List of African records in athletics

African records in athletics are the best marks set in a track and field and road running events by an athlete who competes for a member nation of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). The organisation is responsible for ratification and it analyses each record before approving it. Records may be set in any continent and at any competition, providing that the correct measures are in place (such as wind-gauges) to allow for a verifiable and legal mark.

Outdoor edit

Key to tables:   Awaiting ratification   Record not kept by CAA   Not ratified or later rescinded by CAA

+ = en route to a longer distance
h = hand timing
A = affected by altitude
Mx = mixed race
Wo = woman only race
NWI = no wind measurement
# = not ratified by federation
a = aided road course according to IAAF rule 260.28
X = annulled due to doping violation
OT = oversized track (> 200m in circumference)

Men edit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 y 9.40 NWI Kofi Okyir   Ghana 12 April 1974 Austin, United States
100 m 9.77 A (+1.2 m/s) Ferdinand Omanyala   Kenya 18 September 2021 Kip Keino Classic Nairobi, Kenya [1]
150 m (straight) 14.89 (+0.3 m/s) Ferdinand Omanyala   Kenya 6 May 2023 Atlanta City Games Atlanta, United States [2]
150 m (bend) 14.99+ (+0.3 m/s) Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 20 August 1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany [3]
200 m 19.50 (+1.6 m/s) Letsile Tebogo   Botswana 23 July 2023 Anniversary Games London, United Kingdom [4]
200 m straight 19.84 (+0.6 m/s) Wayde van Niekerk   South Africa 4 June 2017 Boost Boston Games Boston, United States [5]
300 m 30.69 A Letsile Tebogo   Botswana 17 February 2024 Simbine Curro Classic Shoot-Out Pretoria, South Africa [6]
400 m 43.03 Wayde van Niekerk   South Africa 14 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [7]
500 m (road) 57.69 David Rudisha   Kenya 10 September 2016 Great North CityGames Newcastle, United Kingdom [8]
600 m 1:13.10 David Rudisha   Kenya 5 June 2016 British Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [9]
800 m 1:40.91 David Rudisha   Kenya 9 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [10]
1000 m 2:11.96 Noah Ngeny   Kenya 5 September 1999 IAAF Grand Prix Rieti, Italy
1500 m 3:26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 14 July 1998 Golden Gala Rome, Italy
Mile 3:43.13 Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 7 July 1999 Golden Gala Rome, Italy
Mile (road) 3:57.35 Ryan Mphahlele   South Africa 1 October 2023 World Road Running Championships Riga, Latvia [11]
2000 m 4:44.79 Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 7 September 1999 ISTAF Berlin, Germany [12]
3000 m 7:20.67 Daniel Komen   Kenya 1 September 1996 IAAF Grand Prix Rieti, Italy
Two miles 7:58.61 Daniel Komen   Kenya 19 July 1997 Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium
5000 m 12:35.36 Joshua Cheptegei   Uganda 14 August 2020 Herculis Fontvieille, Monaco [13]
5 km (road) 12:49 Berihu Aregawi   Ethiopia 31 December 2021 Cursa dels Nassos Barcelona, Spain [14]
10000 m 26:11.00 Joshua Cheptegei   Uganda 7 October 2020 Valencia, Spain [15]
10 km (road) 26:24 Rhonex Kipruto   Kenya 12 January 2020 10K Valencia Ibercaja Valencia, Spain [16]
15 km (road) 41:13 Leonard Patrick Komon   Kenya 21 November 2010 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen, Netherlands [17]
41:05+ Geoffrey Kamworor   Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen, Denmark [18]
41:10+ Kibiwott Kandie   Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia, Spain [19]
41:05 Joshua Cheptegei   Uganda 18 November 2018 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen, Netherlands [20] [1]
10 miles (road) 44:04 Benard Koech   Kenya 4 December 2022 Kosa 10-Miler Kōsa, Japan [21]
20000 m (track) 56:26.0+ Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 27 June 2007 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [22] [2]
