List of European records in athletics

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European records in the sport of athletics are ratified by the European Athletic Association. Records are kept for all events contested at the Olympic Games and some others. Unofficial records for some other events are kept by track and field statisticians. Records are kept for events in track and field, road running, and racewalking.

Key to tables

Key:   Pending ratification   Record not kept by European Athletics   Not ratified or later rescinded by European Athletics

+ = en route to longer distance
h = hand timing
A = affected by altitude
Wo = women only race
# = not recognised by European Athletics or/and World Athletics
X = unratified due to no doping control
OT = oversized track (> 200m in circumference)
a = aided road course according to World Athletics rule 31.21.3 (separation between start and finish points more than 50% of race distance or the decrease in elevation greater than one in a thousand)
est = estimate
WB = world best

Outdoor

Men

Steve Cram holds the mile record and also shares the 4×800 metres relay record with Sebastian Coe.
Sergey Bubka's world and European records in pole vault have dominated the sport, marking him as one of the world's best athletes.
Marcell Jacobs set the European record in the 100 metres winning the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m 9.80 (+0.1 m/s) Marcell Jacobs  Italy 1 August 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan [1] [1]
150 m (straight) 14.81 (+0.2 m/s) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake  Great Britain 20 May 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games Boston, United States [2]
200 m 19.72 A (+1.8 m/s) Pietro Mennea  Italy 12 September 1979 Universiade Mexico City, Mexico [2]
400 m 44.33 Thomas Schönlebe  East Germany 3 September 1987 World Championships Rome, Italy
800 m 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 24 August 1997 Weltklasse in Köln Cologne, Germany
1000 m 2:12.18 Sebastian Coe  Great Britain 11 July 1981 Bislett Games Oslo, Norway
1500 m 3:28.32 Jakob Ingebrigtsen  Norway 7 August 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan [3]
Mile 3:46.32 Steve Cram  Great Britain 27 July 1985 Bislett Games Oslo, Norway
2000 m 4:50.01 Jakob Ingebrigtsen  Norway 11 June 2020 Bislett Impossible Games Oslo, Norway [4]
3000 m 7:26.62 Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 18 August 2000 Herculis Fontvieille, Monaco
Two miles 8:07.85 Mo Farah  Great Britain 24 August 2014 British Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [5]
5000 m 12:48.45 Jakob Ingebrigtsen  Norway 10 June 2021 Golden Gala Florence, Italy [6]
5 km (road) 13:18 Jimmy Gressier  France 16 February 2020 Monaco Run 5 km Monaco, Monaco [7]
13:14 Yemaneberhan Crippa  Italy 30 April 2022 Adizero Road to Records Herzogenaurach, Germany [8]
10000 m 26:46.57 Mo Farah  Great Britain 3 June 2011 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, United States [9] [3]
10 km (road) 27:13 Julien Wanders   Switzerland 12 January 2020 10K Valencia Ibercaja Valencia, Spain [10]
15 km (road) 41:56+ Julien Wanders   Switzerland 8 February 2019 RAK Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates [11]
20,000 m (track) 56:20.02+ Bashir Abdi  Belgium 4 September 2020 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium [12]
20 km (road) 56:03+ Julien Wanders   Switzerland 8 February 2019 RAK Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates [13]
Half marathon 59:13 Julien Wanders   Switzerland 8 February 2019 RAK Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates [14]
59:07 a Mo Farah  Great Britain 8 September 2019 Great North Run Newcastle upon Tyne-South Shields, United Kingdom [15]
One hour 21330 m Mo Farah  Great Britain 4 September 2020 Memorial van Damme Brussels, Belgium [16]
25,000 m (track) 1:12:46.5 h Sondre Nordstad Moen  Norway 11 June 2020 Bislett Impossible Games Oslo, Norway [4]
25 km (road) 1:13:25+ Bashir Abdi  Belgium 1 March 2020 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan [17]
30,000 m (track) 1:31:30.4 h Jim Alder  Great Britain 5 September 1970 London, United Kingdom
30 km (road) 1:27:53 + Bashir Abdi  Belgium 24 October 2021 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, The Netherlands [18]
Marathon 2:03:36 Bashir Abdi  Belgium 24 October 2021 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, The Netherlands [19]
50 km (track) 3:01:51+ Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 23 April 2022 Centurion RC 100 Bedford, United Kingdom [20]
50 km (road) 3:02:39 Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 17 April 2021 Vilnius, Lithuania
50 miles (track) 4:51:49 Don Ritchie  Great Britain 12 March 1983 Road Runners Club Track 50 Miles London, United Kingdom [21]
6 hours (track) 98.496 km+ Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 23 April 2022 Centurion RC 100 Bedford, United Kingdom [22]
100 km (track) 6:05:41 Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 23 April 2022 Centurion RC 100 Bedford, United Kingdom [23]
100 km (road) 6:18:24 Mario Ardemagni  Italy 11 September 2004 Winschoten, Netherlands
6:15:30 Jean-Pierre Praet  Belgium 23 June 1989 Torhout, Belgium
