3.55.8 Abel Kiviat USA Cambridge Jun 08, 1912
3.54.7 John Zander SWE Stockholm Aug 05, 1917
  3.53.0 Paavo Nurmi FIN Stockholm Aug 23, 1923
3.52.6 Paavo Nurmi FIN Helsinki Jun 19, 1924
3.51.0 Otto Peltzer GER Berlin Sep 11, 1926
3.49.2 Jules Ladoumégue FRA Paris Oct 05, 1930
3.49.2* Luigi Beccali ITA Turin Sep 09, 1933
3.49.0 Luigi Beccali ITA Milan Sep 17, 1933
3.48.8 William Bonthron USA Milwaukee Jun 30, 1934
3.47.8 Jack Lovelock NZL Berlin Aug 06, 1936
3.47.6 Gunder Hägg SWE Stockholm Aug 10, 1941
3.45.8 Gunder Hägg SWE Stockholm Jul 17, 1942
3.45.0 Arne Andersson SWE Göteborg Aug 17, 1943
3.43.0 Gunder Hägg SWE Göteborg Jul 07, 1944
3.43.0* Lennart Strand SWE Malmö Jul 15, 1947
3.43.0* Werner Lueg GER Berlin Jun 29, 1952
  3.42.8 Wesley Santee USA Compton Jun 04, 1954
  3.41.8 John Landy AUS Turku Jun 21, 1954
3.40.8 Sandor Iharos HUN Helsinki Jul 28, 1955
3.40.8* Laszlo Tabori HUN Oslo Sep 06, 1955
3.40.8* Gunnar Nielsen DEN Oslo Sep 06, 1955
3.40.6 István Rózsavölgyi HUN Tata Aug 03, 1956
3.40.2 Olavi Salsola FIN Turku Jul 11, 1957
3.40.2* Olavi Salonen FIN Turku Jul 11, 1957
3.38.1 Stanislav Jungwirth TCH Stará Boleslav Jul 12, 1957
3.36.0 Herbert Elliott AUS Göteborg Aug 28, 1958
3.35.6 Herbert Elliott AUS Rome Sep 06, 1960
3.33.1 Jim Ryun USA Los Angeles Jul 08, 1967
3.32.2 Filbert Bayi TAN Christchurch Feb 02, 1974
3.32.03 Sebastian Coe GBR Zürich Aug 15, 1979
3.31.36 Steve Ovett GBR Koblenz Aug 27, 1980
3.31.24 Sydney Maree USA Köln Aug 28, 1983
3.30.77 Steve Ovett GBR Rieti Sep 04, 1983
3.29.67 Steve Cram GBR Nizza Jul 16, 1985
3.29.46 Said Aouita MAR Berlin Aug 23, 1985
3.28.86 Noureddine Morceli ALG Rieti Sep 06, 1992
3.27.37 Noureddine Morceli ALG Nizza Jul 12, 1995
3.26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Rome Jul 14, 1998