Pace tables for women's world record paces

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

Women's 100m World Record

10.49 - Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo-Jo)

Griffith-Joyner's record of 10.49 seconds was set during the 1988 US Olympic trials, replacing the previous record of 10.76 set by Evelyn Ashford in 1984.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Griffith-Joyner's 10.49 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 10.49 seconds/100m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 10.49 10.49 0
200m 20.98 21.34 -0.36
400m 41.96 47.6 -5.64
800m 1:23.92 1:53.28 -29.36
1000m 1:44.90 2:28.98 -44.08
1500m 2:37.35 3:50.07 -1:12.72
1 mile 2:48.82 4:12.33 -1:23.51
3000m 5:14.70 8:06.11 -2:51.41
5000m 8:44.50 14:11.15 -5:26.65
5k road 8:44.50 14:44 -5:59.50
10000m 17:29.00 29:17.45 -11:48.45
10k road 17:29.00 29:43 -12:14.00
1/2 mara 36:53.13 1:04:51 -27:57.87
Marathon 1:13:46.25 2:14:04 -1:00:17.75

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Women's 200m World Record

21.34 - Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo-Jo)

Just two months after breaking the world 100m record at the Olympic Trials, Griffith-Joyner set her 200m world record of 21.34 at the Seoul Olympic games in 1988.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Griffith-Joyner's 21.34 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 21.34 seconds/200m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 10.67 10.49 +0.18
200m 21.34 21.34 0
400m 42.68 47.6 -4.92
800m 1:25.36 1:53.28 -27.92
1000m 1:46.70 2:28.98 -42.28
1500m 2:40.05 3:50.07 -1:10.02
1 mile 2:51.72 4:12.33 -1:20.61
3000m 5:20.10 8:06.11 -2:46.01
5000m 8:53.50 14:11.15 -5:17.65
5k road 8:53.50 14:44 -5:50.50
10000m 17:47.00 29:17.45 -11:30.45
10k road 17:47.00 29:43 -11:56.00
1/2 mara 37:31.10 1:04:51 -27:19.90
Marathon 1:15:02.21 2:14:04 -59:01.79

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Women's 400m World Record

47.60 - Marita Koch

Marita Koch set her world record of 47.60 during the 1985 World Cup in Canberra, Australia. This was a 0.39 second improvement on the previous record set by Jarmila Kratochvílová.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Koch's 47.60 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 47.60 seconds/400m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 11.90 10.49 +1.41
200m 23.80 21.34 +2.46
400m 47.60 47.6 0
800m 1:35.20 1:53.28 -18.08
1000m 1:59.00 2:28.98 -29.98
1500m 2:58.50 3:50.07 -51.57
1 mile 3:11.51 4:12.33 -1:00.82
3000m 5:57.00 8:06.11 -2:09.11
5000m 9:55.00 14:11.15 -4:16.15
5k road 9:55.00 14:44 -4:49.00
10000m 19:50.00 29:17.45 -9:27.45
10k road 19:50.00 29:43 -9:53.00
1/2 mara 41:50.60 1:04:51 -23:00.40
Marathon 1:23:41.20 2:14:04 -50:22.80

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Women's 800m World Record

1:53.28 - Jarmila Kratochvílová

Kratochvílová set her 800m world record of 1:53.28 in 1983, and it is currently the longest-standing record in athletics. It replaced the previous record of 1:53.43 set by Nadezhda Olizarenko in 1980.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Kratochvílová's 1:53.28 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 1:53.28/800m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 14.16 10.49 +3.67
200m 28.32 21.34 +6.98
400m 56.64 47.6 +9.04
800m 1:53.28 1:53.28 0
1000m 2:21.60 2:28.98 -7.38
1500m 3:32.40 3:50.07 -17.67
1 mile 3:47.88 4:12.33 -24.45
3000m 7:04.80 8:06.11 -1:01.31
5000m 11:48.00 14:11.15 -2:23.15
5k road 11:48.00 14:44 -2:56.00
10000m 23:36.00 29:17.45 -5:41.45
10k road 23:36.00 29:43 -6:07.00
1/2 mara 49:47.41 1:04:51 -15:03.59
Marathon 1:39:34.81 2:14:04 -34:29.19

