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World Records – Mens

World Records are those officially ratified by the IAAF. We have also listed the statistically best-acceptable marks in other non-ratified events that are “frequently” contested (+).

If the ratified WR is altitude-aided—i.e., made at an altitude over 1000 meters in an event where the thinner air has a positive effect—we sub-list the unofficial best.

(A) = altitude over 1000 meters

i = indoors

m = meters

M = miles

p = mark pending ratification

(r) = road

y = yards

Track Events
1009.58Usain Bolt (Jamaica)Berlin, Germany8/16/09
150+14.35Usain Bolt (Jamaica)Manchester, England5/17/09
20019.19Usain Bolt (Jamaica)Berlin, Germany8/20/09
300+30.85(A)Michael Johnson (US)Pretoria, South Africa3/24/00
[low-alt WR+ 30.81p Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa)
Ostrava, Czech Republic 6/28/17]
40043.03Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil8/14/16
600+1:12.81Johnny Gray (US)Santa Monica, California5/24/86
8001:40.91David Rudisha (Kenya)London, England8/09/12
10002:11.96Noah Ngeny (Kenya)Rieti, Italy9/05/99
15003:26.00Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)Rome, Italy7/14/98
Mile3:43.13Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)Rome, Italy7/07/99
20004:44.79Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)Berlin, Germany9/07/99
Steeple7:53.63Saïf Shaheen (Qatar)Brussels, Belgium9/03/04
2000St+5:10.86Mahiedine Mekhissi (France)Reims, France6/30/10
30007:20.67Daniel Komen (Kenya)Rieti, Italy9/01/96
2 Miles+7:58.61Daniel Komen (Kenya)Hechtel, Belgium7/19/97
500012:37.35Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia)Hengelo, Holland5/31/04
10,00026:17.53Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia)Brussels, Belgium8/26/05
20,00056:26.0Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)Ostrava, Czech Republic6/27/07
Hour21,285m (13M,383y)Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)Ostrava, Czech Republic6/27/07
25,0001:12:25.4Moses Mosop (Kenya)Eugene, Oregon6/03/11
30,0001:26:47.4Moses Mosop (Kenya)Eugene, Oregon6/03/11
110 Hurdles12.80Aries Merritt (US)Brussels, Belgium9/07/12
400 Hurdles46.78Kevin Young (US)Barcelona, Spain8/06/92
Relay Events
4 x 10036.84JamaicaLondon, England8/11/12
(Nesta Carter 10.1, Michael Frater 8.9, Yohan Blake 9.0, Usain Bolt 8.8)
4 x 2001:18.63JamaicaNassau, Bahamas5/24/14
(Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Jermaine Brown 19.6, Yohan Blake 19.4)
4 x 4002:54.29United StatesStuttgart, Germany8/22/93
(Andrew Valmon 44.5, Quincy Watts 43.6,
Butch Reynolds 43.23, Michael Johnson 42.94)
4 x 8007:02.43KenyaBrussels, Belgium8/25/06
(Joseph Mutua 1:46.73, William Yiampoy 1:44.38,
Ismael Kombich 1:45.92, Wilfred Bungei 1:45.40)
4 x 150014:22.22KenyaNassau, Bahamas5/25/14
(Collins Cheboi 3:38.6 Silas Kiplagat 3:32.5, James Magut 3:38.8, Asbel Kiprop 3:32.3)
4 x Mile+15:49.08IrelandDublin, Ireland8/17/85
(Eamonn Coghlan 4:00.2, Marcus O’Sullivan 3:55.3,
Frank O’Mara 3:56.6, Ray Flynn 3:56.98)
Sprint Medley+3:10.76Santa Monica TC (US)Tempe, Arizona4/06/85
(Carl Lewis 20.3, Ferran Tyler 20.1, Benny Hollis 47.1, Johnny Gray 1:43.3)
Distance Medley9:15.50United StatesNassau, Bahamas5/03/15
(Kyle Merber 2:53.56, Brycen Spratling 45.95,
Brandon Johnson 1:44.75, Ben Blankenship 3:51.24)
4 x 110H+52.94Team USA Blue DrakeDes Moines, Iowa4/25/15
(Jason Richardson, Aleec Harris, Aries Merritt, David Oliver)
Field Events
High Jump2.45 | 8-½Javier Sotomayor (Cuba)Salamanca, Spain7/27/93
Pole Vault6.16 | 20-2½iRenaud Lavillenie (France)Donets’k, Ukraine2/15/14
Long Jump8.95 | 29-4½Mike Powell (US)Tokyo, Japan8/30/91
Triple Jump18.29 | 60-¼Jonathan Edwards (Great Britain)Göteborg, Sweden8/07/95
Shot23.12 | 75-10¼Randy Barnes (US)Westwood, California5/20/90
[note: Barnes tested positive for steroids later in the year; in keeping with its standard policy, T&FN does not carry any of his ’90 marks on its all-time lists]
[best non-Barnes mark: 23.06 | 75-8 Ulf Timmermann (East Germany) Chanía, Crete 5/22/88]
Discus74.08 | 243-0Jürgen Schult (East Germany)Neubrandenburg, Germany6/06/86
Hammer86.74 | 284-7Yuriy Syedikh (Soviet Union)Stuttgart, Germany8/30/86
Javelin98.48 | 323-1Jan Železný (Czech Republic)Jena, Germany5/25/96
Multi Event
Decathlon9045Ashton Eaton (US)Beijing, China8/28-29/15
(10.23, 25-10¼/7.88, 47-7¾/14.52, 6-7/2.01, 45.00 [4703],
13.69, 142-2/43.34, 17-¾/5.20, 208-9/63.63, 4:17.52 [4342])
Road Events
10K26:44Leonard Komon (Kenya)Utrecht, Holland9/26/10
15K41:13Leonard Komon (Kenya)Ra’s al Khaymah,
United Arab Emirates
11/21/10
20K55:21Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea)Lisbon, Portugal3/21/10
½-Mar58:23Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea)Lisbon, Portugal03/21/10
25K1:11:18Dennis Kimetto (Kenya)Berlin, Germany5/06/12
30K1:27:13Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya)London, England4/24/16
1:27:13Stanley Biwott (Kenya)London, England4/24/16
Marathon2:02.57Dennis Kimetto (Kenya)Berlin, Germany9/28/14
100K6:13:33Takahiro Sunada (Japan)Lake Saroma, Japan6/21/98
Ekiden Relay1:57:06KenyaChiba, Japan11/17/05
(Josphat Muchiri 13:24, Martin Mathathi 27:12, Daniel Mwangi 13:59,
Mekubo Mogusu 27:56, Onesmus Nyerre 14:36, John Kariuki 19:59)
Walk Events
20,0001:17:25.6Bernardo Segura (Mexico)Bergen, Norway5/07/94
20K(r)1:16:36Yusuke Suzuki (Japan)Nomi, Japan3/15/15
30,0002:01:44.1Maurizio Damilano (Italy)Cuneo, Italy10/03/92
50,0003:35:27.2Yohann Diniz (France)Reims, France3/12/11
50K(r)3:32:33Yohann Diniz (France)Zürich, Switzerland8/15/14


World Records—Women

World Records are those officially ratified by the IAAF. We have also listed the statistically best-acceptable marks in other non-ratified events that are “frequently” contested (+).

If the ratified WR is altitude-aided—i.e., made at an altitude over 1000 meters in an event where the thinner air has a positive effect—we sub-list the unofficial best.

(A) = altitude over 1000 meters

m = meters

M = miles

p = mark pending ratification

(r) = road

y = yards

Track Events
10010.49Florence Griffith Joyner (US)Indianapolis, Indiana7/16/88
[T&FN believes the 10.49 is illegally wind-aided and should never have been accepted as the WR]
[We believe the “real” fastest is 10.61 Florence Griffith Joyner (US) Indianapolis, Indiana, 7/17/88]
20021.34Florence Griffith Joyner (US)Seoul, South Korea9/29/88
40047.60Marita Koch (East Germany)Canberra, Australia10/06/85
600+1:22.63Ana Guevara (Mexico)Guadalajara, Spain7/25/97
1:21.77pCaster Semenya (South Africa)Berlin, Germany8/27/17
8001:53.28Jarmila Kratochvílová (Czechoslovakia)Munich, Germany7/26/83
10002:28.98Svetlana Masterkova (Russia)Brussels, Belgium8/23/96
15003:50.07Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia)Fontvieille, Monaco7/17/15
Mile4:12.56Svetlana Masterkova (Russia)Zürich, Switzerland8/14/96
20005:25.36Sonia O’Sullivan (Ireland)Edinburgh, Scotland7/08/94
5:23.75ipGenzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia)Sabadell, Spain2/07/17
Steeple8:52.78Ruth Jebet (Bahrain)St.-Denis, France8/27/16
30008:06.11Junxia Wang (China)Beijing, China9/13/93
[T&FN thinks the marks made in this meet are flawed and believes the “real” fastest should be listed as 8:16.60i Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) Stockholm, Sweden 2/06/14]
2 Miles+8:58.58Meseret Defar (Ethiopia)Brussels, Belgium9/14/07
500014:11.15Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia)Oslo, Norway6/06/08
10,00029:17.45Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil8/12/16
20,0001:05:26.6Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)Borgholzhausen, Germany9/03/00
Hour18,517m (11M,878y)Dire Tune (Ethiopia)Ostrava, Czech Republic6/12/08
25,0001:27:05.9Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)Mengerskirchen, Germany9/02/02
30,0001:45:50.0Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)Warstein, Germany6/06/03
100 Hurdles12.20Keni Harrison (US)London, England7/22/16
400 Hurdles52.34Yuliya Pechonkina (Russia)Tula, Russia8/08/03
Relay Events
4 x 10040.82United StatesLondon, England8/11/12
(Tianna Bartoletta 11.0, Allyson Felix 9.9,
Bianca Knight 10.9, Carmelita Jeter 9.9)
4 x 2001:27.46United StatesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania4/29/00
(LaTasha Jenkins, LaTasha Colander-Richardson,
Nanceen Perry, Marion Jones)
4 x 4003:15.17Soviet UnionSeoul, South Korea10/01/88
(Tatyana Ledovskaya 50.12, Olga Nazarova 47.82,
Maria Pinigina 49.43, Olga Bryzgina 47.80)
4 x 8007:50.17Soviet UnionMoscow, Russia8/05/84
(Nadezhda Olizarenko, Lyubov Gurina,
Lyudmila Borisova, Irina Podyalovskaya)
4 x 150016:33.58KenyaNassau, Bahamas5/24/14
(Mercy Cherono 4:07.5, Faith Kipyegon 4:08.5,
Irene Jelagat 4:10.5, Hellen Obiri 4:07.1)
800Med1:35.59pTeam USA Red PennPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania4/29/17
(Morolake Akinosun, English Gardner,
Dezerea Bryant, Miki Barber 50.90)
Sprint Medley+3:34.56JamaicaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania4/25/09
(Sherri-Ann Brooks, Rosemarie Whyte,
Moya Thompson 51.7, Kenia Sinclair 1:57.43)
Distance Medley10:36.50United StatesNassau, Bahamas5/02/15
(Treniere Moser 3:18.38, Sanya Richards-Ross 50.12,
Ajee’ Wilson 2:00.08, Shannon Rowbury 4:27.92)
 4 x 100H+50.50Team USA Blue DrakeDes Moines, Iowa4/24/15
(Brianna Rollins, Dawn Harper Nelson, Queen Harrison, Kristi Castlin)
Field Events
High Jump2.09 | 6-10¼Stefka Kostadinova (Bulgaria)Rome, Italy8/30/87
Pole Vault5.06 | 16-7¼Yelena Isinbaeva (Russia)Zürich, Switzerland8/28/09
Long Jump7.52 | 24-8¼Galina Chistyakova (Soviet Union)St. Petersburg, Russia6/11/88
Triple Jump15.50 | 50-10¼Inessa Kravets (Ukraine)Göteborg, Sweden8/10/95
Shot22.63 | 74-3Natalya Lisovskaya (Soviet Union)Moscow, Russia6/07/87
Discus76.80 | 252-0Gabriele Reinsch (East Germany)Neubrandenburg, Germany7/09/88
Hammer82.98 | 272-3Anita Włodarczyk (Poland)Warsaw, Poland8/28/16
Javelin72.28 | 237-2Barbora Špotáková
(Czech Republic)
Stuttgart, Germany9/13/08
Multi Event
Heptathlon7291Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US)Seoul, South Korea9/23–24/88
(12.69, 1.86/6-1¼, 15.80/51-10, 22.56 [4264],
7.27/23-10¼, 45.66/149-10, 2:08.51 [3027])
Decathlon8358Austra Skujytė (Lithuania)Columbia, Missouri4/14-15/05
(12.49, 46.19/151-6, 3.10/10-2, 48.78/160-0, 57.19 [3890],
4.22w, 6.12/20-1w, 16.42/53-10½, 1.78/5-10, 5:15.86 [4468])
Road Events
10K30:21Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain)San Juan, Puerto Rico2/23/03
30:04pJoyciline Jepkosgei (Kenya)Prague, Czech Republic4/01/17
15K46:14Florence Kiplagat (Kenya)Barcelona, Spain2/15/15
45:37pJoyciline Jepkosgei (Kenya)Prague, Czech Republic4/01/17
20K61:54Florence Kiplagat (Kenya)Barcelona, Spain2/15/15
61:25pJoyciline Jepkosgei (Kenya)Prague, Czech Republic4/01/17
½-Marathon65:09Florence Kiplagat (Kenya)Barcelona, Spain2/15/15
65:06pPeres Jepchirchir (Kenya)Ra’s al Khaymah, United Arab Emirates2/10/17
64:52pJoyciline Jepkosgei (Kenya)Prague, Czech Republic4/01/17
25K1:19:53Mary Keitany (Kenya)Berlin, Germany5/09/10
30K1:38:49Mizuki Noguchi (Japan)Berlin, Germany9/25/05
Marathon2:15:25Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain)London, England4/13/03
100K6:33:11Tomoe Abe (Japan)Lake Saroma, Japan5/25/00
Ekiden Relay2:11:41ChinaBeijing, China2/28/98
(Bo Jiang 15:42, Yanmei Dong 31:36, Fenting Zhao 15:16,
Zaijie Ma 31:01, Lixin Lan 15:50, Xa Lin 22:16)
Walk Events
10,00041:56.23Nadezhda Ryashkina (SU)Seattle, Washington7/24/90
10K(r)41:04Yelena Nikolayeva (Russia)Sochi, Russia4/20/96
20,0001:26:52.3Olimpiada Ivanova (Russia)Brisbane, Australia9/06/01
20K(r)1:24:38Hong Liu (China)La Coruña, Spain6/06/15
50K(r)4:08:26pInês Henriques (Portugal)Porto de Mós, Portugal1/15/17
4:05:56pInês Henriques (Portugal)London, England8/13/17

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