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World’s Fastest Times 2016

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

Results believed correct as of 14 December 2016

World leading times: Marathon (Men)

Present world record:

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

2:03:03   Kenenisa BEKELE        ETH     1   Berlin          25 SEP
2:03:05	  Eliud KIPCHOGE         KEN     1   London          24 APR
2:03:13   Wilson KIPSANG         KEN     2   Berlin          25 SEP
2:03:51	  Stanley BIWOTT         KEN     2   London          24 APR
2:04:24   Tesgaye ABERA          ETH     1   Dubai           22 JAN
2:04:33   Hayle Berhanu LEMI     ETH     2   Dubai           22 JAN
2:04:46   Asefa MEKONNEN         ETH     3   Dubai           22 JAN
2:05:13   Wilson Loyanae ERUPE   KEN     1   Seoul           20 MAR
2:05:16   Sisay LEMMA            ETH     4   Dubai           22 JAN
2:05:21   Daniel WANJIRU         KEN     1   Amsterdam       16 OCT
2:05:31   Evans CHEBET           KEN     2   Berlin          25 SEP
2:05:33	  Evans Kiplagat CHEBET  KEN     2   Seoul           20 MAR
2:05:44   Mula WASIHUN           ETH     5   Dubai           22 JAN
2:05:45   Sammy KITWARA          KEN     2   Amsterdam       16 OCT
2:05:47   Marius KIMUTAI         KEN     3   Amsterdam       16 OCT
2:05:54   Laban KORIR            KEN     4   Amsterdam       16 OCT
2:06:06   Ezekiel CHEBII         KEN     5   Amsterdam       16 OCT   
2:06:10	  Mike Kipruto KIGEN     KEN     3   Seoul           20 MAR
2:06:11   Marius KIPSEREM        KEN     1   Rotterdam       10 APR
2:06:22   Solomon DEKSISA        ETH     2   Rotterdam       10 APR

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):

Paula Radcliffe (GBR), 2:17:42, London, 17 APR 2005

2:19:41   Tirfi Tsegaye          ETH     1   Dubai           22 JAN
2:20:45   Aberu KEBEDE           ETH     1   Berlin          25 SEP
2:20:48   Amane Beriso           ETH     2   Dubai           22 JAN
2:21:27   Helah KIPROP           KEN     1   Tokyo           28 FEB
2:21:32   Florence KIPLAGAT      KEN     1   Chicago         09 OCT
2:21:51   Amane GOBENA           ETH     2   Tokyo           28 FEB
2:21:54   Meselech MELKAMU       ETH     1   Hamburg         17 APR
2:22:17   Kayoko FUKUSHI         JPN     1   Osaka           31 JAN
2:22:29   Meselech MELKAMU       ETH     3   Dubai           22 JAN
2:22:36   Edna KIPLAGAT          KEN     3   Tokyo           28 FEB
2:22:40   Eunice Jepkir KIRWA    BRN     1   Nagoya          13 MAR
2:22:58   Jemima SUMGONG         KEN     1   London          24 APR
2:23:01   Aberu KEBEDE           ETH     4   Tokyo           28 FEB
2:23:03   Tigist TUFA            ETH     2   London          24 APR
2:23:16   Berhanu DIBABA         ETH     5   Tokyo           28 FEB
2:23:19   Tomomi TANAKA          JPN     2   Nagoya          13 MAR
2:23:20   Ei OHAA                JPN     3   Nagoya          13 MAR
2:23:21   Meselech MELKAMU       ETH     1   Amsterdam       16 OCT
2:23:28   Edna KIPLAGAT          KEN     2   Chicago         09 OCT
2:23:39   Florence KIPLAGAT      KEN     3   London          24 APR

World leading times: Half marathon (Men)

Present world record:

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

  59:07   James Mwangi WANGARI   KEN     1   Copenhagen      18 SEP
  59:10   Geoffrey KAMWOROR      KEN     1   Cardiff         26 MAR
  59:12   James Ndirangu MWANGI  KEN     1   Milano          20 MAR
  59:15   Barselius KIPYEGO      KEN     1   Usti Nad Labem  17 SEP
  59:20   Daniel WANJIRU         KEN     1   Prague          02 APR
  59:27   Stephen KIBET          KEN     1   Valencia        23 OCT
  59:28   Stephen Kosgei KIBET   KEN     2   Copenhagen      18 SEP
  59:29   Albert KANGOGO         KEN     3   Copenhagen      18 SEP
  59:29   Mustafa EL AZIZ        MAR     2   Valencia        23 OCT
  59:30   Barselius KIPYEGO      KEN     2   Prague          02 APR
  59:31   Gilbert MASAI          KEN     4   Copenhagen      18 SEP
  59:32   Bedan KAROKI           KEN     5   Copenhagen      18 SEP
  59:32   Edwin ROTICH           KEN     3   Valencia        23 OCT
  59:33   Mourad MAROFIT         MAR     4   Valencia        23 OCT
  59:35   Richard MENGICH        KEN     1   Goteborg        21 MAY 
  59:36   KAROKI                 KEN     2   Cardiff         26 MAR
  59:36   Abraham KIPTUM         KEN     6   Copenhagen      18 SEP
  59:40   Adugna TEKELE          ETH     3   Prague          02 APR
  59:42   Robert Kipkoech KIGEN  KEN     4   Prague          02 APR 
  59:44   Geoffrey YEGON         KEN     1   Venlo           20 MAR

