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List of world records in athletics

Usain Bolt beating Tyson Gay and setting a 100 m world record at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin.
Jürgen Schult beside the indication of his new discus world record, 1986

World records in athletics are ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Athletics records comprise the best performances in the sports of track and field, road running and racewalking.

Records are kept for all events contested at the Olympic Games and some others. Unofficial records for some other events are kept by track and field statisticians. The only non-metric track distance for which official records are kept is the mile run.

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CriteriaEdit

The Criteria which must be satisfied for ratification also apply to national or other restricted records and also to performances submitted as qualifying marks for eligibility to compete in major events such as the Olympic Games.

The criteria include:

  • The dimensions of the track and equipment used must conform to standards. In road events, the course must be accurately measured, by a certified measurer.
  • Except in road events (road running and race walking), the performance must be set in a single-sex race,[1] with the sole exception of the mixed-sex 4x400m relay, introduced by the IAAF in 2017.[2] However, the IAAF has yet to recognise a world record in this particular event.
  • All team members in a relay race must be of the same nationality.
  • Pacemakers are allowed, provided they have not been lapped; lapped athletes must give way.
  • Drug testing immediately after the performance is now required for ratification of a record. Existing records which predate this requirement are still extant. Athletes who pass the immediate test but are later found to have been on drugs have their performances invalidated.
  • In running events up to 200 m in distance and in horizontal jump events, wind assistance is permitted only up to 2.0 m/s. In decathlon or heptathlon, average wind assistance of less than 2.0 m/s is required across all applicable disciplines; and maximum of 4.0 m/s in any one event.
  • In running events up to 800 m in distance, photo finish fully automatic timing is required.
  • There is no restriction on altitude; since the thinner atmosphere of higher altitude provides less air resistance, locations such as Mexico City and Sestriere have previously been the sites of records in the sprint and jump events. See effects of high altitude on humans. Records set at high altitude venues are often marked with an "A" though that does not disqualify it as a record. Under those circumstances, a "sea level" best is also tracked by statisticians. Long-distance races run at altitude, with less oxygen available to the athlete, have shown to be to the athlete's disadvantage.
  • In road events, the course is not required to be a circuit, but the overall decrease in elevation between the start and finish shall not exceed 1:1000, i.e. 1 m/km.
  • In road events, the start and finish points of a course, measured along a theoretical straight line between them, shall not be further apart than 50% of the race distance.

Bonus paymentsEdit

Witnessing a world record brings great pleasure for athletics fans, and athletes' personal sponsors and promoters of major meetings such as the IAAF Diamond League and its predecessor, the IAAF Golden League have offered bonuses to athletes breaking a record.

Some middle-distance runners have specialized in acting as pacemakers in longer races, receiving a fee without even finishing the race, and possibly a bonus if a record results. This is a useful occupation for athletes who are capable of running accurately to a specified pace, but not capable of the very fastest times to become champions in their own right.

In the pole vault record bonuses create an incentive for an athlete capable of smashing a record to instead break it by the minimum amount (one centimetre), multiple times, at multiple meetings, in order to accumulate multiple bonuses. This has been done by Sergey Bubka in the men's pole vault, and Yelena Isinbayeva in the women's pole vault.[3] Some commentators have complained that neither athlete ever posted as high a mark as they were capable of. In other discipline, except in the high jump, this issue does not arise, since it is practically impossible to deliberately break a record by a small margin.

World recordsEdit

The IAAF commenced the recognition of world records in 1912, and indoor world records after 1987. In 2000, IAAF rule 260.18a (formerly 260.6a) was amended, so that "world records" (as opposed to "indoor world records") can be set in a facility "with or without roof." This rule was not applied retroactively,[4] and has, thus far, only affected the men's and women's pole vault. The women's record has been advanced 9 times indoors by three different women, each ratified as a world record. The last record to be set indoors was in 2004. Sergey Bubka's 1993 pole vault world indoor record of 6.15 m was not considered to be a world record, because it was set before the new rule came into effect. In February 2014, Bubka's record was surpassed indoors by Renaud Lavillenie jumping 6.16 m which qualifies as both the Indoor world record and the world record.

One current IAAF-sanctioned event, the mixed-sex 4x400 m relay, does not have any recognised world record.

Key to tablesEdit

  Awaiting ratification   will not be ratified by IAAF

h = hand timing
+ = en route to a longer distance
A = affected by altitude
OT = oversized track
X = annulled due to doping violations
# = not officially ratified by IAAF
a = aided road course according to IAAF rule 260.28
est = estimate
i = set indoors (overall world record tables only)

