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World leading times 2018

The lists presented below provide a glimpse into the world of global road-racing activity. The lists focus primarily on the half-marathon and marathon, as those represent the primary event membership within AIMS. However, the 10 km road distance is also popular. The lists were prepared based upon available results, and will be updated quarterly or monthly. Amendments, corrections, and additions are always welcome; there is no such thing as a “perfect” or “complete” list, as accumulation of new information continually provides new perspective. Please send information to aimssec@aol.com

Believed accurate as of 30 January 2018

World leading times: Marathon (Men)

Present world record:

Dennis Kimetto (KEN), 2:02:57, Berlin, 29 SEP 2014

2:04:00   Mosinet GEREMEW        ETH     1   Dubai          26 JAN
2:04:02   Leul GEBRESILASE       ETH     2   Dubai          26 JAN
2:04:06   Tamirat TOLA           ETH     3   Dubai          26 JAN
2:04:06   Asefa MENGSTU          ETH     4   Dubai          26 JAN
2:04:08   Sisay LEMMA            ETH     5   Dubai          26 JAN
2:04:15   Birhanu LEGESE         ETH     6   Dubai          26 JAN
2:04:44   Seifu TURA             ETH     7   Dubai          26 JAN
2:08:30   Bazu WORKU HAYLA       ETH     1   Houston        14 JAN 
2:08:56   Yenew ALAMIREW         ETH     8   Dubai          26 JAN
2:09:07   Yitayal Atnafu ZERIHUN ETH     2   Houston        14 JAN
2:09:20   Mekuant AYANTU         ETH     9   Dubai          26 JAN
2:09:32   Elisha Kiprop BARNO    KEN     3   Houston        14 JAN 
2:09:34   Soloman DEKSISA        ETH     1   Mumbai         21 JAN
2:10:00   Shumet MENGISTU        ETH     2   Mumbai         21 JAN

World leading times: Marathon (Women)

Present world record (mixed competition):

Paula Radcliffe (GBR), 2:15:25, London, 13 APR 2003

Present world record (women-only race):

Mary Keitany (KEN), 2:17:01, London, 23 APR 2017

2:19:17   Roza DEREJE            ETH     1   Dubai          26 JAN
2:19:30   Feyse TADESE           ETH     2   Dubai          26 JAN
2:19:36   Yebrgual MELESE        ETH     3   Dubai          26 JAN
2:19:56   Worknesh DEGEFA        ETH     4   Dubai          26 JAN
2:20:13   Haftamnesh TESFAY      ETH     5   Dubai          26 JAN
2:20:45   Gelete BURKA           ETH     6   Dubai          26 JAN
2:21:45   Dera DIDA              ETH     7   Dubai          26 JAN
2:22:44   Mizuki MATSUDA         JPN     1   Osaka          28 JAN
2:23:48   Honami MAEDA           JPN     2   Osaka          28 JAN
2:24:05   Desi JISA              BRN     8   Dubai          26 JAN
2:24:11   Sembere TEFERI         ETH     9   Dubai          26 JAN
2:24:51   Bruktayit ESHETU       ETH     1   Houston        14 JAN
2:24:57   Belaynesh OLJIRA       ETH     2   Houston        14 JAN 
2:25:49   Amane GOBENA           ETH     1   Mumbai         21 JAN
2:26:41   Fatuma SADO            ETH     1   Xiamen         07 JAN 
2:26:52   Muliye DEKEBO          ETH     10  Dubai          26 JAN
2:27:21   Tsegaye MELESECH       ETH     3   Houston        14 JAN
2:27:32   Gladys KIPSOI          KEN     4   Houston        14 JAN
2:27:37   Yuka ANDO              JPN     3   Osaka          28 JAN
2:27:46   Genet YALEW            ETH     11  Dubai          26 JAN

World leading times: Half marathon (Men)

Present world record:

Zersenay Tadese (ERI), 58:23, Lisboa, 21 MAR 2010

1:00:01   Jake ROBERTSON         NZL     1   Houston        14 JAN
1:00:15   Guye Idemo ADOLA       ETH     2   Houston        14 JAN
1:00:20   Feyisa LILESA          ETH     3   Houston        14 JAN
1:00:20   Tola SHURA KITATA      ETH     4   Houston        14 JAN 
1:00:29   Clement Kiprono LANGAT KEN     5   Houston        14 JAN
1:00:37   Samuel CHELANGA        USA     6   Houston        14 JAN
1:00:41   Stephen SAMBU          KEN     7   Houston        14 JAN
1:00:49   Alex KORIO             KEN     8   Houston        14 JAN
1:00:50   Tsegay TUEMAY          ERI     9   Houston        14 JAN

World leading times: Half marathon (Women)

Present world record (mixed competition):

Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN), 1:04:51, Valencia, 22 OCT 2017 (pending ratification)

Present world record (women-only race):

Lornah Kiplagat (NED), 1:06:25, Udine, 14 OCT 2007

1:06:39   Ruti AGA               ETH     1   Houston        14 JAN
1:06:48   Caroline KIPKIRUI      KEN     2   Houston        14 JAN
1:06:50   Mary WACERA            KEN     3   Houston        14 JAN
1:06:50   Buze DIRIBA            ETH     4   Houston        14 JAN
1:07:13   Edith CHELIMO          KEN     5   Houston        14 JAN
1:07:18   Eunice CHUMBA          BRN     6   Houston        14 JAN 
1:07:25   Molly HUDDLE           USA     7   Houston        14 JAN
1:08:38   Jordan HASAY           USA     8   Houston        14 JAN
1:08:42   Diana KIPYOGEI         KEN     1   Adana          07 JAN 
1:08:59   Daisy KIMELI           KEN     2   Adana          07 JAN
1:09:01   Delvine MERINGOR       KEN     3   Adana          07 JAN
1:09:17   Veronica MAINA         KEN     9   Houston        14 JAN 
1:09:38   Helah KIPROP           KEN     10  Houston        14 JAN

World leading times: 10km (Men)

Present world record:

Leonard Patrick Komon (KEN), 26:45, Utrecht, 26 SEP 2010



World leading times: 10km (Women)

Present world record (mixed competition):

Joyciline Jepkosgei, 29:43, Prague, 09 SEP 2017 (pending ratification)

Present world record (women-only race):

Asmae Leghzaoui (MAR), 30:29, New York, 8 Jun 2002

30:57     Sandra Chebet TUEI     KEN     1   Valencia        14 JAN
31:17     Norah JERUTO           KEN     2   Valencia        14 JAN
31:34     Mary MUNANU            KEN     3   Valencia        14 JAN
31:35     Dibabe KUMA            ETH     4   Valencia        14 JAN
31:53     Eilish MCCOLGAN        GBR     1   Doha            12 JAN

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