American Records—Men

American Records are those ratified by USATF

Symbols:
+ = event not recognized as official
(A) = mark made at over 1000m of altitude (in affected events only)
M = miles
m = meters
p = mark still pending ratification

 

Track Events
100 9.69 Tyson Gay (adidas) Shanghai, China 9/20/09
150+ 14.41 Tyson Gay (adidas) Manchester, England 5/16/10
200 19.32 Michael Johnson (Nike) Atlanta, Georgia 8/01/96
300+ 30.85(A) Michael Johnson (Nike) Pretoria, South Africa 3/24/00
  [low-altitude AR+ 31.30 LaShawn Merritt (Nike) Eugene, Oregon 6/07/09)
400 43.18 Michael Johnson (Nike) Seville, Spain 8/26/99
600+ 1:12.81 Johnny Gray
(Santa Monica TC)
Santa Monica, California 5/24/86
800 1:42.60 Johnny Gray
(Santa Monica TC)
Koblenz, Germany 8/28/85
1000 2:13.9 Rick Wohlhuter (UCTC) Oslo, Norway 7/30/74
1500 3:29.30 Bernard Lagat (Nike) Rieti, Italy 8/28/05
Mile 3:46.91 Alan Webb (Nike) Brasschaat, Belgium 7/21/07
2000 4:52.44 Jim Spivey (Athletics West) Lausanne, Switzerland 9/15/87
Steeple  8:06.81 Evan Jager (Oregon TC) Fontvieille, Monaco 7/20/12
3000 7:29.00 Bernard Lagat (Nike) Rieti, Italy 8/29/10
2 Miles+ 8:07.07 Matt Tegenkamp (Nike) Eugene, Oregon 6/10/07
5000 12:53.60 Bernard Lagat (Nike) Fontvieille, Monaco 7/22/11
10,000 26:48.00 Galen Rupp (Nike) Brussels, Belgium 9/16/11
20,000 58:25.0 Bill Rodgers
(Greater Boston TC)
Boston, Massachusetts 8/09/77
Hour 20,547/12.77M Bill Rodgers
(Greater Boston TC)
Boston, Massachusetts 8/09/77
25,000 1:14:11.8 Bill Rodgers
(Greater Boston TC)
Saratoga, California 2/21/79
30,000 1:31:49 Bill Rodgers
(Greater Boston TC)
Saratoga, California 2/21/79
110H 12.80 Aries Merritt (Reebok) Brussels, Belgium 9/07/12
400H 46.78 Kevin Young  
(Foot Locker AC)
Barcelona, Spain 8/06/92
Relay Events
4 x 100 37.38 National Team London, England 8/10/12
  (Jeff Demps, Doc Patton, Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin)
4 x 200 1:18.68 Santa Monica TC Walnut, California 4/17/94
  (Mike Marsh 20.0, Leroy Burrell 19.6, Floyd Heard 19.7, Carl Lewis 19.4)
4 x 400 2:54.29 National Team Stuttgart, Germany 8/22/93
  (Andrew Valmon 44.5, Quincy Watts  43.6,
Butch Reynolds 43.23, Michael Johnson 42.94)
4 x 800 7:02.82 National Team Brussels, Belgium 8/25/06
  (Jebreh Harris 1:47.05, Khadevis Robinson 1:44.03,
Sam Burley 1:46.05, David Krummenacker 1:45.69)
4 x 1500 14:46.3 National Team Bourges, France 6/24/79
  (Dan Aldridge 3:44.9, Andy Clifford 3:42.7, Todd Harbour 3:42.7, Tom Duits 3:35.8)
4 x Mile+ 16:08.54 Athletics West Eugene, Oregon 5/04/84
  (Dan Aldridge 4:03.4, Doug Padilla 4:04.7, Tom Smith 4:01.9, Chuck Aragon 3:58.6)
Sprint Medley 3:10.76 Santa Monica TC Tempe, Arizona 4/06/85
  (Carl Lewis 20.3, Ferran Tyler 20.1, Benny Hollis 47.1, Johnny Gray 1:43.3)
