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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]
  • 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; athletes' personal sponsors and the 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.[2] Some commentators have complained that neither athlete ever posted as high a mark as they were capable of. In other disciplines this issue does not arise, since it is practically impossible to deliberately break a record by a small margin, except in the high jump.

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,[3] 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.

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
Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt   JAM
16 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin   GER [4] P
200 m
19.19
−0.3
Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt   JAM
20 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin   GER [4] P
400 m
43.03
van Niekerk, WaydeWayde van Niekerk   RSA
14 Aug 2016
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro   BRA [5] P
800 m
1:40.91
Rudisha, DavidDavid Rudisha   KEN
9 Aug 2012
Olympic Games London   GBR [6] P
1000 m
2:11.96
Ngeny, NoahNoah Ngeny   KEN
5 Sep 1999
Rieti Meeting Rieti   ITA P
1500 m
3:26.00
El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj   MAR
14 Jul 1998
Golden Gala Rome   ITA P
Mile
3:43.13
El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj   MAR
7 Jul 1999
Golden Gala Rome   ITA P
2000 m
4:44.79
El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj   MAR
7 Sep 1999
ISTAF Berlin   GER
3000 m
7:20.67
Komen, DanielDaniel Komen   KEN
1 Sep 1996
Rieti Meeting Rieti   ITA P
5000 m
12:37.35
Bekele, KenenisaKenenisa Bekele   ETH
31 May 2004
Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Hengelo   NED P
10,000 m (track)
26:17.53
Bekele, KenenisaKenenisa Bekele   ETH
26 Aug 2005
Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL P
10 km (road)
26:44.00
Komon, Leonard PatrickLeonard Patrick Komon   KEN
26 Sep 2010
Singelloop Utrecht   NED [7]
15 km (road)
41:13.00
Komon, Leonard PatrickLeonard Patrick Komon   KEN
21 Nov 2010
Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen   NED [8]
20,000 m (track)
56:25.98
+ Gebrselassie, HaileHaile Gebrselassie   ETH
27 Jun 2007
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [9]
20 km (road)
55:21.00
+ Tadese, ZersenayZersenay Tadese   ERI
21 Mar 2010
Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon   POR [10]
Half marathon
58:23.00
Tadese, ZersenayZersenay Tadese   ERI
21 Mar 2010
Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon   POR [10] P
One hour (track)
21,285 m
Gebrselassie, HaileHaile Gebrselassie   ETH
27 Jun 2007
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [11] P
25,000 m (track)
1:12:25.40
+ Mosop, MosesMoses Mosop   KEN
3 Jun 2011
Prefontaine Classic Eugene   USA [12]
25 km (road)
1:11:18.00
Kimetto, Dennis KiprutoDennis Kipruto Kimetto   KEN
6 May 2012
BIG 25 Berlin   GER [13][14]
30,000 m (track)
1:26:47.40
Mosop, MosesMoses Mosop   KEN
3 Jun 2011
Prefontaine Classic Eugene   USA [12][15]
30 km (road)
1:27:13.00
+ Biwott, StanleyStanley Biwott   KEN
24 Apr 2016
London Marathon London   GBR [16]
1:27:13.00
+ Kipchoge, EliudEliud Kipchoge   KEN
24 Apr 2016
London Marathon London   GBR [16]
Marathon[a]
2:02:57.00
Kimetto, Dennis KiprutoDennis Kipruto Kimetto   KEN
28 Sep 2014
Berlin Marathon Berlin   GER [17] P
100 km (road)
6:13:33.00
Sunada, TakahiroTakahiro Sunada   JPN
21 Jun 1998
Lake Saroma Ultramarathon Yūbetsu   JPN [18]
3000 m steeplechase
7:53.63
Shaheen, Saif SaaeedSaif Saaeed Shaheen   QAT
3 Sep 2004
Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL P
7:53.17
X Boulami, BrahimBrahim Boulami   MAR
16 Aug 2002
Weltklasse Zürich Zürich    SUI
110 m hurdles
12.80
+0.3
Merritt, AriesAries Merritt   USA
7 Sep 2012
Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL [19] P
400 m hurdles
46.78
Young, KevinKevin Young   USA
6 Aug 1992
Olympic Games Barcelona   ESP P
High jump
2.45 m
Sotomayor, JavierJavier Sotomayor   CUB
27 Jul 1993
Gran Premio Diputación Salamanca   ESP P
Pole vault
6.16 m
i Lavillenie, RenaudRenaud Lavillenie   FRA
15 Feb 2014
Pole Vault Stars Donetsk   UKR [20] P
Long jump
8.95 m
+0.3
Powell, MikeMike Powell   USA
30 Aug 1991
World Championships Tokyo   JPN P
Triple jump
18.29 m
+1.3
Edwards, JonathanJonathan Edwards   GBR
7 Aug 1995
World Championships Gothenburg   SWE [21] P
Shot put
23.12 m
Barnes, RandyRandy Barnes   USA
20 May 1990
Jack in the Box Invitational Westwood   USA [22] P
Discus throw
74.08 m
Schult, JürgenJürgen Schult   GDR
6 Jun 1986
Neubrandenburg   GDR P
Hammer throw
86.74 m
Sedykh, YuriyYuriy Sedykh   URS
30 Aug 1986
European Championships Stuttgart   GER P
Javelin throw
98.48 m
[b] Zelezny, JanJan Železný   CZE
25 May 1996
Jena   GER P
Decathlon
9045 pts
[c] Eaton, AshtonAshton Eaton   USA
