Ultimate Event Rankings

400m Hurdles Ultimate Rankings

Who are the top 400m hurdlers of all-time, regardless of gender? 

How does Edwin Moses' hurdle career compare to Lashinda Demus'? Dalilah Muhammad's to Kevin Young's? 

These were just some of the questions we set out to answer by calculating FloTrack’s 400m Hurdles Ultimate Rankings, a points-based system that factors in three elements of an athlete’s résumé to determine greatness in track and field: 

- Medals 

- PR ranking all-time (scored through top 20 all-time)

- Total number of top 20 all-time performances 

Using this formula, the goal was to form a baseline where men and women could be compared on an equal playing field. The result was the definitive list of the top 20 400m hurdlers in world history.

(Note: this ranking has been updated to include all performances ahead of the 2019 IAAF World Championships.)

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