The current world record time for men over the distance is 2 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds, set in the Berlin Marathon by Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya on 16 September 2018, an improvement of 1 minute 18 seconds over the previous record also set in the Berlin Marathon by Dennis Kipruto Kimetto, also of Kenya on 28 September 2014.
The world record for women was set by Brigid Kosgei of Kenya in the Chicago Marathon on 13 October 2019, in 2 hours 14 minutes and 4 seconds who broke the record Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain had set over 16 years earlier at the London Marathon.
The men's half-marathon world record is 57:32, run by Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie on 6 December 2020 at the half marathon held during the Valencia Marathon.
The women's record is 1:04:31, set by Ababel Yeshaneh on 21 February 2020, at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates. The previous record of 1:04:51 was set by Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya on 22 October 2017, in Valencia, Spain.
The world records for the 10K road distance are 26:24 minutes for men (Rhonex Kipruto, 2020) and 29:43 minutes for women (Joyciline Jepkosgei, 2017).
The world records for the 5K road distance are 12:51 minutes for men (Joshua Cheptegei , 2020) and 29:43 minutes for women (Beth Potter, 2021).