Cite
 

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   Time Record
1896 Teddy Flack, AUS 2:11.0  
1900 Alfred Tysoe, GBR 2:01.2  
1904 Jim Lightbody, USA 1:56.0 OR
1906 Paul Pilgrim, USA 2:01.5  
1908 Mel Sheppard, USA 1:52.8 WR
1912 Ted Meredith, USA 1:51.9 WR
1920 Albert Hill, GBR 1:53.4  
1924 Douglas Lowe, GBR 1:52.4  
1928 Douglas Lowe, GBR 1:51.8 OR
1932 Tommy Hampson, GBR 1:49.7 WR
1936 John Woodruff, USA 1:52.9  
1948 Mal Whitfield, USA 1:49.2 OR
1952 Mal Whitfield, USA 1:49.2 OR
1956 Tom Courtney, USA 1:47.7 OR
1960 Peter Snell, NZE 1:46.3 OR
1964 Peter Snell, NZE 1:45.1 OR
1968 Ralph Doubell, AUS 1:44.3 WR
1972 Dave Wottle, USA 1:45.9  
1976 Alberto Juantorena, CUB 1:43.50 WR
1980 Steve Ovett, GBR 1:45.4  
1984 Joaquim Cruz, BRA 1:43.00 OR
1988 Paul Ereng, KEN 1:43.45  
1992 William Tanui, KEN 1:43.66  
1996 Vebjoern Rodal, NOR 1:42.58 OR
2000 Nils Schumann, GER 1:45.08  
2004 Yuriy Borzakovskiy, RUS 1:44.45  
2008 Wilfred Kipkemboi Bungei 1:44.65  
2012 David Rudisha, KEN 1:40.91 WR

 

400 meters Men's Olympic Track & Field 1500 meters