List of world records in athletics

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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.

Criteria[edit]

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] with the sole exception of the mixed-sex 4x400m relay, introduced by the IAAF in 2017.[2] However, the IAAF has yet to recognise a world record in this particular event.
  • 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 payments[edit]

Witnessing a world record brings great pleasure for athletics fans, and athletes' personal sponsors and 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.[3] Some commentators have complained that neither athlete ever posted as high a mark as they were capable of. In other discipline, except in the high jump, this issue does not arise, since it is practically impossible to deliberately break a record by a small margin.

World records[edit]

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,[4] 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.

One current IAAF-sanctioned event, the mixed-sex 4x400 m relay, does not have any recognised world record.

Key to tables[edit]

  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)

Men[edit]

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R V P
100 m
9.58
+0.9
Usain Bolt  JAM
16 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin  GER [5]
200 m
19.19
−0.3
Usain Bolt  JAM
20 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin  GER [5]
400 m
43.03
Wayde van Niekerk  RSA
14 Aug 2016
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro  BRA [6]
800 m
1:40.91
David Rudisha  KEN
9 Aug 2012
Olympic Games London  GBR [7]
1000 m
2:11.96
Noah Ngeny  KEN
5 Sep 1999
Rieti Meeting Rieti  ITA
1500 m
3:26.00
Hicham El Guerrouj  MAR
14 Jul 1998
Golden Gala Rome  ITA
Mile
3:43.13
Hicham El Guerrouj  MAR
7 Jul 1999
Golden Gala Rome  ITA
2000 m
4:44.79
Hicham El Guerrouj  MAR
7 Sep 1999
ISTAF Berlin  GER
3000 m
7:20.67
Daniel Komen  KEN
1 Sep 1996
Rieti Meeting Rieti  ITA
5000 m
12:37.35
Kenenisa Bekele  ETH
31 May 2004
Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Hengelo  NED
10,000 m (track)
26:17.53
Kenenisa Bekele  ETH
26 Aug 2005
Memorial Van Damme Brussels  BEL
10 km (road)
26:44.00
Leonard Patrick Komon  KEN
26 Sep 2010
Singelloop Utrecht  NED [8]
15 km (road)
41:13.00
Leonard Patrick Komon  KEN
21 Nov 2010
Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen  NED [9]
20,000 m (track)
56:25.98
+ Haile Gebrselassie  ETH
27 Jun 2007
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava  CZE [10]
20 km (road)
55:21.00
+ Zersenay Tadese  ERI
21 Mar 2010
Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon  POR [11]
Half marathon
58:23.00
Zersenay Tadese  ERI
21 Mar 2010
Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon  POR [11]
One hour (track)
21,285 m
Haile Gebrselassie  ETH
27 Jun 2007
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava  CZE [12]
25,000 m (track)
1:12:25.40
+ Moses Mosop  KEN
3 Jun 2011
Prefontaine Classic Eugene  USA [13]
25 km (road)
1:11:18.00
Dennis Kipruto Kimetto  KEN
6 May 2012
BIG 25 Berlin  GER [14][15]
30,000 m (track)
1:26:47.40
Moses Mosop  KEN
3 Jun 2011
