Sex differences in sports

Table 1. Differences between Male and Female World Records

Event MaleRecord FemaleRecord Difference % Difference
100 metres 9.58 10.49 0.91 9%
200 metres 19.19 21.34 2.15 10%
400 metres 43.03 47.60 4.57 10%
800 metres 1:40.91 1:53.28 12.37 11%
1,500 metres 3:26.00 3:50.07 24.07 10%
5,000 metres 12:37.35 14:11.15 1:33 11%
10,000 metres 26:17.53 29:17.45 3:00 10%
Marathon 2:00:25 2:15:25 15:00 11%
High jump 2.45 m 2.09 m 0.36 m 17%
Long jump 8.95 m 7.52 m 1.43 m 19%
Triple Jump 18.29 m 15.50 m 2.79 m 18%
Pole vault 6.16 m 5.06 m 1.1 m 21%

From Quillette

Sex Differences, Gender, and Competitive Sport, by Andrew Langford