Athletics World Championships 2013 – Do You Know The World Records to Beat (Men)?

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untitledThe Athletics World Championships will start tomorrow in Moscow.

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If you want to closely follow this event and know some facts about the men’s world records for the 24 events that will take place in Moscow you may consider reading these brief notes.

In men, Americas hold almost half (11) of the world records mainly obtained by US and Jamaican Athletes. Africa and Europe both hold 6, and Asia only 1.

The oldest World Record (27 years) belongs to former Eastern Germany’s Jürgen Schult in Discus Throw. The more recent one (less than a year old) was obtained by Aries Merritt (US) in 110m Hurdles.

On average, men’s world records, considering the 24 events, have endured for 12.25 years. In almost all technical events (throws and jumps) world records have more than 20 years while in races only 3 have more than 10 years.

If you want to know in detail all the records that officially stand before the championships, see the table below.

And don’t forget that beating a world record entitles athletes with a special award.

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Event Record Athlete Country Date
100 m  9.58  Usain Bolt  Jamaica 16 August 2009
200 m  19.19  Usain Bolt  Jamaica 20 August 2009
400 m  43.18 Michael Johnson  United States 26 August 1999
800 m  1:40.91 David Rudisha  Kenya 9 August 2012
1500 m  3:26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 14 July 1998
5000 m  12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 31 May 2004
10,000 m  26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 26 August 2005
Marathon  02:03:38 Patrick Makau Musyoki  Kenya 25 September 2011
3000 m steeplechase  7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen  Qatar 3 September 2004
110 m hurdles  12.80  Aries Merritt  United States 7 September 2012
400 m hurdles  46.78 Kevin Young  United States 6 August 1992
High jump  2.45 m Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 27 July 1993
Pole vault  6.14 m  Sergey Bubka  Ukraine 31 July 1994
Long jump  8.95 m  Mike Powell  United States 30 August 1991
Triple jump  18.29 m  Jonathan Edwards  United Kingdom 7 August 1995
Shot put  23.12 m Randy Barnes  United States 20 May 1990
Discus throw  74.08 m Jürgen Schult  East Germany 6 June 1986
Hammer throw  86.74 m Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 30 August 1986
Javelin throw  98.48 m Jan Železný  Czech Republic 25 May 1996
Decathlon  9039 pts Ashton Eaton  United States 22–23 June 2012
20 km walk (road)  01:17:16 Vladimir Kanaykin  Russia 29 September 2007
50 km walk (road)  03:34:14 Denis Nizhegorodov  Russia 11 May 2008
4×100 m relay  36.84 Nesta Carter  Jamaica 11 August 2012
    Michael Frater    
    Yohan Blake    
    Usain Bolt    
4×400 m relay  2:54.29 Andrew Valmon  United States 22 August 1993
    Quincy Watts    
    Butch Reynolds    
    Michael Johnson    

We will be publishing a similar post for Women’s World Records in a few minutes.

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