*** WORLD RECORD PROGRESSION ***

as at: 31 Dec 2005

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This lists the progressions of worlds records of the IAAF era in all current IAAF World Championship events. The records which were officially ratified by the IAAF are shown in bold, while those which, for various reasons, were not ratified are shown in light type. Explanations for these cases can be found in the International Athletic Foundation publication "Progression of World Best Performances and Official IAAF World Records (2003)", from which this section has been adapted. The records are as at January 1, 2003. For your information, unofficial fully automatic times - where known - are given in parentheses next to official times to tenths. From January 1, 1975, separate electrically timed and - where superior - hand-timed records to tenths were kept for metric events up to 400 metres. From January 1, 1977, only automatic timing - to hundredths - was recognized for events up to 400 metres for world purposes. Also note that from January 1, 1977, marks set at imperial distances - apart from the mile - were no longer recognized as world records. Marks for 120, 220, 440, 880 yards and relays have been incorporated with their metric equivalents in the lists given below.
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100 Metres [TOP] 10.6 Donald Lippincott USA Stockholm 060712 10.6 Willie Applegarth GBI Praha 290912 10.6 Joseph Imbach SUI Geneve 250720 10.6 Jackson Scholz USA Kristiania (Oslo) 120920 10.6 Jackson Scholz USA Stockholm 160920 10.4 Charles Paddock USA Redlands 230421 10.2 Charles Paddock USA Pasadena 180621 10.4 Charles Paddock USA Paris 060523 10.4 Helmut Körnig GER Halle 290826 10.4 Helmut Körnig GER Brieg 120926 10.4 Hubert Houben GER Hannover 040927 10.4 Jakob Schüller GER Hannover 040927 10.4 José Barrientos CUB Habana 210428 10.4 Ernst Geerling GER Frankenthal 010728 10.4 Richard Corts GER Düsseldorf 150728 10.4 Georg Lammers GER Barmen 260828 10.4 Georg Lammers GER Oldenburg 120529 10.4 Eugen Eldracher GER Mannheim 300629 10.4 Georg Lammers GER Bremen 130729 10.4 Georg Lammers GER Neuss 210729 10.4 Helmut Körnig GER Budapest 280729 10.4 Eddie Tolan USA Köln 310729 10.4 Georg Lammers GER Köln 310729 10.4 Eddie Tolan USA Stockholm 80829 10.4 Eddie Tolan USA Berlin 180829 10.4 Eddie Tolan USA Kobenhavn 250829 10.4 Georg Lammers GER Bochum 080929 10.4 Eddie Tolan USA Bochum 080929 10.4 Georg Lammers GER Flensburg 010630 10.2 Eddie Tolan USA Vancouver 010730 10.4 Helmut Körnig GER Berlin 130730 10.4 Helmut Körnig GER Stockholm 200730 10.4 Georg Lammers GER Königsberg 020830 10.3 Percy Williams CAN Toronto 090830 10.3 Eddie Tolan USA Vancouver 220831 10.3 Arthur Jonath GER Bochum 050632 10.2 Ralph Metcalfe USA Chicago 110632 10.3(10.38) Eddie Tolan USA Los Angeles 010832 10.3(10.38) Ralph Metcalfe USA Los Angeles 010832 10.3 Ralph Metcalfe USA Chicago 180832 10.3 Arthur Jonath GER Düsseldorf 230733 10.3 Ralph Metcalfe USA Malmö 280633 10.3 Ralph Metcalfe USA Düsseldorf 300733 10.3 Erich Borchmeyer GER Köln 120833 10.3 Ralph Metcalfe USA Budapest 120833 10.3 Erich Borchmeyer GER Berlin 010734 10.3 Erich Borchmeyer GER Frankfurt-am-Main 220734 10.3 Eulace Peacock USA Oslo 060834 10.3 Christiaan Berger NED Amsterdam 260834 10.3 Ralph Metcalfe USA Osaka 150934 10.3 Ralph Metcalfe USA Dairen 230934 10.3 Takayoshi Yoshioka JPN Osaka 090635 10.3 Takayoshi Yoshioka JPN Tokyo 150635 10.3 Eulace Peacock USA Basel 060835 10.2 Jesse Owens USA Chicago 200636 10.2 Harold Davis USA Compton 060641 10.2 Lloyd LaBeach PAN Willemstad 080843 10.2 George Lewis TRI Port of Spain 161146 10.2 Lloyd LaBeach PAN Fresno 150548 10.2 Lloyd LaBeach PAN Compton 040648 10.2 Barney Ewell USA Evanston 090748 10.1 Lloyd LaBeach PAN Guayaquil 071050 10.2 Emmanuel McDonald Bailey GBR Beograd 250851 10.2 Hector Hogan AUS Sydney 130354 10.2 Heinz Fütterer FRG Yokohama 311054 10.2 Bobby Morrow USA Houston 190556 10.2 Ira Murchison USA Compton 010656 10.2 Bobby Morrow USA Bakersfield 220656 10.2 Ira Murchison USA Los Angeles 290656 10.2 Thane Baker USA Los Angeles 290656 10.2 Bobby Morrow USA Los Angeles 290656 10.1 Willie Williams I USA Berlin 030856 10.1 Ira Murchison USA Berlin 040856 10.1 Willie Williams I USA Berlin 050856 10.1 Leamon King USA Ontario, Ca 201056 10.1 Leamon King USA Santa Ana 271056 10.1 Ray Norton USA San José 180459 10.1 Charles Tidwell USA Houston 100660 10.0(10.25) Armin Hary FRG Zürich 210660 10.0 Harry Jerome USA Saskatoon 150760 10.0 Horacio Esteves VEN Caracas 150864 10.0a(10.06) Bob Hayes USA Tokyo 151064 10.0 Chen Chia-Chuan CHN Chungking 241065 10.0(10.17) Jim Hines USA Modesto 270567 10.0 Willie Turner USA Modesto 270567 10.0 Enrique Figuerola CUB Budapest 170667 10.0 Paul Nash RSA Krugersdorp 020468 10.0 Paul Nash RSA Standerton 060468 10.0 Paul Nash RSA Standerton 060468 10.0 Oliver Ford USA Albuquerque 310568 10.0(10.20) Charles Greene USA Sacramento 200668 10.0(10.28) Roger Bambuck FRA Sacramento 200668 9.9(10.03) Jim Hines USA Sacramento 200668 9.9(10.14) Ronnie Ray Smith USA Sacramento 200668 9.9(10.10) Charles Greene USA Sacramento 200668 9.9(9.95) Jim Hines USA Ciudad de México 141068 9.9 Eddie Hart USA Eugene 010772 9.9 Rey Robinson USA Eugene 010772 9.9 Steve Williams USA Los Angeles 210672 9.9 Silvio Leonard CUB Ostrava 050675 9.8(10.19) Steve Williams USA Eugene 200675 9.9 Steve Williams USA Siena 160775 9.9 Reggie Jones USA Boston 260775 9.9 Steve Williams USA Berlin 220875 9.9 Steve Williams USA Gainesville 270376 9.9 Harvey Glance USA Columbia 030476 9.9 Harvey Glance USA Baton Rouge 010576 The following mark was the final performance of the hand-timing era to be ratified by the IAAF as a world record: 9.9 Donald Quarrie JAM Modesto 220576 Electric timing (Official from 1 Jan 1975): 10.64 Ralph Metcalfe USA Stanford 160732 10.53 Eddie Tolan USA Los Angeles 310732 10.38 Eddie Tolan USA Los Angeles 010832 10.38 Ralph Metcalfe USA Los Angeles 010832 10.34 Barney Ewell USA Evanston 090748 10.32 Ray Norton USA Thonon-les-Bains 100858 10.32 Jocelyn Delecour FRA Thonon-les-Bains 100858 10.29 Peter Radford GBR Colombes 130958 10.25 Armin Hary FRG Zürich 210660 10.06 Bob Hayes USA Tokyo 151064 10.03 Jim Hines USA Sacramento 200668 10.02 Charlie Greene USA Ciudad de México 131068 9.95 Jim Hines USA Ciudad de México 141068 9.93 Calvin Smith USA Air Force Academy 030783 9.93 Carl Lewis USA Roma 300887 9.93 Carl Lewis USA Zürich 170888 9.92 Carl Lewis USA Seoul 240988 9.90 Leroy Burrell USA New York 140691 9.86 Carl Lewis USA Tokyo 250891 9.85 Leroy Burrell USA Lausanne 060794 9.84 Donovan Bailey CAN Atlanta 290796 9.79 Maurice Greene USA Athína 160699 9.78 Tim Montgomery USA Paris 140902 9.77 Asafa Powell JAM Athína 140605 The following world record performance was annulled by the IAAF Council at its meeting in Barcelona 1989. Hence the marks of 9.93 by Lewis were never forwarded for ratification. The result of the Rome race was officially changed by the IAAF Council at its meeting in Toronto 1992, with Johnson disqualified: 9.83 Ben Johnson CAN Roma 300887 Johnson was immediately disqualified after the following performance due to a positive doping control: 9.79 Ben Johnson CAN Seoul 240988 Best low altitude marks set while a high-altitude world record (in parentheses) was standing: 10.03 Silvio Leonard (9.95) CUB Habana 130977 10.02 James Sanford (9.95) USA Los Angeles 110580 10.00 Carl Lewis (9.95) USA Dallas 160581 10.00 Carl Lewis (9.95) USA Modesto 150582 9.97 Carl Lewis (9.95) USA Modesto 140583 9.97 Calvin Smith (9.93) USA Zürich 240883 9.96 Mel Lattany (9.93) USA Athens, Ga 050584 9.95 Ben Johnson (9.93) CAN Moskva 090786 9.95 Ben Johnson (9.93) CAN Köln 160887 200 Metres/220 Yards (Turn) [TOP] y denotes 220 yards (= 201.17 m) The IAAF first distinguished between records made on a full turn and those made on a straight track in 1951 21.2y Willie Applegarth GBI London 040714 21.0 Helmut Körnig GER Bochum 260828 20.6y James Carlton AUS Sydney 160132 21.0 Ralph Metcalfe USA Berlin 060833 21.0 Jesse Owens USA New York 120736 20.7 Jesse Owens USA Berlin 050836 21.1y Barney Ewell USA Minneapolis 220640 20.9y Barney Ewell USA Pittsburgh 090542 20.9y Lloyd LaBeach PAN Kingston 050946 20.7 Mel Patton USA Evanston 100748 20.7 Barney Ewell USA Evanston 100748 20.6y Andrew Stanfield USA Philadelphia 260551 20.6 Andrew Stanfield USA Los Angeles 280652 20.6 Bobby Morrow USA Berkeley 