All IAAF official world records that have lasted for more than 5 years are listed. Current world records are highlighted.
  Days Age Name Country Event Result Date Beaten
1. Jürgen Schult GER Discus throw 74.08 1986-06-06 -
2. Yuriy Syedikh RUS Hammer throw 86.74 1986-08-30 -
3. Randy Barnes USA Shot put 23.12 1990-05-20 -
4. Mike Powell USA Long jump 8.95 1991-08-30 -
5. Kevin Young USA 400m h 46.78 1992-08-06 -
6. 9211 25y 2m Jesse Owens USA Long jump 8.13 1935-05-25 1960-08-12
7. Javier Sotomayor CUB High jump 2.45 1993-07-27 -
8. Andrew Valmon,
Quincy Watts,
Harry Reynolds,
Michael Johnson
USA 4x400m 2:54.29 1993-08-22 -
9. 9140 25y 0m Patrick Ryan USA Hammer throw 57,77 1913-08-17 1938-08-27
10. Sergey Bubka UKR Pole vault 6.14 1994-07-31 -
11. Vince Matthews,
Ronald Freeman,
Larry James,
Lee Evans
USA 4x400m 2:56.16 1968-10-20 1992-08-08
12. Jonathan Edwards GBR Triple jump 18.29 1995-08-07 -
13. Bob Beamon USA Long jump 8.90 1968-10-18 1991-08-30
14. Jan Zelezný CZE Javelin throw 98.48 1996-05-25 -
15. Daniel Komen KEN 3000m 7:20.67 1996-09-01 -
16. 7454 20y 5m Daniel Ahearn USA Triple jump 15.52 1911-05-30 1931-10-27
17. 7419 20y 3m Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper, Frank Wykoff USA 4x100m 39,8 1936-08-09 1956-12-01
18. Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 1500m 3:26.00 1998-07-14 -
19. 7349 20y 1m Jesse Owens USA 100m 10,2 1936-06-20 1956-08-03
20. 7294 19y 11m Ivan Fuqua, Edgar Ablowich, Karl Warner, Bill Carr USA 4x400m 3.08,2 1932-08-07 1952-07-27
21. Lee Evans USA 400m 43.86 1968-10-18 1988-08-17
22. Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Mile 3:43.13 1999-07-07 -
23. 6996 19y 2m Glenn Hardin USA 400m h 50,6 1934-07-26 1953-09-20
24. 6832 18y 8m Ralph Rose USA Shot put 15.54 1909-08-21 1928-05-06
25. Michael Marsh,
Leroy Burrell,
Dennis Mitchell,
Carl Lewis
USA 4x100m 37.40 1992-08-08 2009-08-22
26. Michael Johnson USA 400m 43.18 1999-08-26 2016-08-14
27. Pietro Mennea ITA 200m 19.72 1979-09-12 1996-06-23
28. Sebastian Coe GBR 800m 1:41.73 1981-06-10 1997-08-13
29. 5863 16y 0m Rudolf Harbig GER 800m 1.46,6 1939-07-15 1955-08-03
30. Jon Drummond,
Andre Cason,
Dennis Mitchell,
Leroy Burrell
USA 4x100m 37.40 1993-08-21 2009-08-22
31. 5537 15y 2m Harold Davis USA 100m 10,2 1941-06-06 1956-08-03
32. 5533 15y 1m Naoto Tajima JPN Triple jump 16.00 1936-08-06 1951-09-30
33. 5453 14y 11m Cornelius Warmerdam USA Pole vault 4.77 1942-05-23 1957-04-27
34. 5410 14y 10m Yrjö Nikkanen FIN Javelin throw 78,70 1938-10-16 1953-08-08
