Olympic records in men's athletics events. Records held by international athletes are accompanied by the U.S. Olympic record in the event.
MEN’S 100-METER DASH — 9.63 SECONDS USAIN BOLT
MEN’S 100-METER DASH — 9.63 SECONDS
USAIN BOLT

Jamaica
2012 London Olympics
Justin Gatlin ran a 9.79 in the 2012 London Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 200-METER DASH — 19.3 SECONDS USAIN BOLT
MEN’S 200-METER DASH — 19.3 SECONDS
USAIN BOLT

Jamaica
2008 Beijing Olympics
Michael Johnson ran a 19.32 in the 1996 Atlanta Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 400-METER DASH — 43.49 SECONDS MICHAEL JOHNSON
MEN’S 400-METER DASH — 43.49 SECONDS
MICHAEL JOHNSON

United States
1996 Atlanta Olympics
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MEN’S 800-METER DASH — 1:40.91 DAVID RUDISHA Kenya
MEN’S 800-METER DASH — 1:40.91
DAVID RUDISHA

Kenya
2012 London Olympics
Duane Solomon ran a 1:42.82 in the 2012 London Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 1,500-METER RUN — 3:32.07 NOAH NGENY Kenya
MEN’S 1,500-METER RUN — 3:32.07
NOAH NGENY

Kenya
2000 Sydney Olympics
Jim Spivey ran a 3:36.0 in the 1992 Barcelona Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 5,000-METER RUN — 12:57.82 KENENISA BEKELE Ethiopia
MEN’S 5,000-METER RUN — 12:57.82
KENENISA BEKELE

Ethiopia
2008 Beijing Olympics
Bob Kennedy ran a 13:13.0 in the 1996 Atlanta Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 10,000-METER RUN — 27:01.17 KENENISA BEKELE Ethiopia
MEN’S 10,000-METER RUN — 27:01.17
KENENISA BEKELE

Ethiopia
2008 Beijing Olympics
Galen Rupp ran a 27:37.0 in the 2008 Beijing Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S MARATHON — 2:06:32 SAMUEL WANJIRU Kenya 2008
MEN’S MARATHON — 2:06:32
SAMUEL WANJIRU

Kenya
2008 Beijing Olympics
Frank Shorter ran a 2:10:46 in the 1976 Montreal Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 110-METER HURDLES — 12.9 SECONDS LIU XIANG
MEN’S 110-METER HURDLES — 12.9 SECONDS
LIU XIANG

China
2004 Athens Olympics
Allen Johnson ran a 12.95 in the 1996 Atlanta Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 400-METER HURDLES — 46.78 SECONDS KEVIN YOUNG
MEN’S 400-METER HURDLES — 46.78 SECONDS
KEVIN YOUNG

United States
1992 Barcelona Olympics
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MEN’S 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE — 8:05.51 JULIUS KARIUKI Kenya
MEN’S 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE — 8:05.51
JULIUS KARIUKI

Kenya
1988 Seoul Olympics
Brian Diemer ran a 8:15.0 in the 1984 Los Angeles Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 20-KILOMETER RACE WALK — 1:18:46 CHEN DING
MEN’S 20-KILOMETER RACE WALK — 1:18:46
CHEN DING

China
2012 London Olympics
Tim Seaman walked a 1:25.17 in the 2004 Athens Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 50-KILOMETER RACE WALK — 3:37:09 ALEX SCHWAZER
MEN’S 50-KILOMETER RACE WALK — 3:37:09
ALEX SCHWAZER

Italy
2008 Beijing Olympics
Marco Evoniuk walked a 3:56:55 in the 1988 Seoul Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S 4x100-METER RELAY — 36.84 SECONDS JAMAICA 2012
MEN’S 4x100-METER RELAY — 36.84 SECONDS
JAMAICA

2012 London Olympics
Team USA ran a 37.04 in the 2012 London Games to place second.
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MEN’S 4x400-METER RELAY — 2:55.74 UNITED STATES 1992
MEN’S 4x400-METER RELAY — 2:55.74
UNITED STATES

1992 Barcelona Olympics
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MEN’S HIGH JUMP — 2.39 METERS CHARLES AUSTIN
MEN’S HIGH JUMP — 2.39 METERS
CHARLES AUSTIN

United States
1996 Atlanta Olympics
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MEN’S POLE VAULT — 5.97 METERS RENAUD LAVILLENIE
MEN’S POLE VAULT — 5.97 METERS
RENAUD LAVILLENIE

France
2012 London Olympics
Timothy Mack vaulted 5.95 meters in the 2004 Athens Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S LONG JUMP — 8.90 METERS BOB BEAMON
MEN’S LONG JUMP — 8.90 METERS
BOB BEAMON

United States
1968 Mexico City Olympics
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MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP — 18.09 METERS KENNY HARRISON
MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP — 18.09 METERS
KENNY HARRISON

United States
1996 Atlanta Olympics
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MEN’S SHOT PUT — 22.47 METERS ULF TIMMERMANN
MEN’S SHOT PUT — 22.47 METERS
ULF TIMMERMANN

East Germany
1988 Seoul Olympics
Randy Barnes threw 22.39 meters in the 1988 Seoul Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S DISCUS — 69.69 METERS VIRGILIJUS ALENKA Lithuania
MEN’S DISCUS — 69.69 METERS
VIRGILIJUS ALENKA

Lithuania
2004 Athens Olympics
Mac Wilkins threw 68.28 meters in the 1976 Montreal Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S HAMMER THROW — 84.80 METERS SERGEY LITVINOV
MEN’S HAMMER THROW — 84.80 METERS
SERGEY LITVINOV

USSR
1988 Seoul Olympics
Lance Deal threw 81.81 meters in the 1996 Atlanta Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S JAVELIN THROW — 90.57 METERS ANDREAS THORKILDSEN
MEN’S JAVELIN THROW — 90.57 METERS
ANDREAS THORKILDSEN

Norway
2008 Beijing Olympics
Breaux Greer threw 87.25 meters in the 2004 Athens Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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MEN’S DECATHLON — 8,893 POINTS ROMAN SEBRLE Czech
MEN’S DECATHLON — 8,893 POINTS
ROMAN SEBRLE

Czech Republic
2004 Athens Olympics
Dan O’Brien scored 8,824 points in the 1996 Atlanta Games for the U.S. Olympic record.
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