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World leading times 2021

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 22 July 2021

World leading times: Marathon (Men)

Present world record:

Eliud Kipchoge (KEN), 2:01:39, Berlin, 16 SEP 2018

2:02:57   Titus EKIRU            KEN     1   Milano         16 MAY
2:03:55   Reuben KIPYEGO         KEN     2   Milano         16 MAY
2:04:17   Barnabas KIPTUM        KEN     3   Milano         16 MAY
2:04:29   Seifu TURA             ETH     4   Milano         16 MAY
2:04:30   Eliud KIPCHOGE         KEN     1   Enschede       18 APR
2:04:31   Leul GEBRESILASE       ETH     5   Milano         16 MAY
2:04:55   Gabriel Gerald GEAY    TAN     6   Milano         16 MAY
2:04:56   Kengo SUZUKI           JPN     1   Otsu           28 FEB
2:05:01   Nicholas KIRWA         KEN     7   Milano         16 MAY
2:05:19   Joel Kemboi KIMURER    KEN     8   Milano         16 MAY
2:05:47   Eric KIPTANUI          KEN     1   Siena          11 APR
2:05:57   Abdi Fufa NIGASSA      ETH     2   Siena          11 APR
2:06:18   Othmane EL GOUMRI      MAR     3   Siena          11 APR
2:06:26   Hidekazu HIJIKATA      JPN     2   Otsu           28 FEB   
2:06:28   Yohanes GHEBREGERGIS   ERI     4   Siena          11 APR
2:06:32   Kebede WAMI            ETH     5   Siena          11 APR
2:06:35   Kyohei HOSOYA          JPN     3   Otsu           28 FEB
2:06:40   Jonathan KORIR         KEN     2   Enschede       18 APR
2:06:40   Besha Yersie ESKEZIA   ETH     9   Milano         16 MAY
2:06:41   Solomon Kirwa YEGO     KEN     6   Siena          11 APR
2:06:44   Elisha KIPCHIRCHIR     KEN    10   Milano         16 MAY
2:06:43   Abdi KEBEBE            ETH     7   Siena          11 APR
2:06:47   Hiroto INOUE           JPN     4   Otsu           28 FEB
2:06:47   Limenih GETACHEW       ETH     8   Siena          11 APR
2:06:51   Yusuke OGURA           JPN     5   Otsu           28 FEB
2:06:52   Abel KIRUI             KEN    11   Milano         16 MAY
2:06:53   Abraham TSEGAY         ETH     9   Siena          11 APR
2:06:59   Shumi DECHASA          BRN     1   Geneva         02 MAY
2:07:11   Ghirmay GHEBRESLASSIE  ERI    10   Siena          11 APR
2:07:12   Shuho DAIROKUNO        JPN     6   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:18   Simon KARIUKI          KEN     7   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:20   Masato KIKUCHI         JPN     8   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:23   Lucas Kimeli ROTICH    ETH    11   Siena          11 APR
2:07:26   Kento KIKUTANI         JPN     9   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:27   Yuki KAWAUCHI          JPN    10   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:36   Kazuki MURAMOTO        JPN    11   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:40   Masaru AOKI            JPN    12   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:41   Tsubasa ICHIYAMA       JPN    13   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:41   Bethwel KIPKEMBOI      KEN    12   Siena          11 APR
2:07:42   Masaki SAKUDA          JPN    14   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:42   Kennedy CHEBOROR       KEN     2   Geneva         02 MAY
2:07:44   Maru TEFERI            ISR     1   Tiberias       14 MAR
2:07:50   Girme AMARE            ISR     2   Tiberias       14 MAR
2:07:51   Edwin KOSGEI           KEN    13   Siena          11 APR
2:07:54   Atsumi ASHIWA          JPN    15   Otsu           28 FEB
2:07:54   Godadaw BELACHEW       ISR     3   Tiberias       14 MAR
2:07:58   Fikire WORKNEH         ETH     3   Geneva         02 MAY
2:08:00   Yuta SHIMODA           JPN    16   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:05   Ryu TAKAKU             JPN    17   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:07   Goitom KIFLE           ERI     3   Enschede       18 APR
