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Usain Bolt (right) of Jamaica is the current men's world record holder for the 100 and 200 metre sprint races. He is shown here in the closing stages of setting a record in the 200 m run at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (He has since surpassed that record).
Jürgen Schult beside the indication of his new discus world record, 1986
East German women controversially set many world records in the 1970s and 1980s. World record holder Marita Koch maintains her innocence, although released government files detail her drug usage.[1]

World records in athletics (track and field) are ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Records are kept for all events contested at the Olympic Games and some others. Unofficial records for some other events are kept by track and field statisticians. The only non-metric distance for which official records are kept is the mile run.

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Ratification

The criteria which must be satisfied for ratification also apply to national or other restricted records and also to performances submitted as qualifying marks for eligibility to compete in major events such as the Olympic Games.

The criteria include:

  • The dimensions of the track and equipment used must conform to standards. In road events, the course must be accurately measured, by a certified measurer.
  • Except in road events (road running and race walking), the performance must be set in a single-sex race.[2]
  • All team members in a relay race must be of the same nationality.
  • Pacemakers are allowed, provided they have not been lapped; lapped athletes must give way.
  • Drug testing immediately after the performance is now required for ratification of a record. Existing records which predate this requirement are still extant. Athletes who pass the immediate test but are later found to have been on drugs have their performances invalidated.
  • In running events up to 200m in distance and in horizontal jump events, wind assistance is permitted only up to 2.0 m/s. In decathlon or heptathlon, average wind assistance of less than 2.0 m/s is required across all applicable disciplines; and maximum of 4.0 m/s in any one event.
  • In running events up to 800m in distance, photo finish fully automatic timing is required.
  • There is no restriction on altitude; since the thinner atmosphere of higher altitude provides less air resistance, locations such as Mexico City and Sestriere have previously been the sites of records in the sprint and jump events. Currently the only standing record set at altitude is Sergey Bubka's Pole Vault. Based on the circumstances of his records (discussed below), the altitude was not a major factor.
  • In road events, the course is not required to be a circuit, but must not have too great a downhill gradient.

Bonus payments

Witnessing a world record brings great pleasure for athletics fans; athletes' personal sponsors and the promoters of major meetings such as the IAAF Golden League have offered bonuses to athletes breaking a record.

Some middle-distance runners have specialized in acting as pacemakers in longer races, receiving a fee without even finishing the race, and possibly a bonus if a record results. This is a useful occupation for athletes who are capable of running accurately to a specified pace, but not capable of the very fastest times to become champions in their own right.

In the pole vault (and potentially the high jump) record bonuses create an incentive for an athlete capable of smashing a record to instead break it by the minimum amount (one centimetre), multiple times, at multiple meetings, in order to accumulate multiple bonuses. This has been done by Sergey Bubka in the men's pole vault, and Yelena Isinbayeva in the women's pole vault. Some commentators have complained that neither athlete ever posted as high a mark as they were capable of. In other disciplines this problem does not arise, since it is practically impossible to deliberately break a record by a small margin.

World records (formerly Outdoor world records)

Prior to 2000, separate records were recorded for outdoor and indoor events. In 2000, IAAF rule 260.18a (formerly 260.6a) was amended, so now it states that "world records" (as opposed to "indoor world records") can be set in a facility "with or without roof". This rule was not applied retroactively[3], so for example, Sergey Bubka's pole vault World Indoor record of 6.15 m is not considered to be a World record, because it was set before 2000, although it would be considered a World record had it been set after 2000. It is the only Indoor record which is greater than the World record (6.15 Indoor world record by Sergey Bubka, versus 6.14 World record by Sergey Bubka). All current World record were set outdoors.

