Current World Record Holders in Athletics (50)

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Non-Olympians currently holding a World Record in an Olympic athletics event:

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Almaz Ayana ETH ATH 2016 10000 m 29:17.45 (2016 at the Olympics)
Randy Barnes USA ATH 1988—1996 shot put 23.12 (1990)
Yohan Blake JAM ATH 2012—2016 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Usain Bolt JAM ATH 2004—2016 100 m 9.58 (2009), 200 m 19.19 (2009), 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Olga Bryzgina URS
UKR
EUN
ATH 1988—1992 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988 at the Olympics)
Nesta Carter JAM ATH 2008—2012 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Beatrice Chepkoech KEN ATH 2016 3000 m steeplechase 8:44.32 (2018)
Joshua Cheptegei UGA ATH 2016 5000 m 12:35.36 (2020), 10000 m 26:11.00 (2020)
Galina Čisťakovová SVK
URS
UKR
ATH 1988—1996 long jump 7.52 (1988)
Genzebe Dibaba ETH ATH 2012—2016 1500 m 3:50.07 (2015)
Yohann Diniz FRA ATH 2008—2016 50 km walk 3-32:33 (2014)
Jonathan Edwards GBR ATH 1988—2000 triple jump 18.29 (1995)
Allyson Felix USA ATH 2004—2016 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Michael Frater JAM ATH 2004—2012 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Florence Griffith Joyner USA ATH 1984—1988 100 m 10.49 (1988), 200 m 21.34 (1988 at the Olympics)
Hicham El Guerrouj MAR ATH/IOC 1996—2012 1500 m 3:26.00 (1998)
Yelena Isinbayeva RUS ATH/IOC 2000—2016 pole vault 5.06 (2009)
Carmelita Jeter USA ATH 2012 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Michael Johnson USA ATH 1992—2000 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA ATH 1984—1996 heptathlon 7291 (1988 at the Olympics)
Eliud Kipchoge KEN ATH 2004—2016 marathon 2-01:39 (2018)
Bianca Knight USA ATH 2012 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Marita Koch GDR ATH 1976—1980 400 m 47.60 (1985)
Stefka Kostadinova BUL ATH/BOK 1988—2005 high jump 2.09 (1987)
Jarmila Kratochvílová CZE
TCH
ATH 1980 800 m 1:53.28 (1983)
Inesa Kravets URS
UKR
EUN
ATH 1988—1996 triple jump 15.50 (1995)
Tatsiana Ledauskaya BLR
URS
EUN
ATH 1988—1996 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988 at the Olympics)
Nataliya Lisovskaya RUS
URS
EUN
ATH 1988—1992 shot put 22.63 (1987)
Liu Hong CHN ATH 2008—2016 20 km walk 1-24:38 (2015)
Tianna Madison-Bartoletta USA ATH 2012—2016 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Kévin Mayer FRA ATH 2012—2016 decathlon 9126 (2018)
Aries Merritt USA ATH 2012 110 m hurdles 12.80 (2012)
Dalilah Muhammad USA ATH 2016 400 m hurdles 52.16 (2019)
Olga Nazarova RUS
URS
EUN
ATH 1988—1992 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988 at the Olympics)
Wayde van Niekerk RSA ATH 2016 400 m 43.03 (2016 at the Olympics)
Mariya Pinigina RUS
URS
ATH 1988 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988 at the Olympics)
Mike Powell USA ATH 1988—1996 long jump 8.95 (1991)
Gabi Reinsch GDR ATH 1988 discus throw 76.80 (1988)
Butch Reynolds USA ATH 1988—1996 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
David Rudisha KEN ATH 2012—2016 800 m 1:40.91 (2012 at the Olympics)
Jürgen Schult GDR
GER
ATH 1988—2000 discus throw 74.08 (1986)
Yury Sedykh URS
UKR
ATH 1976—1988 hammer throw 86.74 (1986)
Javier Sotomayor CUB ATH 1992—2000 high jump 2.45 (1993)
Barbora Špotáková CZE ATH 2004—2016 javelin throw 72.28 (2008)
Yusuke Suzuki JPN ATH 2012 20 km walk 1-16:36 (2015)
Andrew Valmon USA ATH 1988—1992 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Quincy Watts USA ATH 1992 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Anita Włodarczyk POL ATH 2008—2016 hammer throw 82.98 (2016)
Kevin Young USA ATH 1988—1992 400 m hurdles 46.78 (1992 at the Olympics)
Jan Železný CZE
TCH
ATH/IOC 1988—2012 javelin throw 98.48 (1996)