20 km (road) 55:21+ Zersenay Tadese   Eritrea 21 March 2010 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal [23]
55:18+ Abraham Kiptum   Kenya 28 October 2018 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia, Spain [24]
55:00+ Geoffrey Kamworor   Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen, Denmark [25]
54:43+ [a] Kibiwott Kandie   Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia, Spain [26]
Half marathon 57:31 Jacob Kiplimo   Uganda 21 November 2021 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal [27]
One hour (track) 21285 m Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 27 June 2007 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [28] [3]
25000 m (track) 1:12:25.4+ Moses Mosop   Kenya 3 June 2011 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, United States [29][30]
25 km (road) 1:11:08+ Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 25 September 2022 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [31]
30000 m (track) 1:26:47.4 Moses Mosop   Kenya 3 June 2011 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, United States [29][32]
30 km (road) 1:27:13+ Stanley Biwott   Kenya 24 April 2016 London Marathon London, United Kingdom [33]
1:27:13+ Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 24 April 2016 London Marathon London, United Kingdom [34]
1:25:40+ Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 25 September 2022 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [35]
1:26:53+ Birhanu Legese   Ethiopia 29 September 2019 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [36]
1:26:53+ Sisay Lemma   Ethiopia 29 September 2019 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [37]
1:26:45+ Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 16 September 2018 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [38]
Marathon 2:00:35 Kelvin Kiptum   Kenya 8 October 2023 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States [39]
2:00:25 [b] Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 6 May 2017 Breaking2 Monza, Italy [40]
1:59:40 [c] Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 12 October 2019 Ineos 1:59 Challenge Vienna, Austria [41]
50 km (road) 2:40:13[d] Stephen Mokoka   South Africa 6 March 2022 Nedbank #Runified 50km Gqeberha, South Africa [42]
2:39:04 Tete Dijana   South Africa 26 February 2023 Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km Gqeberha, South Africa [43]
100 km (road) 6:24:06 Bongmusa Mthembu   South Africa 27 November 2016 Los Alcázares, Spain
110 m hurdles 13.11 (+1.8 m/s) Antonio Alkana   South Africa 5 June 2017 Josef Odložil Memorial Prague, Czech Republic [44]
200 m hurdles (straight) 22.10 (+1.8 m/s) L. J. van Zyl   South Africa 9 May 2015 Manchester City Games Manchester, United Kingdom [45]
200 m hurdles (bend) 22.6 h OT Hendrik Serfontein   South Africa 23 March 1967 Bloemfontein, South Africa
300 m hurdles 34.8 h Ockert Cilliers   South Africa 8 May 2005 Pliezhausen, Germany
400 m hurdles 47.10 Samuel Matete   Zambia 7 August 1991 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland
2000 m steeplechase 5:14.06 Soufiane El Bakkali   Morocco 11 September 2022 Hanžeković Memorial Zagreb, Croatia [46]
3000 m steeplechase 7:52.11 Lamecha Girma   Ethiopia 9 June 2023 Meeting de Paris Paris, France [47]
High jump 2.38 m Jacques Freitag   South Africa 5 March 2005 Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Pole vault 6.03 m Okkert Brits   South Africa 18 August 1995 Cologne, Germany
Long jump 8.65 m A (+1.3 m/s) Luvo Manyonga   South Africa 22 April 2017 South African Championships Potchefstroom, South Africa [48]
Triple jump 17.82 m (+0.2 m/s) [e] Hugues Fabrice Zango   Burkina Faso 6 July 2021 Gyulai István Memorial Székesfehérvár, Hungary [49]
Shot put 21.97 m Janus Robberts   South Africa 2 June 2001 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, United States
