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Elite records

Records broken at the London Marathon

Men

World records 

  • 2:05:38 Khalid Khannouchi USA 2002 


Area and Commonwealth records

  • European: 2:06:36 António Pinto POR 2000 
  • North American: 2:05:38 Khalid Khannouchi USA 2002 
  • Commonwealth: 2:05:48 Paul Tergat KEN 2002


British records

  • 2:06:21 Mo Farah 2018


Current national records set in London

  • Austria: 2:10:06 Peter Herzog 2020
  • Denmark: 2:09:43 Henrik Jørgensen 1985
  • Italy: 2:07:22 Stefano Baldini 2006 
  • Portugal: 2:06:36 António Pinto 2000 
  • Rwanda: 2:09:55 Mathias Ntawalikura 2000 
  • Scotland: 2:08:14 Callum Hawkins 2019
  • Sierra Leone: 2:33:38 Idriussa Kargbo 2014 
  • Slovakia: 2:09:53 Róbert Stefko 1998 
  • Sri Lanka: 2:13:47 Anuradha Cooray 2015 
  • USA: 2:05:38 Khalid Khannouchi 2002 


Top 20 fastest men in London

Name Time Country Position Year
Eliud Kipchoge 2:02:37 KEN 1 2019
Mosinet Geremew 2:02:55 ETH 2 2019
Mule Wasihun 2:03:16 ETH 3 2019
Stanley Biwott 2:03:51 KEN 2 2016
Sisay Lemma 2:04:01 ETH 1 2021
Vincent Kipchumba 2:04:28 KEN 2 2021
Wilson Kipsang 2:04:29 KEN 1 2014
Emmanuel Mutai 2:04:40 KEN 1 2011
Tola Shura Kitata 2:04:49 ETH 2 2018
Sammy Wanjiru 2:05:10 KEN 1 2009
Martin Lel 2:05:15 KEN 1 2008
Tsegaye Kebede 2:05:19 ETH 1 2010
Jaouad Gharib 2:05:27 MAR 3 2009
Sir Mo Farah 2:05:39 GBR 5 2019
Abderrahim Goumri 2:05:30 MAR 3 2008
Khalid Khannouchi 2:05:38 USA 1 2002
Patrick Makau 2:05:45 KEN 3 2011
Evans Chebet 2:05:43 KEN 4 2021
Paul Tergat 2:05:48 KEN 2 2002
Daniel Wanjiru 2:05:48 KEN 1 2017
 

Top 20 fastest men’s performances in London

Name Time Country Position Year
Eliud Kipchoge 2:02:37 KEN 1 2019
Mosinet Geremew 2:02:55 ETH 2 2019
Eliud Kipchoge 2:03:05 KEN 1 2016
Mule Wasihun 2:03:16 ETH 3 2019
Stanley Biwott 2:03:51 KEN 2 2016
Sisay Lemma 2:04:01 ETH 1 2021
Eliud Kipchoge 2:04:17 KEN 1 2018
Vincent Kipchumba 2:04:28 KEN 2 2021 
Wilson Kipsang 2:04:29 KEN 1 2014
Emmanuel Mutai 2:04:40 KEN 1 2011
Mosinet Geremew 2:04:41 ETH 3 2021
Eliud Kipchoge 2:04:42 KEN 1 2015
Wilson Kipsang 2:04:44 KEN 1 2012
Wilson Kipsang 2:04:47 KEN 2 2015
Shura Kitata 2:04:49 ETH 2 2018
Stanley Biwott 2:04:55 KEN 2 2014
Shura Kitata 2:05:01 ETH 4 2019
Sammy Wanjiru 2:05:10 KEN 1 2009
Martin Lel 2:05:15 KEN 1 2008
Tsegaye Kebede 2:05:19 ETH 1 2010