160656 20.6 Thane Baker USA Bakersfield 230656 20.6 Andy Stanfield USA Bakersfield 230656 20.6 Bobby Morrow USA Los Angeles 300656 20.6 Thane Baker USA Santa Ana 271056 20.6(20.75) Bobby Morrow USA Melbourne 271156 20.6 Manfred Germar FRG Wuppertal 011058 20.6 Ray Norton USA San Jose 020559 20.6 Ray Norton USA Göteborg 040859 20.6y Ray Norton USA Berkeley 190360 20.6 Ray Norton USA Philadelphia 300460 20.5y Peter Radford GBR Wolverhampton 280560 20.5 Stone Johnson USA Stanford 020760 20.5 Ray Norton USA Stanford 020760 20.5(20.65) Livio Berruti ITA Roma 030960 20.5(20.62) Livio Berruti ITA Roma 030960 20.5y Paul Drayton USA Walnut 230662 20.5 Bob Hayes USA Pointe-à-Pierre 100263 20.5y Bob Hayes USA Coral Gables 020363 20.4y Henry Carr USA Tempe 190363 20.3y Henry Carr USA Tempe 230363 20.2y Henry Carr USA Tempe 040464 20.0y Tommie Smith USA Sacramento 110666 19.7(19.92) John Carlos USA Echo Summit 120968 19.8a(19.83) Tommie Smith USA Ciudad de México 161068 19.8a(19.86) Don Quarrie JAM Cali 030871 The following mark was the final performances of the hand-timing era to be ratified by the IAAF as a world record: 19.8/19.9y Don Quarrie JAM Eugene 070675 19.9y Steve Williams USA Eugene 070675 Electric timing (Official from 1 Jan 1975): 21.59 Ralph Metcalfe USA Los Angeles 020832 21.56 Eddie Tolan USA Los Angeles 020832 21.46 Carlos Bianchi ARG Los Angeles 020832 21.12 Eddie Tolan USA Los Angeles 030832 20.81 Andy Stanfield USA Helsinki 230752 20.75 Bobby Morrow USA Melbourne 271156 20.75 Stone Johnson USA Stanford 020760 20.65 Livio Berruti ITA Roma 030960 20.62 Livio Berruti ITA Roma 030960 20.55* Paul Drayton USA Walnut 230662 20.36 Henry Carr USA Tokyo 171064 20.14* Tommie Smith USA Provo 170667 19.92 John Carlos USA Echo Summit 120968 19.83 Tommie Smith USA Ciudad de México 161068 19.72 Pietro Mennea ITA Ciudad de México 120979 19.66 Michael Johnson USA Atlanta 230696 19.32 Michael Johnson USA Atlanta 010896 * 220 yards time less 0.12 Best low altitude marks set while a high-altitude world record (in parentheses) was standing: 20.30 Valeriy Borzov(19.83) URS Helsinki 130871 20.28 Larry Black (19.83) USA München 030972 20.00 Valeriy Borzov(19.83) URS München 040972 19.96 Pietro Mennea (19.72) ITA Barletta 170880 19.75 Carl Lewis (19.72) USA Indianapolis 190683 19.75 Joe DeLoach (19.72) USA Seoul 280988 19.73 Michael Marsh (19.72) USA Barcelona 050892 400 Metres/440 Yards [TOP] y denotes 440 yards (= 402.34 m) 47.8y Maxie Long USA New York 290900 48.2 Charles Reidpath USA Stockholm 130712 47.4y Ted Meredith USA Cambridge, Mass. 270516 47.4y Binga Dismond USA Evanston 030616 47.6 Eric Liddell GBR Colombes 110724 47.4y Herman Phillips USA Madison 050528 47.0 Bud Spencer USA Stanford 120528 47.4y Ben Eastman USA Stanford 160531 47.4y Victor Williams USA Philadelphia 300531 46.4y Ben Eastman USA Stanford 260332 46.2(46.32) Bill Carr USA Los Angeles 050832 46.1 Archie Williams USA Chicago 190636 46.0 Rudolf Harbig GER Frankfurt-am-Main 120839 46.0 Grover Klemmer USA Philadelphia 290641 46.2y Herb McKenley JAM Champaign 010646 46.2y Herb McKenley JAM Salt Lake City 210647 46.3y Herb McKenley JAM Berkeley 280647 46.0y Herb McKenley JAM Berkeley 050648 45.9(46.00) Herb McKenley JAM Milwaukee 020748 45.8 George Rhoden JAM Eskilstuna 220850 45.4(45.68) Lou Jones USA Ciudad de México 180355 45.8y Jim Jea USA Modesto 260556 45.2 Lou Jones USA Los Angeles 300656 45.8y Glenn Davis USA Lafayette 240558 45.7y Glenn Davis USA Berkeley 140658 44.9(45.07) Otis Davis USA Roma 060960 44.9(45.08) Carl Kaufmann FRG Roma 060960 44.9y Adolph Plummer USA Tempe 250563 44.9 Mike Larrabee USA Los Angeles 120964 44.5/44.8y Tommie Smith USA San José 200567 44.4 Vince Matthews USA Echo Summit 310868 44.0(44.06) Lee Evans USA Echo Summit 140968 44.1(44.19) Larry James USA Echo Summit 140968 43.8a(43.86) Lee Evans USA Ciudad de México 181068 44.7y(44.93) Curtis Mills USA Knoxville 210669 The following mark was the final performances of the hand-timing era to be ratified by the IAAF as a world record: 44.5y John Smith USA Eugene 260671 Electric timing (Official from 1 Jan 1975): 48.02* Ben Eastman USA Berkeley 020732 47.66* Bill Carr USA Berkeley 020732 46.73* Bill Carr USA Berkeley 020732 46.28 Bill Carr USA Los Angeles 050832 46.00 Herb McKenley JAM Milwaukee 020748 45.68 Lou Jones USA Ciudad de México 180355 45.67 Otis Davis USA Bern 200860 45.62 Otis Davis USA Roma 050960 45.07 Otis Davis USA Roma 060960 44.82* Wendell Mottley TRI Kingston 110866 44.95 Lee Evans USA Winnipeg 300767 44.06 Lee Evans USA Echo Summit 140968 43.86 Lee Evans USA Ciudad de México 181068 43.29 Butch Reynolds USA Zürich 170888 43.18 Michael Johnson USA Sevilla 260899 * 440 yards time less 0.26 seconds Best low altitude marks set while a high-altitude world record (in parentheses) was standing: 44.4 Fred Newhouse (43.8) USA Eugene 070772 44.1 Wayne Collett (43.8) USA Eugene 090772 Electric timing (Official from 1 Jan 1975): 44.70 Karl Honz (43.86) FRG München 210772 44.66 Vince Matthews (43.86) USA München 070972 44.26 Alberto Juantorena(43.86) CUB Montréal 290776 44.10 Butch Reynolds (43.86) USA Columbus 030587 43.93 Butch Reynolds (43.86) USA Indianapolis 200788 800 Metres/880 Yards [TOP] y denotes 880 yards (= 804.68 m) 1:51.9/1:52.5y Ted Meredith USA Stockholm 080712 1:52.2y Ted Meredith USA Philadelphia 030515 1:51.6y Otto Peltzer GER London 030726 1:51.4 Lloyd Hahn USA Cambridge, Mass. 070728 1:50.6 Séraphin Martin FRA Colombes 140728 1:51.3y Ben Eastman USA Stanford 090432 1:50.0/1:50.9y Ben Eastman USA San Francisco 040632 1:49.8(1:49.70) Tommy Hampson GBR Los Angeles 020832 1:50.9y Chuck Hornbostel USA Chicago 170633 1:50.9y Glenn Cunningham USA Chicago 170633 1:49.1/1:49.8y Ben Eastman USA Princeton 160634 1:49.7 Glenn Cunningham USA Stockholm 200836 1:49.6y Elroy Robinson USA New York 110737 1:48.4/1:49.2y Sydney Wooderson GBR London 200838 1:46.6 Rudolf Harbig GER Milan 150739 1:49.2y Doug Harris NZL Wanganui 250147 1:49.2y Mel Whitfield USA Berea 190850 1:48.6y Mel Whitfield USA Turku 170753 1:48.6y Gunnar Nielsen DEN Kobenhavn 300954 1:47.5y Lonnie Spurrier USA Berkeley 260355 1:45.7 Roger Moens BEL Oslo 030855 1:46.8y Tom Courtney USA Los Angeles 240557 1:44.3/1:45.1y Peter Snell NZL Christchurch 030262 1:44.9y Jim Ryun USA Terre Haute 100666 1:44.3a(1:44.40)Ralph Doubell AUS Ciudad de México 151068 1:44.3 David Wottle USA Eugene 010772 1:43.7 Marcello Fiasconaro ITA Milano 270673 1:44.1y Rick Wohlhuter USA Eugene 080674 1:43.5a(1:43.50)Alberto Juantorena CUB Montreal 250776 1:43.4a(1:43.44)Alberto Juantorena CUB Sofia 210877 1:42.4a(1:42.33)Sebastian Coe GBR Oslo 050779 Timing to hundredths (Official from 1 Jan 81): 1:42.33 Sebastian Coe GBR Oslo 050779 1:41.73 Sebastian Coe GBR Firenze 100681 1:41.73 Wilson Kipketer DEN Stockholm 070797 1:41.24 Wilson Kipketer DEN Zürich 130897 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer DEN Köln 240897 1500 Metres [TOP] + = Intermediate time during 1 mile race (= 1609.36 m) 3:55.8 Abel Kiviat USA Cambridge, Mass. 080612 3:55.0+ Norman Taber USA Cambridge, Mass. 160715 3:54.7 John Zander SWE Stockholm 050817 3:53.0+ Paavo Nurmi FIN Stockholm 230823 3:52.6 Paavo Nurmi FIN Helsinki 190624 3:51.0 Otto Peltzer GER Berlin 110926 3:49.2 Jules Ladoumegue FRA Paris 051030 3:49.2 Luigi Beccali ITA Torino 090933 3:49.0 Luigi Beccali ITA Milano 170933 3:48.8 Bill Bonthron USA Milwaukee 300634 3:47.8 Jack Lovelock NZL Berlin 060836 3:47.6 Gunder Hägg SWE Stockholm 100841 3:45.8 Gunder Hägg SWE Stockholm 170742 3:45.0 Arne Andersson SWE Göteborg 170843 3:43.0 Gunder Hägg SWE Göteborg 070744 3:43.0 Lennart Strand SWE Malmö 150747 3:43.0 Werner Lueg FRG Berlin 290652 3:43.0+ Roger Bannister GBR Oxford 060554 3:42.8+ Wesley Santee USA Compton 040654 3:41.8+ John Landy AUS Turku 210654 3:40.8 Sándor Iharos HUN Helsinki 280755 3:40.8 László Tábori HUN Oslo 060955 3:40.8 Gunnar Nielsen DEN Oslo 060955 3:40.6 István Rózsavölgyi HUN Tata 030856 3:40.2 Olavi Salsola FIN Turku 110757 3:40.2 Olavi Salonen FIN Turku 110757 3:38.1 Stanislav Jungwirth CZE Stará Boleslav 120757 3:36.0 Herb Elliott AUS Göteborg 280858 3:35.6 Herb Elliott AUS Roma 060960 3:33.1 Jim Ryun USA Los Angeles 080767 3:32.2a(3:32.16) Filbert Bayi TAN Christchurch 020274 3:32.1a(3:32.03) Sebastian Coe GBR Zürich 150879 3:32.1a(3:32.09) Steve Ovett GBR Oslo 150780 3:31.4a(3:31.36) Steve Ovett GBR Koblenz 270880 Timing to hundredths (Official