List of European records in athletics

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European records in the sport of athletics are ratified by the European Athletic Association. 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. Records are kept for events in track and field, road running, and racewalking.

Key to tables[edit]

+ = en route to longer distance
ht = hand timing
A = affected by altitude
# = not officially ratified
X = unratified due to no doping control
OT = oversized track
a = aided road course according to IAAF rule 260.28
est = estimate
WB = world best

Outdoor[edit]

Men[edit]

Steve Cram holds the mile run and 2000 metres records and also shares the 4×800 metres relay record with Sebastian Coe.
Sergey Bubka's world and European records in pole vault have dominated the sport, marking him as one of the world's best athletes.
Roman Šebrle set his world and European decathlon record in 2001.
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m 9.86 (+0.6 m/s) Francis Obikwelu  Portugal 22 August 2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece [1]
9.86 (+1.3 m/s) Jimmy Vicaut  France 4 July 2015 Meeting Areva France Saint-Denis, France [2]
200 m 19.72 A (+1.8 m/s) Pietro Mennea  Italy 12 September 1979 Universiade Mexico City, Mexico [1]
400 m 44.33 Thomas Schönlebe  East Germany 3 September 1987 World Championships Rome, Italy
800 m 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 24 August 1997 Cologne, Germany
1000 m 2:12.18 Sebastian Coe  Great Britain 11 July 1981 Bislett Games Oslo, Norway
1500 m 3:28.81 Mo Farah  Great Britain 19 July 2013 Herculis Monaco [3]
Mile run 3:46.32 Steve Cram  Great Britain 27 July 1985 Bislett Games Oslo, Norway
2000 m 4:51.39 Steve Cram  Great Britain 4 August 1985 Budapest, Hungary
3000 m 7:26.62 Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 18 August 2000 Herculis Monaco
Two miles 8:07.85 Mo Farah  Great Britain 24 August 2014 British Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [4]
5000 m 12:49.71 Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 25 August 2000 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
5 km (road) 13:26 Alistair Cragg  Ireland 1 April 2012 27th Carlsbad 5000 Carlsbad, United States [5]
10000 m 26:46.57 Mo Farah  Great Britain 3 June 2011 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, United States [6] [2]
10 km (road) 27:44 Mo Farah  Great Britain 31 May 2010 Bupa London 10000 London, United Kingdom [7][8]
27:20 a # Jon Brown  Great Britain 24 September 1995 Pittsburgh, United States
27:34 # Nick Rose  Great Britain 1 April 1984 New Orleans, United States
15 km (road) 42:39 # Jon Brown  Great Britain 26 February 1994 Tampa, United States
20,000 m (track) 57:18.4 Dionisio Castro  Portugal 31 March 1990 La Flèche, France
20 km (road) 56:27+ # Mo Farah  Great Britain 22 March 2015 Lisbon Half Marathon Portugal Lisbon, Portugal [9]
Half marathon 59:32 Mo Farah  Great Britain 22 March 2015 Lisbon Half Marathon Portugal Lisbon, Portugal [10]
One hour 20944 m Jos Hermens  Netherlands 1 May 1976 Arnhem, Netherlands
25,000 m (track) 1:13:57.6 Stéphane Franke  Germany 30 March 1999 Walnut, United States
25 km (road) 1:14:20+ James Theuri  France 5 April 2009 Paris Marathon Paris, France
1:14:19 # Hugh Jones  Great Britain 10 April 1982 Paderborn, Germany
1:13:30+ a # Steve Jones  Great Britain 20 August 1985 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States
30,000 m (track) 1:31.30.4 James Alder  Great Britain 5 September 1970 London, United Kingdom
30 km (road) 1:28:40+ a # Steve Jones  Great Britain 20 October 1985 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States
1:29:00+ a # António Pinto  Portugal 14 April 2002 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
1:30:08+ # Julio Rey  Spain 24 April 2005 Hamburg Marathon Hamburg, Germany
