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800 metres

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800 metres

800 metres final in Daegu 2011.

Men's records

World David Rudisha 1:40.91 (2012)

Olympic David Rudisha 1:40.91 (2012)

Women's records

World Jarmila Kratochvílová 1:53.28 (1983)

Olympic Nadezhda Olizarenko 1:53.43 (1980)

The 800 metres, or 800-meter run, is a common track running event. It is the shortest common middle-
distance running event. The 800 metres is run over two laps of the track (400 metre track) and has been an
Olympic event since the first games in 1896. During indoor track season the event is usually run on a 200
metre track, therefore requiring four laps.
The event was derived from the imperial measurement of a half a mile, a traditional English racing distance.
Imperial racing distances were common in the United States. American high schools (in the name of
the NFHS) were the last to convert to metric distances in 1980, following the NCAA's conversion in 1976.
Countries associated to the English system converted to metric distances after the 1966 Commonwealth
Games. 800 m is 4.67 m less than half a mile.
The event combines aerobic endurance with anaerobic conditioning and sprint speed. Both the aerobic
and anaerobic systemsare being taxed to a high extent, thus the 800 metre athlete is required to combine
training between both systems.

2 Women  6 References Race tactics[edit] The 800 m event is also known for its tactical racing techniques. Olympic champions Dave Wottle. Yuriy Borzakovskiy and others have defied that logic by running a more evenly paced race.1 Men o 3. Because the 800 m event is the shortest event that has all the runners converge on lane one.2 Women  5 Season's bests o 5.1 Men o 4. It is commonly believed that getting the first or second position early in the race is advantageous as these positions are not usually caught up in the pack. This can lead to the most exciting aspect of the 800 m which is its high probability of an upset. Runners in this event are often fast enough to compete in the 400 metres and/or the 4 × 400 metres relay but only Alberto Juantorena and Jarmila Kratochvílová have won major international titles at 400 m and 800 m. Contents [hide]  1 Race tactics  2 All-time top 25 fastest o 2.2 Women o 2. 400 m runners are usually encouraged to run the 200 metres while 800 m runners are encouraged to run the 1500 metres. All-time top 25 fastest[edit] See also: 800 metres world record progression Men[edit] As of July 2015 .2 Women  4 World Championships medalists o 4. If they are so inclined. positioning on the cut-in is critical to the outcome of the race.3 Juniors  3 Olympic medalists o 3. lagging behind the pack and kicking past the slowing early leaders.1 Men o 2. Often the winner of 800 m races at high levels are not determined by the strongest runner but instead by the athlete with the best positioning near the end of the race.1 Men o 5.

91 David Rudisha Kenya 9 August 2012 London [1] 2 1:41.Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Location Ref 1 1:40.23 Abubaker Kaki Khamis Sudan 4 June 2010 Oslo [2] 7 1:42.55 André Bucher Switzerland 17 August 2001 Zürich .53 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse France 18 July 2014 Fontvieille 14 1:42.34 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 8 September 2002 Rieti 9 1:42.77 Joaquim Cruz Brazil 26 August 1984 Cologne 6 1:42.11 Wilson Kipketer Denmark 24 August 1997 Cologne Sebastian Coe United Kingdom 10 June 1981 Florence 3 1:41.51 Amel Tuka Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 July 2015 Fontvieille [4] 13 1:42.73 Nijel Amos Botswana 9 August 2012 London [1] 5 1:41.47 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 24 August 2001 Brussels 11 1:42.28 Sammy Koskei Kenya 26 August 1984 Cologne 8 1:42.37 Mohammed Aman Ethiopia 6 September 2013 Brussels [3] 10 1:42.53 Timothy Kitum Kenya 9 August 2012 London 13 1:42.

