2022 LRC Women’s World & American Rankings: Who’s #1?
January 23, 2023
Another year of running is in the books so it’s time to bring back the LetsRun.com world and US distance rankings. In each event, 800 through marathon, we’ve ranked the top 10 in the world and top 5 Americans.
Since these rankings are subjective, we’ll lay out the criteria we’re using for them:
- An emphasis on performance in big races. How the athlete fared at Worlds carries a significant amount of weight but winning gold doesn’t guarantee that an athlete will earn a #1 ranking. For U.S. athletes, their performance at the U.S. championships also factors heavily in the rankings.
- Big-meet success with the Diamond League receiving emphasis.
- Season best times matter, and if an athlete has a bunch of fast performances, they’re more likely to be ranked highly.
- Indoor races are considered and can help an athlete’s ranking.
The women’s rankings are below; the men’s rankings can be found here.
Women’s 800: Athing Mu is #1 after undefeated season
Athing Mu only raced four 800-meter finals in 2022, which paled in comparison to rivals Mary Moraa (12) and Keely Hodgkinson (9). But she won all four, including a Diamond League, the most competitive national championships in the world, and a dramatic world final. Mu’s 1:56.30 at Worlds was also the world leader, and she wound up with the #1, #5, and #8 times on the year. She has to be #1.
Moraa vs. Hodgkinson at #2 was a more interesting debate. Both won three Diamond Leagues, both medalled at Worlds, and both won a major title (Commonwealths for Moraa, Euros for Hodgkinson). We opted for Moraa, who won two of their three head-to-head matchups and won the DL final — even though Hodgkinson beat her at Worlds.
Overall, the US remained the pre-eminent world power in this event. In 2022, Americans won the world indoor and outdoor titles, and of the 12 fastest women in the world, half were Americans. Even with four spots at the 2023 Worlds in Budapest thanks to Mu’s bye, the women’s 800 will still be one of the hardest US teams to make.
LRC Worlds recap Athing Mu Becomes American Legend By Winning 2022 World 800m Title
LRC USAs recap Athing Mu holds Off Ajee’ Wilson
1. Athing Mu, USA
1:56.30 SB (#1); 1st Michael Johnson, 1st Rome, 1st USAs, 1st Worlds
2. Mary Moraa, Kenya
1:56.71 SB (#3); 2nd Kip Keino Classic, 1st Rabat, 4th Rome, 1st Kenyan trials, 1st Stockholm, 3rd Worlds, 1st Commonwealth Games, 1st Zurich (DL final)
3. Keely Hodgkinson, Great Britain
1:56.38 SB (#2); 1st Muller Indoor GP (1:57.20 British indoor record, #6 all-time indoor), 1st Birmingham, 1st Pre, 1st Oslo, 2nd Stockholm, 2nd Worlds, 2nd Commonwealth Games, 1st Euros, 5th Zurich (DL final)
4. Ajee’ Wilson, USA
1:57.23 SB (#6); 1st Millrose, 1st USA Indoors, 1st World Indoors, 2nd Pre, 1st NYC GP, 2nd USAs, 8th Worlds, 1st Silesia, 1st NACAC
5. Natoya Goule, Jamaica
1:56.98 SB (#4); 2nd Millrose, 1st NBIGP, 4th World Indoors, 3rd Birmingham, 4th Pre, 6th Rome, 6th Oslo, 2nd Jamaican champs, 5th Worlds, 4th Commonwealth Games, 1st Monaco, 2nd Zurich (DL final), 1st Bellinzona
6. Diribe Welteji, Ethiopia
1:57.02 SB (#5); 1st Chorzow, 5th Oslo, 4th Worlds, 1st Gyulai Memorial
7. Renelle Lamote, France
1:57.84 SB (#7); 2nd Birmingham, 3rd Rabat, 2nd Rome, 1st French champs, Worlds semis, 2nd Euros, 1st Lausanne, 7th Zurich (DL final)
8. Raevyn Rogers, USA
1:57.96 SB (#10); 1st Mt. SAC Golden Games, 3rd Pre, 1st Portland Track Festival, 3rd USAs, 6th Worlds
9. Sage Hurta, USA
1:57.85 SB (#8); 4th Birmingham, 5th Pre, 3rd NYC GP, 7th USAs, 5th Stockholm, 2nd Silesia, 2nd Monaco, 3rd Zurich (DL final).
