Men's pole vault indoor world record progression

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The Men's pole vault indoor world record progression starting in 1889, with additional demonstration and professional records. The best indoor performances on record as agreed to by the world's leading statisticians were accepted as the inaugural IAAF Indoor World Records from 1 January 1987.[1] However, the inaugural record in this event was set early in 1987 by Sergey Bubka. Records as per the IAAF are as at 31 January 2010.

Record Progression[edit]

Mark Athlete Date Venue
3.35 Hugh Baxter United States 9.02.1889 New York City
3.395 Jerome Magee United States 1.03.1902 Milwaukee
3.44 LeRoy Samse United States 11.03.1905 Milwaukee
3.49 LeRoy Samse United States 22.01.1906 Cincinnati
3.535 Walter Dray United States 26.01.1906 New York City
3.54 Sidney Grear United States 13.03.1907 Chicago
3.66 Clair Jacobs United States 12.02.1909 Chicago
3.73 Clair Jacobs United States 23.02.1909 Chicago
3.79 Walter Dray United States 06.04.1912 Chicago
3.86 John Kendall Gold United States 29.03.1913 Chicago
3.87 Florin W. Floyd United States 27.02.1916 Kansas City
3.92 Percy Graham United States 08.04.1916 Evanston, United States
3.93 Edwin Myers United States 30.03.1923 Evanston, United States
3.93 Edward Knourek United States 30.03.1923 Evanston, United States
3.98 Dean Brownell United States 15.03.1924 Evanston, United States
3.985 Charles Hoff Norway 04.02.1926 New York City
4.00 Charles Hoff Norway 06.02.1926 Boston
4.04 Charles Hoff Norway 13.02.1926 New York City
4.06 Charles Hoff Norway 17.02.1926 New York City
4.075 Charles Hoff Norway 23.02.1926 New York City
4.09 Charles Hoff Norway 27.02.1926 Baltimore
4.13 Charles Hoff Norway 06.03.1926 Chicago
4.14 Charles Hoff Norway 16.03.1926 New York City
4.15 Charles Hoff Norway 20.03.1926 New York City
4.165 Charles Hoff Norway 27.03.1926 St.Louis
4.17 Charles Hoff Norway 09.04.1926 Chicago
4.195 Sabin Carr United States 14.02.1927 New York City
4.29 Sabin Carr United States 25.02.1928 New York City
4.31 Keith Brown United States 15.03.1933 New York City
4.37 Keith Brown United States 17.02.1934 New York City
4.38 George Varoff United States 13.02.1937 Boston
4.42 Cornelius Warmerdam United States 11.02.1939 Boston
4.425 Earl Meadows United States 25.03.1939 Chicago
4.44 Earl Meadows United States 08.02.1941 Boston
4.45 Earl Meadows United States 08.03.1941 New York City
4.485 Cornelius Warmerdam United States 07.02.1942 New York City
4.58 Cornelius Warmerdam United States 07.02.1942 New York City
4.62 Cornelius Warmerdam United States 14.02.1942 Boston
4.755 Cornelius Warmerdam United States 14.02.1942 Boston
4.79 Cornelius Warmerdam United States 20.03.1943 Chicago
4.81 Don Bragg United States 13.02.1959 Philadelphia
4.83 John Uelses United States 27.01.1962 Washington, DC
4.88 John Uelses United States 02.02.1962 New York City
4.89 John Uelses United States 03.02.1962 Boston
4.91 Don Meyers United States 20.12.1962 Chicago
4.92 Pentti Nikula Finland 19.01.1963 Nastola
4.93 David Tork United States 25.01.1963 Toronto
4.96 Yang Chuan-Kwang Taiwan 26.01.1963 Portland
5.00 Pentti Nikula Finland 02.02.1963 Nastola
5.05 Pentti Nikula Finland 02.02.1963 Nastola
5.10 Pentti Nikula Finland 02.02.1963 Nastola
5.12 John Pennel United States 22.01.1966 Los Angeles
5.13 John Pennel United States 12.02.1966 Los Angeles
5.19 A Robert Seagren United States 05.03.1966 Albuquerque
5.20 Robert Seagren United States 18.03.1966 Cleveland
5.20 Robert Seagren United States 29.12.1966 Saskatoon
5.23 A Robert Seagren United States 28.01.1967 Albuquerque
5.26 Robert Seagren United States 18.02.1967 Cleveland
5.29 Robert Seagren United States 25.01.1968 New York City
5.33 A Robert Seagren United States 25.01.1969 Albuquerque
5.33 Robert Seagren United States 08.02.1969 Inglewood
5.34 Kjell Isaksson Sweden 08.03.1970 Göteborg
5.36 Jan Johnson United States 20.06.1970 Des Moines
5.38 Kjell Isaksson Sweden 12.02.1971 Inglewood
5.40 Wolfgang Nordwig East Germany 14.03.1971 Sofia
5.41 Kjell Isaksson Sweden 19.03.1971 Cleveland
5.45 Kjell Isaksson Sweden 25.02.1972 New York City
5.46 Steve Smith United States 20.01.1973 Los Angeles
5.49 Steve Smith United States 26.01.1973 New York City
5.51 Dan Ripley United States 18.01.1975 Los Angeles
5.52 Dan Ripley United States 09.01.1976 College Park
5.54 Dan Ripley United States 06.02.1976 Inglewood
5.56 Tadeusz Slusarski Poland 08.02.1976 Warsaw
5.57 Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz Poland 13.02.1976 Toronto
5.58 Dan Ripley United States 20.02.1976 New York City
5.59 Mike Tully United States 07.01.1978 Long Beach, California
5.62 Mike Tully United States 11.03.1978 Detroit
5.63 Dan Ripley United States 03.03.1979 Fort Worth
5.64 Konstantin Volkov Soviet Union 09.02.1980 Moscow
5.70 Konstantin Volkov Soviet Union 06.07.1980 Moscow
5.70 Thierry Vigneron France 18.01.1981 Lyon
5.70 Thierry Vigneron France 22.02.1981 Grenoble
5.71 Billy Olson United States 29.01.1982 Toronto
5.72 Billy Olson United States 06.02.1982 Louisville
5.73 Billy Olson United States 19.02.1982 San Diego
5.74 Billy Olson United States 27.02.1982 Kansas City
5.75 Billy Olson United States 14.01.1983 Ottawa
5.76 Billy Olson United States 21.01.1983 Inglewood
5.80 Billy Olson United States 04.02.1983 Toronto
5.81 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 15.01.1984 Vilnius
5.82 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 01.02.1984 Milano
5.83 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 10.02.1984 Inglewood
5.85 Thierry Vigneron France 04.03.1984 Göteborg
5.86 Billy Olson United States 28.12.1985 Saskatoon
5.87 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 15.01.1986 Osaka
5.88 Billy Olson United States 17.01.1986 Inglewood
5.89 A Billy Olson United States 25.01.1986 Albuquerque
5.91 Joe Dial United States 01.02.1986 Columbia
5.92 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 08.02.1986 Moscow
5.93 Billy Olson United States 08.02.1986 East Rutherford
5.94 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 21.02.1986 Inglewood
5.95 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 28.02.1986 New York City
5.96 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 15.01.1987 Osaka
5.97* Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 17.03.1987 Torino
6.00 Rodion Gataulin Soviet Union 22.01.1989 Leningrad
6.02 Rodion Gataulin Soviet Union 04.02.1989 Gomel
6.03 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 11.02.1989 Osaka
6.05 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 17.03.1990 Donetsk
6.08 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 09.02.1991 Volgograd
6.10 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 15.03.1991 San Sebastián
6.11 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 19.03.1991 Donetsk
6.12 Sergey Bubka Soviet Union 23.02.1991 Grenoble
6.13 Sergey Bubka Ukraine 22.02.1992 Berlin
6.14 Sergey Bubka Ukraine 13.02.1993 Lievin
6.15 Sergey Bubka Ukraine 21.02.1993 Donetsk
6.16 Renaud Lavillenie France 15.02.2014 Donetsk