62 Patrick Ndururi Kenya 17 August 2001 Zurich 18 1:42. Rank Time Athlete Country Date Location Ref 1 1:53.60 Johnny Gray United States 28 August 1985 Koblenz 17 1:42.67 Alfred Kirwa Yego Kenya 6 September 2009 Rieti 19 1:42.69 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa 3 September 2009 Brussels 20 1:42.82 Duane Solomon United States 9 August 2012 London 25 1:42.81 Jean-Patrick Nduwimana Burundi 17 August 2001 Zürich 24 1:42. 15 1:42.84 Ferguson Rotich Kenya 18 July 2014 Fontvieille Women[edit] As of November 2014.79 Frederick Onyancha Kenya 31 July 1996 Atlanta 22 1:42.79 Yusuf Saad Kamel Bahrain 29 July 2008 Fontvieille 23 1:42.58 Vebjørn Rodal Norway 31 July 1996 Atlanta 16 1:42.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová Czechoslovakia 26 July 1983 Munich 2 1:53.43 Nadezhda Olizarenko Soviet Union 27 July 1980 Moscow .69 Japheth Kimutai Kenya 3 September 2009 Brussels 21 1:42.

81 Olga Mineyeva Soviet Union 27 July 1980 Moscow 6 1:54.26 Sigrun Wodars East Germany 31 August 1987 Rome 11 1:55.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot Cuba 9 September 1989 Barcelona 5 1:54.46 Tatyana Providokhina Soviet Union 27 July 1980 Moscow Ellen Van Langen Netherlands 3 August 1992 Barcelona 15 1:55.94 Tatyana Kazankina Soviet Union 26 July 1976 Montreal 7 1:55.45 Caster Semenya South Africa 19 August 2009 Berlin 14 1:55.42 Nikolina Shtereva Bulgaria 26 July 1976 Rome 13 1:55.32 Christine Wachtel East Germany 31 August 1987 Rome 12 1:55.3 1:54.19 Jolanda Čeplak Slovenia 20 July 2002 Heusden-Zolder 10 1:55.56 Lyubov Gurina Soviet Union 31 August 1987 Rome .05 Doina Melinte Romania 1 August 1982 Bucharest Maria de Lurdes Mutola Mozambique 17 August 1994 Zürich 8 1:55.54 Dong Liu China 9 August 1993 Beijing 17 1:55.01 Pamela Jelimo Kenya 29 August 2008 Zürich 4 1:54.

Louis James Lightbody (USA) Howard Valentine (USA) Emil Breitkreutz (USA) details .60 Elfi Zinn East Germany 26 July 1976 Montreal 19 1:55. Zürich. Both marks coincidentally rank them as the third fastest ever. London.87 Mariya Savinova Russia 4 September 2011 Daegu Lyudmila Veselkova Soviet Union 8 September 1982 Athens 24 1:55.01.74 Anita Weiss East Germany 26 July 1976 Montreal Svetlana Masterkova Russia 18 June 1999 Moscow 22 1:55.69 Irina Podyalovskaya Soviet Union 22 June 1984 Kyiv 21 1:55. 9 August 2012) and Pamela Jelimo (1:54.96 Yekaterina Podkopayeva Soviet Union 27 July 1983 Leningrad Juniors[edit] World junior records (19 and under) are held by Nijel Amos (1:41. 29 August 2008). 18 1:55. Olympic medalists[edit] Men[edit] Games Gold Silver Bronze 1896 Athens Edwin Flack (AUS) Nándor Dáni (HUN) Dimitrios Golemis (GRE) details 1900 Paris Alfred Tysoe (GBR) John Cregan (USA) David Hall (USA) details 1904 St.73.68 Ella Kovacs Romania 2 June 1985 Bucharest 20 1:55.

1908 London Mel Sheppard (USA) Emilio Lunghi (ITA) Hanns Braun (GER) details 1912 Stockholm Ted Meredith (USA) Mel Sheppard (USA) Ira Davenport (USA) details 1920 Antwerp Albert Hill (GBR) Earl Eby (USA) Bevil Rudd (RSA) details 1924 Paris Douglas Lowe (GBR) Paul Martin (SUI) Schuyler Enck (USA) details 1928 Hermann Amsterdam Douglas Lowe (GBR) Erik Byléhn (SWE) details Engelhard (GER) 1932 Los Angeles Tommy Hampson (GBR) Alex Wilson (CAN) Phil Edwards (CAN) details 1936 Berlin John Woodruff (USA) Mario Lanzi (ITA) Phil Edwards (CAN) details 1948 London Mal Whitfield (USA) Arthur Wint (JAM) Marcel Hansenne (FRA) details 1952 Helsinki Mal Whitfield (USA) Arthur Wint (JAM) Heinz Ulzheimer (GER) details 1956 Melbourne Tom Courtney (USA) Derek Johnson (GBR) Audun Boysen (NOR) details 1960 Rome Peter Snell (NZL) Roger Moens (BEL) George Kerr (BWI) details 1964 Tokyo Peter Snell (NZL) Bill Crothers (CAN) Wilson Kiprugut (KEN) .

