# Men’s marathon world record

## What is the fastest marathon time ever?

Early yesterday morning, in a misty park in Vienna, Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in less than two hours. His time, 1:59:40 , is the fastest any runner has ever covered 26.2 miles.

Eliud Kipchoge

## What pace is a 2 hour marathon?

To run a marathon in under 2 hours, one has to maintain a pace of about 4 minutes 35 seconds per mile . That equates to about 13 mph .

Eliud Kipchoge

## How fast can Bolt run a mile?

His world record 100-meter dash stands at 9.58 seconds, or 27.73 miles per hour, which would translate to a 2 minute, 9.8-second mile .

## Why are Kenyans so fast?

Several factors have been proposed to explain the extraordinary success of the Kenyan and Ethiopian distance runners, including (1) genetic predisposition, (2) development of a high maximal oxygen uptake as a result of extensive walking and running at an early age, (3) relatively high hemoglobin and hematocrit, (4)

## Why are Africans so good at running?

Being thin includes having skinny legs. And an average Kenyan’s leg is 400 grams lighter than those of their European competitors, which translates to an energy saving of 8% when running . Over long distances, this small genetic advantage can really give Kenyans a leg up.

Usain BOLT

## What’s a good first marathon time?

Average for beginners At a speed of 12 to 15 minutes per mile, beginners can expect to finish a marathon in around 5 to 6.5 hours.

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## Is a 2 hour marathon possible?

The current marathon record is 2 :02:57, set by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto at the Berlin Marathon in 2014. The sub-two- hour marathon will not be part of any major marathon but will be run on a Formula One racing track.

## How fast is a 7 minute mile?

If you run 1mile in 7 minutes , you run 8.5 miles in 1 hour, and run 1km in 4 minutes 20 seconds. This calculator convert pace and speed in the unit of mile , and km. 2. Convert pace to speed , and speed to pace both mile and km.

min / mile mph min /km
7 min 8.5 4 m 20 s
8 min 7.5 4 m 58 s
9 min 6.6 5 m 35 s
10 min 6 6 m 12 s

3:43.13

## What is the hardest marathon?

Inca Trail Marathon

## Why are marathon runners so skinny?

Professional marathon runners are also skinny because they train so hard to sustain endurance. This prevents their bodies from bulking up because they burn almost all the calories that they consume. Skinny individuals usually perform better at marathons then their bulkier counterparts because they carry less load.

Usain Bolt