We almost put Hurta over Rogers but Hurta was 0-2 on the year in head to head races.
10. Halimah Nakaayi, Uganda
1:58.68 SB (#19); 3rd World Indoors, 5th Kip Keino Classic, 6th Pre, 10th Rome, 4th Oslo, 4th Stockholm, Worlds semis, 8th Commonwealth Games, 6th Monaco, 4th Lausanne, 4th Zurich (DL final)
1. Mu, Nike
2. Wilson, adidas
3. Rogers, Nike Union Athletics Club
4. Hurta, On Athletics Club
5. Allie Wilson, Atlanta Track Club
1:58.09 SB (#6); 1st Drake Relays, 1st Sound Running Track Meet, 7th Pre, 2nd NYC GP, 4th USAs, 5th Silesia, 2nd NACAC, 2nd Lausanne, 1st Rovereto, 1st Padua
Women’s 1500/mile: The GOAT Faith Kipyegon reigns supreme
Here is how Faith Kipyegon has ranked since we began our world rankings in 2014:
2018: no ranking (gave birth in June)
2020: no ranking (no LRC rankings due to COVID)
In the seven years she competed, Kipyegon was ranked first four times, second twice, and sixth once. That’s why she’s the greatest female miler the world has ever seen. Like our World #1 in the 800, Kipyegon only raced four 1500 finals in 2022, but those races were spectacular. She had the three fastest times in the world this year: 3:50.37 in Monaco, 3:52.59 at Pre, and 3:52.96 at Worlds, which ranked #2, #10, and #11 on the all-time performance list. Kipyegon finished the year by reminding everyone she can kick, too: she only ran 4:00.44 at the DL final but split 57.75 for her last lap and 27.8 for her last 200. She was on a completely different level to every other woman on the planet this year.
Interesting tidbit, she’s the only Kenyan in our top 10 while Ethiopia has five of the top 9.
In the US, 24-year-old Sinclaire Johnson won her first national title in impressive fashion but it was 27-year-old Heather MacLean who was running strongest at the end of the season. With 2021 US champ Elle St. Pierre taking 2023 off to have a child, Johnson vs. MacLean should be the rivalry to watch this upcoming year.
1. Faith Kipyegon, Kenya
3:50.37 SB (#1); 1st Pre, 1st Worlds, 1st Monaco, 1st Zurich (DL final)
2. Gudaf Tsegay, Ethiopia
3:54.21 SB (#2); 1st World Indoors, 2nd Pre, 2nd Worlds, 2nd Silesia, 6th Zurich (DL final)
3. Laura Muir, Great Britain
3:55.28 SB (#3); 1st Birmingham, 11th Pre, 3rd Rome, 1st British champs, 3rd Worlds, 1st Commonwealth Games, 1st Euros, 2nd Brussels, 5th Zurich (DL final)
4. Ciara Mageean, Ireland
3:56.63 SB (#4); 4th Birmingham, 4th Rome, (didn’t run Worlds on purpose, sat out to focus on CGs and Euros) 2nd Commonwealth Games, 2nd Euros, 1st Brussels, 2nd Zurich (DL final)
5. Freweyni Hailu, Ethiopia
3:56.94 SB (#6); 7th Pre, 2nd Rabat, 4th Worlds, 3rd Brussels, 3rd Zurich (DL final)
6. Hirut Meshesha, Ethiopia
3:57.30 SB (#7); 3rd World Indoors, 1st Rabat, 1st Rome, 12th Worlds, 3rd Silesia, 4th Monaco, 10th Zurich (DL final)
7. Diribe Welteji, Ethiopia
3:56.91 SB (#5); 1st Kip Keino Classic, 1st Ostrava, 1st Silesia, 4th Brussels, 4th Zurich (DL final)
8. Sinclaire Johnson, USA
3:58.85 SB (#11); 2nd Sound Running Track Meet, 4th Pre, 1st USAs, 6th Worlds, 9th Monaco, 14th Brussels
9. Axumawit Embaye, Ethiopia
3:58.80 SB (#10); 1st Karlsruhe, 2nd World Indoors, 3rd Rabat, 2nd Rome, 6th Silesia, DNF Monaco, 15th Brussels, 9th Zurich (DL final)
10. Jessica Hull, Australia
