Chronological List Of All Sub-60 Half Marathons Achieved In History – By Ken Nakamura

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by Ken Nakamura
March 30, 2014

Editor’s note: Ace statistician Ken Nakamura has sent us a list of all of the sub-60 half marathons in history in the order that they took place.

112 men have done it and an incredible 77 of them (68.75%) have been achieved by Kenyans. Ethiopia is second with 20 at 17.86%.

More half marathon stats: Fastest Half Marathon Debuts in History.

More: LRC Leonard Komon Runs Fastest Half Marathon Debut Ever – Wins In 59:14 In Sprint Finish In Berlin

Chronological order of sub-60 minutes half marathon

(The chronological ordered list of runners who recorded sub-60 minutes half marathon)

Chronological OderTimeName

Nat

Pos

VenueDateNo of sub-60

1

59:47Moses Tanui

KEN

1

Milano3 Apr 1993

2

2

59:56Paul Tergat

KEN

1

Milano1 Apr 1995

7

3

59:56Shem Kororia

KEN

1

Kosice (World Half Champ)4 Oct 1997

1

4

59:43Antonio Pinto

POR

1

Lisboa15 Mar 1998

1

5

59:20Hendrick Ramaala

RSA

2

Lisboa26 Mar 2000

2

6

59:31Patrick Ivuti

KEN

3

Lisboa26 Mar 2000

4

7

59:38Faustin Baha

TAN

4

Lisboa26 Mar 2000

1

8

59:51William Kiplagat

KEN

5

Lisboa26 Mar 2000

1

9

59:51Tesfaye Tola

ETH

1

Københaven-Malmö12 June 2000

1

10

59:52Fabian Roncero

ESP

1

Berlin1 Apr 2001

1

11

59:40Haile Gebrselassie

ETH

1

Lisboa24 Mar 2002

6

12

59:53Philip Rugut

KEN

2

Udine29 Sept 2002

1

13

59:58Paul Kosgei

KEN

1

Newcastle-South Shields6 Oct 2002

4

14

59:49Rodgers Rop

KEN

1

Lisboa28 Mar 2004

1

15

59:51Martin Lel

KEN

2

Lisboa28 Mar 2004

5

16

59:54Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot

KEN

3

Lisboa28 Mar 2004

3

17

59:56Jaoud Gharib

MAR

4

Lisboa28 Mar 2004

2

18

59:37Dejene Berhanu

ETH

1

Newcastle-South Shields26 Sept 2004

1

19

59:27Wilson Kiprotich Kebenei

KEN

3

Lisboa13 Mar  2005

1

20

59:43Samuel Wanjiru

KEN

1

Sendai10 July 2005

6

21

59:05Zersenay Tadese

ERI

1

Newcastle-South Shields18 Sept 2005

9

22

59:29Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot

KEN

2

Berlin2 Apr 2006

5

23

59:28Robert Kipchumba

KEN

2

Rotterdam10 Sept 2006

3

24

59:43Ryan Hall

USA

1

Houston (USATF)14 Jan 2007

1

25

59:48Mekubo Mogusu

KEN

1

Marugame4 Feb 2007

3

26

59:13Patrick Makau

KEN

2

Ras Al Khaimah9 Feb 2007

8

27

59:44Deriba Merga

ETH

3

Ras Al Khaimah9 Feb 2007

8

28

59:26Francis Kibiwott

KEN

2

Berlin1 Apr 2007

1

29

59:45Joseph Maregu

KEN

1

Lille1 Sept 2007

2

30

59:30Yonas Kifle

ERI

5

Udine (World Road Ch)14 Oct 2007

1

31

59:32Dieudonne Disi

RWA

6

Udine (World Road Ch)14 Oct 2007

1

32

