Men’s world outdoor records in athletics

A list of all official world records in track and field as ratified by the IAAF.

Britain’s Jonathan Edwards, holder of the triple jump world record – Telegraph

Event Record Athlete/nationality/video Date/Meet /Place
100m 9.58 (+0.9 m/s) Usain Bolt (Jamaica) 16/08/09 World Championships Berlin, Germany
200m 19.19 (-0.3 m/s) Usain Bolt (Jamaica) 16/08/09 World Championships Berlin, Germany
400m 43.18 Michael Johnson (USA) 26/08/99 World Championships Seville, Spain
800m 1:41.09 David Rudisha (Kenya) 22/08/10 Berlin, Germany
1000m 02:12.0 Noah Ngeny (Kenya) 05/09/99 IAAF Grand Prix Rieti, Italy
1500m 03:26.0 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 14/07/98 Golden Gala Rome, Italy
Mile 03:43.1 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 07/07/99 Golden Gala Rome, Italy
2000m 04:44.8 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 07/09/99 ISTAF Berlin, Germany
3000m 07:20.7 Daniel Komen (Kenya) 01/09/96 IAAF Grand Prix Rieti, Italy
5000m 12:37.4 Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 31/05/04 Fanny Blankers-Koen Games, Hengelo, Holland
10000m 26:17.5 Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 26/08/05 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
10km (road) 27:01:00 Micah Kogo (Kenya) 29/03/09 Parelloop Brunssum, Netherlands
15 km (road) 41:29:00 Felix Limo (Kenya) 11/11/01 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen, Netherlands
41:29+ Deriba Merga (Ethiopia) 20/02/09 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
20000m: (track) 56:26.0 Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) 27/06/07 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
20km (road) 55:21+ Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea) 21/03/10 Lisbon Half Marathon, Portugal
Half marathon 58:23:00 Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea) 21/03/10 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal
One hour (track) 21285m Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) 27/06/07 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
25000m (track) 13:55.8 Toshihiko Seko (Japan) 22/03/81 Christchurch, New Zealand
25km (road) 01:11:50 Samuel Kosgei (Kenya) 09/05/10 BIG 25 Berlin, Germany
30000m (track) 29:18.8 Toshihiko Seko (Japan) 22/03/81 Christchurch, New Zealand
30km (road) 1:27:49+ Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) 20/09/09 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany
Marathon 02:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) 28/09/08 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany
100km (road) 06:13:33 Takahiro Sunada (Japan) 21/06/98 Tokoro, Japan
3000m steeplechase 07:53.6 Saif Saaeed Shaheen (Qatar) 03/09/04 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
110m hurdles 12.87 (+0.9 m/s) Dayron Robles (Cuba) 12/06/08 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
400m hurdles 46.78 Kevin Young (USA) 06/08/92 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
High jump 2.45m Javier Sotomayor (Cuba) 27/07/93 Salamanca, Spain
Pole vault 6.14m Sergey Bubka (Ukraine) 31/07/94 Sestriere, Italy
Long jump 8.95m (+0.3 m/s) Mike Powell (United States) 30/08/91 World Championships Tokyo, Japan
Triple jump 18.29 m (+1.3 m/s) Jonathan Edwards (GB) 07/08/95 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden
Shot put 23.12 m Randy Barnes (USA) 20/05/90 Westwood, USA
Discus throw 74.08 m Jürgen Schult (East Germany) 06/06/86 Neubrandenburg, Germany
Hammer throw 86.74m Yuriy Sedykh (Soviet Union) 30/08/86 European Championships Stuttgart, Germany
Javelin (current design) 98.48m Jan Železný (Czech Republic) 25/05/96 Jena, Germany
Javelin (old design) 104.80 m Uwe Hohn (East Germany) 20/07/84 Berlin, Germany
Decathlon 9026 pts Roman Šebrle (Czech Republic) 26-27/05/01 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria
20000m walk (track) 1:17:25.6 Bernardo Segura (Mexico) 07/05/94 Bergen, Norway
20km walk (road) 01:17:16 Vladimir Kanaykin (Russia) 29/09/07 Saransk, Russia
30000 m walk (track) 01:44.1 Maurizio Damilano (Italy) 03/10/92 Cuneo, Italy
50000m walk (track) 40:57.9 Thierry Toutain (France) 29/09/96 Héricourt, France
50km walk (road) 03:34:14 Denis Nizhegorodov (Russia) 11/05/08 Cheboksary, Russia
4x100m relay 37.10 Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powel(Jamaica) 22/08/08 Olympic Games Beijing, China
4x200m relay 01:18.7 Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Floyd Heard, Carl Lewis (USA) 17/04/94 Mt. SAC Relays Walnut, USA
4x400m relay 02:54.3 Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Butch Reynolds, Michael Johnson, Michael Johnson (USA) 22/08/93 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany
4x800m relay 07:02.4 Joseph Mutua, William Yiampoy, Ismael Kombich, Wilfred Bungei (Kenya) 25/08/06 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
4x1500m relay 14:36.2 William Biwott Tanui, Gideon Gathimba, Geoffrey Kipkoech Rono, Augustine Kiprono Choge (Kenya) 04/09/09 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium