2001 Men's World, Olympic, and America Running Records


EventTimeDate SetLocation
100 meters:World9.79Maurice Greene, USAJune 16, 1999Athens
Olympic9.84Donovan Bailey, CanadaJuly 27, 1996Atlanta
American9.79Greene (same as World)
200 meters:World19.32Michael Johnson, USAAug. 1, 1996Atlanta
Olympic19.32Johnson (same as World)
American19.32Johnson (same as World)
400 meters:World43.18Michael Johnson, USAAug. 26, 1999Seville
Olympic43.49Michael Johnson, USAJuly 29, 1996Atlanta
American43.18Johnson (same as World)
800 meters:World1:41.11Wilson Kipketer, DenmarkAug. 24, 1997Cologne
Olympic1:42.58Vebjoern Rodal, NorwayJuly 31, 1996Atlanta
American1:42.60Johnny GrayAug. 28, 1985Koblenz, W. Ger.
1000 meters:World2:11.96Noah Ngeny, KenyaSept. 5, 1999Rieti, ITA
OlympicNot an event
American2:13.9Rick WohlhuterJuly 30, 1974Oslo
1500 meters:World3:26.00Hicham El Guerrouj, MoroccoJuly 14, 1998Rome
Olympic3:32.07Noah Ngeny, KenyaSept. 29, 2000Sydney
American3:29.77Sydney MareeAug. 25, 1985Cologne
Mile:World3:43.13Hicham El Guerrouj, MoroccoJuly 7, 1999Rome
OlympicNot an event
American3:47.69Steve ScottJuly 7, 1982Oslo
2000 meters:World4:44.79Hicham El Guerrouj, MoroccoSept. 7, 1999Berlin
OlympicNot an event
American4:52.44Jim SpiveySept. 15, 1987Lausanne, SWI
3000 meters:World7:20.67Daniel Komen, KenyaSept. 1, 1996Rieti, ITA
OlympicNot an event
American7:30.84Bob KennedyAug. 8, 1998Monte Carlo
5000 meters:World12:39.36Haile Gebrselassie, EthiopiaJune 13, 1998Helsinki
Olympic13:05.59Said Aouita, MoroccoAug. 11, 1984Los Angeles
American12:58.21Bob KennedyAug. 14, 1996Zurich
10,000 meters:World26:22.75Haile Gebrselassie, EthiopiaJune 1, 1998Hengelo, NED
Olympic27:07.34Haile Gebrselassie, EthiopiaJuly 29, 1996Atlanta
American27:13.98Meb KeflezighiMay 4, 2001Stanford, Calif.
20,000 meters:World56:55.6Arturo Barrios, MexicoMar. 30, 1991La Fleche, FRA
OlympicNot an event
American58:15.0Bill RodgersAug. 9, 1977Boston
Marathon:World2:05:42†Khalid Khannouchi, MoroccoOct. 24, 1999Chicago
Olympic2:09:21Carlos Lopes, PortugalAug. 12, 1984Los Angeles
American2:07:01*Khalid KhannouchiOct. 22, 2000Chicago
Note: The Mile run is 1,609.344 meters and the Marathon is 42,194.988 meters (26 miles, 385 yards).
†Marathon records are not officially recognized by the IAAF.
*When Khannouchi set the world record, he was a citizen of Morocco. He became a citizen of the United States on May 2, 2000.


Men: Track And Field, 2000-2001 Season
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