Steven Hooker holds the Olympic record in the Pole Vault. He is Australian.
Hicham el Guerrouj holds the record for the mile (3:43.13), which is 9 meters longer than 1600m. i am not sure who holds it for the 1600m. it's not considered an event in the elite track and field world, so it will probably be tough to find any sign of a world record for it.
Valerie Adams of New Zealand holds the women's shot put record, with a distance of 20.73-meters. The shot put is a track and field event, involving throwing, in a pushing motion, a heavy spherical object.
One African American male who holds a T&F world record is Michael Johnson in the 400m dash.
In track and field, measurements are done in meters.
Ateneo de Manila High School Track and Field team of the Philippines holds the record of the longest consecutive winning streak, from 1979 to 1998
As of April, 2009: Usain Bolt holds the men's world record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 19.30 seconds set at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women's world record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.34 seconds set at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
AnswerKenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia holds the world record in the 5000 meters (3.1 miles), 12:37.35. The IAAF no longer keeps track of events measured in English units with the exception of the mile run.
Ateneo de Manila high school track and field team of the Philippines holds the longest consecutive winning streak, from 1979 to 1998
how many track and field records were broken in 2008 how many world record in track and field were broken at the 2008 olympic games
Secretariat holds the mile and a half stakes record which is 2:24
300 meters is 3/4 of a lap on an outdoor track.
The length of a track around a football field is exactly 400 meters.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica set the world record at 19.30 in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing China. His time beat Michael Johnson's World and Olympic record from 1996 (19.32). Bolt and Johnson are the only men ever to have been timed (with a legal wind) under 19.60 seconds.
On a standard 400 meter track, it would be 2800 meters.
The elevation of Denver, Co. 4 times around an average school track. ~16 football field lengths. (I mile is about 1600 meters. The length of a track is 400 meters. A football field is 100 yards and 1 yard is 0.9 meters.)
Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo Jo) was a track and field star who currently holds the world record in the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash.
Generally outdoor tracks are 400 meters and indoor tracks are 200 meters.
Track & field outdoor tracks are 400 meters long, and most indoor tracks are 200 meters.