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The 800m event All Time Best List

As mentioned, the Women’s 800m record will have stood for 30 years in July 2012. This is under the name of the Czech powerhouse, Jarmila Kratochvílová, with 1:53.28 Maria Mutola who for a long time was seen as a suitable candidate to challenge this record; when questioned about the validity of the times which fall under the cloud of being drug boosted, was quick to respond that she feels that they shouldn’t be removed from the record books.

We are not sure whether the rest of the ladies agree with this sentiment, however our job is only to record the times the athletes have run and not to become involved with speculation.

To come close to the record we need female 800m runners who can run sub 51 seconds for 400m consistently, and this feature has yet to emerge on the Women’s 800m scene.

With the retirement of Stephane Graf [Austria], it leaves Jolande Ceplak [Slovenia] and Mutola as the main protagonists, however it is about time for this distance to produce a wonder athlete.

Here’s hoping.

Latest Update: Hail Queen Pamela Jelimo who in 2008 has shaken the athletic World by being an absolute phenomena over the distance lowering the World Junior Record on no less than 3 occasions to 1:54.87.

Update… A number of Russian ex-400m athletes have moved up in distance but have yet to truly threaten the 800m record and have even failed to shine (in taking Gold) at the major Championships

See all-time Top 30 athletes list below

Area Records 800m Female
Area Time Athlete Country Venue Date run
AFRICA 1:54.87 Pamela Jelimo KEN Beijing 18 08 2008
ASIA 1:55.54 Dong Liu CHN Beijing 09 09 1993
EUROPE 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová TCH München 26 07 1983
NORTH,CENTRAL AMERICA&C. 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot CUB Barcelona 09 09 1989
OCEANIA 1:58.25 Toni Hodgkinson NZL Atlanta 27 07 1996
SOUTH AMERICA 1:56.68 Letitia Vriesde SUR Göteborg 13 08 1995

The
All Time Best Top 30 List

The All Time Best Top 30 List : Female 800m athletes ever
Rank Time Athlete Name Country Date of Birth Date run Venue
01 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvilová CZE 26.01.51 26.07.83 München
02 1:53.43 Nadezhda Olizarenko UKR 28.11.53 27.07.80 Moskva
03 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot CUB 23.03.63 09.09.89 Barcelona
04 1:54.81 Olga Minyeva RUS 01.09.52 27.07.80 Moskva
05 1:54.85 Yelena Soboleva RUS 03.08.82 18.07.08 Kazan
06 1:54.87 Pamela Jelimo KEN 05.12.89 18.08.08 Beijing
07 1:54.94 Tatyana Kazankina URS 17.12.51 26.07.76 Montréal
08 1:55.05 Doina Melinte ROM 27.12.56 01.08.82 Bucuresti
09 1:55.19 Maria de Lurdes Mutola MOZ 27.10.72 17.08.94 Zürich
10 1:55.19 Jolanda Ceplak SLO 12.09.76 20.07.02 Heusden-Zolder
11 1:55.26 Sigrun Grau GER 07.11.65 31.08.87 Roma
12 1:55.32 Christine Wachtel GDR 06.01.65 31.08.87 Roma
13 1:55.42 Nikolina Shtereva BUL 25.01.55 26.07.76 Montréal
14 1:55.46 Tatyana Providokhina URS 26.03.53 27.07.80 Moskva
15 1:55.54 Ellen van Langen NED 09.02.66 03.08.92 Barcelona
16 1:55.54 Dong Liu CHN 24.12.73 09.09.93 Beijing
17 1:55.56 Lyubov Gurina URS 06.08.57 31.08.87 Roma
18 1:55.60 Elfi Zinn GDR 24.08.53 26.07.76 Montréal
19 1:55.68 Ella Kovacs ROM 11.12.64 02.06.85 Bucuresti
20 1:55.69 Irina Podyalovskaya URS 19.10.59 22.06.84 Kyiv
21 1:55.74 Anita Weiss GDR 16.07.55 26.07.76 Montréal
22 1:55.87 Svetlana Masterkova RUS 17.01.68 18.06.99 Moskva
23 1:55.96 Lyudmila Veselkova URS 25.10.50 08.09.82 Athína
24 1:55.96 Yekaterina Podkopayeva URS 11.06.52 27.07.83 Leningrad
25 1:55.99 Liliya Nurutdinova EUN 15.12.63 03.08.92 Barcelona
26 1:56.0 Valentina Gerasimova KAZ 15.05.48 12.06.76 Kyiv
26 1:56.0 Inna Yevseyeva URS 14.08.64 25.06.88 Kyiv
26 1:56.0 Tatyana Andrianova RUS 10.12.79 18.07.08 Kazan
29 1:56.09 Zulia Calatayud CUB 09.11.79 19.07.02 Monaco
30 1:56.1 Ravilya Agletdinova-Kotovich BLR 10.02.60 21.08.82 Podolsk
31 1:56.2 Totka Petrova BUL 17.12.56 06. 07.79 Paris
32 1:56.2 Tatyana Mishkel URS 10.06.52 21.08.82 Podolsk
33 1:56.21 Martina Kämpfert-Steuk GDR 11.11.59 27.07.80 Moskva

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