Pace tables for men's world record paces

These tables show the times that popular track and road world record paces would yield for other distances.

Men's 100m World Record

9.58 - Usain Bolt

Bolt set his 9.58 seconds world record at the 2009 World Championships, beating his own previous record of 9.69 from exactly a year earlier at the Beijing Olympics.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Bolt's 9.58 world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 9.58 seconds/100m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 9.58 9.58 0
200m 19.16 19.19 -0.03
400m 38.32 43.03 -4.71
800m 1:16.64 1:40.91 -24.27
1000m 1:35.80 2:11.96 -36.16
1500m 2:23.70 3:26.00 -1:02.30
1 mile 2:34.18 3:43.13 -1:08.95
3000m 4:47.40 7:20.67 -2:33.27
5000m 7:59.00 12:37.35 -4:38.35
5k road 7:59.00 13:29 -5:30.00
10000m 15:58.00 26:17.53 -10:19.53
10k road 15:58.00 26:44 -10:46.00
1/2 mara 33:41.14 58:01 -24:19.86
Marathon 1:07:22.28 2:01:39 -54:16.72

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Men's 200m World Record

19.19 - Usain Bolt

Bolt set his 19.19 seconds world record at the 2009 World Championships, knocking 0.13 seconds off former record holder Michael Johnson's long-standing mark of 19.32

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Bolt's 19.19 world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 19.19 seconds/200m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 9.60 9.58 +0.02
200m 19.19 19.19 0
400m 38.38 43.03 -4.65
800m 1:16.76 1:40.91 -24.15
1000m 1:35.95 2:11.96 -36.01
1500m 2:23.93 3:26.00 -1:02.08
1 mile 2:34.42 3:43.13 -1:08.71
3000m 4:47.85 7:20.67 -2:32.82
5000m 7:59.75 12:37.35 -4:37.60
5k road 7:59.75 13:29 -5:29.25
10000m 15:59.50 26:17.53 -10:18.03
10k road 15:59.50 26:44 -10:44.50
1/2 mara 33:44.30 58:01 -24:16.70
Marathon 1:07:28.61 2:01:39 -54:10.39

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Men's 400m World Record

43.03 - Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk knocked 0.15 seconds off Michael Johnson's previous 400m world record, which had stood for almost 17 years, to run 43.03 during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at van Niekerk's 43.03 world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 43.03 seconds/400m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 10.76 9.58 +1.18
200m 21.52 19.19 +2.33
400m 43.03 43.03 0
800m 1:26.06 1:40.91 -14.85
1000m 1:47.58 2:11.96 -24.39
1500m 2:41.36 3:26.00 -44.64
1 mile 2:53.13 3:43.13 -50.00
3000m 5:22.73 7:20.67 -1:57.95
5000m 8:57.88 12:37.35 -3:39.48
5k road 8:57.88 13:29 -4:31.13
10000m 17:55.75 26:17.53 -8:21.78
10k road 17:55.75 26:44 -8:48.25
1/2 mara 37:49.56 58:01 -20:11.44
Marathon 1:15:39.13 2:01:39 -45:59.87

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Men's 800m World Record

1:40.91 - David Rudisha

With his 1:40.91 mark at the 2012 London Olympics, Rudisha became the only man ever to run a sub 1:41 800 metres. In doing so he beat his previous world record of 1:41.01 set two years earlier.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Rudisha's 1:40.91 world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 1:40.91/800m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 12.61 9.58 +3.03
200m 25.23 19.19 +6.04
400m 50.46 43.03 +7.43
800m 1:40.91 1:40.91 0
1000m 2:06.14 2:11.96 -5.82
1500m 3:09.21 3:26.00 -16.79
1 mile 3:23.00 3:43.13 -20.13
3000m 6:18.41 7:20.67 -1:02.26
5000m 10:30.69 12:37.35 -2:06.66
5k road 10:30.69 13:29 -2:58.31
10000m 21:01.38 26:17.53 -5:16.16
10k road 21:01.38 26:44 -5:42.63
1/2 mara 44:21.19 58:01 -13:39.81
Marathon 1:28:42.37 2:01:39 -32:56.63

