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Half Marathon Times by Age

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Fastest Half Runners by Age

The age group 20 – 29 is usually the fastest half marathon runners. The same as 10K runners, the next fastest are under 20, followed by ages 30 – 39. Then ages 40 – 49, 50 – 59, and over 60. At higher performance levels, older runners can run faster than younger runners.

Average Half Times by Age

Average performance times are faster than 40% to 59% of runners. The table shows the average half marathon times by age:

AgesAverage Half Times
Under 202:19:07 - 2:06:22
20-292:13:57 - 2:03:15
30-392:16:54 - 2:05:34
40-492:21:18 - 2:08:43
50-592:30:05 - 2:15:25
Over 602:37:32 - 2:28:50

Good Half Times

A good performance is faster than 60% to 79% of runners. The table shows good half marathon times by age:

AgesGood Half Times
Under 202:06:21 - 1:52:35
20-292:03:14 - 1:51:24
30-392:05:33 - 1:53:40
40-492:08:42 - 1:56:28
50-592:15:24 - 2:01:45
Over 602:28:49 - 2:22:50

Advanced Half Times

Advanced performance levels are faster than 80% to 89% of runners. The table shows advanced half marathon times by age:

AgesAdvanced Half Times
Under 201:52:34 - 1:43:02
20-291:51:23 - 1:42:01
30-391:53:39 - 1:44:44
40-491:56:27 - 1:47:55
50-592:01:44 - 1:52:59
Over 602:22:49 - 2:01:23

Competitive Half Times

Competitive performances are faster than 90% to 95% of runners. The table shows competitive half marathon times by age:

AgesCompetitive Half Times
Under 201:43:01 - 1:35:11
20-291:42:00 - 1:33:25
30-391:44:43 - 1:36:48
40-491:47:54 - 1:40:41
50-591:52:58 - 1:45:50
Over 602:01:22 - 1:53:38

Table data collected from the calculator at Run Repeat.

World’s Fastest Half Marathon Age

Jacob Kiplimo is the world’s fastest half marathoner at the age of 22. He set the world record of 57:31 in Lisbon on November 21, 2021.

Half Marathon Performance

In the eBook, How Fast Are You Really, compare your 5K, 10K, Half, and Marathon performance by age, pace, and sex.

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