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African youth bests in athletics

African youth bests in the sport of athletics are the all-time best marks set in competition by African athletes aged 17 or younger throughout the entire calendar year of the performance. Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) doesn't maintain an official list for such performances. All bests shown on this list are tracked by statisticians not officially sanctioned by the governing body.

Contents

  • Outdoor 1
    • Boys 1.1
    • Girls 1.2
  • Indoor 2
    • Boys 2.1
    • Girls 2.2
  • References 3

Outdoor

Boys

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
100m 10.20 (+1.5 m/s) Tlotliso Leotlela  South Africa 7 September 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games Apia, Samoa 17 years, 118 days [1]
200 m
400 m
800 m 1:43.37 Mohamed Aman  Ethiopia 10 September 2011 Rieti Meeting Rieti, Italy 17 years, 243 days [2][3]
1000 m 2:17.59 Japheth Kimutai  Kenya 23 August 1995 Copenhagen, Denmark 16 years, 246 days
1500 m 3:33.72 Nicholas Kiptanui Kemboi  Kenya 18 August 2006 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland 16 years, 243 days
Mile 3:54.56 Isaac Songok  Kenya 20 August 2001 Linz, Austria 17 years, 117 days
2000 m 4:56.86 Isaac Songok  Kenya 31 August 2001 ISTAF Berlin, Germany 17 years, 128 days
3000 m 7:32.37 Abreham Cherkos  Ethiopia 11 July 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland 16 years, 291 days
Two miles 8:16.07 Abreham Cherkos  Ethiopia 28 May 2006 Eugene, United States 16 years, 247 days
5000 m 12:54.19 Abreham Cherkos  Ethiopia 14 July 2006 Golden Gala Rome, Italy 16 years, 294 days
10000 m 27:02.81 Ibrahim Jeylan  Ethiopia 25 August 2006 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium 17 years, 74 days
Half marathon 1:00:38 Phaustin Baha Sulle  Tanzania 4 September 1999 Lille Half Marathon Lille, France 17 years, 97 days
Marathon
110 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
110 m hurdles
(99/100 cm)
110 m hurdles
(106.7 cm)
400 m hurdles
(84.0 cm)
400 m hurdles
(88.4 cm)
49.86 Marthinus Kritzinger  South Africa 18 July 1999 Bydgoszcz, Poland 17 years, 158 days
400 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
48.89 Louis Jacob van Zyl  South Africa 19 July 2002 Kingston, Jamaica 16 years, 364 days
2000 m steeplechase 5:21.36 Nabil Ouhaddi  Morocco 16 July 2006 Rabat, Morocco 16 years, 335 days
3000 m steeplechase 8:17.28 Jonathan Ndiku  Kenya 13 July 2008 Bydgoszcz, Poland 16 years, 299 days
High Jump
Pole Vault
Long Jump
Triple jump
Shot put (5 kg)
Shot put (5.44 kg)
Shot put (6 kg)
Shot put (7.26 kg)
Discus throw
(1.5 kg)
Discus throw
(1.75 kg)
Discus throw
(2 kg)
Hammer throw
(5 kg)
Hammer throw
(6 kg)
Hammer throw
(7.26 kg)
Javelin throw
(700 g)
Javelin throw
(800 g)
Octathlon
(100 m), (long jump), (shot put), (400 m) /
(110 m hurdles), (high jump), (javelin), (1000 m)
Decathlon
(100 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump), (400 m) /
(110 m hurdles), (discus), (pole vault), (javelin), (1500 m)
10000 m walk (track)
10 km walk (road)
20000 m walk (track)
20 km walk (road)
50000 m walk (track)
50 km walk (road)
4 × 100 metres relay
4 × 400 metres relay
Medley relay