MenEdit

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R V P
100 m 9.58 +0.9 Usain Bolt   JAM 16 Aug 2009 World Championships Berlin   GER [5]
200 m 19.19 −0.3 Usain Bolt   JAM 20 Aug 2009 World Championships Berlin   GER [5]
400 m 43.03 Wayde van Niekerk   RSA 14 Aug 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro   BRA [6]
800 m 1:40.91 David Rudisha   KEN 9 Aug 2012 Olympic Games London   GBR [7]
1000 m 2:11.96 Noah Ngeny   KEN 5 Sep 1999 Rieti Meeting Rieti   ITA
1500 m 3:26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj   MAR 14 Jul 1998 Golden Gala Rome   ITA
Mile 3:43.13 Hicham El Guerrouj   MAR 7 Jul 1999 Golden Gala Rome   ITA
2000 m 4:44.79 Hicham El Guerrouj   MAR 7 Sep 1999 ISTAF Berlin   GER
3000 m 7:20.67 Daniel Komen   KEN 1 Sep 1996 Rieti Meeting Rieti   ITA
5000 m 12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele   ETH 31 May 2004 Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Hengelo   NED
10,000 m (track) 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele   ETH 26 Aug 2005 Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL
10 km (road) 26:44.00 Leonard Patrick Komon   KEN 26 Sep 2010 Singelloop Utrecht   NED [8]
15 km (road) 41:13.00 Leonard Patrick Komon   KEN 21 Nov 2010 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen   NED [9]
20,000 m (track) 56:25.98 + Haile Gebrselassie   ETH 27 Jun 2007 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [10]
20 km (road) 55:21.00 + Zersenay Tadese   ERI 21 Mar 2010 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon   POR [11]
Half marathon 58:23.00 Zersenay Tadese   ERI 21 Mar 2010 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon   POR [11]
One hour (track) 21,285 m Haile Gebrselassie   ETH 27 Jun 2007 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [12]
25,000 m (track) 1:12:25.40 + Moses Mosop   KEN 3 Jun 2011 Prefontaine Classic Eugene   USA [13]
25 km (road) 1:11:18.00 Dennis Kipruto Kimetto   KEN 6 May 2012 BIG 25 Berlin   GER [14][15]
30,000 m (track) 1:26:47.40 Moses Mosop   KEN 3 Jun 2011 Prefontaine Classic Eugene   USA [13][16]
30 km (road) 1:27:13.00 + Stanley Biwott   KEN 24 Apr 2016 London Marathon London   GBR [17]
1:27:13.00 + Eliud Kipchoge   KEN 24 Apr 2016 London Marathon London   GBR [17]
1:26:45 + Eliud Kipchoge   KEN 16 Sep 2018 Berlin Marathon Berlin   GER [18]
Marathon[a] 2:02:57.00 Dennis Kipruto Kimetto   KEN 28 Sep 2014 Berlin Marathon Berlin   GER [19]
2:01:39 Eliud Kipchoge   KEN 16 Sep 2018 Berlin Marathon Berlin   GER [20]
2:00:25 [b] Eliud Kipchoge   KEN 6 May 2017 Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza   ITA [21] [1]
100 km (road) 6:09:14 Nao Kazami   JPN 24 Jun 2018 Lake Saroma Ultramarathon Yūbetsu   JPN [22]
110 m hurdles 12.80 +0.3 Aries Merritt   USA 7 Sep 2012 Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL [23]
400 m hurdles 46.78 Kevin Young   USA 6 Aug 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona   ESP
3000 m steeplechase 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen   QAT 3 Sep 2004 Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL
7:53.17 X Brahim Boulami   MAR 16 Aug 2002 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich    SUI
High jump 2.45 m Javier Sotomayor   CUB 27 Jul 1993 Gran Premio Diputación Salamanca   ESP
Pole vault 6.16 m i Renaud Lavillenie   FRA 15 Feb 2014 Pole Vault Stars Donetsk   UKR [24]
Long jump 8.95 m +0.3 Mike Powell   USA 30 Aug 1991 World Championships Tokyo   JPN
Triple jump 18.29 m +1.3 Jonathan Edwards   GBR 7 Aug 1995 World Championships Gothenburg   SWE [25]
Shot put 23.12 m Randy Barnes   USA 20 May 1990 Jack in the Box Invitational Westwood   USA [26]
Discus throw 74.08 m Jürgen Schult   GDR 6 Jun 1986 Neubrandenburg   GDR
Hammer throw 86.74 m Yuriy Sedykh   URS 30 Aug 1986 European Championships Stuttgart   GER
Javelin throw 98.48 m [c] Jan Železný   CZE 25 May 1996 Jena   GER
Decathlon 9045 pts [d] Ashton Eaton   USA 29 Aug 2015 World Championships Beijing   CHN [27]
9126 pts [e] Kevin Mayer   FRA 16 Sep 2018 Décastar Talence   FRA [28]
10,000 m walk (track) 37:53.09 Paquillo Fernández   ESP 27 Jul 2008 Spanish Championships Santa Cruz   ESP
10 km walk (road) 37:11.00 Roman Rasskazov   RUS 28 May 2000 Saransk   RUS [29]
20,000 m walk (track) 1:17:25.60 [f] Bernardo Segura   MEX 7 May 1994 Bergen   NOR
20 km walk (road) 1:16:36.00 Yusuke Suzuki   JPN 15 Mar 2015 Asian Race Walking Championships Nomi   JPN [30]
2 hours walk (track) 29,572 m + Maurizio Damilano   ITA 3 Oct 1992 Cuneo   ITA
30,000 m walk (track) 2:01:44.10 Maurizio Damilano   ITA 3 Oct 1992 Cuneo   ITA
50,000 m walk (track) 3:35:27.20 Yohann Diniz   FRA 12 Mar 2011 Reims   FRA [31]
50 km walk (road) 3:32:33.00 Yohann Diniz   FRA 15 Aug 2014 European Championships Zürich    SUI [32]
4×100 m relay 36.84 Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
  JAM 11 Aug 2012 Olympic Games London   GBR [33]
4×200 m relay 1:18.63 Nickel Ashmeade
Warren Weir
Jermaine Brown
Yohan Blake
  JAM 24 May 2014 World Relays Nassau   BAH [34]
4×400 m relay 2:54.29 Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
  USA 22 Aug 1993 World Championships Stuttgart   GER [g] [35]
4×800 m relay 7:02.43 Joseph Mutua
William Yiampoy
Ismael Kombich
Wilfred Bungei
  KEN 25 Aug 2006 Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL
Distance medley relay 9:15.50 [h] Kyle Merber
Brycen Spratling
Brandon Johnson
Ben Blankenship
  USA 3 May 2015 World Relays Nassau   BAH [36]
4×1500 m relay 14:22.22 Collins Cheboi
Silas Kiplagat
James Kiplagat Magut
Asbel Kiprop
  KEN 25 May 2014 World Relays Nassau   BAH [37]
Ekiden relay 1:57:06.00 [i] Josephat Ndambiri
Martin Mathathi
Daniel Muchunu Mwangi
Mekubo Mogusu
Onesmus Nyerre
John Kariuki
  KEN 23 Nov 2005 Chiba Ekiden Chiba   JPN