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m Progression 9.58 (+0.9 m/s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica 16 August 2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany [4] [2]
200 m Progression 19.19 (-0.3 m/s) Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20 August 2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany [4] [3]
400 m Progression 43.18 Michael Johnson  United States 26 August 1999 World Championships Seville, Spain [4]
800 m Progression 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 24 August 1997 Cologne, Germany [5]
1000 m 2:11.96 Noah Ngeny  Kenya 5 September 1999 IAAF Grand Prix Rieti, Italy [6]
1500 m Progression 3:26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 14 July 1998 Golden Gala Rome, Italy [7]
Mile Progression 3:43.13 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 7 July 1999 Golden Gala Rome, Italy [8]
2000 m 4:44.79 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 7 September 1999 ISTAF Berlin, Germany [9]
3000 m Progression 7:20.67 Daniel Komen  Kenya 1 September 1996 IAAF Grand Prix Rieti, Italy [10]
5000 m Progression 12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 31 May 2004 Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Hengelo, Netherlands
10000 m Progression 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 26 August 2005 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium [11]
10 km (road) 27:01 Micah Kogo  Kenya 29 March 2009 Parelloop Brunssum, Netherlands [12]
15 km (road) 41:29 Felix Limo  Kenya 11 November 2001 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen, Netherlands
41:29+ Deriba Merga  Ethiopia 20 February 2009 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
20000 m (track) 56:26.0 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 27 June 2007 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [13]
20 km (road) 55:31+ Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 17 March 2007 City-Pier-City Half Marathon The Hague, Netherlands
Half marathon 58:33 Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 17 March 2007 City-Pier-City Half Marathon The Hague, Netherlands
Hour run (track) 21285 m Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 27 June 2007 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [14]
25000 m (track) 1:13:55.8 Toshihiko Seko  Japan 22 March 1981 Christchurch, New Zealand
25 km (road) 1:12:45 Paul Malakwen Kosgei  Kenya 9 May 2006 Berlin, Germany
30000 m (track) 1:29:18.8 Toshihiko Seko  Japan 22 March 1981 Christchurch, New Zealand
30 km (road) 1:27:49+ Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 20 September 2009 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [5]
Marathon Progression 2:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 28 September 2008 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [15]
100 kilometres (road) 6:13:33 Takahiro Sunada  Japan 21 June 1998 Tokoro, Japan
3000 m steeplechase 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen  Qatar 3 September 2004 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
110 m hurdles Progression 12.87 (+0.9 m/s) Dayron Robles  Cuba 12 June 2008 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [16]
400 m hurdles Progression 46.78 Kevin Young  United States 6 August 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain [17]
High jump Progression 2.45 m Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 27 July 1993 Salamanca, Spain [18]
Pole vault Progression 6.14 m Sergey Bubka  Ukraine 31 July 1994 Sestriere, Italy [19]
Long jump Progression 8.95 m (+0.3 m/s) Mike Powell  United States 30 August 1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan [20]
Triple jump Progression 18.29 m (+1.3 m/s) Jonathan Edwards  United Kingdom 7 August 1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden [21]
Shot put Progression 23.12 m Randy Barnes  United States 20 May 1990 Westwood, United States [22]
Discus throw 74.08 m Jürgen Schult  East Germany 6 June 1986 Neubrandenburg, Germany [23]
Hammer throw Progression 86.74 m Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 30 August 1986 European Championships Stuttgart, Germany [24]
Javelin 98.48 m
(Current design)
Jan Železný  Czech Republic 25 May 1996 Jena, Germany [25]
104.80 m
(old design)
Uwe Hohn  East Germany 20 July 1984 Berlin, Germany [26]
Decathlon Progression 9026 pts Roman Šebrle  Czech Republic 26-27 May 2001 Hypo Meeting Götzis, Austria
10.64 (0.0 m/s) (100 m), 8.11 m (long jump), 15.33 m (shot put), 2.12 m (high jump), 47.79 (400 m),
13.92 (110 m hurdles), 47.92 m (discus), 4.80 m (pole vault), 70.16 m (javelin), 4:21.98 min (1500 m)
[27]
20000 m walk (track) 1:17:25.6 Bernardo Segura  Mexico 7 May 1994 Bergen, Norway
20 km walk (road) Progression 1:17:16 Vladimir Kanaykin  Russia 29 September 2007 Saransk, Russia
30000 m walk (track) 2:01:44.1 Maurizio Damilano  Italy 3 October 1992 Cuneo, Italy
50000 m walk (track) 3:40:57.9 Thierry Toutain  France 29 September 1996 Héricourt, France
50 km walk (road) Progression 3:34:14 Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia 11 May 2008 Cheboksary, Russia
4x100 m relay Progression 37.10 Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
 Jamaica 22 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China [28]
4x200 m relay 1:18.68 Michael Marsh
Leroy Burrell
Floyd Heard
Carl Lewis
 United States 17 April 1994 Mt. SAC Relays Walnut, United States
4x400 m relay Progression 2:54.29 Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
 United States 22 August 1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany [29]
4x800 m relay 7:02.43 Joseph Mutua
William Yiampoy
Ismael Kombich
Wilfred Bungei
 Kenya 25 August 2006 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
4x1500 m relay 14:36.23 William Biwott Tanui
Gideon Gathimba
Geoffrey Kipkoech Rono
Augustine Kiprono Choge
 Kenya 4 September 2009 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium [30]

