60 metres hurdles


60 metres hurdles is a distance in hurdling which is generally run in indoor competitions. It is equivalent with the first 60 metres including the first 5 hurdles of a standard outdoor hurdle race. The current women's and men's world records are 7.68 seconds (Susanna Kallur) and 7.29 seconds (Grant Holloway), respectively.

Athletes running the 60m hurdles at the BW Bank Meeting in Karlsruhe, 2010

Area records


Indoor results only. Updated February 2021.[1]

Area Men Women
Time Athlete Nation Time Athlete Nation
Africa7.52Shaun Bownes South Africa7.82Glory Alozie Nigeria
Asia7.41Liu Xiang China7.82Olga Shishigina Kazakhstan
Europe7.30Colin Jackson United Kingdom7.68Susanna Kallur Sweden
North, Central America and Caribbean7.29Grant Holloway United States7.70Sharika Nelvis
Kendra Harrison
 United States
Oceania7.73Kyle Vander-Kuyp Australia7.73Sally Pearson Australia
South America7.60Márcio de Souza
Gabriel Constantino
 Brazil7.91Yvette Lewis Panama

All-time top 25 men


  • Updated February 2021.[2]
  • A = affected by altitude
Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 7.29 Grant Holloway  United States 24 February 2021 Madrid [3]
2 7.30 Colin Jackson  Great Britain 6 March 1994 Sindelfingen
3 7.33 Dayron Robles  Cuba 8 February 2008 Düsseldorf
4 7.36 Allen Johnson  United States 3 March 2004 Budapest
Terrence Trammell  United States 14 March 2010 Doha
7.36 [4] Greg Foster  United States 16 January 1987 Los Angeles
7 7.37 Roger Kingdom  United States 8 March 1989 Piraeus
Anier García Cuba9 February 2000Piraeus
Tony Dees  United States 18 February 2000 Chemnitz
David Oliver  United States 5 February 2011 Stuttgart
11 7.38 Mark Crear  United States 8 March 1998 Sindelfingen
Reggie Torian 27 February 1999 Atlanta
13 7.40 A Dexter Faulk  United States 25 February 2012 Albuquerque
7.40 [5] Yoel Hernández  Cuba 16 February 2000 Madrid
15 7.41 Mark McKoy  Canada 14 March 1993 Toronto
Courtney Hawkins  United States 12 March 1995 Barcelona
Falk Balzer  Germany 29 January 1999 Chemnitz
Liu Xiang  China 18 February 2012 Birmingham
Dimitri Bascou  France 13 February 2016 Berlin
Omar McLeod  Jamaica 20 March 2016 Portland
Daniel Roberts  United States 9 March 2019 Birmingham [6]
22 7.42 Igor Kazanovs  Latvia 25 February 1989 Moscow
Anthony Jarrett  Great Britain 19 February 1995 Liévin
Ladji Doucouré  France 26 February 2005 Liévin
Wilhelm Belocian  France 7 March 2021 Toruń [7]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or inferior to 7.39:

Note: Falk Balzer of Germany ran 7.34 with Colin Jackson second in 7.39 in 1999 in Stuttgart, but the race was annulled due to an uncalled false start by Balzer.

