20K run

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20K run
Men's records
World Zersenay Tadese (ERI) 56:01 (2006)
Women's records
World Florence Kiplagat (KEN) 1:01:54 (2015)

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[edit]

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

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[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Correct as of September 2019[6][7]
Men's world best holder (without en route performances) Zersenay Tadese
Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Race Place Ref
1 55:00+ Geoffrey Kamworor  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [8]
2 55:18+ Abraham Kiptum  Kenya 28 October 2018 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [9]
3 55:21+ Zersenay Tadese  Eritrea 21 March 2010 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon [10]
4 56:09+ Benard Kipkorir Ngeno  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [11]
5 56:16+ Edwin Kiprop Kiptoo  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [12]
Berehanu Tsegu  Ethiopia 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [13]
7 56:27+ Mo Farah  Great Britain 2015
Amos Kurgat  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [14]
9 56:41 Robert Kipkorir Kipchumba  Ethiopia 2006
10 56:42 Sondre Nordstad Moen  Norway 2017
11 56:44+ Philemon Kiplimo  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [15]
12 56:48 Dathan Ritzenhein  United States 2009
13 56:52 Eshetu Wendimu  Ethiopia 2014
14 57:01 Mekubo Mogusu  Kenya 2007
15 57:07+ Shadrack Koech  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [16]
Kinde Atanaw Ayalew  Ethiopia 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [17]
17 57:09+ Alfred Barkach  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [18]
18 57:15 Wilson Kebenei  Kenya 57:15
Dennis Musembi Ndiso  Kenya 2008
20 57:19 Evans Cheruiyot  Kenya 2005
57:19+ Thomas Ayeko 18 September 2016 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [19][20]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 57:19:

Women[edit]

Women's world best holder Florence Kiplagat
Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Race Place Ref
1 1:01:20+ a Brigid Kosgei  Kenya 8 September 2019 Great North Run Newcastle upon Tyne-South Shields [23]
2 1:01:25+ Joyciline Jepkosgei  Kenya 1 April 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague
3 1:01:54 Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 2015
4 1:02:24+ Ababel Yeshaneh  Ethiopia 16 September 2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [24]
5 1:02:31+ Birhane Dibaba  Ethiopia 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [25]
6 1:02:49+ Evaline Chirchir  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [26]
7 1:02:59+ Dorcas Jepchirchir Tuitoek  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [27]
8 1:03:21 Lornah Kiplagat  Kenya 2006
9 1:03:23 Constantina Diță  Romania 2006
10 1:03:47 Rita Jeptoo  Kenya 2006
11 1:03:58 Kim Smith  New Zealand 2011
12 1:04:01 Esther Wanjiru  Kenya 2000
13 1:05:01 Rose Chelimo  Kenya 2014
14 1:05:03 Sarah Chepchirchir  Kenya 2013
15 1:05:08 Cynthia Jerotich Limo  Kenya 2001
16 1:05:11 Wang Xiuting  China 2013

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:03:04:

References[edit]

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