Marathon 2:06.36 # X António Pinto  Portugal 16 April 2000 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
2:06.36 Benoît Zwierzchiewski  France 6 April 2003 Paris Marathon Paris, France
100 km (road) 6:15:30 # Jean-Pierre Praet  Belgium 23 June 1989 Torhout, Belgium
6:18:24 Mario Ardemagni  Italy 11 September 2004 Winschoten, Netherlands
3000 m steeplechase 8:00.09 Mahiedine Mekhissi Benabbad  France 6 July 2013 Meeting Areva Saint-Denis, France [11]
110 m hurdles 12.91 (+0.5 m/s) Colin Jackson  Great Britain 20 August 1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany
400 m hurdles 47.37 Stéphane Diagana  France 5 July 1995 Athletissima Lausanne, Switzerland
High jump 2.42 m Patrik Sjöberg  Sweden 30 June 1987 Stockholm, Sweden
Bohdan Bondarenko  Ukraine 14 June 2014 Adidas Grand Prix New York City, United States [12]
Pole vault 6.14 m A Sergey Bubka  Ukraine 31 July 1994 Sestriere, Italy
Long jump 8.86 m A (+1.9 m/s) Robert Emmiyan  Soviet Union 22 May 1987 Tsakhkadzor, Soviet Union
Triple jump 18.29 m (+1.3 m/s) Jonathan Edwards  Great Britain 7 August 1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden [13] [3]
Shot put 23.06 m Ulf Timmermann  East Germany 22 May 1988 Chania, Greece [4]
Discus throw 74.08 m Jürgen Schult  East Germany 6 June 1986 Neubrandenburg, East Germany [5]
Hammer throw 86.74 m Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 30 August 1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany
Javelin throw 98.48 m (Current design) Jan Železný  Czech Republic 25 May 1996 Jena, Germany [6]
104.80 m (Old design) Uwe Hohn  East Germany 20 July 1984 East Berlin, East Germany [7]
Decathlon 9026 pts Roman Šebrle  Czech Republic 26–27 May 2001 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria [8]
10.64 (0.0 m/s) (100 m), 8.11 m (+1.9 m/s) (long jump), 15.33 m (shot put), 2.12 m (high jump), 47.79 (400 m) /
13.92 (110 m hurdles), 47.92 m (discus), 4.80 m (pole vault), 70.16 m (javelin), 4:21.98 min (1500 m)
5000 m walk (track) 19:00.73 Tom Bosworth  Great Britain 5 July 2015 British Championships United Kingdom Birmingham, Great Britain [14]
10000 m walk (track) 37:53:09 Paquillo Fernández  Spain 27 July 2008 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
10 km walk (road) 37:11 Roman Rasskazov  Russia 28 May 2000 Saransk, Russia [15]
20000 m walk (track) 1:18:35.2 Stefan Johansson  Sweden 15 May 1992 Bergen, Norway
20 km walk (road) 1:16:43 X [Note 1] Sergey Morozov  Russia 8 June 2008 Saransk, Russia
1:17.02 Yohann Diniz  France 8 March 2015 French Championships Arles, France [16]
2 hours walk (track) 29572 m + Maurizio Damilano  Italy 3 October 1992 Cuneo, Italy
30000 m walk (track) 2:01:44.1 Maurizio Damilano  Italy 3 October 1992 Cuneo, Italy
50000 m walk (track) 3:35:27.20 Yohann Diniz  France 12 March 2011 Reims, France [17]
50 km walk (road) 3:32:33 Yohann Diniz  France 15 August 2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland [18]
4x100 m relay 37.73 Jason Gardener
Darren Campbell
Marlon Devonish
Dwain Chambers
 Great Britain 29 August 1999 World Championships Seville, Spain
4×200 m relay 1:20.66 Christophe Lemaitre
Yannick Fonsat
Ben Bassaw
Ken Romain
 France 24 May 2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [19]
4x400 m relay 2:56.60 Iwan Thomas
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
Roger Black
 Great Britain 3 August 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States
4x800 m relay 7:03.89 Peter Elliot
Garry Cook
Steve Cram
Sebastian Coe
 Great Britain 30 August 1982 London, United Kingdom
Distance medley relay 9:24.07 Mateusz Demczyszak (1200 m)
Łukasz Krawczuk (400 m)
Adam Kszczot (800 m)
Marcin Lewandowski (1600 m)
 Poland 3 May 2015 IAAF World Relays The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas [20]
4x1500 m relay 14:38.8 Thomas Wessinghage
Harald Hudak
Michael Lederer
Karl Fleschen
 West Germany 17 August 1977 Cologne, West Germany

Women[edit]