35. Jim Hines USA 100m 9.95 1968-10-14 1983-07-03
36. Kenenisa Bekele ETH 5000m 12:37.35 2004-05-31 -
37. Saif Saeed Shaheen QAT 3000h 7:53.63 2004-09-03 -
38. 5107 13y 12m James E. Meredith USA 800m 1.51,9 1912-07-08 1926-07-03
39. 5074 13y 10m Glenn Morris USA Decathlon 7900 (7254) 1936-08-08 1950-06-30
40. 5049 13y 10m Forrest Towns USA 110m h 13,7 1936-08-27 1950-06-24
41. 5004 13y 8m Jack Torrance USA Shot put 17.40 1934-08-05 1948-04-17
42. 4811 13y 2m Martin Lauer GER 110m h 13,2 1959-07-07 1972-09-07
43. Kenenisa Bekele ETH 10000m 26:17.53 2005-08-26 -
44. Wilson Kipketer DEN 800m 1:41.11 1997-08-24 2010-08-22
45. Colin Jackson GBR 110m h 12.91 1993-08-20 2006-07-11
46. 4704 12y 10m Paavo Nurmi FIN 10000m 30.06,2 1924-08-31 1937-07-18
47. 4492 12y 3m James Duncan USA Discus throw 47,58 1912-05-27 1924-09-14
48. Brian Oldfield USA Shot put 22.86 1975-05-10 1987-08-12
49. 4407 12y 0m Forrest Smithson USA 110m h 15,0 1908-07-25 1920-08-18
50. Michael Johnson USA 200m 19.32 1996-08-01 2008-08-20
51. 4400 12y 0m Lee Calhoun USA 110m h 13,2 1960-08-21 1972-09-07
52. 4393 12y 0m Lester Steers USA High jump 2.11 1941-06-17 1953-06-27
53. 4380 12y 0m Melvin Sheppard, Charles Reidpath, Ted Meredith, Edward Lindberg USA 4x400m 3.16,6 1912-07-15 1924-07-13
54. 4367 11y 11m James Meredith USA 400m 47,4 1916-05-27 1928-05-12
55. 4357 11y 11m Charles Bacon USA 400m h 55,0 1908-07-22 1920-06-26
56. 4270 11y 8m Gunder Hägg SWE 5000m 13.58,4 1942-09-20 1954-05-30
57. Peter Snell NZL 800m 1:44.3 1962-02-03 1973-05-27
58. Henry Rono KEN 3000m 7:32.1 1978-06-27 1989-08-20
59. Henry Rono KEN 3000h 8:05.4 1978-05-13 1989-07-03
60. Roman Sebrle CZE Decathlon 9026 2001-05-27 2012-06-23
61. Harry Reynolds USA 400m 43.29 1988-08-17 1999-08-26
62. Tommie Smith USA 200m 19.83 1968-10-16 1979-09-12
63. 3715 10y 2m Hannes Kolehmainen FIN 5000m 14.36,6 1912-07-10 1922-09-12
64. Willie Banks USA Triple jump 17.97 1985-06-16 1995-07-18
65. 3677 10y 0m Edward Beeson USA High jump 2.01 1914-05-02 1924-05-27
66. 3619 9y 11m Gunder Hägg SWE 1500m 3.43,0 1944-07-07 1954-06-04
67. 3609 9y 10m Erwin Blask GER Hammer throw 59,00 1938-08-27 1948-07-14
68. João Carlos de Oliveira BRA Triple jump 17.89 1975-10-15 1985-06-16
69. 3505 9y 7m Jean Bouin FRA 10000m 30.58,8 1911-11-16 1921-06-22
70. 3394 9y 3m Charles Paddock USA 100m 10,4 1921-04-23 1930-08-09
71. Usain Bolt JAM 100m 9.58 2009-08-16 -
72. Usain Bolt JAM 200m 19.19 2009-08-20 -
73. 3290 9y 0m Andrew Stanfield USA 200m 20,6 1951-05-26 1960-05-28
