On the 65th anniversary of the sub-4 minute mile, we’re taking a look back at the Canadians who have broken the barrier.

The mark for men is clear at 4:00.00, and according to the IAAF scoring tables, the female equivalent is 4:36.00. Broadway run club has kept an updated list of the men who have broken the mark, the first-ever Canadian being Dave Bailey who ran a 3:59.1 in San Diego in 1966. Kevin Sullivan is the Canadian record holder at 3:50.26.

RELATED: Gabriela Stafford breaks another Canadian record

On the women’s side, Leah Pells holds the women’s record at 4:23.28, but Gabriela Debues-Stafford recently took the women’s indoor mile record in 4:24.80 and has said that she’s got her sights on the Canadian outdoor 1,500m record, hoping to become the first Canadian woman to run under 4:00.00 for the 1,500m. If she’s able to accomplish that goal, the outdoor mile record will also be in serious jeopardy.

Men who have broken 4:00.00 (chronological order, both indoor and outdoor included)

Dave Bailey 3:59.11
Norm Trerise 3:59.15
Grant McLaren 3:59.02
Ken Elmer 3:58.52
Paul Craig 3:59.81
Peter Spir 3:58.71
Dave Hill 3:55.89
Paul Steeds 3:59.61
John Craig 3:58.05
Greg Duhaime 3:59.88
Graeme Fell *3:57.51
Paul Williams 3:58.61
Kelly Britz 3:59.51
Dave Reid 3:58.03
Marc Olesen 3:58.08
David Campbell 3:58.91
Ron Becht 3:59.12
Alec Ritchie 3:59.59
Ken Lucks 3:58.96
Doug Consiglio 3:55.91
Rob Lonergan 3:59.29
Brendan Matthias 3:58.83
Graham Hood 3:58.75
Allan Klassen 3:57.31
Kevin Sullivan 3:59.29
Scott MacDonald 3:59.40
Jason Bunston 3:59.70
Steven Agar 3:57.37
Steve Howard 3:58.81
Jay Cantin 3:59.90
Richard Tremain 3:59.71
Nathan Brannen 3:59.85
Zach Whitmarsh 3:58.78
Ryan Hayden 3:58.27
Ryan McKenzie 3:58.52
Andrew Ellerton 3:58.68
Kurtis Benninger 3:58.75
Michael Woods 3:57.48
Graeme Wells 3:58.22
Taylor Milne 3:56.54
Kyle Boorsma 3:59.67
Cameron Levins 3:59.80
Justin Marpole-Bird 3:58.76
Olivier Collin 3:57.25
Jeremy Rae 3:58.52
Geoff Martinson **3:59.55
Robert Denault 3:59.39
Lucas Bruchet 3:57.71
Charles Philibert-Thiboutot 3:57.85
Justyn Knight 3:59.51
Keffri Nea l3:58:02
Adam Palamar 3:59.9
Thomas Riva 3:59.00
Mohammed Ahmed 3:56.60
Corey Bellemore 3:57.20
Ben Flanagan 3:57.75

Photo: Gabriela Stafford. Instagram.

Women who have broken 4:36.00 (in order of speed, indoor and outdoor times included)

Leah Pells 4:23.28
Gabriela Debues-Stafford 4:24.80
Brit McRoberts 4:24.61
Lynn Williams 4:24.75
Angela Espinoza 4:24.91
Fiona Benson 4:25.79
Robyn Meagher 4:26.07
Carmen Douma-Hussar 4:26.76
Kate Van Buskirk 4:26.92
Sheila Reid 4:27.02
Courtney Babcock 4:27.68
Kathy Butler 4:27.71
Nicole Sifuentes 4:27.93
Hilary Stellingwerff 4:28.62
Debbie Bowker 4:29.67
Paula Schnurr 4:30.62
Malindi Elmore 4:30.70
Jessica O’Connell 4:30.75
Cindy O’Krane 4:31.07
Lucia Stafford 4:31.66
Megan Metcalfe 4:31.90
Regan Yee 4:31.93
Brit Townsend 4:32.30
Erin Teschuk 4:32.35
Nicole Hutchinson 4:33.47
Ulla Marquette 4:33.53
Susan Lee-French 4:33.92
Sarah Howell 4:34.77
Glenda Reiser 4:35.13
Andrea Grove 4:35.59
Lisa Lebrecque 4:35.70
Amber McGowan 4:35.70

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