3:59.31 SB (#13); 4th Millrose, 2nd Birmingham, 5th Pre, 7th Worlds, 8th Commonwealth Games, 8th Monaco, 12th Brussels
1. Johnson, Nike Union Athletics Club
2. Heather MacLean, New Balance Boston
3:58.76 SB (#1); 7th Millrose, 2nd NBIGP, 1st USA Indoors, 7th World Indoors, 5th USAs, 4th Silesia, 2nd Monaco, 1st NACAC, 5th Brussels, 7th Zurich (DL final)
3. Cory McGee, New Balance/Team Boss
4:00.34 SB (#5); 10th Millrose, 5th NBIGP, 4th USA Indoors, 7th Birmingham, 9th Pre, 5th Rome, 2nd USAs, 9th Silesia, 5th Monaco, 10th Brussels, 8th Zurich (DL final)
4. Elle St. Pierre, New Balance Boston
3:59.68 SB (#4); 1st Millrose, 3rd USA Indoors, 6th Pre, 3rd USAs, Worlds semis
5. Elise Cranny, Nike Bowerman Track Club
3:59.06 SB (#3); 1st Mt. SAC, 3rd Monaco, 6th Brussels
Women’s 3000/5000: Chebet is #1
Unlike Athing Mu and Faith Kipyegon, no one dominated the women’s 3k/5k through the entire season. Sifan Hassan took months to recover from her Olympic triple and didn’t return to action until July; when she did, she was not at the same level as she left off at in 2021. Gudaf Tsegay was the world champ in Eugene but only raced two other times in the 3k/5k, while World Indoor champ Lemlem Hailu didn’t run World Outdoors and only ran one DL 3k/5k.
The battle for #1 came down to world champ Gudaf Tsegay and silver medalist Beatrice Chebet. Despite a poor start to the year, Chebet put together a strong summer with wins at the Commonwealth Games and DL final and a silver at Worlds, making a compelling case for #1 considering Tsegay only ran three 3k/5k races all year. Ultimately, however, we valued Tsegay’s world title and put her #1.
Alicia Monson was our pick for US #1. Even though Monson didn’t run USAs in the 5k, her strong DL campaign — including a quick 8:26.81 3k in Lausanne that puts her #2 on the all-time US outdoor list and almost earned her a DL victory — was enough to put her ahead of US champ Elise Cranny and World Indoor 3k medalist Elle St. Pierre.
1. Gudaf Tsegay, Ethiopia
14:26.69 SB (#4); 2nd Oslo, 1st Worlds, 3rd Zurich (DL final)
2. Beatrice Chebet, Kenya
8:27.14 (#3)/14:38.21 (#11) SBs; 10th World Indoors, 16th Doha, 2nd Pre (2-mile), 1st African champs, 2nd Kenyan trials, 2nd Worlds, 1st Commonwealth Games, 3rd Lausanne, 1st Berlin, 1st Zurich (DL final)
3. Dawit Seyaum, Ethiopia
14:25.84 SB (#3); 1st Lievin, 5th World Indoors, 1st Birmingham, 1st Oslo, 3rd Worlds
4. Ejgayehu Taye, Ethiopia
8:40.14 (#14)/14:12.98 (#1) SBs; 2nd Lievin, 3rd World Indoors, 1st Pre, 2nd Silesia, 4th Zurich (DL final)
5. Margaret Kipkemboi, Kenya
8:29.05 (#5)/14:47.71 (#20) SBs; 3rd Kenyan trials, 4th Worlds, 3rd Silesia, 5th Lausanne, 2nd Zurich (DL final)
6. Francine Niyonsaba, Burundi
8:24.27 SB (#1); 1st Doha, 1st Pre (2 miles), 1st Lausanne
7. Letesenbet Gidey, Ethiopia
14:24.59 SB (#2); 2nd Pre, 3rd Oslo, 5th Worlds
8. Sifan Hassan, Netherlands
8:28.28 (#4)/14:48.12 (#22) SBs; 6th Worlds, 1st Silesia, 4th Lausanne, 5th Zurich (DL final)
9. Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal, Norway
14:31.07 SB (#5); 4th Birmingham, 4th Oslo, 8th Worlds, DNF Euros
10. Alicia Monson, USA
8:26.81 (#2)/ 14:31.11 (#6) SBs; 1st Millrose, 2nd USA Indoors, 7th World Indoors, 5th Oslo, 4th Silesia, 2nd Lausanne, 6th Zurich (DL final)
