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2007 in athletics (track and field)

Major eventsEdit

World recordsEdit

MenEdit

EVENT ATHLETE MARK/DISTANCE DATE VENUE
Half marathon (road)   Samuel Kamau Wanjiru (KEN) 58:53 February 9 Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
2000 metres (indoor)   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 4:49.99 February 17 Birmingham, UK
20 kilometres (road)   Samuel Kamau Wanjiru (KEN) 55:31 March 17 The Hague, Netherlands
Half marathon (road)   Samuel Kamau Wanjiru (KEN) 58:33 March 17 The Hague, Netherlands
20,000 m   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 56:26.0 June 27 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Hour run   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 21.285 km June 27 Ostrava, Czech Republic
100 metres   Asafa Powell (JAM) 9.74 September 9 Rieti, Italy
20 kilometres walking (road)   Vladimir Kanaykin (RUS) 1:17:16 September 29 Saransk, Russia
Marathon   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:04:26 September 30 Berlin, Germany

WomenEdit

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
5000 m (indoor)   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:27.42 January 27 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
3000 m (indoor)   Meseret Defar (ETH) 8:23.72 February 3 Stuttgart, Germany
4 × 800 m relay   Moscow Oblast (RUS)
Anna Balakshina,
Natalya Panteleyeva,
Anna Yemashova,
Olesya Chumakova
8:18.54 February 11 Volgograd, Russia
Hammer throw   Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 78.61 m May 26 Sochi, Russia
Pole vault   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.93 m February 16 Donetsk, Ukraine
Two miles (world best time)   Meseret Defar (ETH) 9:10.47 May 20 Carson, California, USA
5000 m   Meseret Defar (ETH) 14:16.63 June 15 Oslo, Norway
Two miles (world best time)   Meseret Defar (ETH) 8:58.58 September 14 Brussels, Belgium
20 kilometres (road)   Lornah Kiplagat (NED) 1:02:57 October 14 Udine, Italy
Half marathon   Lornah Kiplagat (NED) 1:06:25 October 14 Udine, Italy
  • Records for 2 miles are not official world records, they are called world best times

AwardsEdit

Men's Best Year PerformersEdit

100 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Asafa Powell (JAM) 9.74 WR
2.   Tyson Gay (USA) 9.84
3.   Derrick Atkins (BAH) 9.91
4.   Walter Dix (USA) 9.93
5.   Wallace Spearmon (USA) 9.96

200 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Tyson Gay (USA) 19.62
2.   Walter Dix (USA) 19.69
3.   Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.75
4.   Wallace Spearmon (USA) 19.82
5.   Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (NOR) 19.89

400 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Jeremy Wariner (USA) 43.45
2.   LaShawn Merritt (USA) 43.96
3.   Angelo Taylor (USA) 44.05
4.   Christopher Brown (BAH) 44.45
5.   Leslie Djhone (FRA) 44.46

800 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA) 1:43.74
2.   Alan Webb (USA) 1:43.84
3.   Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR) 1:43.87
4.   Abubaker Kaki Khamis (SUD) 1:43.90
5.   Amine Laâlou (MAR) 1:43.94

1500 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Alan Webb (USA) 3:30.54
2.   Tarek Boukensa (ALG) 3:30.92
3.   Mehdi Baala (FRA) 3:31.01
4.   Shedrack Kibet Korir (KEN) 3:31.18
5.   Belal Mansoor Ali (BHR) 3:31.49

3000 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 7:25.79
2.   Moses Kipsiro (UGA) 7:32.03
3.   Alistair Cragg (IRL) 7:32.49
4.   Thomas Longosiwa (KEN) 7:32.79
5.   Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 7:33.06

5000 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:49.53
2.   Sileshi Sihine (ETH) 12:50.16
3.   Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 12:50.38
4.   Moses Kipsiro (UGA) 12:50.72
5.   Joseph Ebuya (KEN) 12:51.00

