1000 metres world record progression

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The following tables show the world record progression in the men's and women's 1000 metres as ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Men[edit]

The first world record in the men's 1000 metres was recognised by the IAAF in 1913. 27 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.

Time Athlete Country Venue Date
2:32.3 Georg Mickler  Germany Hanover 1913-06-22
2:29.1 Anatole Bolin  Sweden Stockholm 1918-09-22
2:28.6 Sven Lundgren  Sweden Stockholm 1922-09-27
2:26.8 Séra Martin  France Colombes 1926-09-30
2:25.8 Otto Peltzer  Germany Colombes 1927-09-18
2:23.6 Jules Ladoumègue  France Paris 1930-10-19
2:21.5 Rudolf Harbig  Germany Dresden 1941-05-24
2:21.4 Rune Gustafsson  Sweden Borås 1946-09-04
2:21.4 Marcel Hansenne  France Gothenburg 1948-08-27
2:21.3 Olle Åberg  Sweden Copenhagen 1952-08-10
2:21.2 Stanislav Jungwirth  Czechoslovakia Stará Boleslav 1952-10-27
2:20.8 Mal Whitfield  United States Eskilstuna 1953-08-16
2:20.4 Audun Boysen  Norway Oslo 1953-09-17
2:19.5 Audun Boysen  Norway Gävle 1954-08-18
2:19.0 Audun Boysen  Norway Gothenburg 1955-08-30
2:19.0 István Rózsavölgyi  Hungary Tata 1955-09-21
2:18.1 Dan Waern  Sweden Turku 1958-09-19
2:17.8 Dan Waern  Sweden Karlstad 1959-08-21
2:16.7 Siegfried Valentin  East Germany Potsdam 1960-07-19
2:16.6 Peter Snell  New Zealand Auckland 1964-11-12
2:16.2 Jürgen May  East Germany Erfurt 1965-07-20
2:16.2 Franz-Josef Kemper  West Germany Hanover 1966-09-21
2:16.0 Danie Malan  South Africa Munich 1973-06-24
2:13.9 Rick Wohlhuter  United States Oslo 1974-07-30
2:13.40 Sebastian Coe  Great Britain Oslo 1980-07-01
2:12.18 Sebastian Coe  Great Britain Oslo 1981-07-11
2:11.96 Noah Ngeny  Kenya Rieti 1999-09-05[1]

Women[edit]

The first world record in the women's 1000 metres was recognised by the IAAF in 1922. 13 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.

Time Athlete Country Venue Date
3:17.4 Georgette Lenoir  France Paris 1922-08-06
3:12.0 Lucie Bréard  France Paris 1922-08-20
3:08.2 Edith Trickey  Great Britain London 1924-08-04
3:06.6 Lina Radke  Germany Brzeg 1930-08-24
3:04.4 Gladys Lunn  Great Britain London 1931-05-16
3:02.5 Stanisława Walasiewicz  Poland Katowice 1933-10-08
3:00.6 Gladys Lunn  Great Britain Birmingham 1934-06-23
2:35.9 Gunhild Hoffmeister  East Germany Potsdam 1972-08-20
2:35.0 Karin Krebs  East Germany Potsdam 1974-08-28
2:33.8 Nikolina Shtereva  Bulgaria Sofia 1976-07-04
2:30.67 Christine Wachtel  East Germany West Berlin 1990-08-17
2:29.34 Maria Mutola  Mozambique Brussels 1995-08-05
2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova  Russia Brussels 1996-08-23

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b |- "13th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Daegu 2011. (Part 5 of 5)" (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2011. pp. 597, 598, 696. Retrieved 2013-03-12.