details 1968 Mexico City Ralph Doubell (AUS) Wilson Kiprugut (KEN) Tom Farrell (USA) details 1972 Munich Yevgeniy Dave Wottle (USA) Mike Boit (KEN) details Arzhanov (URS) 1976 Montreal Alberto Juantorena (CUB) Ivo Van Damme (BEL) Rick Wohlhuter (USA) details 1980 Moscow Steve Ovett (GBR) Sebastian Coe (GBR) Nikolay Kirov (URS) details 1984 Los Angeles Joaquim Cruz (BRA) Sebastian Coe (GBR) Earl Jones (USA) details 1988 Seoul details Paul Ereng (KEN) Joaquim Cruz (BRA) Saïd Aouita (MAR) 1992 Barcelona William Tanui (KEN) Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) Johnny Gray (USA) details 1996 Atlanta details Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) Hezekiél Sepeng (RSA) Fred Onyancha (KEN) 2000 Sydney Nils Schumann (GER) Wilson Kipketer (DEN) Djabir Saïd-Guerni (ALG) details 2004 Athens Mbulaeni details Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS) Wilson Kipketer (DEN) Mulaudzi (RSA) 2008 Beijing Wilfred Bungei (KEN) Ismail Ahmed Alfred Kirwa Yego (KEN) details .

Ismail (SUD) 2012 London details David Rudisha (KEN) Nigel Amos (BOT) Timothy Kitum (KEN) Women[edit] Games Gold Silver Bronze 1928 Amsterdam Lina Radke (GER) Kinuye Hitomi (JPN) Inga Gentzel (SWE) details 1932–1956 not included in the Olympic program 1960 Rome Lyudmila Brenda Jones (AUS) Ursula Donath (EUA) details Shevtsova (URS) 1964 Tokyo Maryvonne Ann Packer (GBR) Marise Chamberlain (NZL) details Dupureur (FRA) 1968 Mexico City Madeline Manning (USA) Ilona Silai (ROU) Mia Gommers (NED) details 1972 Munich Gunhild Hildegard Falck (FRG) Nijolė Sabaitė (URS) details Hoffmeister (GDR) 1976 Montreal Tatyana Kazankina (URS) Nikolina Shtereva (BUL) Elfi Zinn (GDR) details 1980 Moscow Nadezhda Tatyana Olga Mineyeva (URS) details Olizarenko (URS) Providokhina (URS) 1984 Los Doina Melinte (ROU) Kim Gallagher (USA) Fiţa Lovin (ROU) Angeles .

details 1988 Seoul Sigrun Wodars (GDR) Christine Wachtel (GDR) Kim Gallagher (USA) details 1992 Barcelona Ellen van Langen (NED) Liliya Nurutdinova (EUN) Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) details 1996 Atlanta Svetlana Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) Maria Mutola (MOZ) details Masterkova (RUS) 2000 Sydney Maria Mutola (MOZ) Stephanie Graf (AUT) Kelly Holmes (GBR) details 2004 Athens Kelly Holmes (GBR) Hasna Benhassi (MAR) Jolanda Čeplak (SLO) details 2008 Beijing details Pamela Jelimo (KEN) Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN) Hasna Benhassi (MAR) 2012 London Ekaterina details Mariya Savinova (RUS) Caster Semenya (RSA) Poistogova (RUS) World Championships medalists[edit] Men[edit] Championships Gold Silver Bronze 1983 Helsinki Willi Wülbeck (FRG) Rob Druppers (NED) Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1987 Rome Billy Konchellah (KEN) Peter Elliott (GBR) José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1991 Tokyo Billy Konchellah (KEN) José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) Mark Everett (USA) .

