FACTBOX-Men's marathon world record progression

FACTBOX-Men's marathon world record progression
By Reuters

28/09/2014 at 11:53Updated 28/09/2014 at 12:09

Men's marathon world record progression after Kenya's Dennis Kimetto ran the fastest time ever recorded over the 42.195km (26 miles and 385 yards) race distance in Berlin on Sunday.

Time Athlete Nationality Date Location 2:08:18 Robert De Castella Australia Dec 6, 1981 Fukuoka 2:08:05 Steve Jones Britain Oct 21, 1984 Chicago 2:07:12 Carlos Lopes Portugal Apr 20, 1985 Rotterdam 2:06:50 Belayneh Dinsamo Ethiopia Apr 17, 1988 Rotterdam 2:06:05 Ronaldo da Costa Brazil Sept 20, 1998 Berlin 2:05:42 Khalid Khannouchi Morocco Oct 24, 1999 Chicago 2:05:38 Khalid Khannouchi* US Apr 14, 2002 London 2:04:55 Paul Tergat** Kenya Sept 28, 2003 Berlin 2:04:26 Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia Sept 30, 2007 Berlin 2:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia Sept 28, 2008 Berlin 2:03:38 Patrick Makau Kenya Sept 25, 2011 Berlin 2:03:23 Wilson Kipsang Kenya Sept 29, 2013 Berlin 2:02:57 Dennis Kimetto Kenya Sept 28, 2014 Berlin

- - - -

* - First "world best" recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

** - First world record ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (Compiled by John O'Brien; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

0
0