200 metres straight
In the 1960s, the straight 200 metres was a separate world record event for men until IAAF deleted this variation from its list of official records. The race was more common during the early to mid 20th century, when panhandle tracks, with 200 metre straightaways, were common. The United States Olympic Trials held the event on a straight until 1932.
- Butler, Mark (2010-05-13). "Can Tyson Gay break Smith's record in Manchester?". BBC Sport Athletics. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- Due to the fact that IAAF has stopped ratifying records for this distance, Smith's time as the last ratified record will be permanent. Gay's time is the World's Best.
Butler, Mark (2010-05-16). "Manchester Street Race Analysis". www.trackandfieldnews.com. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
- Martin, David (2010-05-16). "Gay clocks 19.41 on straight 200m in Manchester". IAAF. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-17.