The African Championships in Athletics is a quadrennial event which began in 1979. Confederation of African Athletics accepts only athletes who are representing one of the organisation's African member states and the body recognises records set at editions of the African Athletics Championships.

Men's records

Event Record Name Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 9.94 Seun Ogunkoya  Nigeria 19 August 1998 1998 Championships Senegal Dakar, Senegal
200 m 19.99 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 22 August 1998 1998 Championships Senegal Dakar, Senegal
400 m 44.23 Isaac Makwala  Botswana 12 August 2014 2014 Championships Morocco Marrakech, Morocco [1]
800 m 1:42.84 A David Rudisha  Kenya 30 July 2010 2010 Championships Kenya Nairobi, Kenya [2]
1500 m 3:35.20 Elijah Manangoi  Kenya 5 August 2018 2018 Championships Nigeria Asaba, Nigeria [3]
5000 m 13:09.68 Simon Chemoiywo  Kenya 27 June 1993 1993 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa
10000 m 27:19.74 Kenneth Kipkemoi  Kenya 28 June 2012 2012 Championships Benin Porto-Novo, Benin [4]
110 m hurdles 13.51 (-0.9 m/s) Antonio Alkana  South Africa 4 August 2018 2018 Championships Nigeria Asaba, Nigeria [5]
13.43 (NWI) Antonio Alkana  South Africa 25 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [6]
400 m hurdles 48.29 Amadou Dia Ba  Senegal 16 August 1985 1985 Championships Egypt Cairo, Egypt
3000 m steeplechase 8:11.03 Paul Kipsiele Koech  Kenya 11 August 2006 2006 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
High jump 2.34 m Abderrahmane Hammad  Algeria 14 July 2000 2000 Championships Algeria Algiers, Algeria
Kabelo Kgosiemang  Botswana 4 May 2008 2008 Championships Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Pole vault 5.41 m Cheyne Rahme  South Africa 13 August 2014 2014 Championships Morocco Marrakech, Morocco [7]
Long jump 8.45 m (-1.2 m/s) Rushwal Samaai  South Africa 2 August 2018 2018 Championships Nigeria Asaba, Nigeria [8]
Triple jump 17.23 m Andrew Owusu  Ghana 19 August 1998 1998 Championships Senegal Dakar, Senegal
Shot put 21.20 m Chukwuebuka Enekwechi  Nigeria 12 June 2022 2022 Championships Nigeria Saint Pierre, Mauritius [9]
Discus throw 63.85 m Frantz Kruger  South Africa 14 July 2004 2004 Championships Republic of the Congo Brazzaville, Congo
Hammer throw 79.09 m Mostafa Al-Gamel  Egypt 13 August 2014 2014 Championships Morocco Marrakech, Morocco [10]
Javelin throw 87.26 m Tom Petranoff  South Africa 28 June 1992 1992 Championships Mauritius Belle Vue Maurel, Mauritius
Decathlon 8311 pts Larbi Bourrada  Algeria 10–11 August 2014 2014 Championships Morocco Marrakech, Morocco [11]
10.90 (+1.0 m/s) (100 m), 7.45 m (+1.1 m/s) (long jump), 13.20 m (shot put), 2.04 m (high jump), 48.33 (400 m) /
14.33 (+0.2 m/s)(110 m hurdles), 39.99 m (discus), 4.90 m (pole vault), 64.60 m (javelin), 4:20.05 (1500 m)
20 km walk 1:19:24 NR Samuel Ireri Gathimba  Kenya 26 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [12]
4 × 100 m relay 38.25 Akani Simbine
Simon Magakwe
Emile Erasmus
Henricho Bruintjies
 South Africa 3 August 2018 2018 Championships Nigeria Asaba, Nigeria [13]
4 × 400 m relay 3:00.92 Aron Koech
Alphas Kishoyian
Jared Momanyi
Emmanuel Korir
 Kenya 5 August 2018 2018 Championships Nigeria Asaba, Nigeria [14]
Key:
WR World record AR African record NR National record PB Athlete's personal best

Women's records

Event Record Name Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 10.99 (+2.0 m/s) Murielle Ahouré  Ivory Coast 23 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [15]
200 m 22.22 Falilat Ogunkoya  Nigeria 22 August 1998 1998 Championships Senegal Dakar, Senegal
400 m 49.54 NR Amantle Montsho  Botswana 29 June 2012 2012 Championships Benin Porto-Novo, Benin [16]
800 m 1:56.06 Caster Semenya  South Africa 5 August 2018 2018 Championships Nigeria Asaba, Nigeria [17]
1500 m 4:01.99 PB Caster Semenya  South Africa 24 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [18]
5000 m 15:05.45 Sheila Chepkirui  Kenya 23 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [19]
10000 m 30:26.94 PB Alice Aprot  Kenya 25 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [20]
100 m hurdles 12.77 Glory Alozie  Nigeria 19 August 1998 1998 Championships Senegal Dakar, Senegal
400 m hurdles 54.24 Nezha Bidouane  Morocco 22 August 1998 1998 Championships Senegal Dakar, Senegal
3000 m steeplechase 8:59.88 Beatrice Chepkoech  Kenya 5 August 2018 2018 Championships Nigeria Asaba, Nigeria [21]
High jump 1.95 m Lucienne N'Da  Ivory Coast 28 June 1992 1992 Championships Mauritius Belle Vue Maurel, Mauritius
Hestrie Cloete  South Africa 7 August 2002 2002 Championships Tunisia Radès, Tunisia
Pole vault 4.21 m Syrine Balti  Tunisia 10 August 2006 2006 Championships Mauritius Bambous, Mauritius
Long jump 6.96 m (+1.7 m/s) Blessing Okagbare  Nigeria 30 June 2012 2012 Championships Benin Porto-Novo, Benin [22]
Triple jump 14.95 m Françoise Mbango Etone  Cameroon 6 August 2002 2002 Championships Tunisia Radès, Tunisia
Shot put 18.86 m AR Vivian Chukwuemeka  Nigeria 1 July 2012 2012 Championships Benin Porto-Novo, Benin [23]
Discus throw 59.79 m Chinwe Okoro  Nigeria 12 August 2014 2014 Championships Morocco Marrakech, Morocco [24]
Hammer throw 68.35 m Amy Sène  Senegal 22 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [25]
Javelin throw 65.32 m Sunette Viljoen  South Africa 13 August 2014 2014 Championships Morocco Marrakech, Morocco [26]
Heptathlon 6153 pts NR Uhunoma Osazuwa  Nigeria 24–25 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [27]
100m H (wind) High jump Shot put 200m (wind) Long jump (wind) Javelin 800m
13.32 (+1.4) 1.83m 12.87m 24.19 (nw) 6.24m (0.0) 36.30m 2:17.50
20 km walk (road) 1:30:43 AR Grace Wanjiru Njue  Kenya 26 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [28]
4 × 100 m relay 43.21 Christy Udoh
Gloria Asumnu
Damola Osayemi
Lawretta Ozoh
 Nigeria 29 June 2012 2012 Championships Benin Porto-Novo, Benin [29]
4 × 400 m relay 3:28.49 NR Jeanelle Griesel
Wenda Nel
Justine Palframan
Caster Semenya
 South Africa 26 June 2016 2016 Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [30]
Key:
WR World record AR African record NR National record PB Athlete's personal best

References

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