Category Archives: On World Record Progressions

Kenyan Marathoner breaks 2:03 barrier

The Berlin Marathon has been attracting world record attempts for more than a decade now because of its looped, flat course.  Coupled with Berlin’s low humidity and a temperature perfect for long distance running, the course has been a haven … Continue reading

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Women’s 800m World Record Progression

The first world record in the 800 m for women (athletics (track and field)) was recognized by the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) in 1922.[2] The FSFI was absorbed by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1936. To June … Continue reading

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Men’s 800m World Record Progression

The last 3 men who held the world record for the 800m have collectively held it for 35 years. Alberto Juantorena from 1976 to 1979, Sebastian Coe from 1979 to 1997, and Wilson Kipketer from 1997 to present (January 2010). … Continue reading

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Women’s One Mile World Record Progression

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) started recognizing women’s world record for one mile in 1967. Below is its progression: Time/ Athlete/ Nationality/ Date/ Venue 4:37.0/ Anne Rosemary Smith/ United Kingdom/ 3 June 1967/ London 4:36.8 Maria Gommers/ Netherlands/ … Continue reading

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The Men’s One Mile World Record Progression

Although running aficionados started booking mile records since the 1850’s, I have only shown below the records set during the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) era (established 1912) because  there was no official governing body that oversees the sport … Continue reading

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