World leading times: Half marathon (Women)

Present world record (mixed competition):

Peres Jepchirchir (KEN), 1:05:06, RAK, 10 FEB 2017

Present world record (women-only race):

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

1:05:51   Viola JEPCHUMBA        KEN     1   Prague          02 APR
1:06:04   Cynthia LIMO           KEN     1   Ras Al Khaimah  12 FEB
1:06:07   Gladys CHERONO         KEN     2   Ras Al Khaimah  12 FEB
1:06:14   Worknesh DEGEFA        ETH     2   Prague          02 APR
1:06:26   Genet YALEW            ETH     3   Ras Al Khaimah  12 FEB
1:06:29   Mary Wacera NGUGI      KEN     1   Houston         17 JAN
1:06:39   Peres JEPCHIRCHIR      KEN     4   Ras Al Khaimah  12 FEB
1:06:41   LIMO                   KEN     2   Houston         17 JAN
1:06:57   Gladys CHESIR          KEN     5   Ras Al Khaimah  12 FEB
1:06:58   Jemima JELEGAT         KEN     6   Ras Al Khaimah  12 FEB
1:07:09   JEPCHIRCHIR            KEN     1   Valencia        23 OCT
1:07:21   JEPCHIRCHIR            KEN     1   Yangzhou        24 APR
1:07:24   JEPCHIRCHIR            KEN     1   Usti Nad Labem  17 SEP
1:07:31   JEPCHIRCHIR            KEN     1   Cardiff         26 MAR	
1:07:32   DEGEFA                 ETH     7   Ras Al Khaimah  12 FEB
1:07:34   LIMO                   KEN     2   Cardiff         26 MAR	
1:07:41	  Molly HUDDLE           USA     1   New York        20 MAR
1:07:41	  Joyce CHEPKIRUI        KEN     2   New York        20 MAR
1:07:47   Berhane DIBABA         ETH     2   Yangzhou        24 APR
1:07:54   NGUGI                  KEN     3   Cardiff         26 MAR

World leading times: 10km (Men)

Present world record:

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

27:28     Zane ROBERTSON         NZL     1   Berlin          09 OCT  
27:40     Abraham KIPYATICH      KEN     1   Prague          10 SEP 
27:42     Bedan KAROKI           KEN     1   San Juan        28 FEB
27:42     Leonard BARSOTON       KEN     2   San Juan        28 FEB
27:43     Daniel Kinyua WANJIRU  KEN     2   Prague          10 SEP
27:46     Joshua CHEPTEGEI       KEN     1   Laredo          19 MAR
27:47     Emmanuel KIPSANG       KEN     3   Prague          10 SEP
27:48     Stephen SAMBU          KEN     3   San Juan        28 FEB
27:50     Kenneth KETER          KEN     4   Prague          10 SEP
27:53     Mathew Kipkorir KIMELI KEN     5   Prague          10 SEP 
27:55     Daniel CHEBII          KEN     1   Boston          26 JUN
27:58     John Kiprono LANGAT    KEN     1   Appingedam      25 JUN
27:59     Wilson KIPSANG         KEN     2   Appingedam      10 SEP 
28:00     John MWANGANGI         KEN     4   San Juan        28 FEB
28:00     Julius KOGO            KEN     5   San Juan        28 FEB
Doubtful accuracy:
27:26     Hassan EL ABBASSI      BRN     1   Casablanca      06 MAR
27:27     Morris Munene GACHAGA  KEN     2   Casablanca      06 MAR
27:28     Mohamed ZIANI          MAR     3   Casablanca      06 MAR
27:28     Amos Kiprono KAPTICH	 KEN     4   Casablanca      06 MAR

World leading times: 10km (Women)

Present world record (mixed competition):

Paula Radcliffe (GBR), 30:21, San Juan (PUR), 23 Feb 2003

Present world record (women-only race):

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

30:24	  Violah JEPCHUMBA       KEN     1   Prague          10 SEP
30:52     Shalene FLANAGAN       USA     1   Boston          26 JUN
31:06     Edna KIPLAGAT          KEN     2   Boston          26 JUN 
31:07     Edith CHELIMO          KEN     1   Brunssum        03 APR
31:08     Joyceline JEPKOSGEI    KEN     2   Prague          10 SEP
31:16     Tirunesh DIBABA        ETH     1   Manchester      22 MAY
31:25     Edna KIPLAGAT          KEN     2   Manchester      22 MAY
31:26     Jemima Jelagat SUMGONG KEN     1   New York        11 JUN
31:29     Peres JEPCHIRCHIR      KEN     1   Ottawa          28 MAY
31:31     Amy CRAGG              USA     3   Boston          26 JUN
31:34     Alice APROT            KEN     1   Tilburg         04 SEP
31:36     Karoline GROVDAL       NOR     1   Paderborn       26 MAR
31:47     Emily SISSON           USA     1   Boston          10 OCT  
31:48     Mary Ngugi WACERA      KEN     1   San Juan        28 FEB
31:49     Diane NUKURI           BDI     3   Manchester      22 MAY
31:50     Belaynesh OLJIRA       ETH     2   San Juan        28 FEB
31:52     Antonina KWAMBAI       KEN     1   Hamburg         11 SEP
31:55     Veronica NYUARAI       KEN     3   San Juan        28 FEB
31:56     Linet MASAI            KEN     4   San Juan        28 FEB
31:57     Buze DIRIBA            KEN     1   New Orleans     26 MAR

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