150 km (track) 10:27:48+ Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 24 April 2021 Centurion Running Track 100 Mile Ashford, United Kingdom [24]
100 miles (track) 11:14:56+ Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 24 April 2021 Centurion Running Track 100 Mile Ashford, United Kingdom [24]
100 miles (road) 10:51:39+ Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 6 January 2022 Spartanion Race Tel Aviv, Israel [25]
12 hours (track) 170.309 km Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 24 April 2021 Centurion Running Track 100 Mile Ashford, United Kingdom [24]
12 hours (road) 177.410 km Aleksandr Sorokin  Lithuania 6 January 2022 Spartanion Race Tel Aviv, Israel [25]
110 m hurdles 12.91 (+0.5 m/s) Colin Jackson  Great Britain 20 August 1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany
300 m hurdles 33.78 Karsten Warholm  Norway 11 June 2020 Impossible Games Oslo, Norway [26]
400 m hurdles 45.94 Karsten Warholm  Norway 3 August 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan [27] [4]
2000 m steeplechase 5:10.68 WB Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad  France 30 June 2010 Alma Athlé Tour Reims, France [28]
3000 m steeplechase 8:00.09 Mahiedine Mekhissi Benabbad  France 6 July 2013 Meeting Areva Saint-Denis, France [29]
High jump 2.42 m Patrik Sjöberg  Sweden 30 June 1987 BAUHAUS-galan Stockholm, Sweden
Bohdan Bondarenko  Ukraine 14 June 2014 Adidas Grand Prix New York City, United States [30]
Pole vault 6.15 m [a] Armand Duplantis  Sweden 17 September 2020 Golden Gala Rome, Italy [31]
6.21 m Armand Duplantis  Sweden 24 July 2022 World Championships Eugene, United States [32]
Long jump 8.86 m A (+1.9 m/s) Robert Emmiyan  Soviet Union 22 May 1987 Tsakhkadzor, Soviet Union
Triple jump 18.29 m (+1.3 m/s) Jonathan Edwards  Great Britain 7 August 1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden [33] [5]
Shot put 23.06 m Ulf Timmermann  East Germany 22 May 1988 Chania, Greece [6]
Discus throw 74.08 m Jürgen Schult  East Germany 6 June 1986 Neubrandenburg, East Germany [7]
Hammer throw 86.74 m Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 30 August 1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany
Javelin throw 98.48 m (Current design) Jan Železný  Czech Republic 25 May 1996 Jena, Germany [8]
104.80 m (Old design) Uwe Hohn  East Germany 20 July 1984 Berlin, Germany [9]
Decathlon 9126 pts Kevin Mayer  France 15–16 September 2018 Décastar Talence, France [34]
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
10.55 (+0.3 m/s) 7.80 m (+1.2 m/s) 16.00 m 2.05 m 48.42 13.75 (-1.1 m/s) 50.54 m 5.45 m 71.90 m 4:36.11
3000 m walk (track) 10:43.84 Tom Bosworth  Great Britain 21 July 2018 Diamond League London, United Kingdom [35]
5000 m walk (track) 19:00.73 Tom Bosworth  Great Britain 5 July 2015 British Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [36]
5 km walk (road) 18:21 Robert Korzeniowski  Poland 15 September 1990 Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany
10000 m walk (track) 37:53:09 Paquillo Fernández  Spain 27 July 2008 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
10 km walk (road) 37:11 Roman Rasskazov  Russia 28 May 2000 Saransk, Russia [37]
20000 m walk (track) 1:18:35.2 Stefan Johansson  Sweden 15 May 1992 Bergen, Norway
20 km walk (road) 1:17:02 Yohann Diniz  France 8 March 2015 French Championships Arles, France [38]
1:16:43 [b] Sergey Morozov  Russia 8 June 2008 Saransk, Russia
2 hours walk (track) 29572 m + Maurizio Damilano  Italy 3 October 1992 Cuneo, Italy
30000 m walk (track) 2:01:44.1 Maurizio Damilano  Italy 3 October 1992 Cuneo, Italy
35 km walk (road)[c] 2:21:31 Vladimir Kanaykin  Russia 19 February 2006 Russian Winter Race Walking Championships Adler, Russia
2:23:14 Massimo Stano  Italy 24 July 2022 World Championships Eugene, United States [39]
50000 m walk (track) 3:35:27.20 Yohann Diniz  France 12 March 2011 Reims, France [40]
50 km walk (road) 3:32:33 Yohann Diniz  France 15 August 2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland [41]
4×100 m relay 37.36 Adam Gemili
Zharnel Hughes
Richard Kilty
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
 Great Britain 5 October 2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar [42]
4×200 m relay 1:20.66 Christophe Lemaitre
Yannick Fonsat
Ben Bassaw [fr]
Ken Romain
 France 24 May 2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [43]
4×400 m relay 2:56.60 Iwan Thomas
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
Roger Black
 Great Britain 3 August 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States
4×800 m relay 7:03.89 Peter Elliott
Garry Cook
Steve Cram
Sebastian Coe
 Great Britain 30 August 1982 London, United Kingdom
Distance medley relay 9:24.07 Mateusz Demczyszak (1200 m)
Łukasz Krawczuk (400 m)
Adam Kszczot (800 m)
Marcin Lewandowski (1600 m)
 Poland 3 May 2015 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [44]
4×1500 m relay 14:38.8 h Thomas Wessinghage
Harald Hudak
Michael Lederer
Karl Fleschen
 West Germany 17 August 1977 Cologne, West Germany
Marathon road relay (Ekiden) 2:02.34 Yuriy Abramov (13:47)
Yevgeny Rybakov (28:29)
Pavel Naumov (14:19)
Dmitry Maksimov (29:47)
Sergey Ivanov (14:30)
Anatoly Rybakov (21:42)
 Russia 23 November 2005 International Chiba Ekiden Chiba, Japan