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Men's 1500m World Record

3:26.00 - Hicham El Guerrouj

El Guerrouj set his 1500m world record of 3:26.00 in 1998, a year before also taking the world mile record. In doing so he took 1.37 seconds of of the previous record set by Noureddine Morceli.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at El Guerrouj's 3:26.00 world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 3:26.00/1500m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 13.73 9.58 +4.15
200m 27.47 19.19 +8.28
400m 54.93 43.03 +11.90
800m 1:49.87 1:40.91 +8.96
1000m 2:17.33 2:11.96 +5.37
1500m 3:26.00 3:26.00 0
1 mile 3:41.02 3:43.13 -2.11
3000m 6:52.00 7:20.67 -28.67
5000m 11:26.67 12:37.35 -1:10.68
5k road 11:26.67 13:29 -2:02.33
10000m 22:53.33 26:17.53 -3:24.20
10k road 22:53.33 26:44 -3:50.67
1/2 mara 48:17.39 58:01 -9:43.61
Marathon 1:36:34.78 2:01:39 -25:04.22

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Men's 1 Mile World Record

3:43.13 - Hicham El Guerrouj

El Guerrouj set his mile world record of 3:43.13 in 1999, a year after breaking the record for the 1500m. In the record-setting race, he and Noah Ngeny both beat Noureddine Morceli's previous record of 3:44.39, but El Guerrouj took the win.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at El Guerrouj's 3:43.13 world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 3:43.13/mile finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 13.86 9.58 +4.28
200m 27.73 19.19 +8.54
400m 55.46 43.03 +12.43
800m 1:50.92 1:40.91 +10.01
1000m 2:18.65 2:11.96 +6.69
1500m 3:27.97 3:26.00 +1.97
1 mile 3:43.13 3:43.13 0
3000m 6:55.94 7:20.67 -24.73
5000m 11:33.23 12:37.35 -1:04.12
5k road 11:33.23 13:29 -1:55.77
10000m 23:06.47 26:17.53 -3:11.06
10k road 23:06.47 26:44 -3:37.53
1/2 mara 48:45.09 58:01 -9:15.91
Marathon 1:37:30.19 2:01:39 -24:08.81

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Men's 3000m World Record

7:20.67 - Daniel Komen

Komen set his 3000m world record of 7:20.67 in 199, beating the previous record of Noureddine Morceli by over 4.5 seconds.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Komen's 7:20.67 world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 7:20.67/3000m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 14.69 9.58 +5.11
200m 29.38 19.19 +10.19
400m 58.76 43.03 +15.73
800m 1:57.51 1:40.91 +16.60
1000m 2:26.89 2:11.96 +14.93
1500m 3:40.34 3:26.00 +14.34
1 mile 3:56.40 3:43.13 +13.27
3000m 7:20.67 7:20.67 0
5000m 12:14.45 12:37.35 -22.90
5k road 12:14.45 13:29 -1:14.55
10000m 24:28.90 26:17.53 -1:48.63
10k road 24:28.90 26:44 -2:15.10
10 miles 39:23.97 44:24 -5:00.03
1/2 mara 51:39.01 58:01 -6:21.99
Marathon 1:43:18.02 2:01:39 -18:20.98

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Men's 5000m World Record

12:37.35 - Kenenisa Bekele

Bekele set his 5000m world record of 12:37.35 in 2004, taking just over two seconds off of Haile Gebrselassie's previous record.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Bekele's 12:37.35 world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 12:37.35/5000m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 15.15 9.58 +5.57
200m 30.29 19.19 +11.10
400m 1:00.59 43.03 +17.56
800m 2:01.18 1:40.91 +20.27
1000m 2:31.47 2:11.96 +19.51
1500m 3:47.21 3:26.00 +21.21
1 mile 4:03.77 3:43.13 +20.64
3000m 7:34.41 7:20.67 +13.74
5000m 12:37.35 12:37.35 0
5k road 12:37.35 13:29 -51.65
10000m 25:14.70 26:17.53 -1:02.83
10k road 25:14.70 26:44 -1:29.30
10 miles 40:37.67 44:24 -3:46.33
1/2 mara 53:15.64 58:01 -4:45.36
Marathon 1:46:31.27 2:01:39 -15:07.73

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Men's Road 5k World Record

13:29 - Julien Wanders

Wanders' road 5k world record of 13:29 was set in 2019. Although his is the official record, a few athletes have run faster, including Sammy Kipketer with a 12:49.5 mark in 2000, but these times were achieved before the road 5k became a recognised as a world record event.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Wanders' world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 13:29/5k finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 16.18 9.58 +6.60
200m 32.36 19.19 +13.17
400m 1:04.72 43.03 +21.69
800m 2:09.44 1:40.91 +28.53
1000m 2:41.80 2:11.96 +29.84
1500m 4:02.70 3:26.00 +36.70
1 mile 4:20.39 3:43.13 +37.26
3000m 8:05.40 7:20.67 +44.73
5000m 13:29.00 12:37.35 +51.65
5k road 13:29.00 13:29 0
10000m 26:58.00 26:17.53 +40.47
10k road 26:58.00 26:44 +14.00
1/2 mara 56:53.57 58:01 -1:07.43
Marathon 1:53:47.15 2:01:39 -7:51.85