from 1 Jan 81): 3:31.36 Steve Ovett GBR Koblenz 270880 3:31.24 Sydney Maree USA Köln 280883 3:30.77 Steve Ovett GBR Rieti 040983 3:29.67 Steve Cram GBR Nice 160785 3:29.46 Saïd Aouita MAR Berlin 230885 3:28.86 Noureddine Morceli ALG Rieti 060992 3:27.38 Noureddine Morceli ALG Nice 120795 3:26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Roma 140798 5000 Metres [TOP] 14:36.6 Hannes Kolehmainen FIN Stockholm 100712 14:35.4 Paavo Nurmi FIN Stockholm 120922 14:28.4 Paavo Nurmi FIN Helsinki 190624 14:17.0 Lauri Lehtinen FIN Helsinki 190632 14:08.8 Taisto Mäki FIN Helsinki 160639 13:58.2 Gunder Hägg SWE Göteborg 200942 13:57.2 Emil Zátopek TCH Colombes 300554 13:56.6 Vladimir Kuts URS Bern 290854 13:51.6 Chris Chataway GBR London 131054 13:51.2 Vladimir Kuts URS Praha 231054 13:50.8 Sándor Iharos HUN Budapest 100955 13:46.8 Vladimir Kuts URS Beograd 180955 13:40.6 Sándor Iharos HUN Budapest 231055 13:36.8 Gordon Pirie GBR Bergen 190656 13:35.0 Vladimir Kuts URS Roma 131057 13:34.8 Ron Clarke AUS Hobart 160165 13:33.6 Ron Clarke AUS Auckland 010265 13:25.8 Ron Clarke AUS Los Angeles 040665 13:24.2 Kipchoge Keino KEN Auckland 301165 13:16.6 Ron Clarke AUS Stockholm 050766 13:16.4 Lasse Viren FIN Helsinki 140972 13:13.0 Emiel Puttemans BEL Bruxelles 200972 13:12.9a(13:12.87) Dick Quax NZL Stockholm 050777 13:08.4 Henry Rono KEN Berkeley 080478 Timing to hundredths (Official from 1 Jan 81): 13:06.20 Henry Rono KEN Knarvik 130981 13:00.41 David Moorcroft GBR Oslo 070782 13:00.40 Saïd Aouita MAR Oslo 270785 12:58.39 Saïd Aouita MAR Roma 220787 12:56.96 Haile Gebreselassie ETH Hengelo 040694 12:55.30 Moses Kiptanui KEN Roma 080695 12:44.39 Haile Gebreselassie ETH Zürich 160895 12:41.86 Haile Gebreselassie ETH Zürich 130897 12:39.74 Daniel Komen KEN Bruxelles 220897 12:39.36 Haile Gebreselassie ETH Helsinki 130698 12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Hengelo 310504 10000 Metres [TOP] 31:02.4 Alfred Shrubb GBI Glasgow 051104 31:20.8 Hannes Kolehmainen FIN Stockholm 080712 ??? 30:58.8 Jean Bouin FRA Paris 161111 30:40.2 Paavo Nurmi FIN Stockholm 220621 30:35.4 Ville Ritola FIN Helsinki 250524 30:23.2 Ville Ritola FIN Colombes 060724 30:06.2 Paavo Nurmi FIN Kuopio 310824 30:05.6 Ilmari Salminen FIN Kouvola 180737 30:02.0 Taisto Mäki FIN Tampere 290938 29:52.6 Taisto Mäki FIN Helsinki 170939 29:35.4 Viljo Heino FIN Helsinki 250844 29:28.2 Emil Zátopek TCH Ostrava 110649 29:27.2 Viljo Heino FIN Kouvola 010949 29:21.2 Emil Zátopek TCH Ostrava 221049 29:02.6 Emil Zátopek TCH Turku 040850 29:01.6 Emil Zátopek TCH Stará Boleslav 011153 28:54.2 Emil Zátopek TCH Bruxelles 010654 28:42.8 Sándor Iharos HUN Budapest 150756 28:30.4 Vladimir Kuts URS Moskva 110956 28:18.8 Pyotr Bolotnikov URS Kiev 151060 28:18.2 Pyotr Bolotnikov URS Moskva 110862 28:15.6 Ron Clarke AUS Melbourne 181263 28:14.0 Ron Clarke AUS Turku 160665 27:39.4(27:39.79) Ron Clarke AUS Oslo 140765 27:38.4a(27:38.35) Lasse Viren FIN München 030972 27:30.8a(27:30.80) David Bedford GBR London 130773 27:30.5a(27:30.47) Samson Kimobwa KEN Helsinki 300677 27:22.4 Henry Rono KEN Wien 110678 Timing to hundredths (Official from 1 Jan 81): 27:13.81 Fernando Mamede POR Stockholm 020784 27:08.23 Arturo Barrios MEX Berlin 180889 27:07.91 Richard Chelimo KEN Stockholm 050793 26:58.38 Yobes Ondieki KEN Oslo 110793 26:52.23 William Sigei KEN Oslo 220794 26:43.53 Haile Gebreselassie ETH Hengelo 050695 26:38.08 Salah Hissou MAR Bruxelles 230896 26:31.32 Haile Gebreselassie ETH Oslo 040797 26:27.85 Paul Tergat KEN Bruxelles 220897 26:22.75 Haile Gebreselassie ETH Hengelo 010698 26:20.31 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Ostrava 080604 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Bruxelles 260805 Marathon [TOP] 42,195 Kilometres No official records, only unofficial world bests, as the IAAF only recognize running records made on a track 2:55:18.4 John Hayes USA London 240708 2:52:45.4 Robert Fowler USA Yonkers 010109 2:46:52.8 James Clark USA New York 120209 2:46:04.6 Albert Raines USA New York 080509 2:42:31.0 Henry Barrett GBI London 260509 2:40:34.2 Thure Johansson SWE Stockholm 310809 2:38:16.2 Harry Green GBI London 120513 2:36:06.6 Alexis Ahlgren SWE London 310513 2:32:35.8 Hannes Kolehmainen FIN Antwerpen 220820 2:29:01.8 Albert Michelsen USA Port Chester 121025 2:27:49.0 Fusashige Suzuki JPN Tokyo 310335 2:26:44.0 Yasuo Ikenaka JPN Tokyo 030435 2:26:42 Kitei Son/Sohn Kee-Chung JPN/KOR Tokyo 031135 2:25:39 Yun Bok-Suh KOR Boston 190447 2:20:42.2 Jim Peters GBR Chiswick 140652 2:18:40.2 Jim Peters GBR Chiswick 130653 2:18:34.8 Jim Peters GBR Turku 041053 2:17:39.4 Jim Peters GBR Chiswick 260654 2:15:17.0 Sergey Popov URS Stockholm 240858 2:15:16.2 Abebe Bikila ETH Roma 100960 2:15:15.8 Toru Terasawa JPN Beppu 170263 2:14:28 Buddy Edelen USA Chiswick 150663 2:13:55 Basil Heatley GDR Chiswick 130664 2:12:11.2 Abebe Bikila ETH Tokyo 211064 2:12:00 Morio Shigematsu JPN Chiswick 120665 2:09:36.4 Derek Clayton AUS Fukuoka 031267 2:08:33.6 Derek Clayton AUS Antwerpen 300569 2:08:18 Rob de Castella AUS Fukuoka 061281 2:08:05 Steve Jones GBR Chicago 211084 2:07:12 Carlos Lopes POR Rotterdam 200485 2:06:50 Belayneh Densimo ETH Rotterdam 170488 2:06:05 Ronaldo da Costa BRA Berlin 200998 2:05:42 Khalid Khannouchi MAR Chicago 241099 2:05:38 Khalid Khannouchi USA London 140402 Official from 1 Jan 2003: 2:04:55 Paul Tergat KEN Berlin 280903 3000 Metres Steeplechase [TOP] The IAAF accepted official world records for this event from 1954 onwards 8:49.6 Sándor Rozsnyói HUN Bern 280854 8:47.8 Pentti Karvonen FIN Helsinki 010755 8:45.4 Pentti Karvonen FIN Oslo 150755 8:45.4 Vasiliy Vlasenko URS Moskva 180855 8:41.2 Jerzy Chromik POL Brno 310855 8:40.2 Jerzy Chromik POL Budapest 110955 8:39.8 Semyon Rzhishchin URS Moskva 140856 8:35.6 Sándor Rozsnyói HUN Budapest 160956 8:35.6 Semyon Rzhishchin URS Tallinn 210758 8:32.0 Jerzy Chromik POL Warszawa 020858 8:31.4 Zdzis³aw Krzyszkowiak POL Tula 260660 8:31.2 Grigoriy Taran URS Kiev 280561 8:30.4 Zdzis³aw Krzyszkowiak POL Wa³cz 100861 8:29.6 Gaston Roelants BEL Leuven 070963 8:26.4 Gaston Roelants BEL Bruxelles 070865 8:24.2 Jouko Kuha FIN Stockholm 170768 8:22.2 Vladimir Dudin URS Kiev 190869 8:22.0(8:21.98) Kerry O'Brien AUS Berlin 040770 8:20.8 Anders Gärderud SWE Helsinki 140972 8:20.8a(8:20.69) Ben Jipcho KEN Lagos 150173 8:19.8 Ben Jipcho KEN Helsinki 190673 8:14.0a(8:13.91) Ben Jipcho KEN Helsinki 270673 8:10.4 Anders Gärderud SWE Oslo 250675 8:09.8a(8:09.70) Anders Gärderud SWE Stockholm 010775 8:08.0a(8:08.02) Anders Gärderud SWE Montréal 280776 8:05.4 Henry Rono KEN Seattle 130578 Timing to hundredths (Official from 1 Jan 81): 8:05.35 Peter Koech KEN Stockholm 030789 8.02.08 Moses Kiptanui KEN Zürich 190892 7:59.18 Moses Kiptanui KEN Zürich 160895 7:59.08 Wilson Boit Kipketer KEN Zürich 130897 7:55.72 Bernard Barmasai KEN Köln 240897 7:55.28 Brahim Boulami MAR Bruxelles 240801 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen QAT Bruxelles 030904 110 Metres Hurdles/120 Yards Hurdles [TOP] y denotes 120 yards Hurdles (= 109.73 m) 15.0 Forrest Smithson USA London 250708 14.6y Robert Simpson USA Columbia 270516 14.6y Robert Simpson USA Evanston 030616 14.4y Earl Thompson CAN Philadelphia 290520 14.8 Earl Thompson CAN Antwerpen 180820 14.4y Earl Thompson CAN Chicago 180621 14.6 Heinrich Trossbach GER Frankfurt-am-Main 160825 14.5 Heinrich Trossbach GER Frankfurt-am-Main 160825 14.4y George Guthrie USA Columbus 050626 14.8 Sten Pettersson SWE Stockholm 180827 14.8 Hugo Leistner USA Stanford 120528 14.4y Steve Anderson USA Missoula 020628 14.6 Leighton Dye USA Los Angeles 160628 14.8 Ross Nichols USA Cambridge, Mass. 070728 14.8 Steve Anderson USA Cambridge, Mass. 070728 14.8 George Weightman-Smith SAF Amsterdam 310728 14.8 Leighton Dye USA Amsterdam 310728 14.8 Steve Anderson USA Amsterdam 310728 14.6 George Weightman-Smith RSA Amsterdam 310728 14.4y Steve Anderson USA Eugene 010629 14.4 Eric Wennström SWE Stockholm 250829 14.4y Steve Anderson USA Chicago 070630 14.4 Steve Anderson USA Oslo 310730 14.4y Steve Anderson USA Pittsburgh 230830 14.3y Jack Keller USA Columbus 020531 14.4y Lee Sentman USA Evanston 230531 14.2y Piercy Beard USA Lincoln 040731 14.4 Bengt Sjöstedt FIN Helsinki 050931 14.4 George Saling USA Iowa City 280532 14.4 Robert Harker USA El Monte 040632 14.1y/14.2 George Saling USA Chicago 110632 14.4 Percy Beard USA Cambridge, Mass. 180632 14.3 George Saling USA Iowa