The Athletics Events In Which Women Perform Better Relative To Men-Top 5

  1. Marathon, Women’s World Record 2:15.25, Paula Radcliffe UK, Men’s World Record 2:03.59, Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia, Women’s WR compared to men’s WR: 91.56%
  2. 100m, Women’s World Record 10.49s, Florence Griffith Joyner USA, Men’s World Record 9.58s, Usain Bolt Jamaica, Women’s WR compared to men’s WR: 91.32%
  3. 400m, Women’s World Record 47.60s, Marita Koch Germany, Men’s World Record 43.18s, Michael Johnson USA, Women’s WR compared to men’s WR: 90.71%
  4. 20km walk, Women’s World Record 1:25.41, Olimpiada Ivanova Russia, Men’s World Record 1:17.16, Vladimir Kanaykin Russia, Women’s WR compared to men’s WR: 90.02%
  5. 200m, Women’s World Record 21.34s, Florence Griffith Joyner USA, Men’s World Record 19.19s, Usain Bolt Jamaica, Women’s WR compared to men’s WR: 89.93%

This list denotes the athletics events in which women are most dominant, relative to men. It is ranked from 1 to 5, with 1 being the event that women perform best in compared to men. The Women’s and Men’s World Records are the distances and times that are being compared here.

It is worth pointing out that several events weren’t considered for this list due to discrepancies between the men’s and women’s events. These include all throwing events, 50km walk, hurdles events, the steeplechase and multi events. These men’s and women’s events can’t be compared due to differing weights, heights or lengths.

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