List of World Athletics Championships records

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Tyson Gay on the way to setting the former 200 metres championship record in Osaka in 2007 Osaka07 D6A M200M nearfinish.jpg
Tyson Gay on the way to setting the former 200 metres championship record in Osaka in 2007
Athletes competing at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium where the first and tenth editions of the Championships were staged. 200metres Helsinki2005.jpg
Athletes competing at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium where the first and tenth editions of the Championships were staged.

The World Championships in Athletics is a biennial event which began in 1983. Organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the World Championships are a competition comprising track and field athletics events available to male and female athletes from any of the IAAF's 213 member federations. Championship records are set when an athlete achieves the best mark in an event at one of the editions of the Championships. World, area, and national records have been set at the championships over the course of its history.

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Competitors at the World Championships come from around the globe and records have been broken by athletes from all six continents. The United States has been the most successful competitor at the World Championships in both medals and records.

Four athletes hold multiple records: Marion Jones holds both the individual and relay record in the 100 metres, Michael Johnson holds individual and relay records in the 400 metres, Jackie Joyner-Kersee broke both the heptathlon and long jump records in 1987, and Jarmila Kratochvílová set the records in the 400 and 800 metres at the inaugural Championships in 1983. Kratochílová's records have gone unbeaten for over 30 years and are the two oldest records of the Championships.

Men

Colin Jackson broke the 110 metre hurdles world record in 1993; a record which stood for over a decade. Colin Jackson.jpg
Colin Jackson broke the 110 metre hurdles world record in 1993; a record which stood for over a decade.
Mike Powell's world record long jump at the 1991 Championships has never been bettered. Osaka07 D7A Mike Powell.jpg
Mike Powell's world record long jump at the 1991 Championships has never been bettered.
Double record holder Michael Johnson has held the 400 metres world record with his run in Seville for over 20 years. Michael Johnson Sydney2000.jpg
Double record holder Michael Johnson has held the 400 metres world record with his run in Seville for over 20 years.

  not ratified or later rescinded by World Athletics

Statistics are correct as of October 2019

EventRecordNameLocationDateRefVideo
100 m 9.58 (+0.9 m/s) WR Flag of Jamaica.svg  Usain Bolt  (JAM) Flag of Germany.svg Berlin 16 August 2009
200 m 19.19 (−0.3 m/s) WR Flag of Jamaica.svg  Usain Bolt  (JAM) Flag of Germany.svg Berlin 20 August 2009
400 m 43.18 WR Flag of the United States.svg  Michael Johnson  (USA) Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla 26 August 1999
800 m 1:42.34Flag of the United States.svg  Donavan Brazier  (USA) Flag of Qatar.svg Doha 1 October 2019 [1]
1500 m 3:27.65Flag of Morocco.svg  Hicham El Guerrouj  (MAR) Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla 24 August 1999
5000 m 12:52.79Flag of Kenya.svg  Eliud Kipchoge  (KEN) Flag of France.svg Paris 31 August 2003
10000 m 26:46.31Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH) Flag of Germany.svg Berlin 17 August 2009
Marathon 2:06:54Flag of Kenya.svg  Abel Kirui  (KEN) Flag of Germany.svg Berlin 22 August 2009 [2]
110 m hurdles 12.91 (+0.5 m/s) WR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Colin Jackson  (GBR) Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart 20 August 1993
400 m hurdles 47.18Flag of the United States.svg  Kevin Young  (USA) Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart 19 August 1993
3000 m steeplechase 8:00.43Flag of Kenya.svg  Ezekiel Kemboi  (KEN) Flag of Germany.svg Berlin 18 August 2009
High jump 2.41 mFlag of Ukraine.svg  Bohdan Bondarenko  (UKR) Flag of Russia.svg Moscow 15 August 2013 [3]
Pole vault 6.05 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Dmitri Markov  (AUS) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton 9 August 2001
Long jump 8.95 m (+0.3 m/s) WR Flag of the United States.svg  Mike Powell  (USA) Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo 30 August 1991
Triple jump 18.29 m (+1.3 m/s) WR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jonathan Edwards  (GBR) Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg 7 August 1995
Shot put 22.91 mFlag of the United States.svg  Joe Kovacs  (USA) Flag of Qatar.svg Doha 5 October 2019 [4]
Discus throw 70.17 mFlag of Lithuania.svg  Virgilijus Alekna  (LTU) Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 7 August 2005
Hammer throw 83.63 m [5] Flag of Belarus.svg  Ivan Tsikhan  (BLR) Flag of Japan.svg Osaka 27 August 2007
Javelin throw 92.80 mFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jan Železný  (CZE) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton 12 August 2001
Decathlon 9045 pts WR Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing 28–29 August 2015 [6]
100m (wind)Long jump (wind)Shot putHigh jump400m110H (wind)DiscusPole vaultJavelin1500m
10.23 (−0.4 m/s)7.88 m (0.0 m/s)14.52 m2.01 m45.0013.69 (−0.2 m/s)43.34 m5.20 m63.63 m4:17.52
20 km walk (road)1:17:21 WR Flag of Ecuador.svg  Jefferson Pérez  (ECU) Flag of France.svg Paris 23 August 2003
50 km walk (road)3:33:12Flag of France.svg  Yohann Diniz  (FRA) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 13 August 2017 [7]
4 × 100 m relay 37.04Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
Flag of South Korea.svg Daegu 4 September 2011 [8]
4 × 400 m relay 2:54.29 WR Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart 22 August 1993 [9]
Key:
WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Athlete's personal best