29 Aug 2015
World Championships Beijing   CHN [23] P
10,000 m walk (track)
37:53.09
Fernandez, PaquilloPaquillo Fernández   ESP
27 Jul 2008
Spanish Championships Santa Cruz   ESP
10 km walk (road)
37:11.00
Rasskazov, RomanRoman Rasskazov   RUS
28 May 2000
Saransk   RUS [24]
20,000 m walk (track)
1:17:25.60
[d] Segura, BernardoBernardo Segura   MEX
7 May 1994
Bergen   NOR
20 km walk (road)
1:16:36.00
Suzuki, YusukeYusuke Suzuki   JPN
15 Mar 2015
Asian Race Walking Championships Nomi   JPN [25] P
2 hours walk (track)
29,572 m
+ Damilano, MaurizioMaurizio Damilano   ITA
3 Oct 1992
Cuneo   ITA
30,000 m walk (track)
2:01:44.10
Damilano, MaurizioMaurizio Damilano   ITA
3 Oct 1992
Cuneo   ITA
50,000 m walk (track)
3:35:27.20
Diniz, YohannYohann Diniz   FRA
12 Mar 2011
Reims   FRA [26]
50 km walk (road)
3:32:33.00
Diniz, YohannYohann Diniz   FRA
15 Aug 2014
European Championships Zürich    SUI [27] P
4×100 m relay
36.84
Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
  JAM
11 Aug 2012
Olympic Games London   GBR [28] P
4×200 m relay
1:18.63
Nickel Ashmeade
Warren Weir
Jermaine Brown
Yohan Blake
  JAM
24 May 2014
World Relays Nassau   BAH [29] P
4×400 m relay
2:54.29
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
  USA
22 Aug 1993
World Championships Stuttgart   GER [e] P
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
[f] Kyle Merber
Brycen Spratling
Brandon Johnson
Ben Blankenship
  USA
3 May 2015
World Relays Nassau   BAH [31]
4×1500 m relay
14:22.22
Collins Cheboi
Silas Kiplagat
James Kiplagat Magut
Asbel Kiprop
  KEN
25 May 2014
World Relays Nassau   BAH [32]
Ekiden relay
1:57:06.00
[g] 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
[h] Griffith Joyner, FlorenceFlorence Griffith Joyner   USA
16 Jul 1988
US Olympic Trials Indianapolis   USA P
200 m
21.34
+1.3
Griffith Joyner, FlorenceFlorence Griffith Joyner   USA
29 Sep 1988
Olympic Games Seoul   KOR P
400 m
47.60
Koch, MaritaMarita Koch   GDR
6 Oct 1985
World Cup Canberra   AUS P
800 m
1:53.28
Kratochvilova, JarmilaJarmila Kratochvílová   TCH
26 Jul 1983
Munich   FRG P
1000 m
2:28.98
Masterkova, SvetlanaSvetlana Masterkova   RUS
23 Aug 1996
Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL P
1500 m
3:50.07
Dibaba, GenzebeGenzebe Dibaba   ETH
17 Jul 2015
Herculis Fontvieille   MON [35] P
Mile
4:12.56
Masterkova, SvetlanaSvetlana Masterkova   RUS
14 Aug 1996
Weltklasse Zürich Zürich    SUI P
2000 m
5:23.75
i Dibaba, GenzebeGenzebe Dibaba   ETH
7 Feb 2017
Míting Internacional de Catalunya Sabadell   ESP [36]
3000 m
8:06.11
Junxia, WangWang Junxia   CHN
13 Sep 1993
Chinese National Games Beijing   CHN P
5000 m
14:11.15
Dibaba, TiruneshTirunesh Dibaba   ETH
6 Jun 2008
Bislett Games Oslo   NOR P
10,000 m (track)
29:17.45
Ayana, AlmazAlmaz Ayana   ETH
12 Aug 2016
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro   BRA [37] P
10 km (road)
30:29.00
Wo Leghzaoui, AsmaeAsmae Leghzaoui   MAR
8 Jun 2002
New York City   USA
29:43.00
Mx Joyciline Jepkosgei   KEN
9 September 2017
Birell Prague Grand Prix Prague   CZE [38]
15 km (road)
45:37.00
Mx+ Jepkosgei, JoycilineJoyciline Jepkosgei   KEN
1 Apr 2017
Prague Half Marathon Prague   CZE [39]
One hour (track)
18,517 m
Tune, DireDire Tune   ETH
12 Jun 2008
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE P
20,000 m (track)
1:05:26.60
Loroupe, TeglaTegla Loroupe   KEN
3 Sep 2000
Borgholzhausen   GER
20 km (road)
1:01:25.00
Mx+ Jepkosgei, JoycilineJoyciline Jepkosgei   KEN
1 Apr 2017
Prague Half Marathon Prague   CZE [39]
Half marathon
1:04:52.00
Mx Jepkosgei, JoycilineJoyciline Jepkosgei   KEN
1 Apr 2017
Prague Half Marathon Prague   CZE [39] P
1:04:51.00
22 Oct 2017
Valencia Half Marathon Valencia   SPA [40]
25,000 m (track)
1:27:05.84
Loroupe, TeglaTegla Loroupe   KEN
21 Sep 2002
Mengerskirchen   GER
25 km (road)
1:19:53.00
Mx Keitany, Mary JepkosgeiMary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN
9 May 2010
BIG 25 Berlin   GER [41]
1:19:43.00
+ Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London   GBR [42]
30,000 m (track)
1:45:50.00
Loroupe, TeglaTegla Loroupe   KEN
7 Jun 2003
Warstein   GER
30 km (road)
1:36:05.00
Wo+ Keitany, Mary JepkosgeiMary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London   GBR [42]
Marathon[a]
2:15:25.00
Mx[i] Radcliffe, PaulaPaula Radcliffe   GBR
13 Apr 2003
London Marathon London   GBR P
2:17:01.00
Wo[i] Keitany, Mary JepkosgeiMary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London   GBR [43]
100 km (road)
6:33:11.00
Abe, TomoeTomoe Abe   JPN
25 Jun 2000
Lake Saroma Ultramarathon Yūbetsu   JPN
3000 m steeplechase
8:52.78
Jebet, RuthRuth Jebet   BHR
27 Aug 2016
Meeting Areva Saint-Denis   FRA [44] P
100 m hurdles
12.20
+0.3
Harrison, KendraKendra Harrison   USA
22 Jul 2016
London Grand Prix London   GBR [45] P
400 m hurdles
52.34
Pechonkina, YuliyaYuliya Pechonkina   RUS
8 Aug 2003
Russian Championships Tula   RUS P
High jump
2.09 m
