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 Dennis Kimetto KEN 2:02:57 20140928 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 Renaud Lavillenie FRA 6.16 20140215 Donetsk, UKR 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 Ashton Eaton USA 9045 20150829 Beijing, CHN
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 Maurice Greene USA 6,39 19980203 Madrid, ESP
Maurice Greene USA 6,39 20010303 Atlanta, USA
400m Kerron Clement USA 44,57 20050312 Fayetteville, USA
800m Wilson Kipketer DEN 1:42,67 19970309 Paris-Bercy, FRA
1500m Hicham El Guerrouj MOR 3:31,18 19970212 Ghent, BEL
3000m Daniel Komen KEN 7:24,90 19980206 Budapest, HUN
60mH Colin Jackson GBR 7,30 19940306 Sindelfingen, GER
4x400m United States USA 3:02,13 20140309 Sopot, POL
Highjump Javier Sotomayor CUB 2.43 19890304 Budapest, HUN
Polevault Renaud Lavillenie FRA 6.16 20140215 Donetsk, UKR
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: holder of two multiple events records. (Source: doleymanagement.com)

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 Julia Petjonkina RUS 52,34 20030808 Tula, RUS
3000msc Ruth Jebet BRN 8:52,78 20160827 Saint-Denis, 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 5.02 20130302 Albuquerque, USA
Longjump Heike Drechsler GDR 7.37 19880213 Wien, AUT
Triplejump Tatjana Lebedeva RUS 15.36 20040306 Budapest, HUN
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 womens shotput indoors. And giving the standard of the womens shotput today it is likely to stand for another few years. (Source: blesk.cz).