All-time top 25 women


  • Correct as of March 2021.[8]
Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 7.68Susanna Kallur Sweden10 February 2008Karlsruhe
2 7.69Ludmila Narozhilenko Soviet Union4 February 1990Chelyabinsk
3 7.70 A Sharika Nelvis  United States 18 February 2018 Albuquerque [9]
7.70 Kendra Harrison  United States 3 March 2018 Birmingham [10]
5 7.72 Lolo Jones  United States 13 March 2010 Doha
6 7.73 Cornelia Oschkenat East Germany25 February 1989Vienna
Sally Pearson Australia10 March 2012Istanbul
7.73 A Christina Manning  United States 18 February 2018 Albuquerque [11]
9 7.74 Yordanka Donkova Bulgaria14 February 1987Sofia
Michelle Freeman Jamaica3 February 1998Madrid
Gail Devers United States1 March 2003Boston
12 7.75 Bettine Jahn East Germany5 March 1983Budapest
Perdita Felicien Canada7 March 2004Budapest
14 7.76 Gloria Siebert  Germany 5 February 1988 Sindelfingen
Brianna Rollins  United States 12 March 2016 Portland
16 7.77 Zofia Bielczyk  Poland 1 March 1980 Sindelfingen
Nadine Visser  Netherlands 7 March 2021 Toruń [12]
18 7.78 Brigita Bukovec  Slovenia 7 February 1999 Stuttgart
19 7.79 A Kellie Wells  United States 27 February 2011 Albuquerque
7.79 Pamela Dutkiewicz  Germany 18 February 2017 Leipzig [13]
21 7.80 Carolin Nytra  Germany 4 March 2011 Paris
Tiffany Porter  Great Britain
7.80 A Nia Ali  United States 23 February 2014 Albuquerque
24 7.81 Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States 5 February 1989 Fairfax
25 7.82 Yelizaveta Chernyshova  Russia 5 March 1989 Budapest
Monique Éwanjé-Épée  France 23 February 1991 Paris
Glory Alozie  Nigeria 16 February 1999 Madrid
Olga Shishigina  Kazakhstan 21 February 1999 Liévin
Linda Khodadin  France 7 March 2004 Budapest
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Canada 6 February 2010 Stuttgart
7.82 A Janay DeLoach  United States 23 February 2014 Albuquerque
Jasmin Stowers  United States 5 March 2017 Albuquerque [14]
7.82 [15] Kimberly Carson  United States 16 February 2000 Madrid

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 7.76:

World Indoor Championships medalists


Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]
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 Stéphane Caristan (FRA)  Javier Moracho (ESP)  Jon Ridgeon (GBR)
1987 Indianapolis
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 Tonie Campbell (USA)  Stéphane Caristan (FRA)  Nigel Walker (GBR)
1989 Budapest
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 Roger Kingdom (USA)  Colin Jackson (GBR)  Igors Kazanovs (URS)
1991 Seville
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 Greg Foster (USA)  Igors Kazanovs (URS)  Mark McKoy (CAN)
1993 Toronto
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 Mark McKoy (CAN)  Colin Jackson (GBR)  Tony Dees (USA)
1995 Barcelona
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 Allen Johnson (USA)  Courtney Hawkins (USA)  Tony Jarrett (GBR)
1997 Paris
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 Anier García (CUB)  Colin Jackson (GBR)  Tony Dees (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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 Colin Jackson (GBR)  Reggie Torian (USA)  Falk Balzer (GER)
2001 Lisbon
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 Terrence Trammell (USA)  Anier García (CUB)  Shaun Bownes (RSA)
2003 Birmingham
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 Allen Johnson (USA)  Anier García (CUB)  Liu Xiang (CHN)
2004 Budapest
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 Allen Johnson (USA)  Liu Xiang (CHN)  Maurice Wignall (JAM)
2006 Moscow
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 Terrence Trammell (USA)  Dayron Robles (CUB)  Dominique Arnold (USA)
2008 Valencia
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 Liu Xiang (CHN)  Allen Johnson (USA)  Evgeniy Borisov (RUS)
 Staņislavs Olijars (LAT)
2010 Doha
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 Dayron Robles (CUB)  Terrence Trammell (USA)  David Oliver (USA)
2012 Istanbul
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 Aries Merritt (USA)  Liu Xiang (CHN)  Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA)
2014 Sopot
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 Omo Osaghae (USA)  Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA)  Garfield Darien (FRA)
2016 Portland
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 Omar McLeod (JAM)  Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA)  Dimitri Bascou (FRA)
2018 Birmingham
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 Andrew Pozzi (GBR)  Jarret Eaton (USA)  Aurel Manga (FRA)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)105419
2 Great Britain (GBR)2338
3 Cuba (CUB)2305
4 France (FRA)1348
5 China (CHN)1214
6 Canada (CAN)1012
 Jamaica (JAM)1012
8 Soviet Union (URS)0112
9 Spain (ESP)0101
10 Germany (GER)0011
 Latvia (LAT)0011
 Russia (RUS)0011
 South Africa (RSA)0011
Totals (13 nations)18181955

