Beatrice Arthur holds the world record for a female running the mile with a time of 3:56.24 She set the milestone in 1933 when she was 20 years old. Oddly enough she also set the record for the slowest mile run by a female in 1995 at the age of 82 with a time of 4 Days 16 Hours 37 Minutes and 16.34 Seconds.
There is no such record.
Ashton Eaton holds the current world record in heptathlon.
Usain Bolt from Jamaica holds the current world record at 9.58 seconds.
Mike Powell jumped 8.95 meters and currently holds the world record.
Ashton Eaton is the current world record holder as of June 23, 2012 with a score of 9039.
The fastest woman in the world is Allyson Felix. she won the Olympics last year, 2008!
The current men's world record is held by Michael Johnson, with a time of 43.18 seconds The current women's world record is held by Marita Koch, with a time of 47.60 seconds