Paula Radcliffe has two world records and four European records to her name in the long distance events.
Yelena Isinbayeva has broken her own world and European pole vault record numerous times.
Barbora Špotáková broke her national record, then the European record, then finally the world record in the javelin throw.
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m 10.73 (+2.0 m/s) Christine Arron  France 19 August 1998 Budapest, Hungary
200 m 21.63 (+0.2 m/s) Dafne Schippers  Netherlands 28 August 2015 World Championships China Beijing, China [21]
400 m 47.60 Marita Koch  East Germany 6 October 1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia [9]
800 m 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 26 July 1983 Munich, West Germany
1000 m 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova  Russia 23 August 1996 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
1500 m 3:52.47 Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 13 August 1980 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland
Mile run 4:12.56 Svetlana Masterkova  Russia 14 August 1996 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland
2000 m 5:25.36 Sonia O'Sullivan  Ireland 8 July 1994 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3000 m 8:21.42 Gabriela Szabo  Romania 19 July 2002 Herculis Monaco
Two miles 9:17.40+ Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 20 June 2004 European Cup Bydgoszcz, Poland
5000 m 14:23.75 Liliya Shobukhova  Russia 19 July 2008 Kazan, Russia
10000 m 29:56.34 Elvan Abeylegesse  Turkey 15 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China [22]
10 km (road) 30:21 Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 23 February 2003 San Juan, Puerto Rico
15 km (road) 46:59+ Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 14 October 2007 World Road Running Championships Udine, Italy
46:41+ a # Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 21 September 2003 Newcastle-South Shields, United Kingdom
One hour 18084 m Silvana Cruciata  Italy 4 May 1981 Rome, Italy
20000 m (track) 1:06:55.5 Rosa Mota  Portugal 14 May 1983 Lisbon, Portugal
20 km (road) 1:02:57+ Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 14 October 2007 World Road Running Championships Udine, Italy
1:02:21+ a # est Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 21 September 2003 Newcastle-South Shields, United Kingdom
Half marathon 1:06:25 Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 14 October 2007 World Road Running Championships Udine, Italy [10]
1:05:39.6 a # Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 21 September 2003 Newcastle-South Shields, United Kingdom
25000 m (track) 1:28:22.6 Helena Javornik  Slovenia 19 July 2006 Maribor, Slovenia
25 km (road) 1:21:31+ X # Constantina Diţă-Tomescu  Romania 22 October 2006 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States
1:22:08+ Liliya Shobukhova  Russia 9 October 2011 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States [23]
1:20:36+ a # Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 13 April 2003 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
30000 m (track) 1:47:05.6 Karolina Szabo  Hungary 22 April 1988 Budapest, Hungary
30 km (road) 1:37:27+ # Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 17 April 2005 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
1:38:23+ Liliya Shobukhova  Russia 9 October 2011 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States [24]
1:36:36+ a # Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 13 April 2003 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
35 km (road) 1:54:49+ Liliya Shobukhova  Russia 9 October 2011 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States [25]
40 km (road) 2:11:28+ Liliya Shobukhova  Russia 9 October 2011 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States [26]
Marathon 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 13 April 2003 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
100 km 7:10:32 Tatyana Zhyrkova  Russia 11 September 2004 Winschoten, Netherlands
3000 m steeplechase 8:58.81 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China
100 m hurdles 12.21 (+0.7 m/s) Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria 20 August 1988 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
400 m hurdles 52.34 Yuliya Pechonkina  Russia 8 August 2003 Tula, Russia
High jump 2.09 m Stefka Kostadinova  Bulgaria 30 August 1987 World Championships Rome, Italy
Pole vault 5.06 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 28 August 2009 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland
Long jump 7.52 m (+1.4 m/s) Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 11 June 1988 Leningrad, Soviet Union
Triple jump 15.50 m (+0.9 m/s) Inessa Kravets  Ukraine 10 August 1995 World Championships Göteborg, Sweden
Shot put 22.63 m Natalya Lisovskaya  Soviet Union 7 June 1987 Moscow, Soviet Union
Discus throw 76.80 m Gabriele Reinsch  East Germany 9 July 1988 Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Hammer throw 81.08 m Anita Włodarczyk  Poland 1 August 2015 Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Throws Festival Poland Władysławowo, Poland [27]
Javelin throw 72.28 m
(Current design)
Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 13 September 2008 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany [28]
80.00 m (old design) Petra Felke  East Germany 9 September 1988 Potsdam, East Germany [11]
Heptathlon 7032 pts Carolina Klüft  Sweden 25–26 August 2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan [29]
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 (javelin), 2:12.56 (800 m)
5000 m walk (track) 20:01.80 Eleonora Giorgi  Italy 18 May 2014 Italian Clubs League Meet Misterbianco, Italy [30]
10000 m walk (track) 41:56.23 Nadezhda Ryashkina  Soviet Union 24 July 1990 Seattle, United States
10 km walk (road) 41:04 Yelena Nikolayeva  Russia 20 April 1996 Sochi, Russia
20000 m walk (track) 1:26:52.3 Olimpiada Ivanova  Russia 6 September 2001 Brisbane, Australia
20 km walk (road) 1:24:47 Elmira Alembekova  Russia 27 February 2015 Russian Race Walking Championships Sochi, Russia [31]
4x100 m relay 41.37 Silke Gladisch
Sabine Rieger
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
 East Germany 6 October 1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia
4x200 m relay 1:28.15 Marlies Göhr
Romy Schneider-Müller
Bärbel Eckert-Wöckel
Marita Koch
 East Germany 9 August 1980 Jena, East Germany
4×400 m relay 3:15.17 Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
 Soviet Union 1 October 1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea
4×800 m relay 7:50.17 Nadezhda Olizarenko
Lyubov Gurina
Lyudmila Borisova
Irina Podyalovskaya
 Soviet Union 5 August 1984 Moscow, Soviet Union
Distance medley relay 10:45.32 Katarzyna Broniatowska (1200 m)
Monika Szczęsna (400 m)
Angelika Cichocka (800 m)
Sofia Ennaoui (1600 m)
 Poland 2 May 2015 IAAF World Relays The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas [32]