Discus throw 70.32 m Frantz Kruger   South Africa 26 May 2002 Salon-de-Provence, France
Hammer throw 81.27 m Mostafa Al-Gamel   Egypt 21 March 2014 Cairo, Egypt
Javelin throw 92.72 m Julius Yego   Kenya 26 August 2015 World Championships Beijing, China [50]
Decathlon 8521 pts Larbi Bourrada   Algeria 17–18 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [51]
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
10.75 (−0.4 m/s) 7.52 m (+0.4 m/s) 13.78 m 2.10 m 47.98 14.15 (+0.4 m/s) 42.39 m 4.60 m 66.49 m 4:14.60
3000 m walk (track) 10:47.08 Lebogang Shange   South Africa 21 July 2018 Diamond League London, United Kingdom [52]
5000 m walk (track) 18:05.49 Hatem Ghoula   Tunisia 1 May 1997 Tunis, Tunisia
10000 m walk (track) 38:24.31 Hatem Ghoula   Tunisia 30 May 1998 Tunis, Tunisia
10 km walk (road) 38:12 Hatem Ghoula   Tunisia 28 May 2000 Sesto San Giovanni, Italy [53]
20000 m walk (track) 1:22:51.84 Hatem Ghoula   Tunisia 8 September 1994 Leutkirch, Germany
20 km walk (road) 1:18:23 A Samuel Gathimba   Kenya 18 June 2021 Nairobi, Kenya [54]
30000 m walk (track) 2:19:21.4 Hatem Ghoula   Tunisia 12 March 2011 Reims, France
35 km walk (road) 2:31:15 Wayne Snyman   South Africa 24 July 2022 World Championships Eugene, United States [55]
50000 m walk (track) 4:21:44.5 Abdelouaheb Ferguène   Algeria 25 March 1984 Toulouse, France
50 km walk (road) 3:53:09 [f] Marc Mundell   South Africa 20 March 2021 Dudinská Päťdesiatka Dudince, Slovakia [56]
4 × 100 m relay 37.65 Thando Dlodlo
Simon Magakwe
Clarence Munyai
Akani Simbine
  South Africa 4 October 2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar [57]
4 × 200 m relay 1:20.42 Simon Magakwe
Chederick van Wyk
Sinesipho Dambile
Akani Simbine
  South Africa 12 May 2019 IAAF World Relays Yokohama, Japan
4 × 400 m relay 2:57.27 Isaac Makwala
Baboloki Thebe
Zibane Ngozi
Bayapo Ndori
  Botswana 7 August 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan [58]
Sprint medley relay (2,2,4,8) 3:16.21 Mike Mokamba (200 m)
Alfas Kishoyian (200 m)
Collins Omae (400 m)
Collin Kipruto (800 m)
  Kenya 27 April 2019 Penn Relays Philadelphia, United States [59]
4 × 800 m relay 7:02.43 Joseph Mwengi Mutua
William Yiampoy
Ismael Kipngetich Kombich
Wilfred Bungei
  Kenya 25 August 2006 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
Distance medley relay 9:15.56 Elkanah Angwenyi 2:50.8 (1200m)
Thomas Musembi 45.8 (400m)
Alfred Kirwa Yego 1:46.2 (800m)
Alex Kipchirchir 3:52.8 (1600 m)
  Kenya 29 April 2006 Penn Relays Philadelphia, United States
4 × 1500 m relay 14:22.22 Collins Cheboi
Silas Kiplagat
James Kiplagat Magut
Asbel Kiprop
  Kenya 25 May 2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [60]
Ekiden relay 1:57:06 Josephat Muchiri Ndambiri 13:24/ 5 km
Martin Irungu Mathathi 27:12/ 10 km
Daniel Muchunu Mwangi 13:59/ 5 km
Mekubo Mogusu 27:56/ 10 km
Onesmus Nyerere 14:36/ 5 km
John Kariuki 19:59/ 7.195 km
  Kenya 23 November 2005 Chiba Ekiden Chiba, Japan

Women edit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 y 10.30+ (+1.1 m/s) Ruddy Zang Milama   Gabon 31 May 2011 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [61]
100 m 10.72 (+0.4 m/s) Marie-Josee Ta Lou   Ivory Coast 10 August 2022 Herculis Fontvieille, Monaco [62]
150 m (straight) 16.60 (+1.6 m/s) Marie Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast 18 May 2018 Great CityGames Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom [63]
150 m (bend) 16.99 (+0.6 m/s) Marie Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast 8 September 2020 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [64]
200 m 21.78 (+0.6 m/s) Christine Mboma   Namibia 9 September 2021 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland [65]
300 m 34.60 A Beatrice Masilingi   Namibia 18 February 2023 Curro Simbine Classic Shoot Out Pretoria, South Africa [66]
400 m 49.10 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 29 July 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States [67]
