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)
Video courtesy of Slowtwitch.com