Athletics World Records

Fill in the holders of these current world records
For the 4 x 100m and the 4 x 400m we are looking for just one of the members of the team
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Last updated: August 5, 2022
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Record
Holder(s)
Nation
Figure
100m
Usain Bolt
Jamaica
9.58
200m
Usain Bolt
Jamaica
19.19
400m
Wayde Van Niekerk
South Africa
43.03
800m
David Rudisha
Kenya
1:40.91
1500m
Hicham El Guerrouj
Morocco
3:26.00
5000m
Joshua Cheptegei
Uganda
12:35.36
10000m
Joshua Cheptegei
Uganda
26:11.00
Mile
Hicham El Guerrouj
Morocco
3:41.13
Marathon
Eliud Kipchoge
Kenya
2:01:39
Javelin
Jan Zelezny
Czech Republic
98.48
Shotput
Ryan Crouser
USA
23.37
Discus
Jurgen Schult
East Germany
74.08
Hammer
Yuriy Sedykh
Soviet Union
86.74
Long Jump
Mike Powell
USA
8.95
Triple Jump
Johnathan Edwards
Great Britain
18.29
High Jump
Javier Sotomayor
Cuba
2.45
Pole Vault
Armand Duplantis
Sweden
6.21
110m Hurdles
Aries Merritt
USA
12.80
400m Hurdles
Karsten Warholm
Norway
45.94
4 x 100m
Carter, Frater, Blake, Bolt
Jamaica
36.84
4 x 400m
Valman, Watts, Reynolds, Johnson
USA
2:54.29
Womens
Record
Holder(s)
Nation
Figure
100m
Florence Griffith Joyner
USA
10.49
200m
Florence Griffith Joyner
USA
21.34
400m
Marita Koch
East Germany
47.60
800m
Jarmila Kratochvílová
Czechoslovakia
1:53.28
1500m
Genzebe Dibaba
Ethiopia
3:50.07
5000m
Letesenbet Gidey
Ethiopia
14:06.62
10000m
Letesenbet Gidey
Ethiopia
29:01.03
Mile
Sifan Hassan
Netherlands
4:12.33
Marathon
Brigid Kosgei
Kenya
2:14:04
Javelin
Barbora Špotáková
Czech Republic
72.28
Shotput
Natalya Lisovskaya
Soviet Union
22.63
Discus
Gabriele Reinsch
East Germany
76.80
Hammer
Anita Włodarczyk
Poland
82.98
Long Jump
Galina Chistyakova
Soviet Union
7.52
Triple Jump
Yulimar Rojas
Venezuela
15.74
High Jump
Stefka Kostadinova
Bulgaria
2.09
Pole Vault
Yelena Isinbayeva
Russia
5.06
100m Hurdles
Tobi Amusan
Nigeria
12.12
400m Hurdles
Sydney McLaughlin
USA
50.68
4 x 100m
Madison, Felix, Knight, Jeter
USA
40.82
4 x 400m
Ledovskaya, Nazarova, Pinigina, Bryzhina
Soviet Union
3:15.17
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Level 52
Aug 5, 2022
Nice quiz. 100m hurdles record holder is from Nigeria, not USA. You can also add 3000m, decathlon and heptathlon records.
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Level 63
Aug 5, 2022
Thanks for pointing out, forgot to change nationality when updating Womens hurdles. Have omitted 3000m as it's no longer contested at WC/Olympics and the multi-event records as the point system doesn't provide much context