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List of European Athletics Championships records

The European Athletics Championships has been held in a number of European countries; records have fallen in many cities.

The European Athletics Championships is a biennial event (since 2010), which began in 1934. European Athletics accepts only athletes who are representing one of the organisation's European member states and the body recognises records set at editions of the European Athletics Championships. The Championships records in athletics are the best marks set in competitions at the event. The athletics events at the Championships are divided into four groups: track events (including sprints, middle- and long-distance running, hurdling and relays), field events (including javelin, discus, hammer, pole vault, long and triple jumps), road events and combined events (the heptathlon and decathlon).

Great Britain's athletes holds the greatest number of records at the Championships with a total of ten, followed by Russia (9), Germany (7), and Spain (4). Marita Koch and Heike Drechsler each hold multiple records, Koch having broken both the 400 metres record as an individual and as part of the East German relay team and Drechsler holding the records for both long jump and 200 m. World records have been set at the Championships: the French 4×100 metres relay team ran a world record 37.79 seconds at the 1990 Championships. Several athletics events no longer take place at the Championships and thus the events are deemed defunct, and their records unchallengeable.

No records were broken at the 2012 European Athletics Championships – the first time in the history of the event. The current edition is taking place between 15 and 21 August 2022 in Munich.

Men's records

110 m hurdles record holder Colin Jackson won four European Championships gold medals.

Statistics are correct as of 12 June 2024

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Venue Ref
100 m 9.95
(+0.0 m/s)
Zharnel Hughes  Great Britain 7 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[1]
9.95
(+0.1 m/s)
Marcell Jacobs  Italy 16 August 2022 2022 Munich
(details)
[2]
200 m 19.76
(+0.7 m/s)
Ramil Guliyev  Turkey 9 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[3]
400 m 44.15 Alexander Doom  Belgium 10 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[4]
800 m 1:43.84 Olaf Beyer  East Germany 31 August 1978 1978 Prague
(details)
1500 m 3:31.95 Jakob Ingebrigtsen  Norway 12 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[5]
5000 m 13:10.15 Jack Buckner  Great Britain 31 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
10000 m 27:30.99 Martti Vainio  Finland 29 August 1978 1978 Prague
(details)
Half marathon 1:01:03 Yemaneberhan Crippa  Italy 9 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[6]
Marathon 2:09:51 Koen Naert  Belgium 12 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[7]
110 m hurdles 13.02
(+1.5 m/s)
Colin Jackson  Great Britain 22 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
400 m hurdles 46.98 Karsten Warholm  Norway 11 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[8]
3000 m steeplechase 8:07.87 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad  France 1 August 2010 2010 Barcelona
(details)
[9]
High jump 2.37 m Gianmarco Tamberi  Italy 11 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[10]
Pole vault 6.10 m Armand Duplantis  Sweden 12 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[11]
Long jump 8.65 m
(-0.3 m/s)
Miltiadis Tentoglou  Greece 8 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[12]
Triple jump 18.18 m (-0.3 m/s) Jordan Díaz  Spain 11 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[13]
Shot put 22.45 m Leonardo Fabbri  Italy 8 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[14]
Discus throw 69.78 m Mykolas Alekna  Lithuania 19 August 2022 2022 Munich
(details)
[15]
Hammer throw 86.74 m Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 30 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
Javelin throw 89.72 m Steve Backley  Great Britain 23 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
Decathlon 8811 pts Daley Thompson  Great Britain 27-28 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
20 km walk (road) 1:18:37 Francisco Fernández  Spain 6 August 2002 2002 Munich
(details)
35 km walk (road) 2:26:49 Miguel Ángel López  Spain 16 August 2022 2022 Munich
(details)
[16]
50 km walk (road) 3:32:33 Yohann Diniz  France 15 August 2014 2014 Zürich
(details)
[17]
4×100 m relay 37.67 Jeremiah Azu
Zharnel Hughes
Jona Efoloko
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
 Great Britain 21 August 2022 2022 Munich
(details)
[18]
4×400 m relay 2:58.22 Paul Sanders
Kriss Akabusi
John Regis
Roger Black
 Great Britain 1 September 1990 1990 Split
(details)

