Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World Records 3:50.07 Genzebe Dibaba 08 FEB 1991 ETH ETH Monaco (Stade Louis II) 17 JUL 2015
World Leading 2018 4:00.71 Caster Semenya 07 JAN 1991 RSA RSA Gold Coast (Carrara Stadium) 10 APR 2018
IAAF World Championships Record 3:58.52 Tatyana Tomashova 01 JUL 1975 RUS RUS Paris Saint-Denis (Stade de France) 31 AUG 2003
Olympic Games Records 3:53.96 Paula Ivan 20 JUL 1963 ROU ROU Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 01 OCT 1988
IAAF World Championships Record 4:00.84 Maryam Yusuf Jamal 16 SEP 1984 BRN BRN Athína (Olympic Stadium) 17 SEP 2006
Area Records - AFRICA 3:50.07 Genzebe Dibaba 08 FEB 1991 ETH ETH Monaco (Stade Louis II) 17 JUL 2015
Area Records - ASIA 3:50.46 Yunxia Qu 25 DEC 1972 CHN CHN Beijing (NOCAS) 11 SEP 1993
Area Records - EUROPE 3:52.47 Tatyana Kazankina 17 DEC 1951 URS URS Zürich (Letzigrund) 13 AUG 1980
Area Records - NORTH,CENTRAL AMERICA&C. 3:56.29 Shannon Rowbury 19 SEP 1984 USA USA Monaco (Stade Louis II) 17 JUL 2015
Area Records - OCEANIA 4:00.93 Sarah Jamieson 24 MAR 1975 AUS AUS Stockholm 25 JUL 2006
Area Records - SOUTH AMERICA 4:05.67 Letitia Vriesde 05 OCT 1964 SUR SUR Tokyo (Olympic Stadium) 31 AUG 1991
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World U20 Records 3:51.34 Yinglai Lang 22 AUG 1979 CHN CHN Shanghai 18 OCT 1997
World U20 Leading 2018 4:11.56 Edina Jebitok 10 NOV 2001 KEN KEN Nairobi (KEN) 17 FEB 2018
Championships U20 Records 4:04.96 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon 10 JAN 1994 KEN KEN Barcelona (Estadio Olímpico) 15 JUL 2012
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
U18 - World Best Performance 3:54.52 Ling Zhang 13 APR 1981 CHN CHN Shanghai 18 OCT 1997
Championships U18 Records 4:09.48 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon 10 JAN 1994 KEN KEN Lille 09 JUL 2011

Legend

* Pending ratification.

Mx: mixed gender race.

Wo: women only race.