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

  • submit to reddit

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 Oder Time Name

Nat

Pos

Venue Date No of sub-60

1

59:47 Moses Tanui

KEN

1

Milano 3 Apr 1993

2

2

59:56 Paul Tergat

KEN

1

Milano 1 Apr 1995

7

3

59:56 Shem Kororia

KEN

1

Kosice (World Half Champ) 4 Oct 1997

1

4

59:43 Antonio Pinto

POR

1

Lisboa 15 Mar 1998

1

5

59:20 Hendrick Ramaala

RSA

2

Lisboa 26 Mar 2000

2

6

59:31 Patrick Ivuti

KEN

3

Lisboa 26 Mar 2000

4

7

59:38 Faustin Baha

TAN

4

Lisboa 26 Mar 2000

1

8

59:51 William Kiplagat

KEN

5

Lisboa 26 Mar 2000

1

9

59:51 Tesfaye Tola

ETH

1

Københaven-Malmö 12 June 2000

1

10

59:52 Fabian Roncero

ESP

1

Berlin 1 Apr 2001

1

11

59:40 Haile Gebrselassie

ETH

1

Lisboa 24 Mar 2002

6

12

59:53 Philip Rugut

KEN

2

Udine 29 Sept 2002

1

13

59:58 Paul Kosgei

KEN

1

Newcastle-South Shields 6 Oct 2002

4

14

59:49 Rodgers Rop

KEN

1

Lisboa 28 Mar 2004

1

15

59:51 Martin Lel

KEN

2

Lisboa 28 Mar 2004

5

16

59:54 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot

KEN

3

Lisboa 28 Mar 2004

3

17

59:56 Jaoud Gharib

MAR

4

Lisboa 28 Mar 2004

2

18

59:37 Dejene Berhanu

ETH

1

Newcastle-South Shields 26 Sept 2004

1

19

59:27 Wilson Kiprotich Kebenei

KEN

3

Lisboa 13 Mar  2005

1

20

59:43 Samuel Wanjiru

KEN

1

Sendai 10 July 2005

6

21

59:05 Zersenay Tadese

ERI

1

Newcastle-South Shields 18 Sept 2005

9

22

59:29 Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot

KEN

2

Berlin 2 Apr 2006

5

23

59:28 Robert Kipchumba

KEN

2

Rotterdam 10 Sept 2006

3

24

59:43 Ryan Hall

USA

1

Houston (USATF) 14 Jan 2007

1

25

59:48 Mekubo Mogusu

KEN

1

Marugame 4 Feb 2007

3

26

59:13 Patrick Makau

KEN

2

Ras Al Khaimah 9 Feb 2007

8

27

59:44 Deriba Merga

ETH

3

Ras Al Khaimah 9 Feb 2007

8

28

59:26 Francis Kibiwott

KEN

2

Berlin 1 Apr 2007

1

29

59:45 Joseph Maregu

KEN

1

Lille 1 Sept 2007

2

30

59:30 Yonas Kifle

ERI

5

Udine (World Road Ch) 14 Oct 2007

1

31

59:32 Dieudonne Disi

RWA

6

Udine (World Road Ch) 14 Oct 2007

1

32

59:33 Marilson Gomes dos Santos

BRA

7

Udine (World Road Ch) 14 Oct 2007

1

33

59:35 Tsegaye Kebede

ETH

2

Ras Al Khaimah 8 Feb 2008

2

34

59:52 Dickson Marwa Mkami

TAN

3

Ras Al Khaimah 8 Feb 2008

1

35

59:56 Fabiano Joseph

TAN

4

Ras Al Khaimah 8 Feb 2008

1

36

59:36 Tilahun Regassa

ETH

1

Lille 6 Sept 2008

2

37

59:44 Stephen Kibiwott

KEN

2

Lille 6 Sept 2008

2

38

59:33 Wilson Chebet

KEN

3

Rotterdam 14 Sept 2008

4

39

