World Championships in Athletics Records

Discipline Progression Perf Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
100 Metres 9.58 +0.9 Usain BOLT 21 AUG 1986 JAM JAM Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 16 AUG 2009
200 Metres 19.19 -0.3 Usain BOLT 21 AUG 1986 JAM JAM Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 20 AUG 2009
400 Metres 43.18 Michael JOHNSON 13 SEP 1967 USA USA La Cartuja, Sevilla (ESP) 26 AUG 1999
800 Metres 1:43.06 Billy KONCHELLAH 20 OCT 1961 KEN KEN Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 01 SEP 1987
1500 Metres 3:27.65 Hicham EL GUERROUJ 14 SEP 1974 MAR MAR La Cartuja, Sevilla (ESP) 24 AUG 1999
5000 Metres 12:52.79 Eliud KIPCHOGE 05 NOV 1984 KEN KEN Stade de France, Paris-St-Denis (FRA) 31 AUG 2003
10,000 Metres 26:46.31 Kenenisa BEKELE 13 JUN 1982 ETH ETH Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 17 AUG 2009
Marathon 2:06:54 Abel KIRUI 04 JUN 1982 KEN KEN Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 22 AUG 2009
3000 Metres Steeplechase 8:00.43 Ezekiel KEMBOI 25 MAY 1982 KEN KEN Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 18 AUG 2009
110 Metres Hurdles 12.91 +0.5 Colin JACKSON 18 FEB 1967 GBR GBR Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart (GER) 20 AUG 1993
400 Metres Hurdles 47.18 Kevin YOUNG 16 SEP 1966 USA USA Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart (GER) 19 AUG 1993
High Jump 2.41 Bohdan BONDARENKO 30 AUG 1989 UKR UKR Luzhniki, Moskva (RUS) 15 AUG 2013
Pole Vault 6.05 Dmitri MARKOV 14 MAR 1975 AUS AUS Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton (CAN) 09 AUG 2001
Long Jump 8.95 +0.3 Mike POWELL 10 NOV 1963 USA USA Olympic Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 30 AUG 1991
Triple Jump 18.29 +1.3 Jonathan EDWARDS 10 MAY 1966 GBR GBR Ullevi Stadium, Göteborg (SWE) 07 AUG 1995
Shot Put 22.23 Werner GÜNTHÖR 11 JUL 1961 SUI SUI Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 29 AUG 1987
Discus Throw 70.17 Virgilijus ALEKNA 13 FEB 1972 LTU LTU Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN) 07 AUG 2005
Hammer Throw 83.38 Szymon ZIÓŁKOWSKI 01 JUL 1976 POL POL Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton (CAN) 05 AUG 2001
Javelin Throw 92.80 Jan ŽELEZNÝ 16 JUN 1966 CZE CZE Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton (CAN) 12 AUG 2001
Decathlon 9045 Ashton EATON 21 JAN 1988 USA USA National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 29 AUG 2015
20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:17:21 Jefferson PÉREZ 01 JUL 1974 ECU ECU Stade de France, Paris-St-Denis (FRA) 23 AUG 2003
50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:33:12 Yohann DINIZ 01 JAN 1978 FRA FRA Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 13 AUG 2017
4x100 Metres Relay 37.04 Jamaica JAM JAM DS, Daegu (KOR) 04 SEP 2011
4x400 Metres Relay 2:54.29 United States USA USA Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart (GER) 22 AUG 1993
Discipline Progression Perf Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
100 Metres 10.70 -0.1 Marion JONES 12 OCT 1975 USA USA La Cartuja, Sevilla (ESP) 22 AUG 1999
200 Metres 21.63 +0.2 Dafne SCHIPPERS 15 JUN 1992 NED NED National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 28 AUG 2015
400 Metres 47.99 Jarmila KRATOCHVÍLOVÁ 26 JAN 1951 TCH TCH Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN) 10 AUG 1983
800 Metres 1:54.68 Jarmila KRATOCHVÍLOVÁ 26 JAN 1951 TCH TCH Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN) 09 AUG 1983
1500 Metres 3:58.52 Tatyana TOMASHOVA 01 JUL 1975 RUS RUS Stade de France, Paris-St-Denis (FRA) 31 AUG 2003
3000 Metres 8:28.71 Yunxia QU 25 DEC 1972 CHN CHN Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart (GER) 16 AUG 1993
5000 Metres 14:26.83 Almaz AYANA 21 NOV 1991 ETH ETH National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 30 AUG 2015
10,000 Metres 30:04.18 Berhane ADERE 23 NOV 1973 ETH ETH Stade de France, Paris-St-Denis (FRA) 23 AUG 2003
Marathon 2:20:57 Paula RADCLIFFE 17 DEC 1973 GBR GBR Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN) 14 AUG 2005
3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:02.58 Emma COBURN 19 OCT 1990 USA USA Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 11 AUG 2017
100 Metres Hurdles 12.28 +1.1 Sally PEARSON 19 SEP 1986 AUS AUS DS, Daegu (KOR) 03 SEP 2011
400 Metres Hurdles 52.42 Melaine WALKER 01 MAR 1983 JAM JAM Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 20 AUG 2009
High Jump 2.09 Stefka KOSTADINOVA 25 MAR 1965 BUL BUL Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 30 AUG 1987
Pole Vault 5.01 Yelena ISINBAYEVA 03 JUN 1982 RUS RUS Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN) 12 AUG 2005
Long Jump 7.36 +0.4 Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE 03 MAR 1962 USA USA Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 04 SEP 1987
Triple Jump 15.50 +0.9 Inessa KRAVETS 05 OCT 1966 UKR UKR Ullevi Stadium, Göteborg (SWE) 10 AUG 1995
Shot Put 21.24 Natalia LISOVSKAYA 16 JUL 1962 URS URS Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 05 SEP 1987
Shot Put 21.24 Valerie ADAMS 06 OCT 1984 NZL NZL DS, Daegu (KOR) 29 AUG 2011
Discus Throw 71.62 Martina HELLMANN 12 DEC 1960 GER GER Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 31 AUG 1987
Hammer Throw 80.85 Anita WŁODARCZYK 08 AUG 1985 POL POL National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 27 AUG 2015
Javelin Throw 71.70 Olisdeilys MENÉNDEZ 14 NOV 1979 CUB CUB Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN) 14 AUG 2005
Heptathlon 7128 Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE 03 MAR 1962 USA USA Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 01 SEP 1987
10,000 Metres Race Walk 42:55.49 Annarita SIDOTI 25 JUL 1969 ITA ITA Olympic Stadium, Athina (GRE) 07 AUG 1997
10 Kilometres Race Walk 42:13 Irina STANKINA 25 MAR 1977 RUS RUS Ullevi Stadium, Göteborg (SWE) 07 AUG 1995
20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:25:41 Olimpiada IVANOVA 05 MAY 1970 RUS RUS Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN) 07 AUG 2005
50 Kilometres Race Walk 4:05:56 Inês HENRIQUES 01 MAY 1980 POR POR Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 13 AUG 2017
4x100 Metres Relay 41.07 Jamaica JAM JAM National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 29 AUG 2015
4x400 Metres Relay 3:16.71 United States USA USA Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart (GER) 22 AUG 1993

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.