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Notice: marks at high altitude (more than 1,000 metres) are not considered.
On 100 metres: I don't consider Marian Woronin's 10.00 (1986) because it's not reliable.

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Record type
100 metres
200 metres
400 metres
800 metres
         
IAAF's World record 9.58 U. Bolt, 2009 19.19 U. Bolt, 09 43.03 van Niekerk 16 1:40.91 Rudisha 12
Since 2001 on 9.58 U. Bolt, 2009 19.19 U. Bolt, 09 43.03 van Niekerk 16 1:40.91 Rudisha 12
Active athletes only 9.69 Yohan Blake, Jam 12 19.26 Yohan Blake, Jam 11 43.03 van Niekerk SAF 1:41.73 N. Amos Bot 12
In WGC since 1991 9.58 U. Bolt, WC 09 19.19 U. Bolt, WC 09 43.03 van Niekerk OG 1:40.91 OG 2012
         
Europoids 9.92 Lemaître, Fra 2011 19.72A P. Mennea, 1979
19.80 Lemaître, Fra 2011
43.45 Wariner USA 07 1:41.73 Coe GBR
Semites 9.97 Al Harthi, Oman 18 20.36A Seoud, Egy 10 43.93 Masrahi KSA 15 1:43.09 Said-Guerni, ALG
Indians and
South Eastern Asian
10.03 Zohri, INA 2019 20.33 S. Buckland, MRI 09 44.61 Tillakaratne, SRI 98 1:45.65 Johnson Ind
Orientals 9.91 Su, China 2018 19.88 Xie Zhenye, 2019 44.78 Takano, Jap 91 1:44.14 Lee KOR 94
African Blacks 9.85 O. Fasuba, NIG 06
19.68 Fredericks, 1996 43.03 van Niekerk SAF 1:40.91 Rudisha Ken 12
American Blacks 9.58 U. Bolt, Jam 2009 19.19 U. Bolt, Jam 09 43.18 Johnson USA 1:42.60 J. Gray