World Record Progression of 20,000 Metres

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
56:26.0h Haile GEBRSELASSIE 18 APR 1973 ETH ETH Ostrava (CZE) 27 JUN 2007
56:55.6h Arturo BARRIOS 12 DEC 1963 MEX MEX La Fléche (FRA) 30 MAR 1991
57:18.4h Dionisio CASTRO 22 NOV 1963 POR POR La Fléche (FRA) 31 MAR 1990
57:24.2h Jos HERMENS 08 JAN 1950 NED NED Arnhem (NED) 01 MAY 1976
57:31.6h Jos HERMENS 08 JAN 1950 NED NED Papendal (NED) 28 SEP 1975
57:44.4h Gaston ROELANTS 05 FEB 1937 BEL BEL Bruxelles (BEL) 20 SEP 1972
58:06.2h Gaston ROELANTS 05 FEB 1937 BEL BEL Leuven (BEL) 28 OCT 1966
59:22.8h Ron CLARKE 21 FEB 1937 AUS AUS Geelong (AUS) 27 OCT 1965
59:28.6h Bill BAILLIE 28 MAY 1934 NZL NZL Auckland (NZL) 24 AUG 1963
59:51.8h Emil ZÁTOPEK 19 SEP 1922 CZE CZE Stará Boleslav (TCH) 29 SEP 1951
1:01:15.8h Emil ZÁTOPEK 19 SEP 1922 CZE CZE Praha (TCH) 15 SEP 1951
1:02:40.0h Viljo HEINO 01 MAR 1914 FIN FIN Turku (FIN) 22 SEP 1949
1:03:01.2h András CSAPLÁR 16 NOV 1912 HUN HUN Budapest (HUN) 26 OCT 1941
1:04:00.2h Juan Carlos ZABALA 11 OCT 1911 ARG ARG München (GER) 19 APR 1936
1:04:38.4h Paavo NURMI 13 JUN 1897 FIN FIN Stockholm (SWE) 03 SEP 1930
1:06:29.0h Väinö SIPILÄ 24 DEC 1897 FIN FIN Stockholm (SWE) 19 JUN 1925
1:07:07.2h Ville KYRÖNEN 14 JAN 1891 FIN FIN Hamina (FIN) 31 AUG 1924
1:07:11.2h Albin STENROOS 24 FEB 1889 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 09 SEP 1923
1:07:40.2h Tatu KOLEHMAINEN 21 APR 1885 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 18 MAY 1913

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.