Kostadinova, StefkaStefka Kostadinova   BUL
30 Aug 1987
World Championships Rome   ITA P
Pole vault
5.06 m
Isinbayeva, YelenaYelena Isinbayeva   RUS
28 Aug 2009
Weltklasse Zürich Zürich    SUI P
Long jump
7.52 m
+1.4
Chistyakova, GalinaGalina Chistyakova   URS
11 Jun 1988
Brothers Znamensky Memorial Leningrad   Soviet Union [46] P
Triple jump
15.50 m
+0.9
Kravets, InessaInessa Kravets   UKR
10 Aug 1995
World Championships Gothenburg   SWE P
Shot put
22.63 m
Lisovskaya, NatalyaNatalya Lisovskaya   URS
7 Jun 1987
Brothers Znamensky Memorial Moscow   Soviet Union P
Discus throw
76.80 m
Reinsch, GabrieleGabriele Reinsch   GDR
9 Jul 1988
Neubrandenburg   GDR P
Hammer throw
82.98 m
Włodarczyk, AnitaAnita Włodarczyk   POL
28 Aug 2016
Skolimowska Memorial Warsaw   POL [47] P
Javelin throw
72.28 m
[b] Spotakova, BarboraBarbora Špotáková   CZE
13 Sep 2008
World Athletics Final Stuttgart   GER [48] P
Heptathlon
7291 pts
[j][b] Joyner-Kersee, JackieJackie Joyner-Kersee   USA
24 Sep 1988
Olympic Games Seoul   KOR [49] P
Decathlon
8358 pts
[k] Skujyte, AustraAustra Skujytė   LTU
5 Apr 2005
Columbia   USA P
10,000 m walk (track)
41:56.23
Ryashkina, NadezhdaNadezhda Ryashkina   URS
24 Jul 1990
Goodwill Games Seattle   USA
41:37.90
# Hongmiao, GaoGao Hongmiao   CHN
7 Apr 1994
Beijing   CHN
10 km walk (road)
41:04.00
# Nikolayeva, YelenaYelena Nikolayeva   RUS
20 Apr 1996
Russian Championships Sochi   RUS [50]
20,000 m walk (track)
1:26:52.30
Ivanova, OlimpiadaOlimpiada Ivanova   RUS
6 Sep 2001
Brisbane   AUS [51]
20 km walk (road)
1:24:38.00
Hong, LiuLiu Hong   CHN
6 Jun 2015
Gran Premio Cantones A Coruña   ESP [52] P
50 km walk (road)
4:05:56.00
Henriques, InêsInês Henriques   POR
13 Aug 2017
World Championships London   GBR [53] P
4×100 m relay
40.82
Tianna Madison
Allyson Felix
Bianca Knight
Carmelita Jeter
  USA
10 Aug 2012
Olympic Games London   GBR [54] 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
[l] Treniere Moser
Sanya Richards-Ross
Ajee' Wilson
Shannon Rowbury
  USA
2 May 2015
World Relays Nassau   BAH [55]
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 [56]
Ekiden relay
2:11:41.00
[m] 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[n] Johnson, BenBen Johnson   CAN
31 Jan 1987
Ottawa   CAN [57]
5.56
A Bailey, DonovanDonovan Bailey   CAN
9 Feb 1996
Bill Cosby Invitational Reno   USA
5.56
#[o] Greene, MauriceMaurice Greene   USA
13 Feb 1999
Los Angeles   USA [58]
60 m
6.39
Maurice Greene   USA
3 Feb 1998
Madrid   ESP P
3 Mar 2001
USA Championships Atlanta   USA P
6.37
[p] Christian Coleman
19 Jan 2018
Clemson Invitational Clemson   USA [59] P
6.34
A Christian Coleman 18 Feb 2018 USA Championships Albuquerque   USA [60] P
200 m
19.92
Fredericks, FrankieFrankie Fredericks   NAM
18 Feb 1996
Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin   FRA
400 m
44.57
Clement, KerronKerron Clement   USA
12 Mar 2005
NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Fayetteville   USA
800 m
1:42.67
Kipketer, WilsonWilson Kipketer   DEN
9 Mar 1997
World Championships Paris   FRA
1000 m
2:14.20
Souleiman, AyanlehAyanleh Souleiman   DJI
17 Feb 2016
Globen Galan Stockholm   SWE [61]
1500 m
3:31.18
El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj   MAR
2 Feb 1997
Sparkassen Cup Stuttgart   GER
Mile
3:48.45
El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj   MAR
12 Feb 1997
Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent   BEL
3000 m
7:24.90
Komen, DanielDaniel Komen   KEN
6 Feb 1998
Budapest   HUN
5000 m
12:49.60
Bekele, KenenisaKenenisa Bekele   ETH
20 Feb 2004
Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham   GBR
50 m hurdles
6.25
McKoy, MarkMark McKoy   CAN
5 Mar 1986
Kobe   JPN
60 m hurdles
7.30
Jackson, ColinColin Jackson   GBR
6 Mar 1994
Sindelfingen   GER
High jump
2.43 m
Sotomayor, JavierJavier Sotomayor   CUB
4 Mar 1989
World Championships Budapest   HUN P
Pole vault
6.16 m
Lavillenie, RenaudRenaud Lavillenie   FRA
15 Feb 2014
Pole Vault Stars Donetsk   UKR [20] P
Long jump
8.79 m
Lewis, CarlCarl Lewis   USA
27 Jan 1984
Millrose Games New York City   USA
Triple jump
17.92 m
[q] Tamgho, TeddyTeddy Tamgho   FRA
6 Mar 2011
European Championships Paris   FRA [62][63]
Shot put
22.66 m
Barnes, RandyRandy Barnes   USA
20 Jan 1989
Sunkist Invitational Los Angeles   USA
Heptathlon
6645 pts
[r] Eaton, AshtonAshton Eaton   USA
10 Mar 2012
World Championships Istanbul   TUR [64]
5000 m walk
18:07.08
Shchennikov, MikhailMikhail 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
3:02.13
Kyle Clemons
David Verburg
Kind Butler III
Calvin Smith Jr.
  USA
9 Mar 2014
World Championships Sopot   POL [65]
3:01.96
#[s] Kerron Clement
Wallace Spearmon
Darold Williamson
Jeremy Wariner
  USA
11 Feb 2006
Tyson Invitational Fayetteville   USA
4×800 m relay
7:13.11
[t] Richard Jones
David Torrence
Duane Solomon
Erik Sowinski
  USA
8 Feb 2014
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston   USA [66][67]