City 250632 14.4 Jack Keller USA Stanford 160732 14.4 George Saling USA Los Angeles 020832 14.2y Alvin Moreau USA Baton Rouge 060533 14.1y Jack Keller USA Evanston 200533 14.2y Gus Meier USA Chicago 170633 14.3 John Morris USA Chicago 300633 14.4 John Morris USA Budapest 120833 14.4 John Morris USA Torino 080933 14.4 Percy Beard USA Milwaukee 300634 14.3 Percy Beard USA Stockholm 260734 14.2 Percy Beard USA Oslo 060834 14.2y Thomas Moore USA Fresno 110535 14.2y Philip Cope USA Los Angeles 150635 14.2y Roy Staley USA Los Angeles 150635 14.2 Alvin Moreau USA Oslo 020835 14.2 Alvin Moreau USA Wien 170835 14.2y Dan Caldemeyer USA Bloomington 150536 14.1y Forrest Towns USA Birmingham, Ala. 150536 14.1y Forrest Towns USA Birmingham, Ala. 150536 14.1 Forrest Towns USA New Orleans 230536 14.1y Roy Staley USA Columbus 130636 14.1 Forrest Towns USA Chicago 190636 14.1 Forrest Towns USA Berlin 060836 13.7 Forrest Towns USA Oslo 270836 13.7y Fred Wolcott USA Austin 030540 13.7 Fred Wolcott USA Philadelphia 290641 13.6y Harrison Dillard USA Lawrence 170448 13.5y Dick Attlesey USA Fresno 130550 13.6 Dick Attlesey USA College Park 240650 13.5 Dick Attlesey USA Helsinki 100750 13.5y Jack Davis USA Sanger 090656 13.4 Jack Davis USA Bakersfield 220656 13.3y Jack Davis USA Bendigo 171156 13.4y Milt Campbell USA Compton 310557 13.4y Elias Gilbert USA Compton 310557 13.2(13.56) Martin Lauer FRG Zürich 070759 13.2 Lee Calhoun USA Bern 210860 13.2(13.43) Earl McCullouch USA Minneapolis 160767 13.2y(13.67) Ervin Hall USA Knoxville 160669 13.2 Willie Davenport USA Zürich 040769 13.2y Tom Hill USA Wichita 130670 13.0y Rod Milburn USA Eugene 250671 13.2a(13.24) Rod Milburn USA München 070972 13.0y Rod Milburn USA Eugene 200673 13.1(13.41) Rod Milburn USA Zürich 060773 13.1 Rod Milburn USA Siena 220773 13.1 Guy Drut FRA Saint-Maur 230775 The following mark was the final performance of the hand-timing era to be ratified by the IAAF as a world record: 13.0 Guy Drut FRA Berlin 220875 Electric timing (Official from 1 Jan 1975): 14.94y William Stokes USA Berkeley 010732 14.53 Jack Keller USA Stanford 160732 13.90 Bill Porter USA Evanston 100748 13.70 Lee Calhoun USA Melbourne 281156 13.56 Martin Lauer FRG Zürich 070759 13.50y Willie Davenport USA New York 250666 13.43 Earl McCullouch USA Minneapolis 160767 13.38 Ervin Hall USA Ciudad de México 171068 13.33 Willie Davenport USA Ciudad de México 171068 13.24 Rod Milburn USA München 070972 13.21 Alejandro Casañas CUB Sofia 210877 13.16 Renaldo Nehemiah USA San José 140479 13.00 Renaldo Nehemiah USA Los Angeles 060579 12.93 Renaldo Nehemiah USA Zürich 190881 12.92 Roger Kingdom USA Zürich 160889 12.91 Colin Jackson GBR Stuttgart 200893 12.91 Xiang Liu CHN Athína 270804 Best low altitude marks set while a high-altitude world record (in parentheses) was standing: 13.42 Tom Hill (13.33) USA Bakersfield 260670 400 Metres Hurdles [TOP] y denotes 440 yards (= 402.34 m) 55.0 Charles Bacon USA London 220708 57.2y Vincent Duncker SAF Johannesburg 230309 57.2y John Davis AUS Sydney 270510 56.8y Gerard Anderson GBI London 160710 54.6y William Meanix USA Cambridge, Mass. 160715 54.2y John Norton USA Pasadena 260620 54.0 Frank Loomis USA Antwerpen 160820 53.4y August Desch USA Pasadena 050721 53.2y Charles Coulter USA Iowa City 310524 53.0 Morgan Taylor USA Cambridge, Mass. 130624 52.6 Morgan Taylor USA Cambridge, Mass. 140624 52.6 Morgan Taylor USA Colombes 070724 53.8 Sten Pettersson SWE Colombes 041025 52.6 John Gibson USA Lincoln 020727 52.0 Morgan Taylor USA Philadelphia 040728 51.7(51.67) Robert Tisdall IRL Los Angeles 010832 52.0(51.85) Glenn Hardin USA Los Angeles 010832 51.8 Glenn Hardin USA Milwaukee 300634 50.6 Glenn Hardin USA Stockholm 260734 52.2y Roy Cochran USA Des Moines 250442 52.2y Dick Ault USA Oslo 310849 51.9y Armando Filiput ITA Milano 081050 51.9y Charles Moore USA London 040852 51.6y Charles Moore USA London 090852 50.4 Yuriy Lituyev URS Budapest 200953 51.3y Yuriy Lituyev URS London 131054 49.5 Glenn Davis USA Los Angeles 290656 50.7y Gerd Potgieter SAF Queenstown 200457 50.5y Joshua Culbreath USA Oslo 090857 49.9y Glenn Davis USA Bakersfield 200658 49.7y(49.73) Gerd Potgieter SAF Cardiff 220758 49.2 Glenn Davis USA Budapest 060858 49.3y Gerd Potgieter SAF Bloemfontein 160460 49.2 Salvatore Morale ITA Beograd 140962 49.1 Rex Cawley USA Los Angeles 130964 48.8(48.94) Geoff Vanderstock USA Echo Summit 110968 48.1a(48.12) David Hemery GBR Ciudad de México 151068 48.8y Ralph Mann USA Des Moines 200670 47.8a(47.82) John Akii-Bua UGA München 020972 The following mark was the final performance of the hand-timing era to be ratified by the IAAF as a world record: 48.7y Jim Bolding USA Torino 240774 Electric timing (Official from 1 Jan 1975): 51.67 Bob Tisdall IRL Los Angeles 010832 50.98 Charles Moore USA Helsinki 200752 50.26 Eddie Southern USA Melbourne 241156 49.73y Gerd Potgieter SAF Cardiff 220758 49.51 Glenn Davis USA Roma 020960 49.34 Geoff Vanderstock USA Echo Summit 100968 48.94 Geoff Vanderstock USA Echo Summit 110968 48.12 David Hemery GBR Ciudad de México 151068 47.82 John Akii-Bua UGA München 020972 47.64 Edwin Moses USA Montréal 250776 47.45 Edwin Moses USA Los Angeles 110677 47.13 Edwin Moses USA Milano 030780 47.02 Edwin Moses USA Koblenz 310883 46.78 Kevin Young USA Barcelona 060893 Best low altitude marks set while a high-altitude world record (in parentheses) was standing: 49.1 Vyacheslav Skomorokhov (48.1) URS Kiev 190869 48.6 Jean-Claude Nallet (48.1) FRA Colombes 080770 48.4 Ralph Mann (48.1) USA Eugene 020772 High Jump [TOP] 2.00 George Horine USA Stanford 180512 2.01 Edward Beeson USA Berkeley 020514 2.03 Clinton Larsen USA Provo 010617 2.02 Harold Osborn USA Urbana 270524 2.03 Harold Osborn USA Urbana 270524 2.04 Walter Marty USA Fresno 130533 2.07 Walter Marty USA Fresno 070434 2.06 Walter Marty USA Stanford 280434 2.07 Cornelius Johnson USA New York 120736 2.07 David Albritton USA New York 120736 2.08 Melvin Walker USA Stockholm 060837 2.09 Melvin Walker USA Malmö 120837 2.09 William Stewart USA Provo 260441 2.10 Lester Steers USA Seattle 260441 2.105 Lester Steers USA Los Angeles 240541 2.11 Lester Steers USA Los Angeles 170641 2.12 Walter Davis USA Dayton 270653 2.15 Charles Dumas USA Los Angeles 290656 2.16 Yuriy Stepanov URS Leningrad 130757 2.17 John Thomas USA Philadelphia 300460 2.17 John Thomas USA Cambridge, Mass. 210560 2.18 John Thomas USA Bakersfield 240660 2.195 John Thomas USA Stanford 010760 2.22 John Thomas USA Stanford 010760 2.23 Valeriy Brumel URS Moskva 180661 2.24 Valeriy Brumel URS Moskva 160761 2.25 Valeriy Brumel URS Sofia 310861 2.26 Valeriy Brumel URS Stanford 220762 2.27 Valeriy Brumel URS Moskva 290962 2.28 Valeriy Brumel URS Moskva 210763 2.29 Ni Chih-Chin CHN Shangsha 081170 2.29 Patrick Matzdorf USA Berkeley 030771 2.30 Dwight Stones USA München 110773 2.31 Dwight Stones USA Philadelphia 050676 2.32 Dwight Stones USA Philadelphia 040876 2.33 Volodomyr Yashchenko URS Richmond 030777 2.34 Volodomyr Yashchenko URS Tbilisi 160678 2.35 Jacek Wszo³a POL Eberstadt 250580 2.35 Dietmar Mögenburg FRG Rehlingen 260580 2.36 Gerd Wessig GDR Moskva 010880 2.37 Zhu Jianhua CHN Beijing 110683 2.38 Zhu Jianhua CHN Shanghai 220983 2.39 Zhu Jianhua CHN Eberstadt 100684 2.40 Rudolf Povarnitsyn URS Donetsk 110885 2.41 Igor Paklin URS Kobe 040985 2.42 Patrik Sjöberg SWE Stockholm 300687 2.43 Javier Sotomayor CUB Salamanca 080988 2.44 Javier Sotomayor CUB San Juan 290789 2.45 Javier Sotomayor CUB Salamanca 270793 The following mark - which was set indoors - was only regarded as a world record by the IAAF until January 1, 1991: 2.42 Carlo Thränhardt FRG Berlin 250288 Pole Vault [TOP] 4.02 Marc Wright USA Cambridge, Mass. 080612 4.05 Frank Foss USA Chicago 230819 4.09 Frank Foss USA Antwerpen 200820 4.12 Charles Hoff NOR Kobenhavn 030922 4.15 Charles Hoff NOR Kobenhavn 220723 4.21 Charles Hoff NOR Kobenhavn 220723 4.22 Ralph Spearow USA Tokyo 051124 4.23 Charles Hoff NOR Oslo 130825 4.25 Charles Hoff NOR Turku 270925 4.27 Sabin Carr USA Philadelphia 280527 4.26 Lee Barnes USA Fresno 280428 4.26 Ward Edmonds USA Fresno 280428 4.30 Lee Barnes USA Fresno 280428 4.32 prof. Charles Hoff NOR Honefoss 270931 4.30 William Miller USA Stanford 160732 4.30 William Graber USA Stanford 160732 4.37 William Graber USA Stanford 160732 4.31 William Miller USA Los Angeles 030832 4.39 Keith Brown USA Cambridge, Mass. 010635 4.43 George Varoff USA Princeton 040736 