Women

Only American and Jamaican sprinters have run faster than Christine Arron's 100 metres record.
Paula Radcliffe has two world records and four European records to her name in the long distance events.
Yelena Isinbayeva has broken her own world and European pole vault record numerous times.
Barbora Špotáková broke her national record, then the European record, then finally the world record in the javelin throw.
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m 10.73 (+2.0 m/s) Christine Arron  France 19 August 1998 1998 European Athletics Championships Budapest, Hungary
150 m (bend) 16.56 (+0.6 m/s) Dafne Schippers  Netherlands 8 September 2020 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [45]
200 m 21.63 (+0.2 m/s) Dafne Schippers  Netherlands 28 August 2015 World Championships Beijing, China [46]
400 m 47.60 Marita Koch  East Germany 6 October 1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia [10]
800 m 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 26 July 1983 Munich, West Germany
1000 m 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova  Russia 23 August 1996 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
1500 m 3:51.95 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 5 October 2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar [47]
Mile run 4:12.33 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 12 July 2019 Diamond League Fontvieille, Monaco [48]
2000 m 5:25.36 Sonia O'Sullivan  Ireland 8 July 1994 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3000 m 8:18.49 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 30 June 2019 Prefontaine Classic Stanford, United States [49]
Two miles 9:17.40+ Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 20 June 2004 European Cup Bydgoszcz, Poland
9:16.73 Konstanze Klosterhalfen  Germany 27 May 2022
5000 m 14:22.12 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 21 July 2019 Diamond League London, United Kingdom [50]
5 km (road) 14:44 Wo Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 17 February 2019 5 km Herculis Monaco [51]
14:41 Mx [d] [e] Beth Potter  Great Britain 3 April 2021 Podium 5k Sub-15.30 Barrowford, United Kingdom [52][53]
10000 m 29:06.82 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 6 June 2021 FBK Games Hengelo, Netherlands [54]
10 km (road) 30:21 Mx Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 23 February 2003 San Juan, Puerto Rico
30:52 Wo Eilish McColgan  Great Britain 26 September 2021 Great Manchester Run Manchester, United Kingdom [55]
30:19 Wo Eilish McColgan  Great Britain 22 May 2022 Great Manchester Run Manchester, United Kingdom [56]
30:05 Mx Lonah Chemtai Salpeter  Israel 1 September 2019 Tilburg 10 Miles Tilburg, Netherlands [57]
15 km (road) 46:25+ Wo Melat Yisak Kejeta  Germany 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia, Poland [58] [11]
46:09+ Mx Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 16 September 2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen, Denmark [59]
10 miles (road) 50:43 Eilish McColgan  Great Britain 17 October 2021 Great South Run Portsmouth, United Kingdom
One hour 18930 m Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 4 September 2020 Memorial van Damme Brussels, Belgium [16]
20000 m (track) 1:06:55.5 Rosa Mota  Portugal 14 May 1983 Lisbon, Portugal
20 km (road) 1:02:04+ Wo Melat Yisak Kejeta  Germany 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia, Poland [60] [12]
1:01:56+ Mx Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 16 September 2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen, Denmark [61]
Half marathon 1:05:18 Wo Melat Yisak Kejeta  Germany 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia, Poland [62] [13]
1:05:15 Mx Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 16 September 2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen, Denmark [63]
25000 m (track) 1:28:22.60 Helena Javornik  Slovenia 19 July 2006 Maribor, Slovenia
25 km (road)
1:21:19 + Lonah Chemtai Salpeter  Israel 3 October 2021 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
1:20:36+ Mx a # Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 13 April 2003 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
30000 m (track) 1:47:05.6 Karolina Szabó  Hungary 22 April 1988 Budapest, Hungary
30 km (road)
1:37:29 + Lonah Chemtai Salpeter  Israel 3 October 2021 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
1:37:27+ Mx # Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 17 April 2005 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
1:36:36+ Mx a # Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 13 April 2003 London Marathon London, United Kingdom [64]
Marathon 2:15:25 Mx Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 13 April 2003 London Marathon London, United Kingdom
2:17:42 Wo Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 17 April 2005 London Marathon London, United Kingdom [65]
50 km 3:07:20 Alyson Dixon  Great Britain 1 September 2019 50 km World Championships Brasov, Romania [66]
50 Miles 5:55:41+ Valentina Liakhova  Russia 28 September 1996 100 km Track Trophy Nantes, France [67]
100 km 7:10:32 Tatyana Zhyrkova  Russia 11 September 2004 Winschoten, Netherlands
100 Miles (track) 14:25:45+ Edit Bérces  Hungary 21–22 September 2002 Verona 24 Hour Verona, Italy [68][69]
