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Event Time  Date Set Location
100 meters: World 10.49 Florence Griffith Joyner, USA July 16, 1988 Indianapolis
 Olympic 10.62 Florence Griffith Joyner, USA Sept. 24, 1988 Seoul
 American 10.49 Griffith Joyner (same as World)
200 meters: World 21.34 Florence Griffith Joyner, USA Sept. 29, 1988 Seoul
 Olympic 21.34 Griffith Joyner (same as World)
 American 21.34 Griffith Joyner (same as World)
400 meters: World 47.60 Marita Koch, East Germany Oct. 6, 1985 Canberra, AUS
 Olympic 48.65 Olga Bryzgina, USSR Sept. 26, 1988 Seoul
 American 48.83 Valerie Brisco Aug. 6, 1984 Los Angeles
800 meters: World 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech. July 26, 1983 Munich
 Olympic 1:53.42 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR July 27, 1980 Moscow
 American 1:56.78Jearl Miles-ClarkAug. 22, 1997Brussels
1000 meters: World 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova, RussiaAug. 23, 1996 Brussels
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 2:33.93 Suzy Hamilton June 4, 1995 Eugene, Ore.
1500 meters: World 3:50.46 Qu Yunxia, China Sept. 11, 1993 Beijing
 Olympic 3:53.96 Paula Ivan, Romania Oct. 1, 1988 Seoul
 American 3:57.12 Mary Decker July 26, 1983 Stockholm
Mile: World 4:12.56 Svetlana Masterkova, RussiaAug. 14, 1996Zurich
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 4:16.71 Mary Decker Slaney Aug. 21, 1985 Zurich
2000 meters: World 5:25.36 Sonia O'Sullivan, Ireland July 8, 1994 Edinburgh
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 5:32.7 Mary Decker Aug. 3, 1984 Eugene
3000 meters: World 8:06.11 Wang Junxia, China Sept. 13, 1993 Beijing
 Olympic 8:26.53 Tatyana Samolenko, USSR Sept. 25, 1988 Seoul
 American 8:25.83 Mary Decker Slaney Sept. 7, 1985 Rome
5000 meters: World 14:36.45p Fernanda Ribiero, Portugal July 22, 1995 Hechtel, BEL
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 14:56.04 Amy RudolphJuly 8, 1996Stockholm
10,000 meters: World 29:31.78 Wang Junxia, China Sept. 8, 1993 Beijing
 Olympic 31:05.21 Olga Bondarenko, USSR Sept. 30, 1988 Seoul
 American 31:19.89 Lynn Jennings Aug. 7, 1992 Barcelona
Marathon: World 2:21:06 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norway Apr. 21, 1985 London
 Olympic 2:24:52 Joan Benoit, USA Aug. 5, 1984 Los Angeles
 American 2:21:21 Joan Benoit Samuelson Oct. 20, 1985 Chicago
Note: The Mile run is 1,609.344 meters and the Marathon is 42,194.988 meters (26 miles, 385 yards).

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