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American Men's Outdoor Records

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Track and field records for American men as recognized by USA Track & Field.

1. 100 Meters

Tyson Gay, 9.69. September 20, 2009. Gay set the U.S. mark at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix. As of 2012, only Usain Bolt has run the 100 meters faster.

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2. 200 Meters

Michael Johnson, 19.32 August 1, 1996. Johnson set the world record at the Atlanta Olympics. The mark stood until Usain Bolt beat it in Beijing in 2008.

3. 400 Meters

Michael Johnson, 43.18. August 26, 1999. Johnson set the world record in the final of the 1999 World Championships.

4. 800 Meters

Johnny Gray, 1:42.60. August 28, 1985.

5. 1000 Meters

Rick Wohlhuter, 2:13.9. July 20, 1974.

6. 1500 Meters

Bernard Lagat, 3:29.30. August 28, 2005.

7. 1 Mile

Alan Webb, 3:46.91. July 21, 2007.

8. 2000 Meters

Jim Spivey, 4:52.44. September 15, 1987.

9. 3000 Meters

Bernard Lagat, 7:29.00. August 29, 2010.

10. 5000 Meters

Bernard Lagat, 12:53.60. July 22, 2011.

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