Main > Men, 400 m > World Indoor Records Progression
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated
Manual Timing
  50.8y Harry Hillman USA New York 1907
  50.4y James Rosenberger USA New York Feb 17, 1911
  49.6y Thomas Halpin USA Buffalo Mar 15, 1913
  49.6y Walter Koppisch USA Buffalo Mar 17, 1923
  48.9y Bill Henke USA Iowa City Feb 28, 1931
  48.9y* Ray Ellinwood USA Chicago Mar 14, 1936
  48.2y Roy Cochran USA Chicago Mar 09, 1940
  48.1y Bob Ufer USA Chicago Mar 07, 1942
  47.9 Roy Cochran USA New York Mar 25, 1942
  47.9y Herbert McKenley JAM Chicago Mar 15, 1947
  47.9y* Dave Mills USA Bloomington Feb 03, 1962
  47.9y* Elzie Higginbottom USA Madison Feb 10, 1962
  47.9y* Elzie Higginbottom USA Minneapolis Feb 17, 1962
  47.9y* Elzie Higginbottom USA Madison Feb 24, 1962
  47.8y Dave Mills USA East Lansing Mar 03, 1962
  47.8y* Jean-Pierre Boccardo FRA Stuttgart Feb 14, 1964
  47.6y Ray Saddler USA Louisville Feb 27, 1965
  46.8 Mike Larrabee USA Berlin Apr 08, 1965
  46.2y Tommie Smith USA Louisville Feb 18, 1967
  46.1 Marcello Fiasconaro ITA Genova Mar 15, 1972
  45.9 Alfons Brijdenbach BEL Sofia Feb 17, 1974
  45.9* Mikhail Linge URS Moscow Feb 16, 1980
Electronic Timing
  47.55 Jan Balachowski POL Madrid Mar 10, 1968
  47.09 Andrzej Badenski POL Madrid Mar 10, 1968
  46.38 Luciano Susanj YUG Rotterdam Mar 11, 1973
  46.21 Karel Kolar TCH Vienne Feb 25, 1979
  45.96 Hartmut Weber FRG Sindelfingen Feb 07, 1981
  45.79 Antonio McKay USA Gainesville Feb 11, 1984
  45.60 Thomas Schönlebe GDR Paris-Bercy Jan 19, 1985
  45.56 Todd Bennett GBR Piraeus Mar 03, 1985
45.41 Thomas Schönlebe GDR Wien Feb 09, 1986
45.05 Thomas Schönlebe GDR Sindelfingen Feb 05, 1988
45.05 Danny Everett USA Stuttgart Feb 04, 1990
45.02 Danny Everett USA Stuttgart Feb 02, 1992
44.97 Michael Johnson USA Reno Feb 10, 1995
44.63 Michael Johnson USA Atlanta Mar 04, 1995
44.57 Kerron Clement USA Fayetteville, AR Mar 12, 2005