24-hour run (road) 258.339 km Patrycja Bereznowska  Poland 2 July 2017 IAU 24 Hour World Championship Belfast, United Kingdom [70]
48-hour run (road) 401 km Patrycja Bereznowska  Poland 29 January 2018 Athens International Ultramarathon Festival Athens, Greece [71]
100 m hurdles 12.21 (+0.7 m/s) Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria 20 August 1988 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
200 m hurdles (bend) 24.8 h (+0.4 m/s) Yadisleidy Pedroso  Italy 6 April 2013 Caserta, Italy [72]
25.82 (+1.7 m/s) Patricia Girard  France 22 September 1999 Nantes, France [73]
25.6 h (-0.7 m/s) 23 August 2001 Nantes, France [73]
200 m hurdles (straight) 25.05 (+1.0 m/s) Meghan Beesley  Great Britain 17 May 2014 Manchester City Games Manchester, United Kingdom [74] [14]
300 m hurdles 36.86 Femke Bol  Netherlands 31 May 2022 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [75]
400 m hurdles 52.03 Femke Bol  Netherlands 4 August 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan [76]
2000 m steeplechase 5:52.80 Gesa Felicitas Krause  Germany 1 September 2019 ISTAF Berlin Berlin, Germany [77]
3000 m steeplechase 8:58.81 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
High jump 2.09 m Stefka Kostadinova  Bulgaria 30 August 1987 World Championships Rome, Italy
Pole vault 5.06 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 28 August 2009 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland
Long jump 7.52 m (+1.4 m/s) Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 11 June 1988 Leningrad, Soviet Union
Triple jump 15.50 m (+0.9 m/s) Inessa Kravets  Ukraine 10 August 1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden
Shot put 22.63 m Natalya Lisovskaya  Soviet Union 7 June 1987 Moscow, Soviet Union
Discus throw 76.80 m Gabriele Reinsch  East Germany 9 July 1988 Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Hammer throw 82.98 m Anita Włodarczyk  Poland 28 August 2016 Skolimowska Memorial Warsaw, Poland [78]
Javelin throw 72.28 m
(Current design)
Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 13 September 2008 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany [79]
80.00 m (old design) Petra Felke  East Germany 9 September 1988 Potsdam, East Germany [15]
Heptathlon 7032 pts Carolina Klüft  Sweden 25–26 August 2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan [80]
13.15 (+0.1 m/s) (100 m hurdles), 1.95 m (high jump), 14.81 m (shot put), 23.38 (+0.3 m/s) (200 m) /
6.85 m (+1.0 m/s) (long jump), 47.98 m (javelin), 2:12.56 (800 m)
5000 m walk (track) 20:01.80 Eleonora Giorgi  Italy 18 May 2014 Italian Clubs League Meet Misterbianco, Italy [81]
5 km walk (road) 19:46 Kjersti Plätzer  Norway 27 August 2006 Internationaler Geher-Cup Hildesheim, Germany
10000 m walk (track) 41:56.23 Nadezhda Ryashkina  Soviet Union 24 July 1990 Seattle, United States
10 km walk (road) 41:04 Yelena Nikolayeva  Russia 20 April 1996 Sochi, Russia
20000 m walk (track) 1:26:52.3 Olimpiada Ivanova  Russia 6 September 2001 Brisbane, Australia
20 km walk (road) 1:25:02 Elena Lashmanova  Russia 11 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [82]
1:23:39 Elena Lashmanova  Russia 9 June 2018 Russian Race Walking Championships Cheboksary, Russia [83]
1:24:31 Elena Lashmanova  Russia 18 February 2019 Russian Winter Race Walking Championships Sochi, Russia [84]
1:24:47 Elmira Alembekova  Russia 27 February 2015 Russian Race Walking Championships Sochi, Russia [85]
1:24:50 X Olimpiada Ivanova  Russia 4 March 2001 Adler, Russia
1:24:56 Olga Kaniskina  Russia 28 February 2009 Adler, Russia
1:24:58 Elena Lashmanova  Russia 25 June 2016 Russian Race Walking Championships Cheboksary, Russia [86]
35 km walk (road) 2:39:16 María Pérez  Spain 30 January 2022 Spanish Open 35km Championships Lepe, Spain [87]
2:38:24 Klavdiya Afanasyeva  Russia 18 February 2019 Sochi, Russia
50 km walk (road) 4:04:50 Eleonora Giorgi  Italy 19 May 2019 European Cup Alytus, Lithuania [88]
3:57:08 #[f] Klavdiya Afanasyeva  Russia 15 June 2019 Russian Race Walking Championships Cheboksary, Russia [89]
4×100 m relay 41.37 Silke Gladisch
Sabine Rieger
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
 East Germany 6 October 1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia
4×200 m relay 1:28.15 Marlies Göhr
Romy Schneider-Müller
Bärbel Eckert-Wöckel
Marita Koch
 East Germany 9 August 1980 Jena, East Germany
4×400 m relay 3:15.17 Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
 Soviet Union 1 October 1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea
4×800 m relay 7:50.17 Nadezhda Olizarenko
Lyubov Gurina
Lyudmila Borisova
Irina Podyalovskaya
 Soviet Union 5 August 1984 Moscow, Soviet Union
Distance medley relay 10:45.32 Katarzyna Broniatowska (1200 m)
Monika Szczęsna (400 m)
Angelika Cichocka (800 m)
Sofia Ennaoui (1600 m)
 Poland 2 May 2015 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [90]
4×1500 m relay 17:22.57 Polina Dontsova
Darya Yachmenyova
Galina Evsikova
Yuliya Fomenko
 Russia 7 September 2013 Russian Championships Adler, Russia
Marathon road relay (Ekiden) 2:14:51 Liliya Shobukhova
Inga Abitova
Olesya Syreva
Lidiya Grigoryeva
Galina Bogomolova
Mariya Konovalova
 Russia 23 November 2006 International Chiba Ekiden Chiba, Japan [91]

