Longest Standing World Records - Athletics Jarmila Kratochvílová - 800m - 34 Years. Kratochvílová won the 400 metres and 800 metres at the 1983 World Championships, setting a world record in the 400 m. Yuriy Sedykh - Hammer - 31 Years. Sedykh set the current hammer throw world record of 86.74 metres at the 1986 European championships in Stuttgart. Jürgen Schult - Discuss - 31 Years. ... More items...Who ran the fastest mile?
The current fastest mile record is held by Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj, who ran a time of 3 minutes 43.13 seconds in Rome, Italy, on 7 July 1999. At the end of 1954, Bannister retired from running to pursue his medical studies full-time and later became a consultant neurologist.What is the fastest 4 mile run?
The fastest four mile ever run on USA soil (or anywhere else for that matter) was 19:28 by Delillah Asiago (KEN), at the Steamboat Classic in Peoria, IL on 17-Jun-1995. That is still the ARRS world record (no IAAF world record for 4 miles).What is the fastest 100 meter dash time?
The fastest that the 100-meter dash has ever been completed is at a record 9.94 seconds by Justin Gatlin, a 31-year-old American sprinter. Gatlin was followed by Usain Bolt, the three-time Olympic champion, who had a time of 9.95 seconds.