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Female Performance Times

Discover your female performance level (average, good, advanced, or competitive) at 5K, 10K, Half, and Marathon distances. Then meet the two women who hold world record times.

Average Female Performance

The average woman runs faster than 40% to 59% of all women. The table shows average female performance times for 5K, 10K, Half, and Marathon distances.

DistanceAverage Times
5K39:58 - 35:23
10K1:10:40 - 1:03:52
Half2:30:47 - 2:18:12
Marathon4:53:39 - 4:31:21

Good Female Performance

Women who run faster than 60% to 79% have a good performance level. The table shows good female performance times for 5K, 10K, Half, and Marathon distances.

DistanceGood Times
5K35:22 - 31:10
10K1:03:51 - 58:03
Half2:18:11 - 2:05:54
Marathon4:31:20 - 4:06:53

Advanced Female Performance

Women who run faster than 80% to 89% have an advanced performance level. The table shows advanced female performance times for 5K, 10K, Half, and Marathon distances.

DistanceAdvanced Times
5K31:09 - 28:23
10K58:02 - 53:34
Half2:05:53 - 1:56:52
Marathon4:06:52 - 3:49:22

Competitive Female Performance

Competitive women run faster than 90% to 95% of all women. The table shows competitive female performance times for 5K, 10K, Half, and Marathon distances.

DistanceCompetitive Times
5K28:22 - 26:03
10K53:33 - 49:37
Half1:56:51 - 1:49:45
Marathon3:49:21 - 3:36:34

Female World Record Performances

5K time female runner Letesenbet Gidey world record holder

Letesenbet Gidey holds world records in the following distances:

  • 5K at 14:06
  • 10K at 29:01
  • Half Marathon at 1:02:52
Brigid Kosgei marathon world record

Brigid Kosgei set the female marathon world record at 2:14:04 on October 13, 2019. The previous world record by Paula Radcliffe stood for 15 years. Brigid beat Paula’s record by 56 seconds!

Performance Levels