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. Jarmila Kratochvílová CZE 800m 1:53.28 1983-07-26 -
2. Marita Koch GDR 400m 47.60 1985-10-06 -
3. Natalya Lisovskaya RUS Shot put 22.63 1987-06-07 -
4. Stefka Kostadinova BUL High jump 2.09 1987-08-30 -
5. Galina Chistyakova RUS Long jump 7.52 1988-06-11 -
6. Gabriele Reinsch GER Discus throw 76.80 1988-07-09 -
7. Florence Griffith-Joyner USA 100m 10.49 1988-07-16 -
8. Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA Heptathlon 7291 1988-09-24 -
9. Florence Griffith-Joyner USA 200m 21.34 1988-09-29 -
10. Tatyana Ledovskaya (BLR),
Olga Nazarova II (RUS),
Mariya Pinigina (UKR),
Olga Bryzgina (UKR)
Soviet Union 4x400m 3:15.17 1988-10-01 -
11. Yordanka Donkova BUL 100m h 12.21 1988-08-20 2016-07-22
12. Silke Möller,
Sabine Günther,
Ingrid Auerswald,
Marlies Göhr
GER 4x100m 41.37 1985-10-06 2012-08-10
13. Wang Junxia CHN 3000m 8:06.11 1993-09-13 -
14. Inessa Kravets UKR Triple jump 15.50 1995-08-10 -
15. Wang Junxia CHN 10000m 29:31.78 1993-09-08 2016-08-12
16. Svetlana Masterkova RUS Mile 4:12.56 1996-08-14 -
17. Qu Yunxia CHN 1500m 3:50.46 1993-09-11 2015-07-17
18. 6189 16y 11m Stanislawa Walasiewicz POL 200m 23,6 1935-08-15 1952-07-25
19. 5870 16y 1m Lina Batschauer-Radke GER 800m 2.16,8 1928-08-02 1944-08-28
20. 5832 15y 11m Emmy Albus, Käthe Krauss, Marie Dollinger, Ilse Dörfeldt GER 4x100m 46,4 1936-08-08 1952-07-27
21. Yuliya Pechonkina RUS 400m h 52.34 2003-08-08 -
22. 5134 14y 0m Gisela Mauermayer GER Shot put 14,38 1934-07-15 1948-08-04
23. Tatyana Kazankina RUS 1500m 3:52.47 1980-08-13 1993-09-11
24. 4411 12y 1m Gisela Mauermayer GER Discus throw 48,31 1936-07-11 1948-08-08
25. 4088 11y 2m Kinue Hitomi JPN Long jump 5.98 1928-05-20 1939-07-30
26. 3969 10y 10m Stanislawa Walasiewicz POL 100m 11,6 1937-08-01 1948-06-13
27. Tirunesh Dibaba ETH 5000m 14:11.15 2008-06-06 -
28. 3807 10y 5m Francina Blankers-Koen NED Long jump 6.25 1943-09-19 1954-02-20
29. Barbora Spotáková CZE Javelin throw 72.28 2008-09-13 -
30. 3702 10y 1m Iolanda Balas ROM High jump 1.91 1961-07-16 1971-09-04
31. 3654 10y 0m Nan Gildele USA Javelin throw 46,74 1932-06-18 1942-06-21
32. Marita Koch GDR 200m 21.71 1979-06-10 1988-09-29
33. Yelena Isinbayeva RUS Pole vault 5.06 2009-08-28 -
34. Tatyana Kazankina RUS 3000m 8:22.62 1984-08-26 1993-09-12
35. Sin Geum Dan PRK 800m 1:58.0 1964-09-05 1973-08-24
36. Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 5000m 14:37.33 1986-08-05 1995-07-22
37. 2960 8y 1m Fanny Blankers-Koen NED High jump 1.71 1943-05-30 1951-07-07
38. Gulnara Galkina RUS 3000h 8:58.81 2008-08-17 2016-08-27
39. Kim Batten USA 400m h 52.61 1995-08-11 2003-08-08
40. 2886 7y 11m Nina Dumbadze SOV Discus throw 57,04 1952-10-18 1960-09-12
41. 2795 7y 8m Jelena Gortshakova SOV Javelin throw 62,40 1964-10-16 1972-06-11
42. Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 10000m 30:13.74 1986-07-05 1993-09-08
43. Paula Ivan ROU Mile 4:15.61 1989-07-10 1996-08-14
44. Marina Stepanova RUS 400m h 52.94 1986-09-17 1993-08-19
45. 2522 6y 11m Sin Kim Dan PRK 400m 51,9 1962-10-23 1969-09-18
46. 2486 6y 9m Jean Shiley USA High jump 1.65 1932-08-07 1939-05-29
6y 9m Mildred Didrikson USA High jump 1.65 1932-08-07 1939-05-29
48. Jiang Bo CHN 5000m 14:28.09 1997-10-23 2004-06-11
49. Tianna Bartoletta,
Allyson Felix,
Bianca Knight,
Carmelita Jeter
USA 4x100m 40.82 2012-08-10 -
50. Grazyna Rabsztyn POL 100m h 12.36 1980-06-13 1986-08-17
51. Doris Maletzki,
Brigitte Rohde,
Ellen Streidt,
Christina Lathan
GDR 4x400m 3:19.23 1976-07-31 1982-09-11
52. Lyudmila Bragina RUS 3000m 8:27.12 1976-08-07 1982-07-25
53. 2176 5y 11m Shirley de la Hunty AUS 100m 11,3 1955-08-04 1961-07-19
54. Marlies Göhr GDR 100m 10.88 1977-07-01 1983-06-08
55. Mihaela Melinte ROU Hammer throw 76.07 1999-08-29 2005-07-15
56. Anneliese Ehrhardt GDR 100m h 12.59 1972-09-08 1978-06-10
57. 2075 5y 8m Heidi Rosendahl FRG Long jump 6.84 1970-09-03 1976-05-09
58. 1856 5y 1m Wilma Rudolph USA 200m 22,9 1960-07-09 1965-08-08
59. 1834 5y 0m Anneliese Steinheuer GER Javelin throw 47,24 1942-06-21 1947-06-29