Australian Aths History

Australian IAAF World Record Holders & World Best Performances

as at January 2008

NameStateDOBDeceasedMark  PlaceDate
WORLD RECORDS - MEN
100 YARDS
Hec HoganQld11-Jul-19312-Sep-19609.3 Sydney13-Mar-1954
 
800 METRES
Ralph DoubellVic11-Feb-19451.44.3
1.44.40
 Mexico City15-Oct-1968
 
1,500 METRES
John LandyVic12-Apr-19303.41.8 Turku21-Jun-1954
Herb ElliottWA25-Feb-19383.36.0 Goteborg28-Aug-1958
Elliott3.35.6 Rome6-Sep-1960
 
1 MILE
John LandyVic12-Apr-19303.58.0 Turku21-Jun-1954
Herb ElliottWA25-Feb-19383.54.5 Dublin6-Aug-1958
 
2 MILES
Albie ThomasNSW8-Feb-19358.32.0 Dublin7-Aug-1958
Ron ClarkeVic21-Feb-19378.19.8 Vasteras27-Jun-1967
Clarke8.19.6 London24-Aug-1968
 
3 MILES
Albie ThomasNSW8-Feb-193513.10.8 Dublin9-Jul-1958
Ron ClarkeVic21-Feb-193713.07.6 Melbourne3-Dec-1964
Clarke13.00.4 Los Angeles4-Jun-1965
Clarke12.52.4 London10-Jul-1965
Clarke12.50.4 Stockholm5-Jul-1966
 
5,000 METRES
Ron ClarkeVic21-Feb-193713.34.8 Hobart16-Jan-1965
Clarke13.33.6 Auckland1-Feb-1965
Clarke13.25.8 Los Angeles4-Jun-1965
Clarke13.16.6 Stockholm5-Jul-1966
 
6 MILES
Dave StephensVic11-Nov-192827.54.0 Melbourne25-Jan-1956
Ron ClarkeVic21-Feb-193727.17.8 Melbourne18-Dec-1963
Clarke26.47.0 Oslo14-Jul-1965
 
10,000 METRES
Ron ClarkeVic21-Feb-193728.15.6 Melbourne18-Dec-1963
Clarke27.39.4 Oslo14-Jul-1965
 
10 MILES
Ron ClarkeVic21-Feb-193747.12.8 Melbourne3-Mar-1965
 
20,000 METRES
Ron ClarkeVic21-Feb-193759.22.8 Geelong27-Oct-1965
 
1 HOUR RUN
Ron ClarkeVic21-Feb-193720,232m Geelong27-Oct-1965
 
MARATHON
Derek ClaytonVic17-Nov-19422:09.36.4 Fukuoka3-Dec-1967
Clayton2:08.33.6 Antwerp30-May-1969
Rob de CastellaVic27-Feb-19572:08.18.0 Fukuoka6-Dec-1981
 
3,000 METRES STEEPLECHASE
Kerry O'BrienSA17-Apr-19468.22.0
8.21.98
 Berlin4-Jul-1970
 
4x110 YARDS RELAY
AustraliaAUS39.9 Melbourne15-Mar-1964
Bob LayNSW20-Mar-1944
Gary HoldsworthVic1-Aug-1941
Tony DavisVic20-Apr-1941
Bill EarleVic4-Mar-1941
 
4x1 MILE RELAY
AustraliaAUS16.25.6 Melbourne22-Mar-1959
Dennis WilsonNSW4-Jan-1936
Albie ThomasNSW8-Feb-1935
John MurrayVic24-Feb-1934
Herb ElliottWA25-Feb-1938
 
TRIPLE JUMP
Nick WinterNSW25-Aug-18947-May-195515.52m Paris12-Jul-1924
Jack MetcalfeNSW3-Dec-191216-Jan-199415.78m Sydney14-Dec-1935
        
50 KM WALK
Nathan DeakesVIC17-Aug-1977  3:35:47 Geelong 2-Dec-2006
 
NameStateDate of BirthDeceasedMark  PlaceDate of Perf.
WORLD RECORDS - WOMEN
60 METRES
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-19387.2 Sydney27-Feb-1960
Denise RobertsonQld15-Dec-19527.2 Melbourne16-Dec-1975
 
100 YARDS
Decima NormanWA4-Feb-190929-Aug-198311.0 Morrisville18-Mar-1939
Marjorie JacksonNSW13-Sep-193110.8 Adelaide4-Jan-1950
Jackson10.8 Auckland4-Feb-1950
Jackson10.7 Newcastle31-Mar-1950
Jackson10.4 Sydney8-Mar-1952
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-193810.4 Sydney1-Mar-1958
 
100 METRES
Marjorie JacksonNSW13-Sep-193111.5
11.65
 Helsinki22-Jul-1952
Jackson11.4 Gifu4-Oct-1952
Shirley StricklandWA18-Jul-192517-Feb-200411.3 Warsaw4-Aug-1955
 
200 METRES
Marjorie JacksonNSW13-Sep-193123.6
23.74
 Helsinki25-Jul-1952
Jackson23.4
23.59
 Helsinki25-Jul-1952
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-193823.2 Sydney16-Sep-1956
Margaret BurvillWA2-Oct-1941 22.9 Perth22-Feb-1964
 
220 YARDS
Marjorie JacksonNSW13-Sep-193124.3 Auckland9-Feb-1950
Marjorie Jackson NelsonNSW13-Sep-193124.0 Vancouver5-Aug-1954
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-193823.6 Perth18-Jan-1958
Cuthbert23.5 Sydney8-Mar-1958
Marlene MathewsNSW14-Feb-193423.4 Sydney22-Mar-1958
Cuthbert23.2 Hobart7-Mar-1960
Margaret BurvillWA2-Oct-194123.2 Perth12-Jan-1963
Burvill22.9 Perth22-Feb-1964
 
440 YARDS
Marlene MathewsNSW14-Feb-193457.0 Sydney6-Jan-1957
Nancy BoyleVic3-Feb-193256.3 Sydney24-Feb-1957
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-193855.6 Sydney17-Jan-1959
Cuthbert54.3 Sydney21-Mar-1959
Cuthbert53.5 Melbourne11-Mar-1963
Cuthbert53.3 Brisbane23-Mar-1963
Judy AmooreVic25-Jun-194052.4 Perth27-Feb-1965
 
800 METRES
Dixie WillisWA13-Dec-19412.01.2 Perth3-Mar-1962
Judy Amoore PollockVic25-Jun-19402.01.0 Helsinki28-Jun-1967
 
880 YARDS
Dixie WillisWA13-Dec-19412.02.0 Perth3-Mar-1962
Judy Amoore PollockVic25-Jun-19402.02.0 Stockholm5-Jul-1967
 
80 METRES HURDLES
Shirley StricklandWA18-Jul-192517-Feb-200411.0
11.24
 Helsinki23-Jul-1952
Strickland10.9
11.01
 Helsinki24-Jul-1952
Norma Austin ThrowerSA5-Feb-193610.6 Brisbane26-Mar-1960
Betty MooreNSW21-Nov-193410.5 Kassel25-Aug-1962
Pam KilbornVic12-Aug-193910.5 Osaka25-Oct-1964
Kilborn10.4 Melbourne6-Feb-1965
 
100 METRES HURDLES
Pam Kilborn RyanVic12-Aug-193912.5
12.93
 Warsaw28-Jun-1972
 
200 METRES HURDLES
Maureen CairdNSW19-Sep-195127.1 Sydney24-May-1969
Pam KilbornVic12-Aug-193926.1 Singapore11-Oct-1969
Kilborn26.0 Brisbane9-Nov-1969
Kilborn25.8 Melbourne17-Dec-1969
Pam Kilborn RyanVic12-Aug-193925.7 Melbourne25-Nov-1971
 
