Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World Records 8:06.11 Junxia Wang 09 JAN 1973 CHN CHN Beijing (NOCAS) 13 SEP 1993
World Leading 2018 8:27.50 Sifan Hassan 01 JAN 1993 NED NED Ostrava 08 SEP 2018
IAAF World Championships Record 8:28.71 Yunxia Qu 25 DEC 1972 CHN CHN Stuttgart (Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion) 16 AUG 1993
Olympic Games Records 8:26.53 Tatyana Samolenko-Dorovskikh 12 AUG 1961 URS URS Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 25 SEP 1988
IAAF World Championships Record 8:27.50 Sifan Hassan 01 JAN 1993 NED NED Ostrava 08 SEP 2018
Area Records - AFRICA 8:16.60 (i) Genzebe Dibaba 08 FEB 1991 ETH ETH Stockholm (Globe Arena) 06 FEB 2014
Area Records - ASIA 8:06.11 Junxia Wang 09 JAN 1973 CHN CHN Beijing (NOCAS) 13 SEP 1993
Area Records - EUROPE 8:21.42 Gabriela Szabo 14 NOV 1975 ROU ROU Monaco (Stade Louis II) 19 JUL 2002
Area Records - NORTH,CENTRAL AMERICA&C. 8:25.83 Mary Slaney 04 AUG 1958 USA USA Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 07 SEP 1985
Area Records - OCEANIA 8:35.31 Kimberley Smith 19 NOV 1981 NZL NZL Monaco (Stade Louis II) 25 JUL 2007
Area Records - SOUTH AMERICA 9:02.37 Delirde Maria Bernardi 27 APR 1969 BRA BRA Linz 04 JUL 1994
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World U20 Records 8:28.83 Zola Pieterse 26 MAY 1966 GBR GBR Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 07 SEP 1985
World U20 Leading 2018 8:33.63 Meskerem Mamo 13 APR 1999 ETH ETH Doha (QAT) 04 MAY 2018
Championships U20 Records 8:41.76 Beyenu Degefa 12 JUL 1999 ETH ETH Bydgoszcz (Stadion Zawisza) 20 JUL 2016
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
U18 - World Best Performance 8:36.45 Ningning Ma 20 SEP 1976 CHN CHN Jinan 06 JUN 1993
Championships U18 Records 8:53.94 Mercy Cherono 07 MAY 1991 KEN KEN Ostrava 11 JUL 2007

Legend

* Pending ratification.

Mx: mixed gender race.

Wo: women only race.