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m Progression 10.49 (0.0 m/s) Florence Griffith Joyner  United States 16 July 1988 US Olympic Trials Indianapolis, United States [31]
200 m 21.34 (+1.3 m/s) Florence Griffith Joyner  United States 29 September 1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea [32]
400 m Progression 47.60 Marita Koch  East Germany 6 October 1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia [33]
800 m Progression 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 26 July 1983 Munich, Germany
1000 m 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova  Russia 23 August 1996 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
1500 m Progression 3:50.46 Qu Yunxia  China 11 September 1993 Chinese National Games Beijing, PR China [34]
Mile Progression 4:12.56 Svetlana Masterkova  Russia 14 August 1996 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland
2000 m 5:25.36 Sonia O'Sullivan  Ireland 8 July 1994 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3000 m Progression 8:06.11 Wang Junxia  China 13 September 1993 Chinese National Games Beijing, PR China
5000 m Progression 14:11.15 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 6 June 2008 Bislett Games Oslo, Norway
10000 m Progression 29:31.78 Wang Junxia  China 8 September 1993 Chinese National Games Beijing, PR China [35]
10 km (road) 30:21 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 23 February 2003 San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
15 km (road) 46:28 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 15 November 2009 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen, Netherlands [7]
Hour run 18517 m Dire Tune  Ethiopia 12 June 2008 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [36]
20000 m 1:05:26.6 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 3 September 2000 Borgholzhausen, Germany
20 km (road) 1:02:57 Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 14 October 2007 Udine, Italy [37]
Half Marathon 1:06:25 Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 14 October 2007 Udine, Italy [38]
25000 m 1:27:05.9 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 21 September 2002 Mengerskirchen, Germany
25 km (road) 1:22:13 Mizuki Noguchi  Japan 25 September 2005 Berlin, Germany
30000 m 1:45:50.0 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 7 June 2003 Warstein, Germany
30 km (road) 1:38:49 Mizuki Noguchi  Japan 25 November 2005 Berlin, Germany
Marathon Progression 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 13 April 2003 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
100 kilometres (road) 6:33:11 Tomoe Abe  Japan 25 June 2000 Tokoro, Japan
3000 m steeplechase 8:58.81 Gulnara Samitova  Russia 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China [39]

[40]