10000 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26:48.73
2.   Sileshi Sihine (ETH) 26:48.73
3.   Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 26.49.02
4.   Moses Masai (KEN) 26:49.20
5.   Moses Mosop (KEN) 26:49.55

110 metres hurdlesEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Liu Xiang (CHN) 12.92
  Dayron Robles (CUB) 12.92
3.   Terrence Trammell (USA) 12.95
4.   Ryan Wilson (USA) 13.02
  David Payne (USA) 13.02

400 metres hurdlesEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kerron Clement (USA) 47.61
2.   James Carter (USA) 47.72
3.   Félix Sánchez (DOM) 48.01
4.   Michael Tinsley (USA) 48.02
5.   Marek Plawgo (POL) 48.12

3000 metres steeplechaseEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN) 7:58.80
2.   Brimin Kipruto (KEN) 8:02.89
3.   Ezekiel Kemboi (KEN) 8:05.50
4.   Mustafa Mohamed (SWE) 8:05.75
5.   Richard Mateelong (KEN) 8:06.66

Half MarathonEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Samuel Wanjiru (KEN) 58:35 WR
2.   Patrick Makau (KEN) 58:56
3.   Zersenay Tadese (ERI) 58:59
4.   Evans Cheruiyot (KEN) 59:05
5.   Deribe Mergia (ETH) 59:16

MarathonEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:04:26 WR
2.   Emanuel Mutai (KEN) 2:06:28
3.   Samuel Wanjiru (KEN) 2:06:39
4.   Richard Limo (KEN) 2:06:44
5.   Deribe Mergia (ETH) 2:06:50

High JumpEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Donald Thomas (BAH) 2.35
  Stefan Holm (SWE) 2.35
  Yaroslav Rybakov (RUS) 2.35
  Kyriacos Ioannou (CYP) 2.35
5.   Eike Onnen (GER) 2.34
  Andrey Tereshin (RUS) 2.34

Pole VaultEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Brad Walker (USA) 5.95 m
2.   Steven Hooker (AUS) 5.91 m
  Paul Burgess (AUS) 5.91 m
4.   Björn Otto (GER) 5.90 m
5.   Danny Ecker (GER) 5.87 m

Long JumpEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS Distance/m
1.   Louis Tsatoumas (GRE) 8.66
2.   Irving Saladino (PAN) 8.57
3.   Andrew Howe (ITA) 8.47
4.   James Beckford (JAM) 8.37
5.   Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA) 8.34

Triple JumpEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS Distance/m
1.   Jadel Gregório (BRA) 17.90
2.   Nelson Évora (POR) 17.74
3.   Aarik Wilson (USA) 17.58
4.   Christian Olsson (SWE) 17.56
5.   Osniel Tosca (CUB) 17.52

Shot putEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS Distance/m
1.   Reese Hoffa (USA) 22.43
2.   Christian Cantwell (USA) 21.96
3.   Joachim Olsen (DEN) 21.61
  Adam Nelson (USA) 21.61
5.   Andrey Mikhnevich (BLR) 21.27

Javelin ThrowEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS Distance/m
1.   Breaux Greer (USA) 91.29
2.   Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) 91.23
3.   Vadims Vasilevskis (LAT) 90.73
4.   Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 89.51
5.   Sergey Makarov (RUS) 87.46

Discus ThrowEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS Distance/m
1.   Gerd Kanter (EST) 72.02
2.   Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 71.56
3.   Frantz Kruger (FIN) 69.97
4.   Jarred Rome (USA) 68.37
5.   Mario Pestano (ESP) 68.26

Hammer ThrowEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS Distance/m
1.   Ivan Tikhon (BLR) 83.63
2.   Vadim Devyatovskiy (BLR) 82.94
3.   Koji Murofushi (JPN) 82.62
4.   Primož Kozmus (SLO) 82.30
5.   Libor Charfreitag (SVK) 81.60

DecathlonEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Roman Šebrle (CZE) 8697
2.   Maurice Smith (JAM) 8644
3.   Andrei Krauchanka (BLR) 8617
4.   Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ) 8586
5.   Bryan Clay (USA) 8493

