Men's 60 metres world record progression

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The following table shows the world record progression in the men's indoor 60 metres, as recognised by the IAAF. The IAAF have officially ratified world indoor records since 1 January 1987; previous to this, they were regarded as world indoor bests.

Pre-IAAF[edit]

Time Athlete Date Place
Pre-IAAF ratified bests (prior to 1966)
6.6  Jesse Owens (USA) 23 February 1935

New York City, United States

 Ben Johnson (USA) 23 February 1935
26 February 1938
 Herbert Thompson (USA) 25 February 1939

World record progression 1966–[edit]

Ratified
Not ratified
Ratified but later rescinded
Time Athlete Date Place
IAAF ratified bests (1966–1986)
6.6  Barrie Kelly (GBR) 27 March 1966

Westfalenhalle, West Germany

6.6 [a]  Barrie Kelly (GBR) 27 March 1966

Westfalenhalle, West Germany

6.6  Heinz Erbstößer (GDR) 27 March 1966 Westfalenhalle, West Germany
6.6  Viktor Kassatkin (URS) 27 March 1966 Westfalenhalle, West Germany
6.6  Valeriy Borzov (URS) 14 March 1970 Vienna, Austria
6.6  Valeriy Borzov (URS) 13 March 1971 Sofia, Bulgaria
6.68  Hans-Joachim Zenk (GDR) 24 February 1973 Senftenberg, East Germany
6.62  Manfred Kokot (GDR) 24 February 1973 Senftenberg, East Germany
6.52  Zenon Nowosz (POL) 25 February 1973 Zabrze, Poland
IAAF ratified records (1987– )
6.50  Ben Johnson (CAN) [b] 15 January 1986 Osaka, Japan
6.44  Ben Johnson (CAN) 15 January 1986 Osaka, Japan
6.52 [c]  Marian Woronin (POL) 21 February 1987 Liévin, France
6.51  Marian Woronin (POL) 21 February 1987 Liévin, France
6.41  Ben Johnson (CAN) 7 March 1987 Indianapolis, United States
6.50  Lee McRae (USA) 7 March 1987 Indianapolis, United States
6.48  Leroy Burrell (USA) 13 February 1991 Madrid, Spain
6.45  Andre Cason (USA) 29 January 1992 Ghent, Belgium
6.41  Andre Cason (USA) 14 February 1992 Madrid, Spain
6.41  Maurice Greene (USA) 1 February 1998 Stuttgart, Germany
6.39  Maurice Greene (USA) 3 February 1998 Madrid, Spain
6.39  Maurice Greene (USA) 3 March 2001 Atlanta, United States
6.37 [d]  Christian Coleman (USA) 20 January 2018 Clemson, United States[1]
6.34  Christian Coleman (USA) 18 February 2018 Albuquerque, United States

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly ran 6.6 in his semi-final at the European Indoor Games, and again in the final with Erbstößer and Kassatkin; the photofinish gave Kelly first, Erbstößer second and Kassatkin third, with each man being credited with equalling the world record.
  2. ^ This time, along with his 6.44 on the same day and 6.41 in 1987, was rescinded in September 1989 after Johnson admitted to steroid use between 1981 and 1988.
  3. ^ Woronin's performances were not regarded as world indoor bests / records since Ben Johnson had run 6.50 and 6.44 in January 1986. Johnson ran ten times in the 6.41-6.50 range between 1986 and 1988, but all of these were rescinded after his admission to steroid use.
  4. ^ Time rejected as a record since starting blocks were not wired, and drug testing was not done immediately after the race.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2018-01-20). Coleman breaks world indoor 60m record with 6.37 in Clemson. IAAF. Retrieved 2018-01-20.