100 m hurdles Progression 12.21 (+0.7 m/s) Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria 20 August 1988 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
400 m hurdles Progression 52.34 Yuliya Pechonkina  Russia 8 August 2003 Tula, Russia
High jump Progression 2.09 m Stefka Kostadinova  Bulgaria 30 August 1987 World Championships Rome, Italy [41]
Pole vault Progression 5.06 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 28 August 2009 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland [42]
Long jump 7.52 m (+1.4 m/s) Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 11 June 1988 Leningrad, USSR [43]
Triple jump Progression 15.50 m (+0.9 m/s) Inessa Kravets  Ukraine 10 August 1995 World Championships Göteborg, Sweden [44]
Shot put Progression 22.63 m Natalya Lisovskaya  Soviet Union 7 June 1987 Moscow, Soviet Union
Discus throw 76.80 m Gabriele Reinsch  East Germany 9 July 1988 Neubrandenburg, Germany
Hammer throw 77.96 m Anita Włodarczyk  Poland 22 August 2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany [8] [45]
Javelin[9] 72.28 m
(Current design)
Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 13 September 2008 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany [10] [46]
80.00 m
(old design)
Petra Felke  East Germany 9 September 1988 Potsdam, Germany
Heptathlon 7291 pts Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States 24 September 1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea
12.69 (100 m hurdles), 1.86 m (high jump), 15.80 m (shot put), 22.56 (200 m), 7.27 m (long jump), 45.66 m (javelin), 2:08.51 (800 m)
Decathlon 8358 pts Austra Skujytė  Lithuania 14-15 April 2005 Columbia, United States
12.49 (100 m), 46.19 m (discus), 3.10 m (pole vault), 48.78 m (javelin), 57.19 (400 m),
14.22 (100 m hurdles), 6.12 m (long jump), 16.42 m (shot put), 1.78 m (high jump), 5:15.86 (1500 m)
10000 m walk (track) 41:56.23 Nadezhda Ryashkina  Soviet Union 24 July 1990 Seattle, United States
20000 m walk (track) 1:26:52.3 Olimpiada Ivanova  Russia 6 September 2001 Brisbane, Australia
20 km walk (road) Progression 1:25:41 Olimpiada Ivanova  Russia 7 August 2005 Helsinki, Finland
4x100 m relay 41.37 Silke Gladisch,
Sabine Rieger,
Ingrid Auerswald,
Marlies Göhr
 East Germany 6 October 1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia
4x200 m relay 1:27.46 LaTasha Jenkins,
LaTasha Colander-Richardson,
Nanceen Perry,
Marion Jones
 United States 29 April 2000 Penn Relays Philadelphia, United States
4x400 m relay 3:15.17 Tatyana Ledovskaya,
Olga Nazarova,
Mariya Pinigina,
Olga Bryzgina
 Soviet Union 1 October 1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea
4x800 m relay 7:50.17 Nadezhda Olizarenko,
Lyubov Gurina,
Lyudmila Borisova,
Irina Podyalovskaya
 Soviet Union 5 August 1984 Moscow, Soviet Union

Indoor world records

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
50 m 5.56 Donovan Bailey  Canada 9 February 1996 Reno, United States
60 m 6.39 Maurice Greene  United States 3 February 1998 Madrid, Spain
3 March 2001 Atlanta, United States
200 m 19.92 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 18 February 1996 Liévin, France
400 m 44.57 Kerron Clement  United States 12 March 2005 Fayetteville, United States
800 m 1:42.67 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 9 March 1997 World Championships Paris-Bercy, France
1000 m 2:14.96 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 20 February 2000 Birmingham, United Kingdom
1500 m 3:31.18 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 2 February 1997 Sparkassen Cup Stuttgart, Germany
Mile 3:48.45 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 12 February 1997 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium
3000 m 7:24.90 Daniel Komen  Kenya 6 February 1998 Budapest, Hungary
5000 m 12:49.60 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 20 February 2004 Birmingham, United Kingdom
50 m hurdles 6.25 Mark McKoy  Canada 5 March 1986 Kobe, Japan
60 m hurdles 7.30 Colin Jackson  United Kingdom 6 March 1994 Sindelfingen, Germany
High jump 2.43 m Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 4 March 1989 World Championships Budapest, Hungary
Pole vault 6.15 m Sergey Bubka  Ukraine 21 February 1993 Donetsk, Ukraine
Long jump 8.79 m Carl Lewis  United States 27 January 1984 Millrose Games New York City, United States
Triple jump 17.90 m Teddy Tamgho  France 14 March 2010 World Championships Doha, Qatar [11]
Shot put 22.66 m Randy Barnes  United States 20 January 1989 Los Angeles, United States
Heptathlon 6499 pts Ashton Eaton  United States 13 March 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships Fayetteville, United States [12]
6.71 (60 m), 7.73 m (long jump), 13.12 m (shot put), 2.11 m (high jump), 7.77 (60 m hurdles), 5.10 m (pole vault), 2:32.67 (1000 m)
5000 m walk 18:07.08 Mikhail Shchennikov  Russia 14 February 1995 Moscow, Russia
4x200 m relay 1:22.11 Linford Christie
Darren Braithwaite
Ade Mafe
John Regis
 United Kingdom 3 March 1991 Glasgow, United Kingdom
4x400 m relay 3:02.83 Andre Morris
Dameon Johnson
Deon Minor
Milton Campbell
 United States 7 March 1999 World Championships Maebashi, Japan
4x800 m relay 7:13.94 Joey Woody
Karl Paranya
Rich Kenah
David Krummenacker
 United States 6 February 2000 Boston, United States

