Running World Records

Here is a complete list of running world records from 100 meters up through 100 miles for both women and men. Our world records come from a few different sources. We list the official IAAF world records wherever possible and filled in from other sources in the distances that the IAAF doesn’t maintain records for. All distances 15 kilometers and longer are road times, not track times. (For example, we list the road 20K record, not the 20,000 meter track record.) For all races 10,000 meters and shorter, we list track records. Each record includes the calculated pace per mile. To see pace per kilometer instead, view the Metric version of this page. Each record includes the calculated pace per kilometer. To see pace per mile instead, view the Imperial version of this page.

Men

RaceDistanceDistanceRecordPacePaceDateAthlete NameSource
100 Meters0.06 miles0.1 km9.582:34/mile1:36/kmAug 16, 2009Usain BoltIAAF, 2018
200 Meters0.12 miles0.2 km19.192:34/mile1:36/kmAug 20, 2009Usain BoltIAAF, 2018
400 Meters0.25 miles0.4 km43.032:53/mile1:48/kmAug 14, 2016Wayde van NiekerkIAAF, 2018
800 Meters0.5 miles0.8 km1:413:23/mile2:06/kmAug 9, 2012David RudishaIAAF, 2018
1000 Meters0.62 miles1 km2:123:32/mile2:12/kmSep 5, 1999Noah NgenyIAAF, 2018
1500 Meters0.93 miles1.5 km3:263:41/mile2:17/kmJul 14, 1998Hicham El GuerroujIAAF, 2018
Mile1 mile1.6 km3:433:43/mile2:19/kmJul 7, 1999Hicham El GuerroujIAAF, 2018
2000 Meters1.2 miles2 km4:453:49/mile2:22/kmSep 7, 1999Hicham El GuerroujIAAF, 2018
3000 Meters1.9 miles3 km7:213:56/mile2:27/kmSep 1, 1996Daniel KomenIAAF, 2018
2 Miles2 miles3.2 km7:593:59/mile2:29/kmJul 19, 1997Daniel KomenTrack & Field News, 2018
5000 Meters3.1 miles5 km12:374:04/mile2:31/kmMay 31, 2004Kenenisa BekeleIAAF, 2018
10,000 Meters6.2 miles10 km26:174:14/mile2:38/kmAug 26, 2005Kenenisa BekeleIAAF, 2018
15 Kilometers9.3 miles15 km41:134:25/mile2:45/kmNov 21, 2010Leonard Patrick KomonIAAF, 2018
10 Miles10 miles16.1 km44:244:26/mile2:46/kmSep 4, 2005Haile GebrselassieARRS, 2018
20 Kilometers12.4 miles20 km55:214:27/mile2:46/kmMar 21, 2010Zersenay TadeseIAAF, 2018
Half Marathon13.1 miles21.1 km58:234:27/mile2:46/kmMar 21, 2010Zersenay TadeseIAAF, 2018
25 Kilometers15.5 miles25 km1:11:184:35/mile2:51/kmMay 6, 2012Dennis KimettoIAAF, 2018
30 Kilometers18.6 miles30 km1:27:134:41/mile2:54/kmApr 24, 2016Eliud KipchogeIAAF, 2018
Marathon26.2 miles42.2 km2:02:574:41/mile2:55/kmSep 28, 2014Dennis KimettoIAAF, 2018
50 Kilometers31.1 miles50 km2:43:385:16/mile3:16/kmApr 12, 1988Thompson MagawanaAUA, 2018
50 Miles50 miles80.5 km4:50:515:49/mile3:37/kmOct 14, 1984Bruce FordyceAUA, 2018
100 Kilometers62.1 miles100 km6:13:336:01/mile3:44/kmJun 21, 1998Takahiro SunadaIAAF, 2018
100 Miles100 miles160.9 km12:05:437:15/mile4:31/kmSep 27, 1997Andy JonesAUA, 2018

Men’s 100 Meters

Record9.58 seconds
Distance0.06 miles0.1 km
Pace2:34/mile1:36/km
DateAug 16, 2009
Athlete NameUsain Bolt
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 200 Meters

