However I think a little list-teasing here and there can be shall we say useful / entertaining / delightful - take your pick.
Aim: update on Wednesdays the previous week ending Sundays, with 'extras' through the week
new GBR top rankers week mon10-sun 16may
(SP retrospective credit: Tilastopaia suggesting Myerscough did 19.99 out, 16jan10 & 20.44 in, 12mar10; we'll go with Power of 10 that both are 'in' performances, so early on this outdoor season 18.34 by Scott Rider, 8may10 is GBR tops; all power to our throwers including those here in cold-weather UK)
(DT 62.99 Brett Morse, 8may20 was neglected by IAAF & Tilastopaia a week ago or so. What do we see now: his 61.11 of 16.05.10 gets IAAF listing (his 62.99 would place 21st), and, and now sadly in Tilastopaia's top 20 (which has, when prodded, incorporated the differences it had with the IAAF's listings placed in this forum) 20th is 63.22. Anyway Morse still tops the GBR list.)
6.29.58 Raven 2k st ch
see Power of 10
Quite a vibrant week (if I get 10/10 here for accuracy from Isabre I'll be surprised).
World front new leaders:
100: 9.89 Tyson Gay USA
800: 1:43.00 David Rudisha KEN
5000: 12:51.21 Eliud Kipchoge KEN
3000S: 8:06.28 Ezekiel Kemboi KEN
TJ: 17.47 Alexis Copello CUB
SP: 21.82 Christian Cantwell USA
400: 50.15 Allyson Felix USA
1500: 4:01.63 Nancy Lagat KEN
PV: 4.70 Silke Spiegelburg GER
TJ: 14.76 Olha Saladuha UKR
JT: 68.89 Mariya Abakumova RUS
see IAAF & Tilastopaia (free section)
New National Records
wk m 26apr - su 02may .......... 27
wk m 03may - su 09may ......... 49
- there was a big meet in Cairo
wk m 10may - su 16may .......... 24
- rarely-done events not included eg Turner 22.30 200h
wk m 17may - su 23may .......... 1 so far
- W 3000SC 10'09''56 Sudha Singh 1986 IND 17/05/2010 Kochi
see (subscription site; how Michel Saint-Raymond keeps track of 200+ nations records is just incredible I am sure)
If for instance this year Kirani James, GRN, '92, impresses with 45.01 (not a GRB rec, held by Francique, 44.47, '04) their new M PV rec 3.95 Felix is less world-impacting, though W 800 1'59''60 Neisha Bernard-Thomas 1981 01/05/2010 is world class.
W PV 4,55m Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou 1986 GRE 14/05/2010 Ad-Dahwhah: is Dennison territory (GBR rec in/out 4.60).
M 3000SC 8'10''29 Roba Gari 1982 ETH 14/05/2010 Ad-Dawhah: will ETH at last start to challenge KEN in the st ch?
tomorrow: a Men 100 extra via Michel Saint-Raymond's site