“WORLD RECORDS” FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

(as of May 5, 2017)

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.

Creating a new set doesn’t have to mean throwing the old ones out. There would simply be records for the 1900s and another set for the 2000s.

Had the IAAF accepted the proposal, this is what the “new millennium” World Records would look like (* = actual IAAF World Record, surpassing the best mark of the 1900s):

FacebookTwitter
Bookmark and Share

 

MEN
100 9.58* Usain Bolt (Jamaica) ’09
200 19.19* Usain Bolt (Jamaica) ’09
400 43.03* Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) ’16
800 1:40.91* David Rudisha (Kenya) ’12
1000 2:13.08 Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria) ’15
1500 3:26:12 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) ’01
2000 4:44.49i Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) ’07
Mile 3:44.95 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) ’01
Steeple 7:53:63* Saïf Shaheen (Qatar) ’04
3000 7:25.02 Ali Saïdi-Sief (Algeria) ’00
5000 12:37.35* Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) ’04
10,000 26:17.53* Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) ’05
110H 12.80* Aries Merritt (US) ’12
400H 47.24 Kerron Clement (US) ’05
Half-Mar 58:23* Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea) ’10
Marathon 2:02:57* Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) ’14
20K Walk 1:16:36* Yusuke Suzuki (Japan) ’15
50K Walk 3:32:33* Yohann Diniz (France) ’14
4 x 100 36.84* Jamaica ’12
4 x 400 2:55.39 United States ’08

 

Field Events
HJ 2.43 | 7-11½ Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) ’14
PV 6.16 | 20-2½i* Renaud Lavillenie (France) ’14
LJ 8.74 | 28-8¼ Dwight Phillips (US) ’09
TJ 18.21 | 59-9 Christian Taylor (US) ’15
SP 22.56 | 74-¼ Joe Kovacs (US) ’15
DT 73.88 | 242-5 Virgilijus Alekna (Lithuania) ’00
HT 84.90 | 278-6 Vadim Devyatovskiy (Belarus) ’05
JT 93.90 | 308-1 Thomas Röhler (Germany) ’17
Dec 9045* Ashton Eaton (US) ’15

   

WOMEN
100 10.64 Carmelita Jeter (US) ’09
200 21.63 Dafne Schippers (Holland) ’15
400 48.70 Sanya Richards-Ross (US) ’06
800 1:54.01 Pamela Jelimo (Kenya) ’08
1000 2:30.12 Maria Mutola (Mozambique) ’02
1500 3:50.07* Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) ’15
2000 5:23.75i* Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) ’17
Mile 4:13.31i Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) ’16
St 8:52.78* Ruth Jebet (Bahrain) ’16
3000 8:16.60i Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) ’14
5000 14:11.15* Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) ’08
10,000 29:17.45* Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) ’16
100H 12.20* Keni Harrison (US) ’16
400H 52.34* Yuliya Pechonkina (Russia) ’03
Half-Mar 64.52* Joyciline Jepkosgei (Kenya) ’17
Marathon 2:15:25* Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) ’03
20K Walk 1:24.38* Hong Liu (China) ’15
4x100 40.82* United States ’12
4x400 3:16.87 United States ’12

 

Field Events
HJ 2.08 | 6-9¾i Kajsa Bergqvist (Sweden) ’06
  2.08 | 6-9¾ Blanka Vlašić (Croatia) ’09
PV 5.06 | 16-7¼* Yelena Isinbaeva (Russia) ’09
LJ 7.42 | 24-4¼ Tatyana Kotova (Russia) ’02
TJ 15.39 | 50-6 Françoise Mbango (Cameroon) ’08
SP 21.46 | 70-5 Larisa Peleshenko (Russia) ’00
DT 71.08 | 233-2 Sandra Perković (Croatia) ’14
HT 82.98 | 272-3* Anita Włodarczyk (Poland) ’16
JT 72.28 | 237-2* Barbora Špotáková (Czech Rep) ’08
Hept 7032 Carolina Klüft (Sweden) ’07