WomenEdit

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R V P
100 m 10.49 0.0 [j] Florence Griffith Joyner   USA 16 Jul 1988 US Olympic Trials Indianapolis   USA P
200 m 21.34 +1.3 Florence Griffith Joyner   USA 29 Sep 1988 Olympic Games Seoul   KOR P
400 m 47.60 Marita Koch   GDR 6 Oct 1985 World Cup Canberra   AUS P
800 m 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová   TCH 26 Jul 1983 Munich   FRG P
1000 m 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova   RUS 23 Aug 1996 Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL P
1500 m 3:50.07 Genzebe Dibaba   ETH 17 Jul 2015 Herculis Fontvieille   MON [40] P
Mile 4:12.56 Svetlana Masterkova   RUS 14 Aug 1996 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich    SUI P
2000 m 5:23.75 i Genzebe Dibaba   ETH 7 Feb 2017 Mítin Internacional de Catalunya Sabadell   ESP [41]
3000 m 8:06.11 Wang Junxia   CHN 13 Sep 1993 Chinese National Games Beijing   CHN P
5000 m 14:11.15 Tirunesh Dibaba   ETH 6 Jun 2008 Bislett Games Oslo   NOR P
10,000 m (track) 29:17.45 Almaz Ayana   ETH 12 Aug 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro   BRA [42] P
10 km (road) 30:29.00 Wo Asmae Leghzaoui   MAR 8 Jun 2002 New York City   USA
29:43.00 Mx Joyciline Jepkosgei   KEN 9 Sep 2017 Birell Prague Grand Prix Prague   CZE [43]
15 km (road) 45:37.00 Mx+ Joyciline Jepkosgei   KEN 1 Apr 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague   CZE [44]
One hour (track) 18,517 m Dire Tune   ETH 12 Jun 2008 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE P
20,000 m (track) 1:05:26.60 Tegla Loroupe   KEN 3 Sep 2000 Borgholzhausen   GER
20 km (road) 1:01:25.00 Mx+ Joyciline Jepkosgei   KEN 1 Apr 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague   CZE [44]
Half marathon 1:04:51 Mx[k] Joyciline Jepkosgei   KEN 22 Oct 2017 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia   SPA [45] P
1:06:11 Wo[k] Netsanet Gudeta   ETH 24 Mar 2018 World Half Marathon Championships Valencia   SPA [46]
25,000 m (track) 1:27:05.84 Tegla Loroupe   KEN 21 Sep 2002 Mengerskirchen   GER
25 km (road) 1:19:53.00 Mx Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN 9 May 2010 BIG 25 Berlin   GER [47]
1:19:43.00 + Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN 23 Apr 2017 London Marathon London   GBR [48]
30,000 m (track) 1:45:50.00 Tegla Loroupe   KEN 7 Jun 2003 Warstein   GER
30 km (road) 1:36:05.00 Wo+ Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN 23 Apr 2017 London Marathon London   GBR [48]
Marathon[a] 2:15:25.00 Mx[k] Paula Radcliffe   GBR 13 Apr 2003 London Marathon London   GBR P
2:17:01.00 Wo[k] Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN 23 Apr 2017 London Marathon London   GBR [49]
100 km (road) 6:33:11.00 Tomoe Abe   JPN 25 Jun 2000 Lake Saroma Ultramarathon Yūbetsu   JPN
100 m hurdles 12.20 +0.3 Kendra Harrison   USA 22 Jul 2016 London Grand Prix London   GBR [50] P
400 m hurdles 52.34 Yuliya Pechonkina   RUS 8 Aug 2003 Russian Championships Tula   RUS P
3000 m steeplechase 8:44.32 Beatrice Chepkoech   KEN 20 Jul 2018 Herculis Fontvieille   MON [51] P
High jump 2.09 m Stefka Kostadinova   BUL 30 Aug 1987 World Championships Rome   ITA P
Pole vault 5.06 m Yelena Isinbayeva   RUS 28 Aug 2009 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich    SUI P
Long jump 7.52 m +1.4 Galina Chistyakova   URS 11 Jun 1988 Brothers Znamensky Memorial Leningrad   Soviet Union [52] P
Triple jump 15.50 m +0.9 Inessa Kravets   UKR 10 Aug 1995 World Championships Gothenburg   SWE P
Shot put 22.63 m Natalya Lisovskaya   URS 7 Jun 1987 Brothers Znamensky Memorial Moscow   Soviet Union P
Discus throw 76.80 m Gabriele Reinsch   GDR 9 Jul 1988 Neubrandenburg   GDR P
Hammer throw 82.98 m Anita Włodarczyk   POL 28 Aug 2016 Skolimowska Memorial Warsaw   POL [53] P
Javelin throw 72.28 m [c] Barbora Špotáková   CZE 13 Sep 2008 World Athletics Final Stuttgart   GER [54] P
Heptathlon 7291 pts [l][c] Jackie Joyner-Kersee   USA 24 Sep 1988 Olympic Games Seoul   KOR [55] P
Decathlon 8358 pts [m] Austra Skujytė   LTU 5 Apr 2005 Columbia   USA P
10,000 m walk (track) 41:56.23 Nadezhda Ryashkina   URS 24 Jul 1990 Goodwill Games Seattle   USA
41:37.90 Gao Hongmiao   CHN 7 Apr 1994 Beijing   CHN
10 km walk (road) 41:04.00 Yelena Nikolayeva   RUS 20 Apr 1996 Russian Championships Sochi   RUS [56]
20,000 m walk (track) 1:26:52.30 Olimpiada Ivanova   RUS 6 Sep 2001 Brisbane   AUS [57]
20 km walk (road) 1:24:38 Liu Hong   CHN 6 Jun 2015 Gran Premio Cantones A Coruña   ESP [58] P
1:23:39 Elena Lashmanova   RUS 9 Jun 2018 Russian Race Walking Championships Cheboksary   RUS [59] P
50 km walk (road) 4:04:36 Liang Rui   CHN 5 May 2018 World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang   CHN [60] P
4×100 m relay 40.82 Tianna Madison
Allyson Felix
Bianca Knight
Carmelita Jeter
  USA 10 Aug 2012 Olympic Games London   GBR [61] [2] P
4×200 m relay 1:27.46 LaTasha Jenkins
LaTasha Colander-Richardson
Nanceen Perry
Marion Jones
  USA 29 Apr 2000 Penn Relays Philadelphia   USA
4×400 m relay 3:15.17 Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
  URS 1 Oct 1988 Olympic Games Seoul   KOR P
4×800 m relay 7:50.17 Nadezhda Olizarenko
Lyubov Gurina
Lyudmila Borisova
Irina Podyalovskaya
  URS 5 Aug 1984 Moscow   Soviet Union
Distance medley relay 10:36.50 [n] Treniere Moser
Sanya Richards-Ross
Ajee' Wilson
Shannon Rowbury
  USA 2 May 2015 World Relays Nassau   BAH [62]
4×1500 m relay 16:33.58 Mercy Cherono
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon
Irene Jelagat
Hellen Onsando Obiri
  KEN 24 May 2014 World Relays Nassau   BAH [63]
Ekiden relay 2:11:41.00 [o] Jiang Bo
Dong Yanmei
Zhao Fengdi
Ma Zaijie
Lan Lixin
Li Na
  CHN 28 Feb 1998 Beijing   CHN

Indoor world recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R P
50 m 5.55 X[p] Ben Johnson   CAN 31 Jan 1987 Ottawa   CAN [64]
5.56 A Donovan Bailey   CAN 9 Feb 1996 Bill Cosby Invitational Reno   USA
5.56 #[q] Maurice Greene   USA 13 Feb 1999 Los Angeles   USA [65]
60 m 6.34 A Christian Coleman   USA 18 Feb 2018 USA Championships Albuquerque   USA [66] P
200 m 19.92 Frankie Fredericks   NAM 18 Feb 1996 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin   FRA
400 m 44.57 Kerron Clement   USA 12 Mar 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Fayetteville   USA
44.52 Michael Norman 10 Mar 2018 NCAA Division I Championships College Station   USA [67]
800 m 1:42.67 Wilson Kipketer   DEN 9 Mar 1997 World Championships Paris   FRA
1000 m 2:14.20 Ayanleh Souleiman   DJI 17 Feb 2016 Globen Galan Stockholm   SWE [68]
1500 m 3:31.18 Hicham El Guerrouj   MAR 2 Feb 1997 Sparkassen Cup Stuttgart   GER
Mile 3:48.45 Hicham El Guerrouj   MAR 12 Feb 1997 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent   BEL
3000 m 7:24.90 Daniel Komen   KEN 6 Feb 1998 Budapest   HUN
5000 m 12:49.60 Kenenisa Bekele   ETH 20 Feb 2004 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham   GBR
50 m hurdles 6.25 Mark McKoy   CAN 5 Mar 1986 Kobe   JPN
60 m hurdles 7.30 Colin Jackson   GBR 6 Mar 1994 Sindelfingen   GER
High jump 2.43 m Javier Sotomayor   CUB 4 Mar 1989 World Championships Budapest   HUN P
Pole vault 6.16 m Renaud Lavillenie   FRA 15 Feb 2014 Pole Vault Stars Donetsk   UKR [24] P
Long jump 8.79 m Carl Lewis   USA 27 Jan 1984 Millrose Games New York City   USA
Triple jump 17.92 m [r] Teddy Tamgho   FRA 6 Mar 2011 European Championships Paris   FRA [69][70]
Shot put 22.66 m Randy Barnes   USA 20 Jan 1989 Sunkist Invitational Los Angeles   USA
Heptathlon 6645 pts [s] Ashton Eaton   USA 10 Mar 2012 World Championships Istanbul   TUR [71]
5000 m walk 18:07.08 Mikhail Shchennikov   RUS 14 Feb 1995 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow   RUS
4×200 m relay 1:22.11 Linford Christie
Darren Braithwaite
Ade Mafe
John Regis
  GBR 3 Mar 1991 Glasgow   GBR
4×400 m relay 3:01.77 Karol Zalewski
Rafał Omelko
Łukasz Krawczuk
Jakub Krzewina
  POL 4 Mar 2018 World Championships Birmingham   UK [72]
3:00.77 [t], [u] Zach Shinnick
Ray Benjamin
Ricky Morgan Jr.
Michael Norman
  USA
  ATG
  USA
  USA
10 Mar 2018 NCAA Division I Championships College Station   USA [73]
3:01.39 [v] Ilolo Izu
Robert Grant
Devin Dixon
Mylik Kerley
  USA 10 Mar 2018 NCAA Division I Championships College Station   USA [74]
4×800 m relay 7:13.11 [w] Richard Jones
David Torrence
Duane Solomon
Erik Sowinski
  USA 8 Feb 2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston   USA [75][76]
7:11.30 [x] Joe McAsey
Kyle Merber
Chris Giesting
Jesse Garn
  USA 25 Feb 2018 BU Last Chance Meet Boston   USA [77]

