# Your question: How fast does an Olympian run a km?

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## How fast do Olympians run a km?

World record pace in context

When the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Kipchoge recorded a WR of 2:01:39 for the marathon in Berlin it went down to running each kilometre in 2 minutes 53 seconds. The average finish for a recreational runner for the 5km is around 30 minutes.

## How fast are Olympic runners?

The Olympic record time of 2 hours and 6 minutes means running 5km in 14 minutes 50 second EIGHT times in a row. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is the world’s fastest marathon runner.

## How fast do Olympians run 10km?

The world record for men is held by Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda in 26:11.00, posted at Valencia, Spain on 7 October 2020. For women, the world track 10,000-metre record is held by Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia in 29:17.45 to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics on 12 August 2016.

## What’s the world record for 5km?

The official world records in the 5000 metres are held by Joshua Cheptegei with 12:35.36 for men and Letesenbet Gidey with 14:06.62 for women. The first world record in the men’s 5000 m was recognized by World Athletics (formerly called the International Association of Athletics Federations, or IAAF) in 1912.

## Why is Tokyo track fast?

The guy whose company made the track for the Tokyo Olympic stadium says it’s “1-2% faster” than the track used at the Rio Olympics (which is the same material used at many other tracks), due to a surface that returns more energy to the runners.

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## Is 19 minutes good for a 5K?

The average 5K time for an advanced/elite runner is under 17 minutes for men and under 19 minutes for women.

## Is 18 minutes a good 5K time?

18:00 5k is very fast for most people, even with maximal training. Some high school kids and adults can hit 18 minutes on under 20 miles per week of running.

## Is 22 minutes a good 5K time?

They suggest that females run, on average, at a pace of 13 minutes per mile with a finish time of about 42 minutes and that males run about 11 minutes per mile with a finish time of close to 35 minutes. … Very advanced runners may be able to complete a 5K in less than 20 minutes.