World Athletics ratifies four World Records set in 2023

Mondo Duplantis dominated the Pole Vault event in 2023

World Athletics ratifies four World Records set in 2023

Funmilayo Fameso 22:15 - 23.11.2023

Here are the four World Records ratified by World Athletics.

The athletics governing body of the world, World Athletics have ratified four World Records (WR) set in the 2023 season.

These WRs are:

Men’s World Shot Put Record

23.56m Ryan Crouser (USA) Los Angeles 27 May 2023

Men’s world pole vault record

6.23m Mondo Duplantis (SWE) Eugene 17 September 2023

Women’s world 5000m record

14:00.21 Gudaf Tsegay (ETH) Eugene 17 September 2023

Men’s world U20 mile record

3:48.06 Reynold Cheruiyot (KEN) Eugene 16 September 2023

Duplantis made history at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League in Eugene, back in the stadium where he broke the WR to win his first senior world title in 2022.

The Swedish pole vault star set the seventh world record of his career, clearing 6.23m on his first attempt.

Ethiopia's Tsegay set the second senior WR of her career and her first outdoors, improving the world 5000m record with her remarkable 14:00.21 run.

That performance took almost five seconds off the previous world record of 14:05.20 that Faith Kipyegon set in Paris in June as part of a record spree that also saw her set global marks for the 1500m and mile.

Kenya’s world U20 1500m champion Cheruiyot clocked 3:48.06 to finish fifth in the Bowerman Mile, improving the world U20 mile record by more than a second. The previous record of 3:49.29 was set by Ilham Tanui Ozbilen in Oslo on 3 July 2009.

Finally, Crouser launched his shot put implement to 23.56m at the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix on 27 May.

With that performance, the world and Olympic champion added 19cm to the previous WR of 23.37m that he achieved at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene in June 2021.