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Running World Records


Ever wonder what the world's fastest times were for races that you run? Here is a list of common road race distances and the associated world record time. There may be faster times for some of these events in indoor events.


Distance Runner
Sex
Time Place/Date Pace Per Mile
1 Mile Hicham El Guerrouj
Male
3:43:13 Rome
7/14/1998
3:43
1 MileSvetlana Masterkova
Female
4:12.56Zurich Switzerland
8/14/1996
4:12
5K Kenenisa Bekele
Male
12:37 Hengelo, Netherlands
5/31/2004
4:04
5K Tirunesh Dibaba
Female
14:11 Oslo, Norway
6/6/2008
4:36
8K Ismael Kirui
Male
22:02 Dublin, Ireland
5/2/1993
4:26
8K Paula Radcliffe
Female
24:05 San Juan Puerto Rico
2/23/2003
4:50
10K Kenenisa Bekele
Male
26:17 Brussels, Belgium
8/26/2005
4:14
10K Almaz Ayana
Female
29:17 Rio De Janeiro
8/12/2016
4:43
15K Leonard Komon
Male
41:13 Nijmegen, Netherlands
11/23/2010
4:25
15K Florence Kiplagat
Female
46:14 Barcelona Spain
2/15/15
5:00
10 Miles Haile Gebrselassie
Male
44:23 Tilburg Netherlands
9/4/2005
4:26
10 Miles Paula Radcliffe
Female
50:01 Newcastle United Kingdom
9/21/2003
5:00
HALF
Marathon
Zersenay Tadese
Male
58:23 Lisbon
3/20/2010
4:27
HALF
Marathon
Florence Kiplagat
Female
1:05:40 Barcelona, Spain
2/15/2015
5:00
Marathon Dennis Kimetto
Male
2:02:57 Berlin Germany
10/31/2014
4:41
Marathon Paula Radcliffe
Female
2:15:25 London England
9/25/2011
5:10
100K Takahiro Sunada
Male
6:13:33 Lake Saroma Japan
6/21/1998
6:00
100K Tomoe Abe
Female
6:33:11 Lake Saroma Japan
6/25/2000
6:19


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