Tim Bayley runs 4:01 indoor mile
Thursday 29th January 2009
Tim Bayley is aiming for a sub 4mins mile this indoor season. Based in the States. Tim still wears his Phoenix vest on every outing and we couldnâ€™t be prouder of him. So far he has run 4:10.69, coming 3rd in Seattle behind Us Olympian Galen Rupp. Then he moved to the famous Armoury track in New York for a 4.01.83 clocking and a 5th place. The next weekend he was back in Seattle for a 4:01.59 in 4th place.This is a time only seven Sussex athletes have ever bettered.
Tim Bayley won a 1km race in 2:26 and then swiftly followed it with a 49.1 win over 400m in California in the second week of February. His last indoor race is a mile in Seattle as we go to press.
The club indoor record for the mile is 3.58 held by Johan Boakes, a former world junior record holder for 1km and world junior silver medalist over 1500m. The outdoor record is still held by Steve Ovett and used to be the world record.