Athletics
15K run
World records
Men Jacob Kiplimo (UGA) 40:27+ (2021)
Women Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) 44:20 (2019)

The 15K run (15 kilometers, or approximately 9.32 miles) is a long distance foot race. It is a rarely held race that is not recognized as an Olympic event. The overall world best time for men was set by Jacob Kiplimo en route the Lisbon Half Marathon. Excluding en route times both the world best for men and women were set at the Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen, Netherlands. The world best for men is held by Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda who ran a time of 41:05.[1] The women's world best is held by Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia who ran a time of 44:20.[2]

Between 1985 and 1991, the IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships was contested over the 15 km distance.

All-time top 25

Men

Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Race Place Ref
1 40:27+ Jacob Kiplimo  Uganda 21 November 2021 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon [4]
2 41:05 Joshua Cheptegei  Uganda 18 November 2018 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen [5]
41:05+ Geoffrey Kamworor  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [6]
4 41:09+ Rodgers Kwemoi  Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [7]
5 41:10+ Kibiwott Kandie  Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [8]
Rhonex Kipruto  Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [9]
7 41:11+ Alexander Mutiso  Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [10]
Philemon Kiplimo  Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [11]
9 41:13 Leonard Komon  Kenya 21 November 2010 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen [12]
10 41:16+ Abel Kipchumba  Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [13]
Daniel Mateiko  Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [14]
Kennedy Kimutai  Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [15]
13 41:17+ Mathew Kimeli  Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [16]
14 41:18+ Muktar Edris  Ethiopia 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [17]
15 41:22+ Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 4 September 2005 Tilburg
Kelvin Kiptum  Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [18]
17 41:26+ Daniel Kibet  Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [19]
18 41:27+ Amedework Walelegn  Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [20]
Seifu Tura  Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [21]
Kenneth Kiprop Renju  Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [22]
21 41:28+ Felix Kipkoech  Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [23]
22 41:29 Felix Limo  Kenya 11 January 2001 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen
41:29+ Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 9 February 2007 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah
Deriba Merga  Ethiopia 20 February 2009 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah
25 41:30+ Patrick Makau  Kenya 20 February 2009 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah
Samuel Tsegay  Eritrea 18 September 2011 Amsterdam - Zaandam
Benard Kipkorir Ngeno  Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [24]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 41:30:

Women

Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Race Place Ref
1 44:20 Mx Letesenbet Gidey  Ethiopia 17 November 2019 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen [26]
2 44:52+ Mx Yalemzerf Yehualaw  Ethiopia 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [27]
Sheila Chepkirui  Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [28]
4 45:30+ Mx Ruth Chepng'etich  Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul [29]
5 45:31+ Mx Hellen Obiri  Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul [30]
6 45:37+ Joyciline Jepkosgei  Kenya 1 April 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague [31]
7 45:40+ Violah Jepchumba  Kenya 1 April 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague [32]
8 45:40+ Brigid Kosgei  Kenya 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah [33]
9 45:41+ Ababel Yeshaneh  Ethiopia 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah [34]
10 45:45+ Mx Joan Chelimo  Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul [35]
11 45:51+ Mx Girmawit Gebrzihair  Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [36]
12 45:57+ Fancy Chemutai  Kenya 22 October 2017 Valencia
13 46:02+ Mx Judith Jeptum  Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [37]
14 46:03+ Mx Bosena Mulate  Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [38]
15 46:04+ Mx Vicoty Chepngeno  Kenya 16 January 2022 Houston Half Marathon Houston [39]
16 46:08+ Caroline Chepkoech  Kenya 8 February 2018 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al-Khaimah
Mary Keitany  Kenya 8 February 2018 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al-Khaimah
18 46:09+ Mx Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 16 September 2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [40]
19 46:13+ Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 15 February 2015 Barcelona Half Marathon Barcelona [41]
Evaline Chirchir  Kenya 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah [42]
21 46:14+ Rosemary Wanjiru  Kenya 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah [43]
22 46:15+ Mx Tsehay Gemechu  Ethiopia 19 September 2021 Copenhagen Copenhagen [44]
23 46:16+ Senbere Teferi  Ethiopia 27 October 2019 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [45]
24 46:20+ Mx Brenda Jepleting  Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [46]
25 46:22+ Mx Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi  Kenya 3 April 2022 Barcelona Half Marathon Barcelona [47]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 46:22:

Notes

  1. ^ 41:16 by other sources

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