WomenEdit

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R P
50 m 5.96 + Irina Privalova   RUS 9 Feb 1995 Madrid   ESP
60 m 6.92 Irina Privalova   RUS 11 Feb 1993 Madrid   ESP
9 Feb 1995
200 m 21.87 Merlene Ottey   JAM 13 Feb 1993 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin   FRA
400 m 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová   TCH 7 Mar 1982 Milan   ITA
800 m 1:55.82 Jolanda Čeplak   SVN 3 Mar 2002 European Championships Vienna   AUT
1000 m 2:30.94 Maria Mutola   MOZ 25 Feb 1999 GE Galan Stockholm   SWE
1500 m 3:55.17 Genzebe Dibaba   ETH 1 Feb 2014 Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Karlsruhe   GER [78]
Mile 4:13.31 Genzebe Dibaba   ETH 17 Feb 2016 Globen Galan Stockholm   SWE [68]
2000 m 5:23.75 Genzebe Dibaba   ETH 7 Feb 2017 Míting Internacional de Catalunya Sabadell   ESP [41]
3000 m 8:16.60 Genzebe Dibaba   ETH 6 Feb 2014 XL Galan Stockholm   SWE [79]
5000 m 14:18.86 Genzebe Dibaba   ETH 19 Feb 2015 XL Galan Stockholm   SWE [80]
50 m hurdles 6.58 Cornelia Oschkenat   GDR 20 Feb 1988 East Berlin   GDR
60 m hurdles 7.68 Susanna Kallur   SWE 10 Feb 2008 BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe   GER
7.68 X[y] Lyudmila Narozhilenko   RUS 2 Mar 1993 San Sebastián   ESP
7.66 X 4 Mar 1993 Seville   ESP
7.63 X 4 Mar 1993 Seville   ESP
High jump 2.08 m Kajsa Bergqvist   SWE 4 Feb 2006 Hochsprung mit Musik Arnstadt   GER
Pole vault 5.03 m #[z] Jenn Suhr   USA 30 Jan 2016 Golden Eagle Multi and Invitational Brockport   USA [81][82] P
5.02 m A Jenn Suhr   USA 2 Mar 2013 USA Championships Albuquerque   USA [83] P
Long jump 7.37 m Heike Drechsler   GDR 13 Feb 1988 Vienna   AUT
Triple jump 15.36 m Tatyana Lebedeva   RUS 6 Mar 2004 World Championships Budapest   HUN [84]
Shot put 22.50 m Helena Fibingerová   TCH 19 Feb 1977 Jablonec   CSK
Pentathlon 5013 pts [aa] Nataliya Dobrynska   UKR 9 Mar 2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul   TUR [85]
3000 m walk 11:40.33 Claudia Ștef   ROM 30 Jan 1999 Bucharest   ROM
11:35.34 #[ab] Gillian O'Sullivan   IRL 15 Feb 2003 Belfast   GBR
4×200 m relay 1:32.41 Yekaterina Kondratyeva
Irina Khabarova
Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Gushchina
  RUS 29 Jan 2005 Aviva International Match Glasgow   GBR
4×400 m relay 3:23.37 Yuliya Gushchina
Olga Kotlyarova
Olga Zaytseva
Olesya Krasnomovets
  RUS 28 Jan 2006 Aviva International Match Glasgow   GBR
4×800 m relay 8:06.24 [ac] Aleksandra Bulanova
Yekaterina Martynova
Yelena Kofanova
Anna Balakshina
  RUS 18 Feb 2011 Russian Championships Moscow   RUS [86]
8:05.89 Chrishuna Williams
Raevyn Rogers
Charlene Lipsey
Ajeé Wilson
  USA 3 Feb 2018 Millrose Games New York City   USA [87]

Best performances in non-IAAF World Record eventsEdit

Events which do not qualify for IAAF-ratified world records are typically referred to as world bests. While very common in the first half of 20th century, a large number of races over distances by imperial measurements became rare occurrences and the IAAF removed all imperial measured events from its world record lists in 1976 – with the sole exception being the mile run (which remains common due to its historical prominence in track and field).

Some road racing distances and indoor variations of outdoor events fall outside of IAAF's lists. Records set in uncommon events usually do not adhere to the strict criteria found in IAAF-ratifiable events. One example is the 150 metres record, which was set by Usain Bolt on a specially-made straight track, while previous performances (such as the Bailey–Johnson 150-metre race) were completed on a traditional circuit which included a partial bend in the track.