Distance Medley 9:15.63 USA Blue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4/29/06
  (Chris Lukezic 2:51.7, James Carter 45.6,
Khadevis Robinson 1:44.5, Bernard Lagat 3:53.8)
4 x 110H 53.36 National Team Stockholm, Sweden 8/07/07
  (Ron Bramlett, Anwar Moore, David Payne, Aries Merritt)
Field Events
High Jump 2.40 | 7-10½ Charles Austin (unattached) Zürich, Switzerland 8/07/91
Pole Vault 6.04 | 19-9¾ Brad Walker (Nike) Eugene, Oregon 6/08/08
Long Jump 8.95 | 29-4½ Mike Powell  
(Foot Locker AC)
Tokyo, Japan 8/30/91
Triple Jump 18.09 | 59-4¼ Kenny Harrison (Nike) Atlanta, Georgia 7/27/96
Shot 23.12 | 75-10¼ Randy Barnes (Mazda TC) Westwood, California 5/20/90
  [note: Barnes tested positive for steroids later in the year; in keeping with its standard policy, T&FN does not carry any of his ’90 marks on its all-time lists]
  [best non-Barnes mark: 22.86 | 75-0 Brian Oldfield (ITA) El Paso, Texas 5/10/75]
Discus 72.34 | 237-4 Ben Plucknett
(SoCal Striders)
Stockholm, Sweden 7/07/81
Hammer 82.52 | 270-9 Lance Deal (New York AC) Milan, Italy 9/07/96
Javelin 91.29 | 299-6 Breaux Greer (adidas) Indianapolis, Indiana 6/21/07
Multi Event
Decathlon 9039 Ashton Eaton (Nike) Eugene, Oregon 6/22-23/12
  (10.21, 8.23/27-0, 14.20/46-7¼, 2.05/6-8¾, 46.70 [4728],
13.70, 42.81/140-5, 5.30/17-4½, 58.87/193-1, 4:14.48  [4311])
Road Events
5K 13:24 Marc Davis (Nike) Carlsbad, California 3/31/96
  13.19p Bernard Lagat (Nike) Carlsbad, California 4/30/14
8K 22:04 Alberto Salazar (Oregon) Los Altos, California 1/04/81
10K 27:48 Mark Nenow (Puma) Phoenix, Arizona 3/02/85
15K 42:22 Todd Williams (adidas) Jacksonville, Florida 3/11/95
20K 56:48 Dathan Ritzenhein (Nike) Birmingham, England 10/11/09
½-Mar 59:43 Ryan Hall (Asics) Houston, Texas 1/14/07
25K  1:14:18 Mo Trafeh (Nike) Grand Rapids, Michigan 5/11/13
30K 1:28:38 Ryan Hall (Asics) London, England 4/13/08
Marathon 2:05:38 Khalid Khannouchi
(New Balance)
London, England 4/14/02
  [note: Ryan Hall (Asics) ran 2:04:58 on an aided-course—Boston, Massachusetts 4/18/11]
100K 6:30:11 Tom Johnson (unattached) Winschoten, Holland 9/16/95
Ekiden Relay 1:59:08 National Team Chiba, Japan 11/23/05
  (Ryan Hall 13:22, Matt Gonzales 28:15, Ian Dobson 13:46,
Brian Sell 28:28, Fernando Cabada 14:11, Josh Moen 21:06)
Walk Events
20,000 1:23:00.1 Trevor Barron
(New York AC)
Eugene, Oregon 6/30/12
20K(r) 1:22:02 Tim Seaman (New York AC) Vallensbæk, Denmark 5/23/04
30,000 2:11:00.4 Curt Clausen (New York AC) Chula Vista, California 1/23/00
30K(r) 2:12:53 Kevin Eastler (USAF) Chula Vista, California 1/15/07
50,000 3:59:41.2 Herm Nelson
(Club Northwest)
Edmonds, Washington 6/09/96
50K(r) 3:48:04 Curt Clausen (New York AC) Mézidon, France 5/02/99
2 Hours 27,360m/16M, 1743y Curt Clausen (New York AC) Chula Vista, California 1/23/00

August 5, 2014