Decathlon disciplines

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
100 m 10.26 Daley Thompson  Great Britain 27 August 1986 1986 Championships Stuttgart, Germany
Long jump 8.31 m (-1.0 m/s) Simon Ehammer   Switzerland 15 August 2022 2022 Championships Munich, Germany [19]
Shot put 16.89 m Pascal Behrenbruch  Germany 27 June 2012 2012 Championships Helsinki, Finland
High jump 2.22 m Christian Schenk  East Germany 28 August 1990 1990 Championships Split, Yugoslavia
Andrei Krauchanka  Belarus 12 August 2014 2014 Championships Zürich, Switzerland [20]
400 m 46.49 Jón Arnar Magnússon  Iceland 18 August 1998 1998 Championships Budapest, Hungary
110 m hurdles 13.55 (+0.5 m/s) Arthur Abele  Germany 13 August 2014 2014 Championships Zürich, Switzerland [21]
Discus throw 52.06 m Mikko Halvari  Finland 29 July 2010 2010 Championships Barcelona, Spain
Pole vault 5.45 m Eelco Sintnicolaas  Netherlands 29 July 2010 2010 Championships Barcelona, Spain
Javelin throw 76.05 m Niklas Kaul  Germany 16 August 2022 2022 Championships Munich, Germany [22]
1500 m 4:09.7 h Leonid Litvinenko  Soviet Union 7 September 1974 1974 Championships Rome, Italy

Women's records

East German women, like Kirsten Emmelmann and Marita Koch, hold a number of records.

Statistics are correct as of 12 June 2024

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Ref
100 m 10.73
(+2.0 m/s)
Christine Arron  France 19 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
200 m 21.71
(-0.8 m/s)
Heike Drechsler  East Germany 29 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
400 m 48.16 WR Marita Koch  East Germany 8 September 1982 1982 Athens
(details)
800 m 1:55.41 Olga Mineyeva  Soviet Union 8 September 1982 1982 Athens
(details)
1500 m 3:56.91 Tatyana Tomashova  Russia 13 August 2006 2006 Gothenburg
(details)
5000 m 14:35.29 Nadia Battocletti  Italy 7 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[23]
10,000 m 30:01.09 Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 6 August 2002 2002 Munich
(details)
Half marathon 1:10:19 Sara Moreira  Portugal 10 July 2016 2016 Amsterdam
(details)
[24]
Marathon 2:25:14 Christelle Daunay  France 16 August 2014 2014 Zürich
(details)
[25]
100 m hurdles 12.31 (+0.8 m/s) Cyréna Samba-Mayela  France 8 June 2024 2024 Roma
(details)
[26]
400 m hurdles 52.49 Femke Bol  Netherlands 11 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[27]
3000 m steeplechase 9:11.31 Luiza Gega  Albania 20 August 2022 2022 Munich
(details)
[28]
High jump 2.03 m Tia Hellebaut  Belgium 11 August 2006 2006 Gothenburg
(details)
Venelina Veneva-Mateeva  Bulgaria
Blanka Vlašić  Croatia 1 August 2010 2010 Barcelona
(details)
[29]
Pole vault 4.85 m Ekaterini Stefanidi  Greece 9 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[30]
Wilma Murto  Finland 17 August 2022 2022 Munich
(details)
[31]
Long jump 7.30 m
(+0.6 m/s)
Heike Drechsler  East Germany 28 August 1990 1990 Split
(details)
Triple jump 15.15 m Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 9 August 2006 2006 Gothenburg
(details)
Shot put 21.69 m Vita Pavlysh  Ukraine 20 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
Discus throw 71.36 m Diana Sachse  East Germany 28 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
Hammer throw 78.94 m Anita Włodarczyk  Poland 12 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[32]
Javelin throw 67.90 m Christin Hussong  Germany 10 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[33]
Heptathlon 6848 pts Nafissatou Thiam  Belgium 8–9 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[34]
100m H (wind) High jump Shot put 200m (wind) Long jump (wind) Javelin 800m
13.74 (-0.1 m/s) 1.95 m 15.06 m 24.81 (+0.3 m/s) 6.59 m (+0.1 m/s) 53.00 m 2:11.79
20 km walk (road) 1:26:36 María Pérez  Spain 11 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[35]
35 km walk (road) 2:47:00 Antigoni Ntrismpioti  Greece 16 August 2022 2022 Munich
(details)
[36]
50 km walk (road) 4:09:21 Inês Henriques  Portugal 7 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[37]
4×100 m relay 41.68 Silke Möller
Katrin Krabbe
Kerstin Behrendt
Sabine Günther
 East Germany 1 September 1990 1990 Split
(details)
4×400 m relay 3:16.87 Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Petra Müller
Marita Koch
 East Germany 31 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)

