What If American Records Had Started Anew In 2000?

(as of September 01, 2019)

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’S TRACK
100 9.69* Tyson Gay (adidas) ‘09
200 19.50 Noah Lyles (adidas) ’19
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
110 Hurdles 12.80* Aries Merritt (Reebok) ‘12
400 Hurdles 46.98 Rai Benjamin (Nike) ’19
Half-Marathon 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

 

MEN’S FIELD
High Jump 2.38 | 7-9¾i Matt Hemingway (US West) ‘00
Pole Vault 6.06 | 19-10½* Sam Kendricks (Nike) ’19
Long Jump 8.74 | 28-8¼ Dwight Phillips (Nike) ‘09
Triple Jump 18.21 | 59-9* Christian Taylor (Nike) ‘15
Shot 22.74 | 74-7¼ Ryan Crouser (Nike) ’19
Discus 69.90 | 229-4 Jason Young (Nike) ‘10
Hammer 80.99 | 265-8 Lance Deal (New York AC) ‘00
Javelin 91.29 | 299-6* Breaux Greer (adidas) ‘07
Decathlon 9045* Ashton Eaton (Oregon TC) ‘15

 

WOMEN’S TRACK
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 4:17.30 Jenny Simpson (New Balance) ’18
Steeple 9:00.35* Courtney Frerichs (Bowerman TC) ‘18
3000 8:29.58 Jenny Simpson (New Balance) ‘14
5000 14:34.45* Shelby Houlihan (Nike) ‘18
10,000 30:13.17* Molly Huddle (Saucony) ‘16
100 Hurdles 12.20* Kendra Harrison (adidas) ‘16
400 Hurdles 52.20* Dalilah Muhammad (Nike) ’19
Half-Marathon 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

 

WOMEN’S FIELD
High Jump 2.05 | 6-8¾* Chaunté Lowe (Nike) ‘10
Pole Vault 5.03 | 16-6i Jenn Suhr (adidas) ‘16
Long Jump 7.31 | 23-11¾ Brittney Reese (Nike) ‘16
Triple Jump 14.84 | 48-8¼* Tori Franklin (New York AC) ‘18
Shot 20.63 | 67-8¼* Michelle Carter (Nike) ‘16
Discus 69.17 | 226-11* Gia Lewis-Smallwood (Nike) ‘14
Hammer 78.24 | 256-8* DeAnna Price (Nike) ’19
Javelin 66.67 | 218-8* Kara Winger (Asics) ‘10
Heptathlon 6735 Hyleas Fountain (Nike) ‘10