The 40-yard dash – a standard acceleration evaluation for American Football players – does not fall within the usual criteria of athletics racing events. In most 40-yard dashes, reaction times are not recorded as timing starts only once the player is in motion, and the standards for timing a "football 40" are so lax and inconsistent that a real world record cannot be claimed. Performances are hand-timed and calculated to 1/100th of a second, although studies show human beings simply cannot react consistently or accurately enough for this to be a valid method; even those using light beams are timed by the motion of the athlete, still removing the normal factor of reaction time. Football 40-yard dashes are usually run on a turf surface, as opposed to an all weather track. All these factors make track and "football 40" performances incomparable. The world best time for a "football 40" is 4.17 by Deion Sanders. The extrapolated best for an Olympic level athlete, including reacting to a starting gun, currently is by Maurice Greene at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics with a time of 4.24.[88][89] Under conventional football timing on a turf field in 2017, Christian Coleman reportedly ran a 4.12.[90]

Outdoor eventsEdit

MenEdit

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R P
50 m 5.40 +0.2 +[ad] Bruny Surin   CAN 22 Aug 1999 World Championships Seville   ESP [91]
60 m 6.25 +[ae] [91][92]
6.31 +0.9 +[af] Usain Bolt   JAM 16 Aug 2009 World Championships Berlin   GER [93]
100 y 9.00 h Ivory Crockett   USA 11 May 1974 Knoxville   USA [94]
Houston McTear   USA 9 May 1975 Winter Park   USA [94]
9.07 −0.5 + Asafa Powell   JAM 27 May 2010 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [95]
150 m 14.44 −0.3 + Usain Bolt   JAM 20 Aug 2009 World Championships Berlin   GER [96]
150 m straight 14.35 +1.1 Usain Bolt   JAM 17 May 2009 Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [97]
200 m straight 19.41 −0.4 Tyson Gay   USA 16 May 2010 Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [98][99]
220 y (straight) 19.50 +1.9 h Tommie Smith   USA 7 May 1966 Video on YouTube San Jose   USA [100]
19.54 −0.4 Tyson Gay   USA 16 May 2010 Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [101]
300 m 30.81 Wayde van Niekerk   RSA 28 Jun 2017 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [102]
440 y 44.50 John Smith   USA 26 Jun 1971 USA Championships Eugene   USA [103][104][105]
500 m 57.69 [ag] David Rudisha   KEN 10 Sep 2016 Great North CityGames Newcastle   GBR [106]
600 m 1:12.81 Johnny Gray   USA 24 May 1986 Santa Monica   USA
Two miles 7:58.61 Daniel Komen   KEN 17 Jul 1997 Hechtel-Eksel   BEL P
5 km (road) 12:59.50 Sammy Kipketer   KEN 26 Mar 2000 15th Carlsbad 5000 Carlsbad   USA
8 km (road) 21:51.00 + Deriba Merga   ETH 18 Feb 2011 RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah   UAE [107]
10 miles (road) 44:24.00 [ah] Haile Gebrselassie   ETH 4 Sep 2005 Tilburg Ten Miles Tilburg   NED
35 km (road) 1:41:47.00 + Dennis Kipruto Kimetto   KEN 28 Sep 2014 Berlin Marathon Berlin   GER [19]
40 km (road) 1:55:32 + Eliud Kipchoge   KEN 16 Sep 2018 Berlin Marathon Berlin   GER [108]
50 km (road) 2:43:38 + Thompson Magawana   RSA 2 Apr 1988 Cape Town   RSA [109]
90 km (road) 5:20:49.00 Leonid Shvetsov   RUS 2007 Comrades Marathon Durban   RSA
100,000 m (track) 6:10:20.00 Don Ritchie   GBR 28 Oct 1978 London   GBR
2000 m steeplechase 5:10.68 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   FRA 30 Jun 2010 Alma Athlé Tour Reims   FRA [110]
2500 m steeplechase 7:34.4 h George Orton   CAN 15 Jul 1900 Olympic Games Paris   FRA
2590 m steeplechase 7:39.6 h James Lightbody   USA 29 Aug 1904 Olympic Games St. Louis   USA
3460 m steeplechase 10:33.4 h[ai] Volmari Iso-Hollo   FIN 1 Aug 1932 Olympic Games Los Angeles   USA
4000 m steeplechase 12:58.4 h John Rimmer   GBR 16 Jul 1900 Olympic Games Paris   FRA
200 m hurdles 22.55 Laurent Ottoz   ITA 31 May 1995 Milan   ITA [111]
200 m hurdles straight 21.90 +1.4 h[aj] Don Styron   USA 2 Apr 1960 Baton Rouge   USA [112]
22.10 +2.0 Andy Turner   GBR 15 May 2011 Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [113]
22.10 +1.8 Louis Jacobus van Zyl   RSA 9 May 2015 Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [114]
220 y hurdles straight 21.90 +1.4 h Don Styron   USA 2 Apr 1960 Baton Rouge   USA [112][115]
300 m hurdles 34.48 Chris Rawlinson   GBR 30 Jun 2002 Sheffield   GBR
440 y hurdles 48.70 Jim Bolding   USA 25 Jul 1974 Turin   ITA [116]
Standing long jump 12 ft 3 in Byron Jones   USA 23 Feb 2015 NFL scouting combine Indianapolis   USA [117]
Standing triple jump 10.95 m Tydree Lewis   USA 31 Oct 2011
Weight throw 25.41 m Lance Deal   USA 20 Feb 1993 Azusa   USA
Icosathlon 14571 pts Joseph Detmer   USA 25 Sep 2010 World Championships Lynchburg   USA [118]
1500 m walk (track) 5:12.00 + Antanas Grigaliūnas   LTU 12 May 1990 Vilnius   LTU [119]
Mile walk (track) 5:31.08 Tom Bosworth   GBR 9 Jul 2017 London Grand Prix London   GBR [120]
3000 m walk (track) 10:47.11 Giovanni De Benedictis   ITA 19 May 1990 San Giovanni Valdarno   ITA
5000 m walk (track) 18:05.49 Hatem Ghoula   TUN 1 May 1997 Tunis   TUN
50 mile walk (road) 7:44:47.20 Shaul Ladany   ISR 1972 New Jersey   USA [121]
4×110 y relay 38.60 A[ak] Earl McCullouch
Fred Kuller
O.J. Simpson
Lennox Miller (JAM)
17 Jun 1967 NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Provo   USA [122]
Swedish relay 1:46.59 [al] Christopher Williams
Usain Bolt
Davian Clarke
Jermaine Gonzales
  JAM 25 Jul 2006 DN Galan Stockholm   SWE [123]
4×110m shuttle hurdles relay 52.94 [am] Jason Richardson
Aleec Harris
Aries Merritt
David Oliver
  USA 25 Apr 2015 Drake Relays Des Moines   USA [124]
Sprint medley relay (2-2-4-8) 3:10.76 Carl Lewis
Ferran Tyler
Benny Hollis
Johnny Gray
  USA 6 Apr 1985 Tempe   USA
4×mile relay 15:49.08 Eamonn Coghlan
Ray Flynn
Frank O'Mara
Marcus O'Sullivan
  IRL 17 Aug 1985 Dublin   IRL [125]

