Men's pole vault indoor world record progression
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. 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.
First IAAF-ratified mark indicated by an asterix (Bubka's 5.97) "A" indicates mark set at altitude.
|5.86||Larry Jessee||16.10.1985||Newcastle, Australia|
Dubious professional records
|5.51 A||Steve Smith||22.02.1974||Salt Lake City|
|5.53 A||Steve Smith||23.02.1974||Pocatello|
|5.61||Steve Smith||28.05.1975||New York City|