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INFOGRAPHIC: Check out this brief history of a storied distance--the mile:

"A Brief History of the Mile." Illustration by Dan Fuehrer, text by Scott Douglas. Editor's note: An earlier version of this infographic incorrectly stated that Glenn Cunningham was the last American to hold the world record. Related Articles A Brief History of the Marathon An infographic with stats from over the years. A Brief History of the Running Shoe An infographic with stats from over the years. A Brief History of the Boston Marathon An infographic with stats from over the years. Everest Marathon Shortened by 5K Still, you try running 20+ miles at more than 16,000 feet!

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