1. Monson, On Athletics Club
2. Elise Cranny, Nike Bowerman Track Club
8:29.95 (#2)/14:53.20 (#3) SBs; 2nd BU Valentine (14:33.17 American indoor record), 1st USAs, 9th Worlds, 6th Lausanne
3. Elle St. Pierre, New Balance Boston
16:15.83 SB (#179); 1st USA Indoors, 2nd World Indoors, 20th USAs
4. Karissa Schweizer, Nike Bowerman Track Club
14:53.69 SB (#4); 1st Mt. SAC, 2nd USAs, DNF Worlds final
5. Emily Infeld, Nike/Team Boss
15:00.98 SB (#6); 2nd Mt. SAC, 3rd USAs, 14th Worlds
Women’s 10,000: WR holder Gidey gets her world title and #1 ranking
After World Championship silver in 2019 and Olympic bronze in 2021, both behind Sifan Hassan, Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey summitted the mountain in 2022 to earn her first senior world title, claiming the 10,000 meters in a dramatic final in Eugene. Never known for her kick, Gidey somehow outkicked Hassan, Hellen Obiri, and everyone else at Hayward Field, holding on for the win in a tight finish.
In the US, Elise Cranny came a second shy of breaking Molly Huddle‘s American record but didn’t run USAs. That paved the way for her Bowerman TC teammate Karissa Schweizer to win her first US title and secure the #1 US ranking after a 9th-place finish at Worlds
1. Letesenbet Gidey, Ethiopia
30:09.94 SB (#1); 2nd Hengelo, 1st Worlds
2. Hellen Obiri, Kenya
30:10.02 SB (#2); 1st Kenyan trials, 2nd Worlds
3. Margaret Kipkemboi, Kenya
30:10.07 SB (#3); 1st Kenyan Police champs, 4th Hengelo, 3rd Kenyan trials, 3rd Worlds
4. Eilish McColgan, Great Britain
30:19.02 SB (#11); 1st Hengelo, 10th Worlds, 1st Commonwealth Games, 2nd Euros
5. Sifan Hassan, Netherlands
30:10.56 SB (#4); 4th Worlds
6. Rahel Daniel, Eritrea
30:12.15 SB (#5); 1st Eritrean champs, 9th Hengelo, 5th Worlds
7. Ejgayehu Taye, Ethiopia
30:12.45 SB (#6); 3rd Hengelo, 6th Worlds
8. Caroline Kipkirui, Kazakhstan
30:17.64 SB (#8); 13th Hengelo, 7th Worlds
9. Bosena Mulatie, Ethiopia
30:17.77 SB (#9); 4th Ethiopian champs, 5th Hengelo, 8th Worlds
10. Karissa Schweizer, USA
30:18.05 SB (#10); 1st USAs, 9th Worlds
1. Schweizer, Nike Bowerman Track Club
2. Elise Cranny, Nike Bowerman Track Club
30:14.66 SB (#1); 1st The TEN (#2 all-time US)
3. Alicia Monson, On Athletics Club
30:51.09 SB (#3); 2nd USAs, 13th Worlds
4. Natosha Rogers, Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project
31:10.57 SB (#4); 4th The TEN, 3rd USAs, 15th Worlds
5. Emily Infeld, Nike/Team Boss
31:30.04 SB (#11); 4th USAs
Women’s 3000 steeplechase: Norah Jeruto wins Worlds, then disappears
Despite her status as one of the world’s best steeplechasers in recent years, Norah Jeruto was unable to prove it on the biggest stage as her protracted transfer of allegiance from Kenya to Kazakhstan left her unable to compete at global championships until 2022. Once Jeruto finally got the green light, she took advantage, winning the world title in Eugene in a championship record of 8:53.02, the third-fastest time in history. Jeruto didn’t lose a race all year, but there are some questions about her moving forward — she did not compete after Worlds and her agent, Gianni Demadonna, said he could not provide an answer when asked why she shut down her season in July.