WomenEdit

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R P
50 m
5.96
+ Privalova, IrinaIrina Privalova   RUS
9 Feb 1995
Madrid   ESP
60 m
6.92
Privalova, IrinaIrina Privalova   RUS
11 Feb 1993
Madrid   ESP
9 Feb 1995
200 m
21.87
Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey   JAM
13 Feb 1993
Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin   FRA
400 m
49.59
Kratochvilova, JarmilaJarmila Kratochvílová   TCH
7 Mar 1982
Milan   ITA
800 m
1:55.82
Ceplak, JolandaJolanda Čeplak   SVN
3 Mar 2002
European Championships Vienna   AUT
1000 m
2:30.94
Mutola, MariaMaria Mutola   MOZ
25 Feb 1999
GE Galan Stockholm   SWE
1500 m
3:55.17
Dibaba, GenzebeGenzebe Dibaba   ETH
1 Feb 2014
Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Karlsruhe   GER [68]
Mile
4:13.31
Dibaba, GenzebeGenzebe Dibaba   ETH
17 Feb 2016
Globen Galan Stockholm   SWE [61]
2000 m
5:23.75
Dibaba, GenzebeGenzebe Dibaba   ETH
7 Feb 2017
Míting Internacional de Catalunya Sabadell   ESP [36]
3000 m
8:16.60
Dibaba, GenzebeGenzebe Dibaba   ETH
6 Feb 2014
XL Galan Stockholm   SWE [69]
5000 m
14:18.86
Dibaba, GenzebeGenzebe Dibaba   ETH
19 Feb 2015
XL Galan Stockholm   SWE [70]
50 m hurdles
6.58
Oschkenat, CorneliaCornelia Oschkenat   GDR
20 Feb 1988
East Berlin   GDR
60 m hurdles
7.68
Kallur, SusannaSusanna Kallur   SWE
10 Feb 2008
BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe   GER
7.68
X[u] Narozhilenko, LyudmilaLyudmila 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
Bergqvist, KajsaKajsa Bergqvist   SWE
4 Feb 2006
Hochsprung mit Musik Arnstadt   GER
Pole vault
5.03 m
Suhr, JennJenn Suhr   USA
30 Jan 2016
Golden Eagle Multi and Invitational Brockport   USA [71] P
5.02 m
A Suhr, JennJenn Suhr   USA
2 Mar 2013
USA Championships Albuquerque   USA [72] P
Long jump
7.37 m
Drechsler, HeikeHeike Drechsler   GDR
13 Feb 1988
Vienna   AUT
Triple jump
15.36 m
Lebedeva, TatyanaTatyana Lebedeva   RUS
6 Mar 2004
World Championships Budapest   HUN [73]
Shot put
22.50 m
Fibingerova, HelenaHelena Fibingerová   TCH
19 Feb 1977
Jablonec   CSK
Pentathlon
5013 pts
[v] Dobrynska, NataliyaNataliya Dobrynska   UKR
9 Mar 2012
World Indoor Championships Istanbul   TUR [74]
3000 m walk
11:40.33
Stef, ClaudiaClaudia Ștef   ROM
30 Jan 1999
Bucharest   ROM
11:35.34
#[w] O'Sullivan, GillianGillian 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
[x] Aleksandra Bulanova
Yekaterina Martynova
Yelena Kofanova
Anna Balakshina
  RUS
18 Feb 2011
Russian Championships Moscow   RUS [75]
8:05.89
Chrishuna Williams
Raevyn Rogers
Charlene Lipsey
Ajeé Wilson
  USA
3 Feb 2018
Millrose Games New York City   USA [76]