Decathlon disciplines

EventRecordAthleteNationDateChampionshipsPlaceRef
100 m 10.23 Ashton Eaton Flag of the United States.svg United States28 August 2015 2015 World Championships Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China
Long jump 8.07 m Tomáš Dvořák Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic6 August 2001 2001 World Championships Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton, Canada
Shot put 17.54 m Mike Smith Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada5 August 1997 1997 World Championships Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece
High jump 2.24 m Jagan Hames Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia5 August 1997 1997 World Championships Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece
400 m 45.00 Ashton Eaton Flag of the United States.svg United States28 August 2015 2015 World Championships Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China
110 m hurdles 13.55 Frank Busemann Flag of Germany.svg Germany6 August 1997 1997 World Championships Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece
Discus throw 53.68 m Bryan Clay Flag of the United States.svg United States10 August 2005 2005 World Championships Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki, Finland
Pole vault 5.50 m Sébastien Levicq Flag of France.svg France25 August 1999 1999 World Championships Flag of Spain.svg Seville, Spain
Javelin throw 79.05 m Niklas Kaul Flag of Germany.svg Germany3 October 2019 2019 World Championships Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar [10]
1500 m 4:11.82 Beat Gähwiler Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland30 August 1991 1991 World Championships Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan

Women

Tirunesh Dibaba was only 20 when she won two gold medals and set the 5000 metres record. Tirunesh Dibaba Victory.jpg
Tirunesh Dibaba was only 20 when she won two gold medals and set the 5000 metres record.
Yelena Isinbayeva broke the pole vault world record for the thirteenth time in 2005. Osaka07 D4A Isinbayeva Interviewed.jpg
Yelena Isinbayeva broke the pole vault world record for the thirteenth time in 2005.
Paula Radcliffe had won only one medal in five Championship appearances before she broke the Marathon record in Helsinki. Paula Brooklyn NYCM 2007 cropped.jpg
Paula Radcliffe had won only one medal in five Championship appearances before she broke the Marathon record in Helsinki.

