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Event   Time Date Set Location
100 meters: World 10.49Florence Griffith Joyner, USA July 16, 1988 Indianapolis
 Olympic 10.62Florence Griffith Joyner, USA Sept. 24, 1988 Seoul
 American 10.49Griffith Joyner (same as World)
200 meters: World 21.34Florence Griffith Joyner, USA Sept. 29, 1988 Seoul
 Olympic 21.34Griffith Joyner (same as World)
 American 21.34Griffith Joyner (same as World)
400 meters: World 47.60Marita Koch, East Germany Oct. 6, 1985 Canberra, AUS
 Olympic 48.25Marie-Jose Perec, FranceJuly 29, 1996 Atlanta
 American 48.83Valerie Brisco Aug. 6, 1984 Los Angeles
800 meters: World 1:53.28Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech. July 26, 1983 Munich
 Olympic 1:53.42Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR July 27, 1980 Moscow
 American 1:56.40Jearl Miles-ClarkAug. 11, 1999Zurich
1000 meters: World 2:28.98Svetlana Masterkova, RussiaAug. 23, 1996 Brussels
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 2:31.80Regina JacobsJuly 3, 1999Brunswick, Me.
1500 meters: World 3:50.46Qu Yunxia, China Sept. 11, 1993 Beijing
 Olympic 3:53.96Paula Ivan, Romania Oct. 1, 1988 Seoul
 American 3:57.12Mary SlaneyJuly 26, 1983 Stockholm
Mile: World 4:12.56Svetlana Masterkova, RussiaAug. 14, 1996Zurich
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 4:16.71Mary Slaney Aug. 21, 1985 Zurich
2000 meters: World 5:25.36Sonia O'Sullivan, Ireland July 8, 1994 Edinburgh
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 5:32.7Mary SlaneyAug. 3, 1984 Eugene
3000 meters: World 8:06.11Wang Junxia, China Sept. 13, 1993 Beijing
 Olympic 8:26.53Tatyana Samolenko, USSR Sept. 25, 1988 Seoul
 American 8:25.83Mary Slaney Sept. 7, 1985 Rome
5000 meters: World 14:28.09Jiang Bo, China Oct. 23, 1997Shanghai
 Olympic 14:40.79 Gabriela Szabo, RomaniaSept. 25, 2000Sydney
 American 14:45.35Regina JacobsJuly 27, 2000Sacramento
10,000 meters: World 29:31.78Wang Junxia, China Sept. 8, 1993 Beijing
 Olympic 30:17.49Derartu Tulu, EthiopiaSept. 30, 2000Sydney
 American 31:19.89Lynn Jennings Aug. 7, 1992 Barcelona
Marathon: World 2:20:43†Tegla Loroupe, KenyaSept. 26, 1999 Berlin
 Olympic 2:23:14Naoko Takahashi, JapanSept. 24, 2000Sydney
 American 2:21:21Joan 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).
†Marathon records are not officially recognized by the IAAF.

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