Indoor[edit]

Men[edit]

Dwain Chambers came back from a drug ban to run a clean 60 metres European record.
Colin Jackson's European and world record in the 60 metre hurdles remains unbeaten.
Kenyan-born Wilson Kipketer dominated the 800 metres records indoors and outdoors.
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
50 m 5.61 Manfred Kokot  East Germany 4 February 1973 East Berlin, East Germany
5.61+ Jason Gardener  Great Britain 16 February 2000 Madrid, Spain
60 m 6.42 Dwain Chambers  Great Britain 7 March 2009 European Championships Turin, Italy [33] [12]
200 m 20.25 Linford Christie  Great Britain 19 February 1995 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
400 m 45.05 Thomas Schönlebe  East Germany 5 February 1988 Sindelfingen, West Germany
800 m 1:42.67 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 9 March 1997 World Championships Paris, France
1000 m 2:14.96 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 20 February 2000 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
1500 m 3:33.32 Andrés Manuel Díaz  Spain 24 February 1999 Piraeus, Greece
Mile 3:49.78 Eamonn Coghlan  Ireland 27 February 1983 East Rutherford, United States
3000 m 7:32.41 Sergio Sánchez  Spain 13 February 2010 Reunión Internacional Ciudad de Valencia Valencia, Spain [34]
5000 m 13:10.60 Mo Farah  Great Britain 19 February 2011 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [35][36]
50 m hurdles 6.36+ Ladji Doucouré  France 26 February 2005 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
60 m hurdles 7.30 Colin Jackson  Great Britain 6 March 1994 Sindelfingen, Germany
High jump 2.42 m Carlo Thränhardt  West Germany 26 February 1988 West Berlin, West Germany
Ivan Ukhov  Russia 25 February 2014 Prague Indoor Prague, Czech Republic [37]
Pole vault 6.16 m Renaud Lavillenie  France 15 February 2014 Pole Vault Stars Donetsk, Ukraine [38]
Long jump 8.71 m Sebastian Bayer  Germany 8 March 2009 European Championships Torino, Italy [39] [13]
Triple jump 17.92 m (2nd jump) Teddy Tamgho  France 6 March 2011 European Championships Paris, France [40][41] [14]
17.92 m (4th jump)
Shot put 22.55 m Ulf Timmermann  East Germany 11 February 1989 Senftenberg, East Germany
Heptathlon 6438 pts Roman Šebrle  Czech Republic 6–7 February 2004 Budapest, Hungary
6.97 (60 m), 7.96 m (long jump), 16.28 m (shot put), 2.11 m (high jump) /
7.95 (60 m hurdles), 4.80 m (pole vault), 2:39.67 (1000 m)
5000 m walk 18:07.08 Mikhail Shchennikov  Russia 14 February 1995 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow, Russia
4×200 m relay 1:22.11 Linford Christie
Darren Braithwaite
Ade Mafe
John Regis
 Great Britain 3 March 1991 Glasgow, United Kingdom
4×400 m relay 3:02.87 Julien Watrin
Dylan Borlée
Jonathan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
 Belgium 8 March 2015 European Championships Prague, Czech Republic [42]
4×800 m relay 7:15.77 Moskovskaya Region
Roman Trubetskoy
Dmitriy Bukreyev
Dmitriy Bogdanov
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
 Russia 10 February 2008 Moscow, Russia

