On this day in 1983 Donald Davis ran 1 mile backwards in 6 minutes 7.1 seconds. However, the record for running the fastest mile backwards is now 6 min 2.35 sec and was set by D. Joseph James (India) at Nehru Stadium Athletics Track, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India on 10 August 2002. See this record (and more) in the Guinness Book of Records.
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