Women's Best Year PerformersEdit

100 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Veronica Campbell (JAM) 10.89
2.   Torri Edwards (USA) 10.90
3.   Me'Lisa Barber (USA) 10.95
4.   Sanya Richards (USA) 10.97
5.   Allyson Felix (USA) 11.01
  Lauryn Williams (USA) 11.01

200 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Allyson Felix (USA) 21.81
2.   Rachelle Smith (USA) 22.31
  Sanya Richards (USA) 22.31
4.   Ebonie Floyd (USA) 22.32
5.   Veronica Campbell (JAM) 22.34

400 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Sanya Richards (USA) 49.27
2.   Christine Ohuruogu (GBR) 49.61
3.   DeeDee Trotter (USA) 49.64
4.   Nicola Sanders (GBR) 49.65
5.   Novlene Williams (JAM) 49.66

800 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN) 1:56.04
2.   Hasna Benhassi (MAR) 1:56.84
3.   Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) 1:56.98
4.   Mayte Martínez (ESP) 1:57.62
5.   Yuliya Krevsun (UKR) 1:57.63

1,500 metresEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Yelena Soboleva (RUS) 3:57.30
2.   Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 3:58.75
3.   Gelete Burka (ETH) 4:00.48
4.   Irina Lishchinskaya (UKR) 4:00.69
5.   Yuliya Fomenko (RUS) 4:00.7

MileEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Yelena Soboleva (RUS) 4:15.63
2.   Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 4:17.75
3.   Olga Yegorova (RUS) 4:20.10
4.   Gulnara Samitova-Galkina (RUS) 4:20.23
5.   Anna Alminova (RUS) 4:20.86

Half MarathonEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Lornah Kiplagat (NED) 1:06:25 WR
2.   Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:06:48
3.   Kara Goucher (USA) 1:06:57
4.   Rita Cheptoo (KEN) 1:07:05
5.   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 1:07:53

MarathonEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:20:38
2.   Mizuki Noguchi (JPN) 2:21:37
3.   Getenesh Wami (ETH) 2:21:45
4.   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:23:09
5.   Wei Yanan (CHN) 2:23:12

100m HurdlesEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Michelle Perry (USA) 12.44
2.   Ginnie Powell (USA) 12.45
3.   Perdita Felicien (CAN) 12.49
  Susanna Kallur (SWE) 12.49
5.   Delloreen Ennis-London (JAM) 12.50

400m HurdlesEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Tiffany Williams (USA) 53.28
2.   Sheena Johnson (USA) 53.29
3.   Jana Rawlinson (AUS) 53.31
4.   Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 53.50
5.   Anna Jesien (POL) 53.86

3,000m SteeplechaseEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Yekaterina Volkova (RUS) 9:06.57
2.   Tatyana Petrova (RUS) 9:09.19
3.   Gulnara Samitova-Galkina (RUS) 9:11.68
4.   Eunice Jepkorir (KEN) 9:14.52
5.   Ruth Bisibori (KEN) 9:24.51

High JumpEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Blanka Vlašić (CRO) 2.07 m
2.   Antonietta Di Martino (ITA) 2.03 m
  Anna Chicherova (RUS) 2.03 m
4.   Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 2.02 m
  Yelena Slesarenko (RUS) 2.02 m
  Ruth Beitia (ESP) 2.02 m

Pole VaultEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.91 m
2.   Jennifer Stuczynski (USA) 4.88 m
3.   Monika Pyrek (POL) 4.82 m
  Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) 4.82 m
5.   Katerina Badurová (CZE) 4.75 m

Hammer ThrowEdit

HeptathlonEdit

RANK 2007 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Carolina Klüft (SWE) 7032
2.   Lyudmila Blonska (UKR) 6832
3.   Kelly Sotherton (GBR) 6510
4.   Jessica Ennis (GBR) 6469
5.   Lilli Schwarzkopf (GER) 6439

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit