Athletics World Records

Note: Only present-day regular World Championship events are shown.

Usain Bolts 9.58 at the Berlin World Championships (Source: boston.com)

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Outdoor

           
EVENT NAME NAT RES DATE LOCATION NOTES
100m Usain Bolt JAM 9,58 20090816 Berlin, GER Wind: 0.9
200m Usain Bolt JAM 19,19 20090820 Berlin, GER Wind: -0.3
400m Wayde van Niekerk RSA 43,03 20160814 Rio de Janeiro, BRA  
800m David Rudisha KEN 1:40,91 20120809 London, GBR  
1500m Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 3:26:00 19980714 Roma, ITA  
5000m Kenenisa Bekele ETH 12:37,35 20040531 Hengelo, NED  
10000m Kenenisa Bekele ETH 26:17,53 20050826 Brussel, BEL  
Marathon Eliud Kipchoge KEN 2:01:39 20180916 Berlin, GER  
110mh Dayron Robles CUB 12,87 20080612 Ostrava, CZE Wind: 0.9
400mh Kevin Young USA 46,78 19920806 Barcelona, ESP  
3000msc Saif Saaeed Shaheen QAT 7:53,63 20040903 Brussel, BEL Neé Stephen Cherono, KEN
4x100m Jamaica JAM 36,84 20120811 London, GBR  
4x400m United States USA 2:54,29 19930822 Stuttgart, GER  
Highjump Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.45 19930727 Salamanca, ESP  
Polevault Armand Duplantis SWE 6.18 20200215 Glasgow, GBR Indoor
  Sergej Bubka UKR 6.14 19940731 Sestriere, ITA Outdoor
Longjump Mike Powell USA 8.95 19910830 Tokyo, JPN Wind: 0.3
Triplejump Jonathan Edwards GBR 18.29 19950807 Göteborg, SWE Wind: 1.3
Shotput Randy Barnes USA 23.12 19900523 Westwood, USA  
Discusthrow Jürgen Schult GDR 74.08 19860606 Neubrandenburg, GDR  
Hammerthrow
Jurij Sedych after having set his world record. (Source: YouTube).
Jurij Sedych URS 86.74 19860830 Stuttgart, GER  
Javelinthrow Jan Železny CZE 98.48 19960625 Jena, GER  
Decathlon Kevin Mayer FRA 9126 20180916 Talence, FRA  
20km Walk Yusuke Suzuki JPN 1:16:36 20150315 Nomi, JPN  
50km Walk Yohan Diniz FRA 3:32:33 20140815 Tjeboksary, RUS  
             

Indoor

           
EVENT NAME NAT RES DATE LOCATION NOTES
60m Christian Coleman USA 6,34 20180218 Albuquerque, USA  
  Maurice Greene USA 6,39 20010303 Atlanta, USA  
400m Michael Norman USA 44,52 20180310 College Station, USA  
800m Wilson Kipketer DEN 1:42,67 19970309 Paris-Bercy, FRA  
1500m Samuel Tefera ETH 3:31,04 20190216 Birmingham, GBR  
3000m Daniel Komen KEN 7:24,90 19980206 Budapest, HUN  
60mH Colin Jackson GBR 7,30 19940306 Sindelfingen, GER  
4x400m United States USA 3:01,39 20180310 College Station, USA  
Highjump Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.43 19890304 Budapest, HUN  
Polevault Armand Duplantis SWE 6.18 20200215 Glasgow, GBR  
Longjump Carl Lewis USA 8.79 19840721 New York City, USA  
Triplejump Teddy Tamgho FRA 17.92 20110306 Paris, FRA Twice in the same meeting.
Shotput Randy Barnes USA 22.66 19890120 Los Angeles, USA  
Heptahlon Ashton Eaton USA 6645 20120310 Istanbul, TUR  
 Ashton Eaton. (Source: doleymanagement.com)      

Armand Duplantis (Source: Wikipedia).