Prefontaine Classic Eugene  USA [13][16]
30 km (road)
1:27:13.00
+ Stanley Biwott  KEN
24 Apr 2016
London Marathon London  GBR [17]
1:27:13.00
+ Eliud Kipchoge  KEN
24 Apr 2016
London Marathon London  GBR [17]
Marathon[a]
2:02:57.00
Dennis Kipruto Kimetto  KEN
28 Sep 2014
Berlin Marathon Berlin  GER [18]
2:00:25
[b] Eliud Kipchoge  KEN
6 May 2017
Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza  ITA [19] [1]
100 km (road)
6:13:33.00
Takahiro Sunada  JPN
21 Jun 1998
Lake Saroma Ultramarathon Yūbetsu  JPN [20]
3000 m steeplechase
7:53.63
Saif Saaeed Shaheen  QAT
3 Sep 2004
Memorial Van Damme Brussels  BEL
7:53.17
X Brahim Boulami  MAR
16 Aug 2002
Weltklasse Zürich Zürich   SUI
110 m hurdles
12.80
+0.3
Aries Merritt  USA
7 Sep 2012
Memorial Van Damme Brussels  BEL [21]
400 m hurdles
46.78
Kevin Young  USA
6 Aug 1992
Olympic Games Barcelona  ESP
High jump
2.45 m
Javier Sotomayor  CUB
27 Jul 1993
Gran Premio Diputación Salamanca  ESP
Pole vault
6.16 m
i Renaud Lavillenie  FRA
15 Feb 2014
Pole Vault Stars Donetsk  UKR [22]
Long jump
8.95 m
+0.3
Mike Powell  USA
30 Aug 1991
World Championships Tokyo  JPN
Triple jump
18.29 m
+1.3
Jonathan Edwards  GBR
7 Aug 1995
World Championships Gothenburg  SWE [23]
Shot put
23.12 m
Randy Barnes  USA
20 May 1990
Jack in the Box Invitational Westwood  USA [24]
Discus throw
74.08 m
Jürgen Schult  GDR
6 Jun 1986
Neubrandenburg  GDR
Hammer throw
86.74 m
Yuriy Sedykh  URS
30 Aug 1986
European Championships Stuttgart  GER
Javelin throw
98.48 m
[c] Jan Železný  CZE
25 May 1996
Jena  GER
Decathlon
9045 pts
[d] Ashton Eaton  USA
29 Aug 2015
World Championships Beijing  CHN [25]
10,000 m walk (track)
37:53.09
Paquillo Fernández  ESP
27 Jul 2008
Spanish Championships Santa Cruz  ESP
10 km walk (road)
37:11.00
Roman Rasskazov  RUS
28 May 2000
Saransk  RUS [26]
20,000 m walk (track)
1:17:25.60
[e] Bernardo Segura  MEX
7 May 1994
Bergen  NOR
20 km walk (road)
1:16:36.00
Yusuke Suzuki  JPN
15 Mar 2015
Asian Race Walking Championships Nomi  JPN [27]
2 hours walk (track)
29,572 m
+ Maurizio Damilano  ITA
3 Oct 1992
Cuneo  ITA
30,000 m walk (track)
2:01:44.10
Maurizio Damilano  ITA
3 Oct 1992
Cuneo  ITA
50,000 m walk (track)
3:35:27.20
Yohann Diniz  FRA
12 Mar 2011
Reims  FRA [28]
50 km walk (road)
3:32:33.00
Yohann Diniz  FRA
15 Aug 2014
European Championships Zürich   SUI [29]
4×100 m relay
36.84
Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
 JAM
11 Aug 2012
Olympic Games London  GBR [30]
4×200 m relay
1:18.63
Nickel Ashmeade
Warren Weir
Jermaine Brown
Yohan Blake
 JAM
24 May 2014
World Relays Nassau  BAH [31]
4×400 m relay
2:54.29
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
 USA
22 Aug 1993
World Championships Stuttgart  GER [f] [32]
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
[g] Kyle Merber
Brycen Spratling
Brandon Johnson
Ben Blankenship
 USA
3 May 2015
World Relays Nassau  BAH [33]
4×1500 m relay
14:22.22
Collins Cheboi
Silas Kiplagat
James Kiplagat Magut
Asbel Kiprop
 KEN
25 May 2014
World Relays Nassau  BAH [34]
Ekiden relay
1:57:06.00
[h] Josephat Ndambiri
Martin Mathathi
Daniel Muchunu Mwangi
Mekubo Mogusu
Onesmus Nyerre
John Kariuki
 KEN
23 Nov 2005
Chiba Ekiden Chiba  JPN