Mixed

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
4×400 m relay 3:09.87 Kajetan Duszyński
Natalia Kaczmarek
Justyna Święty-Ersetic
Karol Zalewski
 Poland 31 July 2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan [92]

Indoor

Men

Marcell Jacobs ran 60 metres European record.
Colin Jackson's European and world record in the 60 metre hurdles remains unbeaten.
Kenyan-born Wilson Kipketer dominated the 800 metres records indoors and outdoors.
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
50 m 5.61 Manfred Kokot  East Germany 4 February 1973 East Berlin, East Germany
5.61+ Jason Gardener  Great Britain 16 February 2000 Madrid, Spain
60 m 6.41 Marcell Jacobs  Italy 19 March 2022 World Championships Belgrade, Serbia [93]
200 m 20.25 Linford Christie  Great Britain 19 February 1995 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
400 m 45.05 Thomas Schönlebe  East Germany 5 February 1988 Sindelfingen, West Germany
Karsten Warholm  Norway 2 March 2019 European Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom [94]
800 m 1:42.67 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 9 March 1997 World Championships Paris, France
1000 m 2:14.96 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 20 February 2000 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
1500 m 3:30.60 Jakob Ingebrigtsen  Norway 17 February 2022 Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais Liévin, France [95]
Mile 3:49.78 Eamonn Coghlan  Ireland 27 February 1983 East Rutherford, United States
3:48.87 Josh Kerr  Great Britain 27 February 2022 Boston University Last Chance Meet Boston, United States [96]
3000 m 7:30.82 Adel Mechaal  Spain 6 February 2022 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix New York, United States [97]
5000 m 12:57.08 Marc Scott  Great Britain 12 February 2022 BU David Hemery Valentine International Boston, United States [98]
50 m hurdles 6.36+ Ladji Doucouré  France 26 February 2005 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
60 m hurdles 7.30 Colin Jackson  Great Britain 6 March 1994 Sindelfingen, Germany
High jump 2.42 m Carlo Thränhardt  West Germany 26 February 1988 West Berlin, West Germany
2.42 m X Ivan Ukhov  Russia 25 February 2014 Prague Indoor Prague, Czech Republic [99]
Pole vault 6.20 m Armand Duplantis  Sweden 20 March 2022 World Championships Belgrade, Serbia [100]
Long jump 8.71 m Sebastian Bayer  Germany 8 March 2009 European Championships Turin, Italy [101] [16]
Triple jump 17.92 m (2nd jump) Teddy Tamgho  France 6 March 2011 European Championships Paris, France [102][103] [17]
17.92 m (4th jump)
Shot put 22.55 m Ulf Timmermann  East Germany 11 February 1989 Senftenberg, East Germany
Heptathlon 6479 pts Kevin Mayer  France 4–5 March 2017 European Championships Belgrade, Serbia [104]
60m Long jump Shot put High jump 60m H Pole vault 1000m
6.95 7.54m 15.66m 2.10m 7.88 5.40m 2:41.08
5000 m walk 18:07.08 Mikhail Shchennikov  Russia 14 February 1995 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow, Russia
4×200 m relay 1:22.11 Linford Christie
Darren Braithwaite
Ade Mafe
John Regis
 Great Britain 3 March 1991 Glasgow, United Kingdom
4×400 m relay 3:01.77 Karol Zalewski
Rafał Omelko
Łukasz Krawczuk
Jakub Krzewina
 Poland 4 March 2018 World Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [105]
4×800 m relay 7:17.8 h Valeriy Taratynov
Stanislav Meshcherskikh
Aleksey Taranov
Viktor Semyashkin
 Soviet Union 14 March 1971 Sofia, Bulgaria
7:15.77 Moskovskaya Region
Roman Trubetskoy
Dmitriy Bukreyev
Dmitriy Bogdanov
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
 Russia 10 February 2008 Moscow, Russia

