Current World Record Holders in Athletics (55)

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

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Role(s) Era Notes
Tobi Amusan NGR ATH Olympics 2016—2020 100 m hurdles 12.12 (2022)
Yohan Blake JAM ATH Olympics 2012—2020 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Usain Bolt JAM ATH Olympics / Other 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 Olympics 1988—1992 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988 at the Olympics)
Nesta Carter JAM ATH Olympics 2008—2012 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Beatrice Chepkoech KEN ATH Olympics 2016—2020 3000 m steeplechase 8:44.32 (2018)
Joshua Cheptegei UGA ATH Olympics 2016—2020 5000 m 12:35.36 (2020), 10000 m 26:11.00 (2020)
Michael Cherry USA ATH Olympics 2020 4×400 m mixed relay 3:09.34 (2019)
Galina Čisťakovová SVK
URS
UKR
ATH Olympics 1988—1996 long jump 7.52 (1988)
Ryan Crouser USA ATH Olympics 2016—2020 shot put 23.37 (2021)
Genzebe Dibaba ETH ATH Olympics 2012—2016 1500 m 3:50.07 (2015)
Yohann Diniz FRA ATH Olympics 2008—2020 50 km walk 3-32:33 (2014)
Mondo Duplantis SWE ATH Olympics 2020 pole vault 6.21 (2022)
Jonathan Edwards GBR ATH Olympics 1988—2000 triple jump 18.29 (1995)
Allyson Felix USA ATH Olympics 2004—2020 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics), 4×400 m mixed relay 3:09.34 (2019)
Michael Frater JAM ATH Olympics 2004—2012 4×100 m relay 36.84 (2012 at the Olympics)
Letesenbet Gidey ETH ATH Olympics 2020 5000 m 14:06.62 (2020) and 10000 m 29:01.03 (2021)
Florence Griffith Joyner USA ATH Olympics 1984—1988 100 m 10.49 (1988), 200 m 21.34 (1988 at the Olympics)
Hicham El Guerrouj MAR ATH Olympics / Administrator 1996—2012 1500 m 3:26.00 (1998)
Yelena Isinbayeva RUS ATH Olympics / Administrator 2000—2016 pole vault 5.06 (2009)
Carmelita Jeter USA ATH Olympics 2012 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Michael Johnson USA ATH Olympics 1992—2000 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA ATH Olympics 1984—1996 heptathlon 7291 (1988 at the Olympics)
Eliud Kipchoge KEN ATH Olympics 2004—2020 marathon 2-01:09 (2022)
Bianca Knight USA ATH Olympics 2012 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Marita Koch GDR ATH Olympics 1976—1980 400 m 47.60 (1985)
Brigid Kosgei KEN ATH Olympics 2020 marathon 2-14:04 (2019)
Stefka Kostadinova BUL ATH Olympics / Administrator 1988—2005 high jump 2.09 (1987)
Jarmila Kratochvílová CZE
TCH
ATH Olympics 1980 800 m 1:53.28 (1983)
Tatsiana Ledauskaya BLR
URS
EUN
ATH Olympics 1988—1996 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988 at the Olympics)
Nataliya Lisovskaya RUS
URS
EUN
ATH Olympics 1988—1992 shot put 22.63 (1987)
Tianna Madison-Bartoletta USA ATH Olympics 2012—2016 4×100 m relay 40.82 (2012 at the Olympics)
Kévin Mayer FRA ATH Olympics 2012—2020 decathlon 9126 (2018)
Sydney McLaughlin USA ATH Olympics 2016—2020 400 m hurdles 50.68 (2022)
Aries Merritt USA ATH Olympics 2012 110 m hurdles 12.80 (2012)
Olga Nazarova RUS
URS
EUN
ATH Olympics 1988—1992 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988 at the Olympics)
Wayde van Niekerk RSA ATH Olympics / Other 2016—2020 400 m 43.03 (2016 at the Olympics)
Courtney Okolo USA ATH Olympics 2016 4×400 m mixed relay 3:09.34 (2019)
Mariya Pinigina RUS
URS
ATH Olympics 1988 4×400 m relay 3:15.18 (1988 at the Olympics)
Mike Powell USA ATH Olympics 1988—1996 long jump 8.95 (1991)
Gabi Reinsch GDR ATH Olympics 1988 discus throw 76.80 (1988)
Butch Reynolds USA ATH Olympics 1988—1996 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Yulimar Rojas VEN ATH Olympics 2016—2020 triple jump 15.67 (2021 at the Olympics)
David Rudisha KEN ATH Olympics / Other 2012—2016 800 m 1:40.91 (2012 at the Olympics)
Jürgen Schult GDR
GER
ATH Olympics 1988—2000 discus throw 74.08 (1986)
Yury Sedykh URS ATH Olympics 1976—1988 hammer throw 86.74 (1986)
Javier Sotomayor CUB ATH Olympics 1992—2000 high jump 2.45 (1993)
Barbora Špotáková CZE ATH Olympics / Other 2004—2020 javelin throw 72.28 (2008)
Yusuke Suzuki JPN ATH Olympics 2012 20 km walk 1-16:36 (2015)
Andrew Valmon USA ATH Olympics 1988—1992 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Karsten Warholm NOR ATH Olympics 2016—2020 400 m hurdles 45.94 (2021 at the Olympics)
Quincy Watts USA ATH Olympics 1992 4×400 m relay 2:54.29 (1993)
Anita Włodarczyk POL ATH Olympics 2008—2020 hammer throw 82.98 (2016)
Yang Jiayu CHN ATH Olympics 2020 20 km walk 1-23:49 (2021)
Jan Železný CZE
TCH
ATH Olympics / Administrator 1988—2012 javelin throw 98.48 (1996)