4.45 Bill Sefton USA Los Angeles 100437 4.48 Earle Meadows USA Stanford 080537 4.48 Bill Sefton USA Stanford 080537 4.54 William Sefton USA Los Angeles 290537 4.54 Earle Meadows USA Los Angeles 290537 4.57 Cornelius Warmerdam USA Berkeley 130440 4.60 Cornelius Warmerdam USA Fresno 290640 4.64 Cornelius Warmerdam USA Stanford 120441 4.68 Cornelius Warmerdam USA Compton 060641 4.72 Cornelius Warmerdam USA Compton 060641 4.74 Cornelius Warmerdam USA Berkeley 020542 4.77 Cornelius Warmerdam USA Modesto 230542 Aluminum pole: 4.78 Bob Gutowski USA Stanford 270457 4.82 Bob Gutowski USA Austin 150657 Steel pole: 4.80 Don Bragg USA Stanford 020760 Synthetic pole: 4.83 George Davies USA Boulder 200561 4.89 John Uelses USA Santa Barbara 310362 4.93 Dave Tork USA Walnut 280462 4.94 Pentti Nikula FIN Kauhava 220662 4.95 John Pennel USA Memphis 230363 4.98 John Pennel USA Natchitoches 100463 5.00 Brian Sternberg USA Philadelphia 270463 5.05 John Pennel USA Monroe 300463 5.05 Brian Sternberg USA Modesto 250563 5.08 Brian Sternberg USA Compton 070663 5.10 John Pennel USA London 130763 5.10 John Pennel USA Warszawa 260763 5.13 John Pennel USA London 050863 5.20 John Pennel USA Coral Gables 240863 5.20 Fred Hansen USA Houston 050664 5.23 Fred Hansen USA San Diego 130664 5.28 Fred Hansen USA Los Angeles 250764 5.32 Bob Seagren USA Fresno 140566 5.32 Bob Seagren USA Frederick 020766 5.35 John Pennel USA Pasadena 120766 5.34 John Pennel USA Los Angeles 230766 5.36 Bob Seagren USA San Diego 100667 5.38 Paul Wilson USA Bakersfield 230667 5.41 Bob Seagren USA Echo Summit 120968 5.44 John Pennel USA Sacramento 210669 5.45 Wolfgang Nordwig GDR Berlin 170670 5.46 Wolfgang Nordwig GDR Torino 030970 5.49 Christos Papanikolaou GRE Athína 241070 5.51 Kjell Isaksson SWE Austin 080472 5.54 Kjell Isaksson SWE Los Angeles 150472 5.59 Bob Seagren USA El Paso 230572 5.59 Kjell Isaksson SWE El Paso 230572 5.55 Kjell Isaksson SWE Helsingborg 120672 5.63 Bob Seagren USA Eugene 020772 5.65 Dave Roberts USA Gainesville 280375 5.67 Earl Bell USA Wichita 290576 5.70 Dave Roberts USA Eugene 220676 5.71 Mike Tully USA Corvallis 190578 5.72 W³adys³aw Kozakiewicz POL Milano 110580 5.75 Thierry Vigneron FRA Colombes 010680 5.75 Thierry Vigneron FRA Lille 290680 5.77 Philippe Houvion FRA Paris 170780 5.78 W³adys³aw Kozakiewicz POL Moskva 300780 5.80 Thierry Vigneron FRA Mâcon 200681 5.81 Vladimir Polyakov URS Tbilisi 260681 5.82 Pierre Quinon FRA Köln 280883 5.83 Thierry Vigneron FRA Roma 010983 5.85 Sergey Bubka URS Bratislava 260584 5.88 Sergey Bubka URS Paris 020684 5.90 Sergey Bubka URS London 130784 5.91 Thierry Vigneron FRA Roma 310884 5.94 Sergey Bubka URS Roma 310884 6.00 Sergey Bubka URS Paris 130785 6.01 Sergey Bubka URS Moskva 080786 6.03 Sergey Bubka URS Praha 230687 6.05 Sergey Bubka URS Bratislava 090688 6.06 Sergey Bubka URS Nice 100788 6.07 Sergey Bubka URS Shizuoka 060591 6.08 Sergey Bubka URS Moskva 090691 6.09 Sergey Bubka URS Formia 080791 6.10 Sergey Bubka URS Malmö 050891 6.11 Sergey Bubka UKR Dijon 130692 6.12 Sergey Bubka UKR Padova 300892 6.13 Sergey Bubka UKR Tokyo 190992 6.14 Sergey Bubka UKR Sestriere 310794 Long Jump [TOP] 7.61 Peter O'Connor GBI/IRL Dublin 050801 7.69 Edward Gourdin USA Cambridge, Mass. 230721 7.76 Robert LeGendre USA Colombes 070724 7.89 DeHart Hubbard USA Chicago 130625 7.90 Ed Hamm USA Cambridge, Mass. 070728 7.93 Sylvio Cator HAI Colombes 090928 7.98 Chuhei Nambu JPN Tokyo 271031 8.13 Jesse Owens USA Ann Arbor 250535 8.21 Ralph Boston USA Walnut 120860 8.24 Ralph Boston USA Modesto 270561 8.28 Ralph Boston USA Moskva 160761 8.31 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan URS Yerevan 100662 8.31 Ralph Boston USA Kingston 150864 8.34 Ralph Boston USA Los Angeles 120964 8.35 Ralph Boston USA Modesto 290565 8.35 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan URS Ciudad de México 191067 8.90 Bob Beamon USA Ciudad de México 181068 8.95 Mike Powell USA Tokyo 300891 Best low altitude marks set while a high-altitude world record (in parentheses) was standing: 8.35 Josef Schwarz (8.90) FRG Stuttgart 150770 8.45 Nenad Stekic (8.90) YUG Montréal 250775 8.52 Larry Myricks (8.90) USA Montréal 260879 8.54 Lutz Dombrowski (8.90) GDR Moskva 280780 8.62 Carl Lewis (8.90) USA Sacramento 200681 8.76 Carl Lewis (8.90) USA Indianapolis 240782 8.79 Carl Lewis (8.90) USA Indianapolis 190683 8.79i Carl Lewis (8.90) USA New York 270184 Triple Jump [TOP] 15.52 Daniel Ahearn USA New York 300511 15.52 Nick Winter AUS Colombes 120724 15.58 Mikio Oda JPN Tokyo 271031 15.72 Chuhei Nambu JPN Los Angeles 040832 15.75 Masao Harada JPN Osaka 160934 15.78 Jack Metcalfe AUS Sydney 141235 16.00 Naoto Tajima JPN Berlin 060836 16.00 Adhemar da Silva BRA São Paulo 031250 16.01 Adhemar da Silva BRA Rio de Janeiro 300951 16.12 Adhemar da Silva BRA Helsinki 230752 16.22 Adhemar da Silva BRA Helsinki 230752 16.23 Leonid Shcherbakov URS Moskva 190753 16.56 Adhemar da Silva BRA Ciudad de México 160355 16.59 Oleg Ryakhovskiy URS Moskva 280758 16.70 Oleg Fedoseyev URS Nalchik 020559 17.03 Józef Schmidt POL Olsztyn 050860 17.10 Giuseppe Gentile ITA Ciudad de México 161068 17.22 Giuseppe Gentile ITA Ciudad de México 171068 17.23 Viktor Saneyev URS Ciudad de México 171068 17.27 Nelson Prudencio BRA Ciudad de México 171068 17.39 Viktor Saneyev URS Ciudad de México 171068 17.40 Pedro Pérez CUB Cali 050871 17.44 Viktor Saneyev URS Sukhumi 171072 17.89 João de Oliveira BRA Ciudad de México 151075 17.97 Willie Banks USA Indianapolis 160685 17.98 Jonathan Edwards GBR Salamanca 180795 18.16 Jonathan Edwards GBR Göteborg 070895 18.29 Jonathan Edwards GBR Göteborg 070895 Best low altitude marks set while a high-altitude world record (in parentheses) was standing: 16.46 Leonid Shcherbakov(16.56) URS Moskva 040756 17.15 Viktor Saneyev (17.39) URS Sukhumi 181069 17.25 Viktor Saneyev (17.39) URS Zürich 020870 17.29 Viktor Saneyev (17.39) URS Sukhumi 171070 17.34 Viktor Saneyev (17.39) URS Sukhumi 171070 17.44 João de Oliveira (17.89) BRA Bratislava 100678 17.56 Willie Banks (17.89) USA Sacramento 210681 17.57 Lázaro Bétancourt (17.89) CUB Habana 230385 17.67 Willie Banks (17.89) USA Los Angeles 080685 Shot Put [TOP] 16 English pounds = 7.25kg 15.54 Ralph Rose USA San Francisco 210809 15.55 John Kuck USA Fresno 280428 15.79 Emil Hirschfeld GER Breslau (Wroc³aw) 060528 15.87 John Kuck USA Amsterdam 290728 15.87 Emil Hirschfeld GER Berlin 180828 16.00 Emil Hirschfeld GER Bochum 260828 16.04 Emil Hirschfeld GER Bochum 260828 16.04 Herman Brix USA Taft 130630 16.04 František Douda TCH Brno 041031 16.07 Herman Brix USA Taft 280532 16.07 Leo Sexton USA Cambridge, Mass. 170632 16.05 Zygmunt Heljasz POL Poznañ 290632 16.05 Leo Sexton USA Stanford 160732 16.13 Leo Sexton USA Cleveland 210832 16.16 Leo Sexton USA Freeport 270832 16.20 František Douda TCH Praha 240932 16.30 Jack Torrance USA Lafayette 240334 16.32 Jack Torrance USA Baton Rouge 210434 16.48 John Lyman USA Stanford 210434 16.80 Jack Torrance USA Des Moines 270434 16.89 Jack Torrance USA Milwaukee 300634 17.40 Jack Torrance USA Oslo 050834 17.68 Charles Fonville USA Lawrence 170448 17.79 Jim Fuchs USA Oslo 280749 17.82 Jim Fuchs USA Los Angeles 290450 17.90 Jim Fuchs USA Visby 200850 17.95 Jim Fuchs USA Eskilstuna 220850 18.00 Parry O'Brien USA Fresno 090553 18.04 Parry O'Brien USA Compton 050653 18.23 Parry O'Brien USA Des Moines 240454 18.42 Parry O'Brien USA Los Angeles 080554 18.43 Parry O'Brien USA Los Angeles 210554 18.43 Parry O'Brien USA Los Angeles 110654 18.44 Parry O'Brien USA Los Angeles 110654 18.54 Parry O'Brien USA Los Angeles 110654 18.62 Parry O'Brien USA Salt Lake City 050556 18.69 Parry O'Brien USA Los Angeles 150656 18.70 Parry O'Brien USA Pasadena 180856 18.97 Parry O'Brien USA Eugene 030956 19.06 Parry O'Brien USA Eugene 030956 19.10 Parry O'Brien USA Los Angeles 011156 19.25 Parry O'Brien USA Los Angeles 011156 19.25 Dallas Long USA Santa Barbara 280359 19.26 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 020559 19.38 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 020559 19.26 Parry O'Brien USA Philadelphia 180759 19.30 Parry O'Brien USA Albuquerque 010859 19.38 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 050360 19.45 William Nieder USA Stanford 190360 19.67 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 260360 19.99 William Nieder USA Austin 020460 20.06 William Nieder USA Walnut 120860 20.08 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 