Great North Run: What are the record finish times for the northern marathon?

GOING strong since 1981, the Great North Run is one of the top distance running events of the year – for pros and amateurs alike.

Here's some of the top recorded times from the event’s history.

What are the record finish times for men at the Great North Run?

Kenyan long-distance runner Marin Mathathi holds the current men's course record with his run of 58:56 in 2011.

Here’s the top 5:

1 – Martin Mathathi (Kenya) – Ran the course in 58:56 in 2011.

2 – Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea) – Ran the course in 59:05 in 2005.

3 – Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – Ran the course in 59:06 in 2012.

4 – Mo Farah (United Kingdom) – Ran the course in 59:22 in 2015.

5 – Martin Lel (Kenya) – Ran the course in 59:32 in 2009

What are the record finish times for women at the Great North Run?

A fellow Kenyan, Brigid Kosgei, also holds the record for the women’s course record with her run of 1:04:28

Here’s the top 5:

1 – Lucy Wangui (Kenya) – Ran the course in 1:07:06 in 2019

2 – Mary Keitany (Kenya) – Ran the course in 1:05:39 in 2014.

3 – Paula Radcliffe (United Kingdom) – Ran the course in 1:05:40 in 2003.

4 – Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) – Ran the course in 1:05:45 in 2013.

5 – Mary Keitany (Kenya) – Ran the course 1:05:59 in 2017.

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