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1997 Men's World, Olympic, and America Running Records

Running

EventTime Date SetLocation
100 meters:World9.84pDonovan Bailey, CanadaJuly 27, 1996Atlanta
 Olympic9.84Bailey (same as World)
 American9.85Leroy BurrellJuly 6, 1994Lausanne, SWI
200 meters:World19.32pMichael Johnson, USAAug. 1, 1996Atlanta
 Olympic19.32Johnson (same as World)
 American19.32Johnson (same as World)
400 meters:World43.29Butch Reynolds, USAAug. 17, 1988Zurich
 Olympic43.49Michael Johnson, USAJuly 29, 1996Atlanta
 American43.29Reynolds (same as World)
800 meters:World1:41.11pWilson Kipketer, DenmarkAug. 24, 1997Cologne
 Olympic1:42.58Vebjoern Rodal, NorwayJuly 31, 1996Atlanta
 American1:42.60Johnny GrayAug. 28, 1985Koblenz, W. Ger.
1000 meters:World2:12.18Sebastian Coe, Great BritainJuly 11, 1981Oslo
 Olympic Not an event
 American2:13.9Rick WohlhuterJuly 30, 1974Oslo
1500 meters:World3:27.37Noureddine Morceli, AlgeriaJuly 12, 1995Nice, FRA
 Olympic3:32.53Sebastian Coe, Great BritainAug. 11, 1984Los Angeles
 American3:29.77Sydney MareeAug. 25, 1985Cologne
Mile:World3:44.39Noureddine Morceli, AlgeriaSept. 5, 1993Rieti, ITA
 Olympic Not an event
 American3:47.69Steve ScottJuly 7, 1982Oslo
2000 meters:World4:47.88Noureddine Morceli, AlgeriaJuly 3, 1995Paris
 Olympic Not an event
 American4:52.44Jim SpiveySept. 15, 1987Lausanne
3000 meters:World7:20.67Daniel Komen, KenyaSept. 1, 1996Riete, ITA
 Olympic Not an event
 American7:31.69Bob KennedyAug. 23, 1996Brussels
5000 meters:World12:39.74Daniel Komen, KenyaAug. 22, 1997Brussels
 Olympic13:05.59Said Aouita, MoroccoAug. 11, 1984Los Angeles
 American12:58.21Bob KennedyAug. 14, 1996Zurich
10,000 meters:World26:27.85Paul Tergat, KenyaAug. 22, 1997Brussels
 Olympic27:07.34Haile Gebrselassie, EthiopiaJuly 29, 1996Atlanta
 American27:20.56Mark NenowSept. 5, 1986Brussels
20,000 meters:World56:55.6Arturo Barrios, MexicoMar. 30, 1991La Fleche, FRA
 Olympic Not an event
 American58:15.0Bill RodgersAug. 9, 1977Boston
Marathon:World2:06:50Belayneh Densimo, EthiopiaApr. 17, 1988Rotterdam
 Olympic2:09:21Carlos Lopes, PortugalAug. 12, 1984Los Angeles
 American2:10:04Pat PetersenApr. 23, 1989London
   & Jerry LawsonOct. 20, 1996Chicago
  2:08:52*Alberto SalazarApr. 19, 1982Boston
Note: The Mile run is 1,609.344 meters and the Marathon is 42,194.988 meters (26 miles, 385 yards).
*Former American record no longer officially recognized.

 

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