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International Events



World Records

Men

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
Marathon 2:08:05 October 21 Chicagomarker, USAmarker
4x100m Relay Sam GraddyRon BrownCalvin SmithCarl Lewis 37.83 August 11 Los Angelesmarker
High Jump 2.39m June 10 Eberstadtmarker, West Germanymarker
Hammer 86.34m July 3 Corkmarker, Irelandmarker
Javelin 104.80m July 20 Berlinmarker, East Germanymarker
Decathlon 8832 June 9 Mannheimmarker, West Germanymarker
8847 August 9 Los Angelesmarker, USAmarker


Women

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
100 metres 10.76 August 22 Zürichmarker
Mile 4:15.8 August 5 Leningradmarker
3,000 metres 8:22.62 August 26 Leningradmarker
5,000 metres 15:01.83 January 5 Stellenboschmarker
14:58.89 June 28 Oslomarker
10,000 metres 31:13.78 June 24 Kievmarker
4x400m Relay Gesine WaltherSabine BuschDagmar NeubauerMarita Koch 3:15.92 June 3 Erfurtmarker
400m Hurdles 53.58 June 22 Kievmarker
Half Marathon 1:08:34 September 16 Philadelphiamarker
High Jump 2.05m June 22 Kievmarker
2.07m July 20 Berlinmarker
Shot Put 22.53 May 27 Sochimarker
Heptathlon 6946 May 6 Potsdammarker




Men's Best Year Performers

100 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 100 metres
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 9.96 May 5 Athensmarker, United Statesmarker
2. 9.99 May 6 Houstonmarker, United Statesmarker
3. 10.00 June 9 Warsawmarker, Polandmarker
4. 10.09 May 12 Baton Rougemarker, United Statesmarker
10.09 August 22 Zürichmarker, Switzerlandmarker

200 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 200 metres
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 19.80 August 8 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
2. 19.96 August 8 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
3. 20.07 May 5 Indianapolismarker, United Statesmarker
4 20.07 October 3 Brindisimarker, Italymarker
5. 20.26 August 8 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker



400 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 400 metres
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 44.27 August 8 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
2. 44.54 August 8 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
3. 44.71 June 21 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
4. 44.75 August 8 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
44.75 August 8 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker

800 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 800 metres
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 1:41.77 August 26 Köln, West Germanymarker
2. 1:42.28 August 26 Köln, West Germanymarker
3. 1:42.96 August 29 Koblenzmarker, West Germanymarker
4. 1:43.63 August 29 Koblenzmarker, West Germanymarker
5. 1:43.64 August 6 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker

1,500 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 1,500 metres
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 3:31.54 July 6 Hengelomarker, Netherlandsmarker
2. 3:32.39 August 22 Zürichmarker, Switzerlandmarker
3. 3:33.13 August 20 Budapest, Hungarymarker
4. 3:33.46 August 22 Zürichmarker, Switzerlandmarker
5. 3:33.64 August 22 Zürichmarker, Switzerlandmarker

5,000 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 5,000 metres
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 13:04.78 June 13 Firenzemarker, Italymarker
2. 13:07.54 August 11 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
3. 13:09.20 August 11 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
4. 13:10.08 June 13 Firenzemarker, Italymarker
5. 13:11.50 August 11 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker

10,000 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 10,000 metres
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 27:13.81 July 2 Stockholmmarker, Swedenmarker
2. 27:17.48 July 2 Stockholmmarker, Swedenmarker
3. 27:33.10 May 5 Potsdammarker, East Germanymarker
4. 27:40.56 July 2 Stockholmmarker, Swedenmarker
5. 27:41.75 June 13 Firenzemarker, Italymarker

Half Marathon

RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 1:01:52 May 6 Milanmarker, Italymarker

110m Hurdles

Main race this year: Olympic Games 110m Hurdles
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 13.15 August 22 Zürichmarker, Switzerlandmarker
2. 13.16 August 22 Zürichmarker, Switzerlandmarker
3. 13.23 May 13 Westwoodmarker, United Statesmarker
4. 13.27 July 25 Walnutmarker, United Statesmarker
5. 13.35 August 5 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker

400m Hurdles

Main race this year: Olympic Games 400m Hurdles
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 47.32 August 29 Koblenzmarker, West Germanymarker
2. 47.69 July 10 Lausannemarker, Switzerlandmarker
3. 48.02 June 17 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
4. 48.16 June 17 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
5. 48.28 June 18 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker

3,000m Steeplechase

Main race this year: Olympic Games 3,000m Steeplechase
RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 8:07.62 August 24 Brusselsmarker, Belgiummarker
2. 8:09.18 August 24 Brusselsmarker, Belgiummarker
3. 8:11.80 August 10 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
4. 8:13.16 August 29 Koblenzmarker, West Germanymarker
5. 8:13.78 July 21 Oslo, Norwaymarker


High Jump

Main competition this year: Olympic Games High Jump
RANK ATHLETE HEIGHT DATE VENUE
1. 2.39 June 10 Eberstadtmarker, West Germanymarker
2. 2.37 February 24 West Berlin, West Germanymarker
September 2 Rietimarker, Italymarker
4. 2.36 February 1 Milanmarker, Italymarker
May 5 Tashkentmarker, Soviet Unionmarker
June 10 Eberstadtmarker, West Germanymarker



Long Jump

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Long Jump
RANK ATHLETE DISTANCE DATE VENUE
1. 8.79 January 27 New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker
2. 8.59 September 5 Rhedemarker, United Statesmarker
3. 8.50 July 27 Dresdenmarker, East Germanymarker
4. 8.38 August 17 Moscowmarker, Soviet Unionmarker
5. 8.37 August 17 Moscowmarker, Soviet Unionmarker

Triple Jump

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Triple Jump
RANK ATHLETE DISTANCE DATE VENUE
1. 17.52 June 21 Kievmarker, Soviet Unionmarker
2. 17.50 June 10 Sochimarker, Soviet Unionmarker
June 17 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
4. 17.47 July 19 Moscowmarker, Soviet Unionmarker
5. 17.45 August 26 Köln, West Germanymarker



Discus

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Discus Throw
RANK ATHLETE DISTANCE DATE VENUE
1. 71.26 June 9 San Josémarker, United Statesmarker
November 15 Malmömarker, Swedenmarker
3. 70.98 July 21 Eugenemarker, United Statesmarker
4. 70.44 June 9 San Josémarker, United Statesmarker
5. 70.26 September 8 Cagliarimarker, Italymarker



Hammer

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Hammer Throw
RANK ATHLETE DISTANCE DATE VENUE
1. 86.34 July 3 Cork Citymarker, Irelandmarker
2. 85.20 July 3 Cork Citymarker, Irelandmarker
3. 84.40 September 9 Banská Bystricamarker, Slovakiamarker
4. 82.56 August 17 Moscowmarker, Soviet Unionmarker
5. 81.52 June 11 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker

Shot Put

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Shot Put
RANK ATHLETE DISTANCE DATE VENUE
1. 22.19 May 26 San Josémarker, United Statesmarker
2. 22.09 August 23 Stayki, Soviet Unionmarker
3. 22.04 June 11 Rehlingenmarker, United Statesmarker
4. 21.92 June 2 Eugenemarker, United Statesmarker
5. 21.76 June 2 Eugenemarker, United Statesmarker

Javelin

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Javelin Throw
RANK ATHLETE DISTANCE DATE VENUE
1. 104.80 July 20 East Berlin, East Germanymarker
2. 93.68 June 2 Erfurtmarker, East Germanymarker
3. 93.44 June 18 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
4. 93.42 July 1 Pihtipudasmarker, Finlandmarker
5. 92.42 April 6 Austinmarker, United Statesmarker

Pole Vault

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Pole Vault
RANK ATHLETE HEIGHT DATE VENUE
1. 5.94 August 31 Rome, Italymarker
2. 5.91 August 31 Rome, Italymarker
3. 5.85 June 22 Kievmarker, Soviet Unionmarker
4. 5.82 July 21 Eugenemarker, United Statesmarker
August 20 Budapestmarker, Hungarymarker



Decathlon

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Decathlon
RANK ATHLETE POINTS DATE VENUE
1. 8798 June 9 Mannheimmarker, West Germanymarker
August 9 Los Angelesmarker, United Statesmarker
3. 8704 July 21 Potsdammarker, East Germanymarker
4. 8652 June 22 Moscowmarker, Soviet Unionmarker
5. 8642 June 3 Neubrandenburgmarker, DDR



Women's Best Year Performers

100 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 100 metres
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 10.76
2. 10.84
3. 10.99
4. 11.01
5. 11.02

200 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 200 metres
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 21.71
2. 21.74
3. 21.81
4. 21.85
5. 22.04

400 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 400 metres
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 48.16
2. 48.73
3. 48.83
4. 48.98
5. 49.02

800 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 800 metres
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 1:55.69
2. 1:56.09
3. 1:56.26
4. 1:56.53
5. 1:56.78