2:08:10   Ichitaka YAMASHITA     JPN    18   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:11   Kenya SONOTA           JPN    19   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:12   Kenta UCHIDA           JPN    20   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:12   Vincent KIPSANG        KEN    12   Milano         16 MAY
2:08:13   Daisuke DOI            JPN    21   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:15   Kento OTSU             JPN    22   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:15   Edwin KIPLAGAT         KEN     4   Geneva         02 MAY
2:08:18   Bethwel YEGON          KEN    14   Siena          11 APR
2:08:24   Fred MUSOBO            UGA    15   Siena          11 APR
2:08:28   Daisuke HOSOMORI       JPN    23   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:28   Michael KUNYUGA        KEN    16   Siena          11 APR
2:08:30   Hiroto FUJIMAGARI      JPN    24   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:35   Junichi TSUBOUCHI      JPN    25   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:38   Haimro ALMAYA          ISR     4   Tiberias       14 MAR
2:08:38   Wilson CHEBET          KEN    13   Milano         16 MAY
2:08:46   Yuta KOYAMA            JPN    26   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:47   Philemon KACHERAN      KEN     4   Enschede       18 APR
2:08:49   Richard RINGER         GER    17   Siena          11 APR
2:08:52   Keisuke HAYASHI        JPN    27   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:53   Kazuma KUBO            JPN    28   Otsu           28 FEB
2:08:53   Fikadu KEBEDE          ETH    18   Siena          11 APR
2:08:56   Fikadu TEFERE          ETH    19   Siena          11 APR
2:08:56   Victor KIPCHIRCHIR     KEN     1   Eldoret        06 JUN
2:08:57   Stanley BETT           KEN    20   Siena          11 APR
2:09:01   Yuki MATSUMURA         JPN    29   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:05   Daniel DO NASCIMENTO   BRA     1   Lima           23 MAY 
2:09:08   Mike Kiptum BOIT       KEN    14   Milano         16 MAY
2:09:13   Takumi KIYOTANI        JPN    30   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:15   Madoka TANIHARA        JPN    31   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:15   Deribe TEFERA          ETH    21   Siena          11 APR
2:09:25   Naoki OKAMOTO          JPN    32   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:26   Ser-Od BAT-OCHIR       MGL    33   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:27   Kei KATANISHI          JPN    34   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:27   Yimer GETAHUN          ISR     5   Tiberias       14 MAR
2:09:28   Takuya NOGUCHI         JPN    35   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:29   Emanuel SAINA          KEN    15   Milano         16 MAY
2:09:30   Shoya OKUNO            JPN    36   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:30   Yuki TAKAMIYA          JPN    37   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:34   Mekuant AYANU          ETH    16   Milano         16 MAY
2:09:35   Tsegaye GETACHEW       ETH     1   Izmir          11 APR
2:09:38   Balew YIHUNLE          ETH     2   Izmir          11 APR
2:09:40   Takahiro NAKAMURA      JPN    38   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:41   Edwin KOECH            KEN     3   Izmir          11 APR
2:09:42   Taku FUJIMOTO          JPN    39   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:43   Takamitsu HASHIMOTO    JPN    40   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:48   Kyoya TSUJINO          JPN    41   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:49   Gegelo Tona OUTOYA     ETH    22   Siena          11 APR
2:09:54   Hisanori KITAJIMA      JPN    42   Otsu           28 FEB
2:09:04   Stephen KIPROTICH      UGA     5   Enschede       18 APR
2:09:53   Geoffrey KUSURO        UGA     6   Enschede       18 APR
2:09:54   Mathew SANG            KEN     7   Enschede       18 APR
2:09:55   Khalid CHOUKOUD        NED    23   Siena          11 APR
2:09:59   Filex CHEMONGES        UGA     8   Enschede       18 APR