WomenEdit

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R
50 m 5.93 −0.1 + Marion Jones   USA 22 Aug 1999 World Championships Seville   ESP
60 m 6.85 −0.1 + Marion Jones   USA 22 Aug 1999 World Championships Seville   ESP
100 y 9.91 +1.1 + Veronica Campbell-Brown   JAM 31 May 2011 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [126]
150 m 16.10 +1.3 + Florence Griffith Joyner   USA 29 Sep 1988 Olympic Games Seoul   KOR
16.46 −1.5 Merlene Ottey   JAM 27 Sep 1989 Trapani   ITA [127][128]
150 m straight 16.23 -0.7 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   BAH 20 May 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games Boston   USA [129]
200 m straight 21.76 +0.5 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   BAH 4 Jun 2017 Boost Boston Games Somerville   USA [130]
300 m 34.14 + Marita Koch   GDR 6 Oct 1985 World Cup Canberra   AUS
35.30 A Ana Guevara   MEX 3 May 2003 GP Banamex Meeting Mexico City   MEX [131]
500 m 1:05.90 Tatana Kocembova   TCH 2 Aug 1984 Ostrava   CSK
600 m 1:21.77 Caster Semenya   RSA 27 August 2017 ISTAF Berlin Berlin   GER [132]
Two miles 8:58.58 Meseret Defar   ETH 14 Sep 2007 Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL
5 km (road) 14:32.00 + Joyciline Jepkosgei   KEN 9 Sep 2017 Birell Prague Grand Prix Prague   CZE [133]
4 miles (road) 19:14.00 Viola Kibiwot   KEN 13 Oct 2013 4 Mile of Groningen Groningen   NED [134]
8 km (road) 24:30.00 + Mary Keitany   KEN 18 Feb 2011 RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah   UAE [107]
10 miles (road) 50:05.00 + Mary Keitany   KEN 18 Feb 2011 RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah   UAE [107]
35 km (road) 1:52:39.00 + Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN 23 Apr 2017 London Marathon London   GBR [48]
40 km (road) 2:09:38.00 + Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN 23 Apr 2017 London Marathon London   GBR [48]
24-hour run (road) 258,339 m Patrycja Bereznowska   POL 2 Jul 2017 IAU 24 Hour World Championship Belfast   GBR [135]
2000 m steeplechase 6:02.16 Virginia Nyambura Nganga   KEN 6 Sep 2015 ISTAF Berlin   GER [136]
200 m hurdles 24.80 +0.4 h Yadisleidy Pedroso   ITA 6 Apr 2013 Caserta   ITA [137]
25.60 −0.7 h Patricia Girard   FRA 23 Aug 2001 Nantes   FRA [138]
25.79 −0.6 Lauren Wells   AUS 21 Jan 2017 AACT Combined Events Championships Canberra   AUS [139]
200 m hurdles straight 25.05 +1.0 Meghan Beesley   GBR 17 May 2014 Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [140]
300 m hurdles 38.16 Zuzana Hejnová   CZE 3 Aug 2013 Grand Prix of Cheb Cheb   CZE [141]
Weight throw 24.57 m Brittany Riley   USA 27 Jan 2007
Tetradecathlon 10798 pts Milla Kelo   FIN 8 Sep 2002 Turku   FIN [142]
3000 m walk (track) 11:48.24 Ileana Salvador   ITA 29 Aug 1993 Padua   ITA [143]
5000 m walk (track) 20:01.80 Eleonora Giorgi   ITA 18 May 2014 Italian Clubs League Meet Misterbianco   ITA [144]
4×100 m hurdles relay 50.78 [an] Nia Ali
Kristi Castlin
Yvette Lewis
Queen Harrison
  USA 6 Apr 2013 Florida Relays Gainesville   USA [145]
Sprint medley relay (1-1-2-4) 1:35.20 [ao] Destinee Brown
Aaliyah Brown
Kimberlyn Duncan
Raevyn Rogers
  USA 28 April 2018 Penn Relays Philadelphia   USA [146]
Sprint medley relay (2-2-4-8) 3:34.56 [ap] Sherri-Ann Brooks
Rosemarie Whyte
Moya Thompson
Kenia Sinclair
  JAM 1 Apr 2009 Penn Relays Philadelphia   USA

Indoor eventsEdit

MenEdit

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R
30 m 3.81 Churandy Martina   NED 14 Nov 2008 Domino Day Amsterdam   NED [147]
40 y 4.12 Christian Coleman   USA 2 May 2017 Knoxville   USA
50 y 5.22 Stanley Floyd   USA 22 Jan 1982 Los Angeles   USA
5.15 X[p] Ben Johnson   CAN 29 Jan 1988 Toronto   CAN
5.00 h Kirk Clayton   USA 10 Jan 1970 Calgary   CAN
Manfred Ommer   FRG 14 Mar 1975 Leverkusen   FRG
Mel Pender   USA 4 Mar 1972 Orlando   USA
18 Mar 1972 Hamilton   CAN
Herb Washington   USA 2 Feb 1972 Toronto   CAN [148]
4 Feb 1973 Toronto   CAN
60 y 5.80 h 12 Feb 1972 East Lansing   USA [148]
55 m 5.99 A Obadele Thompson   BAR 22 Feb 1997 Colorado Springs   USA [65]
70 y 6.90 h Bob Hayes   USA 16 Feb 1963 Mason-Dixon Games Louisville   USA [149]
100 m 9.98 Usain Bolt   JAM 23 Aug 2014 Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Warsaw   POL [150][151][152]
150 m 14.99 Donovan Bailey   CAN 1 Jun 1997 Bailey–Johnson 150-metre race Toronto   CAN [153]
300 m 31.87 Noah Lyles   USA 4 Mar 2017 USA Championships Albuquerque   USA [154]
500 m 59.82 Roddie Haley   USA 15 Mar 1986 NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Oklahoma City   USA [155]
600 m 1:14.79 A Michael Saruni   KEN 19 Jan 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational Albuquerque   USA [156]
2000 m 4:49.99 Kenenisa Bekele   ETH 17 Feb 2007 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham   GBR
Two miles 8:03.40 Mo Farah   GBR 21 Feb 2015 Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham   GBR [157]
10,000 m 27:50.29 Mark Bett   KEN 10 Feb 2002 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent   BEL [158]
Marathon 2:19:01 Malcolm Richards   USA 17 Mar 2018 The Armory Indoor Marathon New York City   USA [159]
2000 m steeplechase 5:13.77 Paul Kipsiele Koech   KEN 13 Feb 2011 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent   BEL [160][161]
3000 m steeplechase 8:17.46 Aleksandr Zagoruyko   URS 21 Feb 1982 Moscow   Soviet Union [158]
55 m hurdles 6.89 Renaldo Nehemiah   USA 20 Jan 1979 New York City   USA
110 m hurdles 13.34 Allen Johnson   USA 14 Feb 1995 Moscow   RUS [158]
300 m hurdles 34.92 OT Llewellyn Herbert   RSA 9 Feb 1999 Pirkkahall Tampere   FIN [162][163]
Karsten Warholm   NOR 11 Feb 2017 Norden Kampen Tampere   FIN [164]
400 m hurdles 48.78 Felix Sanchez   DOM 18 Feb 2012 Meeting National Val-de-Reuil Val-de-Reuil   FRA [165][166]
Discus throw 69.51 m Gerd Kanter   EST 22 Mar 2009 World Record Indoor Challenge Växjö   SWE [167]
Weight throw 25.86 m Lance Deal   USA 4 Mar 1995 Atlanta   USA [158]
Javelin throw 65.10 m [aq] Pontus Bjärkvik   SWE 13 Mar 2011 World Indoor Throwing Växjö   SWE [168]
85.78 m [ar] Matti Närhi   FIN 3 Mar 1996 Kajaani   FIN [169]
3000 m walk 10:30.28 Tom Bosworth   GBR 25 Feb 2018 Glasgow Grand Prix Glasgow   GBR [170]
Two miles walk 11:54.50 Valdas Kazlauskas   URS 24 Feb 1990 Kaunas   Soviet Union [158]
10,000 m walk 38:23.73 Wang Zhen   CHN 8 Feb 2015 Genoa   ITA
15,000 m walk 1:00:03.90 Valdas Kazlauskas   URS 24 Jan 1987 Kaunas   Soviet Union [158]
20,000 m walk 1:20:40.00 OT Ronald Weigel   GDR 27 Jan 1980 Senftenberg   GDR
Distance medley relay 9:19.93 [as] Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.
Michael Berry
Erik Sowinski
Patrick Casey
  USA 31 Jan 2015 Armory Track Invitational New York City   USA [171]
4×1 mile relay 16:12.81 [at] Donn Cabral
Ford Palmer
Graham Crawford
Kyle Merber
  USA 18 Feb 2017 Artie O’Connor College Invitational New York City   USA [172]