1,500 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 1,500 metres
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 3:56.63
2. 3:56.65
3. 3:57.22
4. 3:57.70
5. 3:57.72

Mile

RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 4:15.8
2. 4:21.78
3. 4:22.64
4. 4:22.92
5. 4:24.57

3,000 metres

Main race this year: Olympic Games 3,000 metres
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 8:22.62
2. 8:29.59
3. 8:32.0
4. 8:33.57
5. 8:34.91

5,000 metres

RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 14:58.89
2. 15:01.83
3. 15:09.07
4. 15:22.50
5. 15:22.76

10,000 metres

RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 31:13.78
2. 31:15.00
3. 31:53.53
4. 31:56.01
5. 31:56.02

Half Marathon

RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 1:08:34

100m Hurdles

Main race this year: Olympic Games 100m Hurdles
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 12.43
2. 12.50
4. 12.53
5. 12.54



400m Hurdles

Main race this year: Olympic Games 400m Hurdles
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1. 53.58
2. 53.67
3. 54.34
4. 54.43
5. 54.56

High Jump

Main competition this year: Olympic Games High Jump
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1. 2.07
2. 2.05
3. 2.02
4. 2.00



Long Jump

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Long Jump
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1. 7.40
2. 7.29
3. 7.27
4. 7.21
5. 7.12



Discus

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Discus Throw
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1. 74.56
2. 73.36
3. 73.28
4. 73.10
5. 72.32

Shot Put

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Shot Put
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1. 22.53
2. 21.85
3. 21.60
4. 21.53
5. 21.32

Javelin

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Javelin Throw
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1. 74.72
2. 74.24
3. 72.70
4. 72.16
5. 71.68

Heptathlon

Main competition this year: Olympic Games Heptathlon
RANK 1984 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1. 6946
2. 6859
3. 6803
4. 6789
5. 6775

Marathon

Year Rankings

Men

RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 2:08:05 WR October 21 Chicago, United Statesmarker
2. 2:09:06 October 21 Chicago, United Statesmarker
3. 2:09:09 October 21 Chicago, United Statesmarker
4. 2:09:14 July 21 East Berlin, East Germanymarker
5. 2:09:21 August 12 Los Angeles, United Statesmarker
6. 2:09:30 July 21 East Berlin, East Germanymarker
7. 2:09:41 March 31 Port Elizabethmarker, South Africa
8. 2:09:56 August 12 Los Angeles, United Statesmarker
9. 2:09:57 May 13 London, United Kingdommarker
10. 2:09:58 August 12 Los Angeles, United Statesmarker

Women

RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE VENUE
1. 2:24:26 WR May 13 London, United Kingdommarker
2. 2:24:52 August 5 Los Angeles, United Statesmarker
3. 2:26:01 October 21 Chicago, United Statesmarker
4. 2:26:18 August 5 Los Angeles, United Statesmarker
5. 2:26:52 July 21 East Berlin, East Germanymarker
6. 2:26:57 August 5 Los Angeles, United Statesmarker
7. 2:27:34 August 5 Los Angeles, United Statesmarker
8. 2:27:40 October 21 Chicago, United Statesmarker
9. 2:27:51 January 15 Houston, United Statesmarker
10. 2:28:34 August 5 Los Angeles, United Statesmarker


International Races

DATE MARATHON NATION MEN'S WINNER TIME WOMEN'S WINNER TIME
February 19 Los Angeles Marathon United Statesmarker Gidamis Shahanga 2:10:19 Jacqueline Gareau 2:31:57
April 14 Rotterdam Marathon Netherlandsmarker Gidamis Shahanga 2:11:12 Carla Beurskens 2:34:56
April 16 Boston Marathon United Statesmarker Geoff Smith 2:10:34 Lorraine Moller 2:29:28
May 12 Amsterdam Marathon Netherlandsmarker Gerard Nijboer 2:14:28 Eefje van Wissen 2:43:51
May 12 Paris Marathon Francemarker Ahmed Saleh 2:11:58 Sylviane Geffray 2:38:20
May 13 London Marathon United Kingdommarker Charlie Spedding 2:09:57 Ingrid Kristiansen 2:24:26
August 5 Olympic Marathon United Statesmarker Joan Benoit 2:24:52
August 12 Olympic Marathon United Statesmarker Carlos Lopes 2:09:58
September 30 Berlin Marathon West Germanymarker John Skovbjerg 2:13:35 Agnes Jakab 2:39:32
October 21 Chicago Marathon United Statesmarker Stephen Jones 2:08:05 Rosa Mota 2:26:01
December 2 Fukuoka Marathon Japanmarker Takeyuki Nakayama 2:10:00


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