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2005 in the sport of athletics

Major eventsEdit

World recordsEdit

Women's pole vaultEdit

HEIGHT ATHLETE PLACE DATE
4.93 m   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) Lausanne, Switzerland July 5, 2005
4.95 m   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) Madrid, Spain July 16, 2005
4.96 m   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) London, England July 22, 2005
5.00 m   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) London, England July 22, 2005
5.01 m   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) Helsinki, Finland August 12, 2005

AwardsEdit

Season's best performancesEdit

MenEdit

400 m hurdlesEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kerron Clement (USA) 47.24
2.   Bershawn Jackson (USA) 47.30
3.   James Carter (USA) 47.43
4.   Bennie Brazell (USA) 47.67
5.   Bayano Kamani (PAN) 47.84

3000 m steeplechaseEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Saif Saeed Shaheen (QAT) 7:55.51
2.   Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN) 7:56.37
3.   Brimin Kipruto (KEN) 8:04.22
4.   Brahim Boulami (MAR) 8:04.92
5.   Simon Vroemen (NED) 8:04.95

Pole vaultEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Paul Burgess (AUS) 6.00 m
2.   Brad Walker (USA) 5.96 m
3.   Tim Lobinger (GER) 5.93 m
4.   Toby Stevenson (USA) 5.90 m
5.   Steven Hooker (AUS) 5.87 m

Hammer throwEdit

DecathlonEdit

WomenEdit

100 metresEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 10.84
2.   Veronica Campbell (JAM) 10.85
3.   Lauryn Williams (USA) 10.88
4.   Christine Arron (FRA) 10.93
5.   Sherone Simpson (JAM) 10.97

200 metresEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Allyson Felix (USA) 22.13
2.   Rachelle Smith (USA) 22.22
3.   Lauryn Williams (USA) 22.27
4.   Christine Arron (FRA) 22.31
5.   LaTasha Colander (USA) 22.34

400 metresEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Sanya Richards (USA) 48.92
2.   Tonique Williams-Darling (BAH) 49.30
3.   Svetlana Pospelova (RUS) 49.80
4.   Ana Guevara (MEX) 49.81
5.   DeeDee Trotter (USA) 49.88

800 metresEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Tatyana Andrianova (RUS) 1:56.07
2.   Svetlana Cherkasova (RUS) 1:56.93
3.   Larisa Chzhao (RUS) 1:57.33
4.   Svetlana Klyuka (RUS) 1:57.35
5.   Olga Kotlyarova (RUS) 1:57.55

1500 metresEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 3:56.79
2.   Natalya Yevkodimova (RUS) 3:57.73
3.   Yuliya Fomenko (RUS) 3:58.68
4.   Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 3:59.05
5.   Olga Yegorova (RUS) 3:59.47

3000 metresEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 8:28.87
2.   Edith Masai (KEN) 8:31.27
3.   Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 8:31.42
4.   Berhane Adere (ETH) 8:31.89
5.   Meseret Defar (ETH) 8:33.57

5000 metresEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Meseret Defar (ETH) 14:28.98
2.   Berhane Adere (ETH) 14:31.09
3.   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:32.42
4.   Edith Masai (KEN) 14:37.20
5.   Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH) 14:37.34

10,000 metresEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 30:15.67
2.   Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH) 30:18.39
3.   Werknesh Kidane (ETH) 30:19.39
4.   Berhane Adere (ETH) 30:25.41
5.   Xing Huina (CHN) 30:27.18

Half marathonEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Derartu Tulu (ETH) 1:07:33

100 m hurdlesEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Michelle Perry (USA) 12.43
2.   Joanna Hayes (USA) 12.47
3.   Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM) 12.55
4.   Anjanette Kirkland (USA) 12.57
  Delloreen Ennis-London (JAM)

400 m hurdlesEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 52.90
2.   Lashinda Demus (USA) 53.27
3.   Sandra Glover (USA) 53.32
4.   Jana Rawlinson (AUS) 53.44
5.   Anna Jesien (POL) 53.96

3000 m steeplechaseEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Dorcus Inzikuru (UGA) 9:15.04
2.   Yekaterina Volkova (RUS) 9:20.49
3.   Wioletta Janowska (POL) 9:25.09
4.   Jeruto Kiptum (KEN) 9:26.95
5.   Mardrea Hyman (JAM) 9:27.21

High jumpEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 2.03 m
2.   Yelena Slesarenko (RUS) 2.00 m
  Chaunte Howard (USA)
4.   Anna Chicherova (RUS) 1.99 m
5.   Tatyana Kivimyagi (RUS) 1.98 m
  Venelina Veneva (BUL)

Pole vaultEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 5.01 m
2.   Anna Rogowska (POL) 4.83 m
3.   Monika Pyrek (POL) 4.70 m
4.   Tracy O'Hara (USA) 4.60 m
  Vanessa Boslak (FRA)
  Mary Vincent (USA)
  Stacy Dragila (USA)

Hammer throwEdit

HeptathlonEdit

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Eunice Barber (FRA) 6889
2.   Carolina Klüft (SWE) 6887
3.   Kelly Sotherton (GBR) 6547
4.   Hyleas Fountain (USA) 6502
5.   Margaret Simpson (GHA) 6423

MarathonEdit

Men's competitionEdit

Best Year PerformancesEdit

RANK ATHLETE TIME EVENT
1.   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:06:19 Amsterdam Marathon
2.   Felix Limo (KEN) 2:07:02 Chicago Marathon
3.   Benjamin Maiyo (KEN) 2:07:09 Chicago Marathon
4.   Daniel Njenga (KEN) 2:07:14 Chicago Marathon
5.   Martin Lel (KEN) 2:07:26 London Marathon
6.   Evans Rutto (KEN) 2:07:28 Chicago Marathon
7.   Julio Rey (ESP) 2:07:38 Hamburg Marathon
8.   Toshinari Takaoka (JPN) 2:07:41 Tokyo Marathon
  Philip Manyim (KEN) 2:07:41 Berlin Marathon
10.   Patrick Ivuti (KEN) 2:07:46 Chicago Marathon

Women's competitionEdit

Best Year PerformancesEdit

RANK ATHLETE TIME EVENT
1.   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:17:42 London Marathon
2.   Mizuki Noguchi (JPN) 2:19:12 Berlin Marathon
3.   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:20:57 Helsinki Marathon
4.   Sun Yingjie (CHN) 2:21:01 Beijing Marathon
5.   Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:21:11 Beijing Marathon
6.   Deena Kastor (USA) 2:21:25 Chicago Marathon
7.   Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 2:21:30 Chicago Marathon
8.   Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2:22:01 Helsinki Marathon
9.   Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 2:22:50 London Marathon
10.   Jeļena Prokopčuka (LAT) 2:22:56 Osaka International Ladies Marathon

DeathsEdit

  • May 27 — Piotr Gładki (33), Polish long-distance runner (b. 1972)

ReferencesEdit