WomenEdit

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R
60 y 6.54 Evelyn Ashford   USA 7 Feb 1982 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships New York City   USA
55 m 6.65 Savatheda Fynes   BAH 8 Mar 1997 Indianapolis   USA
100 m 11.15 Marita Koch   GDR 12 Jan 1980 East Berlin   GDR
300 m 35.45 Irina Privalova   RUS 17 Jan 1993 Moscow   RUS
Shaunae Miller   BAH 3 Feb 2018 Millrose Games New York City   USA [173]
500 m 1:06.31 Olesya Krasnomovets   RUS 7 Jan 2006 Yekaterinburg   RUS
600 m 1:23.44 Olga Kotlyarova   RUS 1 Feb 2004 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow   RUS
Two miles 9:00.48 Genzebe Dibaba   ETH 15 Feb 2014 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham   GBR [174]
10,000 m 32:44.97 Olga Michurina   RUS 23 Dec 1995 Saint Petersburg   RUS
Marathon 2:40:55 Lindsey Scherf   USA 17 Mar 2018 The Armory Indoor Marathon New York City   USA [175]
2000 m steeplechase 6:05.29 Mariya Bykova   RUS 22 Jan 2013 Central FD Regional Championships Belgorod   RUS [176][177]
3000 m steeplechase 9:07.00 Tatyana Petrova   RUS 17 Feb 2006 Moscow   RUS
9:54.20 [au] Marcela Lustigova   CZE 11 Feb 2010 Botnia Games Korsholm   FIN [178][179]
55 m hurdles 7.30
A, [av] Tiffany Lott-Hogan   USA 20 Feb 1997 Colorado Springs   USA
100 m hurdles 12.64 Ludmila Engquist   SWE 10 Feb 1997 Tampere   FIN
300 m hurdles 40.09 OT Stine Tomb   NOR 5 Feb 2011 Finland-Sweden-Norway Indoor Match Tampere   FIN [180][181]
400 m hurdles 56.41 Sheena Tosta   USA 12 Feb 2011 Meeting National Val-de-Reuil   FRA [182] [183][184]
Discus throw 62.07 m Shanice Craft   GER 14 Feb 2015 ISTAF Indoor Berlin   GER [185]
Weight throw 25.60 m A Gwen Berry   USA 4 Mar 2017 USA Championships Albuquerque   USA [154]
Javelin throw 57.75 m [aq] Anna Wessman   SWE 10 Mar 2012 World Indoor Throwing Växjö   SWE [186]
61.29 m [ar] Taina Uppa   FIN 28 Feb 1999 Mustasaari   FIN [187]
Mile walk 6:16.72 Sada Eidikytė   URS 24 Feb 1990 Kaunas   Soviet Union [188]
Two miles walk 13:11.88 Ileana Salvador   ITA 14 Feb 1990 Genoa   ITA [188]
5000 m walk 20:10.30 Vera Sokolova   RUS 30 Dec 2010 Mordovian Indoor Championships Saransk   RUS [189]
10,000 m walk 43:54.63 Yelena Ginko   BLR 22 Feb 2008 Belarusian Championships Mogilev   BLR
4×100 m relay 44.39 Anne-Kathrin Elbe
Anne Möllinger
Cathleen Tschirch
Marion Wagner
  GER 31 Jan 2010 BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe   GER [190]
Distance medley relay 10:40.31 [aw] Emma Coburn
Sydney McLaughlin
Brenda Martinez
Jenny Simpson
  USA 28 Jan 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston   USA [191]

NotesEdit

Javelin specificationsEdit

The men's javelin specification was changed with effect from 1986, and the women's from 2000. The purpose was to reduce the number of illegal flat landings, but a side-effect was to reduce the distance travelled. The prior world records in individual men's and women's javelin were invalidated, but the prior records in decathlon and heptathlon were not.[192]

The old specification records for men's and women's javelin were as follows:

Event Record Athlete Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. Ref(s)
Men's 104.80 m Uwe Hohn   GDR 20 Jul 1984 East Berlin   GDR
Women's 80.00 m Petra Felke   GDR 9 Sep 1988 Potsdam   GDR

The current decathlon world record was set with the current javelin specification. The best performance in heptathlon using the new specification javelin is:

Performance Athlete Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. Ref(s)
7032 Carolina Klüft   SWE 26 Aug 2007 World Championships Osaka   JPN [193]
13.15 (+0.1 m/s) (100 m hurdles), 1.95 m (high jump), 14.81 m (shot put), 23.38 (+0.3 m/s) (200 m) /
6.85 m (+1.0 m/s) (long jump), 47.98 m[ax] (javelin), 2:12.56 (800 m)