Record19.19 seconds
Distance0.12 miles0.2 km
Pace2:34/mile1:36/km
DateAug 20, 2009
Athlete NameUsain Bolt
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 400 Meters

Record43.03 seconds
Distance0.25 miles0.4 km
Pace2:53/mile1:48/km
DateAug 14, 2016
Athlete NameWayde van Niekerk
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 800 Meters

Record1:41
Distance0.5 miles0.8 km
Pace3:23/mile2:06/km
DateAug 9, 2012
Athlete NameDavid Rudisha
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 1000 Meters

Record2:12
Distance0.62 miles1 km
Pace3:32/mile2:12/km
DateSep 5, 1999
Athlete NameNoah Ngeny
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 1500 Meters

Record3:26
Distance0.93 miles1.5 km
Pace3:41/mile2:17/km
DateJul 14, 1998
Athlete NameHicham El Guerrouj
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s Mile

Record3:43
Distance1 mile1.6 km
Pace3:43/mile2:19/km
DateJul 7, 1999
Athlete NameHicham El Guerrouj
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 2000 Meters

Record4:45
Distance1.2 miles2 km
Pace3:49/mile2:22/km
DateSep 7, 1999
Athlete NameHicham El Guerrouj
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 3000 Meters

Record7:21
Distance1.9 miles3 km
Pace3:56/mile2:27/km
DateSep 1, 1996
Athlete NameDaniel Komen
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 2 Miles

Record7:59
Distance2 miles3.2 km
Pace3:59/mile2:29/km
DateJul 19, 1997
Athlete NameDaniel Komen
SourceTrack & Field News, 2018

Men’s 5000 Meters

Record12:37
Distance3.1 miles5 km
Pace4:04/mile2:31/km
DateMay 31, 2004
Athlete NameKenenisa Bekele
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 10,000 Meters

Record26:17
Distance6.2 miles10 km
Pace4:14/mile2:38/km
DateAug 26, 2005
Athlete NameKenenisa Bekele
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 15 Kilometers

Record41:13
Distance9.3 miles15 km
Pace4:25/mile2:45/km
DateNov 21, 2010
Athlete NameLeonard Patrick Komon
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 10 Miles

Record44:24
Distance10 miles16.1 km
Pace4:26/mile2:46/km
DateSep 4, 2005
Athlete NameHaile Gebrselassie
SourceARRS, 2018

Men’s 20 Kilometers

Record55:21
Distance12.4 miles20 km
Pace4:27/mile2:46/km
DateMar 21, 2010
Athlete NameZersenay Tadese
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s Half Marathon

Record58:23
Distance13.1 miles21.1 km
Pace4:27/mile2:46/km
DateMar 21, 2010
Athlete NameZersenay Tadese
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 25 Kilometers

Record1:11:18
Distance15.5 miles25 km
Pace4:35/mile2:51/km
DateMay 6, 2012
Athlete NameDennis Kimetto
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 30 Kilometers

Record1:27:13
Distance18.6 miles30 km
Pace4:41/mile2:54/km
DateApr 24, 2016
Athlete NameEliud Kipchoge
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s Marathon

Record2:02:57
Distance26.2 miles42.2 km
Pace4:41/mile2:55/km
DateSep 28, 2014
Athlete NameDennis Kimetto
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 50 Kilometers

Record2:43:38
Distance31.1 miles50 km
Pace5:16/mile3:16/km
DateApr 12, 1988
Athlete NameThompson Magawana
SourceAUA, 2018

Men’s 50 Miles

Record4:50:51
Distance50 miles80.5 km
Pace5:49/mile3:37/km
DateOct 14, 1984
Athlete NameBruce Fordyce
SourceAUA, 2018

Men’s 100 Kilometers

Record6:13:33
Distance62.1 miles100 km
Pace6:01/mile3:44/km
DateJun 21, 1998
Athlete NameTakahiro Sunada
SourceIAAF, 2018