74. 3282 8y 12m Fred Wolcott USA 110m h 13,7 1941-06-29 1950-06-24
75. 3273 8y 11m Harold Osborn USA High jump 2.03 1924-05-27 1933-05-13
76. Edwin Moses USA 400m h 47.02 1983-08-31 1992-08-06
77. 3247 8y 10m Rudolf Harbig GER 400m 46,0 1939-08-12 1948-07-02
78. 3215 8y 9m Gunder Hägg SWE Mile 4.01,4 1945-07-17 1954-05-06
79. 3213 8y 9m Donald Lippincott USA 100m 10,6 1912-07-06 1921-04-23
80. 3002 8y 2m Lloyd La Beach PAN 100m 10,2 1948-05-15 1956-08-03
81. 2995 8y 2m Marc Wright USA Pole vault 4.02 1912-06-08 1920-08-20
82. 2994 8y 2m Jozef Schmidt POL Triple jump 17.03 1960-08-05 1968-10-16
83. 2967 8y 1m Otto Rähr, Max Hermann, Edwin Kern, Richard Rau GER 4x100m 42,3 1912-07-08 1920-08-22
84. 2965 8y 1m Arthur Wint, Leslie Laing, Herber McKenley, George Rhoden JAM 4x400m 3.03,9 1952-07-27 1960-09-08
85. 2964 8y 1m Paavo Nurmi FIN Mile 4.10,4 1923-08-23 1931-10-04
86. Steve Cram GBR Mile 3:46.32 1985-07-27 1993-09-05
87. 2959 8y 1m Norman Taber USA Mile 4.12,6 1915-07-16 1923-08-23
88. Daley Thompson GBR Decathlon 8847 1984-08-09 1992-09-05
89. 2947 8y 0m Barney Ewell USA 100m 10,2 1948-07-09 1956-08-03
90. 2922 8y 0m Paavo Nurmi FIN 5000m 14.28,4 1924-06-19 1932-06-19
91. 2921 8y 0m Armin Hary GER 100m 10,0 1960-06-21 1968-06-20
92. Renaldo Nehemiah USA 110m h 12.93 1981-08-19 1989-08-16
93. 2904 7y 11m Valeri Brumel SOV High jump 2.28 1963-07-21 1971-07-03
94. 2903 7y 11m Earl Thompson CAN 110m h 14,8 1920-08-18 1928-07-31
95. 2897 7y 11m Harry Jerome CAN 100m 10,0 1960-07-15 1968-06-20
96. 2891 7y 11m Andrew Stanfield USA 200m 20,6 1952-06-28 1960-05-28
97. Jim Ryun USA Mile 3:51.1 1967-06-23 1975-05-17
98. 2663 7y 3m Anthony Winter AUS Triple jump 15.52 1924-07-12 1931-10-27
99. 2652 7y 3m Vladimir Kuts SOV 5000m 13.35,0 1957-10-13 1965-01-16
100. Ron Clarke AUS 10000m 27:39.89 1965-07-14 1972-09-03
101. Kipchoge Keino KEN 3000m 7:39.6 1965-08-27 1972-09-14
102. Saïd Aouita MAR 1500m 3:29.46 1985-08-23 1992-09-06
103. 2560 7y 0m Glover Klemmer USA 400m 46,0 1941-06-29 1948-07-02
104. 2553 6y 12m Lauri Lehtinen FIN 5000m 14.17,0 1932-06-19 1939-06-16
105. Jim Ryun USA 800m 1:44.3 1966-06-10 1973-05-27
106. 2541 6y 11m Gunder Hägg SWE 3000m 8.01,2 1942-08-28 1949-08-12
107. 2521 6y 11m Erik Lemming SWE Javelin throw 62,34 1912-09-29 1919-08-25
108. 2516 6y 10m Lennart Strand SWE 1500m 3.43,0 1947-07-15 1954-06-04
109. 2509 6y 10m John Zander SWE 1500m 3.54,7 1917-08-05 1924-06-19
110. Saïd Aouita MAR 5000m 12:58.39 1987-07-22 1994-06-04