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Women's 1500m World Record

3:50.07 - Genzebe Dibaba

Dibaba's record of 3:50.07 was set in 2015 when she took 0.39 seconds off of Qu Yunxia's previous record from 1993.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Dibaba's 3:50.07 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 3:50.07/1500m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 15.34 10.49 +4.85
200m 30.68 21.34 +9.34
400m 1:01.35 47.6 +13.75
800m 2:02.70 1:53.28 +9.42
1000m 2:33.38 2:28.98 +4.40
1500m 3:50.07 3:50.07 0
1 mile 4:06.84 4:12.33 -5.49
3000m 7:40.14 8:06.11 -25.97
5000m 12:46.90 14:11.15 -1:24.25
5k road 12:46.90 14:44 -1:57.10
10000m 25:33.80 29:17.45 -3:43.65
10k road 25:33.80 29:43 -4:09.20
1/2 mara 53:55.93 1:04:51 -10:55.07
Marathon 1:47:51.87 2:14:04 -26:12.13

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Women's 1 Mile World Record

4:12.33 - Sifan Hassan

Hassan's mile world record of 4:12.33 came in 2019 when she took 0.23 seconds off Svetlana Masterkova's record from 1996.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Hassan's 4:12.33 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 4:12.33/mile finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 15.68 10.49 +5.19
200m 31.36 21.34 +10.02
400m 1:02.72 47.6 +15.12
800m 2:05.43 1:53.28 +12.15
1000m 2:36.79 2:28.98 +7.81
1500m 3:55.19 3:50.07 +5.12
1 mile 4:12.33 4:12.33 0
3000m 7:50.37 8:06.11 -15.74
5000m 13:03.95 14:11.15 -1:07.20
5k road 13:03.95 14:44 -1:40.05
10000m 26:07.91 29:17.45 -3:09.54
10k road 26:07.91 29:43 -3:35.09
1/2 mara 55:07.89 1:04:51 -9:43.11
Marathon 1:50:15.78 2:14:04 -23:48.22

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Women's 3000m World Record

8:06.11 - Wang Junxia

Junxia set her 3000m world record of 8:06.11 in 1993 at the Chinese National Games. It replaced the record she herself set the previous day in a heat at the same competition. And this record had replaced the very-short-lived record set in the previous heat.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Junxia's 8:06.11 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 8:06.11/3000m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 16.20 10.49 +5.71
200m 32.41 21.34 +11.07
400m 1:04.81 47.6 +17.21
800m 2:09.63 1:53.28 +16.35
1000m 2:42.04 2:28.98 +13.06
1500m 4:03.06 3:50.07 +12.99
1 mile 4:20.77 4:12.33 +8.44
3000m 8:06.11 8:06.11 0
5000m 13:30.18 14:11.15 -40.97
5k road 13:30.18 14:44 -1:13.82
10000m 27:00.37 29:17.45 -2:17.08
10k road 27:00.37 29:43 -2:42.63
1/2 mara 56:58.57 1:04:51 -7:52.43
Marathon 1:53:57.14 2:14:04 -20:06.86

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Women's 5000m World Record

14:11.15 - Tirunesh Dibaba

Dibaba's 5000m world record of 14:11.15 record has stood since 2008. It replaced the previous record of 14:16.63 set by Meseret Defar in 2007.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Dibaba's 14:11.15 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 14:11.15/5000m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 17.02 10.49 +6.53
200m 34.05 21.34 +12.71
400m 1:08.09 47.6 +20.49
800m 2:16.18 1:53.28 +22.90
1000m 2:50.23 2:28.98 +21.25
1500m 4:15.35 3:50.07 +25.28
1 mile 4:33.96 4:12.33 +21.63
3000m 8:30.69 8:06.11 +24.58
5000m 14:11.15 14:11.15 0
5k road 14:11.15 14:44 -32.85
10000m 28:22.30 29:17.45 -55.15
10k road 28:22.30 29:43 -1:20.70
1/2 mara 59:51.43 1:04:51 -4:59.57
Marathon 1:59:42.85 2:14:04 -14:21.15

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Women's Road 5k World Record

14:44 - Sifan Hassan

Hassan set the road 5k world record of 14:44 aged 26 in 2019. The 5k has only been recognised as a world record event since 2017.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Hassan's world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 14:44/5k finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 17.68 10.49 +7.19
200m 35.36 21.34 +14.02
400m 1:10.72 47.6 +23.12
800m 2:21.44 1:53.28 +28.16
1000m 2:56.80 2:28.98 +27.82
1500m 4:25.20 3:50.07 +35.13
1 mile 4:44.53 4:12.33 +32.20
3000m 8:50.40 8:06.11 +44.29
5000m 14:44.00 14:11.15 +32.85
5k road 14:44.00 14:44 0
10000m 29:28.00 29:17.45 +10.55
10k road 29:28.00 29:43 -15.00
1/2 mara 1:02:10.04 1:04:51 -2:40.96
Marathon 2:04:20.07 2:14:04 -9:43.93