World leading times: Marathon (Women)

Present world record (mixed competition):

Brigid Kosgei (KEN), 2:14:04, Chicago, 13 OCT 2019

Present world record (women-only race):

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

2:19:35   Hiwot GEBREKIDAN       ETH     1   Milano         16 MAY
2:20:08   Angela TANUI           KEN     1   Siena          11 APR
2:20:14   Purity RIONORIPO       KEN     1   Prague         30 MAY
2:21:11   Mao ICHIYAMA           JPN     1   Osaka          31 JAN
2:21:46   Guteni SHONE           ETH     2   Prague         30 MAY
2:21:51   Mizuki MATSUDA         JPN     1   Nagoya         14 MAR
2:22:37   Lonah Chemtai SALPETER ISR     1   Tiberias       14 MAR
2:22:39   Valary AIYABEI         KEN     3   Prague         30 MAY
2:22:46   Purity CHANGWONI       KEN     2   Siena          11 APR
2:22:50   Rachael MUTGAA         KEN     2   Milano         16 MAY
2:23:10   Eunice CHUMBA          BRN     3   Milano         16 MAY
2:23:23   Gebiyanesh GEDAMU      ETH     3   Siena          11 APR
2:23:30   Honami MAEDA           JPN     2   Osaka          31 JAN
2:23:38   Betelhem MOGES         ETH     4   Milano         16 MAY
2:23:45   Risper CHEBET          KEN     5   Milano         16 MAY
2:23:52   Haven Hailu DESSE      ETH     4   Siena          11 APR
2:24:15   Betty LEMPUS           KEN     4   Prague         30 MAY
2:24:19   Maureen CHEPKEMOI      KEN     1   Geneva         02 MAY
2:24:20   Antonina KWAMBAI       KEN     5   Siena          11 APR
2:24:23   Tigist MEMUYE          ETH     2   Geneva         02 MAY
2:24:24   Lucy KARIMI            KEN     3   Geneva         02 MAY
2:24:32   Sayaka SATO            JPN     2   Nagoya         14 MAR
2:24:32   Delvine Relin MERINGOR KEN     6   Siena          11 APR
2:24:41   Yukari ABE             JPN     3   Osaka          31 JAN
2:24:50   Yenenesh TILAHUN       ETH     6   Milano         16 MAY
2:24:52   Mao UESUGI             JPN     4   Osaka          31 JAN
2:24:53   Sintayehu LEWETEGN     ETH     7   Milano         16 MAY
2:24:57   Helen Tola BEKELE      ETH     1   Belp           03 APR
2:25:09   Rahma TUSA             ETH     7   Siena          11 APR
2:25:21   Kuftu TAHIR            ETH     8   Siena          11 APR
2:25:25   Bethelhem MOGES        ETH     1   Izmir          11 APR 
2:25:28   Gerda STEYN            RSA     9   Siena          11 APR
2:25:59   Katherina STEINRUCK    GER     1   Enschede       18 APR
2:26:08   Aleksandra LISOWSKA    POL     1   Debno          18 APR 
2:26:12   Tigist ABAYECHEW       ETH     5   Prague         30 MAY
2:26:14   Fabienne SCHLUMPF      SUI     2   Belp           03 APR
2:26:15   Ayumi HAGIWARA         JPN     5   Osaka          31 JAN
2:26:21   Letebrhan GEBRESLASEA  ETH     2   Izmir          11 APR
2:26:26   Natsumi MATSUSHITA     JPN     3   Nagoya         14 MAR  
2:26:30   Mirai WAKU             JPN     4   Nagoya         14 MAR
2:26:33   Gladys Jepkurui BIWOTT KEN    10   Siena          11 APR
2:26:42   Mirai WAKU             JPN     6   Osaka          31 JAN
2:26:42   Sara MOREIRA           POR     2   Enschede       18 APR
2:26:49   Hanae TANAKA           JPN     5   Nagoya         14 MAR
2:26:51   Yomogi AKASAKA         JPN     6   Nagoya         14 MAR
2:26:52   Judith JEPTUM          KEN     3   Izmir          11 APR
2:27:03   Mao UESUGI             JPN     7   Nagoya         14 MAR
2:27:03   Rabea SCHONEBORN       GER     3   Enschede       18 APR
2:27:05   Viktoria KALYUZHNA     UKR     2   Debno          18 APR
2:27:06   Besu SADO              ETH     8   Milano         16 MAY
2:27:07   Eva VRABCOVÁ NÝVLTOVÁ  CZE     6   Prague         30 MAY
2:27:16   Stephanie DAVIS        GBR     1   Kew Gardens    26 MAR
2:27:20   Misaki KATO            JPN     8   Nagoya         14 MAR
2:27:39   Chiharu IKEDA          JPN     9   Nagoya         14 MAR
2:27:44   Winifridah MORAA       KEN     9   Milano         16 MAY
2:27:48   Angelika MACH          POL     3   Debno          18 APR 
2:27:52   Stella BARSOSIO        KEN    10   Milano         16 MAY
2:27:59   Jovana DELACRUZ CAPANI PER     1   Lima           23 MAY

World leading times: Half marathon (Men)

New world record (pending ratification):

Kibiwott Kandie (KEN), 57:32, Valencia, 06 Dec 2020

Present world record:

Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN), 58:01, Copenhagen, 15 Sep 2019

  59:35   Felix KIPKOECH         KEN     1   Siena          28 FEB
  59:35   Kibiwott KANDIE        KEN     1   Istanbul       04 APR
  59:38   Geoffrey KAMWOROR      KEN     2   Istanbul       04 APR
  59:46   Roncer KIPKORIR        KEN     3   Istanbul       04 APR
  59:48   Amdework WALELEGN      ETH     4   Istanbul       04 APR
  59:59   Leonard BARSOSTON      KEN     5   Istanbul       04 APR
1:00:02   Stephen KISSA          UGA     6   Istanbul       04 APR
1:00:07   Alex KIBET             KEN     2   Siena          28 FEB
1:00:07   Eyob FANIEL            ITA     3   Siena          28 FEB
1:00:12   Patrick Mathenge WAMBUI JPN    1   Yamaguchi      14 FEB
1:00:19   Takshi ICHIDA          KEN     2   Yamaguchi      14 FEB
1:00:21   Benson KIPRUTO         KEN     4   Siena          28 FEB
1:00:28   Benard NGENO           KEN     7   Istanbul       04 APR
1:00:30   Benard KIMANI          JPN     3   Yamaguchi      14 FEB

