20,000 metres

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The 20,000 metres (approximately 12.43 mi or 65,617 ft) is a rarely contested long-distance running event in track and field competitions; most world records in the event have been set during half marathons and one-hour races, as a half marathon is roughly 21,000 meters.

World Records[edit]

+ = indicates a time was taken at an intermediate distance in a longer race

Men[edit]

  • Zersenay Tadese in the lead pack of the 2013 Prague Half Marathon
    Correct as of August 2018.
Event Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Meeting Citation
20,000 m (track) 56:26.0 + Haile Gebrselassie ETH 27 Jun 2007 Ostrava Golden Spike Ostrava [1]
20 km (road) 55:21 + Zersenay Tadese ERI 21 Mar 2010 Lisbon Lisbon Half Marathon [2]

Women[edit]

  • Correct as of August 2018.
Event Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Meeting Citation
20,000 m (track) 1:05:26.6 Tegla Loroupe KEN 3 Sep 2000 Borgholzhausen [3]
20 km (road) 1:01:25 + Joyciline Jepkosgei CZE 1 Apr 2017 Prague Prague Half Marathon [4]

In popular culture[edit]

Tegla Loroupe's 20,000 meter world record was mentioned in Chapter 1, problem 64P of Chemistry (Seventh Edition) by John E. McMurry, Robert C. Fay, and Jill Kirsten Robinson. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAAF: Men's outdoor 20,000 Metres | Records | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  2. ^ "IAAF: Scorching 58:23 world half marathon record by Tadese in Lisbon| News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  3. ^ "IAAF: Women's outdoor 20,000 Metres | Records | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  4. ^ "IAAF: Jepkosgei breaks four world records at Prague Half Marathon| News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  5. ^ "Chegg.com". www.chegg.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.