Running World Records

Here is a complete list of running world records from 100 meters up through 100 miles. They have been compiled 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 10 kilometers and longer are road times, not track times. (For example, we list the road 10K record, not the 10,000 meter track record.) For all races 5 kilometers 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

Race NameRecordPacePaceDateAthlete NameSource
100 Meters9.582:34/mile1:36/kmAug 16, 2009Usain BoltIAAF, 2017
200 Meters19.192:34/mile1:36/kmAug 20, 2009Usain BoltIAAF, 2017
400 Meters43.032:53/mile1:48/kmAug 14, 2016Wayde van NiekerkIAAF, 2017
800 Meters1:413:23/mile2:06/kmAug 9, 2012David RudishaIAAF, 2017
1000 Meters2:123:32/mile2:12/kmSep 5, 1999Noah NgenyIAAF, 2017
1500 Meters3:263:41/mile2:17/kmJul 14, 1998Hicham El GuerroujIAAF, 2017
Mile3:433:43/mile2:19/kmJul 7, 1999Hicham El GuerroujIAAF, 2017
2 Kilometers4:453:49/mile2:22/kmSep 7, 1999Hicham El GuerroujIAAF, 2017
3 Kilometers7:213:56/mile2:27/kmSep 1, 1996Daniel KomenIAAF, 2017
2 Miles7:593:59/mile2:29/kmJul 19, 1997Daniel KomenTrack & Field News, 2017
5 Kilometers12:374:04/mile2:31/kmMay 31, 2004Kenenisa BekeleIAAF, 2017
10 Kilometers26:444:18/mile2:40/kmSep 26, 2010Leonard Patrick KomonIAAF, 2017
15 Kilometers41:134:25/mile2:45/kmNov 21, 2010Leonard Patrick KomonIAAF, 2017
10 Miles44:244:26/mile2:46/kmSep 4, 2005Haile GebrselassiePeter Larsson, 2017
20 Kilometers55:214:27/mile2:46/kmMar 21, 2010Zersenay TadeseIAAF, 2017
Half Marathon58:234:27/mile2:46/kmMar 21, 2010Zersenay TadeseIAAF, 2017
25 Kilometers1:11:184:35/mile2:51/kmMay 6, 2012Dennis KimettoIAAF, 2017
30 Kilometers1:27:374:42/mile2:55/kmApr 24, 2016Eliud KipchogeIAAF, 2017
Marathon2:02:574:41/mile2:55/kmSep 28, 2014Dennis KimettoIAAF, 2017
50 Kilometers2:43:385:16/mile3:16/kmApr 12, 1988Thompson MagawanaAUA, 2017
50 Miles4:50:515:49/mile3:37/kmOct 14, 1984Bruce FordyceAUA, 2017
100 Kilometers6:13:336:01/mile3:44/kmJun 21, 1998Takahiro SunadaIAAF, 2017
100 Miles12:05:437:15/mile4:31/kmSep 27, 1997Andy JonesAUA, 2017

Women

Race NameRecordPacePaceDateAthlete NameSource
100 Meters10.492:49/mile1:45/kmJul 16, 1988Florence Griffith-JoynerIAAF, 2017
200 Meters21.342:52/mile1:47/kmSep 29, 1988Florence Griffith-JoynerIAAF, 2017
400 Meters47.63:12/mile1:59/kmOct 6, 1985Marita KochIAAF, 2017
800 Meters1:533:48/mile2:22/kmJul 26, 1983Jarmila KratochvílováIAAF, 2017
1000 Meters2:294:00/mile2:29/kmAug 23, 1996Svetlana MasterkovaIAAF, 2017
1500 Meters3:504:07/mile2:33/kmJul 17, 2015Genzebe DibabaIAAF, 2017
Mile4:134:13/mile2:37/kmAug 14, 1996Svetlana MasterkovaIAAF, 2017
2 Kilometers5:254:22/mile2:43/kmJul 8, 1994Sonia O'SullivanIAAF, 2017
3 Kilometers8:064:21/mile2:42/kmSep 13, 1993Junxia WangIAAF, 2017
2 Miles8:594:29/mile2:47/kmSep 17, 2007Meseret DefarTrack & Field News, 2017
5 Kilometers14:114:34/mile2:50/kmJun 6, 2008Tirunesh DibabaIAAF, 2017
10 Kilometers30:214:53/mile3:02/kmFeb 23, 2003Paula RadcliffeIAAF, 2017
15 Kilometers46:144:58/mile3:05/kmFeb 15, 2015Florence KiplagatIAAF, 2017
10 Miles50:015:00/mile3:06/kmSep 21, 2003Paula RadcliffePeter Larsson, 2017
20 Kilometers1:01:544:59/mile3:06/kmFeb 15, 2015Florence KiplagatIAAF, 2017
Half Marathon1:05:094:58/mile3:05/kmFeb 10, 2017Peres JepchirchirIAAF, 2017
25 Kilometers1:19:535:09/mile3:12/kmMay 9, 2010Mary Jepkosgei KeitanyIAAF, 2017
30 Kilometers1:38:425:18/mile3:17/kmSep 25, 2016Aberu KebedeIAAF, 2017
Marathon2:15:255:10/mile3:13/kmApr 13, 2003Paula RadcliffeIAAF, 2017
50 Kilometers3:08:396:04/mile3:46/kmMar 25, 1989Frith van der MerweAUA, 2017
50 Miles5:40:186:48/mile4:14/kmFeb 23, 1991Ann TrasonAUA, 2017
100 Kilometers6:33:116:20/mile3:56/kmJun 25, 2000Tomoe AbeIAAF, 2017
100 Miles13:47:418:17/mile5:09/kmApr 5, 1991Ann TrasonAUA, 2017

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