World Record

World Record

October 08, 2023

Kelvin Kiptum Runs 2:00:35 to Smash World Record at 2023 Chicago Marathon

Kiptum, who had never run a marathon 12 months ago, now owns three of the six fastest times ever.
September 24, 2023

Tigst Assefa Obliterates Women's Marathon World Record with 2:11:53 in Berlin

Assefa, who ran a negative split of 66:20-65:33, took 2:11 off the 2:14:04 record set by Brigid Kosgei in Chicago in 2019.
September 08, 2023

Jakob Ingebrigtsen Runs 4:43.13 to Break Hicham El Guerrouj's 2000m World Record

Ingebrigtsen ran his final 1600 in 3:46 and closed with a 54.9 final 400.
February 15, 2023

Lamecha Girma (7:23.81) Breaks Daniel Komen's 3000m World Indoor Record, Wins Duel with Mohamed Katir

Lamecha Girma negative split the 3000m perfectly to take down Mohamed Katir and Daniel Komen's 25 year-old record.
February 14, 2023

Grant Fisher in 3000-Meter World Record Race in Liévin, France, on Wednesday

We've been doing since 2000 and we're not sure we've ever experienced what we'll witness on Wednesday - an American racing in Europe with a shot at a distance world record. 
October 24, 2021

Making Sense of Letesenbet Gidey's INCREDIBLE 62:52 Half Marathon World Record in Valencia

Jonathan Gault tries to put Letesenbet Gidey's amazing WR in perspective for you. Is she the greatest women's distance talent ever? Or was it the shoes? Or something more sinister?
July 01, 2021

Norway's Karsten Warholm Runs 46.70 to Break 400-Meter Hurdles World Record on Home Soil in Oslo

Warholm had been chasing Kevin Young's 46.78 world record for two years and finally got in front of the home fans in Oslo.
June 27, 2021

Sydney McLaughlin Runs 51.90 at 2020 US Olympic Trials to Break 400-Meter Hurdles World Record

McLaughlin took down the world record holder and Olympic champ Dalilah Muhammad to become the first woman ever under 52 seconds.
June 08, 2021

Letesenbet Gidey Breaks Sifan Hassan's 2-Day Old 10,000 World Record, Runs 29:01.03 in Hengelo

Gidey ran an incredibly 14:18 second half, with a 4:26 final 1600 to break Hassan's mark on the very same track that Hassan set her record on Sunday.
June 06, 2021

Sifan Hassan Runs 29:06.82, Smashes 10,000 World Record at FBK Games

Running on the same track where Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele set their WRs, Sifan Hassan added her name to the legends of the sport by smashing the women’s 10,000-meter world record by running 29:06.82 on Sunday afternoon at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games. MB: Sifan MF Hassan - Runs 29:06.82 10,000 WR!
May 17, 2021

Confirmed: Joshua Cheptegei Will Take A Crack at Daniel Komen's Legendary 3000-Meter World Record on Wednesday

Cheptegei already owns WRs at 5k (12:35.36) and 10k (26:11.00), but breaking Daniel Komen's mark of 7:20.67 that has stood the test of time for nearly 25 years will be a new kind of challenge. *MB: Confirmed: Joshua Cheptegei WILL go for Komen's legendary 7:20.67 on Wednesday!!
January 24, 2021

Ryan Crouser Shatters Indoor Shot Put World Record With 22.82m (74'10.5") Heave

Randy Barnes' 32-year old record is history. Several others set world leads including Grant Holloway (7.35 AR in 60h), Trayvon Bromell (6.48 in 60), Fred Kerley (45.03in 400), Tonea Marshall (7.86 in w60h) and Quanera Hayes (51.76 in w400). Gabby Thomas moved to #6 all-time in the rarely run women's indoor 300 (35.92). *MB: Ryan Crouser SHATTERS indoor shot put world record on 1st throw at American Track League meet
December 06, 2020

Utter Insanity: Kibiwott Kandie Runs 57:32 as the Top 4 Finishers Break the World Record in the Valencia Half Marathon

The Valencia Half Marathon was incredible as not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 men broke the old WR of 58:01.
September 17, 2020

Mondo Duplantis Clears 6.15m in Rome to Break Outdoor Pole Vault World Record

Duplantis now owns the world records indoors and outdoors, as after failing 14 times at the WR height this summer, he got the job done on #15. And he is still only 20 years old.
September 04, 2020

Sifan Hassan Breaks One-Hour Run World Record at 2020 Memorial Van Damme

The battle between the WR holder in the mile and marathon ended up being pretty entertaining even if the pace they were running was modest compared to their own lofty standards. *MB: Fair or foul? Brigid Kosgei gets DQd for stepping on rail in 1 hour world record attempt
August 14, 2020

Joshua Cheptegei Runs 12:35.36 To Break 5,000-Meter World Record in Monaco

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei is the new world record holder
July 21, 2020

Shelby Houlihan's Big Talk with "I Do Feel Like That World Record Is in Reach"

Highlights of Shelby's Big Talk with the Track Talk Podcast after her American record run.
November 20, 2019

WTW: Did Letesenbet Gidey Just Run the Greatest World Record and We Didn't Even Notice? Plus Vaporfly's at NCAA Regionals

Letesenbet Gidey ran a world record that may be even greater than FloJo.