500 metres

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500 metres
World records
MenKenya David Rudisha 57.69 (2016)
WomenNetherlands Femke Bol 1:05.63 (2023)

The 500 metres is a rarely run middle-distance running event in track and field competitions.

All-time top 25

  • i = indoor performance
  • OT = oversized track (exceeding 200m in circumference)
  • A = affected by altitude
  • h = hand timing

Men

  • Correct as of December 2022.[1][2]
Rank Surface Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 Road 57.69 David Rudisha  Kenya 10 September 2016 Newcastle [3]
2 Road 57.91 Mark English  Ireland 10 September 2016 Newcastle [4]
3 Road 59.02 Martyn Rooney  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [4]
4 Road 59.18 Sebastian Rodger  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [5]
5 Road 59.26 Nijel Amos  Botswana 9 September 2017 Newcastle [6]
6 Road 59.30 Jack Green  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [5]
7 Track 59.32 Orestes Rodriguez  Cuba 5 February 2013 Havana [7]
8 Track i 59.83 Abdalleleh Haroun  Qatar 17 February 2016 Stockholm [8]
9 Track i 59.87 Brian Herron  United States 3 December 2022 Louisville [9]
10 Road 59.93 Elliot Giles  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [5]
11 Track i 1:00.06 Brycen Spratling  United States 14 February 2015 New York City
12 Track 1:00.08 Donato Sabia  Italy 26 May 1984 Busto Arsizio [10]
13 Track i 1:00.11 Vernon Norwood  United States 11 February 2017 New York City [11]
14 Track i 1:00.17 Ken Lowery  United States 16 January 1987 Indianapolis [12]
15 Track i 1:00.19 Mark Everett  United States 28 February 1992 New York City [13]
16 Track 1:00.35 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 3 August 2013 Cheb [14]
17 Track i 1:00.43 Mike Berry  United States 14 February 2015 New York City
18 Track i OT A 1:00.44 John Patterson  United States 8 March 1986 Flagstaff
19 Track i 1:00.45 Michael Franks  United States 16 January 1987 Indianapolis [15]
20 Track i 1:00.56 Vladimir Prosin  Soviet Union 21 March 1988 Moscow
21 Track i OT 1:00.58 Chris Giesting  United States 17 February 2013 Geneva
22 Track i 1:00.66 Jhon Perlaza  Colombia 23 January 2021 Lynchburg [16]
23 Track i 1:00.68 Jakub Krzewina  Poland 1 February 2015 Spała
24 Track i 1:00.70 Bershawn Jackson  United States 14 February 2015 New York City
25 Track i 1:00.71 Daniel Clarence  United States 8 March 1987 Gainesville
Track i 1:00.71 Onkabetse Nkobolo  Botswana 17 February 2016 Stockholm

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:00.71:

  • Mark English also ran 59.60 on a road (2015).
  • Colin Campbell ran a hand-timed 59.7 (at altitude) (1968).[17]
  • Pavel Maslák also ran 1:00.36 i (2014).
  • Brycen Spratling also ran also ran 1:00.37 on an oversized indoor track (2013).

Times rejected

  • Roddie Haley ran 59.82 i in Oklahoma City on 15 March 1986, but this time was rejected as a record due to an incorrectly measured track. Haley also ran a 59.90 i in Oklahoma City on 14 March 1987, but this time was rejected as a record for the same reason.

Women

Rank Surface Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 Track i 1:05.63 Femke Bol  Netherlands 4 February 2023 Boston [20]
2 Track 1:05.9 h Tatana Kocembova  Czechoslovakia 2 August 1984 Ostrava
3 Track i 1:06.31 Olesya Krasnomovets  Russia 7 January 2006 Yekaterinburg
4 Road 1:06.62 Lynsey Sharp  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [4]
5 Road 1:06.69 Perri Shakes-Drayton  Great Britain 9 September 2017 Newcastle [21]
6 Road 1:06.70 Anyika Onuora  Great Britain 9 September 2017 Newcastle [21]
7 Track i 1:06.76 Olga Zaytseva  Russia 7 January 2006 Yekaterinburg
8 Road 1:06.89 Shelayna Oskan-Clarke  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [4]
9 Road 1:07.19 Lisanne de Witte  Netherlands 9 September 2017 Newcastle [21]
10 Track i 1:07.34 Courtney Okolo  United States 11 February 2017 New York City [22]
11 Track i 1:07.36 Natalya Nazarova  Russia 8 January 2004 Moscow [23]
12 Road 1:07.45 Adelle Tracey  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [5]
13 Road 1:07.46 Christine Ohuruogu  Great Britain 6 September 2014 Newcastle [24]
14 Road 1:07.53 Laviai Nielsen  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [5]
15 Track i 1:07.67 Olga Nazarova  Soviet Union 1988 [23]
16 Track i 1:07.68 Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 7 January 2004 Yekaterinburg
17 Road 1:08.11 Eilidh Child  Great Britain 6 September 2014 Newcastle [24]
18 Road 1:08.19 Mary Abichi  Great Britain 8 September 2018 Gateshead [25]
19 Road 1:08.27 Seren Bundy-Davies  Great Britain 10 September 2016 Newcastle [5]
20 Road 1:08.29 Līga Velvere  Latvia 8 September 2018 Gateshead [25]
21 Track i 1:08.34 Leah Anderson  Jamaica 4 February 2023 Boston [26]
22 Track i 1:08.40 Sage Watson  Canada 3 February 2017 New York City [27]
23 Road 1:08.47 Jenny Meadows  Great Britain 6 September 2014 Newcastle [24]
24 Track i 1:08.59 Kennedy Simon  United States 3 December 2022 Louisville [28]
25 Track i 1:08.6 h Ana Ambraziene  Soviet Union 30 January 1988 Vilnius

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:08.6:

  • Anyika Onuora also ran 1:06.94 on a road (2018), and 1:07.04 on a road (2016).
  • Lynsey Sharp also ran 1:07.48 on a road (2017), 1:07.73 on a road (2018), and 1:08.05 on a road (2014).
  • Olga Kotlyarova also ran 1:07.74 i (2007).

References

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  17. ^ This was an informal competition.
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