48.54 [g] Christine Mboma   Namibia 30 June 2021 Irena Szewińska Memorial Bydgoszcz, Poland [68]
600 m 1:21.77 Caster Semenya   South Africa 27 August 2017 ISTAF Berlin Berlin, Germany [69]
800 m 1:54.01 Pamela Jelimo   Kenya 29 August 2008 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland [4]
1000 m 2:29.15 Faith Kipyegon   Kenya 14 August 2020 Herculis Fontvieille, Monaco [70]
1500 m 3:49.11 Faith Kipyegon   Kenya 2 June 2023 Golden Gala Florence, Italy [71]
Mile 4:07.64 Faith Kipyegon   Kenya 21 July 2023 Herculis Fontvieille, Monaco [72]
Mile (road) 4:20.98 Wo Diribe Welteji   Ethiopia 1 October 2023 World Road Running Championships Riga, Latvia [73]
2000 m 5:21.56 Francine Niyonsaba   Burundi 14 September 2021 Hanžeković Memorial Zagreb, Croatia [74]
3000 m 8:20.27[e] Letesenbet Gidey   Ethiopia 30 June 2019 Prefontaine Classic Palo Alto, United States [75] [5]
Two miles 8:58.58 Meseret Defar   Ethiopia 14 September 2007 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
5000 m 14:00.21 Gudaf Tsegay   Ethiopia 17 September 2023 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, United States [76]
5 km (road) 14:13 Wo Beatrice Chebet   Kenya 31 December 2023 Cursa dels Nassos Barcelona, Spain [77]
14:19 Mx Ejgayehu Taye   Ethiopia 31 December 2021 Cursa dels Nassos Barcelona, Spain [78]
4 miles (road) 19:14 Viola Kibiwot   Kenya 13 October 2013 4 Mile of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands [79]
10000 m 29:01.03 Letesenbet Gidey   Ethiopia 8 June 2021 Ethiopian Olympic Trials Hengelo, Netherlands [80]
10 km (road) 30:01 Wo Agnes Jebet Tirop   Kenya 12 September 2021 Road to Records Herzogenaurach, Germany [81]
29:26 Wo Agnes Ngetich   Kenya 18 November 2023 Urban Trail de Lille Lille, France [82]
29:24 Wo[h] Agnes Ngetich   Kenya 10 September 2023 Brașov Running Festival Brașov, Romania [84]
29:14 Mx Yalemzerf Yehualaw   Ethiopia 27 February 2022 Castellón 10K Castellón de la Plana, Spain [85]
28:46 Mx Agnes Ngetich   Kenya 14 January 2024 10K Valencia Ibercaja Valencia, Spain [86]
15 km (road) 44:20 Letesenbet Gidey   Ethiopia 17 November 2019 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen, Netherlands [87]
46:24+ Wo Peres Jepchirchir   Kenya 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia, Poland [88]
10 miles (road) 49:49+ Mx Ruth Chepng'etich   Kenya 9 October 2022 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States [89]
49:21+ a Brigid Kosgei   Kenya 8 September 2019 Great North Run Newcastle upon Tyne-South Shields, United Kingdom [90]
One hour (track) 18517 m Dire Tune   Ethiopia 12 June 2008 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [91]
20000 m (track) 1:05:26.6 Tegla Loroupe   Kenya 3 September 2000 Borgholzhausen, Germany
20 km (road) 1:01:25+ Joyciline Jepkosgei   Kenya 1 April 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague, Czech Republic [92]
1:01:11+ Ababel Yeshaneh   Ethiopia 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates [93]
1:00:43+ Mx Ruth Chepng'etich   Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul, Turkey [94]
1:01:20+ a Brigid Kosgei   Kenya 8 September 2019 Great North Run Newcastle upon Tyne-South Shields, United Kingdom [95]
1:02:04+ Wo Peres Jepchirchir   Kenya 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia, Poland [96]
Half marathon 1:02:52 Mx Letesenbet Gidey   Ethiopia 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia, Spain [97]
1:05:16 Wo Peres Jepchirchir   Kenya 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia, Poland [98]
25000 m (track) 1:27:05.9 Tegla Loroupe   Kenya 21 September 2002 Mengerskirchen, Germany
25 km (road) 1:19:43+ Wo[i] Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   Kenya 23 April 2017 London Marathon London, United Kingdom [99]
1:19:33+ Mx Brigid Kosgei   Kenya 13 October 2019 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States [100]