4x100 METRES RELAY
Australia AUS 46.1
46.23
 Helsinki27-Jul-1952
Shirley StricklandWA18-Jul-192517-Feb-2004
Verna JohnstonWA18-Mar
Winsome CrippsVic9-Feb-193130-May-1997
Marjorie JacksonNSW13-Sep-1931
Australia AUS 44.9
45.00
 Melbourne1-Dec-1956
Shirley StricklandWA18-Jul-192517-Feb-2004
Norma CrokerQld11-Sep-1934
Fleur MellorNSW13-Jul-1936
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-1938
Australia AUS 44.5
44.65
 Melbourne1-Dec-1956
Shirley StricklandWA18-Jul-192517-Feb-2004
Norma CrokerQld11-Sep-1934
Fleur MellorNSW13-Jul-1936
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-1938
 
4X110 YARDS RELAY
Australia AUS 46.9 London5-Jul-1952
Shirley StricklandWA18-Jul-192517-Feb-2004
Verna JohnstonWA18-Mar-1930
Winsome CrippsVic9-Feb-193130-May-1997
Marjorie JacksonNSW13-Sep-1931
Australia AUS 46.3 London4-Aug-1952
Shirley StricklandWA18-Jul-192517-Feb-2004
Verna JohnstonWA18-Mar-1930
Winsome CrippsVic9-Feb-193130-May-1997
Marjorie JacksonNSW13-Sep-1931
Australia AUS 45.6 Sydney5-Dec-1956
Shirley StricklandWA18-Jul-192517-Feb-2004
Norma CrokerQld11-Sep-1934
Fleur MellorNSW13-Jul-1936
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-1938
 
4x220 YARDS RELAY
AustraliaAUS
Marlene MathewsNSW14-Feb-19341.36.3 Sydney5-Dec-1956
Norma CrokerQld11-Sep-1934
Fleur MellorNSW13-Jul-1936
Betty CuthbertNSW20-Apr-1938
AustraliaAUS1.35.8 Brisbane9-Nov-1969
Marion HoffmanQld29-Sep-1949
Raelene BoyleVic24-Jun-1951
Pam KilbornVic12-Aug-1939
Jenny LamyNSW28-Feb-1949
 
POLE VAULT
Emma GeorgeVic1-Nov-19744.25m Melbourne30-Nov-1995
George4.28m Perth17-Dec-1995
George4.41m Perth28-Jan-1996
George4.42m Reims29-Jun-1996
George4.45m Sapporo14-Jul-1996
George4.50m Melbourne8-Feb-1997
George4.55m Melbourne20-Feb-1997
George4.57m North Shore21-Feb-1998
George4.58m Melbourne14-Mar-1998
George4.59m Brisbane21-Mar-1998
George4.60m Sydney20-Feb-1999
 
JAVELIN THROW
Anna Wojtaszek PazeraSA25-Nov-193657.40m Cardiff24-Jul-1958
 
5,000 METRES WALK
Sue Orr CookVic23-Apr-195822.45.6 Adelaide24-Apr-1982
Kerry SaxbyNSW2-Jun-196120.55.76 Sydney10-Jan-1988
Saxby20.45.32 Perth27-Mar-1988
Saxby20.32.75 Brisbane19-Mar-1989
Saxby20.17.19 Sydney14-Jan-1990
Kerry Saxby JunnaNSW2-Jun-196120.13.26 Hobart23-Feb-1996
 
10,000 METRES WALK
Sue Orr CookVic23-Apr-195845.47.0 Leicester14-Sep-1983
Kerry SaxbyNSW2-Jun-196143.26.12 Canberra26-Jan-1989
Saxby42.25.2 Bergen26-May-1990
 
NameState  Date of BirthDeceasedMark  Place    Date of Perf.
INDOOR WORLD RECORDS - WOMEN
POLE VAULT
Emma GeorgeVic1-Nov-19744.30m Melbourne10-Dec-1996
George4.40m Melbourne10-Dec-1996
George4.47m Adelaide7-Mar-1998
George4.50m Adelaide26-Mar-1998
George4.55m Adelaide26-Mar-1998
 
3,000 METRES WALK
Kerry SaxbyNSW2-Jun-196112.01.65 Budapest14-Mar-1989
 
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Progression of World Best Performances and official IAAF World Records: Compiler Richard Hymans
Bert Gardiner
Graham Thomas
Athletics Australia
David Tarbotton
Compiled by:
Paul Jenes AA Statistician

 

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