2002 in athletics (track and field)

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2002 in athletics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Major world events World Championships
World Indoor Championships
IAAF Athletes of the Year Hicham El Guerrouj
Paula Radcliffe
2001
2003

This article contains an overview of the sport of athletics, including track and field, cross country and road running, in the year 2002.

There was no primary championships that season, although continental championships were held in Africa, Asia and Europe. The foremost athletics competitions at games events occurred at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2002 Asian Games and the 2002 CAC Games. The 2002 IAAF World Cup was the major global outdoor track and field event.

Paula Radcliffe was among the season's top performers, having set world records at the London and Chicago Marathons, as well becoming European and Commonwealth champion on the track.

Major events[edit]

World[edit]

Regional[edit]

National[edit]

World records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Men[edit]

2002 TRACK & FIELD AWARDS WINNER
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)
European Athlete of the Year Award  Dwain Chambers (GBR)
Best Male Track Athlete ESPY Award  Maurice Greene (USA)


Women[edit]

2002 TRACK & FIELD AWARDS WINNER
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Paula Radcliffe (GBR)
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Paula Radcliffe (GBR)
European Athlete of the Year Award  Süreyya Ayhan (TUR)
Best Female Track Athlete ESPY Award  Marion Jones (USA)

Men's Best Year Performances[edit]

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Félix Sánchez (DOM) 47.35
2.  James Carter (USA) 47.57
3.  Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 47.58
4.  Llewellyn Herbert (RSA) 48.02
5.  Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily (KSA) 48.11


3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Brahim Boulami (MAR) 7:58.09
2.  Stephen Cherono (KEN) 7:58.10
3.  Wilson Boit Kipketer (KEN) 8:00.56
4.  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN) 8:05.44
5.  Reuben Kosgei (KEN) 8:05.87


Race Walking[edit]


Pole Vault[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Jeff Hartwig (USA) 5.90 m
 Tim Lobinger (GER)
3.  Lars Börgeling (GER) 5.85 m
 Aleksandr Averbukh (ISR)
 Patrik Kristiansson (SWE)


Hammer Throw[edit]


Decathlon[edit]

Women's Best Year Performances[edit]

100 metres[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Zhanna Block (UKR) 10.83
2.  Debbie Ferguson (BAH) 10.91
3.  Tayna Lawrence (JAM) 10.93
4.  Chryste Gaines (USA) 10.94
5.  Muriel Hurtis-Houairi (FRA) 10.96


200 metres[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Debbie Ferguson (BAH) 22.20
2.  Zhanna Block (UKR) 22.24
3.  Veronica Campbell (JAM) 22.39
4.  Muriel Hurtis-Houairi (FRA) 22.43
5.  Stephanie Durst (USA) 22.48


Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 1:07:19


Race Walking[edit]


100m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Gail Devers (USA) 12.40
2.  Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM) 12.49
3.  Miesha McKelvy (USA) 12.60
 Glory Alozie (ESP)
5.  Anjanette Kirkland (USA) 12.62

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 53.10
2.  Jana Rawlinson (AUS) 54.14
3.  Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova (UKR) 54.28
4.  Sandra Glover (USA) 54.40
5.  Surita Febbraio (RSA) 54.45


3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Alesya Turova (BLR) 9:16.51
2.  Justyna Bak (POL) 9:22.29
3.  Élodie Olivarès (FRA) 9:33.12
4.  Cristina Casandra (ROM) 9:33.16
5.  Melanie Schulz (GER) 9:38.31


High Jump[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 2.05 m
2.  Hestrie Cloete (RSA) 2.02 m
3.  Iryna Mykhalchenko (UKR) 2.00 m
 Viktoria Seryogina (RUS)
 Marina Kuptsova (RUS)

Pole Vault[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) 4.78 m
2.  Annika Becker (GER) 4.77 m
3.  Stacy Dragila (USA) 4.72 m
4.  Mary Vincent (USA) 4.65 m
5.  Yvonne Buschbaum (GER) 4.65 m


Hammer Throw[edit]


Heptathlon[edit]

RANK 2002 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Carolina Klüft (SWE) 6542
2.  Sabine Braun (GER) 6434
3.  Shelia Burrell (USA) 6363
4.  Natalya Sazanovich (BLR) 6341
5.  Austra Skujyté (LTU) 6275

Marathon[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

RANK ATHLETE TIME
Med 1.png  Francis Naali (TAN) 2:11:58
Med 2.png  Joshua Chelanga (KEN) 2:12:44
Med 3.png  Andrew Letherby (AUS) 2:13:23
4.  Erick Wainaina (KEN) 2:13:27
5.  Luketz Swartbooi (NAM) 2:13:40
6.  Jonathan Wyatt (NZL) 2:14:20
7.  Lee Troop (AUS) 2:16:44
8.  Josiah Bembe (RSA) 2:18:16
9.  Shaun Creighton (AUS) 2:18:19
10.  Dominic Bannister (ENG) 2:19:31

Best Year Performances[edit]

Women's competition[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

RANK ATHLETE TIME
Med 1.png  Kerryn McCann (AUS) 2:30:05
Med 2.png  Krishna Stanton (AUS) 2:34:52
Med 3.png  Jackie Gallagher (AUS) 2:36:37
4.  Debbie Robinson (ENG) 2:39:42
5.  Teresa McCluskey (NIR) 2:40:29
6.  Bev Hartigan (ENG) 2:41:27
7.  Carol Galea (MLT) 2:45:48
8.  Marian Sutton (ENG) 2:45:55
9.  Beata Naigambo (NAM) 2:47:22
10.  Elizabeth Mongudhi (NAM) 2:49:19

Best Year Performances[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]