Top 20 British men in London

Name Time Position Year
Mo Farah 2:05:39 5 2019
Callum Hawkins 2:08:14 10 2019
Steve Jones 2:08:16 1 1985
Charlie Spedding 2:08:33 2 1985
Richard Nerurkar 2:08:36 5 1997
Allister Hutton 2:09:16 3 1985
Mark Steinle 2:09:17 8 2002
Paul Evans 2:09:18 8 1997
Hugh Jones 2:09:24 1 1982
Jon Brown 2:09:31 6 2005
Mike Gratton 2:09:43 1 1983
Tony Milovsorov 2:09:54 6 1989
Gerry Helme 2:10:12 2 1983
Dave Long 2:10:30 4 1991
Jonny Mellor 2:10:38* 13 2020
Eamonn Martin 2:10:50 1 1993
Kevin Forster 2:10:52 2 1988
Mike O’Reilly 2:11:05 5 1990
Chris Thompson 2:11:19 11 2014
Ben Connor 2:11:20* 15 2020

*Time was recorded on the elite-only multi-lap circuit around St James’s Park

Top 20 British performances in London

Name Time Position Year
Sir Mo Farah 2.05.39 5 2019
Sir Mo Farah 2.06.21 3 2018
Callum Hawkins 2.08.14 10 2019
Steve Jones 2.08.16 1 1985
Sir Mo Farah 2.08.21 8 2014
Charlie Spedding 2.08.33 2 1985
Richard Nerurkar 2.08.36 5 1997
Allister Hutton 2.09.16 3 1985
Mark Steinle 2.09.17 8 2002
Paul Evans 2.09.18 8 1997
Hugh Jones 2.09.24 1 1982
Mike Gratton 2.09.43 1 1983
Jon Brown 2.09.44 4 1999
Tony Milovsorov 2.09.54 6 1989
Charlie Spedding 2.09.57 1 1984
Allister Hutton 2.10.10 1 1990
Gerry Helme 2.10.12 2 1983
Dave Long 2.10.30 4 1991
Paul Evans 2.10.31 5 1995
Charlie Spedding 2.10.32 8 1987

Women

World records

  • 2:25:29 Grete Waitz NOR 1983 
  • 2:21:06 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 1985 
  • 2:18:56 Paula Radcliffe GBR 2002 (women only) 
  • 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe GBR 2003 
  • 2:17:42 Paula Radcliffe GBR 2005 (women only) 
  • 2:17:01 Mary Keitany KEN 2017 (women only) 


Area and Commonwealth records 

  • European: 2:25:29 Grete Waitz NOR 1983
  • European: 2:24:26 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 1983
  • European: 2:21:06 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 1983
  • Central American: 2:24:06 Adriana Fernández MEX 1983
  • European: 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1983
  • Commonwealth: 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1983
  • North American: 2:21:16 Deena Drossin USA 1983
  • North American: 2:19:36 Deena Kastor (Drossin) USA 1983
  • African: 2:18:37 Mary Keitany KEN 1983
  • African: 2:17:01 Mary Keitany KEN 2017 


British records

  • 2:29:57 Joyce Smith 1981 
  • 2:29:43 Joyce Smith 1982 
  • 2:28:06 Sarah Rowell 1985 
  • 2:26:51 Priscilla Welch 1987 
  • 2:25:56 Véronique Marot 1989 
  • 2:18:56 Paula Radcliffe 2002 
  • 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe 2003 


Current national records set in London

  • Burundi: 2:27:50 Diane Nukuri 2015 
  • Finland: 2:28:00 Ritva Lemettinen 1995 
  • Great Britain & NI: 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe 2003 
  • Gibraltar: 3:05:29 Emma Montiel 2016 
  • New Zealand: 2:25:21 Kim Smith 2010 
  • Norway: 2:21:06 Ingrid Kristiansen 1985 
  • Sierra Leone: 2:46:20 Mamie Konneh-Lahun 2014 


Top 20 fastest women in London

Name Time Country Position Year
Paula Radcliffe 2:15:25 GBR 1 2003
Mary Keitany 2:17:01 KEN 1 2017
Joyciline Jepkosgei
2:17:43 KEN 1 2021
Tirunesh Dibaba 2:17:56 ETH 2 2017
Degitu Azimeraw
2:17:58 ETH 2 2021
Ashete Bekere
2:18:18 ETH 3 2021
Brigid Kosgei 2:18:20 KEN 1 2019
Vivian Cheruiyot 2:18:31 KEN 1 2018
Lonah Salpeter
2:18:54 ISR 5 2021
Deena Kastor 2:19:36 USA 1 2006
Edna Kiplagat 2:19:50 KEN 2 2012
Catherine Ndereba 2:19:55 KEN 2 2003
Priscah Jeptoo 2:20:14 KEN 3 2012
Florence Kiplagat 2:20:24 KEN 2 2014
Valary Jemeli
2:20:35 KEN 6 2021
Zhou Chunxiu 2:20:38 CHN 1 2007
Roza Dereje 2:20:51 ETH 3 2019
Gladys Cherono 2:20:52 KEN 4 2019
Joan Melly
2:21:23 KEN 7 2021
Ingrid Kristiansen 2:21:06 NOR 1 1985