1:18:40+ Mx Tigst Assefa   Ethiopia 24 September 2023 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [101]
30000 m (track) 1:45:50.0 Tegla Loroupe   Kenya 6 June 2003 Warstein, Germany
30 km (road) 1:36:05+ Wo Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   Kenya 23 April 2017 London Marathon London, United Kingdom [102]
1:35:18+ Mx Brigid Kosgei   Kenya 13 October 2019 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States [103]
1:34:12+ Mx Tigst Assefa   Ethiopia 24 September 2023 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [104]
Marathon 2:11:53 Mx Tigst Assefa   Ethiopia 24 September 2023 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [105]
2:17:01 Wo Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   Kenya 23 April 2017 London Marathon London, United Kingdom [106]
50 km (road) 3:00:29 Wo[j] Emane Seifu Hayile   Ethiopia 26 February 2023 Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km Gqeberha, South Africa [107]
100 km (road) 7:31:47 Helene Joubert   South Africa 16 September 1995 Winschoten, Netherlands
100 m hurdles 12.12 (+0.9 m/s) Tobi Amusan   Nigeria 24 July 2022 World Championships Eugene, United States [108]
200 m hurdles (straight) 26.16 (+0.3 m/s) Zeney van der Walt   South Africa 16 June 2019 Adidas Boost Boston Games Boston, United States [109]
300 m hurdles 38.6 h Mame Tacko Diouf   Senegal 21 February 1999 Dakar, Senegal
400 m hurdles 52.90 Nezha Bidouane   Morocco 25 August 1999 World Championships Seville, Spain
2000 m steeplechase 5:47.42 Beatrice Chepkoech   Kenya 10 September 2023 Hanžeković Memorial Zagreb, Croatia [110]
3000 m steeplechase 8:44.32 Beatrice Chepkoech   Kenya 20 July 2018 Herculis Fontvieille, Monaco [111]
High jump 2.06 m Hestrie Cloete   South Africa 31 August 2003 World Championships Paris Saint-Denis, France
Pole vault 4.42 m Elmarie Gerryts   South Africa 12 June 2000 Wesel, Germany
Long jump 7.17 m (+1.1 m/s) Ese Brume   Nigeria 29 May 2021 Chula Vista Field Festival Chula Vista, United States [112]
Triple jump 15.39 m (+0.5 m/s) Françoise Mbango Etone   Cameroon 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
Shot put 18.43 m Vivian Chukwuemeka   Nigeria 19 April 2003 Mt. SAC Relays Walnut, United States
18.86 m X 1 July 2012 African Championships Porto-Novo, Benin [113][114]
Discus throw 64.96 m Chioma Onyekwere   Nigeria 14 April 2023 Oklahoma Throws Series Meet 2 Ramona, United States [115]
Hammer throw 75.49 m Annette Echikunwoke   Nigeria 22 May 2021 USATF Throws Festival Tucson, United States [116]
Javelin throw 69.35 m Sunette Viljoen   South Africa 9 June 2012 Adidas Grand Prix New York City, United States [117]
Weight throw 4.22 m Birtukan Bouele   Ethiopia 18 July 2020 International Lucerne Masters Throws Pentathlon Lucerne, Switzerland [118]
Heptathlon 6423 pts Margaret Simpson   Ghana 28–29 May 2005 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria
13.41 (-0.8 m/s) (100 m hurdles), 1.85 m (high jump), 13.01 m (shot put), 24.55 (+1.0 m/s) (200 m) /
6.32 m (+0.7 m/s) (long jump), 52.71 m (javelin), 2:21.71 (800 m)
Decathlon 6915 pts h Margaret Simpson   Ghana 18–19 April 2007 Réduit, Mauritius
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
3000 m walk (track) 23:23.43 Birtukan Bouele   Ethiopia 7 June 2019 Soirée Inter régionale de demi-fond Belfort, France [119]
5000 m walk (track) 20:50.03 Chahinez Nasri   Tunisia 23 March 2021 Radès, Tunisia
5 km walk (road) 22:20 Nicolene Cronje   South Africa 5 March 2004 ABSA Series Durban, South Africa [120]
10000 m walk (track) 43:50.86 Emily Wamusyi Ngii   Kenya 6 August 2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham, United Kingdom [121]
10 km walk (road) 45:05.4 Susan Vermeulen   South Africa 17 April 1999 Bloemfontein, South Africa
45:02 Chahinez Nasri   Tunisia 28 May 2016 XXX Gran Premio Cantones A Coruña, Spain [122]
15 km walk (road) 1:10:31+ Anél Oosthuizen   South Africa 9 April 2016 Poděbrady Walking Race Poděbrady, Czech Republic [123]
