Main > Men, Marathon (42.195 km.) > European Records Progression
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated
 
  2.42.31 Fred Barett GBR London Dec 15, 1909
  2.38.16 Harry Green GBR London May 12, 1913
  2.36.06 Alexis Ahlgren SWE London May 31, 1913
  2.32.35 Hannes Kolehmainen FIN Antwerpen Aug 22, 1920
  2.30.57 Harry Payne GBR London Jul 05, 1929
  2.29.27 Stylianos Kyriakidis GRE Boston Apr 20, 1946
  2.28.39 Salomon Könönen FIN Turku Oct 02, 1949
  2.20.42 James Peters GBR Cheswick Jun 14, 1952
  2.18.40 James Peters GBR Cheswick Jun 13, 1953
  2.18.34 James Peters GBR Turku Oct 04, 1953
  2.17.39 James Peters GBR Cheswick Jun 26, 1954
  2.15.17 Sergey Popov URS Stockholm Aug 24, 1958
  2.14.43 Brian Kilby GBR Port Talbot Jul 06, 1963
  2.13.55 Basil Heatley GBR Cheswick Jun 13, 1964
  2.12.16 William Adcocks GBR Karl-Marx-Stadt May 19, 1968
  2.10.47 William Adcocks GBR Fukuoka Dec 08, 1968
  2.10.30 Ron Hill GBR Boston Apr 20, 1970
  2.09.28 Ron Hill GBR Edinburgh Jul 23, 1970
  2.09.12 Ian Thompson GBR Christchurch Jan 31, 1974
  2.09.01 Gerard Nijboer NED Amsterdam Apr 26, 1980
  2.08.39 Carlos Lopes POR Rotterdam Apr 09, 1983
  2.08.05 Steve Jones GBR Chicago Oct 21, 1984
  2.07.12 Carlos Lopes POR Rotterdam Apr 20, 1985
  2.06.36 Antonio Pinto POR London Apr 16, 2000
  2.06.36* Benoit Zwierzchiewski FRA Paris Apr 06, 2003