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
50 m 5.96 Irina Privalova  Russia 9 February 1995 Madrid, Spain
60 m 6.92 Irina Privalova  Russia 11 February 1993
February 9, 1995
Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain
200 m 21.87 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 13 February 1993 Liévin, France
400 m 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 7 March 1982 Milan, Italy
800 m 1:55.82 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 3 March 2002 European Championships Vienna, Austria
1000 m 2:30.94 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 25 February 1999 Stockholm, Sweden
1500 m 3:58.28 Yelena Soboleva  Russia 18 February 2006 Moscow, Russia
Mile 4:17.14 Doina Melinte  Romania 9 February 1990 East Rutherford, United States
3000 m 8:23.72 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 3 February 2007 Stuttgart, Germany
2 Miles 9:06.26 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 26 February 2009 Prague Indoor Meeting Prague, Czech Republic [13]
5000 m 14:24.37 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 18 February 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
50 m hurdles 6.58 Cornelia Oschkenat  East Germany 20 February 1988 Berlin, Germany
60 m hurdles 7.68 Susanna Kallur  Sweden 10 February 2008 Karlsruhe, Germany
High jump 2.08 m Kajsa Bergqvist  Sweden 4 February 2006 Hochsprung mit Musik Arnstadt, Germany
Pole vault 5.00 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 15 February 2009 Donetsk, Ukraine
Long jump 7.37 m Heike Drechsler  East Germany 13 February 1988 Vienna, Austria
Triple jump 15.36 m Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 6 March 2004 World Championships Budapest, Hungary
Shot put 22.50 m Helena Fibingerová  Czechoslovakia 19 February 1977 Jablonec, Czechoslovakia
Pentathlon 4991 pts Irina Belova Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 15 February 1992 Berlin, Germany
8.22 (60 m hurdles), 1.93 m (high jump), 13.25 m (shot put), 6.67 m (long jump), 2:10.26 (800 m)
3000 m walk 11:40.33 Claudia Stef  Romania 30 January 1999 Bucharest, Romania
4x200 m relay 1:32.41 Yekaterina Kondratyeva
Irina Khabarova
Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Gushchina
 Russia 29 January 2005 Glasgow, United Kingdom
4x400 m relay 3:23.37 Yuliya Gushchina
Olga Kotlyarova
Olga Zaytseva
Olesya Krasnomovets
 Russia 28 January 2006 Glasgow, United Kingdom
4x800 m relay 8:12.41 Tatyana Andrianova
Oksana Spasovhodskaja
Yelena Kofanova
Yvgeniya Zinurova
 Russia 28 February 2010 Russian Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia [14]

+ = in route to longer distance

Non-Standard events

Beyond the above list of official "World Records," other events are invented with a less accurate officially defined set of specifications. Among these possible events would fall races for any imperial distance (other than the mile) since the IAAF stopped keeping records for those distances; Road Racing distances other than the specified standard distances; and various Indoor variations of outdoor events. For such events "World Bests" are claimed. Because the standards for such events are not regulated as carefully, these cannot be considered official.

The 40 yard dash-a standard evaluation for American Football players would fall into this category. But the standards for timing a "football 40" are so lax and inconsistent that a real world record cannot be claimed. Among the flaws are, most of these are timed by hand, but are calculated to the 100th. Studies show human beings simply cannot react consistently or accurately enough for this to be valid. Most are started by the motion of the athlete (removing the athletes reaction time and doubling the human error operating the hand stopwatch). Even those using light beams are timed by the motion of the athlete, still removing the normal factor of reaction time. All these factors artificially reduce the time. The world best time for a "football 40" is 4.17 by Deion Sanders. The extrapolated best for an Olympic level athlete, including reacting to a starting gun currently is by Maurice Green at the 2001 IAAF World Championships with a time of 4.24[15][16].

