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World Record Progression, men 800m

A. Officially ratified by IAAF

1′ 40″ 91. David Lekuta Rudisha, KEN, 09 Aug 12, London

1′ 41″ 01. David Lekuta Rudisha, KEN, 29 Aug 10, Rieti

1′ 41″ 09. David Lekuta Rudisha, KEN, 22 Aug 10, Berlin

1′ 41″ 11. Wilson Kipketer, DEN, 24 Jul 97, Köln

1′ 41″ 24. Wilson Kipketer, DEN, 13 Aug 97, Zürich

1′ 41″73 Wilson Kipketer, DEN, 07 Jul 97 Stockholm

1′ 41″ 73. Sebastian Coe, GBR, 10 Jun 81, Florence

1′ 42″ 33. Sebastian Coe, GBR, 05 Jul 79, Oslo

1′ 43″ 44. Alberto Juantorena, CUB, 21 Aug 77, Sofia.

1′ 43″ 50. Alberto Juantorena, CUB 16 Jul 76, Montreal.

Hand timing

1′ 44″ 1y Rick Wohlhuter, USA, 08 Jun 74, Eugene

1′ 43″ 7 Marcello Fiasconaro, ITA, 27 Jun 73, Milano

1′ 44″ 6y Rick Wohlhuter, USA, 27 May 73, Los Angeles

1′ 44″ 3 David Wottle, USA, 01 Jul 72, Eugene

1′ 44″ 3 Ralph Doubell, AUS, 15 Oct 68, Mexico City

1′ 44″ 3 Peter Snell, NZL, 02 Feb 62, Christchurch

1′ 45″ 7 Roger Moens, BEL, 03 Aug 55, Oslo

1′ 46″ 6 Rudolf Harbig, GER, 15 Jun 39, Milano

1′ 48″ 4 Sydney Wooderson, GBR, 20 Aug 38, Motspur Park

1′ 49″ 6 Elroy Robinson, USA, 11 Jul 37, New York

1′ 49″ 7 Glenn Cunningham, USA 20 Aug, 36, Stockholm

1′ 49″ 8 Benjamin Eastman, USA, 16 Jun 34, Princeton

1′ 49″ 8 Thomas Hampson, GBR, 02 Aug 32, Los Angeles

1′ 50″ 6 Sera Martin, FRA, 14 Jul 28, Paris

1′ 51″ 6y Otto Peltzer, GER, 03 Jul 26, London

1′ 51″ 9 Ted Meredith, USA, 08 Jul 12, Stockholm

B. Performances statistically valid, but unratified for various resons

1′ 44″ 3y Jim Ryun, USA, 06 Oct 66, Terre Haute

1′ 50″ 0 Benjamin Eastman, 04 Jun 32, San Francisco

1′ 51″ 4 Lloyd Hahn, USA, 07 Jul 28, Cambridge, Mass

y denotes 880 yards (= 804.68 m)

C. Unofficial progression before IAAF

1.52.1y Emilio Lunghi, ITA, 15 Sep 1909, Montreal

1.52.8 Melvin Sheppard, USA, 21 Jul 1908, London

1.53.4y Charles Kilpatrick, USA, 21 Sep 1895, New York

1.54.5y Walter Dohm, USA, 19 Sep 1891, New York

1.54.6y Francis Cross, GBR, 09 Mar 1888, Oxford

1.55.4y Lawrence Myers, USA, 03 Oct 1885, New York

1.55.4y Lawrence Myers, USA, 07 Jul 1884, Birmingham

1.55.6y Lawrence Myers, USA, 16 Sep 1882, New York

1.55.6y Lawrence Myers, USA, 08 Oct 1881, New York

1.55.8y Lawrence Myers, USA, 02 Jul 1881, London

1.56.2y Lawrence Myers, USA, 17 Jul 1880, New York

1.57.5y Fred Elborough, GBR, 07 Oct 1876, London

1.58.2y Walter Slade, GBR, 10 Jun 1876, Belfast

1.58.8y Walter Slade, GBR, 06 Jun 1876, Dublin

1.59.5y Walter Slade, GBR, 05 Jun 1876, Dublin

1.59.8y Arthur Pelham, GBR, 26 Mar 1873, Cambridge

2.01.0y Thomas Christie, USA, 27 Mar 1872, London

2.01.0y George Templer, USA, 27 Mar 1872, London

2.01.0y Kinross Gair, GBR, 26 Jun 1867, Edinburgh

2.02.4y Francis Pelham, GBR, 23 Mar 1867, Cambridge

2.02.5y Percy Thornton, GBR, 16 Dec 1865, London

2.03.0y Percy Thornton, GBR, 16 Dec 1865, London

2.03.0y Charlie Grey, IRL, 27 Jun 1861, Dublin

2.04.0y Wiliam Way, GBR, 25 Nin 1859, Oxford

2.05.0y J. Blackwood, GBR, 25 Apr 1857, Addiscombe

2.06.0y A. Wood, GBR, 1830

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