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Men's Olympic 800 Meters Through the Years

800 meters

Find the Olympic gold-medal times for the men's 800 meter race from 1896 to the present.

Year TimeRecord
1896Teddy Flack, AUS2:11.0 
1900Alfred Tysoe, GBR2:01.2 
1904Jim Lightbody, USA1:56.0OR
1906Paul Pilgrim, USA2:01.5 
1908Mel Sheppard, USA1:52.8WR
1912Ted Meredith, USA1:51.9WR
1920Albert Hill, GBR1:53.4 
1924Douglas Lowe, GBR1:52.4 
1928Douglas Lowe, GBR1:51.8OR
1932Tommy Hampson, GBR1:49.7WR
1936John Woodruff, USA1:52.9 
1948Mal Whitfield, USA1:49.2OR
1952Mal Whitfield, USA1:49.2OR
1956Tom Courtney, USA1:47.7OR
1960Peter Snell, NZE1:46.3OR
1964Peter Snell, NZE1:45.1OR
1968Ralph Doubell, AUS1:44.3WR
1972Dave Wottle, USA1:45.9 
1976Alberto Juantorena, CUB1:43.50WR
1980Steve Ovett, GBR1:45.4 
1984Joaquim Cruz, BRA1:43.00OR
1988Paul Ereng, KEN1:43.45 
1992William Tanui, KEN1:43.66 
1996Vebjoern Rodal, NOR1:42.58OR
2000Nils Schumann, GER1:45.08 
2004Yuriy Borzakovskiy, RUS1:44.45 
2008Wilfred Kipkemboi Bungei1:44.65 
2012David Rudisha, KEN1:40.91WR

 

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