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World leading times 2019

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 11 February 2019

World leading times: Marathon (Men)

World record:

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

2:03:34   Getaneh MOLLA          ETH     1   Dubai          25 JAN
2:03:40   Herpassa NEGASA        ETH     2   Dubai          25 JAN
2:04:24   Asefa MENGISTU         ETH     3   Dubai          25 JAN
2:05:02   Emmanuel SAINA         KEN     4   Dubai          25 JAN
2:05:18   Shifera TAMRU          ETH     5   Dubai          25 JAN
2:06:09   Kelkile GEZAHEGN       ETH     6   Dubai          25 JAN
2:06:32   Adugna TAKELE          ETH     7   Dubai          25 JAN
2:08:20   Birhanu TESHOME        ETH     8   Dubai          25 JAN
2:08:27   Fikadu KEBEDE          ETH     9   Dubai          25 JAN
2:08:35   Hicham LAQUOAHI        MAR     1   Beppu          03 FEB
2:08:43   Fikadu TEFERE          ETH     1   Marrakesh      27 JAN
2:08:49   Paul MAINA             KEN     2   Marrakesh      27 JAN 
2:09:04   Abdela GODANA          ETH     2   Beppu          03 FEB 
2:09:11   Yihunilign ADANE       ETH     3   Beppu          03 FEB
2:09:15   Cosmas LAGAT           KEN     1   Mumbai         20 JAN
2:09:15   Kohei FUTAOKA          JPN     4   Beppu          03 FEB 
2:09:26   Dejene DEBELA          ETH     1   Xiamen         06 JAN
2:09:28   Afework MESFIN         ETH     2   Xiamen         06 JAN
2:09:29   Ryo HASHIMOTO          JPN     5   Beppu          03 FEB 
2:09:30   Yuji IWATA             JPN     6   Beppu          03 FEB
2:09:36   Birhan NEBEBEW         ETH     3   Xiamen         06 JAN
2:09:43   Chele DECHASA          ETH     4   Xiamen         06 JAN
2:09:50   Tadesse ABRAHAM        SUI     9   Dubai          25 JAN
2:09:52   Alemayehu AMETA        ETH     5   Xiamen         06 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

2:17:08   Ruth CHEPNGETICH       KEN     1   Dubai          25 JAN
2:17:41   Worknesh DEGEFA        ETH     2   Dubai          25 JAN
2:21:05   Worknesh EDESA         ETH     3   Dubai          25 JAN
2:22:45   Waganesh MEKASHA       ETH     4   Dubai          25 JAN
2:23:28   Biruktayit DEGEFA      ETH     1   Houston        20 JAN
2:25:39   Fatuma SADO            ETH     1   Osaka          27 JAN
2:25:45   Worknesh ALEMU         ETH     1   Mumbai         20 JAN
2:25:46   Rei OHARA              JPN     2   Osaka          27 JAN
2:25:59   Sintayehu LEWETEGN     ETH     5   Dubai          25 JAN
2:26:01   Bornes JEPKIRUI        KEN     3   Osaka          27 JAN
2:26:09   Amane GOBENA           ETH     2   Mumbai         20 JAN
2:26:38   Rahma TUSA             ETH     6   Dubai          25 JAN
2:26:39   Birke DEBELE           ETH     3   Mumbai         20 JAN
2:26:41   Belaynesh FIKADU       ETH     2   Houston        20 JAN
2:26:56   Meseret BELETE         ETH     3   Houston        20 JAN
2:27:25   Deme ARMINO            ETH     1   Xiamen         06 JAN
2:27:36   Muluhabt TSEGA         ETH     7   Dubai          25 JAN
2:27:39   Madoko NAKANO          JPN     4   Osaka          27 JAN
2:27:42   Shasho INSERMU         ETH     2   Xiamen         06 JAN  

World leading times: Half marathon (Men)

Present world record:

Abraham Kiptum (KEN), 58:18, Valencia, 28 Oct 2018

  58:42   Steven KIPROP          KEN     1   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  58:44   Abadi HADIS            ETH     2   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:08   Fikadu HAFTU           ETH     3   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:13   Julien WANDRES         SUI     4   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:22   Morris GACHAGA         KEN     5   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:34   Mule WASIHUN           ETH     6   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:36   Daniel KIPCHUMBA       KEN     7   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:39   Amedework WALELEGN     ETH     8   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:40   Abel KIPCHUMBA         KEN     9   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:42   Shadrack KIMINNING     KEN    10   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
  59:48   Kaan Kigen OZBILEN     TUR    11   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:00:11   Shura KITATA           ETH     1   Houston        20 JAN
1:00:14   Jemal YIMER            ETH     2   Houston        20 JAN
1:00:18   Bedan KAROKI MUCHIRI   KEN     3   Houston        20 JAN
1:00:20   Edwin Kiprop KIPTOO    KEN    12   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:00:24   Abdi NAGEEYE           NED     1   Marugame       03 FEB
1:00:26   Gabriel GEAY           TAN     4   Houston        20 JAN
1:00:36   Lelisa DESISA          ETH    13   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:00:43   Simon KARIUKI          KEN     2   Marugame       03 FEB