180562 20.10 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 040464 20.30 Dallas Long USA Fresno 090564 20.20 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 290564 20.35 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 250764 20.68 Dallas Long USA Los Angeles 250764 20.70 Randy Matson USA College Station 090465 21.05 Randy Matson USA Austin 300465 21.52 Randy Matson USA College Station 080565 21.78 Randy Matson USA College Station 220467 21.82 Allan Feuerbach USA San Jose 050573 21.85 Terry Albritton USA Honolulu 210276 22.00 Aleksandr Baryshnikov URS Colombes 100776 22.15 Udo Beyer GDR Göteborg 060778 22.22 Udo Beyer GDR Los Angeles 250683 22.62 Ulf Timmermann GDR Berlin 220985 22.64 Udo Beyer GDR Berlin 200886 22.72 Alessandro Andrei ITA Viareggio 120887 22.84 Alessandro Andrei ITA Viareggio 120887 22.91 Alessandro Andrei ITA Viareggio 120887 23.06 Ulf Timmermann GDR Khaniá 220588 23.12 Randy Barnes USA Los Angeles 200590 Supplement: 15.72 exh. Ralph Rose USA Paterson 130908 16.56 exh. Ralph Rose USA Healdsburg 260609 16.11 extra tr. Emil Hirschfeld GER Berlin 070729 16.30 extra tr. John Lyman USA Stanford 140434 17.19 exh. Jack Torrance USA Hammond/LA 100534 22.11i prof. Brian Oldfield USA Daly City 040475 22.55 prof. Brian Oldfield USA El Paso 100575 22.86 prof. Brian Oldfield USA El Paso 100575 Discus Throw [TOP] 47.58 James Duncan USA New York 270512 47.85 Armas Taipale FIN Magdeburg 200713 48.18 Glenn Hartranft USA Cambridge 310524 47.61 Thomas Lieb USA Chicago 140924 47.89 Glenn Hartranft USA San Francisco 020525 48.20 Bud Houser USA Stanford 030426 48.77 Hans Hoffmeister GER Gelsenkirchen 220728 49.90 Eric Krenz USA Stanford 090329 49.94 Eric Krenz USA Stanford 170530 51.03 Eric Krenz USA Stanford 170530 51.73 Paul Jessup USA Pittsburgh 230830 52.20 Harald Andersson SWE Oslo 250834 52.42 Harald Andersson SWE Oslo 250834 53.10 Willi Schröder GER Magdeburg 280435 53.79 Gordon Dunn USA Eureka 240535 53.26 Archie Harris USA Stanford 200641 53.34 Adolfo Consolini ITA Milano 261041 53.69 Adolfo Consolini ITA Milano 140446 54.23 Adolfo Consolini ITA Milano 140446 54.93 Robert Fitch USA Minneapolis 080646 55.33 Adolfo Consolini ITA Milano 101048 56.46 Fortune Gordien USA Lisboa 090749 56.97 Fortune Gordien USA Hämeenlinna 140849 57.93 Sam Iness USA Lincoln 200653 58.10 Fortune Gordien USA Pasadena 110753 59.28 Fortune Gordien USA Pasadena 220853 59.91 Edmund Pi¹tkowski POL Warszawa 140659 59.91 Rink Babka USA Walnut 120860 60.56 Jay Silvester USA Frankfurt-am-Main 110861 60.72 Jay Silvester USA Bruxelles 200861 61.10 Al Oerter USA Los Angeles 180562 61.64 Vladimir Trusenyov URS Leningrad 040662 62.45 Al Oerter USA Chicago 010762 62.62 Al Oerter USA Walnut 270463 62.94 Al Oerter USA Walnut 250464 64.55 Ludvík Danìk TCH Turnov 020864 65.22 Ludvík Danìk TCH Sokolov 121065 66.07 Ludvík Danìk TCH Long Beach 070666 66.54 Jay Silvester USA Modesto 250568 68.07 Jay Silvester USA Reno 180968 68.40 Jay Silvester USA Reno 180968 70.38 Jay Silvester USA Lancaster 160571 70.04 Jay Silvester USA Ystad 100671 68.40 Ricky Bruch SWE Stockholm 050772 68.58 Ricky Bruch SWE Malmö 100972 68.48 John van Reenen RSA Stellenbosch 140375 69.08 John Powell USA Long Beach 040575 69.18 Mac Wilkins USA Walnut 240476 69.80 Mac Wilkins USA San Jose 010576 70.24 Mac Wilkins USA San Jose 010576 70.86 Mac Wilkins USA San Jose 010576 71.16 Wolfgang Schmidt GDR Berlin 090878 71.86 Yuriy Dumchev URS Moskva 290583 74.08 Jürgen Schult GDR Neubrandenburg 060686 Supplement: 71.20 Ben Plucknett USA Modesto 160581 72.34 Ben Plucknett USA Stockholm 070781 Hammer Throw [TOP] 57.77 Pat Ryan USA New York 170813 59.56 Patrick O’Callaghan IRL Fermoy 220837 58.13 Erwin Blask GER Berlin 070838 58.24 Karl Hein GER Osnabrück 210838 59.00 Erwin Blask GER Stockholm 270838 59.02 Imre Németh HUN Tata 140748 59.57 Imre Németh HUN Katowice 040949 59.88 Imre Németh HUN Budapest 190550 60.34 József Csermák HUN Helsinki 240752 61.25 Sverre Strandli NOR Oslo 140952 62.36 Sverre Strandli NOR Oslo 050953 63.34 Mikhail Krivonosov URS Bern 290854 64.05 Stanislav Nenashev URS Baku 121254 64.33 Mikhail Krivonosov URS Warszawa 040855 64.52 Mikhail Krivonosov URS Beograd 190955 65.85 Mikhail Krivonosov URS Nalchik 250456 65.95 Clifford Blair USA Needham 040756 66.38 Mikhail Krivonosov URS Minsk 080756 66.71 Harold Connolly USA Boston 031056 66.85 Mikhail Krivonosov URS Tashkent 221056 67.32 Mikhail Krivonosov URS Tashkent 221056 68.54 Harold Connolly USA Los Angeles 021156 68.68 Harold Connolly USA Bakersfield 200658 70.33 Harold Connolly USA Walnut 120860 70.67 Harold Connolly USA Stanford 210762 71.06 Harold Connolly USA Ceres 290565 71.26 Harold Connolly USA Walnut 200365 73.74 Gyula Zsivótzky HUN Debrecen 040965 73.76 Gyula Zsivótzky HUN Budapest 140968 74.52 Romuald Klim URS Budapest 150669 74.68 Anatoliy Bondarchuk URS Athína 200969 75.48 Anatoliy Bondarchuk URS Rovno 121069 76.40 Walter Schmidt FRG Lahr 040971 76.60 Reinhard Theimer GDR Leipzig 040774 76.66 Aleksey Spiridonov URS München 110974 76.70 Karl-Hans Riehm FRG Rehlingen 190575 77.56 Karl-Hans Riehm FRG Rehlingen 190575 78.50 Karl-Hans Riehm FRG Rehlingen 190575 79.30 Walter Schmidt FRG Frankfurt-am-Main 140875 80.14 Boris Zaychuk URS Moskva 090778 80.32 Karl-Hans Riehm FRG Heidenheim 060878 80.38 Yuriy Sedykh URS Leselidze 160580 80.46 Jüri Tamm URS Leselidze 160580 80.64 Yuriy Sedykh URS Leselidze 160580 81.66 Sergey Litvinov URS Sochi 240580 81.80 Yuriy Sedykh URS Moskva 310780 83.98 Sergey Litvinov URS Moskva 040682 84.14 Sergey Litvinov URS Moskva 210683 86.34 Yuriy Sedykh URS Cork 030784 86.66 Yuriy Sedykh URS Tallinn 220686 86.74 Yuriy Sedykh URS Stuttgart 300886 Javelin Throw [TOP] 62.32 Eric Lemming SWE Stockholm 290912 63.29 Jonni Myyrä FIN Malmö 050714 64.81 Jonni Myyrä FIN Lappeenranta 180715 65.55 Jonni Myyrä FIN Savitaipale 130719 66.10 Jonni Myyrä FIN Stockholm 250819 66.62 Gunnar Lindström SWE Eksjö 121024 67.31 Gunnar Lindström SWE Oslo 200925 68.55 Jonni Myyrä FIN Richmond, Va. 270925 69.88 Eino Penttilä FIN Viipuri 081027 71.01 Erik Lundqvist SWE Stockholm 150828 72.38 Matti Järvinen FIN Stockholm 280730 71.57 Matti Järvinen FIN Viipuri 080830 71.70 Matti Järvinen FIN Tampere 170830 71.88 Matti Järvinen FIN Vaasa 310830 72.93 Matti Järvinen FIN Viipuri 140930 74.02 Matti Järvinen FIN Turku 270632 74.28 Matti Järvinen FIN Mikkeli 250533 74.61 Matti Järvinen FIN Vaasa 070633 76.10 Matti Järvinen FIN Helsinki 150633 76.66 Matti Järvinen FIN Torino 070934 77.23 Matti Järvinen FIN Helsinki 180636 77.87 Yrjö Nikkanen FIN Karhula 250838 78.70 Yrjö Nikkanen FIN Kotka 161038 80.41 Bud Held USA Pasadena 080853 81.29 Bill Miller USA Pasadena 210854 81.29 Bud Held USA Modesto 210555 81.75 Bud Held USA Modesto 210555 83.56 Soini Nikkinen FIN Kuhmoinen 240656 83.66 Janusz Sid³o POL Milano 300656 85.71 Egil Danielsen NOR Melbourne 261156 86.04 Al Cantello USA Compton 050659 86.74 Carlo Lievore ITA Milano 010661 87.12 Terje Pedersen NOR Oslo 010764 91.72 Terje Pedersen NOR Oslo 020964 91.98 Janis Lusis URS Saarijärvi 230668 92.70 Jorma Kinnunen FIN Tampere 180669 93.80 Janis Lusis URS Stockholm 060772 94.08 Klaus Wolfermann FRG Leverkusen 050573 94.58 Miklós Németh HUN Montréal 260776 96.72 Ferenc Paragi HUN Tata 230480 99.72 Tom Petranoff USA Los Angeles 150583 104.80 Uwe Hohn GDR Berlin 200784 Hohn’s World Record raised alarms about such distances achieved with what can be a deadly implement within the confines of an enclosed stadium. Also, longer distances were producing flatter landings. Accordingly, a "new” javelin - with the centre of gravity moved forward - was introduced from 1 April 1986: 78.62 Klaus Tafelmeier FRG London 140985 79.86 Brian Crouser USA Papeete 270386 81.74 Roald Bradstock GBR Tucson 050586 82.24 Klaus Tafelmeier FRG Hannover 080686 83.68 Viktor Yevsyukov URS Leningrad 080686 85.38 Tom Petranoff USA Helsinki 070786 85.74 Klaus Tafelmeier FRG Como 210986 87.66 Jan Železný TCH Nitra 310587 89.10 Patrik Bodén SWE Austin 240390 89.58 Steve Backley GBR Stockholm 020790 At this time, a further development occurred with the "new" javelin. Miklos Németh, the 1976 Olympic Champion, introduced a javelin with a modified surface behind the grip. It had the effect of reducing vibration and, in the rights hands, tended to travel further. After lengthy debate by experts in the field, it was decided at the IAAF Congress in Tokyo in August 1991 that this