Women[edit]

Susanna Kallur set the 60 metre hurdles world record in 2008.
Kajsa Bergqvist broke an indoor high jump world record that had lasted over a decade.
World indoor triple jump record holder Tatyana Lebedeva has medalled in the last 3 Olympics.
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
50 m 5.96+ Irina Privalova  Russia 9 February 1995 Madrid, Spain
60 m 6.92 Irina Privalova  Russia 11 February 1993 Madrid, Spain
9 February 1995 Madrid, Spain
200 m 22.10 Irina Privalova  Russia 19 February 1995 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
400 m 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 7 March 1982 European Championships Milan, Italy
800 m 1:55.82 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 3 March 2002 European Championships Vienna, Austria
1000 m 2:32.16 Yuliya Chizhenko-Fomenko  Russia 25 January 2006 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow, Russia
1500 m 3:57.91 Abeba Aregawi  Sweden 6 February 2014 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [43]
3:57.71 X Yelena Soboleva  Russia 9 March 2008 World Championships Valencia, Spain [44]
Mile 4:17.14 Doina Melinte  Romania 9 February 1990 East Rutherford, United States
3000 m 8:27.86 Liliya Shobukhova  Russia 17 February 2006 Moscow, Russia
5000 m 14:46.44 Alemitu Bekele  Turkey 10 February 2010 GE Galan Stockholm, Sweden [45]
50 m hurdles 6.58 Cornelia Oschkenat  East Germany 20 February 1988 Berlin, East Germany
60 m hurdles 7.68 Susanna Kallur  Sweden 10 February 2008 BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe, Germany [15]
7.68 X [Note 2] Lyudmila Narozhilenko  Russia 2 March 1993 San Sebastián, Spain
7.66 X 4 March 1993 Seville, Spain
7.63 X 4 March 1993 Seville, Spain
High jump 2.08 m Kajsa Bergqvist  Sweden 4 February 2006 Hochsprung mit Musik Arnstadt, Germany
Pole vault 5.01 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 23 February 2012 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [46][47]
Long jump 7.37 m Heike Drechsler  East Germany 13 February 1988 Vienna, Austria
Triple jump 15.36 m Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 6 March 2004 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [48]
Shot put 22.50 m Helena Fibingerová  Czechoslovakia 19 February 1977 Jablonec, Czechoslovakia
Pentathlon 5013 pts Nataliya Dobrynska  Ukraine 9 March 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [49]
8.38 (60 m hurdles), 1.84 m (high jump), 16.51 m (shot put), 6.57 m (long jump), 2:11.15 (800 m)
3000 m walk 11:40.33 Claudia Stef  Romania 30 January 1999 Bucharest, Romania
11:35.34 # [Note 3] Gillian O'Sullivan  Ireland 15 February 2003 Belfast, Northern Ireland
4x200 m relay 1:32.41 Yekaterina Kondratyeva
Irina Khabarova
Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Gushchina
 Russia 29 January 2005 Aviva International Match Glasgow, United Kingdom
4x400 m relay 3:23.37 Yuliya Gushchina
Olga Kotlyarova
Olga Zaytseva
Olesya Krasnomovets
 Russia 28 January 2006 Aviva International Match Glasgow, United Kingdom
4x800 m relay 8:06.24 Team Moscow
Aleksandra Bulanova
Yekaterina Martynova
Yelena Kofanova
Anna Balakshina
 Russia 18 February 2011 Russian Championships Moscow, Russia [50]