World leading times: Half marathon (Women)

World record (mixed competition):

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

World record (women-only race):

Netsanet Gudeta (ETH), 1:06:11, Valencia, 24 MAR 2018

1:05:45   Senbere TEFERI         ETH     1   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:05:45   Netsanet GUDETA        ETH     2   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:05:46   Zeineba YIMER          ETH     3   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:05:50   Brigid KOSGEI          KEN     1   Houston        20 JAN
1:06:01   Roza DEREJE            ETH     1   Barcelona      10 FEB
1:06:07   Degitu AZIMERAW        ETH     4   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:06:14   Valary AYABEI          KEN     5   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:06:45   Dibaba KUMA            ETH     2   Barcelona      10 FEB
1:06:48   Fancy CHEMUTAI         KEN     2   Houston        20 JAN
1:06:56   Ruti AGA               ETH     3   Houston        20 JAN
1:07:29   Monicah WANJUHI        KEN     4   Houston        20 JAN
1:07:30   Emily SISSON           USA     5   Houston        20 JAN
1:07:36   Peres JEPCHIRCHIR      KEN     6   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:07:37   Gladys CHERONO         KEN     6   Houston        20 JAN
1:07:38   Paskalia KIPKOECH      KEN     7   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:07:48   Delvine MERINGOR       KEN     7   Houston        20 JAN
1:07:49   Betsy SAINA            KEN     1   Marugame       03 FEB
1:07:55   Ayuko SUZUKI           JPN     2   Marugame       03 FEB
1:07:56   Edith CHELIMO          KEN     8   Houston        20 JAN
1:08:19   Naom JEBET             KEN     8   Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB
1:08:30   Sally CHEPYEGO         KEN     3   Barcelona      10 FEB
1:08:32   Lucy CHERUIYOT         KEN     4   Barcelona      10 FEB
1:08:55   Sinead DIVER           AUS     3   Marugame       03 FEB 
1:09:33   Mary WACERA            KEN     9   Houston        20 JAN
1:09:41   Charlotte ARTER        GBR     5   Barcelona      10 FEB
1:09:46   Rea IWADE              JPN     1   Osaka          27 JAN
1:09:46   Charlotte PURDUE       GBR     4   Marugame       03 FEB 

World leading times: 10km (Men)

Present world record:

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

27:23     Chala KETEMA           ETH     1   Valencia       13 JAN
27:24     Stephen KISSA          UGA     2   Valencia       13 JAN
27:26     Vedic KIPKOECH         KEN     3   Valencia       13 JAN
27:39     Batesfa GETAHUN        ETH     4   Valencia       13 JAN
27:45     Mathew KIPKORIR        KEN     5   Valencia       13 JAN
27:50     Edward KIBET           KEN     6   Valencia       13 JAN
27:51     Abayneh DEGU           ETH     7   Valencia       13 JAN
27:58     Mohamed EL AARABY      MAR     8   Valencia       13 JAN
27:59     Hicham AGHAR           MAR     9   Valencia       13 JAN 
27:59     Juan Antonio PEREZ     ESP    10   Valencia       13 JAN
28:00     Selemun KAHSAY         ETH    11   Valencia       13 JAN
28:00     Moses KURONG           KEN    12   Valencia       13 JAN

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

30:15     Tsehay GEMECHU         ETH     1   Valencia       13 JAN
30:26     Gloria CHEBIWAT        KEN     2   Valencia       13 JAN
30:43     Evaline CHIRCHIR       KEN     3   Valencia       13 JAN
30:50     Monica WANJIRU         KEN     4   Valencia       13 JAN
31:02     Antonnina KWAMBAI      KEN     5   Valencia       13 JAN
31:23     Hunegnaw SILLENAT      ETH     6   Valencia       13 JAN
31:38     Joyce CHEPKEMOI        KEN     7   Valencia       13 JAN
31:39     Trihas GEBRE           ESP     8   Valencia       13 JAN
31:51     Eilish MCCOLGAN        GBR     1   Doha           11 JAN

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