List of World Records in Sports for Men

Men’s world records in sport

List with the current men’s world records for various sports such as athletics, swimming, and other. The list shows the athlete, his nationality, and the mark obtained in the corresponding discipline. Disciplines marked with (1) have different rules for men and women. Also take a look at women’s world records.

Sport
Discipline
Country
Competitor
World
Record
Date
Athletics10 KilometresLeonard Patrick Komon00h 26m 44s 000msSeptember 26, 2010
Athletics10,000 MetresKenenisa Bekele00h 26m 17s 530msAugust 26, 2005
Athletics100 KilometresNao Kazami06h 09m 14s 000msJune 24, 2018
Athletics100 MetresUsain Bolt00h 00m 09s 580msAugust 16, 2009
Athletics1000 MetresNoah Ngeny00h 02m 11s 960msSeptember 5, 1999
Athletics110 Metres HurdlesAries Merritt00h 00m 12s 800msSeptember 7, 2012
Athletics1500 MetresHicham El Guerrouj00h 03m 26s 000msJuly 14, 1998
Athletics20 Kilometres Race WalkYusuke Suzuki01h 16m 36s 000msMarch 15, 2015
Athletics20,000 MetresHaile Gebrselassie00h 56m 26s 000msJune 27, 2007
Athletics20,000 Metres Race WalkBernardo Segura01h 17m 25s 600msMay 7, 1994
Athletics200 MetresUsain Bolt00h 00m 19s 190msAugust 20, 2009
Athletics2000 MetresHicham El Guerrouj00h 04m 44s 790msSeptember 7, 1999
Athletics25,000 MetresMoses Mosop01h 12m 25s 400msJune 3, 2011
Athletics30,000 MetresMoses Mosop01h 26m 47s 400msJune 3, 2011
Athletics30,000 Metres Race WalkMaurizio Damilano02h 01m 44s 100msOctober 3, 1992
Athletics3000 MetresDaniel Komen00h 07m 20s 670msSeptember 1, 1996
Athletics3000 Metres SteeplechaseSaif Saaeed Shaheen00h 07m 53s 630msSeptember 3, 2004
Athletics400 MetresWayde Van Niekerk00h 00m 43s 030msAugust 14, 2016
Athletics400 Metres HurdlesKevin Young00h 00m 46s 780msAugust 6, 1992
Athletics4x100 Metres RelayNesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt00h 00m 36s 840msAugust 11, 2012
Athletics4x1500 Metres RelayCollins Cheboi, Silas Kiplagat, James Kiplagat Magut, Asbel Kiprop00h 14m 22s 220msMay 25, 2014
Athletics4x200 Metres RelayNickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Jermaine Brown, Yohan Blake00h 01m 18s 630msMay 24, 2014
Athletics4x400 Metres RelayAndrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Butch Reynolds, Michael Johnson00h 02m 54s 290msAugust 22, 1993
Athletics4x800 Metres RelayJoseph Mutua, William Yiampoy, Ismael Kombich, Wilfred Bungei00h 07m 02s 430msAugust 25, 2006
Athletics5 KilometresJulien Wanders00h 13m 29s 000msFebruary 17, 2019
Athletics50 Kilometres Race WalkYohann Diniz03h 32m 33s 000msAugust 15, 2014
Athletics50 MetresDonovan Bailey00h 00m 05s 560msFebruary 9, 1996
Athletics50 Metres HurdlesMark Mckoy00h 00m 06s 250msMarch 5, 1986
Athletics50,000 Metres Race WalkYohann Diniz03h 35m 27s 200msMarch 12, 2011
Athletics5000 MetresKenenisa Bekele00h 12m 37s 350msMay 31, 2004
Athletics5000 Metres Race WalkMikhail Shchennikov00h 18m 07s 080msFebruary 14, 1995
Athletics60 MetresChristian Coleman00h 00m 06s 340msFebruary 18, 2018
Athletics60 Metres HurdlesColin Jackson00h 00m 07s 300msMarch 6, 1994
Athletics800 MetresDavid Rudisha00h 01m 40s 910msAugust 9, 2012
AthleticsDecathlon (1)Kevin Mayer9,126 (pts)September 16, 2018
AthleticsDiscus Throw (1)Jürgen Schult74.08 (m)June 6, 1986
