# World record for a marathon

## 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.

## 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 .

## 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.

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.

## 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.

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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

## Can Usain Bolt run marathon?

Usain Bolt holds the record in several sprinting disciplines, but could he stand his ground in one of the most demanding long-distance races – a marathon ? Usain Bolt hasn’t run a marathon . The Jamaican sprinter only took part in short-distance track and field events and never competed in long-distance races.

## How fast can a human run?

28 mph Maximum, Running

Usain BOLT

Eliud Kipchoge

4 to 5 hours

## What is the fastest 5k time?

The official world records in the 5000 metres are held by Joshua Cheptegei with 12:35.36 for men and Letesenbet Gidey with 14:06.62 for women. Gidey’s mark has yet to be ratified as world record as of October 2020.