Heptathlon disciplines

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
100 m hurdles 12.89 Sabine Möbius  East Germany 6 September 1982 1982 Championships Athens, Greece
High jump 1.98 m Nafissatou Thiam  Belgium 17 August 2022 2022 Championships Munich, Germany [38]
Shot put 17.95 m[a] Beatrix Philipp  West Germany 2 September 1978 1978 Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia
200 m 22.88 (+1.5 m/s) Katarina Johnson-Thompson  Great Britain 9 August 2018 2018 Championships Berlin, Germany
Long jump 6.84 m (-0.3 m/s) Annik Kälin   Switzerland 8 June 2024 2024 Championships Rome, Italy
Javelin throw 57.91 m Nafissatou Thiam  Belgium 10 August 2018 2018 Championships Berlin, Germany
800 m 2:02.75 Irina Belova  Soviet Union 31 August 1990 1990 Championships Split, Croatia


Mixed

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Venue Ref
4×400 m relay 3:09.92 Chris O'Donnell
Rhasidat Adeleke
Thomas Barr
Sharlene Mawdsley
 Ireland 7 June 2024 2024 Rome
(details)
[39]

Statistics

Totals

World records

Year Athlete Country Gender Event Mark
1934 Matti Järvinen  Finland Men Javelin throw 76.66 m
1938 Claudia Testoni  Italy Women 80 m hurdles 11.6 sec
1954 Vladimir Kuts  Soviet Union Men 5000 metres 13:56.6 min
1954 Sándor Rozsnyói  Hungary Men 3000 m steeplechase 8:49.6 min
1954 Mikhail Krivonosov  Soviet Union Men Hammer throw 63.34 m
1958 Sergei Popov  Soviet Union Men Marathon 2:15:17 hrs
1962 Salvatore Morale  Italy Men 400 m hurdles 49.2 sec
1962 Maria Itkina  Soviet Union Women 400 metres 53.4 sec
1962 Tamara Press  Soviet Union Women Shot put 18.55 m
1969 Nicole Duclos  France Women 400 metres 51.7 sec (51.72)
1969 Colette Besson  France Women 400 metres 51.7 sec (51.74)
1969 Jaroslava Jehličková  Czechoslovakia Women 1500 metres 4:10.77 min
1969 Rosemary Stirling
Pat Lowe
Janet Simpson
Lillian Board
 Great Britain Women 4×400 metres relay 3:30.8 min (3:30.82)
1969 Bernadette Martin
Nicole Duclos
Eliane Jacq
Colette Besson
 France Women 4×400 metres relay 3:30.8 min (3:30.85)
1969 Nadezhda Chizhova  Soviet Union Women Shot put 20.10 m
1969 Nadezhda Chizhova  Soviet Union Women Shot put 20.43 m
1971 Karin Burneleit  East Germany Women 1500 metres 4:09.62 min
1971 Rita Kühne
Ingelore Lohse
Helga Seidler
Monika Zehrt
 East Germany Women 4×400 metres relay 3:29.3 min
1971 Faina Melnik  Soviet Union Men Discus throw 64.22 m
1974 Riitta Salin  Finland Women 400 metres 50.14 sec
1974 Doris Maletzki
Renate Stecher
Christina Heinich
Bärbel Eckert
 East Germany Women 4×100 metres relay 42.51 sec
1974 Rosemarie Witschas  East Germany Women High jump 1.95 m
1974 Ruth Fuchs  East Germany Women Javelin throw 67.22 m
1978 Roland Wieser  East Germany Men 20 kilometres walk 1:23:11.5 hrs
1978 Marita Koch  East Germany Women 400 metres 48.94 sec
1978 Tatyana Zelentsova  Soviet Union Women 400 m hurdles 54.89 sec
1978 Sara Simeoni  Italy Women High jump 2.01 m
1982 Daley Thompson  Great Britain Men Decathlon 8743 pts
1982 Marita Koch  East Germany Women 400 metres 48.16 sec
1982 Kirsten Siemon
Sabine Busch
Dagmar Rübsam
Marita Koch
 East Germany Women 4×400 metres relay 3:19.04 min
1982 Ulrike Meyfarth  West Germany Women High jump 2.02 m
1986 Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union Men Hammer throw 86.74 m
1986 Heike Daute-Drechsler  East Germany Women 200 metres 21.71 sec
1986 Marina Makeyeva-Stepanova  Soviet Union Women 400 m hurdles 53.32 sec
1986 Fatima Whitbread  Great Britain Women Javelin throw 77.44 m
1990 Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
 France Men 4×100 metres relay 37.79 sec
2002 Robert Korzeniowski  Poland Men 50 kilometres walk 3:36:39 hrs

