World Records:Athletics Women Outdoor

A list of the World Records for the most commonly contested events. for a more complete list please go to the IAAF page

100 Metres   10.49   Florence Griffith-Joyner USA   Indianapolis, IN 16/07/1988
200 Metres   21.34   Florence Griffith-Joyner USA   Seoul 29/09/1988
400 Metres   47.6   Marita Koch GDR   Canberra 06/10/1985
800 Metres   1:53.28   Jarmila Kratochvílová TCH   Munich 26/07/1983
1000 Metres   2:28.98   Svetlana Masterkova RUS   Brussels 23/08/1996
1500 Metres   3:50.46   Yunxia Qu CHN   Beijing 11/09/1993
One Mile  4:12.56   Svetlana Masterkova RUS   Zürich 14/08/1996
2000 Metres   5:25.36   Sonia O’Sullivan IRL   Edinburgh 08/07/1994
3000 Metres   8:06.11   Junxia Wang CHN   Beijing 13/09/1993
5000 Metres   14:11.15   Tirunesh Dibaba ETH   Oslo (Bislett) 06/06/2008
10,000 Metres   29:31.78   Junxia Wang CHN   Beijing 08/09/1993
10 Kilometres   30:21   Paula Radcliffe GBR   San Juan, PUR 23/02/2003
Half Marathon  1:05:50  Mary Jepkosgei Keitany KEN   Ras Al Khaimah 18/02/2011
Marathon  2:15:25   Paula Radcliffe GBR   London 13/04/2003
100 Kilometres 6:33:11  Tomoe Abe JPN   Yubetsu 25/06/2000
3000 Metres Steeplechase   8:58.81   Gulnara Galkina RUS   Beijing  17/08/2008
100 Metres Hurdles   12.21   Yordanka Donkova BUL   Stara Zagora 20/08/1988
400 Metres Hurdles   52.34   Yuliya Pechenkina RUS   Tula 08/08/2003
High Jump   2.09   Stefka Kostadinova BUL   Rome 30/08/1987
Pole Vault   5.06   Elena Isinbaeva RUS   Zürich 28/08/2009
Long Jump   7.52   Galina Chistyakova URS   Leningrad 11/06/1988
Triple Jump   15.50   Inessa Kravets UKR   Gothenburg 10/08/1995
Shot Put   22.63   Natalya Lisovskaya URS   Moscow07/06/1987
Discus Throw   76.80   Gabriele Reinsch GDR   Neubrandenburg 09/07/1988
Hammer Throw   79.42   Betty Heidler GER   Halle 21/05/2011
Javelin Throw   72.28   Barbora Špotáková CZE   Stuttgart 13/09/2008
Heptathlon   7291   Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA   Seoul 24/09/1988

10,000 Metres Race Walk  41:56.23   Nadezhda Ryashkina URS   Seattle, WA 24/07/1990
20,000 Metres Walk 1:26:52.3 (track) Olimpiada Ivanova RUS  Brisbane 06/09/2001
20 Kilometres Walk 1:25:02 Elena Lashmanova RUS London (Olympic Games) 2012

4×100 Metres Relay   40.82  USA   London (Olympic Games) 2012
(Tianna Madison,Allyson Felix,Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter)

4×400 Metres Relay   3:15.17   USSR  Seoul 01/10/1988
(Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga V. Nazarova, Mariya Kulchunova-Pinigina, Olga Vladykina-Bryzgina)

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