The United States military wants anyone to be able to run a 4:00 mile, so they asked experts at Arizona State University, experts in human augmentation, to help solve the problem. Their answer? Jet packs.
Though the pack is not yet A jet pack for runners powerful enough to allow anyone to run a 4:00 mile, the project, named 4MM, has gotten off the ground and is making people run marginally faster. One of the team members cut three seconds off this 200m time and 20 seconds off his mile.