Women

Susanna Kallur set the 60 metre hurdles world record in 2008.
Kajsa Bergqvist broke an indoor high jump world record that had lasted over a decade.
World indoor triple jump record holder Tatyana Lebedeva has medalled in the last 3 Olympics.
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
50 m 5.96+ Irina Privalova  Russia 9 February 1995 Madrid, Spain
60 m 6.92 Irina Privalova  Russia 11 February 1993 Madrid, Spain
9 February 1995 Madrid, Spain
200 m 22.10 Irina Privalova  Russia 19 February 1995 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France
400 m 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 7 March 1982 European Championships Milan, Italy
800 m 1:55.82 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 3 March 2002 European Championships Vienna, Austria
1000 m 2:31.93 Laura Muir  Great Britain 18 February 2017 Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [106]
1500 m 3:57.91 Abeba Aregawi  Sweden 6 February 2014 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [107]
3:57.71 X Yelena Soboleva  Russia 9 March 2008 World Championships Valencia, Spain [108]
Mile 4:17.14 Doina Melinte  Romania 9 February 1990 East Rutherford, United States
3000 m 8:26.41 Laura Muir  Great Britain 4 February 2017 Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Germany [109]
5000 m 14:30.79 Konstanze Klosterhalfen  Germany 27 February 2020 BU Last Chance Invitational Boston, United States [110]
50 m hurdles 6.58 Cornelia Oschkenat  East Germany 20 February 1988 Berlin, East Germany
60 m hurdles 7.68 Susanna Kallur  Sweden 10 February 2008 BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe, Germany [18]
7.68 X [g] Lyudmila Narozhilenko  Russia 2 March 1993 San Sebastián, Spain
7.66 X 4 March 1993 Seville, Spain
7.63 X 4 March 1993 Seville, Spain
High jump 2.08 m Kajsa Bergqvist  Sweden 4 February 2006 Hochsprung mit Musik Arnstadt, Germany
Pole vault 5.01 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 23 February 2012 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [111][112]
Long jump 7.37 m Heike Drechsler  East Germany 13 February 1988 Vienna, Austria
Triple jump 15.36 m Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 6 March 2004 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [113]
Shot put 22.50 m Helena Fibingerová  Czechoslovakia 19 February 1977 Jablonec, Czechoslovakia
Pentathlon 5013 pts Nataliya Dobrynska  Ukraine 9 March 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [114]
8.38 (60 m hurdles), 1.84 m (high jump), 16.51 m (shot put), 6.57 m (long jump), 2:11.15 (800 m)
Mile walk 6:16.72 WB Sada Eidikytė  Soviet Union 24 February 1990 Kaunas, Soviet Union [115]
3000 m walk 11:40.33 Claudia Stef  Romania 30 January 1999 Bucharest, Romania
11:35.34 [h] Gillian O'Sullivan  Ireland 15 February 2003 Belfast, United Kingdom
Two miles walk 13:11.88 WB Ileana Salvador  Italy 14 February 1990 Genoa, Italy [115]
5000 m walk 20:10.3 WB Vera Sokolova  Russia 30 December 2010 Mordovian Championships Saransk, Russia [116]
10000 m walk 43:54.63 WB Yelena Ginko  Belarus 22 February 2008 Belarusian Championships Mogilev, Belarus
4×200 m relay 1:32.41 Yekaterina Kondratyeva
Irina Khabarova
Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Gushchina
 Russia 29 January 2005 Aviva International Match Glasgow, United Kingdom
4×400 m relay 3:23.37 Yuliya Gushchina
Olga Kotlyarova
Olga Zaytseva
Olesya Krasnomovets
 Russia 28 January 2006 Aviva International Match Glasgow, United Kingdom
4×800 m relay 8:06.24 Team Moscow
Aleksandra Bulanova
Yekaterina Martynova
Yelena Kofanova
Anna Balakshina
 Russia 18 February 2011 Russian Championships Moscow, Russia [117]