European best (outdoor) for non-standard events[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
150 m (bend) 14.93+ (+0.3 m/s) John Regis  Great Britain 20 August 1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany
14.8 (ht) Pietro Mennea  Italy 3 September 1979 Cassino, Italy
150 m (straight) 14.87 Marlon Devonish  Great Britain 17 September 2011 Great North City Games Gateshead, United Kingdom
300 m 31.56 Douglas Walker  Great Britain 19 July 1998 Gateshead, United Kingdom
500 m 1:00.08 Donato Sabia  Italy 26 May 1984 Busto Arsizio, Italy [51]
200 m hurdles "curve" 22.55 WB Laurent Ottoz  Italy 31 May 1995 Milan, Italy
22.5 (ht) Martin Lauer  West Germany 7 July 1959 Zürich, Switzerland
200 m Hurdles "straight" 22.10 (+2.0 m/s) WB Andy Turner  Great Britain 15 May 2011 Manchester City Games Manchester, United Kingdom [52]
300 m Hurdles 34.48 Chris Rawlinson  Great Britain 30 June 2002 Sheffield, United Kingdom
2000 m steeplechase 5:10.68 WB Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad  France 30 June 2010 Alma Athlé Tour Reims, France [53]
1500 m walk (track) 5:12.0+ WB Antanas Grigaliūnas  Lithuania 12 May 1990 Vilnius, Lithuania [54]
Mile walk (track) 5:36.9 WB Antanas Grigaliūnas  Lithuania 12 May 1990 Vilnius, Lithuania [55]
50-mile walk (road) 7:44:47.2 WB Shaul Ladany  Israel 1972 New Jersey, United States [56]
4×mile relay 15:49.08 Eamonn Coghlan
Ray Flynn
Frank O'Mara
Marcus O'Sullivan
 Ireland 17 August 1985 Dublin, Ireland [57]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 y 10.45+ (+1.5 m/s) Yevgeniya Polyakova  Russia 27 May 2010 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [58]
150 m (straight) 16.63 (+0.2 m/s) Anyika Onuora  Great Britain 25 May 2013 Manchester City Games Manchester, United Kingdom [59]
300 m 34.14+ (ht) Marita Koch  East Germany 6 October 1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia [16]
500 m 1:05.9 WB Tatana Kocembova  Czechoslovakia 2 August 1984 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
200 m hurdles (bend) 24.8 (ht) (+0.4 m/s) Yadisleidy Pedroso  Italy 6 April 2013 Caserta, Italy [60]
25.82 (+1.7 m/s) Patricia Girard  France 22 September 1999 Nantes, France [61]
25.6 (ht) (-0,7 m/s) 23 August 2001 Nantes, France [62]
200 m hurdles (straight) 25.05 (+1.0 m/s) Meghan Beesley  Great Britain 17 May 2014 Manchester City Games Manchester, United Kingdom [63] [17]
300 m hurdles 38.16 Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic 3 August 2013 Grand Prix of Cheb Cheb, Czech Republic [64]
2000 m steeplechase 6:03.38 WB Wioletta Janowska  Poland 15 July 2006 Gdańsk, Poland
Decathlon 8358 pts WB Austra Skujytė  Lithuania 14–15 April 2005 Columbia, United States
12.49 (100 m), 46.19 m (discus), 3.10 m (pole vault), 48.78 m (javelin), 57.19 (400 m) /
14.22 (100 m hurdles), 6.12 m (long jump), 16.42 m (shot put), 1.78 m (high jump), 5:15.86 (1500 m)
3000 m walk (track) 11:48.24 WB Ileana Salvador  Italy 29 August 1993 Padua, Italy [65]
50 km walk (road) 4:10:59 WB Monica Svensson  Sweden 21 October 2007 Scanzorosciate, Italy

