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Concerning those events that are competed in the Olympic Games, the longest standing women's world record is 1:53.28 in the 800 meter run by Jarmila Kratochvílová of Czechoslovakia set July 26, 1983. The longest standing men's world record is 74.08 meters in the discus by Jurgen Schult of East Germany set June 6, 1986.

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Q: What is the longest time an athletics world record has been held and in what event?
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