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.[77][78] Under conventional football timing on a turf field in 2017, Christian Coleman reportedly ran a 4.12.[79]

Outdoor eventsEdit

MenEdit

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R P
50 m
5.47
+0.9
+ Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt   JAM
16 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin   GER [80]
60 m
6.31
+0.9
+[y] Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt   JAM
16 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin   GER [81]
100 y
9.00
h Crockett, IvoryIvory Crockett   USA
11 May 1974
Knoxville   USA [82]
McTear, HoustonHouston McTear   USA
9 May 1975
Winter Park   USA [82]
9.07
−0.5
+ Powell, AsafaAsafa Powell   JAM
27 May 2010
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [83]
150 m
14.44
−0.3
+ Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt   JAM
20 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin   GER [84]
150 m straight
14.35
+1.1
Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt   JAM
17 May 2009
Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [85]
200 m straight
19.41
−0.4
Gay, TysonTyson Gay   USA
16 May 2010
Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [86][87]
220 y straight
19.50
+1.9
h Smith, TommieTommie Smith   USA
7 May 1966
San Jose   USA [88]
19.54
−0.4
Gay, TysonTyson Gay   USA
16 May 2010
Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [89]
300 m
30.81
van Niekerk, WaydeWayde van Niekerk   RSA
28 Jun 2017
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [90]
440 y
44.50
Smith, JohnJohn Smith   USA
26 Jun 1971
USA Championships Eugene   USA [91][92][93]
500 m
57.69
[z] Rudisha, DavidDavid Rudisha   KEN
10 Sep 2016
Great North CityGames Newcastle   GBR [94]
600 m
1:12.81
Gray, JohnnyJohnny Gray   USA
24 May 1986
Santa Monica   USA
Two miles
7:58.61
Komen, DanielDaniel Komen   KEN
17 Jul 1997
Hechtel-Eksel   BEL P
5 km (road)
12:59.50
Kipketer, SammySammy Kipketer   KEN
26 Mar 2000
15th Carlsbad 5000 Carlsbad   USA
8 km (road)
21:51.00
+ Merga, DeribaDeriba Merga   ETH
18 Feb 2011
RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah   UAE [95]
10 miles (road)
44:24.00
[aa] Gebrselassie, HaileHaile Gebrselassie   ETH
4 Sep 2005
Tilburg Ten Miles Tilburg   NED
35 km (road)
1:41:47.00
+ Kimetto, Dennis KiprutoDennis Kipruto Kimetto   KEN
28 Sep 2014
Berlin Marathon Berlin   GER [17]
40 km (road)
1:56:29.00
+ Kimetto, Dennis KiprutoDennis Kipruto Kimetto   KEN
28 Sep 2014
Berlin Marathon Berlin   GER [17]
90 km (road)
5:20:49.00
Shvetsov, LeonidLeonid Shvetsov   RUS
2007
Comrades Marathon Durban   RSA
100,000 m (track)
6:10:20.00
Ritchie, DonDon Ritchie   GBR
28 Oct 1978
London   GBR
2000 m steeplechase
5:10.68
Mekhissi-Benabbad, MahiedineMahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   FRA
30 Jun 2010
Alma Athlé Tour Reims   FRA [96]
200 m hurdles
22.55
Ottoz, LaurentLaurent Ottoz   ITA
31 May 1995
Milan   ITA [97]
200 m hurdles straight
21.90
+1.4
h[ab] Styron, DonDon Styron   USA
2 Apr 1960
Baton Rouge   USA [98]
22.10
+2.0
Turner, AndyAndy Turner   GBR
15 May 2011
Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [99]
22.10
+1.8
van Zyl, Louis JacobusLouis Jacobus van Zyl   RSA
9 May 2015
Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [100]
220 y hurdles straight
21.90
+1.4
h Styron, DonDon Styron   USA
2 Apr 1960
Baton Rouge   USA [98][101]
300 m hurdles
34.48
Rawlinson, ChrisChris Rawlinson   GBR
30 Jun 2002
Sheffield   GBR
440 y hurdles
48.70
Bolding, JimJim Bolding   USA
25 Jul 1974
Turin   ITA [102]
Standing long jump
12 ft 3 in
Jones, ByronByron Jones   USA
23 Feb 2015
NFL scouting combine Indianapolis   USA [103]
Standing triple jump
10.95 m
Lewis, TydreeTydree Lewis   USA
31 Oct 2011
Weight throw
25.41 m
Deal, LanceLance Deal   USA
20 Feb 1993
Azusa   USA
Icosathlon
14571 pts
Detmer, JosephJoseph Detmer   USA
25 Sep 2010
World Championships Lynchburg   USA [104]
1500 m walk (track)
5:12.00
+ Grigaliunas, AntanasAntanas Grigaliūnas   LTU
12 May 1990
Vilnius   LTU [105]
Mile walk (track)
5:31.08
Bosworth, TomTom Bosworth   GBR
9 Jul 2017
London Grand Prix London   GBR [106]
3000 m walk (track)
10:47.11
De Benedictis, GiovanniGiovanni De Benedictis   ITA
19 May 1990
San Giovanni Valdarno   ITA
5000 m walk (track)
18:05.49
Ghoula, HatemHatem Ghoula   TUN
1 May 1997
Tunis   TUN
50 mile walk (road)
7:44:47.20
Ladany, ShaulShaul Ladany   ISR
1972
New Jersey   USA [107]
4×110 y relay
38.60
A[ac] Earl McCullouch
Fred Kuller
O.J. Simpson
Lennox Miller (JAM)
17 Jun 1967
NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Provo   USA [108]
Swedish relay
1:46.59
[ad] Christopher Williams
Usain Bolt
Davian Clarke
Jermaine Gonzales
  JAM
25 Jul 2006
DN Galan Stockholm   SWE [109]
4×110m shuttle hurdles relay
52.94
[ae] Jason Richardson
Aleec Harris
Aries Merritt
David Oliver
  USA
25 Apr 2015
Drake Relays Des Moines   USA [110]
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 [111]

