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1999 Men's World, Olympic, and America Running Records

Running

Event   Time   Date Set Location
100 meters: World 9.79 Maurice Greene, USA June 16, 1999 Athens
  Olympic 9.84 Donovan Bailey, Canada July 27, 1996 Atlanta
  American 9.79 Greene (same as World)
200 meters: World 19.32 Michael Johnson, USA Aug. 1, 1996 Atlanta
  Olympic 19.32 Johnson (same as World)
  American 19.32 Johnson (same as World)
400 meters: World 43.18 Michael Johnson, USA Aug. 26, 1999 Seville
  Olympic 43.49 Michael Johnson, USA July 29, 1996 Atlanta
  American 43.18 Johnson (same as World)
800 meters: World 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer, Denmark Aug. 24, 1997 Cologne
  Olympic 1:42.58 Vebjoern Rodal, Norway July 31, 1996 Atlanta
  American 1:42.60 Johnny Gray Aug. 28, 1985 Koblenz, W. Ger.
1000 meters: World 2:12.18 Sebastian Coe, Great Britain July 11, 1981 Oslo
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 2:13.9 Rick Wohlhuter July 30, 1974 Oslo
1500 meters: World 3:26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj, Morocco July 14, 1998 Rome
  Olympic 3:32.53 Sebastian Coe, Great Britain Aug. 11, 1984 Los Angeles
  American 3:29.77 Sydney Maree Aug. 25, 1985 Cologne
Mile: World 3:43.13 Hicham El Guerrouj, Morocco July 7, 1999 Rome
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 3:47.69 Steve Scott July 7, 1982 Oslo
2000 meters: World 4:44.79 Hicham El Guerrouj, Morocco Sept. 7, 1999 Berlin
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 4:52.44 Jim Spivey Sept. 15, 1987 Lausanne, SWI
3000 meters: World 7:20.67 Daniel Komen, Kenya Sept. 1, 1996 Riete, ITA
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 7:30.84 Bob Kennedy Aug. 8, 1998 Monte Carlo
5000 meters: World 12:39.36 Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia June 13, 1998 Helsinki
  Olympic 13:05.59 Said Aouita, Morocco Aug. 11, 1984 Los Angeles
  American 12:58.21 Bob Kennedy Aug. 14, 1996 Zurich
10,000 meters: World 26:22.75 Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia June 1, 1998 Hengelo, NED
  Olympic 27:07.34 Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia July 29, 1996 Atlanta
  American 27:20.56 Mark Nenow Sept. 5, 1986 Brussels
20,000 meters: World 56:55.6 Arturo Barrios, Mexico Mar. 30, 1991 La Fleche, FRA
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 58:15.0 Bill Rodgers Aug. 9, 1977 Boston
Marathon: World 2:06:05 Ronaldo da Costa, Brazil Sept. 20, 1998 Berlin
  Olympic 2:09:21 Carlos Lopes, Portugal Aug. 12, 1984 Los Angeles
  American 2:09:35 Jerry Lawson Oct. 19, 1997 Chicago
    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.

 

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