ARRS ROAD RECORDS

Criteria for Road Records

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World Records (as recognized by the ARRS; p = pending record)

Men
  5 km    12:59.5   Sammy Kipketer (KEN)           26 Mar 2000   Carlsbad CA USA
  8 km    22:01.1+  Stephen Sambu (KEN)            22 Jun 2014   Boston, MA USA
          22:01.1+  Geoffrey Mutai (KEN)           22 Jun 2014   Boston, MA USA
 10 km    26:43.7   Leonard Patrick Komon (KEN)    26 Sep 2010   Utrecht NED
 12 km    33:46     Simeon Kigen (KEN)             19 May 1985   Portland OR USA
 15 km    41:05     Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)         18 Nov 2018   Nijmegen NED
 10 mi    44:23.0   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)       04 Sep 2005   Tilburg NED
 20 km    56:01     Zersenay Tadese (ERI)          08 Oct 2006   Debrecen HUN
 HMar     58:23     Zersenay Tadese (ERI)          21 Mar 2010   Lisbon POR
          58:18p    Abraham Kiptum (KEN)           28 Oct 2018   Valencia ESP
 25 km  1:11:18     Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (KEN)   06 May 2012   Berlin GER
 30 km  1:28:00     Takayuki Matsumiya (JPN)       27 Feb 2005   Kumamoto JPN
 Mara   2:01:39     Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)           16 Sep 2018   Berlin GER
 50 km  2:43:38     Thompson Magawana (RSA)        02 Apr 1988   Cape Town RSA
100 km  6:16:41     Jean-Paul Praet (BEL)          12 Sep 1992   Winschoten NED
Women
  5 km    14:44     Sifan Hassan (NED)             17 Feb 2019   Port Hercule MON
  8 km    24:38     Paula Radcliffe (ENG)          24 Apr 1999   Balmoral SCO
 10 km    30:28.6   Asmae Leghzaoui (MAR)          08 Jun 2002   New York NY USA
 12 km    37:50     Molly Huddle (USA)             17 Nov 2013   Alexandria VA USA
 15 km    47:00     Shalane Flanagan (USA)         15 Mar 2014   Jacksonville FL USA
 10 mi    51:43.4   Teyba Erkesso (ETH)            01 Apr 2007   Washington DC USA
 20 km  1:03:21     Lornah Kiplagat (NED)          08 Oct 2006   Debrecen HUN
 HMar   1:06:11     Netsanet Gudeta Kebede (ETH)   24 Mar 2018   Valencia ESP
 25 km  1:26:34     Nancy Conz (USA)               13 Jun 1982   Boston MA USA
 30 km  1:50:45     Marty Cooksey (USA)            10 May 1980   Pasadena CA USA
 Mara   2:17:01     Mary Keitany Chepkosgei(KEN)   23 Apr 2017   London ENG
 50 km  3:08:39+    Frith van der Merwe (RSA)      25 Mar 1989   Cape Town RSA
100 km  7:00:27     Norimi Sakurai (JPN)           06 Sep 2007   Winschoten NED
Note: Women's world records as recognized by the ARRS must be set in all-women's competition; exceptions have been made for the 50 km and 100 km events.

Noteworthy fastest performances with male pace setters
  8 km    24:27.8   Asmae Leghzaoui (MAR)          13 Jul 2002   Kingsport TN USA
 10 km    29:43     Joyceline Jepkosgei (KEN)      01 May 2017   Prague CZR
 15 km    46:28     Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)          15 Nov 2009   Nijmegen NED
 HMar   1:04:51     Joyceline Jepkosgei (KEN)      22 Oct 2017   Valencia ESP
 Mara   2:15:24.6   Paula Radcliffe (ENG)          13 Apr 2003   London ENG
Other Notes

Men 8km - 21:45 was reported split for Rhonex Kipruto (KEN), 29 Apr 2018 en route in Healthy Kidney 10 km Men 10 mile - The 44:23.0 is based on reported stopped times of 44:22.8, 44:23.0, and 44:23.1 with the median considered as the official mark. The race organization mistakenly continues to report this mark as 44:24. Men 20 km - 55:18 was reported split for Kiptum en route in his half-marathon WR cited above. Men 30 km - 1:26:45 was reported split for Kipchoge en route in his marathon WR cited above. Women 20 km - 1:02:53 was reported split for Gudeta en route in her all-women’s half-marathon WR cited above. Women 25 km & 30 km - 1:19:42 and 1:36:05 were reported splits for Keitany in her all-women's marathon WR cited above. National Records
In principle, national records should be maintained by the national governing bodies in each country. However, very few countries recognize road records and there are no uniform standards for such recognition. Eventually, a uniform set of standards will be accepted but until that time, the ARRS will list both those marks recognized by the various national governing bodies and those marks conforming to a consistent set of criteria. Please refer to the National Records web page for details.

Last Updated on 17 May 2019