Women[edit]

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R V P
100 m
10.49
0.0
[i] Florence Griffith Joyner  USA
16 Jul 1988
US Olympic Trials Indianapolis  USA P
200 m
21.34
+1.3
Florence Griffith Joyner  USA
29 Sep 1988
Olympic Games Seoul  KOR P
400 m
47.60
Marita Koch  GDR
6 Oct 1985
World Cup Canberra  AUS P
800 m
1:53.28
Jarmila Kratochvílová  TCH
26 Jul 1983
Munich  FRG P
1000 m
2:28.98
Svetlana Masterkova  RUS
23 Aug 1996
Memorial Van Damme Brussels  BEL P
1500 m
3:50.07
Genzebe Dibaba  ETH
17 Jul 2015
Herculis Fontvieille  MON [37] P
Mile
4:12.56
Svetlana Masterkova  RUS
14 Aug 1996
Weltklasse Zürich Zürich   SUI P
2000 m
5:23.75
i Genzebe Dibaba  ETH
7 Feb 2017
Mítin Internacional de Catalunya Sabadell  ESP [38]
3000 m
8:06.11
Wang Junxia  CHN
13 Sep 1993
Chinese National Games Beijing  CHN P
5000 m
14:11.15
Tirunesh Dibaba  ETH
6 Jun 2008
Bislett Games Oslo  NOR P
10,000 m (track)
29:17.45
Almaz Ayana  ETH
12 Aug 2016
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro  BRA [39] P
10 km (road)
30:29.00
Wo Asmae 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 [40]
15 km (road)
45:37.00
Mx+ Joyciline Jepkosgei  KEN
1 Apr 2017
Prague Half Marathon Prague  CZE [41]
One hour (track)
18,517 m
Dire Tune  ETH
12 Jun 2008
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava  CZE P
20,000 m (track)
1:05:26.60
Tegla Loroupe  KEN
3 Sep 2000
Borgholzhausen  GER
20 km (road)
1:01:25.00
Mx+ Joyciline Jepkosgei  KEN
1 Apr 2017
Prague Half Marathon Prague  CZE [41]
Half marathon
1:04:51
Mx[j] Joyciline Jepkosgei  KEN
22 Oct 2017
Valencia Half Marathon Valencia  SPA [42] P
1:06:11
Wo[j] Netsanet Gudeta  ETH
24 Mar 2018
World Half Marathon Championships Valencia  SPA [43]
25,000 m (track)
1:27:05.84
Tegla Loroupe  KEN
21 Sep 2002
Mengerskirchen  GER
25 km (road)
1:19:53.00
Mx Mary Jepkosgei Keitany  KEN
9 May 2010
BIG 25 Berlin  GER [44]
1:19:43.00
+ Mary Jepkosgei Keitany  KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London  GBR [45]
30,000 m (track)
1:45:50.00
Tegla Loroupe  KEN
7 Jun 2003
Warstein  GER
30 km (road)
1:36:05.00
Wo+ Mary Jepkosgei Keitany  KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London  GBR [45]
Marathon[a]
2:15:25.00
Mx[j] Paula Radcliffe  GBR
13 Apr 2003
London Marathon London  GBR P
2:17:01.00
Wo[j] Mary Jepkosgei Keitany  KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London  GBR [46]
100 km (road)
6:33:11.00
Tomoe Abe  JPN
25 Jun 2000
Lake Saroma Ultramarathon Yūbetsu  JPN
3000 m steeplechase
8:52.78
Ruth Jebet  BHR
27 Aug 2016
Meeting Areva Saint-Denis  FRA [47] P
8:44.32
Beatrice Chepkoech  KEN
20 Jul 2018
Herculis Fontvieille  MON [48]
100 m hurdles
12.20
+0.3
Kendra Harrison  USA
22 Jul 2016
London Grand Prix London  GBR [49] P
400 m hurdles
52.34
Yuliya Pechonkina  RUS
8 Aug 2003
Russian Championships Tula  RUS P
High jump
2.09 m
Stefka Kostadinova  BUL
30 Aug 1987
World Championships Rome  ITA P
Pole vault
5.06 m
Yelena Isinbayeva  RUS
28 Aug 2009
Weltklasse Zürich Zürich   SUI P
Long jump
7.52 m
+1.4
Galina Chistyakova  URS
11 Jun 1988
Brothers Znamensky Memorial Leningrad  Soviet Union [50] P
Triple jump
15.50 m
+0.9
Inessa Kravets  UKR
10 Aug 1995
World Championships Gothenburg  SWE P
Shot put
22.63 m
Natalya Lisovskaya  URS
7 Jun 1987
Brothers Znamensky Memorial Moscow  Soviet Union P
Discus throw
76.80 m
Gabriele Reinsch  GDR
9 Jul 1988
Neubrandenburg  GDR P
Hammer throw
82.98 m
Anita Włodarczyk  POL
28 Aug 2016
Skolimowska Memorial Warsaw  POL [51] P
Javelin throw
72.28 m
[c] Barbora Špotáková  CZE
13 Sep 2008
World Athletics Final Stuttgart  GER [52] P
Heptathlon
7291 pts
[k][c] Jackie Joyner-Kersee  USA
24 Sep 1988
Olympic Games Seoul  KOR [53] P
Decathlon
8358 pts
[l] Austra Skujytė  LTU
5 Apr 2005
Columbia  USA P
10,000 m walk (track)
41:56.23
Nadezhda Ryashkina  URS
24 Jul 1990
Goodwill Games Seattle  USA
41:37.90
Gao Hongmiao  CHN
7 Apr 1994
Beijing  CHN
10 km walk (road)
41:04.00
Yelena Nikolayeva  RUS
20 Apr 1996
Russian Championships Sochi  RUS [54]
20,000 m walk (track)
1:26:52.30
Olimpiada Ivanova  RUS
6 Sep 2001
Brisbane  AUS [55]
20 km walk (road)
1:24:38
Liu Hong  CHN
6 Jun 2015
Gran Premio Cantones A Coruña  ESP [56] P
1:23:39
Elena Lashmanova  RUS
9 Jun 2018
Russian Race Walking Championships Cheboksary  RUS [57] P
50 km walk (road)
4:04:36
Liang Rui  CHN
5 May 2018
World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang  CHN [58] P
4×100 m relay
40.82
Tianna Madison
Allyson Felix
Bianca Knight
Carmelita Jeter
 USA
10 Aug 2012
Olympic Games London  GBR [59] 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
[m] Treniere Moser
Sanya Richards-Ross
Ajee' Wilson
Shannon Rowbury
 USA
2 May 2015
World Relays Nassau  BAH [60]
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 [61]
Ekiden relay
2:11:41.00
[n] Jiang Bo
Dong Yanmei
Zhao Fengdi
Ma Zaijie
Lan Lixin
Li Na
 CHN
28 Feb 1998
Beijing  CHN

