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Decathlon world record progression

The current men's world record holder Kevin Mayer.

The first world record in the decathlon was recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1922.

As of 23 June 2012, 36 men's world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.

The first world record in the women's decathlon was recognized by the IAAF in 2004. As of 21 June 2009, two world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event. The current world record holder in the decathlon is French national Kevin Mayer. Over the years athletes have become bigger, stronger, and faster; in turn athletes scored more points leading to the world record where it stands now at 9126 points by the current world record holder Kevin Mayer.

Records

Estonian Aleksander Klumberg was the first official record holder.
Roman Šebrle was the first man to score over 9,000 points.
Yang Chuan-kwang was the first and, so far, only decathlon world record holder from outside Europe and the United States.

Men

Points Adjusted
points
Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
7,485.61 6,087 Aleksander Klumberg  EST 1922-09-22 Helsinki
7,710.775 6,476 Harold Osborn  USA 1924-07-12 Paris
7,820.93 6,460 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1926-07-18 Viipuri
7,995.19 6,566 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1927-07-17 Helsinki
8,053.29 6,587 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1928-08-04 Amsterdam
8,255.475 6,865 Akilles Järvinen  FIN 1930-07-20 Viipuri
8,462.235 6,736 James Bausch  USA 1932-08-06 Los Angeles
8,790.46 7,147 Hans-Heinrich Sievert  GER 1934-07-08 Hamburg
7,900 7,254 Glenn Morris  USA 1936-08-08 Berlin
8,042 7,287 Bob Mathias  USA 1950-06-30 Tulare
7,887 7,592 Bob Mathias  USA 1952-07-26 Helsinki
7,985 7,608 Rafer Johnson  USA 1955-06-11 Kingsburg
8,014 7,653 Vasili Kuznetsov  URS 1958-05-18 Krasnodar
8,302 7,989 Rafer Johnson  USA 1958-07-28 Moscow
8,357 7,839 Vasili Kuznetsov  URS 1959-05-17 Moscow
8,683 7,981 Rafer Johnson  USA 1960-07-09 Eugene
9,121 8,010 Yang Chuan-kwang  ROC 1963-04-28 Walnut
8,230 8,120 Russ Hodge  USA 1966-07-24 Los Angeles
8,319 8,235 Kurt Bendlin  FRG 1967-05-14 Heidelberg
8,417 8,310 Bill Toomey  USA 1969-12-11 Los Angeles
8,454 8,466 Mykola Avilov  URS 1972-09-08 Munich
8,524 8,420 Bruce Jenner  USA 1975-08-10 Eugene
8,538 8,454 Bruce Jenner  USA 1976-06-26 Eugene
8,618 8,634 Bruce Jenner  USA 1976-07-30 Montreal
8,622 8,648 Daley Thompson  GBR 1980-05-15 Götzis
8,649 8,667 Guido Kratschmer  FRG 1980-06-14 Filderstadt-Bernhausen
8,704 8,730 Daley Thompson  GBR 1982-05-23 Götzis
8,723 8,741 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1982-08-15 Ulm
8,743 8,774 Daley Thompson  GBR 1982-09-08 Athens
8,779 8,825 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1983-06-05 Filderstadt-Bernhausen
8,798 8,832 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1984-05-09 Mannheim
8,798 8,847 Daley Thompson  GBR 1984-08-09 Los Angeles
8,891 8,891 Dan O'Brien  USA 1992-09-05 Talence
8,994 8,994 Tomáš Dvořák  CZE 1999-07-04 Prague
9,026 9,026 Roman Šebrle  CZE 2001-05-27 Götzis
9,039 9,039 Ashton Eaton  USA 2012-06-23 Eugene
9,045 9,045 Ashton Eaton  USA 2015-08-29 Beijing
9,126 9,126 Kevin Mayer  FRA 2018-09-16 Talence

Women

Austra Skujytė – the current women's record holder.
Points Athlete Nation Date Place
8,150 Marie Collonvillé  FRA 2004-09-26 Talence
8,358 Austra Skujytė  LTU 2005-04-15 Columbia, Missouri

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