Men: Running

Updated July 13, 2018 | Infoplease Staff


Event Time Date Set Location
100 meters: World 9.84Donovan Bailey, CanadaJuly 27, 1996 Atlanta
Olympic 9.84Bailey (same as World)
American 9.85Leroy BurrellJuly 6, 1994Lausanne, SWI
200 meters: World 19.32Michael Johnson, USA Aug. 1, 1996Atlanta
Olympic 19.32Johnson (same as World)
American 19.32Johnson (same as World)
400 meters: World 43.29Butch Reynolds, USA Aug. 17, 1988 Zurich
Olympic 43.49Michael Johnson, USAJuly 29, 1996Atlanta
American 43.29Reynolds (same as World)
800 meters: World 1:41.11Wilson Kipketer, DenmarkAug. 24, 1997Cologne
Olympic 1:42.58Vebjoern Rodal, NorwayJuly 31, 1996Atlanta
American 1:42.60Johnny Gray Aug. 28, 1985 Koblenz, W. Ger.
1000 meters: World 2:12.18Sebastian Coe, Great Britain July 11, 1981 Oslo
Olympic Not an event
American 2:13.9Rick Wohlhuter July 30, 1974 Oslo
1500 meters: World 3:26.00Hicham El Guerrouj, MoroccoJuly 14, 1998Rome
Olympic 3:32.53Sebastian Coe, Great Britain Aug. 11, 1984 Los Angeles
American 3:29.77Sydney Maree Aug. 25, 1985 Cologne
Mile: World 3:44.39Noureddine Morceli, Algeria Sept. 5, 1993 Rieti, ITA
Olympic Not an event
American 3:47.69Steve Scott July 7, 1982 Oslo
2000 meters: World 4:47.88Noureddine Morceli, Algeria July 3, 1995 Paris
Olympic Not an event
American 4:52.44Jim Spivey Sept. 15, 1987 Lausanne, SWI
3000 meters: World 7:20.67Daniel Komen, KenyaSept. 1, 1996Riete, ITA
Olympic Not an event
American 7:30.84pBob Kennedy Aug. 8, 1998Monte Carlo
5000 meters: World 12:39.36Haile Gebrselassie, EthiopiaJune 13, 1998Helsinki
Olympic 13:05.59Said Aouita, Morocco Aug. 11, 1984 Los Angeles
American 12:58.21Bob KennedyAug. 14, 1996Zurich
10,000 meters: World 26:22.75Haile Gebrselassie, EthiopiaJune 1, 1998Hengelo, HOL
Olympic 27:07.34Haile Gebrselassie, EthiopiaJuly 29, 1996Atlanta
American 27:20.56Mark Nenow Sept. 5, 1986 Brussels
20,000 meters: World 56:55.6Arturo Barrios, Mexico Mar. 30, 1991 La Fleche, FRA
Olympic Not an event
American 58:15.0Bill Rodgers Aug. 9, 1977 Boston
Marathon: World 2:06:05Ronaldo da Costa, Brazil Sept. 20, 1998Berlin
Olympic 2:09:21Carlos Lopes, Portugal Aug. 12, 1984 Los Angeles
American 2:09:35Jerry LawsonOct. 19, 1997Chicago
2:08:52*Alberto Salazar Apr. 19, 1982 Boston
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.

Men: Track And Field, 1997-98 Season
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