Marathon is a long distance road racing competition which usually considers 26 miles or 42.195 km distance. A professional runners have to complete the task to win the title, which is not an easy act at all. Marathons one of the most exoteric sporting events in the world. Every calendar year about five hundred of Marathon competitions are taken place throughout the world. The event has been undergone among the both professional and non-professional runners. The top finishers who complete the task among the least period he has given a good amount of cash prize as well as some other prospects.
Dennis Kimetto is a professional kenyan runner who existing in the first position in world fastest racing competition by completing 25 km distance of Berlin event in 2014. He became the 4 time finisher of Berlin road racing.
The one more kenyan long distance runner Emmanuel Mutai who also 2nd position holder of Berlin marathon in 2014. This 31 aged became the second fastest runner who cross 42.195 km long-distance.
The bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang who belongs to Kenya is one of the 3rd marathoner in the world. Kipsang became the two-time finisher of Frankfurt competition and also the winner of Berlin & London extent.
There have some other runner who complete the task in minimum time. Here we made their list in below.
Top 20 Fastest runner list in marathon history
|1||Dennis Kimetto (Kenya)||2:02:57||Berlin||2014|
|2||Emmanuel Mutai (Kenya)||2:03:13||Berlin||2014|
|3||Wilson Kipsang (Kenya)||2:03:23||Berlin||2013|
|4||Patrick Makau (Kenya)||2:03:38||Berlin||2011|
|5||Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)||2:03:59||Berlin||2008|
|6||Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya)||2:04:00||Berlin||2015|
|7||Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya))||2:04:15||Berlin||2012|
|8||Ayele Abshero (Ethiopia)||2:04:23||Dubai||2012|
|9||Duncan Kibet (Kenya)||2:04:27||Rotterdam||2009|
|10||James Kwambai (Kenya)||2:04:27||Rotterdam||2009|
|11||Paul Tergat (Kenya)||2:04:55||Berlin||2003|
|12||Khalid Khannouchi (Morocco)||2:05:42||Chicago||1999|
|13||Ronaldo da Costa (Brazil)||2:06:03||Berlin||1998|
|14||Belayneh Densamo Ethiopia||2:06:50||Rotterdam||1988|
|15||Carlos Lopes (Portugal)||2:07:12||Rotterdam||1985|
|16||Steve Jones (United Kingdom)||2:08:05||Chicago||1984|
|17||Robert De Castella (Australia)||2:08:18||Fukuoka||1981|
|18||Gerard Nijboer (Netherlands)||2:08:18||Amsterdam||1980|
|19||Shigeru So (Japan)||2:08:18||Beppu-Oita||1978|
|20||Ian Thompson (United Kingdom)||2:08:18||Christchurch, New Zealand||1974|
Apart of the list there have some other name who finish the distance in shortest time and awarded by numbers of medal and prize purses. To run a the racing competition, the runner need to be in top physical and mental stats. To complete the long-distance and tough race competition they need to be more stronger. Actually it is also a test of their physical and determination power because the competition consists full of risk with injury, sprains, fatigue and dehydration. Despite of all demerits thousands of runner take part in the competition and win the race full of dignity.