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Looking towards athletics in Rio: T13 women’s world records

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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 Javelin Tang Guoli CHN 43.82 2000-05-07 Shanghai China
Women’s Pentathlon Runyan Marla USA 3661 1996-08-22 Atlanta United States of America
Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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