Let’s hope that doesn’t mean a ban is coming, but that’s often the case in situations like that.
2022 also saw the emergence of Ethiopia’s Werkuha Getachew, who came out of nowhere to run 1:56 for 800 in 2021, only to skip the Olympics, abandon the event, and move up to the steeplechase, making us believe she very well could be an XY DSD athlete. Getachew didn’t make her steeple debut until December 2021 but ended 2022 as the world silver medalist and the fourth-fastest woman in history.
It was a down year for Americans. After at least one American medal at the last four global championships, Americans were kept off the podium in Eugene for the first time since 2015. It took 8:56.08 to get a medal last year — which is faster than Courtney Frerichs‘ 8:57.77 American record. Can Frerichs, Emma Coburn, and new star Courtney Wayment close the gap on the rest of the world in 2023?
LRC Worlds recap Norah Jeruto Wins Her 1st Steeplechase World Title In Style – 8:53.02 Championship Record
LRC USAs recap Athing Mu holds Off Ajee’ Wilson, 8 Straight for Emma Coburn, Elise Cranny Makes it 2 in a Row
1. Norah Jeruto, Kazakhstan
8:53.02 SB (#1); 1st Kip Keino Classic, 1st Pre, 1st Worlds
2. Werkuha Getachew, Ethiopia
8:54.61 SB (#2); 5th Pre, 1st African champs, 2nd Worlds, 1st Monaco, 2nd Brussels, 1st Zurich (DL final)
3. Winfred Yavi, Bahrain
8:56.55 SB (#4); 2nd Pre, 1st Paris, 4th Worlds, 3rd Brussels, 2nd Zurich (DL final)
4. Mekides Abebe, Ethiopia
8:56.08 SB (#3); 3rd Pre, 3rd Paris, 3rd Worlds
5. Jackline Chepkoech, Kenya
9:02.43 SB (#5); 5th Kip Keino Classic, 7th Pre, 1st Kenyan trials, Worlds semis, 1st Commonwealth Games, 5th Monaco, 1st Brussels, 5th Zurich (DL final)
6. Faith Cherotich, Kenya
9:06.14 SB (#7); 2nd Kip Keino Classic, 1st World U20s, 4th Brussels, 3rd Zurich (DL final)
7. Zerfe Wondemagegn, Ethiopia
9:06.37 SB (#8); 2nd African champs, 6th Paris, 2nd Monaco, 5th Brussels, 4th Zurich (DL final)
8. Luiza Gega, Albania
9:10.04 SB (#14); 2nd Hengelo, 1st Mediterranean Games, 5th Worlds, 1st Euros, 7th Brussels
9. Sembo Almayew, Ethiopia
9:09.19 SB (#11); 4th Kip Keino Classic, 4th Hengelo, 2nd Paris, Worlds semis, 2nd World U20s, 6th Brussels, 6th Zurich (DL final)
10. Emma Coburn, USA
9:07.93 SB (#10); 8th Pre, 1st USAs, 8th Worlds, 4th Monaco, 8th Brussels, 7th Zurich (DL final)
1. Coburn, New Balance/Team Boss
2. Courtney Wayment, Brigham Young University/Taylor Made Elite/On
9:09.91 SB (#2); 1st Mt. SAC, 1st NCAAs, 2nd USAs, 12th Worlds, 6th Monaco
3. Courtney Frerichs, Nike Bowerman Track Club
9:10.59 SB (#3); 9th Pre, 2nd Portland Track Festival, 3rd USAs, 6th Worlds, 9th Monaco, 10th Brussels
4. Gabrielle Jennings, adidas/Team Boss
9:25.05 SB (#4); 4th USATF Distance Classic, 4th Portland Track Festival, 4th USAs, 1st NACAC
5. Katie Rainsberger, New Balance/Team Boss
9:29.77 SB (#7); 2nd USATF Distance Classic, 10th Pre, 5th USAs, 2nd NACAC
Women’s marathon: A historic year
A few years ago, running 2:18 twice in a year would send you straight to the top of the women’s marathon world rankings. Not anymore. Kenya’s Judith Korir did that in 2022 — and added a 2:19 win in Paris for good measure — and couldn’t even crack the top five in our rankings.
