Men’s World Record

Men’s marathon World Record progression

1960 – Abebe Bikila – 2:15:16.2 – N/a (barefoot)
1963 – Toru Terasawa – 2:15:15.8 – Onitsuka Tiger Super Marup
1963 – Leonard ‘Buddy’ Edelen – 2:14:28 – Onitsuka Tiger Super Marup
1964 – Basil Heatley – 2:13:55 – Gola running shoes
1964 – Abebe Bikila – 2:12:11.2 – Puma Osaka
1965 – Morio Shigematsu – 2:12:00 – Onitsuka Tiger Super Marup
1967 – Derek Clayton – 2:09:36.4 – Onitsuka Tiger Bangkok
1970 – Ron Hill – 2:09:28.8 – Reebok World 10
1974 – Ian Thompson – 2:09:12 – Reebok 2:05
1978 – Shigeru So – 2:09:05.6 – ASICS Marup
1980 – Gerard Nijboer – 2:09:01 – Adidas Marathon 80
1981 – Robert De Castella – 2:08:18 – Adidas LA Competition
1984 – Steve Jones – 2:08:05 – Reebok London
1985 – Carlos Lopes – 2:07:12 – Nike Spiridon Gold
1988 – Belayneh Densamo – 2:06:50 – Adidas Roader-SR
1998 – Ronaldo da Costa – 2:06:05 – Nike Air Streak
1999 – Khalid Khannouchi – 2:05:42 – New Balance RC110
2002 – Khalid Khannouchi – 2:05:38 – New Balance RC110
2003 – Paul Tergat – 2:04:55 – Nike Air Zoom Katana II x Air Ghost Racer prototype
2007 – Haile Gebrselassie – 2:04:26 – Adidas AdiZero CS
2008 – Haile Gebrselassie – 2:03:59 – Adidas AdiZero Adios
2011 – Patrick Makau – 2:03:38 – Adidas AdiZero Adios 2
2013 – Wilson Kipsang – 2:03:23 – Adidas AdiZero Adios Boost
2014 – Dennis Kimetto – 2:02:57 – Adidas AdiZero Adios Boost 2
2018 – Eliud Kipchoge – 2:01:39 – Nike Zoom VaporFly Next% prototype
2022 – Eliud Kipchoge – 2:01:09 – Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 2
2023 – Kelvin Kiptum – 2:00:35 – Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 3