 

WOMEN

 Marita Koch holder of a very good world record. (Source: iaaf.org)          

Outdoor

           
EVENT NAME NAT RES DATE LOCATION NOTES
100m Florence Griffith-Joyner USA 10,49 19880716 Indianapolis, USA Wind: 0.0
200m Florence Griffith-Joyner USA 21,34 19880929 Seoul, KOR Wind: 1.3
400m Marita Koch GDR 47,60 19851006 Canberra, AUS  
800m Jarmila Kratochvilová TCH 1:53,28 19830726 München, GER  
1500m Genzebe Dibaba ETH 3:50.07 20150717 Monaco, FRA  
5000m Tirunesh Dibaba ETH 14:11,15 20080606 Oslo, NOR  
10000m Almaz Ayana ETH 29:17,45 20160812 Rio de Janeiro, BRA  
Marathon Paula Radcliffe GBR 2:15:25 20030413 London, GBR Mixed race
  Mary Keitany KEN 2:17:01 20170423 London, GBR Women only
100mh Kendra Harrison USA 12.20 20160722 London, GBR Wind: 0.3
400mh Dalilah Muhammad USA 52,16 20191004 Doha, QAT  
3000msc 

 

Beatrice Chepkoech set an incredible World Record in the women’s steeplechase shattering the old record with more than 8 seconds! (Source: Twitter.com).

Beatrice Chepkoech BRN 8:44,32 20180720 Monaco, FRA  
4x100m United States USA 40,82 20120810 London, GBR  
4x400m Soviet Union URS 3:15,17 19881001 Seoul, KOR  
Highjump Stefka Kostadinova BUL 2.09 19870830 Roma, ITA  
Polevault Jelena Isinbajeva RUS 5.06 20090828 Zürich, SUI  
Longjump Galina Tjistjakova URS 7.52 19880611 Leningrad, URS Wind: 1.4
Triplejump Inessa Kravets UKR 15.50 19950810 Göteborg, SWE Wind: 0.9
Shotput Natalja Lisovskaja URS 22.63 19870607 Moskva, URS  
Discusthrow Gabriele Reinsch GDR 76.80 19880709 Neubrandenburg, GDR  
Hammerthrow Anita Wlodarczyk POL 82.29 20160815 Rio de Janeiro, BRA  
Javelinthrow Barbora Špotáková CZE 72.28 20080913 Stuttgart, GER  
Heptahlon Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA 7291 19880924 Seoul, KOR  
20km Walk Liu Hong CHN 1:24:38 20150606 La Coruña, ESP  
 50km Walk  Inês Henriques  POR  4:05:56  20170813  London, ENG  

Indoor

           
EVENT NAME NAT RES DATE LOCATION  
60m Irina Privalova RUS 6,92 19930211 Madrid, ESP  
  Irina Privalova RUS 6,92 19950209 Madrid, ESP  
400m Jarmila Kratochvilová TCH 49,59 19820307 Milano, ITA  
800m Jolanda Čeplak SLO 1:55,82 20020303 Wien, AUT  
1500m Genzebe Dibaba ETH 3:55,17 20140201 Karlsruhe, GER  
3000m Genzebe Dibaba ETH 8:16,60 20140206 Stockholm, SWE  
60mH Susanna Kallur SWE 7,68 20080210 Karlsruhe, GER  
4x400m Russia RUS 3:23,37 20060128 Glasgow, GBR  
Highjump Kajsa Bergqvist SWE 2.08 20060204 Arnstadt, GER  
Polevault Jennifer Suhr USA 5.03 20160116 Brockport, USA  
Longjump Heike Drechsler GDR 7.37 19880213 Wien, AUT  
Triplejump Yulimar Rojas VEN 15.43 20200221 Madrid, ESP  
Shotput Helena Fibingerová TCH 22.50 19770219 Jablonec, TCH  
Pentathlon Natalja Dobrynska UKR 5013 20120309 Istanbul, TUR  

Helena Fibingerová of the then Czechoslovakia holds the longest standing world record, 22.50 in the women’s shotput indoors. And given the standard of the women’s shotput today it is likely to stand for another couple of years. (Source: blesk.cz).

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