World leading times: Half marathon (Women)

Present world record (mixed competition):

Ruth Chepngetich (KEN) 1:04:02, Istanbul 04 APR 2020

Present world record (women-only race):

Peres Jepchirchir (KEN), 1:05:16, Gdynia, 17 OCT 2020

1:04:02   Ruth CHEPNGETICH       KEN     1   Istanbul       04 APR
1:04:40   Yalemzerf YEHUALAW     ETH     2   Istanbul       04 APR
1:04:51   Hellen OBIRI           KEN     3   Istanbul       04 APR
1:05:09   Joan Chelimo MELLY     KEN     4   Istanbul       04 APR
1:06:01   Brigid KOSGEI          KEN     5   Istanbul       04 APR
1:06:47   Hiwot GEBREKIDAN       ETH     6   Istanbul       04 APR
1:06:54   Bekelech GUDETA        ETH     7   Istanbul       04 APR
1:07:09   Lonah Chemtai SALPETER ISR     1   Siena          28 FEB 
1:07:31   Alia Saeed MOHAMMED    UAE     8   Istanbul       04 APR
1:07:33   Melat KEJETA           GER     9   Istanbul       04 APR
1:07:33   Brillian KIPKOECH      KEN     1   Gqeberha, RSA  01 MAY
1:07:45   Stella RUTTO           KEN     1   Trabzon        21 FEB
1:08:04   Alemaddis EYAYU        ETH     2   Gqeberha, RSA  01 MAY
1:08:27   Fabienne SCHLUMPF      SUI     1   Dresden        21 MAR
1:08:28   Mai ICHIYAMA           JPN     1   Sapporo        05 MAY
1:08:29   Molly SEIDEL           USA     1   Atlanta        28 FEB
1:08:32   Yasemin CAN            TUR    10   Istanbul       04 APR
1:08:32   Mizuki MATSUDA         JPN     2   Sapporo        05 MAY
1:08:34   Daisy KIMELI           KEN     2   Trabzon        21 FEB
1:08:53   Ayuko SUZUKI           JPN     3   Sapporo        05 MAY
!:08:58   Stella RUTTO           KEN    11   Istanbul       04 APR
1:09:09	  Tadu TESHOME           ETH     3   Gqeberha, RSA  01 MAY
1:09:20   SEIDEL                 USA     1   Las Vegas      23 JAN
1:09:26   Helalia JOHANNES       NAM     4   Gqehera, RSA   01 MAY
1:09:30   Glenrose XABA          RSA     5   Gqehera, RSA   01 MAY
1:09:41   Sarah PAGANO           USA     2   Las Vegas      23 JAN
1:09:45   Angela TANUI           KEN     1   Verona         13 JUN
1:09:47   Emily DURGIN           USA     3   Las Vegas      23 JAN
1:09:52   Domenika MAYER         GER     2   Dresden        21 MAR
1:09:54   Yuka ANDO              JPN     1   Yamaguchi      14 FEB
1:09:55   Stephanie BRUCE        USA     1   Valley, USA    24 APR        

World leading times: 10km (Men)

New world record:

Rhonex Kipruto (KEN), 26:24, Valencia 12 JAN 2020

27:35     Hilary KIPKOECH        KEN     1   Angers         24 APR
27:50     Daniel EBENYO          KEN     1   Berlin         07 MAR
27:59     Hailemaryam KIROS      ETH     1   Chemnitz       15 MAY
28:00     Samuel FITWI           GER     2   Berlin         07 MAR

World leading times: 10km (Women)

Present world record (mixed competition):

Joyciline Jepkosgei, 29:43, Prague, 09 SEP 2017

Present world record (women-only race):

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

30:50     Mary WACERA            KEN     1   Middlesbrough  31 MAY
31:33     Sara HALL              USA     1   New York       12 JUN
31:38     Miriam DATTKE          GER     1   Berlin         07 MAR
31:39     Violah CHEPTOO         KEN     2   New York       12 JUN
31:47     Mekdes WOLDU           ERI     1   Angers         24 APR
31:50     Lisa  WEIGHTMAN        AUS     1   Brighton       28 FEB
31:59     Katharina STEINRUCK    GER     1   Dresden        21 MAR
31:59     Sarah LAHTI            SWE     2   Dresden        21 MAR
31:59     Monicah WANJUHI        KEN     3   New York       12 JUN

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