Men’s 100 Miles

Record12:05:43
Distance100 miles160.9 km
Pace7:15/mile4:31/km
DateSep 27, 1997
Athlete NameAndy Jones
SourceAUA, 2018

Women

RaceDistanceDistanceRecordPacePaceDateAthlete NameSource
100 Meters0.06 miles0.1 km10.492:49/mile1:45/kmJul 16, 1988Florence Griffith-JoynerIAAF, 2018
200 Meters0.12 miles0.2 km21.342:52/mile1:47/kmSep 29, 1988Florence Griffith-JoynerIAAF, 2018
400 Meters0.25 miles0.4 km47.63:12/mile1:59/kmOct 6, 1985Marita KochIAAF, 2018
800 Meters0.5 miles0.8 km1:533:48/mile2:22/kmJul 26, 1983Jarmila KratochvílováIAAF, 2018
1000 Meters0.62 miles1 km2:294:00/mile2:29/kmAug 23, 1996Svetlana MasterkovaIAAF, 2018
1500 Meters0.93 miles1.5 km3:504:07/mile2:33/kmJul 17, 2015Genzebe DibabaIAAF, 2018
Mile1 mile1.6 km4:134:13/mile2:37/kmAug 14, 1996Svetlana MasterkovaIAAF, 2018
2000 Meters1.2 miles2 km5:254:22/mile2:43/kmJul 8, 1994Sonia O'SullivanIAAF, 2018
3000 Meters1.9 miles3 km8:064:21/mile2:42/kmSep 13, 1993Junxia WangIAAF, 2018
2 Miles2 miles3.2 km8:594:29/mile2:47/kmSep 17, 2007Meseret DefarTrack & Field News, 2018
5000 Meters3.1 miles5 km14:114:34/mile2:50/kmJun 6, 2008Tirunesh DibabaIAAF, 2018
10,000 Meters6.2 miles10 km29:174:43/mile2:56/kmAug 12, 2016Almaz AYANAIAAF, 2018
15 Kilometers9.3 miles15 km45:374:54/mile3:02/kmApr 1, 2017Joyciline JepkosgeiIAAF, 2018
10 Miles10 miles16.1 km50:015:00/mile3:06/kmSep 21, 2003Paula RadcliffePeter Larsson, 2018
20 Kilometers12.4 miles20 km1:01:254:57/mile3:04/kmApr 1, 2017Joyciline JepkosgeiIAAF, 2018
Half Marathon13.1 miles21.1 km1:04:514:57/mile3:04/kmOct 22, 2017Joyciline JepkosgeiIAAF, 2018
25 Kilometers15.5 miles25 km1:19:535:09/mile3:12/kmMay 9, 2010Mary Jepkosgei KeitanyIAAF, 2018
30 Kilometers18.6 miles30 km1:36:055:09/mile3:12/kmApr 23, 2017Mary Jepkosgei KeitanyIAAF, 2018
Marathon26.2 miles42.2 km2:15:255:10/mile3:13/kmApr 13, 2003Paula RadcliffeIAAF, 2018
50 Kilometers31.1 miles50 km3:08:396:04/mile3:46/kmMar 25, 1989Frith van der MerweAUA, 2018
50 Miles50 miles80.5 km5:40:186:48/mile4:14/kmFeb 23, 1991Ann TrasonAUA, 2018
100 Kilometers62.1 miles100 km6:33:116:20/mile3:56/kmJun 25, 2000Tomoe AbeIAAF, 2018
100 Miles100 miles160.9 km13:47:418:17/mile5:09/kmApr 5, 1991Ann TrasonAUA, 2018

Women’s 100 Meters

Record10.49 seconds
Distance0.06 miles0.1 km
Pace2:49/mile1:45/km
DateJul 16, 1988
Athlete NameFlorence Griffith-Joyner
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 200 Meters

Record21.34 seconds
Distance0.12 miles0.2 km
Pace2:52/mile1:47/km
DateSep 29, 1988
Athlete NameFlorence Griffith-Joyner
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 400 Meters

