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1998 in athletics (track and field)

This page shows the main events during the 1998 year in athletics (track and field) throughout the world.

Contents

Major EventsEdit

World recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

Men's Best Year PerformancesEdit

400m HurdlesEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Bryan Bronson (USA) 47.03
2.   Angelo Taylor (USA) 47.90
3.   Joey Woody (USA) 47.97
4.   Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 48.04
5.   Ken Harnden (ZIM) 48.05

3,000m SteeplechaseEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Bernard Barmasai (KEN) 8:00.67
2.   Wilson Boit Kipketer (KEN) 8:01.05
3.   Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:04.96
4.   Paul Kosgei (KEN) 8:07.86
5.   Patrick Sang (KEN) 8:08.01

Pole VaultEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Jeff Hartwig (USA) 6.01 m
2.   Dmitriy Markov (BLR) 6.00 m
3.   Jean Galfione (FRA) 5.97 m
4.   Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.95 m
5.   Danny Ecker (GER) 5.93 m

Hammer ThrowEdit

DecathlonEdit

Women's Best Year PerformancesEdit

60 metresEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Marion Jones (USA) 6.95
2.   Gail Devers (USA) 7.00
3.   Chioma Ajunwa (NGR) 7.02
4.   Frédérique Bangué (FRA) 7.11
5.   Melanie Paschke (GER) 7.14

100 metresEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Marion Jones (USA) 10.65
2.   Christine Arron (FRA) 10.73
3.   Irina Privalova (RUS) 10.83
4.   Ekateríni Thánou (GRE) 10.87
5.   Chryste Gaines (USA) 10.89

200 metresEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Marion Jones (USA) 21.62
2.   Inger Miller (USA) 22.20
3.   Falilat Ogunkoya (NGR) 22.22
4.   Beverly McDonald (JAM) 22.24
5.   Zhanna Block (UKR) 22.35

Half MarathonEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Elana Meyer (RSA) 1:07:29

60m HurdlesEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Michelle Freeman (JAM) 7.74
2.   Melissa Morrison (USA) 7.83
3.   Patricia Girard (FRA) 7.85

100m HurdlesEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Glory Alozie (NGR) 12.44
2.   Michelle Freeman (JAM) 12.52
3.   Melissa Morrison (USA) 12.53
4.   Svetla Dimitrova (BUL) 12.56
5.   Angie Vaughn (USA) 12.63
  Olga Shishigina (KAZ)

400m HurdlesEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kim Batten (USA) 52.74
2.   Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 52.96
3.   Deon Hemmings (JAM) 53.03
4.   Ionela Târlea (ROM) 53.37
5.   Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova (UKR) 53.40

3,000m SteeplechaseEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Daniela Petrescu (ROM) 9:55.28
2.   Svetlana Rogova (RUS) 9:57.62
3.   Luminita Gogârlea (ROM) 10:00.50
4.   Lesley Lehane (USA) 10:08.29
5.   Alina Cucerzan (ROM) 10:08.70

High JumpEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Venelina Veneva (BUL) 2.03 m
2.   Monica Iagăr (ROM) 2.02 m
3.   Yelena Gulyayeva (RUS) 2.01 m
4.   Khristina Kalcheva (BUL) 1.99 m
5.   Zuzana Hlavonová (CZE) 1.98 m
  Tisha Waller (USA)

Shot PutEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Viktoriya Pavlysh (UKR) 21.69 m
2.   Irina Korzhanenko (RUS) 20.82 m
3.   Corrie de Bruin (NED) 18.87 m
4.   Daniela Curovic (FR Yugoslavia) 18.86 m

Pole VaultEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Emma George (AUS) 4.59 m
2.   Daniela Bártová (CZE) 4.51 m
3.   Stacy Dragila (USA) 4.42 m
4.   Anzhela Balakhonova (UKR) 4.40 m
5.   Yelena Belyakova (RUS) 4.38 m

Hammer ThrowEdit

HeptathlonEdit

RANK 1998 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Denise Lewis (GBR) 6559
2.   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 6502
3.   DeDee Nathan (USA) 6479
4.   Irina Belova (RUS) 6466
5.   Kelly LaBounty (USA) 6465

MarathonEdit

Men's Best Year PerformancesEdit

RANK NAME ATHLETE TIME EVENT
1.   Ronaldo da Costa (BRA) 2:06:05 WR Berlin Marathon
2.   Ondoro Osoro (KEN) 2:06:53 Chicago Marathon
3.   Khalid Khannouchi (MAR) 2:07:19 Chicago Marathon
4.   Fabián Roncero (ESP) 2:07:26 Rotterdam Marathon
5.   Josephat Kiprono (KEN) 2:07:27 Berlin Marathon
6.   Moses Tanui (KEN) 2:07:34 Boston Marathon
7.   Joseph Chebet (KEN) 2:07:37 Boston Marathon
8.   Lee Bong-Ju (KOR) 2:07:44 Rotterdam Marathon
9.   Gert Thys (RSA) 2:07:45 Chicago Marathon
9.   Gert Thys (RSA) 2:07:52 Boston Marathon

Women's Best Year PerformancesEdit

RANK NAME ATHLETE TIME EVENT
1.   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 2:20:47 Rotterdam Marathon
2.   Naoko Takahashi (JPN) 2:21:47 Bangkok Marathon
3.   Catherina McKiernan (IRL) 2:22:23 Amsterdam Marathon
4.   Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:23:21 Boston Marathon
5.   Joyce Chepchumba (KEN) 2:23:57 Chicago Marathon
6.   Franca Fiacconi (ITA) 2:25:17 New York Marathon
7.   Katrin Dörre (GER) 2:25:21 Hamburg Marathon
8.   Marleen Renders (BEL) 2:25:22 Berlin Marathon
9.   Sun Yingjie (CHN) 2:25:45 Tianjin Marathon
10.   Naoko Takahashi (JPN) 2:25:48 Nagoya Marathon

DeathsEdit

  • April 6 — Edgar Ablowich (84), American sprinter (b. 1913)
  • August 17 — Władysław Komar (58), Polish shot putter (b. 1940)
  • September 16 — John Systad (86), Norwegian long-distance runner (b. 1912)
  • December 2 — Mikio Oda (93), Japanese athlete (b. 1905)

ReferencesEdit