Ultimate Event Rankings

800m Ultimate Rankings

With his 2019 World title and 1:42.34 American record, Donavan Brazier has catapulted himself into the top 20 800m runners of all-time list. The 22-year-old is the lone new addition to the list since we last updated it in 2018.

As a refresher, here's how the Ultimate Rankings work:

FloTrack’s 800m 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 half-milers in world history.

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