Indoor world records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R P
50 m
5.55
X[o] Ben Johnson  CAN
31 Jan 1987
Ottawa  CAN [62]
5.56
A Donovan Bailey  CAN
9 Feb 1996
Bill Cosby Invitational Reno  USA
5.56
#[p] Maurice Greene  USA
13 Feb 1999
Los Angeles  USA [63]
60 m
6.34
A Christian Coleman  USA
18 Feb 2018
USA Championships Albuquerque  USA [64] P
200 m
19.92
Frankie Fredericks  NAM
18 Feb 1996
Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin  FRA
400 m
44.57
Kerron Clement  USA
12 Mar 2005
NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Fayetteville  USA
44.52
Michael Norman
10 Mar 2018
NCAA Division I Championships College Station  USA [65]
800 m
1:42.67
Wilson Kipketer  DEN
9 Mar 1997
World Championships Paris  FRA
1000 m
2:14.20
Ayanleh Souleiman  DJI
17 Feb 2016
Globen Galan Stockholm  SWE [66]
1500 m
3:31.18
Hicham El Guerrouj  MAR
2 Feb 1997
Sparkassen Cup Stuttgart  GER
Mile
3:48.45
Hicham El Guerrouj  MAR
12 Feb 1997
Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent  BEL
3000 m
7:24.90
Daniel Komen  KEN
6 Feb 1998
Budapest  HUN
5000 m
12:49.60
Kenenisa Bekele  ETH
20 Feb 2004
Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham  GBR
50 m hurdles
6.25
Mark McKoy  CAN
5 Mar 1986
Kobe  JPN
60 m hurdles
7.30
Colin Jackson  GBR
6 Mar 1994
Sindelfingen  GER
High jump
2.43 m
Javier Sotomayor  CUB
4 Mar 1989
World Championships Budapest  HUN P
Pole vault
6.16 m
Renaud Lavillenie  FRA
15 Feb 2014
Pole Vault Stars Donetsk  UKR [22] P
Long jump
8.79 m
Carl Lewis  USA
27 Jan 1984
Millrose Games New York City  USA
Triple jump
17.92 m
[q] Teddy Tamgho  FRA
6 Mar 2011
European Championships Paris  FRA [67][68]
Shot put
22.66 m
Randy Barnes  USA
20 Jan 1989
Sunkist Invitational Los Angeles  USA
Heptathlon
6645 pts
[r] Ashton Eaton  USA
10 Mar 2012
World Championships Istanbul  TUR [69]
5000 m walk
18:07.08
Mikhail 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
3:01.77
Karol Zalewski
Rafał Omelko
Łukasz Krawczuk
Jakub Krzewina
 POL
4 Mar 2018
World Championships Birmingham  UK [70]
3:00.77
[s], [t] Zach Shinnick
Ray Benjamin
Ricky Morgan Jr.
Michael Norman
 USA
 ATG
 USA
 USA
10 Mar 2018
NCAA Division I Championships College Station  USA [71]
3:01.39
[u] Ilolo Izu
Robert Grant
Devin Dixon
Mylik Kerley
 USA
10 Mar 2018
NCAA Division I Championships College Station  USA [72]
4×800 m relay
7:13.11
[v] Richard Jones
David Torrence
Duane Solomon
Erik Sowinski
 USA
8 Feb 2014
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston  USA [73][74]
7:11.30
[w] Joe McAsey
Kyle Merber
Chris Giesting
Jesse Garn
 USA
25 Feb 2018
BU Last Chance Meet Boston  USA [75]

Women[edit]

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R P
50 m
5.96
+ Irina Privalova  RUS
9 Feb 1995
Madrid  ESP
60 m
6.92
Irina Privalova  RUS
11 Feb 1993
Madrid  ESP
9 Feb 1995
200 m
21.87
Merlene Ottey  JAM
13 Feb 1993
Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin  FRA
400 m
49.59
Jarmila Kratochvílová  TCH
7 Mar 1982
Milan  ITA
800 m
1:55.82
Jolanda Čeplak  SVN
3 Mar 2002
European Championships Vienna  AUT
1000 m
2:30.94
Maria Mutola  MOZ
25 Feb 1999
GE Galan Stockholm  SWE
1500 m
3:55.17
Genzebe Dibaba  ETH
1 Feb 2014
Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Karlsruhe  GER [76]
Mile
4:13.31
Genzebe Dibaba  ETH
17 Feb 2016
Globen Galan Stockholm  SWE [66]
2000 m
5:23.75
Genzebe Dibaba  ETH
7 Feb 2017
Míting Internacional de Catalunya Sabadell  ESP [38]
3000 m
8:16.60
Genzebe Dibaba  ETH
6 Feb 2014
XL Galan Stockholm  SWE [77]
5000 m
14:18.86
Genzebe Dibaba  ETH
19 Feb 2015
XL Galan Stockholm  SWE [78]
50 m hurdles
6.58
Cornelia Oschkenat  GDR
20 Feb 1988
East Berlin  GDR
60 m hurdles
7.68
Susanna Kallur  SWE
10 Feb 2008
BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe  GER
7.68
X[x] Lyudmila 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
Kajsa Bergqvist  SWE
4 Feb 2006
Hochsprung mit Musik Arnstadt  GER
Pole vault
5.03 m
#[y] Jenn Suhr  USA
30 Jan 2016
Golden Eagle Multi and Invitational Brockport  USA [79][80] P
5.02 m
A Jenn Suhr  USA
2 Mar 2013
USA Championships Albuquerque  USA [81] P
Long jump
7.37 m
Heike Drechsler  GDR
13 Feb 1988
Vienna  AUT
Triple jump
15.36 m
Tatyana Lebedeva  RUS
6 Mar 2004
World Championships Budapest  HUN [82]
Shot put
22.50 m
Helena Fibingerová  TCH
19 Feb 1977
Jablonec  CSK
Pentathlon
5013 pts
[z] Nataliya Dobrynska  UKR
9 Mar 2012
World Indoor Championships Istanbul  TUR [83]
3000 m walk
11:40.33
Claudia Ștef  ROM
30 Jan 1999
Bucharest  ROM
11:35.34
#[aa] Gillian 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
[ab] Aleksandra Bulanova
Yekaterina Martynova
Yelena Kofanova
Anna Balakshina
 RUS
18 Feb 2011
Russian Championships Moscow  RUS [84]
8:05.89
Chrishuna Williams
Raevyn Rogers
Charlene Lipsey
Ajeé Wilson
 USA
3 Feb 2018
Millrose Games New York City  USA [85]

Best performances in non-IAAF World Record events[edit]

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.[86][87] Under conventional football timing on a turf field in 2017, Christian Coleman reportedly ran a 4.12.[88]

