Main > Men, Marathon (42.195 km.) > World Records Progression
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated Chart
 
  2.55.18 John Hayes USA London Jul 24, 1908
  2.52.45 Roy Fowler USA New York 1909
  2.46.52 James Clark USA New York Feb 12, 1909
  2.46.04 Albert Raine USA New York Dec 12, 1909
  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
  2.29.01 Albert Michelsen USA Port Chester Oct 12, 1925
  2.27.49 Fusashige Suzuki JPN Tokyo Mar 31, 1935
  2.26.44 Yasuo Ikenaka JPN Tokyo Apr 03, 1935
  2.26.42 Kitei Son JPN Tokyo Nov 03, 1935
  2.25.39 Yun Bok Suh KOR Boston Apr 19, 1947
  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
  2.15.16 Abebe Bikila ETH Rome Sep 10, 1960
  2.15.15 Toru Terasawa JPN Beppu Feb 17, 1963
  2.14.28 Leonard Edelen USA Cheswick Jun 15, 1963
  2.13.55 Basil Heatley GBR Cheswick Jun 13, 1964
  2.12.11 Abebe Bikila ETH Tokyo Oct 21, 1964
  2.12.00 Mono Shigematsu JPN Cheswick Jun 12, 1965
  2.09.36 Derek Clayton AUS Fukuoka Dec 03, 1967
  2.08.34 Derek Clayton AUS Antwerpen May 30, 1969
  2.08.18 Robert de Castella AUS Fukuoka Dec 06, 1981
  2.08.05 Steve Jones GBR Chicago Oct 21, 1984
  2.07.12 Carlos Lopes POR Rotterdam Apr 20, 1985
  2.06.50 Belaine Dinsamo ETH Rotterdam Apr 17, 1988
  2.06.05 Ronaldo de Costa BRA Berlin Sep 20, 1998
  2.05.42 Khalid Khannouchi MAR Chicago Oct 24, 1999
  2.05.38 Khalid Khannouchi USA London Apr 14, 2002
2.04.55 Paul Tergat KEN Berlin Sep 28, 2003
2.04.26 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Berlin Sep 29, 2007
2.03.59 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Berlin Sep 28, 2008
2.03.38 Patrick Makau Musyoki KEN Berlin Sep 25, 2011
  2.02.57 Dennis Kipruto Kimetto KEN Berlin Sep 28, 2014