AthleticsDistance Medley RelayKyle Merber, Brycen Spratling, Brandon Johnson, Ben Blankenship00h 09m 15s 500msMay 3, 2015
AthleticsHalf MarathonAbraham Kiptum00h 58m 18s 000msOctober 28, 2018
AthleticsHammer Throw (1)Yuriy Sedykh86.74 (m)August 30, 1986
AthleticsHeptathlon (1)Ashton Eaton6,645 (pts)March 10, 2012
AthleticsHigh JumpJavier Sotomayor2.45 (m)July 27, 1993
AthleticsJavelin Throw (1)Jan Železný98.48 (m)May 25, 1996
AthleticsLong JumpMike Powell8.95 (m)August 30, 1991
AthleticsMarathonEliud Kipchoge02h 01m 39s 000msSeptember 16, 2018
AthleticsOne HourHaile Gebrselassie21,285.00 (m)June 27, 2007
AthleticsOne MileHicham El Guerrouj00h 03m 43s 130msJuly 7, 1999
AthleticsPole VaultRenaud Lavillenie6.16 (m)February 15, 2014
AthleticsRoad RelayJosephat Ndambiri, Martin Mathathi, Daniel Muchunu Mwangi, Mekubo Mogusu, Onesmus Nyerre, John Kariuki01h 57m 06s 000msNovember 23, 2005
AthleticsShot Put (1)Randy Barnes23.12 (m)May 20, 1990
AthleticsTriple JumpJonathan Edwards18.29 (m)August 7, 1995
CanoeingC1 1000mMartin Fuksa00h 03m 42s 385ms2018
CanoeingC1 200mVadim Korobov00h 00m 37s 446ms2016
CanoeingC1 4x200m relayIvan Shtyl, Andrey Kraitor, Alexey Korovashkov, Nikolay Lipkin00h 02m 43s 602ms2014
CanoeingC1 5000mKurt Kuschela00h 20m 27s 350ms2010
CanoeingC1 500mMartin Fuksa00h 01m 43s 669ms2018
CanoeingC2 1000mYul Oeltze, Peter Kretschmer00h 03m 25s 041ms2018
CanoeingC2 200mAlexey Korovashkov, Ivan Shtyl00h 00m 35s 350ms2014
CanoeingC2 500mAlexey Korovashkov, Ivan Shtyl00h 01m 35s 270ms2014
CanoeingC4 1000mIlya Pervukhin, Viktor Melantyev, Kirill Shamshurin, Rasul Ishmukhamedov00h 03m 10s 701ms2014
CanoeingC4 200mRobert Vinturis, Ionel Averian, Marian Ciucu, Cristian Mardale00h 00m 32s 753ms1997
CanoeingC4 500mPavel Petrov, Mikhail Pavlov, Victor Melantiev, Ivan Shtyl00h 01m 29s 155ms2018
CanoeingK1 1000mMax Hoff00h 03m 21s 890ms2015
CanoeingK1 200mLiam Heath00h 00m 33s 380ms2017
CanoeingK1 4x200m relayMiklós Dudás, Sándor Tótka, Bence Nádas, Dávid Hérics00h 02m 24s 193ms2014
CanoeingK1 5000mEirik Veras Larsen00h 18m 00s 040ms2009
CanoeingK1 500mTom Liebscher00h 01m 35s 040ms2019
CanoeingK2 1000mMarko Tomićević, Milenko Zorić00h 03m 04s 940ms2018
CanoeingK2 200mNebojša Grujić, Marko Novaković00h 00m 30s 500ms2014
CanoeingK2 500mBence Nádas, Sándor Tótka00h 01m 26s 500ms2017
CanoeingK4 1000mDaniel Havel, Lukáš Trefil, Josef Dostál, Jan Štěrba00h 02m 46s 724ms2014
CanoeingK4 200mGyula Kajner, Vince Fehérvári, Zoltán Pager, István Beé00h 00m 29s 023ms1997
CanoeingK4 500mTom Liebscher, Ronald Rauhe, Max Rendschmidt, Max Lemke00h 01m 17s 734ms2017
Finswimming100m BFDimitri Seryakov00h 00m 41s 440msJune 24, 2016
Finswimming100m IMLee Kwan-ho00h 00m 31s 240msJune 24, 2016
Finswimming100m SFMax Poschart00h 00m 33s 870msMay 7, 2017
Finswimming1500 SFÁdám Bukor00h 12m 09s 740msJuly 5, 2017
Finswimming200m BFGergő Kosina00h 01m 33s 310msJune 24, 2016
Finswimming200m SFJuan Fernando Ocampo00h 01m 18s 650msJune 26, 2016
Finswimming4×100m SF relayPavel Kabanov, Aleksey Kazantsev, Dmitry Kokorev, Dmitry Zhurman00h 02m 16s 540msJuly 22, 2017
Finswimming4×200m SF relayDmitrii Zhurman, Andrey Barabash, Evgeny Smirnov, Dmitrii Kokorev00h 05m 22s 940msJuly 29, 2014
Finswimming400m BFAleksey Fedkin00h 03m 26s 690msAugust 1, 2018