Outdoor events[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R P
50 m
5.40
+0.2
+[ac] Bruny Surin  CAN
22 Aug 1999
World Championships Seville  ESP [89]
60 m
6.25
+[ad] [89][90]
6.31
+0.9
+[ae] Usain Bolt  JAM
16 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin  GER [91]
100 y
9.00
h Ivory Crockett  USA
11 May 1974
Knoxville  USA [92]
Houston McTear  USA
9 May 1975
Winter Park  USA [92]
9.07
−0.5
+ Asafa Powell  JAM
27 May 2010
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava  CZE [93]
150 m
14.44
−0.3
+ Usain Bolt  JAM
20 Aug 2009
World Championships Berlin  GER [94]
150 m straight
14.35
+1.1
Usain Bolt  JAM
17 May 2009
Manchester City Games Manchester  GBR [95]
200 m straight
19.41
−0.4
Tyson Gay  USA
16 May 2010
Manchester City Games Manchester  GBR [96][97]
220 y (straight)
19.50
+1.9
h Tommie Smith  USA
7 May 1966
Video on YouTube San Jose  USA [98]
19.54
−0.4
Tyson Gay  USA
16 May 2010
Manchester City Games Manchester  GBR [99]
300 m
30.81
Wayde van Niekerk  RSA
28 Jun 2017
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava  CZE [100]
440 y
44.50
John Smith  USA
26 Jun 1971
USA Championships Eugene  USA [101][102][103]
500 m
57.69
[af] David Rudisha  KEN
10 Sep 2016
Great North CityGames Newcastle  GBR [104]
600 m
1:12.81
Johnny Gray  USA
24 May 1986
Santa Monica  USA
Two miles
7:58.61
Daniel Komen  KEN
17 Jul 1997
Hechtel-Eksel  BEL P
5 km (road)
12:59.50
Sammy Kipketer  KEN
26 Mar 2000
15th Carlsbad 5000 Carlsbad  USA
8 km (road)
21:51.00
+ Deriba Merga  ETH
18 Feb 2011
RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah  UAE [105]
10 miles (road)
44:24.00
[ag] Haile Gebrselassie  ETH
4 Sep 2005
Tilburg Ten Miles Tilburg  NED
35 km (road)
1:41:47.00
+ Dennis Kipruto Kimetto  KEN
28 Sep 2014
Berlin Marathon Berlin  GER [18]
40 km (road)
1:56:29.00
+ Dennis Kipruto Kimetto  KEN
28 Sep 2014
Berlin Marathon Berlin  GER [18]
90 km (road)
5:20:49.00
Leonid Shvetsov  RUS
2007
Comrades Marathon Durban  RSA
100,000 m (track)
6:10:20.00
Don Ritchie  GBR
28 Oct 1978
London  GBR
2000 m steeplechase
5:10.68
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad  FRA
30 Jun 2010
Alma Athlé Tour Reims  FRA [106]
2500 m steeplechase
7:34.4
h George Orton  CAN
15 Jul 1900
Olympic Games Paris  FRA
2590 m steeplechase
7:39.6
h James Lightbody  USA
29 Aug 1904
Olympic Games St. Louis  USA
3460 m steeplechase
10:33.4
h[ah] Volmari Iso-Hollo  FIN
1 Aug 1932
Olympic Games Los Angeles  USA
4000 m steeplechase
12:58.4
h John Rimmer  GBR
16 Jul 1900
Olympic Games Paris  FRA
200 m hurdles
22.55
Laurent Ottoz  ITA
31 May 1995
Milan  ITA [107]
200 m hurdles straight
21.90
+1.4
h[ai] Don Styron  USA
2 Apr 1960
Baton Rouge  USA [108]
22.10
+2.0
Andy Turner  GBR
15 May 2011
Manchester City Games Manchester  GBR [109]
22.10
+1.8
Louis Jacobus van Zyl  RSA
9 May 2015
Manchester City Games Manchester  GBR [110]
220 y hurdles straight
21.90
+1.4
h Don Styron  USA
2 Apr 1960
Baton Rouge  USA [108][111]
300 m hurdles
34.48
Chris Rawlinson  GBR
30 Jun 2002
Sheffield  GBR
440 y hurdles
48.70
Jim Bolding  USA
25 Jul 1974
Turin  ITA [112]
Standing long jump
12 ft 3 in
Byron Jones  USA
23 Feb 2015
NFL scouting combine Indianapolis  USA [113]
Standing triple jump
10.95 m
Tydree Lewis  USA
31 Oct 2011
Weight throw
25.41 m
Lance Deal  USA
20 Feb 1993
Azusa  USA
Icosathlon
14571 pts
Joseph Detmer  USA
25 Sep 2010
World Championships Lynchburg  USA [114]
1500 m walk (track)
5:12.00
+ Antanas Grigaliūnas  LTU
12 May 1990
Vilnius  LTU [115]
Mile walk (track)
5:31.08
Tom Bosworth  GBR
9 Jul 2017
London Grand Prix London  GBR [116]
3000 m walk (track)
10:47.11
Giovanni De Benedictis  ITA
19 May 1990
San Giovanni Valdarno  ITA
5000 m walk (track)
18:05.49
Hatem Ghoula  TUN
1 May 1997
Tunis  TUN
50 mile walk (road)
7:44:47.20
Shaul Ladany  ISR
1972
New Jersey  USA [117]
4×110 y relay
38.60
A[aj] Earl McCullouch
Fred Kuller
O.J. Simpson
Lennox Miller (JAM)
17 Jun 1967
NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Provo  USA [118]
Swedish relay
1:46.59
[ak] Christopher Williams
Usain Bolt
Davian Clarke
Jermaine Gonzales
 JAM
25 Jul 2006
DN Galan Stockholm  SWE [119]
4×110m shuttle hurdles relay
52.94
[al] Jason Richardson
Aleec Harris
Aries Merritt
David Oliver
 USA
25 Apr 2015
Drake Relays Des Moines  USA [120]
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 [121]