59:44 Charles Munyeki

KEN

5

Rotterdam 14 Sept 2008

1

40

59:41 Benson Barus

KEN

1

Udine 28 Sept 2008

1

41

59:44 John Kiprotich

KEN

2

Udine 28 Sept 2008

2

42

59:16 Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang

KEN

2

New Delhi 9 Nov 2008

5

43

59:54 Matthew Koech Kipchirchir

KEN

5

Ras Al Khaimah 20 Feb 2009

1

44

59:47 Sammy Kitwara

KEN

1

Den Haag 14 Mar 2009

5

45

59:34 Bernard Kipyego

KEN

1

Berlin 5 Apr 2009

6

46

59:36 Sammy Kosgei

KEN

2

Berlin 5 Apr 2009

1

47

59:55 Samuel Gichochi Mwangi

KEN

4

Berlin 5 Apr 2009

1

48

59:43 Jairus Chanchima

KEN

2

Lille 5 Sept 2009

1

49

59:56 Evans Kiplagat

KEN

3

Lille 5 Sept 2009

1

50

59:08 Jonathan Maiyo

KEN

2

Rotterdam 13 Sept 2009

2

51

59:09 James Kwambai

KEN

3

Rotterdam 13 Sept 2009

1

52

59:44 Kiplimo Kimutai

KEN

2

Newcastle- South Shields 20 Sept 2009

1

53

59:30 Geoffrey Mutai

KEN

1

Valencia 22 Nov 2009

6

54

59:50 Gideon Ngatuny

KEN

1

Nagoya 23 Nov 2009

1

55

59:59 Lelisa Desisa

ETH

3

Abu Dhabi 7 Jan 2010

5

56

59:49 Tadese Tola

ETH

2

Ras Al Khaimah 19 Feb 2010

1

57

59:51 Titus Masai

KEN

3

Ras Al Khaimah 19 Feb 2010

2

58

59:56 Getu Feleke

ETH

4

Ras Al Khaimah 19 Feb 2010

1

59

59:52 Eshetu Wendimu

ETH

2

Den Haag 14 Mar 2010

1

60

59:56 John Mwangangi

KEN

3

Den Haag 14 Mar 2010

3

61

59:57 Eirc Ndiema

KEN

4

Den Haag 14 Mar 2010

1

62

59:20 Moses Cheruiyot Mosop

KEN

1

Milano 21 Mar 2010

1

63

59:39 Silas Kipruto

KEN

2

Milano 21 Mar 2010

2

64

59:53 Peter Kamais

KEN

1

New York 21 Mar 2010

1

65

59:48 Martin Mathathi

KEN

1

Sendai 9 May 2010

2

66

59:39 Wilson Kiprop

KEN

1

Lille 4 Sept 2010

6

67

59:56 Leonard Langat

KEN

1

Remich-Wormeldange-Remich 26 Sept 2010

2

68

59:58 Tujuba Mergesa Beyu

ETH

1

Roma Ostia 27 Feb 2011

2

69

59:39 Azmeraw Bekele

ETH

2

Den Haag 13 Mar 2011

1

70

59:40 Peter Kirui

KEN

3

Den Haag 13 Mar 2011

2

71

59:42 Ayele Abshero

ETH

4

Den Haag 13 Mar 2011

1

72

59:44 Lucas Rotich

KEN

5

Den Haag 13 Mar 2011

1

73

59:30 Philemon Limo

KEN

1

Praha 2 Apr 2011

2

74

59:42 Dino Sefer

ETH

1

Ivry Sur Seine 3 Apr 2011

1

75

59:52 Emmanuel Mutai

KEN

3

Newcastle-South Shields 18 Sept 2011

1

76

58:45 Mathew Kisorio

KEN

1

Philadelphia 18 Sept 2011

1

77

59:47 Kenneth Kipkemoi

KEN

2

Valencia 23 Oct 2011

4

78

59:31 Geoffrey Kipsang

KEN

2

New Delhi 27 Nov 2011

4

79

59:58 Mike Kigen

KEN

3

New Delhi 27 Nov 2011

1

80

59:22 Feyisa Lilesa

ETH

1

Houston 15 Jan 2012

4

81

59:51 Shumi Dechasa

ETH

