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The Top 10 Fastest Female Marathon Times of All-Time

The Top 10 Female Marathon Times of all-time.  

Women seem to run fastest at London, Chicago, Berlin, and Dubai.

No one has come close to Paula Radcliffe’s 2:15:25 that she set in London back in 2003..

Runner (Country) Time Date Location
1. Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) 2:15:25 Apr 13, 2003 London
2. Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) 2:18:20 Oct 9, 2011 Chicago
3. Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2:18:37 Apr 22, 2012 London
4. Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2:18:47 Oct 7, 2001 Chicago
5. Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) 2:18:58 Apr 15, 2012 Rotterdam
6. Mizuki Noguchi (Japan) 2:19:12 Sept 25, 2005 Berlin
7. Irinia Mikitenko (Germany) 2:19:19 Sept 28, 2008 Berlin
8. Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia) 2:19:31 Jan 27, 2012 Dubai
9. Lucy Kabuu (Kenya) 2:19:34 Jan 27, 2012 Dubai
10. Deena Kastor (United States) 2:19:36 Apr 23, 2006 London

Related: The Top 10 Fastest Male Marathon Times of All-Time



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Joshua Holmes has completed 325 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 62 including races such as the Badwater 135 (9x), Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (4x). He is the founder of Run It Fast, the most driven club on the planet. His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Barkley Fall Classic, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Follow @joshuaholmes on Instagram

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