Athletics
15K run
World records
MenJacob Kiplimo 40:27+ (2021)
WomenLetesenbet Gidey 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 40:59+ Kibiwott Kandie Kenya 22 October 2023 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [5]
Hagos Gebrhiwet Ethiopia 22 October 2023 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [6]
Selemon Barega Ethiopia 22 October 2023 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [7]
5 41:01+ Yomif Kejelcha Ethiopia 22 October 2023 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [8]
6 41:05 Joshua Cheptegei Uganda 18 November 2018 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen [9]
41:05+ Geoffrey Kamworor Kenya 15 September 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [10]
8 41:09+ Rodgers Kwemoi Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [11]
9 41:10+ Rhonex Kipruto Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [12]
10 41:11+ Alexander Mutiso Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [13]
Philemon Kiplimo Kenya 6 December 2020 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [14]
12 41:13 Leonard Komon Kenya 21 November 2010 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen [15]
41:13+ Sabastian Sawe Kenya 22 October 2023 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [16]
14 41:16+ Abel Kipchumba Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [17]
Daniel Mateiko Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [18]
Kennedy Kimutai Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [19]
17 41:17+ Mathew Kimeli Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [20]
18 41:18+ Muktar Edris Ethiopia 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [21]
19 41:22+ Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia 4 September 2005 Tilburg
Kelvin Kiptum Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [22]
21 41:26+ Daniel Kibet Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [23]
22 41:27+ Amedework Walelegn Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [24]
Seifu Tura Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [25]
Kenneth Kiprop Renju Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah [26]
25 41:28+ Felix Kipkoech Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [27]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 41:28:

Women

Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Race Place Ref
1 44:20 Mx Letesenbet Gidey Ethiopia 17 November 2019 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen [29]
2 44:52+ Mx Yalemzerf Yehualaw Ethiopia 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [30]
Sheila Chepkirui Kenya 24 October 2021 Valencia Half Marathon Valencia [31]
4 45:30+ Mx Ruth Chepng'etich Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul [32]
5 45:31+ Mx Hellen Obiri Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul [33]
6 45:37+ Mx Joyciline Jepkosgei Kenya 1 April 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague [34]
7 45:40+ Mx Violah Jepchumba Kenya 1 April 2017 Prague Half Marathon Prague [35]
8 45:40+ Mx Brigid Kosgei Kenya 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah [36]
9 45:41+ Mx Ababel Yeshaneh Ethiopia 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah [37]
10 45:42+ Mx Sutume Kebede Ethiopia 14 January 2024 Houston Half Marathon Houston [38]
11 45:45+ Mx Joan Chelimo Kenya 4 April 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul [39]
12 45:51+ Mx Girmawit Gebrzihair Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [40]
13 45:57+ Mx Fancy Chemutai Kenya 22 October 2017 Valencia
14 46:00+ Catherine Relina Amanang'Ole Kenya 19 February 2023 Barcelona Half Marathon Barcelona [41]
15 46:01+ Irine Jepchumba Kimais Kenya 19 February 2023 Barcelona Half Marathon Barcelona [42]
16 46:02+ Mx Judith Jeptum Kenya 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [43]
17 46:03+ Mx Bosena Mulate Ethiopia 19 February 2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah [44]
18 46:04+ Mx Vicoty Chepngeno Kenya 16 January 2022 Houston Half Marathon Houston [45]
19 46:08+ Mx 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
21 46:09+ Mx Sifan Hassan Netherlands 16 September 2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon Copenhagen [46]
22 46:12+ Gladys Chepkurui Kenya 19 February 2023 Barcelona Half Marathon Barcelona [47]
23 46:13+ Mx Florence Kiplagat Kenya 15 February 2015 Barcelona Half Marathon Barcelona [48]
Evaline Chirchir Kenya 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah [49]
25 46:14+ Mx Rosemary Wanjiru Kenya 21 February 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah [50]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 46:14:

Notes

  1. ^ 41:16 by other sources

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