Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World Records 8:16.60 Genzebe Dibaba 08 FEB 1991 ETH ETH Stockholm (Globe Arena) 06 FEB 2014
World Leading 2018 8:31.23 Genzebe Dibaba 08 FEB 1991 ETH ETH Sabadell (ESP) 13 FEB 2018
IAAF World Indoor Championships Record 8:33.82 Elly van Hulst 9 JUN 1959 NED NED Budapest (Sportcsarnok) 04 MAR 1989
Area Records - AFRICA 8:16.60 Genzebe Dibaba 08 FEB 1991 ETH ETH Stockholm (Globe Arena) 06 FEB 2014
Area Records - ASIA 8:41.34 Yanmei Dong 16 FEB 1977 CHN CHN Lisboa (Atlantic Pavillion) 10 MAR 2001
Area Records - EUROPE 8:26.41 Laura Muir 09 MAY 1993 GBR GBR Karlsruhe (Messehalle) 04 FEB 2017
Area Records - NORTH,CENTRAL AMERICA&C. 8:33.25 Shalane Flanagan 08 JUL 1981 USA USA Boston (Reggie Lewis), MA 27 JAN 2007
Area Records - OCEANIA 8:38.14 Kimberley Smith 19 NOV 1981 NZL NZL Boston (Reggie Lewis), MA 27 JAN 2007
Area Records - SOUTH AMERICA 9:07.08 Letitia Vriesde 05 OCT 1964 SUR SUR Den Haag 31 JAN 1993
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World U20 Records 8:33.56 Tirunesh Dibaba 01 OCT 1985 ETH ETH Birmingham (NIA), GBR 20 FEB 2004

Legend

* Pending ratification.

Mx: mixed gender race.

Wo: women only race.