AFRICAN ethnic groups' RECORDS
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The first American Black who set a world record was Robert LeGendre (USA), on Long Jump in 1924.
The first African Black who set a world record was Kipchoge Keino (Kenya) on 3000 and 5000 metres in 1965.

Event
American Blacks
African Blacks
     
100 metres 9.58 Usain Bolt, Jam 2009 9.85 Olusoji Fasuba, NIG 2006
200 metres 19.19 Usain Bolt, Jam 2009 19.68 Frank Fredericks, NAM 1996
400 metres 43.18 M. Johnson, USA 1999 43.03 van Niekerk SAF 2016
800 metres 1:41.77 J. Cruz, Brasil 1984 1:40.91 D. Rudisha, Kenya 2012
1500 metres 3:29.77 Sydney Maree, USA 3:26.34 B. Lagat, Kenya 2001
5000 metres 13:20.39 K. Campbell, Jam 2015 12:37.35 K. Bekele, ETH 2004
10,000 metres 28:06.40 K. Campbell, Jam 2017 26:17.53 K. Bekele, ETH 2005
3,000 st. 8:26.16 Sanchez, Cuba 2009 7:53.63 Stephen Cherono, QAT 2004
110 hurdles 12.80 A. Merritt, USA 2012 13.11 A. Alkana, SAF 2017
400 hurdles 46.78 Kevin Young, USA 1992 46.98 A. Samba, Qat 2018
High jump 2,45 J. Sotomayor, Cuba 1993 2,34 K. Kgosiemang, BOT 2008
Pole vault 5,90 Borges Cuba 2011 5,50 K. Gardenne, Mauritius 96
Long jump 8,95 Mike Powell, USA 1991 8,65A Manyonga, SAF 2017
Triple jump 18,21 Taylor, USA 2015 17,74 ╔vora, Por 2007
Shot Put 21,96 Richards, Jam 2017 21,80 Enekwechi, NIG 2019
Discus Throw 71,14 Washington, USA 67,80 Adewale Olukoju, NIG 1991
Hammer Throw 77,78 Alb. SÓnchez, Cuba 98 66,92 Christian Okoye, NIG 1986
Javelin Throw 90,16 Walcott, TTO 2015 92,72 J. Yego KEN 2015
Decathlon 8 832 Clay, USA 2008 8 025 J. Addy, LBR 2008
4 x 100 36.84 Jamaica OG 2012 37.65 South Africa 2019
4 x 400 2:54.29 USA 1993 2:58.68 Nigeria 2000
Total
15
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