Record47.6 seconds
Distance0.25 miles0.4 km
Pace3:12/mile1:59/km
DateOct 6, 1985
Athlete NameMarita Koch
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 800 Meters

Record1:53
Distance0.5 miles0.8 km
Pace3:48/mile2:22/km
DateJul 26, 1983
Athlete NameJarmila Kratochvílová
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 1000 Meters

Record2:29
Distance0.62 miles1 km
Pace4:00/mile2:29/km
DateAug 23, 1996
Athlete NameSvetlana Masterkova
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 1500 Meters

Record3:50
Distance0.93 miles1.5 km
Pace4:07/mile2:33/km
DateJul 17, 2015
Athlete NameGenzebe Dibaba
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s Mile

Record4:13
Distance1 mile1.6 km
Pace4:13/mile2:37/km
DateAug 14, 1996
Athlete NameSvetlana Masterkova
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 2000 Meters

Record5:25
Distance1.2 miles2 km
Pace4:22/mile2:43/km
DateJul 8, 1994
Athlete NameSonia O'Sullivan
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 3000 Meters

Record8:06
Distance1.9 miles3 km
Pace4:21/mile2:42/km
DateSep 13, 1993
Athlete NameJunxia Wang
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 2 Miles

Record8:59
Distance2 miles3.2 km
Pace4:29/mile2:47/km
DateSep 17, 2007
Athlete NameMeseret Defar
SourceTrack & Field News, 2018

Women’s 5000 Meters

Record14:11
Distance3.1 miles5 km
Pace4:34/mile2:50/km
DateJun 6, 2008
Athlete NameTirunesh Dibaba
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 10,000 Meters

Record29:17
Distance6.2 miles10 km
Pace4:43/mile2:56/km
DateAug 12, 2016
Athlete NameAlmaz AYANA
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 15 Kilometers

Record45:37
Distance9.3 miles15 km
Pace4:54/mile3:02/km
DateApr 1, 2017
Athlete NameJoyciline Jepkosgei
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 10 Miles

Record50:01
Distance10 miles16.1 km
Pace5:00/mile3:06/km
DateSep 21, 2003
Athlete NamePaula Radcliffe
SourcePeter Larsson, 2018

Women’s 20 Kilometers

Record1:01:25
Distance12.4 miles20 km
Pace4:57/mile3:04/km
DateApr 1, 2017
Athlete NameJoyciline Jepkosgei
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s Half Marathon

Record1:04:51
Distance13.1 miles21.1 km
Pace4:57/mile3:04/km
DateOct 22, 2017
Athlete NameJoyciline Jepkosgei
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 25 Kilometers

Record1:19:53
Distance15.5 miles25 km
Pace5:09/mile3:12/km
DateMay 9, 2010
Athlete NameMary Jepkosgei Keitany
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 30 Kilometers

Record1:36:05
Distance18.6 miles30 km
Pace5:09/mile3:12/km
DateApr 23, 2017
Athlete NameMary Jepkosgei Keitany
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s Marathon

Record2:15:25
Distance26.2 miles42.2 km
Pace5:10/mile3:13/km
DateApr 13, 2003
Athlete NamePaula Radcliffe
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 50 Kilometers

Record3:08:39
Distance31.1 miles50 km
Pace6:04/mile3:46/km
DateMar 25, 1989
Athlete NameFrith van der Merwe
SourceAUA, 2018

Women’s 50 Miles

Record5:40:18
Distance50 miles80.5 km
Pace6:48/mile4:14/km
DateFeb 23, 1991
Athlete NameAnn Trason
SourceAUA, 2018

Women’s 100 Kilometers

Record6:33:11
Distance62.1 miles100 km
Pace6:20/mile3:56/km
DateJun 25, 2000
Athlete NameTomoe Abe
SourceIAAF, 2018

Women’s 100 Miles

Record13:47:41
Distance100 miles160.9 km
Pace8:17/mile5:09/km
DateApr 5, 1991
Athlete NameAnn Trason
SourceAUA, 2018

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