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]
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 Xénia Siska (HUN)  Laurence Elloy (FRA)  Anne Piquereau (FRA)
1987 Indianapolis
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 Cornelia Oschkenat (GDR)  Yordanka Donkova (BUL)  Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL)
1989 Budapest
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 Yelizaveta Chernyshova (URS)  Ludmila Narozhilenko (URS)  Cornelia Oschkenat (GDR)
1991 Seville
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 Ludmila Narozhilenko (URS)  Monique Ewanje (FRA)  Aliuska López (CUB)
1993 Toronto
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 Julie Baumann (SUI)  LaVonna Martin (USA)  Patricia Girard-Léno (FRA)
1995 Barcelona
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 Aliuska López (CUB)  Olga Shishiginia (KAZ)  Brigita Bukovec (SLO)
1997 Paris
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 Michelle Freeman (JAM)  Gillian Russell (JAM)  Cheryl Dickey (USA)
1999 Maebashi
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 Olga Shishigina (KAZ)  Glory Alozie (NGR)  Keturah Anderson (CAN)
2001 Lisbon
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 Anjanette Kirkland (USA)  Michelle Freeman (JAM)  Nicole Ramalalanirina (FRA)
2003 Birmingham
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 Gail Devers (USA)  Glory Alozie (ESP)  Melissa Morrison (USA)
2004 Budapest
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 Perdita Felicien (CAN)  Gail Devers (USA)  Linda Ferga-Khodadin (FRA)
2006 Moscow
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 Derval O'Rourke (IRL)  Glory Alozie (ESP)  Susanna Kallur (SWE)
2008 Valencia
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 LoLo Jones (USA)  Candice Davis (USA)  Anay Tejeda (RUS)
2010 Doha
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 LoLo Jones (USA)  Perdita Felicien (CAN)  Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (CAN)
2012 Istanbul
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 Sally Pearson (AUS)  Tiffany Porter (GBR)  Alina Talay (BLR)
2014 Sopot
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 Nia Ali (USA)  Sally Pearson (AUS)  Tiffany Porter (GBR)
2016 Portland
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 Nia Ali (USA)  Brianna Rollins (USA)  Tiffany Porter (GBR)
2018 Birmingham
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 Kendra Harrison (USA)  Christina Manning (USA)  Nadine Visser (NED)
  • A Known as the World Indoor Games

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)75214
2 Soviet Union (URS)2103
3 Jamaica (JAM)1203
4 Canada (CAN)1124
5 Australia (AUS)1102
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1102
7 Cuba (CUB)1012
 East Germany (GDR)1012
9 Hungary (HUN)1001
 Ireland (IRL)1001
  Switzerland (SUI)1001
12 France (FRA)0246
13 Spain (ESP)0202
14 Great Britain (GBR)0123
15 Bulgaria (BUL)0112
16 Nigeria (NGR)0101
17 Belarus (BLR)0011
 Netherlands (NED)0011
 Russia (RUS)0011
 Slovenia (SLO)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (21 nations)18181854

Season's bests


Notes

  1. Foster was recorded at 7.36 in Los Angeles - although he was not disqualified many observers thought he had the benefit of a false start
  2. Jackson was beaten by Mark McKoy in the Toronto race with a time of 7.41, however, although he was not disqualified many observers thought McKoy had the benefit of a false start
  3. This performance was at the European Indoor Championships. Alozie represented Spain having recently switched allegiance from Nigeria. She was subsequently disqualified as the required transfer formalities had not been properly completed. This fact does not affect the statistical validity of the performance

References


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