111. 2496 6y 10m Herbert Elliott AUS 1500m 3.35,6 1960-09-06 1967-07-08
112. Herbert Elliott AUS 1500m 3:35.6 1960-09-06 1967-07-08
113. Dan O'Brien USA Decathlon 8891 1992-09-05 1999-07-04
114. 2447 6y 8m Otis Davis USA 400m 44,9 1960-09-06 1967-05-20
6y 8m Carl Kaufmann GER 400m 44,9 1960-09-06 1967-05-20
116. Jim Ryun USA 1500m 3:33.1 1967-07-08 1974-02-02
117. 2376 6y 6m Roger Moens BEL 800m 1.45,7 1955-08-03 1962-02-03
118. Roger Moens BEL 800m 1:45.7 1955-08-03 1962-02-03
119. 2263 6y 2m Ronald Clarke AUS 5000m 13.16,6 1966-07-05 1972-09-14
120. Ron Clarke AUS 5000m 13:16.6 1966-07-05 1972-09-14
121. 2245 6y 1m Willi Schröder GER Discus throw 53,10 1935-04-28 1941-06-20
122. David Rudisha KEN 800m 1:40.91 2012-08-09 -
123. Nesta Carter,
Michael Frater,
Yohan Blake,
Usain Bolt
JAM 4x100m 36.84 2012-08-11 -
124. 2217 6y 0m Hannes Kolehmainen FIN 3000m 8.36,8 1912-07-12 1918-08-07
125. Henry Rono KEN 10000m 27:22.47 1978-06-11 1984-07-02
126. Sam Graddy,
Ron Brown,
Calvin Smith,
Carl Lewis
USA 4x100m 37.83 1984-08-11 1990-09-01
127. Randy Matson USA Shot put 21.78 1967-04-22 1973-05-05
128. Aries Merritt USA 110m h 12.80 2012-09-07 -
129. Haile Gebrselassie ETH 10000m 26:22.75 1998-06-01 2004-06-08
130. Maurice Greene USA 100m 9.79 1999-06-16 2005-06-14
131. 2187 5y 12m Morgan Taylor USA 400m h 52,0 1928-07-04 1934-06-30
132. Haile Gebrselassie ETH 5000m 12:39.36 1998-06-13 2004-05-31
133. 2174 5y 11m Richard Attlesey USA 110m h 13,5 1950-07-10 1956-06-22
134. Bill Collins,
Steve Riddick,
Cliff Wiley,
Steve Williams
USA 4x100m 38.03 1977-09-03 1983-08-10
135. Otis Davis USA 400m 45.07 1960-09-06 1966-08-11
136. 2142 5y 10m Percy Williams CAN 100m 10,3 1930-08-09 1936-06-20
137. Noureddine Morceli ALG Mile 3:44.39 1993-09-05 1999-07-07
138. 2122 5y 9m Gordon Pirie GBR 3000m 7.52,8 1956-09-04 1962-06-27
5y 9m Fortune Gordien USA Discus throw 59,28 1953-08-22 1959-06-14
140. 2101 5y 9m Gaston Reiff BEL 3000m 7.58,8 1949-08-12 1955-05-14
141. Filbert Bayi TAN 1500m 3:32.16 1974-02-02 1979-08-15
142. Calvin Smith USA 100m 9.93 1983-07-03 1988-09-24
143. 1884 5y 1m Abel Kiviat USA 1500m 3.55,8 1912-06-08 1917-08-05
144. 1880 5y 1m Earl McCullouch USA 110m h 13,2 1967-07-16 1972-09-07
145. 1874 5y 1m Frank Loomis USA 400m h 54,0 1920-08-16 1925-10-04
5y 1m Jonni Myyrä FIN Javelin throw 66,10 1919-08-25 1924-10-12
147. Fernando Mamede POR 10000m 27:13.81 1984-07-02 1989-08-18
148. Phil Mulkey USA Decathlon 8050 1961-06-17 1966-07-03
149. 1830 5y 0m John Lovelock NZL 1500m 3.47,8 1936-08-06 1941-08-10