Women[edit]

Event Perf. W N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R
50 m
5.93
−0.1
+ Marion Jones  USA
22 Aug 1999
World Championships Seville  ESP
60 m
6.85
−0.1
+ Marion Jones  USA
22 Aug 1999
World Championships Seville  ESP
100 y
9.91
+1.1
+ Veronica Campbell-Brown  JAM
31 May 2011
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava  CZE [122]
150 m
16.10
+1.3
+ Florence Griffith Joyner  USA
29 Sep 1988
Olympic Games Seoul  KOR
16.46
−1.5
Merlene Ottey  JAM
27 Sep 1989
Trapani  ITA [123][124]
150 m straight
16.23
-0.7
Shaunae Miller-Uibo  BAH
20 May 2018
Adidas Boost Boston Games Boston  USA [125]
200 m straight
21.76
+0.5
Shaunae Miller-Uibo  BAH
4 Jun 2017
Boost Boston Games Somerville  USA [126]
300 m
34.14
+ Marita Koch  GDR
6 Oct 1985
World Cup Canberra  AUS
35.30
A Ana Guevara  MEX
3 May 2003
GP Banamex Meeting Mexico City  MEX [127]
500 m
1:05.90
Tatana Kocembova  TCH
2 Aug 1984
Ostrava  CSK
600 m
1:21.77
Caster Semenya  RSA
27 August 2017
ISTAF Berlin Berlin  GER [128]
Two miles
8:58.58
Meseret Defar  ETH
14 Sep 2007
Memorial Van Damme Brussels  BEL
5 km (road)
14:32.00
+ Joyciline Jepkosgei  KEN
9 Sep 2017
Birell Prague Grand Prix Prague  CZE [129]
4 miles (road)
19:14.00
Viola Kibiwot  KEN
13 Oct 2013
4 Mile of Groningen Groningen  NED [130]
8 km (road)
24:30.00
+ Mary Keitany  KEN
18 Feb 2011
RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah  UAE [105]
10 miles (road)
50:05.00
+ Mary Keitany  KEN
18 Feb 2011
RAK Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah  UAE [105]
35 km (road)
1:52:39.00
+ Mary Jepkosgei Keitany  KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London  GBR [45]
40 km (road)
2:09:38.00
+ Mary Jepkosgei Keitany  KEN
23 Apr 2017
London Marathon London  GBR [45]
24-hour run (road)
258,339 m
Patrycja Bereznowska  POL
2 Jul 2017
IAU 24 Hour World Championship Belfast  GBR [131]
2000 m steeplechase
6:02.16
Virginia Nyambura Nganga  KEN
6 Sep 2015
ISTAF Berlin  GER [132]
200 m hurdles
24.80
+0.4
h Yadisleidy Pedroso  ITA
6 Apr 2013
Caserta  ITA [133]
25.60
−0.7
h Patricia Girard  FRA
23 Aug 2001
Nantes  FRA [134]
25.79
−0.6
Lauren Wells  AUS
21 Jan 2017
AACT Combined Events Championships Canberra  AUS [135]
200 m hurdles straight
25.05
+1.0
Meghan Beesley  GBR
17 May 2014
Manchester City Games Manchester  GBR [136]
300 m hurdles
38.16
Zuzana Hejnová  CZE
3 Aug 2013
Grand Prix of Cheb Cheb  CZE [137]
Weight throw
24.57 m
Brittany Riley  USA
27 Jan 2007
Tetradecathlon
10798 pts
Milla Kelo  FIN
8 Sep 2002
Turku  FIN [138]
3000 m walk (track)
11:48.24
Ileana Salvador  ITA
29 Aug 1993
Padua  ITA [139]
5000 m walk (track)
20:01.80
Eleonora Giorgi  ITA
18 May 2014
Italian Clubs League Meet Misterbianco  ITA [140]
4×100 m hurdles relay
50.78
[am] Nia Ali
Kristi Castlin
Yvette Lewis
Queen Harrison
 USA
6 Apr 2013
Florida Relays Gainesville  USA [141]
Sprint medley relay (1-1-2-4)
1:35.20
[an] Destinee Brown
Aaliyah Brown
Kimberlyn Duncan
Raevyn Rogers
 USA 28 April 2018 Penn Relays Philadelphia  USA [142]
Sprint medley relay (2-2-4-8)
3:34.56
[ao] Sherri-Ann Brooks
Rosemarie Whyte
Moya Thompson
Kenia Sinclair
 JAM
1 Apr 2009
Penn Relays Philadelphia  USA