59:33Marilson Gomes dos Santos

BRA

7

Udine (World Road Ch)14 Oct 2007

1

33

59:35Tsegaye Kebede

ETH

2

Ras Al Khaimah8 Feb 2008

2

34

59:52Dickson Marwa Mkami

TAN

3

Ras Al Khaimah8 Feb 2008

1

35

59:56Fabiano Joseph

TAN

4

Ras Al Khaimah8 Feb 2008

1

36

59:36Tilahun Regassa

ETH

1

Lille6 Sept 2008

2

37

59:44Stephen Kibiwott

KEN

2

Lille6 Sept 2008

2

38

59:33Wilson Chebet

KEN

3

Rotterdam14 Sept 2008

4

39

59:44Charles Munyeki

KEN

5

Rotterdam14 Sept 2008

1

40

59:41Benson Barus

KEN

1

Udine28 Sept 2008

1

41

59:44John Kiprotich

KEN

2

Udine28 Sept 2008

2

42

59:16Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang

KEN

2

New Delhi9 Nov 2008

5

43

59:54Matthew Koech Kipchirchir

KEN

5

Ras Al Khaimah20 Feb 2009

1

44

59:47Sammy Kitwara

KEN

1

Den Haag14 Mar 2009

5

45

59:34Bernard Kipyego

KEN

1

Berlin5 Apr 2009

6

46

59:36Sammy Kosgei

KEN

2

Berlin5 Apr 2009

1

47

59:55Samuel Gichochi Mwangi

KEN

4

Berlin5 Apr 2009

1

48

59:43Jairus Chanchima

KEN

2

Lille5 Sept 2009

1

49

59:56Evans Kiplagat

KEN

3

Lille5 Sept 2009

1

50

59:08Jonathan Maiyo

KEN

2

Rotterdam13 Sept 2009

2

51

59:09James Kwambai

KEN

3

Rotterdam13 Sept 2009

1

52

59:44Kiplimo Kimutai

KEN

2

Newcastle- South Shields20 Sept 2009

1

53

59:30Geoffrey Mutai

KEN

1

Valencia22 Nov 2009

6

54

59:50Gideon Ngatuny

KEN

1

Nagoya23 Nov 2009

1

55

59:59Lelisa Desisa

ETH

3

Abu Dhabi7 Jan 2010

5

56

59:49Tadese Tola

ETH

2

Ras Al Khaimah19 Feb 2010

1

57

59:51Titus Masai

KEN

3

Ras Al Khaimah19 Feb 2010

2

58

59:56Getu Feleke

ETH

4

Ras Al Khaimah19 Feb 2010

1

59

59:52Eshetu Wendimu

ETH

2

Den Haag14 Mar 2010

1

60

59:56John Mwangangi

KEN

3

Den Haag14 Mar 2010

3

61

59:57Eirc Ndiema

KEN

4

Den Haag14 Mar 2010

1

62

59:20Moses Cheruiyot Mosop

KEN

1

Milano21 Mar 2010

1

63

59:39Silas Kipruto

KEN

2

Milano21 Mar 2010

2

64

59:53Peter Kamais

KEN

1

New York21 Mar 2010

1

65

59:48Martin Mathathi

KEN

1

Sendai9 May 2010

2

66

59:39Wilson Kiprop

KEN

1

Lille4 Sept 2010

6

67

59:56Leonard Langat

KEN

1

Remich-Wormeldange-Remich26 Sept 2010

2

68

59:58Tujuba Mergesa Beyu

ETH

1

Roma Ostia27 Feb 2011

2

69

59:39Azmeraw Bekele

ETH

2

Den Haag13 Mar 2011

1

70

59:40Peter Kirui

KEN

3

Den Haag13 Mar 2011

2

71

59:42Ayele Abshero

ETH

4

Den Haag13 Mar 2011

1

72

59:44Lucas Rotich

KEN

5

Den Haag13 Mar 2011

1

73

59:30Philemon Limo

KEN

1

Praha2 Apr 2011

2

74

59:42Dino Sefer

ETH

1

Ivry Sur Seine3 Apr 2011

1

75

59:52Emmanuel Mutai

KEN

3

Newcastle-South Shields18 Sept 2011

1

76

58:45Mathew Kisorio

KEN

1

Philadelphia18 Sept 2011

1

77

59:47Kenneth Kipkemoi

KEN

2

Valencia23 Oct 2011