javelin contravened IAAF Rules. Therefore, the performances which had been achieved using this javelin: Zelezny (89.66), Backley (90.98) and Räty (91.98 and 96.96) were removed from the world record list leaving Backley's 89.58 as the world record having been achieved with an implement which conformed to the Rules. Backley (91.46) subsequently broke this record: 89.66 Jan Železný TCH Oslo 140790 90.98 Steve Backley GBR London 200790 91.98 Seppo Räty FIN Shizuoka 040591 96.96 Seppo Räty FIN Punkalaidun 020691 91.46 Steve Backley GBR Auckland 240192 During 1992, Németh introduced another javelin with different specifications and this, too, was deemed by the IAAF Council as contravening the Rules. The following performance achieved with this javelin was not, therefore, ratified: 94.74 Jan Železný TCH Oslo 040792 95.54 Jan Železný CZE Pietersburg 060493 95.66 Jan Železný CZE Sheffield 290893 98.48 Jan Železný CZE Jena 250596 Decathlon [TOP] Day 1: 100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400m Day 2: 110m Hurdles, Discus Throw, Pole Vault, Javelin Throw, 1500m The ensuring statistics give only the points scored in accordance with IAAF scoring tables valid at the time of the performance: 7485.61 Aleksander Klumberg EST Helsinki 16/170922 12.3 6.59 12.92 1.75 55.0 17.0 39.64 3.40 62.20 5:11.3 7226.905 Gustaf Strandberg FIN Göteborg 07/080723 11.7 6.66 11.27 1.70 53.0 16.2 33.03 3.30 54.51 4:41.0 7350.12 Harold Osborn USA Chicago 030923 11.5 6.555 11.45 1.955 52.9 15.6 33.64 3.20 46.11 4:53.1 7710.775 Harold Osborn USA Colombes 11/120724 11.2 6.92 11.43 1.97 53.2 16.0 34.51 3.50 46.69 4:50.0 7820.93 Paavo Yrjölä FIN Viipuri 17/180726 11.8 6.54 13.97 1.85 52.4 16.9 37.31 3.30 56.70 4:41.1 7995.19 Paavo Yrjölä FIN Helsinki 16/170727 11.8 6.73 14.27 1.85 52.8 16.8 40.76 3.20 57.40 4:41.8 8053.29 Paavo Yrjölä FIN Amsterdam 03/040828 11.8 6.72 14.11 1.87 53.2 16.6 42.09 3.30 55.70 4:44.0 7931.50 Akilles Järvinen FIN Amsterdam 03/040828 11.2 6.87 13.64 1.75 51.4 15.6 36.95 3.30 55.58 4:52.4 8117.30 Paavo Yrjölä FIN Aalborg 09/100730 11.6 6.76 14.72 1.85 53.2 16.1 39.66 3.10 58.88 4:37.5 8255.475 Akilles Järvinen FIN Viipuri 19/200730 11.1 6.89 13.14 1.80 50.0 15.4 36.47 3.60 58.15 4:54.2 82292.48 Akilles Järvinen FIN Los Angeles 05/060832 11.1 7.00 13.11 1.75 50.6 15.7 36.80 3.60 61.00 4:47.0 8462.235 James Bausch USA Los Angeles 05/060832 11.7 6.95 15.32 1.70 54.2 16.2 44.58 4.00 61.91 5:17.0 8467.62 Hans-Heinrich Sievert GER Hamburg 22/230733 11.4 7.09 14.55 1.82 54.0 16.2 46.66 3.40 59.58 4:59.8 8790.46 Hans-Heinrich Sievert GER Hamburg 07/080734 11.1 7.48 15.31 1.80 52.2 15.8 47.23 3.43 58.32 4:58.8 7875 Glenn Morris USA Milwaukee 26/270636 10.7 6.856 14.456 1.868 50.7 14.9 43.108 3.45 56.06 4:48.1 7900 Glenn Morris USA Berlin 07/080836 11.1 6.97 14.10 1.85 49.4 14.9 43.02 3.50 54.52 4:33.2 8042 Bob Mathias USA Tulare 29/300650 10.9 7.09 14.48 1.85 51.0 14.7 44.62 3.98 55.59 5:05.1 7825 Bob Mathias USA Tulare 01/020752 10.8 7.15 15.21 1.89 50.8 14.6 48.15 3.75 59.09 4:55.3 7887 Bob Mathias USA Helsinki 25/260752 10.9 6.98 15.30 1.90 50.2 14.7 46.89 4.00 59.21 4:50.8 7985 Rafer Johnson USA Kingsburg 10/110655 10.5 7.49 13.80 1.85 49.7 14.5 47.20 3.87 59.09 5:01.5 8014 Vasiliy Kuznetsov URS Krasnodar 17/180558 11.0 7.30 14.49 1.75 49.1 14.5 47.50 4.00 66.16 4:50.0 8302 Rafer Johnson USA Moskva 27/280758 10.6 7.17 14.69 1.80 48.2 14.9 49.06 3.95 72.59 5:05.0 8357 Vasiliy Kuznetsov URS Moskva 16/170559 10.7 7.35 14.68 1.89 49.2 14.7 49.94 4.20 65.06 5:04.6 8683 Rafer Johnson USA Eugene 08/090760 10.6 7.55 15.85 1.78 48.6 14.5 51.97 3.97 71.10 5:09.9 8709 Philip Mulkey USA Memphis 16/170661 10.7 7.34 15.32 1.99 51.0 14.6 47.03 4.39 67.45 4:43.8 9121 Yang Chuan-Kwang TPE Walnut 27/280463 10.7 7.17 13.22 1.92 47.7 14.0 40.99 4.84 71.75 5:02.4 8234 Bill Toomey USA Salina 02/030766 10.3 7.77 13.94 1.95 47.3 14.8 44.95 3.96 60.63 4:30.0 8230 Russ Hodge USA Los Angeles 23/240765 10.5 7.51 17.25 1.85 48.9 15.2 50.44 4.10 64.49 4:40.4 8319 Kurt Bendlin FRG Heidelberg 13/140567 10.6 7.55 14.50 1.84 47.9 14.8 46.31 4.10 74.85 4:19.4 8417 Bill Toomey USA Los Angeles 10/111269 10.3 7.76 14.38 1.93 47.1 14.3 46.49 4.27 65.74 4:39.4 8454 Nikolay Avilov URS München 07/080972 11.00 7.68 14.36 2.12 48.45 14.31 46.98 4.55 61.66 4:22.82 8524 Bruce Jenner USA Eugene 09/100875 10.7 7.17 15.25 2.01 48.7 14.6 50.00 4.70 65.52 4:16.6 8538 Bruce Jenner USA Eugene 25/260676 10.7 7.19 14.04 2.00 48.6 14.3 51.68 4.60 69.28 4:16.4 8618 Bruce Jenner USA Montréal 29/300776 10.94 7.22 15.35 2.03 47.51 14.84 50.04 4.80 68.52 4:12.61 8622 Daley Thompson GBR Götzis 17/180580 10.55 7.72 14.46 2.11 48.04 14.37 42.98 4.90 65.38 4:25.49 8649 Guido Kratschmer FRG Bernhausen 14/150680 10.58 7.80 15.47 2.00 48.04 13.92 45.52 4.60 66.50 4:24.15 8704 Daley Thompson GBR Götzis 22/230582 10.50 7.95 15.31 2.08 46.86 14.31 44.34 4.90 60.52 4:30.55 8723 Jürgen Hingsen FRG Ulm 14/150882 10.74 7.85 16.00 2.15 47.65 14.64 44.92 4.60 63.10 4:15.13 8743 Daley Thompson GBR Athína 07/080982 10.51 7.80 15.44 2.03 47.11 14.39 45.48 5.00 63.56 4:23.71 8779 Jürgen Hingsen FRG Bernhausen 07/080683 10.92 7.74 15.94 2.15 47.89 14.10 46.80 4.70 67.26 4:19.74 8798 Jürgen Hingsen FRG Mannheim 08/090684 10.70 7.76 16.42 2.07 48.05 14.07 49.36 4.90 59.86 4:19.75 8798 Daley Thompson GBR Los Angeles 08/090884 10.44 8.01 15.72 2.03 46.97 14.33 46.56 5.00 65.24 4:35.00 8891 Dan O'Brien USA Talence 07/080992 10.43w 8.08 16.69 2.07 48.51 13.98 48.56 5.00 62.58 4:42.10 8994 TomᚠDvoøák CZE Praha 03/040799 10.54 7.90 16.78 2.04 48.08 13.73 48.33 4.90 72.32 4:37.20 9026 Roman Šebrle CZE Götzis 26/270501 10.64 8.11 15.33 2.12 47.79 13.92 47.92 4.80 70.16 4:21.98 Points on various scoring tables: 1912 1920 1934 1950/52 1962/1971 1984 6903.92 6241.025 5516 4646 5584 5386 Wieslander 1911 7414.555 6752.66 6096 5307 6051 5867 Menaul 1912 7099.845 6437.95 5655 4764 5687 5493 Wieslander 1912 7244.10 6582.205 5787 4895 5792 5583 Wieslander 1912 8412.955 7751.06 6951 6268 6756 6564 Thorpe 1912 7724.495 7062.60 6220 5377 6161 5965 Wieslander 1912 7462.79 6800.89 6167 5652 6124 5969 Wickholm 1914 7786.92 7125.25 6301 5500 6209 6033 Lovland 1919 7880.88 7218.985 6297 5431 6216 5987 Nilsson 1920 7853.65 7191.755 6365 5444 6278 6075 Ohlson 1920 8025.52 7363.625 6363 5466 6236 6025 Klumberg 1920 - 7485.61 6450 5531 6270 6087 Klumberg 1922 - 7226.905 6408 5644 6304 6147 Strandberg 1923 - 7351.89 6583 5862 6424 6248 Osborn 1923 - 7710.775 6872 6163 6668 6476 Osborn 1924 - 7832.03 6889 6077 6651 6460 Yrjölä 1926 - 7995.19 7053 6244 6768 6566 Yrjölä 1927 - 8053.29 7071 6246 6774 6587 Yrjölä 1928 - 7931.50 7081 6379 6815 6645 Järvinen 1928 - 8117.30 7193 6432 6869 6700 Yrjölä 1930 - 8255.475 7378 6719 7036 6865 Järvinen 1930 - 8292.48 7378 6707 7038 6879 Järvinen 1932 - 8462.235 7396 6590 6896 6735 Bausch 1932 - 8467.62 7432 6635 6999 6833 Sievert 1933 - 8453.56 7449 6680 7003 6828 Sievert 1933 - 8790.46 7824 7135 7292 7147 Sievert 1934 - - 7875 7291 7394 7213 Morris 1936 - - 7900 7310 7421 7254 Morris 1936 - - 8042 7444 7453 7287 Mathias 1950 - - - 7829 7690 7543 Mathias 1952 - - - 7887 7731 7592 Mathias 1952 - - - 7985 7758 7608 Johnson 1955 - - - 8014 7760 7653 Kuznetsov 1958 - - - 8302 7896 7789 Johnson 1958 - - - 8357 7957 7839 Kuznetsov 1959 - - - 8683 8063 7981 Johnson 1960 - - - 8709 8155 8049 Mulkey 1961 - - - 9121 8089 8009 Yang 1963 - - - - 8234 8096 Toomey 1966 - - - - 8230 8119 Hodge 1966 - - - - 8319 8234 Bendlin 1967 - - - - 8417 8309 Toomey 1969 - - - - 8454/8456 8466 Avilov 1972 - - - - 8524 8429 Jenner 1975 - - - - 8538 8456 Jenner 1976 - - - - 8618/8617 8634 Jenner 1976 - - - - 8622 8648 Thompson 1980 - - - - 8649 8667 Kratschmer 1980 - - - - 8704 8730 Thompson 1982 - - - - 8723 8741 Hingsen 1982 - - - - 8743 8774 Thompson 1982 - - - - 8779 8825 Hingsen 1983 - - - - 8798 8832 Hingsen 1984 - - - - 8798 8847 Thompson 1984 - - - - - 8891 O'Brien 1992 - - - - - 8994 Dvoøák 1999 - - - - - 9026 Šebrle 2001 20 Kilometres Walk [TOP] This is a list of progressive world best performances set on road courses as the IAAF only recognize walking records made on a track 1:38:43 Hermann Müller GER Berlin 041011 1:37:57 Emile Anthoine FRA Paris 130713 1:34:15 Václav Balšán TCH Èeský Brod 130833 1:33:25 Fritz Bleiweiss GER Fürstenwalde 070636 1:32:12 John Mikaelsson SWE Malmö 300537 1:31:44 John Mikaelsson SWE Stockholm 100646 1:31:21 Josef Doležal TCH Praha 050655 1:30:36 Volodymyr