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International Events





World Records

Men

Event Performance Athlete Nation Place Date
100 m 9.72 Usain Bolt New York Citymarker NYmarker, USAmarker May 31
9.69 Beijing, Chinamarker August 16
200 m 19.30 August 20
4 x 100 m relay 37.10 Nesta CarterMichael FraterUsain BoltAsafa Powell August 22
110 m hurdles 12.87 Dayron Robles Ostravamarker, Czech Republicmarker June 12
50 km race walk 3:34:14 Denis Nizhegorodov Cheboksarymarker, Russiamarker May 11
Marathon 2:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie Berlinmarker, Germanymarker September 28


Women

Event Performance Athlete Nation Place Date
5000 m 14:11.15 Tirunesh Dibaba Oslomarker, Norwaymarker June 06
One hour run 18,517 m Dire Tune Ostrava, Czech Republic June 12
3000 m steeplechase 8:58.81 Gulnara Galkina-Samitova Beijing, China August 17
Pole vault 5.03 m Yelena Isinbayeva Romemarker, Italymarker July 11
5.04 m Monte Carlomarker, Monacomarker July 29
5.05 m Beijing, China August 18
Javelin throw 72.28 Barbora Špotáková Stuttgartmarker, Germanymarker September 13


Awards

Men

Award Winner
IAAF World Athlete of the Year Usain Bolt
Track & Field Athlete of the Year Usain Bolt
European Athlete of the Year Andreas Thorkildsen
European Athletics Rising Star Raphael Holzdeppe


Women

Award Winner
IAAF World Athlete of the Year Yelena Isinbayeva
Track & Field Athlete of the Year Tirunesh Dibaba
European Athlete of the Year Yelena Isinbayeva
European Athletics Rising Star Stephanie Twell


Men's best year performances

100 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 9.69 WR
2. 9.72
3. 9.77
4. 9.89
9.89
9.89


200 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 19.30 WR
2. 19.86
19.86
4. 19.90
5. 19.99


400 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 43.75
2. 43.82
3. 44.38
4. 44.40
5. 44.60


800 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 1:42.69
2. 1:42.79
1:42.79
4. 1:43.07
5. 1:43.26


1500 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 3:31.49
2. 3:31.57
3. 3:31.64
4. 3:31.88
5. 3:31.94


3000 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 7:31.83
2. 7:31.94
3. 7:32.01
4. 7:32.42
5. 7:33.01


5000 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 12:50.18
2. 12:50.55
3. 12:52.45
4. 12:54.70
5. 12:57.56


10000 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 26:25.97
2. 26:50.53
3. 26:51.20
4. 26:54.32
5. 26:57.08


110 metres hurdles

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 12.87 WR
2. 12.95
3. 13.08
4. 13.09
5. 13.15


400 metres hurdles

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 47.25
2. 47.79
3. 48.02
4. 48.22
5. 48.30


3000 metres steeplechase

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 8:00.57
2. 8:07.64
3. 8:08.53
4. 8:08.95
5. 8:09.05


Half marathon

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 59:15
59:15
3. 59:16
4. 59:26
5. 59:29
59:29


Marathon

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 2:03:59 WR
2. 2:05:15
3. 2:05:24
4. 2:05:30
5. 2:05:36


High jump

RANK ATHLETE HEIGHT
1. 2.38
2. 2.37
3. 2.36
4. 2.35
5. 2.34
2.34
2.34


Pole vault

RANK ATHLETE HEIGHT
1. 6.04
2. 6.01
3. 6.00
4. 5.83
5. 5.82


Long jump

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 8.73
2. 8.46
3. 8.44
4. 8.37
5. 8.36


Triple jump

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 17.67
2. 17.62
3. 17.59
4. 17.52
5. 17.50


Shot put

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 22.12
2. 22.10
3. 22.00
4. 21.76
5. 21.51


Javelin throw

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 90.57
2. 89.02
3. 87.70
4. 87.33
5. 86.88


Discus throw

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 71.88
2. 71.25
3. 69.50
4. 69.32
5. 68.90


Hammer throw

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 84.51
2. 82.02
3. 81.96
4. 81.87
5. 81.70


Decathlon

RANK ATHLETE POINTS
1. 8832
2. 8585
3. 8534
4. 8527
5. 8511


Women's best year performances

100 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 10.78
10.78
3. 10.80
4. 10.85
5. 10.87
10.87


200 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 21.74
2. 21.93
3. 21.99
4. 22.01
5. 22.11


400 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 49.62
2. 49.69
3. 49.74
4. 49.83
49.83


800 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 1:54.01
2. 1:54.85
3. 1:56.00
4. 1:56.07
5. 1:56.64


1500 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 3:56.59
2. 3:59.42
3. 3:59.84
4. 4:00.23
5. 4:00.33


3000 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 8:33.66
2. 8:35.50
3. 8:37.78
4. 8:40.12
5. 8:42.04


5000 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 14:11.15 WR
2. 14:12.88
3. 14:23.75
4. 14:25.43
5. 14:33.13


10000 metres

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 29:54.66
2. 29:56.34
3. 30:22.22
4. 30:26.50
5. 30:35.54


100 metres hurdles

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 12.43
2. 12.47
3. 12.49
4. 12.50
5. 12.53


400 metres hurdles

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 52.64
2. 53.54
3. 53.58
4. 53.84
5. 53.96


3000 metres steeplechase

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 8:58.81 WR
2. 9:07.41
3. 9:07.64
4. 9:12.33
5. 9:16.85


Half marathon

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 1:07:57
2. 1:08:11
3. 1:08:17
4. 1:08:18
5. 1:08:20


Marathon

RANK ATHLETE TIME
1. 2:19:19
2. 2:21:31
3. 2:22:38
4. 2:22:42
5. 2:22:53


High jump

RANK ATHLETE HEIGHT
1. 2.06
2. 2.05
3. 2.04
4. 2.03
2.03


Pole vault

RANK ATHLETE HEIGHT
1. 5.05 WR
2. 4.92
3. 4.80
4. 4.75
4.75
4.75


Long jump

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 7.12
2. 7.04
7.04
4. 7.03
5. 6.95


Triple jump

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 15.39
2. 15.32
3. 15.23
4. 15.20
5. 15.11


Shot put

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 20.98
2. 20.70
3. 20.56
4. 19.89
5. 19.79


Javelin throw

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 72.28 WR
2. 70.78
3. 69.81
4. 68.34
5. 66.06


Discus throw

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 67.89
2. 67.28
3. 66.51
4. 66.17
5. 66.13


Hammer throw

RANK ATHLETE MARK
1. 77.32
2. 76.82
3. 76.62
4. 76.33
5. 75.07


Heptathlon

RANK ATHLETE POINTS
1. 6733
2. 6667
3. 6618
4. 6570
5. 6559



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