WomenEdit

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R
50 m
5.93
−0.1
+ Jones, MarionMarion Jones   USA
22 Aug 1999
World Championships Seville   ESP
60 m
6.85
−0.1
+ Jones, MarionMarion Jones   USA
22 Aug 1999
World Championships Seville   ESP
100 y
9.91
+1.1
+ Campbell-Brown, VeronicaVeronica Campbell-Brown   JAM
31 May 2011
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava   CZE [112]
150 m
16.10
+1.3
+ Griffith Joyner, FlorenceFlorence Griffith Joyner   USA
29 Sep 1988
Olympic Games Seoul   KOR
16.46
−1.5
Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey   JAM
27 Sep 1989
Trapani   ITA [113][114]
150 m straight
16.30
+0.1
Bowie, ToriTori Bowie   USA
4 Jun 2017
Boost Boston Games Somerville   USA [115]
200 m straight
21.76
+0.5
Miller-Uibo, ShaunaeShaunae Miller-Uibo   BAH
4 Jun 2017
Boost Boston Games Somerville   USA [116]
300 m
34.14
+ Koch, MaritaMarita Koch   GDR
6 Oct 1985
World Cup Canberra   AUS
35.30
A Guevara, AnaAna Guevara   MEX
3 May 2003
GP Banamex Meeting Mexico City   MEX [117]
500 m
1:05.90
Kocembova, TatanaTatana Kocembova   TCH
2 Aug 1984
Ostrava   CSK
600 m
1:21.77
Semenya, CasterCaster Semenya   RSA
27 August 2017
ISTAF Berlin Berlin   GER [118]
Two miles
8:58.58
Defar, MeseretMeseret Defar   ETH
14 Sep 2007
Memorial Van Damme Brussels   BEL
5 km (road)
14:32.00
+ Jepkosgei, JoycilineJoyciline Jepkosgei   KEN
9 Sep 2017
Birell Prague Grand Prix Prague   CZE [119]
4 miles (road)
19:14.00
Kibiwot, ViolaViola Kibiwot   KEN
13 Oct 2013
4 Mile of Groningen Groningen   NED [120]
8 km (road)
24:30.00
+ Keitany, MaryMary Keitany   KEN
18 Feb 2011
RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah   UAE [95]
10 miles (road)
50:05.00
+ Keitany, MaryMary Keitany   KEN
18 Feb 2011
RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah   UAE [95]
35 km (road)
1:52:39.00
+ Keitany, Mary JepkosgeiMary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London   GBR [42]
40 km (road)
2:09:38.00
+ Keitany, Mary JepkosgeiMary Jepkosgei Keitany   KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London   GBR [42]
24-hour run (road)
258,339 m
Bereznowska, PatrycjaPatrycja Bereznowska   POL
2 Jul 2017
IAU 24 Hour World Championship Belfast   GBR [121]
2000 m steeplechase
6:02.16
Nganga, Virginia NyamburaVirginia Nyambura Nganga   KEN
6 Sep 2015
ISTAF Berlin   GER [122]
200 m hurdles
24.80
+0.4
h Pedroso, YadisleidyYadisleidy Pedroso   ITA
6 Apr 2013
Caserta   ITA [123]
25.60
−0.7
h Girard, PatriciaPatricia Girard   FRA
23 Aug 2001
Nantes   FRA [124]
25.79
−0.6
Wells, LaurenLauren Wells   AUS
21 Jan 2017
AACT Combined Events Championships Canberra   AUS [125]
200 m hurdles straight
25.05
+1.0
Beesley, MeghanMeghan Beesley   GBR
17 May 2014
Manchester City Games Manchester   GBR [126]
300 m hurdles
38.16
Hejnova, ZuzanaZuzana Hejnová   CZE
3 Aug 2013
Grand Prix of Cheb Cheb   CZE [127]
Weight throw
24.57 m
Riley, BrittanyBrittany Riley   USA
27 Jan 2007
Tetradecathlon
10798 pts
Kelo, MillaMilla Kelo   FIN
8 Sep 2002
Turku   FIN [128]
3000 m walk (track)
11:48.24
Salvador, IleanaIleana Salvador   ITA
29 Aug 1993
Padua   ITA [129]
5000 m walk (track)
20:01.80
Giorgi, EleonoraEleonora Giorgi   ITA
18 May 2014
Italian Clubs League Meet Misterbianco   ITA [130]
4×100 m hurdles relay
50.78
[af] Nia Ali
Kristi Castlin
Yvette Lewis
Queen Harrison
  USA
6 Apr 2013
Florida Relays Gainesville   USA [131]
Sprint medley relay (1-1-2-4)
1:35.59
[ag] Morolake Akinosun
English Gardner
Dezerea Bryant
Miki Barber
  USA
29 Apr 2017
Penn Relays Philadelphia   USA [132]
Sprint medley relay (2-2-4-8)
3:34.56
[ah] 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
Martina, ChurandyChurandy Martina   NED
14 Nov 2008
Domino Day Amsterdam   NED [133]
50 y
5.22
Floyd, StanleyStanley Floyd   USA