2

Roma to Ostia 26 Feb 2012

1

82

59:55 Daniel Kiprop Limo

KEN

3

Roma to Ostia 26 Feb 2012

1

83

59:44 Stanley Biwott

KEN

1

Paris 4 Mar 2012

3

84

58:54 Stephen Kosgei Kibet

KEN

1

Den Haag 11 Mar 2012

2

85

59:31 Victor Kipchirchir

KEN

5

Den Haag 11 Mar 2012

1

86

58:47 Atsedu Tsegay

ETH

1

Praha 31 Mar 2012

2

87

59:14 Dennis Kipruto Kimetto

KEN

1

Berlin 1 Apr 2012

1

88

59:22 Ezekiel Chebii

KEN

3

Berlin 1 Apr 2012

2

89

59:25 Pius Kirop

KEN

4

Berlin 1 Apr 2012

1

90

59:53 Paul Kipchumba Lonyangata

KEN

5

Berlin 1 Apr 2012

2

91

59:57 Bernard Koech

KEN

1

Nice 29 Apr 2012

6

92

59:49 Daniel Chebii

KEN

1

Ceske Budejovice 9 June 2012

1

93

59:27 Eliud Kipchoge

KEN

3

Lille 1 Sept 2012

1

94

59:53 Gideon Kipketer

KEN

4

Lille 1 Sept 2012

1

95

59.57 Gilbert Masai

KEN

5

Lille 1 Sept 2012

1

96

59:07 Micah Kogo

KEN

2

Newcastle to South Shields 15 Sept 2012

2

97

59:56 Imane Merga

ETH

3

Newcastle to South Shields 15 Sept 2012

1

98

59:36 Joel Kimurer

KEN

1

Valencia 21 Oct 2012

1

99

59:19 Robert Chemosin Kwemoi

KEN

2

Roma to Ostia 3 Mar 2013

1

100

59:20 Simon Cheprot

KEN

3

Roma to Ostia 3 Mar 2013

1

101

59:36 Jacob Kendagor

KEN

1

Berlin 7 Apr 2013

2

102

59:59 Cybrian Kotut

KEN

2

Philadelphia 15 Sept 2013

1

103

59:39 Nguse Tesfaldet Amlosom

ERI

2

Ras Al Khaimah 14 Feb 2014

1

104

59:25 Aziz Lahbabi

MAR

1

Roma to Ostia 2 Mar 2014

1

105

59:39 Humegaw Mesfin

ETH

2

Roma to Ostia 2 Mar 2014

1

106

59:58 Bedan Karoki

KEN

1

Lisboa 16 Mar 2014

1

107

59:58 Alex Oloitiptip

KEN

1

Azkoitia-Azpeitia 22 Mar 2014

1

108

59:59 Edwin Kipsang Rotich

KEN

2

Azkoitia-Azpeitia 22 Mar 2014

1

109

59:20 Samuel Tsegay

ERI

2

Kobenhavn – World Half 29 Mar 2014

1

110

59:20 Guye Adola

ETH

3

Kobenhavn – World Half 29 Mar 2014

1

111

59:14 Leonard Patrick Komon

KEN

1

Berlin 30 Mar 2014

1

112

59:15 Abraham Cheroben

KEN

2

Berlin 30 Mar 2014

1

 

Runners with most sub-60 minutes half marathon

Number of sub-60 Name Nation

1

9

Zersenay Tadese ERI

2

8

Patrick Makau KEN

2

8

Deriba Merga ETH

4

7

Paul Tergat KEN

5

6

Haile Gebrselassie ETH

5

6

Samuel Wanjiru KEN

5

6

Bernard Koech KEN

5

6

Bernard Kipyego KEN

5

6

Geoffrey Mutai KEN

5

6

Wilson Kiprop KEN

 

Number of sub-60 minutes half marathon runners by countries

Number of sub-60 Nation

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


Advertisement


Never miss running news.

Sent once a week or when breaking news breaks.
(We don't spam or sell our list)