Mark Curp

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Mark Curp (born January 5, 1959 in Lee's Summit, Missouri) is a former world and American record holder in the half marathon. He attended the Central Missouri State University.

Curp broke the Men's World Record in the Half Marathon in 1985, clocking 1:00:55 at the Philadelphia Distance Run . This mark stood for five years. [1]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1995 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, United States 1st 2:15:23


Preceded by
South Africa Xolile Yawa
Men's Half Marathon World Record Holder
1985-09-15 – 1990-09-16
Succeeded by
Mexico Dionicio Cerón
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Italy Alberto Cova
Men's Half Marathon Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Kenya Michael Musyoki
  1. ^ "World Best Progressions- Road". ARRS.