Indoor events[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R
30 m
3.81
Churandy Martina  NED
14 Nov 2008
Domino Day Amsterdam  NED [143]
40 y
4.12
Christian Coleman  USA
2 May 2017
Knoxville  USA
50 y
5.22
Stanley Floyd  USA
22 Jan 1982
Los Angeles  USA
5.15
X[o] Ben Johnson  CAN
29 Jan 1988
Toronto  CAN
5.00
h Kirk Clayton  USA
10 Jan 1970
Calgary  CAN
Manfred Ommer  FRG
14 Mar 1975
Leverkusen  FRG
Mel Pender  USA
4 Mar 1972
Orlando  USA
18 Mar 1972
Hamilton  CAN
Herb Washington  USA
2 Feb 1972
Toronto  CAN [144]
4 Feb 1973
Toronto  CAN
60 y
5.80
h
12 Feb 1972
East Lansing  USA [144]
55 m
5.99
A Obadele Thompson  BAR
22 Feb 1997
Colorado Springs  USA [63]
70 y
6.90
h Bob Hayes  USA
16 Feb 1963
Mason-Dixon Games Louisville  USA [145]
100 m
9.98
Usain Bolt  JAM
23 Aug 2014
Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Warsaw  POL [146][147][148]
150 m
14.99
Donovan Bailey  CAN
1 Jun 1997
Bailey–Johnson 150-metre race Toronto  CAN [149]
300 m
31.87
Noah Lyles  USA
4 Mar 2017
USA Championships Albuquerque  USA [150]
500 m
59.82
Roddie Haley  USA
15 Mar 1986
NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Championships Oklahoma City  USA [151]
600 m
1:14.79
A Michael Saruni  KEN
19 Jan 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational Albuquerque  USA [152]
2000 m
4:49.99
Kenenisa Bekele  ETH
17 Feb 2007
Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham  GBR
Two miles
8:03.40
Mo Farah  GBR
21 Feb 2015
Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham  GBR [153]
10,000 m
27:50.29
Mark Bett  KEN
10 Feb 2002
Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent  BEL [154]
Marathon
2:19:01
Malcolm Richards  USA
17 Mar 2018
The Armory Indoor Marathon New York City  USA [155]
2000 m steeplechase
5:13.77
Paul Kipsiele Koech  KEN
13 Feb 2011
Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent  BEL [156][157]
3000 m steeplechase
8:17.46
Aleksandr Zagoruyko  URS
21 Feb 1982
Moscow  Soviet Union [154]
55 m hurdles
6.89
Renaldo Nehemiah  USA
20 Jan 1979
New York City  USA
110 m hurdles
13.34
Allen Johnson  USA
14 Feb 1995
Moscow  RUS [154]
300 m hurdles
34.92
OT Llewellyn Herbert  RSA
9 Feb 1999
Pirkkahall Tampere  FIN [158][159]
Karsten Warholm  NOR
11 Feb 2017
Norden Kampen Tampere  FIN [160]
400 m hurdles
48.78
Felix Sanchez  DOM
18 Feb 2012
Meeting National Val-de-Reuil Val-de-Reuil  FRA [161][162]
Discus throw
69.51 m
Gerd Kanter  EST
22 Mar 2009
World Record Indoor Challenge Växjö  SWE [163]
Weight throw
25.86 m
Lance Deal  USA
4 Mar 1995
Atlanta  USA [154]
Javelin throw
65.10 m
[ap] Pontus Bjärkvik  SWE
13 Mar 2011
World Indoor Throwing Växjö  SWE [164]
85.78 m
[aq] Matti Närhi  FIN
3 Mar 1996
Kajaani  FIN [165]
3000 m walk
10:30.28
Tom Bosworth  GBR
25 Feb 2018
Glasgow Grand Prix Glasgow  GBR [166]
Two miles walk
11:54.50
Valdas Kazlauskas  URS
24 Feb 1990
Kaunas  Soviet Union [154]
10,000 m walk
38:23.73
Wang Zhen  CHN
8 Feb 2015
Genoa  ITA
15,000 m walk
1:00:03.90
Valdas Kazlauskas  URS
24 Jan 1987
Kaunas  Soviet Union [154]
20,000 m walk
1:20:40.00
OT Ronald Weigel  GDR
27 Jan 1980
Senftenberg  GDR
Distance medley relay
9:19.93
[ar] Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.
Michael Berry
Erik Sowinski
Patrick Casey
 USA
31 Jan 2015
Armory Track Invitational New York City  USA [167]
4×1 mile relay
16:12.81
[as] Donn Cabral
Ford Palmer
Graham Crawford
Kyle Merber
 USA
18 Feb 2017
Artie O’Connor College Invitational New York City  USA [168]

Women[edit]

Event Perf. N Athlete(s) Nat. Date Meeting Location Ctry. R
60 y
6.54
Evelyn Ashford  USA
7 Feb 1982
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships New York City  USA
55 m
6.65
Savatheda Fynes  BAH
8 Mar 1997
Indianapolis  USA
100 m
11.15
Marita 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 [169]
500 m
1:06.31
Olesya Krasnomovets  RUS
7 Jan 2006
Yekaterinburg  RUS
600 m
1:23.44
Olga Kotlyarova  RUS
1 Feb 2004
Russian Winter Meeting Moscow  RUS
Two miles
9:00.48
Genzebe Dibaba  ETH
15 Feb 2014
Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham  GBR [170]
10,000 m
32:44.97
Olga Michurina  RUS
23 Dec 1995
Saint Petersburg  RUS
Marathon
2:40:55
Lindsey Scherf  USA
17 Mar 2018
The Armory Indoor Marathon New York City  USA [171]
2000 m steeplechase
6:05.29
Mariya Bykova  RUS
22 Jan 2013
Central FD Regional Championships Belgorod  RUS [172][173]
3000 m steeplechase
9:07.00
Tatyana Petrova  RUS
17 Feb 2006
Moscow  RUS
9:54.20
[at] Marcela Lustigova  CZE
11 Feb 2010
Botnia Games Korsholm  FIN [174][175]
55 m hurdles
7.30