Statistics are correct as of October 2019

EventRecordNameLocationDateRefVideo
100 m 10.70 (–0.1 m/s)Flag of the United States.svg  Marion Jones  (USA) Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla 22 August 1999 [11]
200 m 21.63 (+0.2 m/s)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Dafne Schippers  (NED) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing 28 August 2015 [12]
400 m 47.99 WR Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jarmila Kratochvílová  (TCH) Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 10 August 1983
800 m 1:54.68Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jarmila Kratochvílová  (TCH) Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 9 August 1983
1500 m 3:51.95Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Sifan Hassan  (NED) Flag of Qatar.svg Doha 5 October 2019 [13]
3000 m
(defunct since 1993)
8:28.71Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Yunxia Qu  (CHN) Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart 16 August 1993
5000 m 14:26.72Flag of Kenya.svg  Hellen Obiri  (KEN) Flag of Qatar.svg Doha 5 October 2019 [14]
10000 m 30:04.18Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Berhane Adere  (ETH) Flag of France.svg Paris 23 August 2003
100 m hurdles 12.28 (+1.1 m/s)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Sally Pearson  (AUS) Flag of South Korea.svg Daegu 3 September 2011 [15]
400 m hurdles 52.16 WR Flag of the United States.svg  Dalilah Muhammad  (USA) Flag of Qatar.svg Doha 4 October 2019 [16]
3000 m steeplechase 8:57.84Flag of Kenya.svg  Beatrice Chepkoech  (KEN) Flag of Qatar.svg Doha 30 September 2019 [17]
Marathon 2:20:57Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Paula Radcliffe  (GBR) Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 14 August 2005
High jump 2.09 m WR Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Stefka Kostadinova  (BUL) Flag of Italy.svg Rome 30 August 1987
Pole vault 5.01 m WR Flag of Russia.svg  Yelena Isinbayeva  (RUS) Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 12 August 2005 [18]
Long jump 7.36 m (+0.4 m/s)Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Flag of Italy.svg Rome 4 September 1987
Triple jump 15.50 m (+0.9 m/s) WR Flag of Ukraine.svg  Inessa Kravets  (UKR) Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg 10 August 1995
Shot put 21.24 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Natalya Lisovskaya  (URS) Flag of Italy.svg Rome 5 September 1987
Flag of New Zealand.svg  Valerie Adams  (NZL) Flag of South Korea.svg Daegu 29 August 2011
Discus throw 71.62Flag of East Germany.svg  Martina Hellmann  (GDR) Flag of Italy.svg Rome 31 August 1987
Hammer throw 80.85 mFlag of Poland.svg  Anita Włodarczyk  (POL) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing 27 August 2015 [19]
Javelin throw 71.70 mFlag of Cuba.svg  Olisdeilys Menéndez  (CUB) Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 14 August 2005
71.99 mFlag of Russia.svg  Mariya Abakumova  (RUS) Flag of South Korea.svg Daegu 2 September 2011 [20]
Heptathlon 7128 ptsFlag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Flag of Italy.svg Rome 31 August – 1 September 1987
10000 m walk (track)
(defunct since 1997)
42:55.49Flag of Italy.svg  Annarita Sidoti  (ITA) Flag of Greece.svg Athens 7 August 1997
10 km walk (road)
(defunct since 1995)
42:13Flag of Russia.svg  Irina Stankina  (RUS) Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg 7 August 1995 [21]
20 km walk (road)1:25:41Flag of Russia.svg  Olimpiada Ivanova  (RUS) Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 7 August 2005
50 km walk (road)4:05:56 WR Flag of Portugal.svg  Inês Henriques  (POR) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 13 August 2017 [22]
4 × 100 m relay 41.07Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Natasha Morrison
Elaine Thompson
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing 29 August 2015
4 × 400 m relay 3:16.71Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Gwen Torrence
Maicel Malone-Wallace
Natasha Kaiser-Brown
Jearl Miles
Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart 22 August 1993 [23]
Key:
WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Athlete's personal best

Heptathlon disciplines

EventRecordAthleteNationDateChampionshipsPlaceRef
100 m hurdles 12.58 (+0.4 m/s) Kendell Williams Flag of the United States.svg United States2 October 2019 2019 World Championships Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar [24]
High jump 1.95 m Carolina Klüft Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden25 August 2007 2007 World Championships Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan
Nafissatou Thiam Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium5 August 2017 2017 World Championships Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom [25]
Yorgelis Rodríguez Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba5 August 2017 2017 World Championships Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom
Katarina Johnson-Thompson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain2 October 2019 2019 World Championships Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar [26]
Nafissatou Thiam Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Shot put 17.03 m Austra Skujyte Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania25 August 2007 2007 World Championships Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan
200 m 22.84 Dafne Schippers Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands12 August 2013 2013 World Championships Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia
Long jump 7.14 m Jackie Joyner-Kersee Flag of the United States.svg United States1 September 1987 1987 World Championships Flag of Italy.svg Rome, Italy
Javelin throw 58.41 m Anouk Vetter Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands6 August 2017 2017 World Championships Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, Great Britain [27]
800 m 2:05.21 Karolina Tyminska Flag of Poland.svg Poland30 August 2011 2011 World Championships Flag of South Korea.svg Daegu, South Korea

Mixed

EventRecordNameLocationDateRefVideo
4 × 400 m relay 3:09.34 WR Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Wilbert London
Allyson Felix
Courtney Okolo
Michael Cherry
Flag of Qatar.svg Doha 29 September 2019 [28]

See also

Related Research Articles

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Morgan Lake British athlete

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