World Record Progression of 800 Metres

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
1:40.91 David RUDISHA 17 DEC 1988 KEN KEN Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 09 AUG 2012
1:41.01 David RUDISHA 17 DEC 1988 KEN KEN Guidobaldi, Rieti (ITA) 29 AUG 2010
1:41.09 David RUDISHA 17 DEC 1988 KEN KEN Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 22 AUG 2010
1:41.11 Wilson KIPKETER 12 DEC 1972 DEN DEN Köln (GER) 24 AUG 1997
1:41.24 Wilson KIPKETER 12 DEC 1972 DEN DEN Zürich (SUI) 13 AUG 1997
1:41.73 Wilson KIPKETER 12 DEC 1972 DEN DEN Stockholm (SWE) 07 JUL 1997
1:41.73 Sebastian COE 29 SEP 1956 GBR GBR Firenze (ITA) 10 JUN 1981
1:42.33 Sebastian COE 29 SEP 1956 GBR GBR Oslo (NOR) 05 JUL 1979
1:43.4h Alberto JUANTORENA 03 DEC 1950 CUB CUB Sofia (BUL) 21 AUG 1977
1:43.50 Alberto JUANTORENA 03 DEC 1950 CUB CUB Olympic Stadium, Montreal (CAN) 25 JUL 1976
1:43.7h Marcello FIASCONARO 19 JUL 1949 ITA ITA Milano (ITA) 27 JUN 1973
1:44.3h David WOTTLE 07 AUG 1950 USA USA Eugene, OR (USA) 01 JUL 1972
1:44.3h Ralph DOUBELL 11 FEB 1945 AUS AUS Estadio Olímpico, Ciudad de México (MEX) 15 OCT 1968
1:44.3h Peter SNELL 17 DEC 1938 NZL NZL Christchurch (NZL) 03 FEB 1962
1:45.7h Roger MOËNS 26 APR 1930 BEL BEL Oslo (NOR) 03 AUG 1955
1:46.6h Rudolf HARBIG 08 NOV 1913 GER GER Milano (ITA) 15 JUL 1939
1:48.4h Sydney WOODERSON 30 AUG 1914 GBR GBR Motspur Park (GBR) 20 AUG 1938
1:49.6h Elroy ROBINSON 04 JAN 1913 USA USA New York, NY (USA) 11 JUL 1937
1:49.7h Glenn CUNNINGHAM 04 AUG 1909 USA USA Stockholm (SWE) 20 AUG 1936
1:49.8h Ben EASTMAN 09 JUL 1911 USA USA Princeton, NJ (USA) 16 JUN 1934
1:49.8h Tom HAMPSON 28 OCT 1907 GBR GBR Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA (USA) 02 AUG 1932
1:50.6h Séra MARTIN 02 JUL 1906 FRA FRA Colombes (FRA) 04 JUL 1928
1:51.6h y Otto PELTZER 08 MAR 1900 GER GER London (GBR) 03 JUL 1926
1:51.9h Ted MEREDITH 14 NOV 1891 USA USA Olympiastadion, Stockholm (SWE) 08 JUL 1912

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.