It’s hard to overstate how incredible women’s marathoning was in 2022. Before the year, two women in history had broken 2:17, 11 had broken 2:18, and 20 had broken 2:19. In 2022 alone, five women broke 2:17, 10 broke 2:18, and 27 broke 2:19. Twenty-seven!
The gap between the fastest women in history and everyone else also began to close. On January 1, 2022, here’s how the all-time top five looked:
1. 2:14:04 Brigid Kosgei (2019 Chicago)
2. 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe (2003 London)
3. 2:17:01 Mary Keitany (2017 London)
4. 2:17:08 Ruth Chepngetich (2019 Dubai)
5. 2:17:16 Peres Jepchirchir (2020 Valencia)
And here’s how it looked on December 31:
1. 2:14:04 Brigid Kosgei (2019 Chicago)
2. 2:14:18 Ruth Chepngetich (2022 Chicago)
3. 2:14:58 Amane Beriso (2022 Valencia)
4. 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe (2003 London)
5. 2:15:37 Tigist Assefa (2022 Berlin)
Tigist Assefa was the third-fastest woman in history when she ran 2:15:37 in Berlin on September 25. Ten weeks later, she was only the third-fastest woman of the fall marathon season. The debut marathon record was broken three times in 2022. So was the Ethiopian record, which belonged to Worknesh Degefa (2:17:41 at 2019 Dubai) in January and would be lowered almost three minutes to 2:14:58 by Amane Beriso in Valencia in December, with Yalemzerf Yehualaw holding it for a few months after her 2:17:23 in Amsterdam and Tigist Assefa holding if for a few after her 2:15:37 in Berlin. It was truly a great year for the Ethiopian women who put 6 women in our top 10 rankings.
The one thing we didn’t get to see is many of the top women square off head to head; the 10 fastest times of the year were spread across nine different races. That should change this spring; we already know the Boston field is the fastest in race history, and London (field still TBA) could be even better.
It was an incredible year for American marathoners as well. After enduring for more than 15 years, Deena Kastor‘s 2:19:36 American record was broken twice: by Keira D’Amato in January in Houston (2:19:12) and Emily Sisson in October in Chicago (2:18:29). In between, Americans Sara Hall, Emma Bates, and D’Amato went 5-7-8 at Worlds in Eugene.
1. Ruth Chepngetich, Kenya
1st Nagoya (2:17:18), DNF Worlds, 1st Chicago (2:14:18)
2. Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Ethiopia
1st Hamburg (2:17:23), 1st London (2:17:26)
3. Amane Beriso, Ethiopia
1st Mexico City (2:25:05), 1st Valencia (2:14:58)
4. Gotytom Gebreslase, Ethiopia
3rd Tokyo (2:18:18), 1st Worlds (2:18:11), 3rd New York (2:23:39)
5 Tigist Assefa, Ethiopia
7th Riyadh (2:34:01), 1st Berlin (2:15:37)
6. Brigid Kosgei, Kenya
1st Tokyo (2:16:02)
7. Judith Korir, Kenya
1st Paris (2:19:48), 2nd Worlds (2:18:20), 4th London (2:18:43)
8. Lonah Salpeter, Israel
2nd Nagoya (2:18:45), 3rd Worlds (2:20:18), 2nd New York (2:23:30)
9. Peres Jepchirchir, Kenya
1st Boston (2:21:01)
10. Letesenbet Gidey, Ethiopia
2nd Valencia (2:16:49)
11. Almaz Ayana, Ethiopia
1st Amsterdam (2:17:20)
1. Emily Sisson, New Balance
2nd Chicago (2:18:29 American record)
2. Keira D’Amato, Nike
1st Houston (2:19:12), 8th Worlds (2:23:34), 6th Berlin (2:21:48), 15th New York (2:31:31)
3. Sara Hall, Asics
8th Tokyo (2:22:56), 5th Worlds (2:22:10)
4. Emma Bates, Asics/Team Boss
7th Worlds (2:23:18), 8th New York (2:26:53)
5. Aliphine Tuliamuk, HOKA NAZ Elite
7th New York (2:26:18)
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