20000 m walk (track) 1:36:18.3 Nicolene Cronje   South Africa 17 March 2004 Durban, South Africa
20 km walk (road) 1:30:40 A Grace Wanjiru Njue   Kenya 6 June 2018 Kenya Defence Forces Championships Nairobi, Kenya [124]
1:28:15 A [k] Grace Wanjiru Njue   Kenya 15 July 2011 Kenyan Championships Nairobi, Kenya [125]
35 km walk (road) 3:42:04[l] Esther Steenkamp   South Africa 15 January 2022[m] ASA 35km Race Walking Championships & Interprovicial Challenge Cape Town, South Africa [126]
50 km walk (road) 4:48:00 Nathalie le Roux   South Africa 5 May 2018 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang, China [127]
4 × 100 m relay 41.90 Murielle Ahouré-Demps
Marie-Josée Ta Lou
Jessika Gbai
Maboundou Koné
  Ivory Coast 25 August 2023 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [128]
4 × 200 m relay 1:30.52 Blessing Okagbare
Regina George
Dominique Duncan
Christy Udoh
  Nigeria 2 May 2015 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [129]
Sprint medley relay (1,1,2,4) 1:46.05 Eunice Kadogo (100 m)
Fresha Mwangi (100 m)
Joan Cherono [de] (200 m)
Evengeline Makena (400 m)
  Kenya 27 April 2019 Penn Relays Philadelphia, United States [130]
4 × 400 m relay 3:21.04 Olabisi Afolabi
Fatima Yusuf
Charity Opara
Falilat Ogunkoya
  Nigeria 3 August 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States
4 × 800 m relay 8:04.28 Agatha Jeruto Kimaswai
Sylvia Chematui Chesebe
Janeth Jepkosgei
Eunice Jepkoech Sum
  Kenya 25 May 2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [131]
Distance medley relay 10:43.35 Selah Jepleting Busienei (1200 m)
Joy Nakhumicha Sakari (400 m)
Sylivia Chematui Chesebe (800 m)
Virginia Nyambura Nganga (1600 m)
  Kenya 2 May 2015 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [132]
4 × 1500 m relay 16:33.58 Mercy Cherono
Faith Kipyegon
Irene Jelagat
Hellen Obiri
  Kenya 24 May 2014 2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [133]
Ekiden relay 2:13:35 Philes Ongori
Evelyne Kemunto Kimwei
Catherine Ndereba
Jane Wanjiku Gakunyi
Lucy Wangui Kabuu
Sally Chepyego Kaptich
  Kenya 23 November 2006 Chiba Ekiden Chiba, Japan

Mixed edit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
4 × 400 m relay 3:13.60 Ifeanyi Emmanuel Ojeli
Imaobong Nse Uko
Samson Oghenewegba Nathaniel
Patience Okon George
  Nigeria 30 July 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan [134]

Indoor edit

Men edit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
50 m 5.61+ Deji Aliu   Nigeria 21 February 1999 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
55 m 6.02 A Leonard Myles-Mills   Ghana 22 February 1997 Colorado Springs, United States
60 m 6.45 A Leonard Myles-Mills   Ghana 20 February 1999 Colorado Springs, United States
100 m 10.05 Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 12 February 1996 Tampere, Finland
200 m 19.92 Frank Fredericks   Namibia 18 February 1996 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
300 m 32.36 Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 28 February 2003 Karlsruhe, Germany
400 m 45.51 Sunday Bada   Nigeria 9 March 1997 World Championships Paris, France
45.37 OT Clement Chukwu   Nigeria 28 February 1998 Kent, United States
500 m 1:00.71 Onkabetse Nkobolo   Botswana 17 February 2016 Globen Galan Stockholm, Sweden [135]
600 y 1:06.93 Moitalel Naadokila   Kenya 15 February 2020 Lubbock, United States
600 m 1:14.79 A Michael Saruni   Kenya 19 January 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational Albuquerque, United States [136]
800 m 1:43.98 Michael Saruni   Kenya 9 February 2019 Millrose Games New York City, United States [137]
1000 m 2:14.20 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti 17 February 2016 Globen Galan Stockholm, Sweden [138]
1500 m 3:31.04 Samuel Tefera   Ethiopia 16 February 2019 Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [139]
Mile 3:47.01 Yomif Kejelcha   Ethiopia 3 March 2019 Bruce Lehane Invitational Boston, United States [140]
