|1.||Name the athlete who set the first world record.|
|2.||How many times has a new world record for the mile been set?|
| 3.|| In what year was the mile first run in less than four minutes? |
What was the name of the runner?
|4.|| Would you agree with the statement that, |
"The record is only broken in the warmer months of the year, and never in winter"?
If not, why not?
|5.||Are some months better for record-breaking that others?|
|6.||What is the longest period of years for which the record has gone before being broken?|
|7.||Which runner (or runners) has held the record the greatest number of times?|
|8.||By how much time has the record been lowered this century?|
|9.||What is the greatest amount of time by which the record has been broken?|
|10.|| Make a table to show by how much the record has been lowered |
in each of these periods given below -
The first and last have already been done.
|From||1913 to 1923||4 seconds|
| ||1923 to 1933|
| ||1933 to 1943|
| ||1943 to 1954|
| ||1954 to 1965|
| ||1965 to 1975|
| ||1975 to 1985|
| ||1985 to 1995||1.93 seconds|
|11.|| Make a forecast of what the record might be in 2005, |
and explain how you arrived at that time.
|12.|| If John Paul Jones and Nourreddine Morceli had been running in the same race, |
by what distance should one have beaten the other?