Olympic and World Records - Men

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The mother of all sporting events Oly moves from the Europe to Oriental East and Beijing is all geared up to host the 26th edition of the sporting extravaganza. The athletes across the globe go extra mile for the glory and in the process records tumble and incredible feats achieved. Here is a list of World/ Oly records in track and field events...




Olympics Records (Men)
Event Timing/Distance Name Meet/Venue/year
100 mts 9.69s Usain Bolt (Jam)
Beijing Olympics 2008
200 mts 19.30s Usain Bolt (Jam) Beijing Olympics 2008
400 mts 43.49s Michael Johnson (US) Atlanta Oly 1996
800 mts 1:42.58 Vebjorn Rodal (Nor) Atlanta Oly 1996
110m Hurdles 12.91 Liu Xiang (Chn) Athens Oly 2004
400m Hurdles 46.78s Kevin Young (US) Barcelona Oly 1992
1500 mts 3:32.07 Noah Ngeny (Ken) Sydney Oly 2000
3000m Steeplechase 8:05.51 Julius Kariuki (Ken) Seoul Oly 1988
5000 mts 13:05.59 Said Aouita (Mor) LA Oly 1984
10000 mts 27:05.10 Kenenisa Bekele (Eth) Athens Oly 2004
4X100 mts 37.10s Powell/Carter/Frater/Bolt (Jam) Beijing Olympics 2008
4X400 mts 2:55.74 Valmon/Watts/Johnson/Lewis (US) Barcelona Oly 1992
Marathon 2:09.21 Carlos Lopes (Por) LA Oly 1984
Decathlon 8893 pts Roman Sebrle (Cze) Athens Oly 2004
Long Jump 8.90m Bob Beamon (US) Mexico Oly 1968
High Jump 2.39m Charles Austin (US) Atlanta Oly 1996
Triple Jump 18.09m Kenny Harrison (US) Atlanta Oly 1996
Pole Vault 5.95m Tim Mack (US) Athens Oly 2004
Shot Put 22.47m Ulf Timmermann (Ger) Seoul Oly 1988
Javelin 90.17m Jan Zelezny (Cze) Sydney Oly 2000
Discuss 69.89m Virgilijus Alekna (Lit) Athens Oly 2004
Hammer 84.80m Sergey Litvinov (USSR) Seoul Oly 1988





World Records (Men)
Event Timing/Distance Name Meet/Venue/year
100 mts 9.69s Usain Bolt (Jam) Beijing Olympics 2008
200 mts 19.30s Usain Bolt (Jam) Beijing Olympics 2008
400 mts 43.18s Michael Johnson (US) World Athletics C'ships, Sevilla 1999
800 mts 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer (Den) Grand Prix, Cologne 1997
110m Hurdles 12.87 Dayron Robles (Cuba) Grand Prix, Ostrava 2008
400m Hurdles 46.78s Kevin Young (US) Barcelona Oly 1992
1500 mts 3:26.00 Hicham el Guerrouj (Mor) Rome GP 1998
3000m Steeplechase 7:53.63 Saif Saeed Shaheen (Qat) Golden League, Brussels 2004
5000 mts 12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele (Eth) Hengelo GP 2004
10000 mts 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele (Eth) Golden League, Brussels 2005
4X100 mts 37.10 Powell/Carter/Frater/Bolt (Jam) Beijing Olympics 2008
4X400 mts 2:54.20 Young/Pettigrew/Washington/Johnson (US) US Athletic meet, NY 1998
Marathon 2:04.26 Haile Gebrselassie (Eth) Berlin Marathon 2007
Decathlon 9026 pts Roman Sebrle (Cze) Gotzis meet, Austria 2001
Long Jump 8.95m Mike Powell (US) World Athletic Meet, Tokyo 1991
High Jump 2.45m Javier Sotomayor (Cuba) Athletic Meet, Salamanca 1993
Triple Jump 18.29m Jonathan Edwards (GBR) World Athletic Meet, Gothenburg 1995
Pole Vault 6.14m Sergey Bubka (Ukr) Italian Meet, Sestriere 1994
Shot Put 23.12 Randy Barnes (US) Athletic Meet, LA 1990
Javelin 98.48m Jan Zelezny (Cze) Athletic Meet, Zena 1996
Discuss 74.08m Jurgen Schult Athletic Meet Neubrandenburg 1986
Hammer 86.74 Yuriy Sedykh Euro C'ships Stuttgart 1986

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