European best (outdoor) for non-standard events

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 y 9.30 (+1.6 m/s) Linford Christie  Great Britain 8 July 1994 Edinburgh, Great Britain [118]
150 m (bend) 14.93+ (+0.3 m/s) John Regis  Great Britain 20 August 1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany
14.8 h Pietro Mennea  Italy 3 September 1979 Cassino, Italy
200 m straight 20.48 (-0.6 m/s) Solomon Bockarie  Netherlands 4 September 2016 Urban Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium [119]
300 m 31.56 Douglas Walker  Great Britain 19 July 1998 Gateshead, United Kingdom
500 m (track) 1:00.08 Donato Sabia  Italy 26 May 1984 Busto Arsizio, Italy [120]
500 m (road) 57.91 Mark English  Ireland 10 September 2016 Great North CityGames Newcastle, United Kingdom [121]
600 m 1:13.21 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse  France 5 June 2016 British Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [122]
200 m hurdles "curve" 22.55 WB Laurent Ottoz  Italy 31 May 1995 Milan, Italy
22.5 h Martin Lauer  West Germany 7 July 1959 Zürich, Switzerland
100000 m (track) 6:10:20 Don Ritchie  Great Britain 28 October 1978 London, United Kingdom
200 m Hurdles "straight" 22.10 (+2.0 m/s) WB Andy Turner  Great Britain 15 May 2011 Manchester City Games Manchester, United Kingdom [123]
1500 m walk (track) 5:12.0+ WB Antanas Grigaliūnas  Lithuania 12 May 1990 Vilnius, Lithuania [124]
Mile walk (track) 5:31.08 WB Tom Bosworth  Great Britain 9 July 2017 London Grand Prix London, United Kingdom [125]
50-mile walk (road) 7:44:47.2 WB Shaul Ladany  Israel 1972 New Jersey, United States [126]
4×mile relay 15:49.08 Eamonn Coghlan
Ray Flynn
Frank O'Mara
Marcus O'Sullivan
 Ireland 17 August 1985 Dublin, Ireland [127]

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 y 10.45+ (+1.5 m/s) Yevgeniya Polyakova  Russia 27 May 2010 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [128]
150 m (straight) 16.57 (+1.1 m/s) Desiree Henry  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Great North CityGames Newcastle, United Kingdom [121]
200 m (straight) 23.29 (+0.2 m/s) Emily Freeman  Great Britain 16 May 2010 Manchester City Games Manchester, United Kingdom [129]
300 m 34.14+ Marita Koch  East Germany 6 October 1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia [19]
35.46 Kathy Cook  Great Britain 18 August 1984 London, United Kingdom
500 m 1:05.9 WB Tatana Kocembova  Czechoslovakia 2 August 1984 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
600 m 1:23.78 Natalya Khrushchelyova  Russia 2 September 2003 Meeting de Liége Naimette-Xhovémont, Belgium [130]
Decathlon 8358 pts WB Austra Skujytė  Lithuania 14–15 April 2005 Columbia, United States
12.49 (100 m), 46.19 m (discus), 3.10 m (pole vault), 48.78 m (javelin), 57.19 (400 m) /
14.22 (100 m hurdles), 6.12 m (long jump), 16.42 m (shot put), 1.78 m (high jump), 5:15.86 (1500 m)
3000 m walk (track) 11:48.24 WB Ileana Salvador  Italy 29 August 1993 Padua, Italy [131]

