Absolute Records Broken In 2020

Categories: W = World; A or Am = American; C = Collegiate (NCAA Div. I only); JC = Junior College; J = Junior (U20); Y = Youth (U18); HS = High School.

Codings: + = event not officially recognized by governing body; ‘ = student not eligible to represent the U.S. internationally;  i = mark made indoors; l-a = low-altitude; w-o = women only race; ¶ = conditions for ratification not suitable; § = mark inferior to indoor performance USATF won’t recognize.

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MEN TRACK
200 20.33 AY Erriyon Knighton (Florida HS) Satellite Beach, Florida August 05
5000 13:16.95i AmC Tyler Day (Northern Arizona) Boston, Massachusetts January 24
12:35.36 W Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) Fontvieille, Monaco August 14
300 Hurdles 33.78 W+ Karsten Warholm (Norway) Oslo, Norway June 11
4 x 1500 14:34.97 A Nike Bowerman TC Portland, Oregon July 31
(Evan Jager 3:39, Grant Fisher 3:37, Sean McGorty 3:38, Lopez Lomong 3:39)
20,000 56:20.02 W+ Bashir Abdi (Belgium) Brussels, Belgium September 04
Hour 21,330m | 13M, 446y W Mo Farah (Great Britain) Brussels, Belgium September 04
MEN FIELD
Pole Vault 6.17 | 20-2¾i W Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) Toruń, Poland February 08
6.18 | 20-3¼i W Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) Glasgow, Scotland February 15
Hammer 79.73 | 261-7 HS Trey Knight (Ridgefield, Washington) Oregon City, Oregon June 27
MEN ROAD
5K 13:18 W Rhonex Kipruto (Kenya) Valencia, Spain January 12
12:51 W Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) Monaco February 16
10K 26:24 W Rhonex Kipruto (Kenya) Valencia, Spain January 12
WOMEN TRACK
5000 14:23.92 A Shelby Houlihan (Nike Bowerman TC) Portland, Oregon July 10
4 x 1500 16:27.02 W, A Nike Bowerman TC Portland, Oregon July 31
(Colleen Quigley 4:08, Elise Cranny 4:09, Karissa Schweizer 4:06, Shelby Houlihan 4:04)
Hour 18,930m | 11M, 1341y W Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) Brussels, Belgium September 04
3000 Walk 13:00.56i AJ, HS Taylor Ewert (Beavercreek, Ohio) Lynchburg, Virginia January 17
WOMEN FIELD
Pole Vault 4.48 | 14-8¼ AJ§ Leah Pasqualetti (Orchard Park, New York) Sun City, California June 26
Discus 70.15 | 230-2 A Valarie Allman (Oiselle/New York AC) Rathdrum, Idaho August 01
Javelin 63.96 | 209-10 WJ Elína Tzénggo (Greece) Ioánnina, Greece August 01
WOMEN ROAD
Half-Marathon 64:31 W Yeshaneh Ababel (Ethiopia) Ra’s al Khaymah, United Arab Emirates February 21
Half-Marathon  (w-o) 65:34 W Peres Jepchirchir (Kenya) Prague, Czech Republic September 05

as of September 07, 2020