Other NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Up until 2004, the fastest time in the marathon was officially known as "world's best time" rather than "world record time", owing to the non-uniform nature of marathon courses. This older terminology is still sometimes encountered.
  2. ^ This race, known as Breaking2, did not meet a number of the IAAF guidelines to become a world record. A few guidelines that were broken were pacers entering and exiting the race, there were only three racers, and it was a 2.4km loop.
  3. ^ a b c See javelin specifications below.
  4. ^ 100m: 10.23 (−0.4m/s), LJ: 7.88m (0.0m/s), SP: 14.52m, HJ: 2.01m, 400m: 45.00, 110mH: 13.69 (−0.2m/s), DT: 43.34m, PV: 5.20m, JT: 63.63m, 1500m: 4:17.52
  5. ^ 100m: 10.55 (0.3m/s), LJ: 7.80m (1.2m/s), SP: 16.00m, HJ: 2.05m, 400m: 48.42, 110mH: 13.75 (−1.1m/s), DT: 50.54m, PV: 5.45m, JT: 71.90m, 1500m: 4:36.11
  6. ^ Actually 1:17:25.5 but ratified as 1:17:25.6.
  7. ^ A time of 2:54.20 set by the United States at Uniondale on 22 July 1998 was rescinded by the IAAF on 12 August 2008 after relay team member Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003.
  8. ^ Leg 1 (1200m) Kyle Merber 2:53.56
    Leg 2 (400m) Brycen Spratling 45.95
    Leg 3 (800 m) Brandon Johnson 1:44.75
    Leg 4 (1600 m) Ben Blankenship 3:51.24
  9. ^ Leg 1 (5km) Josephat Ndambiri 13:24
    Leg 2 (10km) Martin Mathathi 27:12
    Leg 3 (5km) Daniel Muchunu Mwangi 13:59
    Leg 4 (10km) Mekubo Mogusu 27:56
    Leg 5 (5km) Onesmus Nyerre 14:36
    Leg 6 (7.195km) John Kariuki 19:59
  10. ^ It is widely believed that the anemometer was faulty for the race in which Florence Griffith Joyner set the official world record for the women's 100 m of 10.49 s.[38] A 1995 report commissioned by the IAAF estimated the true wind speed was between +5.0 m/s and +7.0 m/s, rather than the 0.0 recorded.[38] If this time, recorded in the quarter-final of the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials, were excluded, the world record would be 10.61 s, recorded the next day at the same venue by the same athlete in the final.[38][39]
  11. ^ a b c d Both marks recognized as official world record until mixed mark is surpassed.
  12. ^ 100mH: 12.69 (+0.5m/s), HJ: 1.86m, SP: 15.80m, 200m: 22.56 (+1.6m/s), LJ: 7.27m(+0.7m/s), JT: 45.66m, 800m: 2:08.51
  13. ^ 100m: 12.49, LJ: 6.12m, SP: 16.42m, HJ: 1.78m, 400m: 57.19, 100mH: 14.22, DT: 46.19m, PV: 3.10m, JT: 48.78m, 1500m: 5:15.86
  14. ^ Leg 1 (1200m) Treniere Moser 3:18.38
    Leg 2 (400m) Sanya Richards-Ross 50.12
    Leg 3 (800m) Ajee' Wilson 2:00.08
    Leg 4 (1600m) Shannon Rowbury 4:27.92
  15. ^ Leg1 (5km) Jiang Bo 15:42
    Leg 2 (10km) Dong Yanmei 31:36
    Leg 3 (5km) Zhao Fengdi 15:16
    Leg 4 (10km) Ma Zaijie 31:01
    Leg 5 (5km) Lan Lixin 15:50
    Leg 6 (7.195km) Li Na 22:16
  16. ^ a b This time was rescinded after Johnson admitted using steroids between 1981 and 1988.
  17. ^ Insufficient or no doping control.
  18. ^ 2nd and 4th jumps in series.
  19. ^ 60m: 6.79, LJ: 8.16m, SP: 14.56m, HJ: 2.03m, 60mH: 7.68, PV: 5.20m, 1000m: 2:32.77
  20. ^ University of Southern California team:
    Leg 1 Zach Shinnick (46.24)
    Leg 2 Ray Benjamin (44.35)
    Leg 3 Ricky Morgan Jr. (45.67)
    Leg 4 Michael Norman (44.52)
  21. ^ Time rejected as a record as Benjamin has represented Antigua & Barbuda internationally while at least one of the others has represented the United States internationally
  22. ^ University of Southern California team:
    Leg 1 Ilolo Izu (46.57)
    Leg 2 Robert Grant (44.83)
    Leg 3 Devin Dixon (45.48)
    Leg 4 Mylik Kerley (44.51)
  23. ^ US All Stars team:
    Leg 1 Richard Jones 1:51.01
    Leg 2 David Torrence 1:47.46
    Leg 3 Duane Solomon 1:47.99
    Leg 4 Erik Sowinski 1:46.67
  24. ^ Hoka One One New Jersey*New York Track Club team:
    Leg 1 Joe McAsey (1:48.78)
    Leg 2 Kyle Merber (1:47.84)
    Leg 3 Chris Giesting (1:47.35)
    Leg 4 Jesse Garn (1:47.14)
  25. ^ Athlete failed a doping test.
  26. ^ Insufficient or no doping control.
  27. ^ 60mH: 8.38, HJ: 1.84m, SP: 16.51m, LJ: 6.57m, 800m: 2:11.15
  28. ^ No international judges.
  29. ^ Team Moscow
  30. ^ Calculated.
  31. ^ Calculated./ 6.38 by other sources
  32. ^ Calculated.
  33. ^ Road race.
  34. ^ The Association of Road Racing Statisticians regard Gebrselassie's time to be 44:23 based on initially reported stopped times of 44:22.8, 44:23.0 and 44:23.1. The race organisers do not confirm these times and officially regard the time to be 44:24
  35. ^ The race was intended to be a 3000 metres steeplechase, but due to an error in lap counting the runners ran an extra lap in the final.
  36. ^ actual race distance was 220 yards
  37. ^ Team University of Southern California
  38. ^ Team Puma Reggae
    Leg 1 (100m) Christopher Williams
    Leg 2 (200m) Usain Bolt
    Leg 3 (300m) Davian Clarke
    Leg 4: (400m) Jermaine Gonzales
  39. ^ Team USA Blue
  40. ^ Team BoogieFast TC:
    Leg 1 Nia Ali 12.73
    Leg 2 Kristi Castlin 12.56
    Leg 3 Yvette Lewis 12.76
    Leg 4 Queen Harrison 12.61
  41. ^ Leg 1 (100m) Destinee Brown
    Leg 2 (100m) Aaliyah Brown
    Leg 3 (200m) Kimberlyn Duncan
    Leg 4 (400m) Raevyn Rogers 50.48
  42. ^ Leg 1 (200m) Sherri-Ann Brooks
    Leg 2 (200m) Rosemarie Whyte
    Leg 3 (400m) Moya Thompson 51.7
    Leg 4 (800m)Kenia Sinclair 1:57.43
  43. ^ a b Current design.
  44. ^ a b Old design.
  45. ^ Leg 1 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. 2:49.47
    Leg 2 Michael Berry 46.40
    Leg 3 Erik Sowinski 1:47.60
    Leg 4 Patrick Casey 3:56.48
  46. ^ Team Hoka New Jersey-New York Track Club
  47. ^ This is the fastest indoor steeplechase with a water-jump.
  48. ^ Mark was set during pentathlon competition.
  49. ^ Leg 1 (1200m) Emma Coburn 3:18.40
    Leg 2 (400m) Sydney McLaughlin 52.32
    Leg 3 (800m) Brenda Martinez 2:01.92
    Leg 4 (1600m) Jenny Simpson 4:27.66
  50. ^ This is 2.32 m farther than the distance thrown by Jackie Joyner-Kersee during her world record-setting heptathlon performance of 23–24 September 1988, despite Klüft using the new specification javelin.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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