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What is the current marathon world record?

Eluid Kipchoge was the first man to drop below 2 hours, but it is not considered an official record

With each passing year, athletes are breaking records in all disciplines of the sports world.

In the case of the marathon, whose distance is 42.195 meters, the fastest man to complete this distance has been Eluid Kipchoge with a time of 1:59:40. and  Kosgei Smashes  at 2:14:04

Eluid Kipchoge first man to drop below 2 o'clock

Furthermore, Kipchoge was the first man to lower than 2 hours in marathon.

He did it in the city of Vienna in 2019, on a totally flat circuit and where he was helped by a group of 41 hares as well as a car opening the circuit. This record is not considered official

Men's official record

Eluid Kipchoge setting the berlin marathon record
worldathletics / Eluid Kipchoge setting the berlin marathon record

The official marathon record is also held Eluid Kipchoge with a time of 2:01:39 in the 2018 Berlin marathon.

Kipchoge broke the mark of Dennis Kimetto from 2:02:57 also achieved in Berlin in 2014

Women's official record

Kosgei Smashes setting the Chicago marathon record
worldathletics / Kosgei Smashes setting the Chicago marathon record

Regarding the women's competition, Kosgei Smashes is the current recordwoman in the distance with a time of 2:14:04 in the 2019 Chicago Marathon

Smashes beat the previous mark of 2:15:25 achieved by the British Paula Radcliffe at the 2003 London Marathon.

Best marathon brands Men

The top 10 marathon athletes of all time are:

Ranking Time Athlete Country Date Seats
1 2:01:39 Eliud Kipchoge Kenya 16 September 2018 Berlin
2 2:01:41 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 29 September 2019 Berlin
3 2:02:48 Birhanu Legese Ethiopia 29 September 2019 Berlin
4 2:02:55 Mosinet Geremew Ethiopia April 28 2019 London
5 2:02:57 Dennis Kimetto  Kenya 28 September 2014 Berlin
6 2:03:13 Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich  Kenya 25 September 2016 Berlin
Emmanuel Mutai  Kenya 28 September 2014
8 2:03:16 Mule Wasihun  Ethiopia April 28 2019 London
9 2:03:34 Getaneh Spring Ethiopia 25 January 2019 Dubai
10 2:03:45 Sisay Lemma  Ethiopia 29 September 2019 Berlin

Best Marathon Brands Women

The top 10 athletes of all time on the marathon distance are as follows:

Ranking Time Athlete Country Date Seats
1 2:14:04 Brigid Kosgei Kenya 13 October 2019 Chicago
2 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom April 13 2003 London
3 2:17:01 Mary Jepkosgei Keitany  Kenya April 23 2017 London
4 2:17:08 Ruth Chepngetich  Kenya 25 January 2019 Dubai
5 2:17:41 Worknesh Degefa Ethiopia 25 January 2019 Dubai
6 2:17:56 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia April 23 2017 London
7 2:18:11 Gladys Cherono Kenya 30 September 2018 Berlin
8 2:18:31 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya April 22 2018 London
9 2:18:34 Ruti Aga  Ethiopia 16 September 2018 Berlin
10 2:18:47 Catherine Ndereba Kenya 7 October 2001 Chicago

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