2000 m 4:49.99 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 17 February 2007 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
3000 m 7:23.81 Lamecha Girma   Ethiopia 15 February 2023 Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais Liévin, France [141]
Two miles 8:04.35 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 16 February 2008 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
5000 m 12:49.60 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 20 February 2004 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
10000 m 27:50.29 Mark Bett   Kenya 10 February 2002 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium
50 m hurdles 6.48+ Shaun Bownes   South Africa 25 February 2001 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
55 m hurdles 7.13 Lehann Fourie   South Africa 11 February 2012 Millrose Games New York City, United States [142]
60 m hurdles 7.52 Shaun Bownes   South Africa 23 February 2001 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium
300 m hurdles 34.92 OT Llewellyn Herbert   South Africa 9 February 1999 Pirkkahall Tampere, Finland [143][144]
400 m hurdles 50.94 Mamadou Hasse   Senegal 12 February 2013 International Meeting Val-de-Reuil Val-de-Reuil, France [145]
49.90 OT Llewellyn Herbert   South Africa 9 February 2005 Botnia Games Korsholm, Finland [146]
2000 m steeplechase 5:13.77 WB Paul Kipsiele Koech   Kenya 13 February 2011 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium [147][148]
High jump 2.32 m Anthony Idiata   Nigeria 15 February 2000 Patras, Greece
Pole vault 5.90 m Okkert Brits   South Africa 16 February 1997 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
5.90 m Okkert Brits   South Africa 1 June 1997 Toronto, Canada
Long jump 8.44 m Luvo Manyonga   South Africa 2 March 2018 World Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [149]
Triple jump 18.07 m Hugues Fabrice Zango   Burkina Faso 16 January 2021 Aubière, France [150]
Shot put 21.47 m Janus Robberts   South Africa 1 December 2001 Norman, United States
Weight throw 24.39 m Chukwuebuka Enekwechi   Nigeria 13 February 2015 Fred Wilt Invitational West Lafayette, United States [151]
Discus throw 63.37 m Yasser Fathy   Egypt 27 March 2010 Wexiö Indoor Throwing Competition Växjö, Sweden [152]
Heptathlon 5911 pts Larbi Bourrada   Algeria 27–28 February 2010 Championnats de France Elite Paris, France [153]
6.89 (60 m), 7.34 m (long jump), 14.00 m (shot put), 1.92 m (high jump) / 8.05 (60 m hurdles), 4.60 m (pole vault), 2:39.86 (1000 m)
5000 m walk 19:39.92 Hédi Teraoui   Tunisia 18 February 2018 French Championships Liévin, France [154]
4 × 400 m relay 3:07.95 Tobi Ogunmola
Noah Akwu
Salihu Isah
Cristian Morton
  Nigeria 8 March 2014 World Championships Sopot, Poland [155]

Women edit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
50 m 6.04+ Chioma Ajunwa   Nigeria 22 February 1998 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
55 m 6.58 Beatrice Utondu-Okoye   Nigeria 11 February 1990 Monroe, United States
60 m 6.97 Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast 2 March 2018 World Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [156]
200 m 22.11 A Favour Ofili   Nigeria 10 March 2023 NCAA Division I Championships Albuquerque, United States [157]
300 m 35.99 Favour Ofili   Nigeria 4 February 2024 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston, United States [158]
400 m 50.73 Charity Opara   Nigeria 1 February 1998 Sparkassen Cup Stuttgart, Germany
500 m 1:11.48 Akua Obeng-Akrofi   Ghana 2 February 2018 Metropolitan Indoor Championships New York City, United States [159]
600 m 1:25.76 Regina George   Nigeria 10 January 2014 Arkansas Invitational Fayetteville, United States [160]
800 m 1:57.06 Maria Mutola   Mozambique 21 February 1999 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
1:56.36 [n] 22 February 1998
1000 m 2:30.94 Maria Mutola   Mozambique 25 February 1999 GE Galan Stockholm, Sweden
