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Male Performance Times

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

Average Male Performance

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

DistanceAverage Times
5K33:29 - 29:43
10K1:00:04 - 54:52
Half2:10:00 - 1:59:49
Marathon4:25:35 - 4:03:46

Good Male Performance

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

DistanceGood Times
5K29:42 - 26:04
10K54:51 - 49:38
Half1:59:48 - 1:49:07
Marathon4:03:45 - 3:40:09

Advanced Male Performance

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

DistanceAdvanced Times
5K26:03 - 23:27
10K49:37 - 45:11
Half1:49:06 - 1:40:31
Marathon3:40:08 - 3:22:31

Competitive Male Performance

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

DistanceCompetitive Times
5K23:26 - 21:13
10K45:10 - 41:18
Half1:40:30 - 1:32:50
Marathon3:22:30 - 3:08:35

Male World Record Performances

5K Time Male world record holder Joshua Cheptegei

Joshua Cheptegei holds world record times for the following distances:

  • 5K at 12:35 on February 16, 2020
  • 10K at 26:38 on December 1, 2019
Kiplimo Half Marathon WR

Jacob Kiplimo holds the male half marathon world record at 57:31. He achieved this record-breaking time on November 21, 2021.

Eliud Kipchoge marathon world record 2022

Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record on September 25, 2022. He improved the world record by 30 seconds finishing in 2:01:09.

Performance Levels