Top 20 fastest womens performances in London

Name Time Country Position Year
Paula Radcliffe 2:15:25 GBR 1 2003
Mary Keitany 2:17:01 KEN 1 2017
Paula Radcliffe 2:17:42 GBR 1 2005
Joyciline Jepkosgei
2:17:43 KEN 1 2021
Tirunesh Dibaba 2:17:56 ETH 2 2017
Degitu Azimeraw
2:17:58  ETH 2 2021
Ashete Bekere
2:18:18 ETH 3 2021
Brigid Kosgei 2:18:20 KEN 1 2019
Vivian Cheruiyot 2:18:31 KEN 1 2018
Mary Keitany 2:18:37 KEN 1 2012
Brigid Kosgei
2:18:40 KEN 4 2021
Lonah Salpeter
2:18:54 ISR 5 2021
Paula Radcliffe 2:18:56 GBR 1 2002
Brigid Kosgei 2:18:58* KEN 1 2020
Mary Keitany 2:19:19 KEN 1 2011
Deena Kastor 2:19:36 USA 1 2006
Edna Kiplagat 2:19:50 KEN 2 2012
Catherine Ndereba 2:19:55 KEN 2 2003
Priscah Jeptoo 2:20:14 KEN 3 2012
Edna Kiplagat 2:20:21 KEN 1 2014

*Time was recorded on the elite-only multi-lap circuit around St James’s Park
The following results were annulled following the athlete’s suspensions for doping violations: 2:20:15 Liliya Shobukhova RUS (2) 2011

Top 20 British women in London

Name Time Position Year
Paula Radcliffe 2:15:25 1 2003
Mara Yamauchi 2:23:12 2 2009
Charlotte Purdue 2:23:26 10 2021
Veronique Marot 2:25:56 1 1989
Priscilla Welch 2:26:51 2 1987
Liz McColgan 2:26:52 2 1997
Claire Hallissey 2:27:44 11 2012
Sarah Rowell 2:28:06 2 1985
Freya Murray 2:28:10 13 2012
Jo Pavey 2:28:24 18 2011
Liz Yelling 2:28:33 9 2008
Sally-Ann Hales 2:28:38 3 1985
Alyson Dixon 2:29:06 14 2017
Hayley Haining 2:29:18 12 2008
Lily Partridge 2:29:24 8 2018
Joyce Smith 2:29:43 1 1982
Rose Harvey 2:29:45 15 2021
Louise Damen 2:30:00 22 2011
Ann Ford 2:30:38 2 1988
Tracy Barlow 2:30:42 16 2017


Top 20 fastest British women’s performances in London

Name Time Position Year
Paula Radcliffe 2:15:25 1 2003
Paula Radcliffe 2:17:42 1 2005
Paula Radcliffe 2:18:56 1 2002
Mara Yamauchi 2:23:12 2 2009
Charlotte Purdue
2:23:26 10 2021
Mara Yamauchi 2.25.13 6 2006
Charlotte Purdue 2.25.38 10 2019
Mara Yamauchi 2.25.41 6 2007
Veronique Marot 2.25.56 1 1989
Mara Yamauchi 2.26.16 10 2010
Priscilla Welch 2.26.51 2 1987
Liz McColgan 2.26.52 2 1997
Liz McColgan 2.26.54 2 1998
Claire Hallissey 2.27.44 11 2012
Liz McColgan 2.27.54 1 1996
Sarah Rowell 2.28.06 2 1985
Freya Murray 2.28.10 13 2012
Jo Pavey 2.28.24 18 2011
Liz Yelling 2.28.38 9 2008
Sally-Ann Hales 2.28.38 3 1985