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October 21, 1985

Peter Elliott of Great Britain overpowered countryman and Olympic gold medalist Steve Ovett to win the inaugural California Mile at San Francisco.

Despite its title, the run was only 1,200 meters. It began at sea-level near San Francisco Bay and ascended 275 feet to the finish atop Nob Hill.

Elliott's winning time was 3:43.3, while Ovett finished second in 3:48.7. Ross Donoghue of New York was third in 3:49.3.

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