3000 metres steeplechase world record progression
The first 3000 m steeplechase world record to be ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was a run of 8:49.6 minutes by Hungarian Sándor Rozsnyói in 1954. There are earlier records of times run for the event, but none have been recognised by the IAAF. Sweden's Josef Ternström was one of the earliest men to complete the event in under ten minutes with his time of 9:49.8 minutes in 1914. Another Swede, Erik Elmsäter, dipped under nine minutes in 1944. The first person to run the steeplechase in under eight minutes was Moses Kiptanui of Kenya, who ran it in 7:59.18 on 16 August 1995, in Zürich, Switzerland.
The women's 3000 m steeplechase was recognised as an official world record event at a much later date. It did not feature at the World Championships in Athletics until 2005 and made its Olympic debut in 2008. Following the recognition of the event, Justyna Bak's time of 9:25.31 minutes was ratified as the first official women's world record. Earlier records also exist for women, with Romania's Daniela Petrescu having run the first sub-10-minute time of 9:55.28 minutes in 1998. Current women's record holder Galkina-Samitova is the only woman to have run it under nine minutes.
A total of 32 men's and 7 women's world records have been ratified by the IAAF for the men's event.
|8:49.6||Sándor Rozsnyói (HUN)||Bern||1954-08-28|
|8:47.8||Pentti Karvonen (FIN)||Helsinki||1955-07-01|
|8:45.4||Pentti Karvonen (FIN)||Oslo||1955-07-15|
|8:45.4||Vasiliy Vlasenko (URS)||Moscow||1955-08-18|
|8:41.2||Jerzy Chromik (POL)||Brno||1955-08-31|
|8:40.2||Jerzy Chromik (POL)||Budapest||1955-09-11|
|8:39.8||Semyon Rzhishchin (URS)||Moscow||1956-08-14|
|8:35.6||Sándor Rozsnyói (HUN)||Budapest||1956-09-16|
|8:35.5||Semyon Rzhishchin (URS)||Tallinn||1958-07-21|
|8:32.0||Jerzy Chromik (POL)||Warsaw||1958-08-02|
|8:31.4||Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak (POL)||Tula||1960-06-26|
|8:31.2||Grigoriy Taran (URS)||Kiev||1961-05-28|
|8:30.4||Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak (POL)||Wałcz||1961-06-26|
|8:29.6||Gaston Roelants (BEL)||Leuven||1963-09-07|
|8:26.4||Gaston Roelants (BEL)||Leuven||1965-08-07|
|8:24.2||Jouko Kuha (FIN)||Stockholm||1968-07-17|
|8:22.2||Vladimir Dudin (URS)||Kiev||1969-08-19|
|8:22.0||Kerry O'Brien (AUS)||Berlin||1970-07-04|
|8:20.8||Anders Gärderud (SWE)||Helsinki||1972-09-14|
|8:20.8||Ben Jipcho (KEN)||Lagos||1973-01-15|
|8:19.1||Ben Jipcho (KEN)||Helsinki||1973-06-19|
|8:10.4||Anders Gärderud (SWE)||Oslo||1975-06-25|
|8:09.8||Anders Gärderud (SWE)||Stockholm||1975-07-01|
|8:08.2||Anders Gärderud (SWE)||Montreal||1976-07-28|
|8:05.4||Henry Rono (KEN)||Seattle||1978-05-13|
|8:05.35||Peter Koech (KEN)||Stockholm||1989-07-03|
|8:02.08||Moses Kiptanui (KEN)||Zürich||1992-08-19|
|7:59.18||Moses Kiptanui (KEN)||Zürich||1995-08-16|
|7:59.08||Wilson Boit Kipketer (KEN)||Zürich||1997-08-13|
|7:55.72||Bernard Barmasai (KEN)||Cologne||1997-08-24|
|7:55.28||Brahim Boulami (MAR)||Brussels||2001-08-24|
|7:53.63||Saif Saaeed Shaheen (QAT) [nb]||Brussels||2004-09-03|
- nb Until 2002 Saif Saaeed Shaheen was known as Stephen Cherono, and represented Kenya.
- (All electronic timing)
|10:34.5||Sara Heeb (USA)||Walnut||1996-04-20|
|10:30.2||Gracie Padilla (USA)||Los Angeles||1996-05-17|
|10:23.47||Courtney Meldrum (USA)||Atlanta||1996-06-23|
|10:19.6||Karen Harvey (CAN)||Walnut||1998-04-18|
|9:55.28||Daniela Petrescu (ROM)||Bucharest||1998-06-21|
|9:48.88||Yelena Motalova (RUS)||Tula||1999-07-31|
|9:43.64||Cristina Casandra (ROM)||Bucharest||2000-08-07|
|9:40.20||Cristina Casandra (ROM)||Reims||2000-08-30|
IAAF world records
|9:25.31||Justyna Bąk (POL)||Nice||2001-07-09|
|9:22.29||Justyna Bąk (POL)||Milan||2002-06-05|
|9:21.72||Alesya Turova (BLR)||Ostrava||2002-06-12|
|9:16.51||Alesya Turova (BLR)||Gdańsk||2002-07-27|
|9:08.33||Gulnara Samitova (RUS)||Tula||2003-08-10|
|9:01.59||Gulnara Samitova (RUS)||Iraklio||2004-07-04|
|8:58.81||Gulnara Samitova-Galkina (RUS)||Beijing||2008-08-17|
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