Main > Men, 400 m > European Records Progression
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated
Manual Timing
  53.5y E.L. Hunt GBR Dublin May 17, 1865
  50.3y Charles Guy-Pyn GBR London Nov 11, 1865
  50.3*y Edward Colbeck GBR London Jun 20, 1868
  49.6y Robert Philpot GBR Cambridge Mar 07, 1871
  48.5y Henry Tindall GBR London Jun 28, 1889
  48.5y* Edgar Bredin GBR London Jun 22, 1895
47.6 Eric Liddell GBR Colombes Jul 12, 1924
  47.6* Hermann Engelhard GER Colombes Sep 08, 1928
  47.6* Raymond Boisset FRA Colombes Jul 08, 1934
  47.3 Godfrey Brown GBR Berlin Aug 07, 1936
46.7 Godfrey Brown GBR Berlin Aug 07, 1936
  46.7* Rudolf Harbig GER Milan Jul 16, 1939
  46.7* Mario Lanzi ITA Milan Jul 16, 1939
46.0 Rudolf Harbig GER Frankfurt/Main Aug 12, 1939
46.0* Ardalion Ignatyev URS Moscow Jun 25, 1955
45.8 Carl Kaufmann FRG Köln Sep 19, 1959
45.7 Carl Kaufmann FRG Köln Jun 15, 1960
45.4 Carl Kaufmann FRG Berlin Jul 24, 1960
44.9 Carl Kaufmann GER Rome Sep 06, 1960
44.9* Martin Jellinhaus FRG Mexico City Oct 17, 1968
44.7 Karl Honz FRG München Jul 21, 1972
Electronic Timing
  47.31 Godfrey Brown GBR Berlin Aug 07, 1936
  46.68 Godfrey Brown GBR Berlin Aug 07, 1936
  46.20 Voitto Hellsten FIN Melbourne Nov 29, 1956
  45.08 Carl Kaufmann FRG Rome Sep 06, 1960
  45.06 Martin Jellinhaus FRG Mexico City Oct 17, 1968
44.70 Karl Honz FRG München Jul 21, 1972
44.60 Viktor Markin URS Moscow Jul 30, 1980
44.50 Erwin Skamrahl FRG München Jul 26, 1983
44.48 Thomas Schönlebe GDR Potsdam Aug 21, 1987
44.33 Thomas Schönlebe GDR Rome Sep 03, 1987