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The 800m event – All Time Best

The 800m event is being seen more as an extended sprint nowadays, than a middle distance race. The World’s elite, now cover the first 400m close to 50 seconds and it is a matter of time before it becomes the standard practise to go through the 1st 400m in sub 50 seconds.

This section will cover the progression of the 800m World Record as well as cover the Year’s Top 20 athletes of both the Male and Top 10 Female listings.

Further development will go towards training methods and discussions related to 800m training.

The Women’s Top 10 800m All time list [ more ]

More to follow with time.

The WORLD RECORD for MEN

1:41.01 David Lekuta Rudisha KEN Rieti, ITA, 29 Aug 2010

World Junior Record

1:42.69 Abubaker Kaki SUD Oslo (Bislett) 06 June 2008

For the Women’s records >> 800m Women

Area Records 800 METRES
Area Time Athlete Country Venue Date run
AFRICA 1:41.01 David Lekuta Rudisha KEN Rieti 29 08 2010
ASIA 1:42.79 Yusuf Saad Kamel BRN Monaco 29 07 2008
EUROPE 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer DEN Köln 24 08 1997
NORTH,CENTRAL AMERICA&C. 1:42.60 Johnny Gray USA Koblenz 28 08 1985
OCEANIA 1:44.3 Peter Snell NZL Christchurch 03 02 1962
SOUTH AMERICA 1:41.77 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz BRA Köln 26 08 1984

The
All Time Best Top 30 List …. Update: July 2006 .. one entry added since 2004

The All Time Best Top 30 List : Male 800m athletes ever
Rank Time Athlete Name Country Date run Venue
01 1.41.11 Wilson Kipketer DEN 24.08.97 Köln
02 1.41.73 Sebastian Coe GBR 10.06.81 Firenze
03 1.41.77 Joaquim Cruz BRA 26.08.84 Köln
04 1.42.28 Sam Koskei KEN 26.08.84 Köln
05 1.42.34 Wilfred Bungei KEN 08.09.02 Rieti
06 1.42.47 Yuriy Borzakovskiy RUS 24.08.01 Bruxelles
07 1.42.55 André Bucher SUI 17.08.01 Zürich
08 1.42.58 Vebjørn Rodal NOR 31.07.96 Atlanta
09 1.42.60 Johnny Gray USA 28.08.85 Koblenz
10 1.42.62 Patrick Ndururi KEN 13.08.97 Zürich
11 1.42.69 Hezekiél Sepeng RSA 03.09.99 Bruxelles
11 1.42.69 Japheth Kimutai KEN 03.09.99 Bruxelles
11 1.42.69 Abubaker Kaki SUD 06.06.08 Oslo
14 1.42.79 Frederic Onyancha KEN 31.07.96 Atlanta
14 1.42.79 Youssef Saad Kamel BRN 29.07.08 Monaco
16 1.42.81 Jean-Patrick Nduwimana BDI 17.08.01 Zürich
17 1.42.85 Norberto Téllez CUB 31.07.96 Atlanta
18 1.42.88 Steve Cram GBR 21.08.85 Zürich
19 1:42.89 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi RSA 05.09.03 Bruxelles
20 1.42.91 William Yiampoy KEN 08.09.02 Rieti
21 1.42.97 Peter Elliott GBR 30.05.90 Sevilla
22 1.42.98 Patrick Konchellah KEN 24.08.97 Köln
23 1:43.03 Kenneth Kimwetich KEN 19.07.98 Stuttgart
24 1.43.06 Billy Konchellah KEN 01.09.87 Roma
25 1:43.07 Yeimer López BRA 24.06.08 Jerez de la Frontera
26 1.43.08 José Luiz Barbosa BRA 06.09.91 Rieti
27 1.43.09 Djabir Saïd-Guerni ALG 03.09.99 Bruxelles
28 1.43.15 Mehdi Baala FRA 08.09.02 Rieti
29 1.43.16 Paul Ereng KEN 16.08.89 Zürich
30 1.43.17 Benson Koech KEN 28.08.94 Rieti
31 1.43.20 Mark Everett USA 09.07.97 Linz
32 1.43.22 Pawel Czapiewski POL 17.08.01 Zürich
33 1.43.26 Sammy Langat KEN 14.08.96 Zürich