Explaining The Records
With each section of records there is a small section clarifying
record procedures and explaining symbols used. Note that in all
categories of Records except American (and American Junior), marks
made indoors are eligible for record consideration if the "outdoor"
criteria are met.
Although neither the IAAF
nor USATF officially
recognize the concept in their record-keeping, altitude plays
a very significant part in aiding the sprints, hurdles and jumps.
Accordingly, in all sections we additionally list low-altitude
records in those events if the actual record was made at an altitude
of more than 1000 meters (3209 feet).
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