What If American Records Had Started Anew In 2000?

“AMERICAN RECORDS” FOR THE
NEW MILLENNIUM

(as of July 10, 2018)

There are those who think that the sport—given the dearth of World Records in recent years—would have been better off if the IAAF had listened to proposals to create a set of “new millennium” World Records starting with the 2000 season.

Had they done so, what those World Records would look like is linked here.

To take the concept one step farther, here’s what the American Records look like if they had started anew as well (including indoor marks for “absolute” recognition, a concept USATF no longer recognizes). * = is the ratified AR.

MEN
100 9.69* Tyson Gay (adidas) ‘09
200 19.53 Walter Dix (Nike) ‘11
400 43.45 Jeremy Wariner (adidas) ‘07
800 1:42.82 Duane Solomon (Saucony) ‘12
1000 2:15.97 David Krummenacker (adidas) ‘02
1500 3:29.30* Bernard Lagat (Nike) ‘05
Mile 3:46.91* Alan Webb (Nike) ‘07
Steeple 8:00.45* Evan Jager (Bowerman TC) ‘15
3000 7:29.00* Bernard Lagat (Nike) ‘10
5000 12:53.60* Bernard Lagat (Nike) ‘11
10,000 26:44.36* Galen Rupp (Nike) ‘14
110H 12.80* Aries Merritt (Reebok) ‘12
400H 47.24 Kerron Clement (Nike) ‘05
Half-Mar 59:43* Ryan Hall (Asics) ‘07
Marathon 2:05:38* Khalid Khannouchi (New Balance) ‘02
20K Walk 1:22.02 Tim Seaman (New York AC) ‘04
50K Walk 3:50:46 Curt Clausen (New York AC) ‘-01
4 x 100 37.38* National Team ‘12
37.38* National Team ‘15
4 x 400 2:55.39* National Team ‘08

 

Field Events
HJ 2.38 | 7-9¾i Matt Hemingway (US West) ‘00
PV 6.04 | 19-9¾* Brad Walker (Nike) ‘08
LJ 8.74 | 28-8¼ Dwight Phillips (Nike) ‘09
TJ 18.21 | 59-9* Christian Taylor (Nike) ‘15
SP 22.65 | 74-3¾ Ryan Crouser (Nike) ’17
DT 69.90 | 229-4 Jason Young (Nike) ‘10
HT 80.99 | 265-8 Lance Deal (New York AC) ‘00
JT 91.29 | 299-6* Breaux Greer (adidas) ‘07
Dec 9045* Ashton Eaton (Oregon TC) ‘15

 

WOMEN
100 10.64 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) ‘09
200 21.69 Allyson Felix (Nike) ‘12
400 48.70* Sanya Richards-Ross (Nike) ‘06
800 1:55.61* Ajee’ Wilson (adidas) ‘17
1000 2:34.19i Jen Toomey (Nike) ‘04
1500 3:56.29* Shannon Rowbury (Nike) ‘15
Mile 4:19.98 Jenny Simpson (New Balance) ’17
Steeple 9:02.58* Emma Coburn (New Balance) ‘17
3000 8:29.58 Jenny Simpson (New Balance) ‘14
5000 14:38.92* Shannon Rowbury (Nike) ‘16
10,000 30:13.17* Molly Huddle (Saucony) ‘16
100H 12.20* Kendra Harrison (adidas) ‘16
400H 52.47* Lashinda Demus (Nike) ‘11
Half-Mar 67:25* Molly Huddle (Saucony) ’18
Marathon 2:19:36* Deena Kastor (Asics) ‘06
20K Walk 1:30:49* Maria Michta-Coffey (Walk USA) ‘14
1:30:49 Michta-Coffey ‘16
50K Walk 4:12:51* Katie Burnett (unattached) ’18
4 x 100 40.82* National Team ‘12
4 x 400 3:16.87 National Team ‘12

 

Field Events
HJ 2.05 | 6-8¾* Chaunté Lowe (Nike) ‘10
PV 5.03 | 16-6i Jenn Suhr (adidas) ‘16
LJ 7.31 | 23-11¾ Brittney Reese (Nike) ‘16
TJ 14.84 | 48-8¼* Tori Franklin (New York AC) ‘18
SP 20.63 | 67-8¼* Michelle Carter (Nike) ‘16
DT 69.17 | 226-11* Gia Lewis-Smallwood (Nike) ‘14
HT 78.12 | 256-3* DeAnna Price (New York AC) ‘178
JT 66.67 | 218-8* Kara Winger (Asics) ‘10
Hept 6735 Hyleas Fountain (Nike) ‘10