Athletics
600 metres
World records
MenUnited States Johnny Gray 1:12.81 (1986)
WomenSouth Africa Caster Semenya 1:21.77 (2017)

The 600 metres is a rarely run middle-distance running event in track and field competitions. It is most often run at high school indoor track and field competitions.

All-time top 25

Men

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:12.81 Johnny Gray  United States 24 May 1986 Santa Monica
2 1:13.10 David Rudisha  Kenya 5 June 2016 Birmingham
3 1:13.21 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse  France 5 June 2016 Birmingham
4 1:13.28 Duane Solomon  United States 1 July 2013 Burnaby
5 1:13.49 Joseph Mutua Mwengi  Kenya 27 August 2002 Naimette-Xhovémont
6 1:13.77 i Donavan Brazier  United States 24 February 2019 Staten Island [2]
7 1:13.80 Earl Jones  United States 24 May 1986 Santa Monica
8 1:13.9 h Raidel Acea  Cuba 20 April 2013 Havana
9 1:13.99 Ryan Sánchez  Puerto Rico 19 March 2022 Carolina [3]
10 1:14.15 David Mack  United States 24 May 1986 Santa Monica
11 1:14.3 h A Lee Evans  United States 31 August 1968 Echo Summit
12 1:14.33 Charles Jock  United States 24 June 2015 Portland
13 1:14.41 Andrea Longo  Italy 30 August 2000 Rovereto
Matt Scherer  United States 15 June 2008 Eugene
15 1:14.47 Nick Symmonds  United States 15 June 2008 Eugene
16 1:14.48 Trinity Gray  United States 30 August 2000 Rovereto
17 1:14.55 Adam Kszczot  Poland 5 August 2009 Lahti
18 1:14.6 h A Larry James  United States 31 August 1968 Echo Summit
19 1:14.72 André Bucher   Switzerland 1 September 1999 Bellinzona
Gary Reed  Canada 2 September 2003 Naimette-Xhovémont
21 1:14.79 A António Manuel Reina  Spain 28 July 2012 Avila
Michael Saruni  Kenya 19 January 2018 Albuquerque [4]
1:14.79 Mohamed Ali Gouaned  Algeria 26 March 2021 Algiers [5][6]
24 1:14.8 h A Mark Winzenried  United States 31 August 1968 Echo Summit
25 1:14.84 James Robinson  United States 21 July 1984 Sacramento
Casimir Loxsom  United States 1 July 2013 Burnaby

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:14.84:

Women

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 1:21.77 Caster Semenya  South Africa 27 August 2017 Berlin [9]
2 1:22.39 Ajee' Wilson  United States 27 August 2017 Berlin [10]
3 1:22.63 Ana Fidelia Quirot  Cuba 25 July 1997 Guadalajara
4 1:22.74 Athing Mu  United States 30 April 2022 Philadelphia [11]
5 1:22.87 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 27 August 2002 Naimette-Xhovémont
6 1:23.18 Francine Niyonsaba  Burundi 27 August 2017 Berlin [12]
7 1:23.35 Pamela Jelimo  Kenya 5 July 2012 Naimette-Xhovémont
8 1:23.44 i Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 1 February 2004 Moscow
9 1:23.5 h A Doina Melinte  Romania 27 July 1986 Poiana Brasov
10 1:23.59 i Alysia Montaño  United States 16 February 2013 New York City [13]
11 1:23.78 Natalya Khrushchelyova  Russia 2 September 2003 Naimette-Xhovémont
1:23.78+ Anita Weiß  German Democratic Republic 24 July 1976 Montréal [14]
13 1:24.00 i A Courtney Okolo  United States 5 March 2017 Albuquerque [15]
14 1:24.02 i Yuliya Rusanova  Russia 6 February 2011 Moscow
15 1:24.09 Natoya Goule  Jamaica 30 April 2022 Philadelphia [16]
16 1:24.17 Michelle Ballentine  Jamaica 3 August 2004 Naimette-Xhovémont
17 1:24.36 Marilyn Okoro  Great Britain 5 July 2012 Naimette-Xhovémont
18 1:24.4 h Patrizia Spuri  Italy 29 September 1999 Rieti
19 1:24.56 Martina Steuk  German Democratic Republic 1 August 1981 Erfurt
20 1:24.7 h i Nadiya Olizarenko  Ukraine 22 February 1987 Moscow
21 1:24.82 Helena Fuchsová  Czech Republic 17 September 2000 Gold Coast
22 1:24.85 Ines Vogelgesang  German Democratic Republic 31 July 1983 Berlin
23 1:24.88 i Raevyn Rogers  United States 24 February 2019 Staten Island [17]
24 1:24.9 h Bettina Wolfrum  German Democratic Republic 7 August 1977 Dresden
25 1:25.0 h Beate Liebich  German Democratic Republic 7 August 1977 Dresden

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:25.00:

References

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