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All-Time Top 10 Lists

Yuriy Sedykh of the Soviet Union holds the current men’s world record of 86.76 meters (284’7″) set in 1986. The current women’s world record holder is Betty Heidler of Germany with a throw of 79.42m (260’06”) in 2011.

World Record Progressions

The men’s world record has improved by more than 30 meters (nearly 100 feet) in the past century while the woman’s record has quickly progressed since first being ratified in 1995.