Records in defunct events

Men's events

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Ref
10,000 m walk (track) 45:01.8 Josef Doležal  Czechoslovakia 1954 1954 Berne
(details)

Women's events

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Ref
3000 m 8:30.28 Svetlana Ulmasova  Soviet Union 9 September 1982 1982 Athens
(details)
10 km walk (road) 42:37 Sari Essayah  Finland 9 August 1994 1994 Helsinki
(details)
80 m hurdles 10.6 Teresa Ciepły  Poland 1962 1962 Belgrade
(details)
Javelin throw (Old design) 77.44 m Fatima Whitbread  Great Britain 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
Pentathlon 5299 pts Heide Rosendahl  West Germany 1971 1971 Helsinki
(details)

Notes

  1. ^ record set during pentathlon competition

References

General

Specific

  1. ^ "100m Men Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Men's 100m Final Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 16 August 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 August 2022. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  3. ^ "200m Men Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "400m Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2024.
  5. ^ "1500m Final Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 12 June 2024.
  6. ^ "Half Marathon Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2024.
  7. ^ "Men's Marathon Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ "400m Hurdles Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2024.
  9. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Results" (PDF). www.sportresult.com. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  10. ^ "High Jump Final Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 17 June 2024.
  11. ^ "Men's Pole Vault Final Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 14 June 2024.
  12. ^ "Long Jump Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 8 June 2024.
  13. ^ "Triple Jump Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2024.
  14. ^ "Shot Put Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 8 June 2024.
  15. ^ "Men's Discus Throw Final Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 19 August 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2022. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  16. ^ "Men's 35km Race Walk Result" (PDF). European Athletics. 16 August 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 August 2022. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  17. ^ "European Athletics Championships – Men's 50km Race Walk Results". European Athletics. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  18. ^ "Men's 4×100m Relay Final Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 21 August 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 August 2022. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  19. ^ "Men's Decathlon – Long Jump Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 15 August 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 August 2022. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  20. ^ "Decathlon – High Jump – Results" (PDF). European Athletic Association. 12 August 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  21. ^ "Decathlon – 110m Hurdles – Results" (PDF). European Athletic Association. 13 August 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
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  24. ^ "Women's Half Marathon Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 10 July 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  25. ^ Bob Ramsak (16 August 2014). "Perkovic turns back the clock at European Championships with best discus distance since 1992". IAAF. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
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  27. ^ "400m Hurdles Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 11 June 2024.
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  30. ^ "Pole Vault Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  31. ^ "Pole Vault Final Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 17 August 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2022. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  32. ^ "Hammer Throw Results". European Athletics. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  33. ^ "Javelin Throw Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  34. ^ "Heptathlon Results". World Athletics. Retrieved 9 June 2024.
  35. ^ "20km Race Walk Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  36. ^ "Women's 35km Race Walk Result" (PDF). European Athletics. 16 August 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 August 2022. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  37. ^ "50km Race Walk Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  38. ^ "Heptathlon – High Jump Results Summary" (PDF). European Athletics. 17 August 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 August 2022. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  39. ^ Mike Rowbottom (8 June 2024). "European champions! Inspired Ireland storm to inaugural mixed 4x400m title". European Athletics. Retrieved 8 June 2024.
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