1500 m 3:53.09 Gudaf Tsegay   Ethiopia 9 February 2021 Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais Liévin, France [161]
Mile 4:13.31 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 17 February 2016 Globen Galan Stockholm, Sweden [138]
2000 m 5:23.75 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 7 February 2017 Míting Internacional de Catalunya Sabadell, Spain [162]
3000 m 8:16.60 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 6 February 2014 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [163]
Two miles 9:00.48 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 15 February 2014 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [164]
5000 m 14:18.86 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 19 February 2015 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [165]
50 m hurdles 6.76+ Glory Alozie   Nigeria 25 February 2001 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
55 m hurdles 7.60 Ime Akpan   Nigeria 13 March 1992 NCAA Division I Women's Championships Indianapolis, United States [166]
60 m hurdles 7.82 Glory Alozie   Nigeria 16 February 1999 Madrid, Spain
7.77 Tobi Amusan   Nigeria 27 January 2024 Astana Indoor Meeting Astana, Kazakhstan [167]
7.75 Tobi Amusan   Nigeria 4 February 2024 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston, United States [168]
400 m hurdles 58.66 Haissat Lambarki   Morocco 29 January 2012 Bordeaux, France [169]
High jump 1.97 m Hestrie Cloete   South Africa 18 February 2001 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
Pole vault 4.41 m Elmarie Gerryts   South Africa 20 February 2000 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
Long jump 6.97 m Chioma Ajunwa   Nigeria 5 February 1997 Erfurt, Germany
Triple jump 14.90 m Yamilé Aldama   Sudan 6 March 2004 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [170]
Shot put 18.13 m A Vivian Chukwuemeka   Nigeria 4 February 2006 Flagstaff, United States
18.13 m Jessica Inchude   Guinea Bissau 13 February 2021 Portuguese Championships Braga, Portugal [171]
18.37 m Auriol Dongmo Mekemnang [o]   Cameroon 29 February 2020 Portuguese Championships Pombal, Portugal [172]
Weight throw 25.32 m Oyesade Olatoye   Nigeria 10 February 2023 Music City Challenge Nashville, United States [173]
Pentathlon 4558 pts Eunice Barber   Sierra Leone 7 March 1997 Paris, France
8.39 (60 m hurdles), 1.80 m (high jump), 13.05 m (shot put), 6.35 m (long jump), 2:18.17 (800 m)
3000 m walk 14:13.46 Tahani Ghazal   Tunisia 3 February 2018 Lyon, France
4 × 400 m relay 3:29.67 [p] Omolara Omotosho
Patience Okon George
Bukola Abogunloko
Folashade Abugan
  Nigeria 8 March 2014 World Championships Sopot, Poland [174]

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ by official result source, 54:42 by World Athletics source
  2. ^ time trial with shifts of pacemakers and mobile drink deliveries
  3. ^ time trial with shifts of pacemakers and mobile drink deliveries
  4. ^ published as 50km Race Walk by CAA source, a typo
  5. ^ a b outdoor best; indoor mark ratified as absolute record
  6. ^ by official result source;3:35:09 by CAA source, a typo
  7. ^ mark was unratified because organisers did not arrange for doping control
  8. ^ Ngetich's mark was not certified after World Athletics determined the course was 25 meters too short.[83]
  9. ^ by official result source; 1:19:53 by CAA source, probably a mistake
  10. ^ by World Athletics source; 3:00:30 by CAA source
  11. ^ Short course
  12. ^ by official result source; 3:40:04 by CAA source, a typo
  13. ^ by official result source; 15 January 2021 by CAA source, a typo
  14. ^ Disallowed for running inside curb.
  15. ^ Dongmo Mekemnan represented Cameroon until 2017, transferring her eligibility to Portugal which became active in 2020
  16. ^ by official result source; 3:22.67 by CAA source, prabably a mistake

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