Men's heptathlon world record progression

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The following table shows the men's heptathlon world record progression starting in 1970 and ratified by IAAF from 1986.[1]

Record progression[edit]

Athlete Venue Date Points
West Germany Hans-Joachim Walde Mainz March 7, 1970 5429
West Germany Herbert Swoboda Mainz March 6, 1971 5563
West Germany Eberhard Stroot Mainz March 4, 1972 5716
West Germany Guido Kratschmer West Berlin February 1, 1976 5724
West Germany Guido Kratschmer West Berlin January 29, 1978 5860
Soviet Union Viktor Gruzenkin Ordzhonikidze February 18, 1979 5934
Soviet Union Aleksandr Nevskiy Leningrad March 2, 1980 6013
Soviet Union Aleksandr Nevskiy Gomel February 20, 1982 6144
West Germany Siegfried Wentz Dortmund February 15, 1986 6163
France Christian Plaziat Vittel February 12, 1989 6241
France Christian Plaziat Nogent-sur-Oise February 11, 1990 6273
France Christian Plaziat Nogent-sur-Oise February 2, 1992 6273
France Christian Plaziat Genoa February 29, 1992 6418
United States Dan O'Brien Toronto March 14, 1993 6476
United States Ashton Eaton Fayetteville March 13, 2010 6499
United States Ashton Eaton Tallinn February 6, 2011 6568
United States Ashton Eaton Istanbul March 10, 2012 6645

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