20K run

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20K run
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MenJacob Kiplimo 54:29 (2021)
WomenLetesenbet Gidey 59:35 (2021)

The 20K run (20 kilometres, or approximately 12.4 miles) is a long distance foot race. It is a rarely held race that is not recognized as an Olympic event. The event held IAAF world championship status in 2006 only, when the existing IAAF World Half Marathon Championships briefly hosted the shorter distance.[1]

The world best for men is held by Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea who ran a time of 56:01 at the 2006 IAAF World Road Running Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.[2] The women's world best is held by Florence Kiplagat of Kenya who ran a time of 1:01:54 at the 2015 Barcelona Half Marathon in Barcelona, Spain.[3] IAAF records require the 20 km distance to be run on a course without a significant drop in elevation between the start and finish points and where the birds-eye distance between the start of finish points is less than ten kilometres. The Association of Road Racing Statisticians has an additional criteria in that it requires records to be set in competitions of the given distance, thus it does not recognise Kiplagat's run due to it being recorded en route to a longer distance. The ARRS-recognised world record is 1:03:21 by Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands, who also recorded her time at the 2006 World Championships.[4]

Road races

The 2012 women's podium from the 20 km of Lausanne, Switzerland.

There are several annual road running competitions over the 20 km distance, mostly based in Western Europe, the United States, and Japan.[5]

Europe
Japan
United States

The Kanaguri Hai Tamana Half Marathon, Dam to Dam Half Marathon and Ogden Newspapers Classic Half Marathon were all previously 20 km races for much of their history.[5]

All-time top 25

  • + = en route to longer performance
  • Mx = mixed gender race
  • Wo = women only race

Men

  • Correct as of October 2022[7][8]
Men's world best holder (without en route performances) Zersenay Tadese
Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Race Location Ref
1 54:29+ Jacob Kiplimo Uganda 21 November 2021 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal [9]
2 54:43+ [a] Kibiwott Kandie Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [10]
3 54:50+ Rhonex Kipruto Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [11]
4 54:57+ Alexander Mutiso Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [12]
5 55:00+ Geoffrey Kamworor Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [13]
6 55:04+ Abel Kipchumba Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [14]
7 55:07+ Philemon Kiplimo Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [15]
8 55:14+ Kennedy Kimutai Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [16]
9 55:17+ Daniel Mateiko Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [17]
10 55:18+ Abraham Kiptum Kenya 28 October 2018 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [18]
11 55:21+ Zersenay Tadese Eritrea 21 March 2010 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon [19]
12 55:24+ Mathew Kimeli Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [20]
13 55:26+ Rodgers Kwemoi Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [21]
14 55:30+ Jemal Yimer Mekonnen Ethiopia 28 October 2018 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia
15 55:31+ Samuel Wanjiru Kenya 17 March 2007 The Hague
16 55:32+ Muktar Edris Ethiopia 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [22]
17 55:34+ Yomif Kejelcha Ethiopia 23 October 2022 Valencia [23]
18 55:39+ Daniel Kibet Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [24]
19 55:40+ Abadi Hadis Ethiopia 28 October 2018 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia
Amdework Walelegn Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [25]
Seifu Tura Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [26]
Kenneth Kiprop Renju Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [27]
23 55:43+ Kelvin Kiptum Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [28]
24 55:44+ Mathew Kisorio Kenya 18 September 2011 Philadelphia Half Marathon Philadelphia
25 55:47+ Stephen Kiprop Kenya 8 February 2019 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 55:47:

Women

Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Race Location Ref
1 59:35+ Mx Letesenbet Gidey Ethiopia 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [31]
2 1:00:24+ Mx Yalemzerf Yehualaw Ethiopia 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [32]
3 1:00:43+ Mx Ruth Chepng'etich Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul [33]
4 1:01:04+ Mx Girmawit Gebrzihair Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [34]
Hellen Obiri Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [35]
6 1:01:11+ Mx Ababel Yeshaneh Ethiopia 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [36]
7 1:01:16+ Mx Sheila Chepkirui Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [37]
8 1:01:20+ a Brigid Kosgei Kenya 8 September 2019 Great North Run Newcastle-South Shields [38]
9 1:01:25+ Mx Joyciline Jepkosgei Kenya 1 April 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague
10 1:01:41+ Mx Joan Chelimo Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul [39]
11 1:01:45+ Mx Vicoty Chepngeno Kenya 16 January 2022 Houston Half Marathon Houston [40]
12 1:01:51+ Mx Tsehay Gemechu Ethiopia 19 September 2021 Copenhagen Copenhagen [41]
13 1:01:54 Mx Florence Kiplagat Kenya 15 February 2015 Barcelona Half Marathon Barcelona
14 1:01:56+ Mx Sifan Hassan Netherlands 16 September 2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [42]
15 1:02:00+ Mx Genzebe Dibaba Ethiopia 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [43]
16 1:02:03+ Mx Judith Jeptum Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [44]
17 1:02:04+ Wo Melat Yisak Kejeta Germany 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia [45]
1:02:04+ Wo Peres Jepchirchir Kenya 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia [46]
19 1:02:09+ Mx Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi Kenya 3 April 2022 Barcelona Half Marathon Barcelona [47]
20 1:02:10+ Mx Rosemary Wanjiru Kenya 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [48]
21 1:02:15+ Mx Brenda Jepleting Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [49]
22 1:02:17+ Wo Zeineba Yimer Ethiopia 17 October 2020 World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia [50]
23 1:02:20+ Mx Hawi Feysa Ethiopia 19 September 2021 Copenhagen Copenhagen [51]
24 1:02:24+ Mx Bosena Mulate Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [52]
25 1:02:29+ Mx Senbere Teferi Ethiopia 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [53]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:02:29:

Notes

  1. ^ by official result source, 54:42 by World Athletics source

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