Outdoor Events

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 y 9.0 Ivory Crockett  United States 11 May 1974 Knoxville, United States [17]
9.0 Houston McTear  United States 9 May 1975 Winter Park, United States [18]
300 m 30.85 Michael Johnson  United States 10 April 2000 Engen Grand Prix Pretoria, South Africa [19]
440 y 44.5 John Smith  United States 26 June 1971 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, United States [20][21][22]
200 m Low Hurdles 21.9 Don Styron  United States 2 April 1960 Baton Rouge, United States [23]
(Automatic timing) 22.55 Laurent Ottoz  Italy 31 May 1995 Milan, Italy [24]
220 y Low Hurdles 21.9 Don Styron  United States 2 April 1960 Baton Rouge, United States [25]

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video

Indoor Events

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
50 y 5.15 Ben Johnson

later disqualified

 Canada 29 January 1988 [26]
150 m 15.53 Rytis Sakalauskas  Lithuania 11 February 2010 Botnia Games Korsholm, Finland [27] [28]
300 m 31.88 Wallace Spearmon  United States 11 February 2008 Fayetteville, United States [29]
2000 m steeplechase 5:17.04 [WB] Paul Kipsiele Koech  Kenya 14 February 2010 Indoor Flanders meeting Ghent, Belgium [30]

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
3000 m steeplechase 9:54.25 Marcela Lustigova  Czech Republic 11 February 2010 Botnia Games Korsholm, Finland [31][32]

Notes

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  2. ^ Rule 260, part 18. IAAF COMPETITION RULES 2008.
  3. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. 546. http://www.iaaf.org/mm/document/competitions/competition/05/15/63/20090706014834_httppostedfile_p345-688_11303.pdf. Retrieved August 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-20). "Bolt, again, and again! 19.19 World record in Berlin". International Association of Athletics Federations. http://berlin.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=53678.html. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  5. ^ "2009 Marathon Report of Haile Gebrselassie". berlin.mikatiming.de. 2009-09-20. http://berlin.mikatiming.de/2009/index.php?content=detail&id=00001705C9AEEC00001EB9EF&lang=DE&event=MAL&ageclass=. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  6. ^ The IAAF announced 12 August 2008 that they had rescinded the 1998 world record of 2:54.20 after relay team member Antonio Pettigrew admitted to his use of human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003. [1]
  7. ^ "Dibaba shatters 15Km World record in Nijmegen!". www.IAAF.org. 2009-11-15. http://www.iaaf.org/LRR09/news/newsid=54905.html. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Hammer Throw Results". BerlinIAAF.org. 2009-08-22. http://berlin.iaaf.org/documents/pdf/3658/AT-HT-W-f--A--.RS1.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  9. ^ As with the men's event, the specification of the women's javelin has been changed. On 1 April 1999 the IAAF moved the centre of gravity forward by 3 cm in order to ensure a greater number of legal throws and to allow for more accurate distance measurement.
  10. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". www.iaaf.org. 2008-09-13. http://www.iaaf.org/documents/pdf/3741/AT-JT-W-f--A--.RS1.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  11. ^ "Triple Jump Results". 2010-03-14. http://www.iaaf.org/documents/pdf/4144/AT-TJ-M-f--A--.RS1.pdf. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  12. ^ "Eaton improves Heptathlon World Indoor record to 6499". www.iaaf.org. 2010-03-13. http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=56118.html. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  13. ^ "2 Miles Results". www.pragueindoor.cz. 2009-02-26. http://www.pragueindoor.cz/results/2009/re3200040.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  14. ^ "Russian indoor champs close with women's 4x800m Relay World record". www.iaaf.org. 2010-02-28. http://www.iaaf.org/WIC10/news/kind=100/newsid=55700.html. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  15. ^ http://legacy.signonsandiego.com/sports/nfl/20050418-9999-1s18forty.html Sign On San Diego
  16. ^ http://speedendurance.com/2008/01/24/fastest-40-yard-dash-time/ Speedendurance
  17. ^ http://trackfield.brinkster.net/events.asp?EventCode=MA0&P=R Brinkster
  18. ^ http://trackfield.brinkster.net/events.asp?EventCode=MA0&P=R Brinkster
  19. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_18_97/ai_61573857/ Jet Magazine
  20. ^ http://speedendurance.com/2007/07/20/440-yard-and-400-meter-racing-facts-and-figures/ Speed Endurance
  21. ^ http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-track/mtt/smith_john00.html UCLA Bio
  22. ^ http://www.usatf.org/statistics/champions/USAOutdoorTF/men/m400m.asp USA Outdoor Championships
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