22 Jan 1982
Los Angeles   USA
5.15
X[n] Johnson, BenBen Johnson   CAN
29 Jan 1988
Toronto   CAN
5.00
h Clayton, KirkKirk Clayton   USA
10 Jan 1970
Calgary   CAN
Washington, HerbHerb Washington   USA
2 Feb 1972
Toronto   CAN [134]
Pender, MelMel Pender   USA
4 Mar 1972
Orlando   USA
Pender, MelMel Pender   USA
18 Mar 1972
Hamilton   CAN
Washington, HerbHerb Washington   USA
4 Feb 1973
Toronto   CAN
Ommer, ManfredManfred Ommer   FRG
14 Mar 1975
Leverkusen   FRG
60 y
5.80
h Washington, HerbHerb Washington   USA
12 Feb 1972
East Lansing   USA [134]
55 m
5.99
A Thompson, ObadeleObadele Thompson   BAR
22 Feb 1997
Colorado Springs   USA [58]
100 m
9.98
Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt   JAM
23 Aug 2014
Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Warsaw   POL [135][136][137]
150 m
14.99
Bailey, DonovanDonovan Bailey   CAN
1 Jun 1997
Bailey–Johnson 150-metre race Toronto   CAN [138]
300 m
31.87
Lyles, NoahNoah Lyles   USA
4 Mar 2017
USA Championships Albuquerque   USA [139]
500 m
59.82
Haley, RoddieRoddie Haley   USA
15 Mar 1986
NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Oklahoma City   USA [140]
600 m
1:14.79
A Michael Saruni   KEN
19 Jan 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational Albuquerque   USA [141]
2000 m
4:49.99
Bekele, KenenisaKenenisa Bekele   ETH
17 Feb 2007
Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham   GBR
Two miles
8:03.40
Farah, MoMo Farah   GBR
21 Feb 2015
Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham   GBR [142]
10,000 m
27:50.29
Bett, MarkMark Bett   KEN
10 Feb 2002
Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent   BEL [143]
Marathon[a]
2:21:48.00
Zablocki, ChristopherChristopher Zablocki   USA
25 Mar 2017
The Armory Indoor Marathon New York City   USA [144]
2000 m steeplechase
5:13.77
Koech, Paul KipsielePaul Kipsiele Koech   KEN
13 Feb 2011
Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent   BEL [145][146]
3000 m steeplechase
8:17.46
Zagoruyko, AleksandrAleksandr Zagoruyko   URS
21 Feb 1982
Moscow   Soviet Union [143]
55 m hurdles
6.89
Nehemiah, RenaldoRenaldo Nehemiah   USA
20 Jan 1979
New York City   USA
110 m hurdles
13.34
Johnson, AllenAllen Johnson   USA
14 Feb 1995
Moscow   RUS [143]
300 m hurdles
34.92
OT Herbert, LlewellynLlewellyn Herbert   RSA
9 Feb 1999
Pirkkahall Tampere   FIN [147][148]
Warholm, KarstenKarsten Warholm   NOR
11 Feb 2017
Norden Kampen Tampere   FIN [149]
400 m hurdles
48.78
Sanchez, FelixFelix Sanchez   DOM
18 Feb 2012
Meeting National Val-de-Reuil Val-de-Reuil   FRA [150][151]
Discus throw
69.51 m
Kanter, GerdGerd Kanter   EST
22 Mar 2009
World Record Indoor Challenge Växjö   SWE [152]
Weight throw
25.86 m
Deal, LanceLance Deal   USA
4 Mar 1995
Atlanta   USA [143]
Javelin throw
65.10 m
[ai] Bjarkvik, PontusPontus Bjärkvik   SWE
13 Mar 2011
World Indoor Throwing Växjö   SWE [153]
85.78 m
[aj] Narhi, MattiMatti Närhi   FIN
3 Mar 1996
Kajaani   FIN [154]
3000 m walk
10:31.42
Erm, AndreasAndreas Erm   GER
4 Feb 2001
Halle   GER [143]
Two miles walk
11:54.50
Kazlauskas, ValdasValdas Kazlauskas   URS
24 Feb 1990
Kaunas   Soviet Union [143]
10,000 m walk
38:23.73
Zhen, WangWang Zhen   CHN
8 Feb 2015
Genoa   ITA
15,000 m walk
1:00:03.90
Kazlauskas, ValdasValdas Kazlauskas   URS
24 Jan 1987
Kaunas   Soviet Union [143]
20,000 m walk
1:20:40.00
OT Weigel, RonaldRonald Weigel   GDR
27 Jan 1980
Senftenberg   GDR
Distance medley relay
9:19.93
[ak] Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.
Michael Berry
Erik Sowinski
Patrick Casey
  USA
31 Jan 2015
Armory Track Invitational New York City   USA [155]
4×1 mile relay
16:12.81
[al] Donn Cabral
Ford Palmer
Graham Crawford
Kyle Merber
  USA
18 Feb 2017
Artie O’Connor College Invitational New York City   USA [156]

