World Record Progression of 2000 Metres

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
4:44.79 Hicham EL GUERROUJ 14 SEP 1974 MAR MAR Berlin (Olympiastadion) 07 SEP 1999
4:47.88 Noureddine MORCELI 28 FEB 1970 ALG ALG Paris (FRA) 03 JUL 1995
4:50.81 Saïd AOUITA 02 NOV 1959 MAR MAR Paris (FRA) 16 JUL 1987
4:51.39 Steve CRAM 14 OCT 1960 GBR GBR Budapest (HUN) 04 AUG 1985
4:51.52 John WALKER 12 JAN 1952 NZL NZL Oslo (NOR) 30 JUN 1976
4:56.2h Michel JAZY 13 JUN 1936 FRA FRA St-Maur (FRA) 12 OCT 1966
4:57.8h Harald NORPOTH 22 AUG 1942 FRG FRG Hagen (GER) 10 SEP 1966
5:01.1h Josef ODLOŽIL 11 NOV 1938 TCH TCH Stará Boleslav (TCH) 08 SEP 1965
5:01.6h Michel JAZY 13 JUN 1936 FRA FRA Paris (FRA) 14 JUN 1962
5:02.2h István RÓZSAVÖLGYI 30 MAR 1929 HUN HUN Budapest (HUN) 02 OCT 1955
5:07.0h Gaston REIFF 24 FEB 1921 BEL BEL Bruxelles (BEL) 29 SEP 1948
5:11.8h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Östersund (SWE) 23 AUG 1942
5:16.4h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Malmö (SWE) 21 JUL 1942
5:16.8h Archie SAN ROMANI 17 SEP 1912 USA USA Helsinki (FIN) 26 AUG 1937
5:18.4h Henry JONSSON 12 MAY 1912 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 02 JUL 1937
5:20.4h Miklós SZABÓ 06 DEC 1908 HUN HUN Budapest (HUN) 04 OCT 1936
5:21.8h Jules LADOUMÈGUE 10 DEC 1906 FRA FRA Paris (FRA) 02 JUL 1931
5:23.4h Eino BORG 02 FEB 1900 FIN FIN Viipuri (FIN) 09 AUG 1927
5:24.6h Paavo NURMI 13 JUN 1897 FIN FIN Kuopio (FIN) 18 JUN 1927
5:26.0h Edvin WIDE 22 FEB 1896 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 11 JUN 1925
5:26.4h Paavo NURMI 13 JUN 1897 FIN FIN Tampere (FIN) 04 SEP 1922
5:30.4h John ZANDER 31 JAN 1890 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 16 JUN 1918

Legend

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