A, [au] Tiffany Lott-Hogan  USA
20 Feb 1997
Colorado Springs  USA
100 m hurdles
12.64
Ludmila Engquist  SWE
10 Feb 1997
Tampere  FIN
300 m hurdles
40.09
OT Stine Tomb  NOR
5 Feb 2011
Finland-Sweden-Norway Indoor Match Tampere  FIN [176][177]
400 m hurdles
56.41
Sheena Tosta  USA
12 Feb 2011
Meeting National Val-de-Reuil  FRA [178] [179][180]
Discus throw
62.07 m
Shanice Craft  GER
14 Feb 2015
ISTAF Indoor Berlin  GER [181]
Weight throw
25.60 m
A Gwen Berry  USA
4 Mar 2017
USA Championships Albuquerque  USA [150]
Javelin throw
57.75 m
[ap] Anna Wessman  SWE
10 Mar 2012
World Indoor Throwing Växjö  SWE [182]
61.29 m
[aq] Taina Uppa  FIN
28 Feb 1999
Mustasaari  FIN [183]
Mile walk
6:16.72
Sada Eidikytė  URS
24 Feb 1990
Kaunas  Soviet Union [184]
Two miles walk
13:11.88
Ileana Salvador  ITA
14 Feb 1990
Genoa  ITA [184]
5000 m walk
20:10.30
Vera Sokolova  RUS
30 Dec 2010
Mordovian Indoor Championships Saransk  RUS [185]
10,000 m walk
43:54.63
Yelena 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 [186]
Distance medley relay
10:40.31
[av] Emma Coburn
Sydney McLaughlin
Brenda Martinez
Jenny Simpson
 USA
28 Jan 2017
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston  USA [187]

Notes[edit]

Javelin specifications[edit]

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.[188]

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
Uwe Hohn  GDR
20 Jul 1984
East Berlin  GDR
Women's
80.00 m
Petra 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
Carolina Klüft  SWE
26 Aug 2007
World Championships Osaka  JPN [189]
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[aw] (javelin), 2:12.56 (800 m)

Other Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ This race, known as Breaking2, did not meet a number of the IAAF guidelines to become a world record. A few guidelines that were broken were pacers entering and exiting the race, there were only three racers, and it was a 2.4km loop.
  3. ^ a b c See javelin specifications below.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Actually 1:17:25.5 but ratified as 1:17:25.6.
  6. ^ A time of 2:54.20 set by the United States at Uniondale on 22 July 1998 was rescinded by the IAAF on 12 August 2008 after relay team member Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003.
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ 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.[35] 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.[35] 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.[35][36]
  10. ^ a b c d Both marks recognized as official world record until mixed mark is surpassed.
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ 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
  13. ^ 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
  14. ^ 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
  15. ^ a b This time was rescinded after Johnson admitted using steroids between 1981 and 1988.
  16. ^ Insufficient or no doping control.
  17. ^ 2nd and 4th jumps in series.
  18. ^ 60m: 6.79, LJ: 8.16m, SP: 14.56m, HJ: 2.03m, 60mH: 7.68, PV: 5.20m, 1000m: 2:32.77
  19. ^ University of Southern California team:
    Leg 1 Zach Shinnick (46.24)
    Leg 2 Ray Benjamin (44.35)
    Leg 3 Ricky Morgan Jr. (45.67)
    Leg 4 Michael Norman (44.52)
  20. ^ Time rejected as a record as Benjamin has represented Antigua & Barbuda internationally while at least one of the others has represented the United States internationally
  21. ^ University of Southern California team:
    Leg 1 Ilolo Izu (46.57)
    Leg 2 Robert Grant (44.83)
    Leg 3 Devin Dixon (45.48)
    Leg 4 Mylik Kerley (44.51)
  22. ^ 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
  23. ^ Hoka One One New Jersey*New York Track Club team:
    Leg 1 Joe McAsey (1:48.78)
    Leg 2 Kyle Merber (1:47.84)
    Leg 3 Chris Giesting (1:47.35)
    Leg 4 Jesse Garn (1:47.14)
  24. ^ Athlete failed a doping test.
  25. ^ Insufficient or no doping control.
  26. ^ 60mH: 8.38, HJ: 1.84m, SP: 16.51m, LJ: 6.57m, 800m: 2:11.15
  27. ^ No international judges.
  28. ^ Team Moscow
  29. ^ Calculated.
  30. ^ Calculated./ 6.38 by other sources
  31. ^ Calculated.
  32. ^ Road race.
  33. ^ 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
  34. ^ The race was intended to be a 3000 metres steeplechase, but due to an error in lap counting the runners ran an extra lap in the final.
  35. ^ actual race distance was 220 yards
  36. ^ Team University of Southern California
  37. ^ Team Puma Reggae
    Leg 1 (100m) Christopher Williams
    Leg 2 (200m) Usain Bolt
    Leg 3 (300m) Davian Clarke
    Leg 4: (400m) Jermaine Gonzales
  38. ^ Team USA Blue
  39. ^ 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
  40. ^ Leg 1 (100m) Destinee Brown
    Leg 2 (100m) Aaliyah Brown
    Leg 3 (200m) Kimberlyn Duncan
    Leg 4 (400m) Raevyn Rogers 50.48
  41. ^ 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
  42. ^ a b Current design.
  43. ^ a b Old design.
  44. ^ 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
  45. ^ Team Hoka New Jersey-New York Track Club
  46. ^ This is the fastest indoor steeplechase with a water-jump.
  47. ^ Mark was set during pentathlon competition.
  48. ^ 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
  49. ^ 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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