Yuriy Mbulaeni 2003 Saint-Denis Guerni (ALG) Borzakovskiy (RUS) Mulaudzi (RSA) Yuriy 2005 Helsinki Rashid Ramzi (BHR) William Yiampoy (KEN) Borzakovskiy (RUS) Alfred Kirwa Yuriy 2007 Osaka Gary Reed (CAN) Yego (KEN) Borzakovskiy (RUS) Mbulaeni Alfred Kirwa Yusuf Saad 2009 Berlin Mulaudzi (RSA) Yego (KEN) Kamel (BHR) Yuriy 2011 Daegu David Rudisha (KEN) Abubaker Kaki (SUD) Borzakovskiy (RUS) Mohammed 2013 Moscow Nick Symmonds (USA) Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI) Aman (ETH) Women[edit] Championships Gold Silver Bronze .1993 Stuttgart Paul Ruto (KEN) Giuseppe D'Urso (ITA) Billy Konchellah (KEN) Arthémon 1995 Gothenburg Wilson Kipketer (DEN) Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) Hatungimana (BDI) 1997 Athens Wilson Kipketer (DEN) Norberto Téllez (CUB) Rich Kenah (USA) Djabir Saïd- 1999 Seville Wilson Kipketer (DEN) Hezekiél Sepeng (RSA) Guerni (ALG) 2001 Edmonton André Bucher (SUI) Wilfred Bungei (KEN) Paweł Czapiewski (POL) Djabir Saïd.

Maria Kelly Natalya Denis Mutola (MOZ) Holmes (GBR) Khrushchelyova (RUS) Zulia Hasna Tatyana 2005 Helsinki Calatayud (CUB) Benhassi (MAR) Andrianova (RUS) . Jarmila Lyubov Yekaterina 1983 Helsinki Kratochvílová (TCH) Gurina (URS) Podkopayeva (URS) Sigrun Christine 1987 Rome Lyubov Gurina (URS) Wodars (GDR) Wachtel (GDR) Lilia Ana Fidelia 1991 Tokyo Ella Kovacs (ROU) Nurutdinova (URS) Quirot (CUB) Maria Lyubov 1993 Stuttgart Ella Kovacs (ROU) Mutola (MOZ) Gurina (RUS) 1995 Ana Fidelia Letitia Kelly Holmes (GBR) Gothenburg Quirot (CUB) Vriesde (SUR) Ana Fidelia Yelena 1997 Athens Maria Mutola (MOZ) Quirot (CUB) Afanasyeva (RUS) Ludmila Maria Svetlana 1999 Seville Formanová (CZE) Mutola (MOZ) Masterkova (RUS) Maria Stephanie 2001 Edmonton Letitia Vriesde (SUR) Mutola (MOZ) Graf (AUT) 2003 Saint.

2015 . Janeth Hasna 2007 Osaka Mayte Martínez (ESP) Jepkosgei (KEN) Benhassi (MAR) Caster Janeth Jennifer 2009 Berlin Semenya (RSA) Jepkosgei (KEN) Meadows (GBR) Mariya Caster Janeth 2011 Daegu Savinova (RUS) Semenya (RSA) Jepkosgei (KEN) Eunice Jepkoech Mariya Brenda 2013 Moscow Sum (KEN) Savinova (RUS) Martinez (USA) Season's bests[edit] As of June 5.

94 Tatyana Kazankina (URS) Montreal 1977 1:57.43 Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS) Moscow 1981 1:56.80 Tatyana Providokhina (URS) Prague 1979 1:56.2 Totka Petrova (BUL) Paris 1980 1:53.05 Doina Melinte (ROU) Bucharest .Men[edit] Year Time Time Athlete Location Ref 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1:54.98 Lyudmila Veselkova (URS) Leningrad 1982 1:55.39 Ileana Silai (ROU) Bucharest 1978 1:55.

82 Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) Cologne .2 Doina Melinte (ROU) Bucharest 1987 1:55.54 Ellen van Langen (NED) Barcelona 1993 1:55.04 Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) Monaco 1997 1:54.26 Sigrun Wodars (GDR) Rome Inna Yevseyeva (URS) Kiev 1988 1:56.87 Sigrun Wodars (GDR) Split 1991 1:57.00 Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS) Kharkov 1989 1:54.72 Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) Monaco 1996 1:56.68 Ella Kovacs (ROU) Bucharest 1986 1:56.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) Munich 1984 1:55.19 Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) Zürich 1995 1:55.23 Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) Kiev 1992 1:55.69 Irina Podyalovskaya (URS) Kiev 1985 1:55.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) Barcelona 1990 1:55.43 Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) Stuttgart 1994 1:55.1983 1:53.