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Men, 800 m
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated             - Then World Record
 
  2.01.0*y George Templer USA London Mar 27, 1872
  2.01.0*y Thomas Christie USA London Mar 27, 1872
  1.59.2y Lawrence Myers USA New York Jul 10, 1880  
  1.56.2y Lawrence Myers USA New York Jul 17, 1880
  1.55.8y Lawrence Myers USA London Jul 02, 1881
  1.55.6y Lawrence Myers USA New York Oct 08, 1881
  1.55.6*y Lawrence Myers USA New York Sep 16, 1882
  1.55.4y Lawrence Myers USA Birmingham Jul 07, 1884
  1.55.4*y Lawrence Myers USA New York Oct 03, 1885
1.55.2y Walter Dohm USA Travers Island Jun 20, 1889  
  1.54.5y Walter Dohm USA New York Sep 19, 1891
  1.53.4y Charles Kilpatrick USA New York Sep 21, 1895
  1.52.8 Melvin Sheppard USA London Jul 21, 1908
1.51.9 Ted Meredith USA Stockholm Jul 08, 1912
  1.51.4 Lloyd Hahn USA Cambridge Mass Jul 07, 1928
1.51.3 Benjamin Eastman USA Princeton Apr 09, 1932  
  1.50.0 Benjamin Eastman USA San Francisco Jun 04, 1932
1.49.8y Benjamin Eastman USA Princeton Jun 16, 1934
1.49.7 Glenn Cunningham USA Stockholm Aug 20, 1936
1.49.6y Elroy Robinson USA New York Jul 11, 1937
1.48.6 John Woodruff USA Compton Jun 07, 1940  
1.48.6* Malvin Whitfield USA Los Angeles Jun 27, 1952  
  1.48.0 Malvin Whitfield USA Göteborg Aug 06, 1952  
  1.47.9 Malvin Whitfield USA Turku Jul 17, 1953  
1.47.5y Lonnie Spurrier USA Berkeley Mar 26, 1955  
1.46.8 Tom Courtney USA Kouvola Jul 17, 1955  
1.46.7 Arnold Sowell USA Berkeley Jun 16, 1956  
1.46.4 Tom Courtney USA Los Angeles Jun 30, 1956  
1.46.0 Tom Courtney USA Gävle Jul 26, 1957  
1.45.8 Tom Courtney USA Oslo Aug 09, 1957  
  1.44.9*y Jim Ryun USA Terre Haute Oct 06, 1966
1.44.8 Ken Swenson USA Stuttgart Jul 16, 1970  
1.44.3* David Wottle USA Eugene Jul 01, 1972
1.44.6y Rick Wohlhuter USA Los Angeles May 27, 1973
1.44.1y Rick Wohlhuter USA Eugene Jun 08, 1974
1.43.9 Rick Wohlhuter USA Westwood Jun 22, 1974  
1.43.74* Johnny Gray USA Los Angeles Jun 19, 1984  
1.43.74 Earl Jones USA Los Angeles Jun 19, 1984  
1.43.28 Johnny Gray USA Brussels Aug 24, 1984  
1.43.28* Johnny Gray USA Köln Aug 26, 1984  
1.42.96 Johnny Gray USA Koblenz Aug 29, 1984  
1.42.60 Johnny Gray USA Koblenz Aug 28, 1985