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MEN’S 100-METER DASH — 9.63 SECONDS USAIN BOLT (Credit: AP)

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.

Men's track and field Olympic records

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
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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.

MEN’S 200-METER DASH — 19.3 SECONDS USAIN BOLT
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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.

MEN’S 400-METER DASH — 43.49 SECONDS MICHAEL JOHNSON
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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
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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.

MEN’S 1,500-METER RUN — 3:32.07 NOAH NGENY Kenya
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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.

MEN’S 5,000-METER RUN — 12:57.82 KENENISA BEKELE Ethiopia
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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.

MEN’S 10,000-METER RUN — 27:01.17 KENENISA BEKELE Ethiopia
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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.

MEN’S MARATHON — 2:06:32 SAMUEL WANJIRU Kenya 2008
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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
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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.

MEN’S 400-METER HURDLES — 46.78 SECONDS KEVIN YOUNG
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MEN’S 400-METER HURDLES — 46.78 SECONDS
KEVIN YOUNG

United States
1992 Barcelona Olympics

MEN’S 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE — 8:05.51 JULIUS KARIUKI Kenya
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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.

MEN’S 20-KILOMETER RACE WALK — 1:18:46 CHEN DING
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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.

MEN’S 50-KILOMETER RACE WALK — 3:37:09 ALEX SCHWAZER
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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
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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.

MEN’S 4x400-METER RELAY — 2:55.74 UNITED STATES 1992
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MEN’S 4x400-METER RELAY — 2:55.74
UNITED STATES

1992 Barcelona Olympics

MEN’S HIGH JUMP — 2.39 METERS CHARLES AUSTIN
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MEN’S HIGH JUMP — 2.39 METERS
CHARLES AUSTIN

United States
1996 Atlanta Olympics

MEN’S POLE VAULT — 5.97 METERS RENAUD LAVILLENIE
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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.

MEN’S LONG JUMP — 8.90 METERS BOB BEAMON
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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
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MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP — 18.09 METERS
KENNY HARRISON

United States
1996 Atlanta Olympics

MEN’S SHOT PUT — 22.47 METERS ULF TIMMERMANN
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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.

MEN’S DISCUS — 69.69 METERS VIRGILIJUS ALENKA Lithuania
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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.

MEN’S HAMMER THROW — 84.80 METERS SERGEY LITVINOV
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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.

MEN’S JAVELIN THROW — 90.57 METERS ANDREAS THORKILDSEN
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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
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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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