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World Records

List of current world record in each Track & Field event.
  1. World Record Progressions (30)

Women's world records
Women's Track & Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Men's World Records
Men's Track & Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Men's Indoor World Records

Indoor world track and field records as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's Indoor World Records

Women's indoor world track and field records as recognized by the IAAF.

Men's World Championship Records
Outdoor men's World Championship records as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's World Championship Records
Outdoor women's World Championship records as recognized by the IAAF.

Track and Field Records: Men's and Women's World Indoor Championship Records
The IAAF World Indoor Championship meet records for men and women.

Men's Javelin Throw World Records
Men's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's Javelin Throw World Records
Women's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.

The World's Fastest Mile: El Guerrouj Breaks the Record
Hicham El Guerrouj battled Noah Ngeny to the end to earn the world mile record in 1999.

The Fastest Women's Mile: Svetlana Masterkova
The reluctant runner ran away with the women's mile record in 1996.

Men's Pole Vault World Records
The men's world record progression in the pole vault, from 1912 to the present.

Men’s Pole Vault World Records
The men's world record progression in the pole vault, from 1912 to the present.

Sprint Lightning: Usain Bolt’s World Records
How the Jamaican sprint sensation shattered the world records at 100 and 200 meters.

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