WomenEdit

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R
55 m
6.45
Carr, DaequonDaequon Carr   USA
8 Feb 2014
Winston-Salem   USA
100 m
11.15
Koch, MaritaMarita 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 [157]
500 m
1:06.31
Krasnomovets, OlesyaOlesya Krasnomovets   RUS
7 Jan 2006
Yekaterinburg   RUS
600 m
1:23.44
Kotlyarova, OlgaOlga Kotlyarova   RUS
1 Feb 2004
Russian Winter Meeting Moscow   RUS
Two miles
9:00.48
Dibaba, GenzebeGenzebe Dibaba   ETH
15 Feb 2014
Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham   GBR [158]
10,000 m
32:44.97
Michurina, OlgaOlga Michurina   RUS
23 Dec 1995
Saint Petersburg   RUS
Marathon
2:42:30
Manninen, LauraLaura Manninen   FIN
25 Mar 2017
The Armory Indoor Marathon New York City   USA [144]
2000 m steeplechase
6:05.29
Bykova, MariyaMariya Bykova   RUS
22 Jan 2013
Central FD Regional Championships Belgorod   RUS [159][160]
3000 m steeplechase
9:07.00
Petrova, TatyanaTatyana Petrova   RUS
17 Feb 2006
Moscow   RUS
9:54.20
[am] Lustigova, MarcelaMarcela Lustigova   CZE
11 Feb 2010
Botnia Games Korsholm   FIN [161][162]
55 m hurdles
7.30

A, [an] Lott-Hogan, TiffanyTiffany Lott-Hogan   USA
20 Feb 1997
Colorado Springs   USA
100 m hurdles
12.64
Engquist, LudmilaLudmila Engquist   SWE
10 Feb 1997
Tampere   FIN
300 m hurdles
40.09
OT Tomb, StineStine Tomb   NOR
5 Feb 2011
Finland-Sweden-Norway Indoor Match Tampere   FIN [163][164]
400 m hurdles
56.41
Tosta, SheenaSheena Tosta   USA
12 Feb 2011
Meeting National Val-de-Reuil   FRA [165] [166][167]
Discus throw
62.07 m
Craft, ShaniceShanice Craft   GER
14 Feb 2015
ISTAF Indoor Berlin   GER [168]
Weight throw
25.60 m
A Berry, GwenGwen Berry   USA
4 Mar 2017
USA Championships Albuquerque   USA [139]
Javelin throw
57.75 m
[ai] Wessman, AnnaAnna Wessman   SWE
10 Mar 2012
World Indoor Throwing Växjö   SWE [169]
61.29 m
[aj] Uppa, TainaTaina Uppa   FIN
28 Feb 1999
Mustasaari   FIN [170]
Mile walk
6:16.72
Eidikyte, SadaSada Eidikytė   URS
24 Feb 1990
Kaunas   Soviet Union [171]
Two miles walk
13:11.88
Salvador, IleanaIleana Salvador   ITA
14 Feb 1990
Genoa   ITA [171]
5000 m walk
20:10.30
Sokolova, VeraVera Sokolova   RUS
30 Dec 2010
Mordovian Indoor Championships Saransk   RUS [172]
10,000 m walk
43:54.63
Ginko, YelenaYelena 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 [173]
Distance medley relay
10:40.31
[ao] Emma Coburn
Sydney McLaughlin
Brenda Martinez
Jenny Simpson
  USA
28 Jan 2017
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston   USA [174]

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.[175]

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
Hohn, UweUwe Hohn   GDR
20 Jul 1984
East Berlin   GDR
Women's
80.00 m
Felke, PetraPetra 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
Kluft, CarolinaCarolina Klüft   SWE
26 Aug 2007
World Championships Osaka   JPN [176]
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[ap] (javelin), 2:12.56 (800 m)

Other NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b c See javelin specifications below.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Actually 1:17:25.5 but ratified as 1:17:25.6.
  5. ^ The IAAF announced on 12 August 2008 that they had rescinded the world record of 2:54.20 set by the United States at Uniondale on 22 July 1998 after relay team member Antonio Pettigrew admitted to his use of human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003.[30]
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ 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.[33] 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.[33] 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.[33][34]
  9. ^ a b Both marks recognized as official world record until mixed mark is surpassed.
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ 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
  13. ^ 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
  14. ^ a b This time was rescinded after Johnson admitted using steroids between 1981 and 1988.
  15. ^ Insufficient or no doping control.
  16. ^ mark never would have received record ratification since there were neither wired starting blocks used nor drug testing done immediately after the race
  17. ^ 2nd and 4th jumps in series.
  18. ^ 60m: 6.79, LJ: 8.16m, SP: 14.56m, HJ: 2.03m, JT: 45.66m, 60mH: 7.68, PV: 5.20m, 100m: 2:32.77
  19. ^ Insufficient doping control; IAAF rejected the time of 3:01.96 as no post-race EPO analysis was performed.
  20. ^ 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
  21. ^ Athlete failed a doping test.
  22. ^ 60mH: 8.38, HJ: 1.84m, SP: 16.51m, LJ: 6.57m, 800m: 2:11.15
  23. ^ No international judges.
  24. ^ Team Moscow
  25. ^ Calculated.
  26. ^ Road race.
  27. ^ 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
  28. ^ actual race distance was 220 yards
  29. ^ Team University of Southern California
  30. ^ Team Puma Reggae
    Leg 1 (100m) Christopher Williams
    Leg 2 (200m) Usain Bolt
    Leg 3 (300m) Davian Clarke
    Leg 4: (400m) Jermaine Gonzales
  31. ^ Team USA Blue
  32. ^ 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
  33. ^ Leg 1 (100m) Morolake Akinosun
    Leg 2 (100m) English Gardner
    Leg 3 (200m) Dezerea Bryant
    Leg 4 (400m) Miki Barber
  34. ^ 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
  35. ^ a b Current design.
  36. ^ a b Old design.
  37. ^ 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
  38. ^ Team Hoka New Jersey-New York Track Club
  39. ^ This is the fastest indoor steeplechase with a water-jump.
  40. ^ Mark was set during pentathlon competition.
  41. ^ 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
  42. ^ 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.

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