World Outdoor Records Set in 2002
World outdoor records set or equaled between Oct. 1, 2001 and Sept. 22, 2002; (p) indicates record is pending ratification by the IAAF.
†Marathon records are not officially recognized by the IAAF.
*When Khannouchi set the previous world record, he was a citizen of Morocco. He became a U.S. citizen on May 2, 2000.
†The IAAF does not officially recognize world records for road races.
Note: The women's 3000-m steeplechase record was broken three times in 2002, first by Poland's Justyna Bak, then twice by Turova.