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2002 Women's World, Olympic, and America Running Records

Running

Event   Time   Date Set Location
100 meters: World 10.49 Florence Griffith Joyner, USA July 16, 1988 Indianapolis
  Olympic 10.62 Florence Griffith Joyner, USA Sept. 24, 1988 Seoul
  American 10.49 Griffith Joyner (same as World)
200 meters: World 21.34 Florence Griffith Joyner, USA Sept. 29, 1988 Seoul
  Olympic 21.34 Griffith Joyner (same as World)
  American 21.34 Griffith Joyner (same as World)
400 meters: World 47.60 Marita Koch, East Germany Oct. 6, 1985 Canberra, AUS
  Olympic 48.25 Marie-Jose Perec, France July 29, 1996 Atlanta
  American 48.83 Valerie Brisco Aug. 6, 1984 Los Angeles
800 meters: World 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech. July 26, 1983 Munich
  Olympic 1:53.42 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR July 27, 1980 Moscow
  American 1:56.40 Jearl Miles-Clark Aug. 11, 1999 Zurich
1000 meters: World 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova, Russia Aug. 23, 1996 Brussels
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 2:31.80 Regina Jacobs July 3, 1999 Brunswick, Me.
1500 meters: World 3:50.46 Qu Yunxia, China Sept. 11, 1993 Beijing
  Olympic 3:53.96 Paula Ivan, Romania Oct. 1, 1988 Seoul
  American 3:57.12 Mary Slaney July 26, 1983 Stockholm
Mile: World 4:12.56 Svetlana Masterkova, Russia Aug. 14, 1996 Zurich
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 4:16.71 Mary Slaney Aug. 21, 1985 Zurich
2000 meters: World 5:25.36 Sonia O'Sullivan, Ireland July 8, 1994 Edinburgh
  Olympic   Not an event
  American 5:32.7 Mary Slaney Aug. 3, 1984 Eugene, Ore.
3000 meters: World 8:06.11 Wang Junxia, China Sept. 13, 1993 Beijing
  Olympic 8:26.53 Tatyana Samolenko, USSR Sept. 25, 1988 Seoul
  American 8:25.83 Mary Slaney Sept. 7, 1985 Rome
5000 meters: World 14:28.09 Jiang Bo, China Oct. 23, 1997 Shanghai
  Olympic 14:40.79 Gabriela Szabo, Romania Sept. 25, 2000 Sydney
  American 14:45.35 Regina Jacobs July 27, 2000 Sacramento
10,000 meters: World 29:31.78 Wang Junxia, China Sept. 8, 1993 Beijing
  Olympic 30:17.49 Derartu Tulu, Ethiopia Sept. 30, 2000 Sydney
  American 30:50:32p Deena Drossin May 3, 2002 Stanford, Calif.
Marathon: World 2:18:47† Catherine Ndereba, Kenya Oct. 7, 2001 Chicago
  Olympic 2:23:14 Naoko Takahashi, Japan Sept. 24, 2000 Sydney
  American 2:21:21 Joan Benoit Samuelson Oct. 20, 1985 Chicago
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.

 

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