First IAAF-ratified mark indicated by an asterix (Bubka's 5.97) "A" indicates mark set at altitude.

Demonstration[edit]

Mark Athlete Date Venue
4.01 Charles Hoff Norway 11.02.1926 Brooklyn
5.28 Bob Seagren United States 22.12.1966 Mobile
5.86 Larry Jessee United States 16.10.1985 Newcastle, Australia

Unsanctioned meeting[edit]

Mark Athlete Date Venue
5.32 Herve D'Encausse France 30.03.1967 Paris

Dubious professional records[edit]

Mark Athlete Date Venue
3.43 Robert Musgrave United Kingdom 16.03.1864 Islington
3.50 Robert Musgrave United Kingdom 26.03.1869 Islington

Professional[edit]

Mark Athlete Date Venue
3.35 John Allison United Kingdom 19.04.1867 Islington
3.35 Robert Musgrave United Kingdom 19.04.1867 Islington
5.51 A Steve Smith United States 22.02.1974 Salt Lake City
5.53 A Steve Smith United States 23.02.1974 Pocatello
5.55 Steve Smith United States 17.01.1975 Montreal
5.59 Steve Smith United States 11.04.1975 Portland
5.61 Steve Smith United States 28.05.1975 New York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doha 2010 Statistics Handbook - Part two" (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2010. pp. Pages 256, 261–2. Archived from the original (pdf) on March 26, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 

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