World Single Age Records

This section lists the fastest performances for each single age and for each of the standard distances, as known to ADR. Performances are subject to the same standards as listing for national records plus the additional requirement that the runner's date of birth (as well as the race date) must be known. These are required to be able to document the runner's exact age at the time of the performance. Single age records that meet the ADR qualifying standards may be expected to be fairly reliable. At older (and younger) ages, the best marks known to ADR are listed.

Road Records

Record quality performances are those made on standard (loop) courses that are believed to be accurate. Marks made on point-to-point courses, defined as those courses whose start and finish lie more than 30% of the race distance apart and/or whose drop exceeds 1 meter per kilometer are not included.

5 kilometers

4 miles

8 kilometers

10 kilometers

12 kilometers

15 kilometers

10 miles

20 kilometers

Half Marathon

25 kilometers

30 kilometers

Marathon


Indoor Track Records

Marks achieved on indoor tracks of 200 meters or less are included. Times to hundredths of seconds are auto-times; times to tenths of seconds are hand times.

3000 meters

2 miles

5000 meters

Outdoor Track Records

Times to hundredths of seconds are auto-times; times to tenths of seconds are hand times.

3000 meters

2 miles

5000 meters

10,000 meters