Finswimming400m IMChi Cheng00h 02m 40s 400msJune 25, 2016
Finswimming400m SFEvgeny Smirnov00h 02m 56s 930msAugust 6, 2013
Finswimming50m APPavel Kabanov00h 00m 13s 700msJune 30, 2019
Finswimming50m BFAndrey Arbuzov00h 00m 18s 410msJune 25, 2016
Finswimming50m SFMauricio Fernández00h 00m 15s 000msJune 25, 2016
Finswimming800m IMSzilárd Vilhelm00h 05m 46s 960msJuly 28, 2010
Finswimming800m SFOleksandr Odynokov00h 06m 16s 240msAugust 1, 2014
Short Track Speed Skating1000 metersHwang Dae-heon00h 01m 20s 875msNovember 12, 2016
Short Track Speed Skating1500 metersSjinkie Knegt00h 02m 07s 943msNovember 13, 2016
Short Track Speed Skating3000 metersNoh Jin-kyu00h 04m 31s 891msMarch 19, 2011
Short Track Speed Skating3000m relayJung Hok-young, Kim Si-un, Moon Won-jun, Park Noh-won00h 03m 57s 047msJanuary 30, 2017
Short Track Speed Skating500 metersWu Dajing00h 00m 39s 505msNovember 11, 2018
Short Track Speed Skating5000m relayCsaba Burján, Cole Krueger, Shaoang Liu, Shaolin Sándor Liu00h 06m 28s 625msNovember 4, 2018
Speed Skating1000 metersKjeld Nuis00h 01m 06s 180ms9 March 2019
Speed Skating10000 metersTed-Jan Bloemen00h 12m 36s 300ms21 November 2015
Speed Skating1500 metersKjeld Nuis00h 01m 40s 170ms10 March 2019
Speed Skating3000 metersEskil Ervik00h 03m 37s 280ms5 November 2005
Speed Skating500 metersPavel Kulizhnikov00h 00m 33s 610ms9 March 2019
Speed Skating500 meters x 2Jeremy Wotherspoon00h 01m 08s 310ms15 March 2008
Speed Skating5000 metersTed-Jan Bloemen00h 06m 01s 860ms10 December 2017
Speed SkatingBig combinationPatrick Roest145.561 (pts)3 March 2019
Speed SkatingOne hourErik Jan Kooiman43,735.94 (m)9 December 2015
Speed SkatingSmall combinationErben Wennemars146.365 (pts)13 August 2005
Speed SkatingSprint combinationKai Verbij136.065 (pts)26 February 2017
Speed SkatingTeam pursuit (8 laps)Jan Blokhuijsen, Sven Kramer, Koen Verweij00h 03m 35s 600ms16 November 2013
Speed SkatingTeam sprint (3 laps)Vincent De Haître, Gilmore Junio, Laurent Dubreuil00h 01m 17s 310ms1 December 2017
Sport Stacking3-3-3Hyeon Jong Choi00h 00m 01s 322msNovember 4, 2018
Sport Stacking3-6-3Chan Keng Ian00h 00m 01s 657msAugust 26, 2018
Sport StackingCycleChan Keng Ian00h 00m 04s 753msMay 19th, 2019
Swimming100 Backstroke LCMMurphy Ryan00h 00m 51s 850msAugust 13, 2016
Swimming100 Backstroke SCMXu Jiayu00h 00m 48s 880msNovember 11, 2018
Swimming100 Breaststroke LCMPeaty Adam00h 00m 56s 880msJuly 21, 2019
Swimming100 Breaststroke SCMVan Der Burgh Cameron00h 00m 55s 610msNovember 15, 2009
Swimming100 Butterfly LCMDressel Caeleb00h 00m 49s 500msJuly 26, 2019
Swimming100 Butterfly SCMLe Clos Chad00h 00m 48s 080msDecember 8, 2016
Swimming100 Freestyle LCMCielo Filho Cesar00h 00m 46s 910msJuly 30, 2009
Swimming100 Freestyle SCMLeveaux Amaury00h 00m 44s 940msDecember 13, 2008
Swimming100 Medley SCMMorozov Vladimir00h 00m 50s 260msSeptember 28, 2018
Swimming1500 Freestyle LCMSun Yang00h 14m 31s 020msAugust 4, 2012
Swimming1500 Freestyle SCMPaltrinieri Gregorio00h 14m 08s 060msDecember 2, 2015
Swimming200 Backstroke LCMPeirsol Aaron00h 01m 51s 920msJuly 31, 2009
Swimming200 Backstroke SCMLarkin Mitchell00h 01m 45s 630msNovember 27, 2015
Swimming200 Breaststroke LCMChupkov Anton00h 02m 06s 120msJuly 26, 2019
