600 metres


The 600 metres is a rarely run middle-distance running event in track and field competitions. It is most often run at high school indoor track and field competitions.

Athletics
600 metres
World records
Men Johnny Gray 1:12.81 (1986)
Women Caster Semenya 1:21.77 (2017)

All-time top 25


  • i = indoor performance
  • A = affected by altitude
  • h = hand timing

Men

  • Correct as of April 2021.[1]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:12.81 Johnny Gray  United States 24 May 1986 Santa Monica
2 1:13.10 David Rudisha  Kenya 5 June 2016 Birmingham
3 1:13.21 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse  France 5 June 2016 Birmingham
4 1:13.28 Duane Solomon  United States 1 July 2013 Burnaby
5 1:13.49 Joseph Mutua Mwengi  Kenya 27 August 2002 Naimette-Xhovémont
6 1:13.77 i Donavan Brazier  United States 24 February 2019 Staten Island [2]
7 1:13.80 Earl Jones  United States 24 May 1986 Santa Monica
8 1:13.9 h Raidel Acea  Cuba 20 April 2013 Havana
9 1:14.15 David Mack  United States 24 May 1986 Santa Monica
10 1:14.3 h A Lee Evans  United States 31 August 1968 Echo Summit
11 1:14.33 Charles Jock  United States 24 June 2015 Portland
12 1:14.41 Andrea Longo  Italy 30 August 2000 Rovereto
Matt Scherer  United States 15 June 2008 Eugene
14 1:14.47 Nick Symmonds  United States 15 June 2008 Eugene
15 1:14.48 Trinity Gray  United States 30 August 2000 Rovereto
16 1:14.52 Ryan Sánchez  Puerto Rico 16 March 2019 Gurabo [3]
17 1:14.55 Adam Kszczot  Poland 5 August 2009 Lahti
18 1:14.6 h A Larry James  United States 31 August 1968 Echo Summit
19 1:14.72 André Bucher   Switzerland 1 September 1999 Bellinzona
Gary Reed  Canada 2 September 2003 Naimette-Xhovémont
21 1:14.79 A António Manuel Reina  Spain 28 July 2012 Avila
Michael Saruni  Kenya 19 January 2018 Albuquerque [4]
1:14.79 Mohamed Ali Gouaned  Algeria 26 March 2021 Algiers [5][6]
24 1:14.8 h A Mark Winzenried  United States 31 August 1968 Echo Summit
25 1:14.84 James Robinson  United States 21 July 1984 Sacramento
Casimir Loxsom  United States 1 July 2013 Burnaby
Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:14.69:

Women

  • Correct as of February 2019.[7]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:21.77 Caster Semenya  South Africa 27 August 2017 Berlin [8]
2 1:22.39 Ajee' Wilson  United States 27 August 2017 Berlin [9]
3 1:22.63 Ana Fidelia Quirot  Cuba 25 July 1997 Guadalajara
4 1:22.87 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 27 August 2002 Naimette-Xhovémont
5 1:23.18 Francine Niyonsaba  Burundi 27 August 2017 Berlin [10]
6 1:23.35 Pamela Jelimo  Kenya 5 July 2012 Naimette-Xhovémont
7 1:23.44 i Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 1 February 2004 Moscow
8 1:23.5 h A Doina Melinte  Romania 27 July 1986 Poiana Brasov
9 1:23.57 i Athing Mu  United States 24 February 2019 Staten Island [11]
10 1:23.59 i Alysia Montaño  United States 16 February 2013 New York City [12]
11 1:23.78 Natalya Khrushchelyova  Russia 2 September 2003 Naimette-Xhovémont
1:23.78+ Anita Weiß  German Democratic Republic 24 July 1976 Montréal [13]
13 1:24.00 i A Courtney Okolo  United States 5 March 2017 Albuquerque [14]
14 1:24.02 i Yuliya Rusanova  Russia 6 February 2011 Moscow
15 1:24.17 Michelle Ballentine  Jamaica 3 August 2004 Naimette-Xhovémont
16 1:24.36 Marilyn Okoro  Great Britain 5 July 2012 Naimette-Xhovémont
17 1:24.4 h Patrizia Spuri  Italy 29 September 1999 Rieti
18 1:24.56 Martina Steuk  German Democratic Republic 1 August 1981 Erfurt
19 1:24.7 h i Nadiya Olizarenko  Ukraine 22 February 1987 Moscow
20 1:24.82 Helena Fuchsová  Czech Republic 17 September 2000 Gold Coast
21 1:24.85 Ines Vogelgesang  German Democratic Republic 31 July 1983 Berlin
22 1:24.88 i Raevyn Rogers  United States 24 February 2019 Staten Island [15]
23 1:25.04 Joanna Jóźwik  Poland 9 August 2015 Szczecin
24 1:25.05 Luciana de Paula Mende  Brazil 3 August 2004 Naimette-Xhovémont
25 1:25.2 h Vera Nikolić  Serbia June 1967 Belgrade
Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:25.20:

References


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  2. Jon Mulkeen; Bob Ramsak (25 February 2019). "Brazier clocks 600m world best in New York, Lisek and Kendricks clear 5.93m world lead in Clermont Ferrand: Weekend indoor round-up". IAAF. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. "Ryan Sánchez obtiene el récord mundial en los 600 metros". primerahora.com (in Spanish). 16 March 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  4. "600m Results". liverunningresults.com. 19 January 2017. Archived from the original on 22 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  5. "Profile Mohamed Ali Gouaned". World Athletics. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  6. "Algeria winter championships, Bordj ElKiffen, Algiers 26-27/03/2021". africathle.com. 27 March 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
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  8. "600m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
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  10. "600m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  11. Jon Mulkeen; Bob Ramsak (25 February 2019). "Brazier clocks 600m world best in New York, Lisek and Kendricks clear 5.93m world lead in Clermont Ferrand: Weekend indoor round-up". IAAF. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  12. "600 Metres Results". www.branchsportstech.com. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  13. "All-time women's best 600m split during 800m race". alltime-athletics.com. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  14. "Merritt among Olympic stars to win in US". supersport.com. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  15. Jon Mulkeen; Bob Ramsak (25 February 2019). "Brazier clocks 600m world best in New York, Lisek and Kendricks clear 5.93m world lead in Clermont Ferrand: Weekend indoor round-up". IAAF. Retrieved 25 February 2019.