Holubnichiy URS Kiev 230955 1:30:00 Josef Doležal TCH Praha 250756 1:28:39 Vladimir Guk URS Kiev 130457 1:27:29 Leonid Spirin URS Moskva 070759 1:27:04 Volodymyr Holubnichiy URS Moskva 050759 1:25:58 Anatoliy Vedyakov URS Moskva 060959 1:25:22 Gennadiy Agapov URS Leningrad 210768 1:25:19 Gennadiy Agapov URS Berlin 070572 1:24:50 Paul Nihill GBR Douglas 300772 1:23:40 Daniel Bautista MEX Bydgoszcz 300576 1:23:30 Anatoliy Solomin URS Vilnius 190778 1:23:12 Roland Wieser GDR Praha 300878 1:22:19 Vadim Tsvetkov URS Klaipeda 130579 1:22:16 Daniel Bautista MEX Valencia 190579 1:21:04 Daniel Bautista MEX Vretstorp 090676 1:21:01 Reima Salonen FIN Raisio 090679 1:21:00 Daniel Bautista MEX Jalapa 300380 1:19:35 Domingo Colin MEX Cherkassy 270480 1:19:30 Josef Pribilinec TCH Bergen 240983 1:19:24 Carlos Mercenario MEX New York 030587 1:19:12 Axel Noack GDR Karl-Marx-Stadt 210687 1:19:08 Mikhail Shchennikov URS Kiev 300788 1:18:20 Andrey Perlov URS Moskva 260590 1:18:13 Pavol Blažek TCH Hildesheim 160990 1:18:04 Bu Lingtang CHN Beijing 070494 1:17:46 Julio Martínez GUA Eisenhüttenstadt 080599 Official from 1 Jan 2003: 1:17:22 Fco. Javier Fernández ESP Turku 280402 1:17:21 Jefferson Pérez ECU Paris Saint-Denis 230803 50 Kilometres Walk [TOP] This is a list of progressive world best performances set on road courses as the IAAF only recognize walking records made on a track 4:40:15 Hermann Müller GER München 070921 4:36:22 Karl Hähnel GER Berlin 200924 4:34:03 Paul Sievert GER München 051024 4:30:22 Romano Vecchietti ITA Roma 160928 4:26:41 Edgar Bruun NOR Oslo 280636 4:24:47 Viggo Invorsen DEN Odense 170841 4:23:40 Josef Doležal TCH Podìbrady 040846 4:23:14 Josef Doležal TCH Podìbrady 240852 4:20:30 Vladimir Ukhov URS Leningrad 290852 4:16:06 Josef Doležal TCH Podìbrady 120954 4:07:29 Anatoliy Yegorov URS Tbilisi 171155 4:05:13 Grigoriy Klimov URS Moskva 100856 4:03:53 Anatoliy Vedyakov URS Moskva 130859 4:03:02 Abdon Pamich ITA Ponte San Pietro 161060 4:01:39 Grigoriy Klimov URS Leningrad 170861 4:00:50 Mikhail Lavrov URS Kazan 050961 3:55:36 Gennadiy Agapov URS Alma-Ata 171065 3:52:45 Bernd Kannenberg GER Bremen 270572 3:45:52 Raúl González MEX Mixhuca 230478 3:41:20 Raúl González MEX Podebrady 110678 3:40:46 José Marin ESP Valencia 130383 3:38:31 Ronald Weigel GDR Berlin 200784 3:38:17 Ronald Weigel GDR Potsdam 250586 3:37:41 Andrey Perlov URS Leningrad 050889 3:37:26 Valeriy Spitsyn RUS Moskva 210500 Official from 1 Jan 2003: 3:36:39 Robert Korzeniowski RUS München 080802 3:36:03 Robert Korzeniowski RUS Paris Saint-Denis 270803 4 x 100 Metres Relay/4 x 110 Yards Relay [TOP] y denotes 4 x 110 yards (= 402.34 m) 42.3 Germany GER Stockholm 080712 43.0y Great Britain & Ireland GBI London 070713 42.8y Univ. of Pennsylvania USA Philadelphia 070619 42.2 United States USA Antwerpen 220820 42.8y New York AC USA Pasadena 050721 42.4y University of Illinois USA Des Moines 280423 42.0 Great Britain & N.Ireland GBR Colombes 120724 42.0 Netherlands NED Colombes 120724 41.2 United States USA Colombes 120724 41.0 United States USA Colombes 130724 41.0 United States USA Colombes 130724 42.0 University of Kansas USA Lawrence 180425 42.0 Univ. of South.California USA Los Angeles 160525 41.4 New York AC USA San Francisco 050725 41.0y Newark AC USA Lincoln 040727 41.0 Germany GER Düsseldorf 310727 41.0 Germany GER Düsseldorf 200528 41.0 Germany GER Düsseldorf 200528 40.8 Germany GER Berlin 030628 41.0 Eintracht Frankfurt GER Halle 100628 40.8 Germany GER Dortmund 240628 40.8 Germany GER Bochum 250628 41.0 United States USA Amsterdam 050828 40.8 Germany GER Berlin 020928 40.8 SC Charlottenburg GER Breslau (Wroc³aw) 220729 41.0y University of Illinois USA Lawrence 200435 40.8y Univ. of South.California USA Fresno 090531 40.7 Germany GER Kassel 140632 40.6 Germany GER Kassel 140632 40.6 United States USA Los Angeles 060832 40.0 United States USA Los Angeles 070832 40.5y University of Iowa USA Lawrence 200435 40.0 United States USA Berlin 090836 39.8 United States USA Berlin 090836 40.5y Univ. of South.California USA Fresno 140538 40.3y University of Texas USA Lawrence 170454 40.5y University of Texas USA Modesto 220554 40.5y University of Houston USA Austin 050355 40.2y University of Texas USA Modesto 210555 40.1y University of Texas USA Lawrence 210456 39.5(39.60) United States USA Melbourne 011256 39.9y University of Texas USA Lawrence 200457 39.9y Abilene Christian College USA Fresno 110557 39.7y Abilene Christian College USA Modesto 310558 39.5 Germany FRG Köln 290858 39.6y University of Texas USA Modesto 300559 >From 1960 onwards, the IAAF only accepted performances achieved on a course covering two full turns: 39.5(39.61) Germany FRG Roma 070960 39.5(39.66) Germany FRG Roma 080960 39.1 United States USA Moskva 150761 40.0y University of Oregon USA Modesto 260562 40.0y Great Britain & N.Ireland GBR London 030863 39.9y Australia AUS Melbourne 150364 39.0a(39.05) United States USA Tokyo 211064 39.7y Stanford University USA Fresno 080565 39.6y Southern University USA Modesto 280566 39.6y Texas Southern Univ. USA Grambling 150467 39.6y UCLA USA Los Angeles 060567 39.6y Univ. of South.California USA Los Angeles 020667 39.0y Univ. of South.California USA San Diego 100667 38.6y Univ. of South.California USA Provo 170667 38.6a(38.65) Jamaica JAM Ciudad de México 191068 38.3a(38.39) Jamaica JAM Ciudad de México 191068 38.2a(38.24) United States USA Ciudad de México 201068 The following mark was the final performance of the hand-timing era to be ratified by the IAAF as a world record: 38.2a(38.19) United States USA München 100972 Electric timing (Official from 1 Jan 1975): 41.22 Germany GER Los Angeles 060832 40.61 United States USA Los Angeles 060832 40.10 United States USA Los Angeles 070832 39.60 United States USA Melbourne 011256 39.25 France FRA Annecy 180764 39.06 United States USA Tokyo 211064 39.05 United States USA Winnipeg 050867 38.76 Cuba CUB Ciudad de México 191068 38.65 Jamaica JAM Ciudad de México 191068 38.39 Jamaica JAM Ciudad de México 201068 38.24 United States USA Ciudad de México 201068 38.19 United States USA München 100972 38.03 United States USA Düsseldorf 030977 37.86 United States USA Helsinki 100883 37.83 United States USA Los Angeles 110884 37.79 France FRA Split 010990 37.79 Santa Monica Track Club USA Monte Carlo 030891 37.67 United States - 1 USA Zürich 070891 37.50 United States USA Tokyo 010991 37.40 United States USA Barcelona 080892 37.40 United States USA Stuttgart 210893 4 x 400 Metres Relay/4 x 440 Yards Relay [TOP] y denotes 4 x 440 yards 3:18.2y Irish-American AC USA New York 040911 3:16.6 United States USA Stockholm 150712 3:18.0y Univ. of Pennsylvania USA Philadelphia 240415 3:16.4y Amer. Legion Pennsylv.USA Philadelphia 210621 3:16.0 United States USA Colombes 130724 3:14.2 United States USA Amsterdam 050828 3:13.4y United States USA London 110828 3:12.6y Stanford University USA Fresno 080531 3:11.8 United States USA Los Angeles 060832 3:08.2 United States USA Los Angeles 070832 3:12.4y Univ.of South.Calif. USA Los Angeles 150635 3:11.6y Univ.of South.Calif. USA Fresno 160536 3:10.6y British Empire GBR/CAN London 150836 3:10.5y Stanford University USA Stanford 130440 3:09.4y Univ. of California USA Los Angeles 170641 3:09.4y Univ.of South.Calif. USA Los Angeles 170641 3:03.9(3:04.04) Jamaica JAM Helsinki 270752 3:08.8y United States USA London 090852 3:08.6y United States USA Ontario, Calif. 201056 3:07.3y United States USA Los Angeles 011156 3:05.6y United States USA Walnut 120860 3:02.2(3:02.37) United States USA Roma 080960 3:04.5y Arizona State Univ. USA Walnut 270463 3:00.7a United States USA Tokyo 211064 3:04.5y South.Un.Baton Rouge USA Modesto 290565 2:59.6 United States USA Los Angeles 240766 3:02.8y Trinidad & Tobago TRI Kingston 130866 2:56.1a(2:56.16) United States USA Ciudad de México 201068 3:02.4y United States USA Durham 180775 Electric timing (Official from 1 Jan 1975): 2:56.16 United States USA Ciudad de México 201068 2:56.16 United States USA Seoul 011088 2:55.74 United States USA Barcelona 080892 2:54.29 United States USA Stuttgart 220893 2:54.20 United States USA Uniondale 220798 Best low altitude marks set while a high-altitude world record (in parentheses) was standing: 2:59.52 United States (2:56.16) USA Montréal 300776 2:58.65 United States (2:56.16) USA Montréal 310776 2:57.91 United States (2:56.16) USA Los Angeles 110884 2:57.29 United States (2:56.16) USA Roma 060987