Swimming200 Breaststroke SCMPrigoda Kirill00h 02m 00s 160msDecember 13, 2018
Swimming200 Butterfly LCMMilak Kristof00h 01m 50s 730msJuly 24, 2019
Swimming200 Butterfly SCMSeto Daiya00h 01m 48s 240msDecember 11, 2018
Swimming200 Freestyle LCMBiedermann Paul00h 01m 42s 000msJuly 28, 2009
Swimming200 Freestyle SCMBiedermann Paul00h 01m 39s 370msNovember 15, 2009
Swimming200 Medley LCMLochte Ryan00h 01m 54s 000msJuly 28, 2011
Swimming200 Medley SCMLochte Ryan00h 01m 49s 630msDecember 14, 2012
Swimming400 Freestyle LCMBiedermann Paul00h 03m 40s 070msJuly 26, 2009
Swimming400 Freestyle SCMAgnel Yannick00h 03m 32s 250msNovember 15, 2012
Swimming400 Medley LCMPhelps Michael00h 04m 03s 840msAugust 10, 2008
Swimming400 Medley SCMLochte Ryan00h 03m 55s 500msDecember 16, 2010
Swimming4x100 Freestyle Relay LCMMichael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak00h 03m 08s 240msAugust 11, 2008
Swimming4x100 Freestyle Relay SCMCaeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Michael Chadwick, Ryan Held00h 03m 03s 030msDecember 11, 2018
Swimming4x100 Medley Relay LCMAaron Peirsol, Eric Shanteau, Michael Phelps, David Walters00h 03m 27s 280msAugust 2, 2009
Swimming4x100 Medley Relay SCMStanislav Donets, Sergey Geybel, Yevgeny Korotyshkin, Danila Izotov00h 03m 19s 160msDecember 20, 2009
Swimming4x200 Freestyle Relay LCMMichael Phelps, Ricky Berens, David Walters, Ryan Lochte00h 06m 58s 550msJuly 31, 2009
Swimming4x200 Freestyle Relay SCMLuiz Altamir Melo, Fernando Scheffer, Leonardo Coelho Santos, Breno Correia00h 06m 46s 810msDecember 14, 2018
Swimming4x50 Freestyle Relay SCMCaeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Jack Conger, Michael Chadwick00h 01m 21s 800msDecember 14, 2018
Swimming4x50 Medley Relay SCMKliment Kolesnikov, Kirill Prigoda, Aleksandr Popkov, Vladimir Morozov00h 01m 30s 440msDecember 17, 2017
Swimming50 Backstroke LCMKolesnikov Kliment00h 00m 24s 000msAugust 4, 2018
Swimming50 Backstroke SCMManaudou Florent00h 00m 22s 220msDecember 6, 2014
Swimming50 Breaststroke LCMPeaty Adam00h 00m 25s 950msJuly 25, 2017
Swimming50 Breaststroke SCMVan Der Burgh Cameron00h 00m 25s 250msNovember 14, 2009
Swimming50 Butterfly LCMGovorov Andrii00h 00m 22s 270msJuly 1, 2018
Swimming50 Butterfly SCMSantos Nicholas00h 00m 21s 750msOctober 6, 2018
Swimming50 Freestyle LCMCielo Filho Cesar00h 00m 20s 910msDecember 18, 2009
Swimming50 Freestyle SCMManaudou Florent00h 00m 20s 260msDecember 5, 2014
Swimming800 Freestyle LCMZhang Lin00h 07m 32s 120msJuly 29, 2009
Swimming800 Freestyle SCMHackett Grant00h 07m 23s 420msJuly 20, 2008
Track Cycling1 km time trialFrançois Pervis00h 00m 56s 303ms7 December 2013
Track Cycling4000 m individual pursuitAshton Lambie00h 04m 05s 423ms7 September 2019
Track Cycling4000 m team pursuitSam Welsford, Kelland O'Brien, Leigh Howard, Alex Porter00h 03m 48s 012ms28 February 2019
Track CyclingFlying 200 m time trialNicholas Paul00h 00m 09s 100msSeptember 6, 2019
Track CyclingFlying 500 m time trialChris Hoy00h 00m 24s 758msMay 13, 2007
Track CyclingHour recordVictor Campenaerts55,089 (m)16 April 2019
Track CyclingHour record (UCI best human effort)Chris Boardman56,375 (m)7 September 1996
Track CyclingTeam sprint (1)Rene Enders, Robert Förstemann, Joachim Eilers00h 00m 41s 871ms5 December 2013