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Women's 10,000m World Record

29:17.45 - Almaz Ayana

Ayana achieved her 10,000m world record of 29:17.45 at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio whilst winning the gold medal. The previous record of 29:31.78, held by Wang Junxia, had stood since 1993.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Ayana's 29:17.45 world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 29:17.45/10,000m finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 17.57 10.49 +7.08
200m 35.15 21.34 +13.81
400m 1:10.30 47.6 +22.70
800m 2:20.60 1:53.28 +27.32
1000m 2:55.75 2:28.98 +26.77
1500m 4:23.62 3:50.07 +33.55
1 mile 4:42.83 4:12.33 +30.50
3000m 8:47.24 8:06.11 +41.13
5000m 14:38.73 14:11.15 +27.58
5k road 14:38.73 14:44 -5.27
10000m 29:17.45 29:17.45 0
10k road 29:17.45 29:43 -25.55
1/2 mara 1:01:47.78 1:04:51 -3:03.22
Marathon 2:03:35.56 2:14:04 -10:28.44

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Women's Road 10k World Record

29:43 - Joyciline Jepkosgei

Jepkosgei set the road 10k world record of 29:43 aged 23 in 2017.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Jepkosgei's world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 29:43/10k finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 17.83 10.49 +7.34
200m 35.66 21.34 +14.32
400m 1:11.32 47.6 +23.72
800m 2:22.64 1:53.28 +29.36
1000m 2:58.30 2:28.98 +29.32
1500m 4:27.45 3:50.07 +37.38
1 mile 4:46.95 4:12.33 +34.62
3000m 8:54.90 8:06.11 +48.79
5000m 14:51.50 14:11.15 +40.35
5k road 14:51.50 14:44 +7.50
10000m 29:43.00 29:17.45 +25.55
10k road 29:43.00 29:43 0
1/2 mara 1:02:41.68 1:04:51 -2:09.32
Marathon 2:05:23.37 2:14:04 -8:40.63

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Women's Road Half Marathon World Record

1:04:51 - Joyciline Jepkosgei

Jepkosgei set the half marathon world record of 1:04:51 aged 23 in 2017 at the Valencia Half Marathon. Brigid Kosgei has actually run faster, with a 1:04:28 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 Jepkosgei's world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 1:04:51/half marathon finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 18.44 10.49 +7.95
200m 36.89 21.34 +15.55
400m 1:13.77 47.6 +26.17
800m 2:27.54 1:53.28 +34.26
1000m 3:04.43 2:28.98 +35.45
1500m 4:36.64 3:50.07 +46.57
1 mile 4:56.81 4:12.33 +44.48
3000m 9:13.29 8:06.11 +1:07.18
5000m 15:22.15 14:11.15 +1:11.00
5k road 15:22.15 14:44 +38.15
10000m 30:44.29 29:17.45 +1:26.84
10k road 30:44.29 29:43 +1:01.29
1/2 mara 1:04:51.00 1:04:51 0
Marathon 2:09:42.00 2:14:04 -4:22.00

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Women's Marathon World Record

2:14:04 - Brigid Kosgei

Kosgei set her world record of 2:14:04 in September 2019. In doing so she improved Paula Radcliffe's previous 2003 record by 1 minute 21 seconds.

The table below lists finish times for popular race distances if they were run at Kosgei's world record pace. It also shows the current women's world record time for each distance, and the difference between 2:14:04/marathon finish time and world record time.

Distance Finish time World Record Difference
100m 19.06 10.49 +8.57
200m 38.13 21.34 +16.79
400m 1:16.26 47.6 +28.66
800m 2:32.51 1:53.28 +39.23
1000m 3:10.64 2:28.98 +41.66
1500m 4:45.96 3:50.07 +55.89
1 mile 5:06.80 4:12.33 +54.47
3000m 9:31.92 8:06.11 +1:25.81
5000m 15:53.19 14:11.15 +1:42.04
5k road 15:53.19 14:44 +1:09.19
10000m 31:46.39 29:17.45 +2:28.94
10k road 31:46.39 29:43 +2:03.39
1/2 mara 1:07:02.00 1:04:51 +2:11.00
Marathon 2:14:04.00 2:14:04 0

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