This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.
The last vision impaired class is T13, and contains athletes with the greatest degree of sight. Their vision needs to be between 2/60 – 6/60, where they have a field of vision of more than five (5) degrees and less than twenty (20) degrees, and where they can recognize shapes located 2 to 6 meters away.
Like other women’s vision impaired classes, the T13 class doesn’t have a great depth of available records despite the class having been around for a while. The United States’ Maria Runyan hold numerous world records dating back to the 1990s, including in the 400 meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, 5000 meters, high jump, long jump and the pentathlon. Cuba’s Omara Durand, whose vision has since deteriorated and is now classed T12, also hold a record in the 200 meters. Her world record time of 0:24.24 dates to the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. The most recent record was set by the Chinese T11-T13 relay team in the 4 x 100 meter event, when they put up a time of 0:48.33. Individually, South Africa’s Ilse Hayes set a record in April 2015 in Brazil in the 100 meters with a time of 0:11.89.
|Event Type||Family Name||Given Name||NPC||Birth||Result||Wind||Time (ms)||Date||City||Country|
|Women’s 100 m||Hayes||Ilse||RSA||1985||0:11.89||+1.2||11890||2015-04-23||Sao Paulo||Brazil|
|Women’s 200 m||Durand||Omara||CUB||1991||0:24.24||-0.6||24240||2011-01-26||Christchurch||New Zealand|
|Women’s 400 m||Runyan||Marla||USA||0:54.46||54460||1995-01-03||Los Angeles||United States of America|
|Women’s 800 m||Runyan||Marla||USA||2:03.18||123180||1999-01-01||Boston||United States of America|
|Women’s 1500 m||Runyan||Marla||USA||4:05.27||245270||1999-01-01||Seville||Spain|
|Women’s 5000 m||Runyan||Marla||USA||15:07.19||907190||1999-08-27||Seville||Spain|
|Women’s 4×100 m||CHN||0:48.33||48330||2016-04-22||Beijing||China|
|Women’s High Jump||Runyan||Marla||USA||1.8||1995-01-01||Colorado||United States of America|
|Women’s Long Jump||Runyan||Marla||USA||5.88||+0.0||1995-01-01||Colorado||United States of America|
|Women’s Shot Put||Sivakova||Tamara||BLR||1965||13.05||1998-07-25||Madrid||Spain|
|Women’s Discus Throw||Maso Belicer||Liiudya||CUB||1970||44.67||2000-10-23||Sydney||Australia|
|Women’s Pentathlon||Runyan||Marla||USA||3661||1996-08-22||Atlanta||United States of America|