Athletics: A list of national records in track events
Several athletes from the country have set impressive milestones.
Breaking and setting a new national record is a dream for every budding athlete. It is a moment of pride for each athlete to set a benchmark in their respective sports. In addition, most athletes who set national records also go on to represent India in Athletics at multiple global multi-sport events.
Athletics is divided into track and field events. Some of the events consisting in the track category are 100m race, 200m race, hurdles, steeplechase, etc. These are extremely physically demanding and see stiff competition in each category.
Therefore, setting a national record is a major achievement for any athlete. Staying on this course, here is a look at all the national records held by Indians in their respective events:
Amiya Kumar Mallick holds the record in the 100m sprint with a time of 10.26. He set the record on 28 April 2016 at the National Federation Cup in New Delhi.
Amlan Borgohain holds the national record in the 200m race with a time of 20.52. The sprinter set the timing at the Federation Cup on 6 April 2022.
Muhammad Anas also has the best national timing in the 400m sprint. He leads with a mark of 45.21 set on 13 July 2019.
Jinson Johnson holds the national record in the 800m discipline. The sprinter set a mark of 1:45.65 on 27 June 2018 at the National Inter-State Athletics Championship which remains unbroken.
Jinson Johnson also has the record national timing in the 1500m event. His timing of 3:35.24 set in Berlin, Germany is a national record.
Heading into endurance events, the national record in the 3000m event is held by Surendra Singh. He set the record timing of 7:50.31 back in 2008.
Bahadur Prasad holds the record timing in the 5000m event with a mark of 13:29.70. His record still stands after having been set in 1992.
Surendra Singh set a national record in the 10km race back in 2008. The athlete recorded a time of 28:02.89 at the Spanish Olympic Trials.
The national record for a 12-hour run in Athletics is held by Dhananjay Sharma who covered a distance of 133.54 km in the stipulated time.
Binay Kumar is the national record holder in the 24 hours run with a distance of 222.24 km.
Siddhanth Thingalaya holds the national record for the 110m hurdles event. He set a time of 13.48 in June 2017 that still holds to the date.
The national record in the 400m hurdles is held by Ayyasamy Dharun who set a mark of 48.80 at the Federation Cup in 2019.
Atul Gamit holds the national record in the 2000m steeplechase event with a timing of 5:49.23 set in November 2019.
The national record in the 3000m steeplechase event is held by Avinash Sable with the timing of 8:16.21. The Olympian is a force in the endurance event and impressed during the Summer Olympics in Japan.
Juned Khan is the national record holder in the 5000m walk event with a timing of 20:20.04.
Akhsdeep Singh holds the national record with a timing of 40:37.78 in the 10k walk discipline in Athletics.
Gurmeet Singh set the national record of 1:20:22.52 in the 20k walk event back in 2012 at the All-India Railway Championships.
4 × 100m relay
The national record for the fastest time in the 4 x 100m relay is held by Rahamatulla Molla, Suresh Sathya, Shameer Mon and A. Qureshi. They set a timing of 38.89 at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.
4 × 400m relay
The national record for the 4 x 400m relay was recently set by the team consisting of Muhammed Anas, Noah Nirmal Tom, Arokia Rajiv and Amoj Jacob. They impressed at the Tokyo Olympics by setting the record time of 3:00.25 in the event.
Dutee Chand holds the national record in the 100m race with a time of 11.17 set in June 2021 at the Indian Grand Prix held in Patiala, Punjab.
Saraswati Saha recorded a time of 22.82 to set a national record in the 200m race back in 2002 at the National Circuit Meet.
Hima Das is the national record holder in the 400m event in Athletics with a time of 50.79 set at the 2018 Asian Games.
Tintu Luka holds the national record timing in the 800m event. The athlete set the record with a timing of 1:59.17. She did so at the Continental Cup in 2010.
Harmilan Kaur Bains recently broke the national record in 1500m and set a new timing of 4:05.39. She did it at the National Open Championships in 2021.
Suriya Loganathan holds the record timing of 9:04.50 in the 3000m event.
Preeja Sreedharan’s timing of 15:15.89 at the 2010 Commonwealth Games stands as the national record in the discipline.
Preeja Sreedharan also holds the national record in the 10k event. She has a record timing of 31:50.47 to her name.
Ashwini G holds the national record for covering 111.78 km in the 12-hour race, set back on 2 February 2020.
Apoorva Chaudhary holds the national record by completing 176.8 km in the 24-hour race.
Anuradha Biswal holds the national record with a timing of 13.38. She set the mark on 26 August 2002.
Legendary sprinter P.T. Usha still holds the national record in 400m hurdles with a time of 55.42. She set the record way back in 1984 during the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
The national record in the 2000m steeplechase event is held by G. Maheshwari with a time of 6:42.18.
Lalita Babar holds the record timing in the 3000m steeplechase event with a mark of 9:19.76. She set the time at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The national record in the 5000m walk is held by Khushbir Kaur with the timing of 22:05.75.
Khushbir Kaur also holds the national record timing of 44:33.5 in the 10k walk. She set the timing on 27 December 2017.
Bhawna Jat set the record timing of 1:36:16.87 in the 20k walk event. She did so on 22 August 2019 at the All-India Railway Athletics Championships.
4 × 100m relay
The record in the 4 x 100m relay is held by the team of Dutee Chand, Hima Das, S Dhanalakshmi, and Archana Suseendran. They set the timing of 43.37 at the Indian Grand Prix on 21 June 2021.
4 × 400m relay
Rajwinder Kaur, K. M. Beenamol, Chitra K. Soman and Manjit Kaur hold the national record in the 4 x 400m relay event. The team set a mark of 3:26.89 at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece which still stands to date.