European best (indoor) for non-standard events[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
150 m 15.53 Rytis Sakalauskas  Lithuania 11 February 2010 Botnia Games Korsholm, Finland [66][67]
300 m 32.15 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 9 February 2014 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium [68]
500 m 1:00.36 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 25 February 2014 Prague Indoor Prague, Czech Republic [69]
600 m 1:15.12 WB Nico Motchebon  Germany 28 February 1999 Sindelfingen, Germany [70]
Two miles 8:03.40 WB Mo Farah  Great Britain 21 February 2015 Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, Great Britain [71]
10000 m 28:12.4 (ht) Emiel Puttemans  Belgium 22 February 1975 Pantin, France
300 m hurdles 36.18 OT Niclas Akerström  Sweden 5 February 2011 Finland-Sweden-Norway Indoor Match Tampere, Finland [72] [18]
400 m hurdles 50.21 Richard Yates  Great Britain 19 February 2011 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [73][74] [19]
2000 m steeplechase 5:21.56 Andrei Farnosov  Russia 14 February 2010 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium [75][76]
3000 m steeplechase 8:17.46 WB Aleksandr Zagoruyko  Soviet Union 21 February 1982 Moscow, Soviet Union [77]
Weight throw 23.07 m A Nick Miller  Great Britain 14 March 2014 NCAA Division I Championships Albuquerque, United States [78]
Discus throw 69.51 m WB Gerd Kanter  Estonia 22 March 2009 World Record Indoor Challenge Växjö, Sweden [79] [20]
Javelin throw 65.10 m Pontus Bjärkvik  Sweden 13 March 2011 World Indoor Throwing Växjö, Sweden [80]
Mile walk 5:34.45 Andreas Gustafson  Sweden 15 February 2014 Millrose Games New York City, United States [81]
3000 m walk 10:31.42 WB Andreas Erm  Germany 4 February 2001 Halle, Germany [82]
Two Miles walk 11:54.50 WB Valdas Kazlauskas  Soviet Union 24 February 1990 Kaunas, Soviet Union [83]
15000 m walk 1:00:03.9 WB Valdas Kazlauskas  Soviet Union 24 January 1987 Kaunas, Soviet Union [84]
20000 m walk 1:20:40.0 OT WB Ronald Weigel  East Germany 27 January 1980 Senftenberg, East Germany

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m 11.15 WB Marita Koch  East Germany 12 January 1980 East Berlin, East Germany
300 m 35.45 WB Irina Privalova  Russia 17 January 1993 Moscow, Russia
600 m 1:23.44 WB Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 1 February 2004 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow, Russia
Two miles 9:19.39 Jéssica Augusto  Portugal 20 February 2010 AVIVA Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [85]
300 m hurdles 40.09 OT WB Stine Tomb  Norway 5 February 2011 Finland-Sweden-Norway Indoor Match Tampere, Finland [86][87] [21]
400 m hurdles 56.66 Sara Slott Petersen  Denmark 18 February 2012 Meeting National Val-de-Reuil, France [88][89]
2000 m steeplechase 6:05.29 WB Mariya Bykova  Russia 22 January 2013 Central FD Regional Championships Belgorod, Russia [90][91]
3000 m Steeplechase 9:07.00 WB Tatyana Petrova  Russia 17 February 2006 Moscow, Russia
9:54.2 WB [Note 4] Marcela Lustigova  Czech Republic 11 February 2010 Botnia Games Korsholm, Finland [92][93]
Weight throw 22.56 m Ida Storm  Sweden 13 March 2015 NCAA Division I Championships Fayetteville, United States [94]
Discus throw 62.07 m WB Shanice Craft  Germany 14 February 2015 ISTAF Indoor Berlin, Germany [95]
Javelin throw 57.75 m Anna Wessman  Sweden 10 March 2012 World Indoor Throwing Växjö, Sweden [96]
Mile walk 6:16.72 WB Sada Eidikytė  Soviet Union 24 February 1990 Kaunas, Soviet Union [97]
Two miles walk 13:11.88 WB Ileana Salvador  Italy 14 February 1990 Genoa, Italy [98]
5000 m walk 20:10.3 WB Vera Sokolova  Russia 30 December 2010 Mordovian Indoor Championships Saransk, Russia [99]
10000 m walk 43:54.63 WB Yelena Ginko  Belarus 22 February 2008 Belarusian Championships Mogilev, Belarus
4x100 m relay 44.39 Anne-Kathrin Elbe
Anne Möllinger
Cathleen Tschirch
Marion Wagner
 Germany 31 January 2010 BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe, Germany [100]

# = not officially ratified
a = aided road course according to IAAF rule 260.28 (separation between start and finish points more than 50% of race distance or the decrease in elevation greater than one in a thousand)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Not ratified because it did not fulfil the criteria of having the required three international judges present.
  2. ^ Athlete failed a doping test.
  3. ^ No international judges.
  4. ^ This is the fastest indoor steeplechase with a water-jump.

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