European best (indoor) for non-standard events

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
55 m 6.13 A Frank Emmelmann  East Germany 3 February 1984 Albuquerque, United States [132]
150 m 15.53 OT Rytis Sakalauskas  Lithuania 11 February 2010 Botnia Games Korsholm, Finland [133][134]
300 m 32.15 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 9 February 2014 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium [135]
500 m 1:00.36 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 25 February 2014 Prague Indoor Prague, Czech Republic [99]
600 m 1:15.12 Nico Motchebon  Germany 28 February 1999 Sindelfingen, Germany [136]
2000 m 4:52.90 Sergio Sánchez  Spain 23 January 2010 Oviedo, Spain [137] [20]
Two miles 8:03.40 [WB] Mo Farah  Great Britain 21 February 2015 Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [138]
10000 m 28:12.4 (ht) Emiel Puttemans  Belgium 22 February 1975 Pantin, France
55 m hurdles 7.01 Stéphane Caristan  France 27 February 1987 USA Championships New York City, United States [139] [21]
300 m hurdles 34.26 OT [WB] Karsten Warholm  Norway 10 February 2018 Avoimet Pirkanmaan Tampere, Finland [140]
400 m hurdles 50.21 Richard Yates  Great Britain 19 February 2011 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [141][142] [22]
2000 m steeplechase 5:21.56 Andrei Farnosov  Russia 14 February 2010 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium [143][144]
3000 m steeplechase 8:17.46 [WB] Aleksandr Zagoruyko  Soviet Union 21 February 1982 Moscow, Soviet Union [145]
Weight throw 25.68 m Libor Charfreitag  Slovakia 5 March 2005 Sterling, United States
Discus throw 69.51 m [WB] Gerd Kanter  Estonia 22 March 2009 World Record Indoor Challenge Växjö, Sweden [146] [23]
Javelin throw 85.78 m (Current design) Matti Närhi  Finland 3 March 1996 Kajaani, Finland [147]
Mile walk 5:34.45 Andreas Gustafson  Sweden 15 February 2014 Millrose Games New York City, United States [148]
3000 m walk 10:30.28 [WB] Tom Bosworth  Great Britain 25 February 2018 Glasgow Grand Prix Glasgow, United Kingdom [149]
Two Miles walk 11:54.50 [WB] Valdas Kazlauskas  Soviet Union 24 February 1990 Kaunas, Soviet Union [145]
15000 m walk 1:00:03.9 [WB] Valdas Kazlauskas  Soviet Union 24 January 1987 Kaunas, Soviet Union [136]
20000 m walk 1:20:40.0 OT [WB] Ronald Weigel  East Germany 27 January 1980 Senftenberg, East Germany

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
55 m 6.62 [i] Marlies Göhr  East Germany 28 February 1986 New York City, United States [150]
100 y 10.67 Heather Hunte  Great Britain 17 February 1978 Senftenberg, East Germany [151]
100 m 11.15 WB Marita Koch  East Germany 12 January 1980 East Berlin, East Germany
300 m 35.45 WB Irina Privalova  Russia 17 January 1993 Moscow, Russia
500 m 1:06.31 WB Olesya Krasnomovets  Russia 7 January 2006 Yekaterinburg, Russia [152]
600 m 1:23.44 WB Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 1 February 2004 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow, Russia
2000 m 5:30.53 Gabriela Szabo  Romania 8 March 1998 Sindelfingen, Germany [153]
Two miles 9:19.39 Jéssica Augusto  Portugal 20 February 2010 AVIVA Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [154]
Marathon 2:42:30 Laura Manninen  Finland 25 March 2017 The Armory Indoor Marathon New York City, United States [155]
55 m hurdles 7.37 Cornelia Oschkenat  East Germany 27 February 1987 USA Championships New York City, United States [156] [24]
300 m hurdles 40.09 OT WB Stine Tomb  Norway 5 February 2011 Finland-Sweden-Norway Indoor Match Tampere, Finland [157][158] [25]
400 m hurdles 56.66 Sara Slott Petersen  Denmark 18 February 2012 Meeting National Val-de-Reuil, France [159][160]
2000 m steeplechase 5:47.79 Maruša Mišmaš  Slovenia 19 February 2020 Meeting Hauts de France Pas de Calais Liévin, France [161]
3000 m steeplechase 9:07.00 WB Tatyana Petrova  Russia 17 February 2006 Moscow, Russia
9:54.2 WB [j] Marcela Lustigova  Czech Republic 11 February 2010 Botnia Games Korsholm, Finland [162][163]
Weight throw 23.73 m Ida Storm  Sweden 15 February 2017 Malmö, Sweden [164]
Discus throw 64.03 m Mx WB Shanice Craft  Germany 14 February 2020 ISTAF Indoor Berlin, Germany [165]
Javelin throw 57.75 m (Current design) Anna Wessman  Sweden 10 March 2012 World Indoor Throwing Växjö, Sweden [166]
64.68 m (Old design) Mikaela Ingberg  Finland 5 March 1995 Kajaani, Finland
4×100 m relay 44.39 Anne-Kathrin Elbe
Anne Möllinger
Cathleen Tschirch
Marion Wagner
 Germany 31 January 2010 BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe, Germany [167]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ outdoor best; indoor mark ratified as absolute record
  2. ^ Not ratified because it did not fulfil the criteria of having the required three international judges present.
  3. ^ Considered an official event since 1 January 2022, European Athletics has set a target performance of 2:24:00 to ratify the first European record in it.
  4. ^ Not ratified due to lack of doping control.
  5. ^ Not ratified due to lack of international judges.
  6. ^ Not ratified by World Athletics due to lack of international judges.
  7. ^ Athlete failed a doping test.
  8. ^ No international judges.
  9. ^ Converted from a time for the slightly shorter 60 yards by adding 0.01
  10. ^ This is the fastest indoor steeplechase with a water-jump.

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