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Men's 10,000m World Record

26:17.53 - Kenenisa Bekele

Bekele set the 10,000m world record of 26:17.53 in 2005, breaking his own record of 26:20.31 from the previous year.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Bekele's world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 26:17.53/10,000m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 15.78 9.58 +6.20
200m 31.55 19.19 +12.36
400m 1:03.10 43.03 +20.07
800m 2:06.20 1:40.91 +25.29
1000m 2:37.75 2:11.96 +25.79
1500m 3:56.63 3:26.00 +30.63
1 mile 4:13.88 3:43.13 +30.75
3000m 7:53.26 7:20.67 +32.59
5000m 13:08.77 12:37.35 +31.42
5k road 13:08.77 13:29 -20.24
10000m 26:17.53 26:17.53 0
10k road 26:17.53 26:44 -26.47
10 miles 42:18.79 44:24 -2:05.21
1/2 mara 55:28.19 58:01 -2:32.81
Marathon 1:50:56.39 2:01:39 -10:42.61

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Men's Road 10k World Record

26:44 - Leonard Patrick Komon

Komon set the world road 10k record of 26:44 in 2010. Jacob Kiplimo has actually run faster, with a 26:41 time, but this was achieved on an "assisted/aided road course", so is not recognised by the IAAF.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Komon's world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 26:44/10k finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 16.04 9.58 +6.46
200m 32.08 19.19 +12.89
400m 1:04.16 43.03 +21.13
800m 2:08.32 1:40.91 +27.41
1000m 2:40.40 2:11.96 +28.44
1500m 4:00.60 3:26.00 +34.60
1 mile 4:18.14 3:43.13 +35.01
3000m 8:01.20 7:20.67 +40.53
5000m 13:22.00 12:37.35 +44.65
5k road 13:22.00 13:29 -7.00
10000m 26:44.00 26:17.53 +26.47
10k road 26:44.00 26:44 0
1/2 mara 56:24.04 58:01 -1:36.96
Marathon 1:52:48.08 2:01:39 -8:50.92

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Men's Half Marathon World Record

58:01 - Geoffrey Kamworor

Kamworor set the half marathon world record of 58:01 in September 2019, beating Zersenay Tadese's previous record of 58:23.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Kamworor's world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 58:01/half marathon finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 16.50 9.58 +6.92
200m 33.00 19.19 +13.81
400m 1:06.00 43.03 +22.97
800m 2:12.00 1:40.91 +31.09
1000m 2:45.00 2:11.96 +33.04
1500m 4:07.49 3:26.00 +41.49
1 mile 4:25.54 3:43.13 +42.41
3000m 8:14.99 7:20.67 +54.32
5000m 13:44.98 12:37.35 +1:07.63
5k road 13:44.98 13:29 +15.98
10000m 27:29.96 26:17.53 +1:12.43
10k road 27:29.96 26:44 +45.96
1/2 mara 58:01.00 58:01 0
Marathon 1:56:02.00 2:01:39 -5:37.00

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Men's Marathon World Record

2:01:39 - Eliud Kipchoge

Kipchoge's world record of 2:01:39 was set during the 2018 Berlin Marathon. In October 2019 he ran under 2 hours for the Ineos 1:59 challenge, but this time is not recognised by IAAF as a world record.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Kipchoge's world record pace. It also shows the current men's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 2:01:39/marathon finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 17.30 9.58 +7.72
200m 34.60 19.19 +15.41
400m 1:09.19 43.03 +26.16
800m 2:18.39 1:40.91 +37.48
1000m 2:52.98 2:11.96 +41.02
1500m 4:19.47 3:26.00 +53.47
1 mile 4:38.39 3:43.13 +55.26
3000m 8:38.95 7:20.67 +1:18.28
5000m 14:24.91 12:37.35 +1:47.56
5k road 14:24.91 13:29 +55.91
10000m 28:49.83 26:17.53 +2:32.30
10k road 28:49.83 26:44 +2:05.83
1/2 mara 1:00:49.50 58:01 +2:48.50
Marathon 2:01:39.00 2:01:39 0

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