Girls

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
100 m
200 m
400 m
800 m
1000 m
1500 m 4:02.83 Gudaf Tsegay  Ethiopia 21 May 2014 IAAF World Challenge Beijing Beijing, China 17 years, 118 days [4]
Mile 4:30.81 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 2 August 2003 KBC Night of Athletics Heusden-Zolder, Netherlands 17 years, 168 days
2000 m 5:46.5+ Sally Barsosio  Kenya 16 August 1995 Weltklasse Zürich Zürich, Switzerland 17 years, 148 days
3000 m
5000 m
10000 m
Half marathon 1:10:30 Tsegereda Girma  Ethiopia 13 March 2011 CPC Loop Den Haag The Hague, Netherlands 15 years, 286 days [5]
Marathon
100 m hurdles (76.2 cm)
100 m hurdles (84 cm)
400 m hurdles
2000 m steeplechase 6:11.83 Korahubish Itaa  Ethiopia 10 July 2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 17 years, 132 days
3000 m steeplechase 9:28.36 Tigist Getnet  Ethiopia 12 July 2014 Glasgow Grand Prix Glasgow, Great Britain 17 years, 5 days [6]
High jump 1.96 m A Charmaine Gale-Weavers  South Africa 4 April 1981 Bloemfontein, South Africa 17 years, 36 days
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Discus throw
Hammer throw
Javelin throw
Heptathlon
(100 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (200 m) / (long jump), (javelin), (800 m)
5000 m walk (track)
10000 m walk (track)
10 km walk (road)
20000 m walk (track)
10 km walk (road)
4x100 m relay
4x400 m relay
Medley relay

Indoor

Boys

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
60 m
200 m
400 m
800 m 1:48.12 Mohamed Aman  Ethiopia 8 February 2011 Meeting Pas de Calais Liévin, France 17 years, 29 days [7]
1000 m
1500 m 3:42.91 Samson Kiplangat  Kenya 2 February 2003 Stuttgart, Germany 16 years, 84 days
Mile
2000 m 4:57.74 Yomif Kejelcha  Ethiopia 28 February 2014 Meeting National en salle de Metz Metz, France 16 years, 211 days [8][9]
3000 m 7:42.05 Yomif Kejelcha  Ethiopia 26 January 2014 Meeting National en salle de Bordeaux Bordeaux, France 16 years, 178 days [10][11]
5000 m
60 m hurdles
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Heptathlon
(60 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump) / (60 m hurdles), (pole vault), (1000 m)
5000 m walk
4x400 m relay

Girls

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
60 m
200 m
400 m
800 m
1500 m
Mile
3000 m 8:46.01 Gotytom Gebreslase  Ethiopia 4 February 2012 Boston, United States 17 years, 20 days
5000 m
60 m hurdles
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Pentathlon
(60 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (long jump), (800 m)
3000 m walk
4x400 m relay

References

  1. ^ Phil Minshull (7 September 2015). "Leotlela clocks second fastest ever youth 100m with 10.20 in Samoa". IAAF. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Diego Sampaolo (10 September 2011). "Rieti's temple to middle distance witnesses Rudisha clock 1:41.33 and Kiprop romp to 3:30.46 in Rieti - IAAF World Challenge".  
  3. ^ "800 Metres Results" (PDF). www.rietimeeting.com. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Len Johnson (21 May 2014). "Three world leads and big nights for China and Beijing".  
  5. ^ "Desisa and Chepcirchir take fast Half Marathon wins in The Hague".  
  6. ^ Matthew Brown (12 July 2014). "Rudisha delivers in Glasgow, Ayalew leads the world over the barriers - IAAF Diamond Leaguee".  
  7. ^ "800 Metres Results" (PDF). www.meeting-pasdecalais.com. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Metz 2000 Metres Results". bases.athle.com. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Alfons Juck (1 March 2014). "EME News February 28th-March 1st". American Track & Field. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bordeaux 3000 Metres Results". bases.athle.com. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Alfons Juck (27 January 2014). "EME News January 26th". American Track & Field. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
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