Video: Running a Sub-4-Minute Mile on Zwift

Video: Running a Sub-4-Minute Mile on Zwift

In December, two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti broke the 4-minute mile on Zwift! The 41-year-old has been training to get back to his best time from a run in 2006: 3 minutes and 55 seconds.

In February 2018, at 40 years old, Famiglietti ran a 3:59 mile with a dog. In November on his 41st birthday, he ran another mile in just under 4 minutes on a treadmill. He submitted that run to Guinness World Records for the fastest mile on a treadmill. (The world record for the fastest mile run overall is 3:43.) But he couldn’t quite match his own personal record of 3:55.

Famiglietti decided to try again on a treadmill at The Running Event 2019, with Zwift on a big screen. He set the treadmill to a 3:58 pace and dropped himself down for a running start. A live audience cheered him on. With less than a minute to go, he upped the pace and his legs flew faster and faster. Did he make it? Watch the video and see.

Anthony Famiglietti: 4-Minute Treadmill Mile
(The Running Event 2019)

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Karissa Minn

Karissa is a freelance writer and cycling enthusiast. She also volunteers and serves as an advisor for a community bike center called The Pedal Factory. She and her husband, an avid cyclist, live in North Carolina with their two birds, who have not yet learned how to ride a bike.

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Olaf Dennison
Olaf Dennison (@olafhd)
1 year ago

Did he use a zwift pod, strydr or connected treadmill? Would’ve loved to have seen his heart rate too…. Data dammit, I need data!!🧐 Seriously impressive, and he’s only on the same level as me🤯.. There’s still hope for me yet 😂

John Clark
John Clark
1 year ago
Reply to  Olaf Dennison

I was at this event (didn’t see this mile but several others) and I saw the Runn sensor for the 1st time on one of the treadmills at the Zwift booth. However, it looks like the cradle for the Runn is on the treadmill they used for Anthony but doesn’t appear the actual sensor is connected which leads me to believe the treadmill is connect via BT.

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