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Fastest Married Couple Mile PR Combo

October 25, 2016

Top 10 talented track tandems span over a 30-plus year period

By Bring Back the Mile

The recent marriage of top Mile athletes Aisha Praught & Will Leer prompted BBTM to compile a list of the fastest married couples in the Mile. Sitting at the top of the talented tandems are three-time U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury and her husband Pablo Solares, recording a combined time of 8 minutes, 14.86 seconds or an impressive 4:07.43 average. Rowbury also has the fastest women’s track PR in the top 10 (4:20.34), while Mark Carroll has the swiftest men’s PR (3:50.62), and with his wife Amy Rudolph, the couple holds the #2 Mile PR married combo ranking. The top 10 below ranges over a 30-plus year period.

Top 10 Fastest Married Couple for the Mile
Based on track personal record
#1
Shannon Rowbury (USA) & Pablo Solares (MEX)
4:20.34 + 3:54.52 = 8:14.86 = 4:07.43 average

#2
Amy Rudolph (USA) & Mark Carroll (IRL)
4:27.66 + 3:50.62 = 8:18.28 = 4:09.14 average

#3
Aisha Praught (USA/JAM) & Will Leer (USA)
4:27.61 + 3:51.82 = 8:19.43 = 4:09.72 average

#4
Chris & John Gregorek (USA)
4:29.00 + 3:51.34 = 8:20.34 = 4:10.17 average

#5
Paula Radcliffe & Gary Lough (GBR)
4:24.94 + 3:55.91 = 8:20.85 = 4:10.43 average

#6
Malindi Elmore & Graham Hood (CAN)
4:30.70 + 3:51.55 = 8:22.25 = 4:11.13 average

#7
Jackline Maranga & Tom Nyariki (KEN)
4:24.00 + 3:59.6 = 8:23.6 = 4:11.8 average

#8
Molly Huddle (USA) & Kurt Benninger (CAN)
4:26.84 + 3:56.99 = 8:23.83 = 4:11.92 average

#9
Sue & Ron Addison (USA)
4:23.93 + 4:01.0 = 8:24.93 = 4:12.47 average

#10
Liz McColgan-Nuttall & John Nuttall (GBR)
4:26.11 + 3:58.83 = 8:24.94 = 4:12.47 average

On a sidenote, Chris & John Gregorek’s son Johnny, a rising Mile star, has a Mile PR of 3:55.27 that he set at the 2016 Sir Walter Miler.

See a deeper list – top 25 – HERE.

NOTE: List support from Jon Mulkeen (GBR) and Jeff Hollobaugh (USA). Updates and corrections are welcome at: media@bringbackthemile.com

Tags: will leer (35) , shannon rowbury (63) , pablo solares (5) , molly huddle (3) , mark carroll (1) , john gregorek (3) , bbtm news (223) , amy rudolph (2) , aisha praught (2)

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