Record Progression

Men

Record Time Athlete Location Date
1st under 02:20 02:18:35 Jim Peters Chiswick 13 JUN 53
1st under 02:19 02:18:35 Jim Peters Chiswick 13 JUN 53
1st under 02:18 02:17:40 Jim Peters Chiswick 26 JUN 54
1st under 02:17 02:15:17 Sergey Popov Stockholm 24 AUG 58
1st under 02:16 02:15:17 Sergey Popov Stockholm 24 AUG 58
1st under 02:15 02:14:28 Buddy Edelen Chiswick 15 JUN 63
1st under 02:14 02:13:55 Basil Heatley Chiswick 13 JUN 64
1st under 02:13 02:12:12 Abebe Bikila Tokyo OG 21 OCT 64
1st under 02:12 02:09:37 Derek Clayton Fukuoka 3 DEC 67
1st under 02:11 02:09:37 Derek Clayton Fukuoka 3 DEC 67
1st under 02:10 02:09:37 Derek Clayton Fukuoka 3 DEC 67
1st under 02:09 02:08:34 Derek Clayton Antwerpen 30 MAY 69
1st under 02:08 02:07:12 Carlos Lopes Rotterdam 20 APR 85
1st under 02:07 02:06:50 Belayneh Dinsamo Rotterdam 17 APR 88
1st under 02:06 02:05:42 Khalid Khannouchi Chicago 24 OCT 99
1st under 02:05 02:04:55 Paul Tergat Berlin 28 SEP 03
1st under 02:04 02:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie Berlin 28 SEP 08

Women

Record Time Athlete Location Date
1st under 02:35 02:34:47 Christa Vahlensieck Berlin 10 SEP 77
1st under 02:30 02:27:33 Grete Waitz New York 21 OCT 79
1st under 02:25 02:22:43 Joan Benoit Boston 18 APR 83
1st under 02:22 02:21:06 Ingrid Kristiansen London 21 APR 85
1st under 02:21 02:20:47 Tegla Loroupe Rotterdam 19 APR 98
1st under 02:20 02:19:46 Naoko Takahashi Berlin 30 SEP 01
1st under 02:19 02:18:47 Catherine Ndereba Chicago 7 OCT 01
1st under 02:18 02:17:18 Paula Radcliffe Chicago 13 OCT 02
1st under 02:17 02:15:25 Paula Radcliffe London 13 APR 03
1st under 02:16 02:15:25 Paula Radcliffe London 13 APR 03

Source: AIMS Association - Dr. David Martin