4

78

59:31Geoffrey Kipsang

KEN

2

New Delhi27 Nov 2011

4

79

59:58Mike Kigen

KEN

3

New Delhi27 Nov 2011

1

80

59:22Feyisa Lilesa

ETH

1

Houston15 Jan 2012

4

81

59:51Shumi Dechasa

ETH

2

Roma to Ostia26 Feb 2012

1

82

59:55Daniel Kiprop Limo

KEN

3

Roma to Ostia26 Feb 2012

1

83

59:44Stanley Biwott

KEN

1

Paris4 Mar 2012

3

84

58:54Stephen Kosgei Kibet

KEN

1

Den Haag11 Mar 2012

2

85

59:31Victor Kipchirchir

KEN

5

Den Haag11 Mar 2012

1

86

58:47Atsedu Tsegay

ETH

1

Praha31 Mar 2012

2

87

59:14Dennis Kipruto Kimetto

KEN

1

Berlin1 Apr 2012

1

88

59:22Ezekiel Chebii

KEN

3

Berlin1 Apr 2012

2

89

59:25Pius Kirop

KEN

4

Berlin1 Apr 2012

1

90

59:53Paul Kipchumba Lonyangata

KEN

5

Berlin1 Apr 2012

2

91

59:57Bernard Koech

KEN

1

Nice29 Apr 2012

6

92

59:49Daniel Chebii

KEN

1

Ceske Budejovice9 June 2012

1

93

59:27Eliud Kipchoge

KEN

3

Lille1 Sept 2012

1

94

59:53Gideon Kipketer

KEN

4

Lille1 Sept 2012

1

95

59.57Gilbert Masai

KEN

5

Lille1 Sept 2012

1

96

59:07Micah Kogo

KEN

2

Newcastle to South Shields15 Sept 2012

2

97

59:56Imane Merga

ETH

3

Newcastle to South Shields15 Sept 2012

1

98

59:36Joel Kimurer

KEN

1

Valencia21 Oct 2012

1

99

59:19Robert Chemosin Kwemoi

KEN

2

Roma to Ostia3 Mar 2013

1

100

59:20Simon Cheprot

KEN

3

Roma to Ostia3 Mar 2013

1

101

59:36Jacob Kendagor

KEN

1

Berlin7 Apr 2013

2

102

59:59Cybrian Kotut

KEN

2

Philadelphia15 Sept 2013

1

103

59:39Nguse Tesfaldet Amlosom

ERI

2

Ras Al Khaimah14 Feb 2014

1

104

59:25Aziz Lahbabi

MAR

1

Roma to Ostia2 Mar 2014

1

105

59:39Humegaw Mesfin

ETH

2

Roma to Ostia2 Mar 2014

1

106

59:58Bedan Karoki

KEN

1

Lisboa16 Mar 2014

1

107

59:58Alex Oloitiptip

KEN

1

Azkoitia-Azpeitia22 Mar 2014

1

108

59:59Edwin Kipsang Rotich

KEN

2

Azkoitia-Azpeitia22 Mar 2014

1

109

59:20Samuel Tsegay

ERI

2

Kobenhavn – World Half29 Mar 2014

1

110

59:20Guye Adola

ETH

3

Kobenhavn – World Half29 Mar 2014

1

111

59:14Leonard Patrick Komon

KEN

1

Berlin30 Mar 2014

1

112

59:15Abraham Cheroben

KEN

2

Berlin30 Mar 2014

1

 

Runners with most sub-60 minutes half marathon

Number of sub-60NameNation

1

9

Zersenay TadeseERI

2

8

Patrick MakauKEN

2

8

Deriba MergaETH

4

7

Paul TergatKEN

5

6

Haile GebrselassieETH

5

6

Samuel WanjiruKEN

5

6

Bernard KoechKEN

5

6

Bernard KipyegoKEN

5

6

Geoffrey MutaiKEN

5

6

Wilson KipropKEN

 

Number of sub-60 minutes half marathon runners by countries

Number of sub-60Nation

1

77

KEN

2

20

ETH

3

4

ERI

4

3

TAN

5

2

MAR

5

1

POR

5

1

RSA

5

1

USA

5

1

ESP

5

1

RWA

5

1

BRA


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