Marathon Running Times

What is a good marathon time?

A good marathon time is 03:49:37. This is the average marathon time across all ages and genders. The fastest marathon time is 02:01:39.

Male Marathon Running Times

A good marathon time for a man is 03:36:17. This is the average marathon time across men of all ages. The fastest marathon time ran by a man is 02:01:39.

Average marathon run time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 05:56:16 04:59:34 04:18:51 03:48:10 03:24:14 02:25:35
15 05:08:18 04:19:14 03:44:00 03:17:27 02:56:44 02:05:59
20 04:57:42 04:10:19 03:36:17 03:10:40 02:50:40 02:01:39
25 04:57:42 04:10:19 03:36:17 03:10:40 02:50:40 02:01:39
30 04:57:42 04:10:19 03:36:17 03:10:40 02:50:40 02:01:39
35 04:59:20 04:11:42 03:37:29 03:11:43 02:51:36 02:02:19
40 05:07:02 04:18:10 03:43:04 03:16:38 02:56:01 02:05:28
45 05:19:43 04:28:50 03:52:18 03:24:46 03:03:17 02:10:39
50 05:33:40 04:40:33 04:02:25 03:33:42 03:11:17 02:16:21
55 05:48:53 04:53:21 04:13:29 03:43:26 03:20:00 02:22:34
60 06:05:32 05:07:21 04:25:35 03:54:07 03:29:33 02:29:22
65 06:23:53 05:22:46 04:38:54 04:05:51 03:40:04 02:36:52
70 06:44:09 05:39:49 04:53:38 04:18:50 03:51:41 02:45:09
75 07:11:53 06:03:08 05:13:47 04:36:36 04:07:35 02:56:29
80 07:56:42 06:40:49 05:46:21 05:05:18 04:33:17 03:14:48
85 09:09:03 07:41:40 06:38:55 05:51:39 05:14:45 03:44:22
90 11:12:55 09:25:48 08:08:54 07:10:58 06:25:46 04:34:59
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 08:27 07:06 06:08 05:24 04:50 03:27
15 07:18 06:09 05:19 04:41 04:11 02:59
20 07:03 05:56 05:08 04:31 04:03 02:53
25 07:03 05:56 05:08 04:31 04:03 02:53
30 07:03 05:56 05:08 04:31 04:03 02:53
35 07:06 05:58 05:09 04:33 04:04 02:54
40 07:17 06:07 05:17 04:40 04:10 02:58
45 07:35 06:22 05:30 04:51 04:21 03:06
50 07:54 06:39 05:45 05:04 04:32 03:14
55 08:16 06:57 06:00 05:18 04:44 03:23
60 08:40 07:17 06:18 05:33 04:58 03:32
65 09:06 07:39 06:37 05:50 05:13 03:43
70 09:35 08:03 06:58 06:08 05:29 03:55
75 10:14 08:36 07:26 06:33 05:52 04:11
80 11:18 09:30 08:12 07:14 06:29 04:37
85 13:01 10:56 09:27 08:20 07:28 05:19
90 15:57 13:25 11:35 10:13 09:09 06:31
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 13:35 11:26 09:52 08:42 07:47 05:33
15 11:46 09:53 08:33 07:32 06:44 04:48
20 11:21 09:33 08:15 07:16 06:31 04:38
25 11:21 09:33 08:15 07:16 06:31 04:38
30 11:21 09:33 08:15 07:16 06:31 04:38
35 11:25 09:36 08:18 07:19 06:33 04:40
40 11:43 09:51 08:30 07:30 06:43 04:47
45 12:12 10:15 08:52 07:49 06:59 04:59
50 12:44 10:42 09:15 08:09 07:18 05:12
55 13:18 11:11 09:40 08:31 07:38 05:26
60 13:57 11:43 10:08 08:56 08:00 05:42
65 14:38 12:19 10:38 09:23 08:24 05:59
70 15:25 12:58 11:12 09:52 08:50 06:18
75 16:28 13:51 11:58 10:33 09:27 06:44
80 18:11 15:17 13:13 11:39 10:25 07:26
85 20:56 17:36 15:13 13:25 12:00 08:33
90 25:40 21:35 18:39 16:26 14:43 10:29

Female Marathon Running Times

A good marathon time for a woman is 04:10:19. This is the average marathon time across women of all ages. The fastest marathon time ran by a woman is 02:14:04.

Average marathon run time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 06:44:59 05:51:10 05:03:18 04:27:14 04:03:20 02:42:27
15 06:00:10 05:12:18 04:29:44 03:57:40 03:36:25 02:24:28
20 05:36:23 04:51:41 04:11:55 03:41:58 03:22:07 02:14:56
25 05:34:14 04:49:49 04:10:19 03:40:33 03:20:50 02:14:04
30 05:34:14 04:49:49 04:10:19 03:40:33 03:20:50 02:14:04
35 05:35:33 04:50:57 04:11:18 03:41:25 03:21:37 02:14:35
40 05:42:23 04:56:53 04:16:25 03:45:56 03:25:44 02:17:20
45 05:55:46 05:08:29 04:26:26 03:54:45 03:33:46 02:22:42
50 06:16:44 05:26:40 04:42:08 04:08:36 03:46:22 02:31:07
55 06:41:47 05:48:23 05:00:54 04:25:07 04:01:25 02:41:09
60 07:10:23 06:13:11 05:22:19 04:44:00 04:18:36 02:52:38
65 07:43:23 06:41:48 05:47:02 05:05:46 04:38:26 03:05:52
70 08:21:52 07:15:09 06:15:51 05:31:10 05:01:33 03:21:18
75 09:07:40 07:54:52 06:50:09 06:01:23 05:29:04 03:39:40
80 10:17:49 08:55:42 07:42:41 06:47:41 06:11:13 04:07:49
85 12:19:57 10:41:36 09:14:09 08:08:16 07:24:36 04:56:48
90 16:16:10 14:06:25 12:11:03 10:44:08 09:46:32 06:31:33
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 09:36 08:19 07:11 06:20 05:46 03:51
15 08:32 07:24 06:24 05:38 05:08 03:25
20 07:58 06:55 05:58 05:16 04:47 03:12
25 07:55 06:52 05:56 05:14 04:46 03:11
30 07:55 06:52 05:56 05:14 04:46 03:11
35 07:57 06:54 05:57 05:15 04:47 03:11
40 08:07 07:02 06:05 05:21 04:53 03:15
45 08:26 07:19 06:19 05:34 05:04 03:23
50 08:56 07:45 06:41 05:53 05:22 03:35
55 09:31 08:15 07:08 06:17 05:43 03:49
60 10:12 08:51 07:38 06:44 06:08 04:05
65 10:59 09:31 08:13 07:15 06:36 04:24
70 11:54 10:19 08:54 07:51 07:09 04:46
75 12:59 11:15 09:43 08:34 07:48 05:12
80 14:39 12:42 10:58 09:40 08:48 05:52
85 17:32 15:12 13:08 11:34 10:32 07:02
90 23:08 20:04 17:20 15:16 13:54 09:17
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 15:27 13:24 11:34 10:12 09:17 06:12
15 13:44 11:55 10:17 09:04 08:15 05:31
20 12:50 11:07 09:37 08:28 07:43 05:09
25 12:45 11:03 09:33 08:25 07:40 05:07
30 12:45 11:03 09:33 08:25 07:40 05:07
35 12:48 11:06 09:35 08:27 07:41 05:08
40 13:04 11:19 09:47 08:37 07:51 05:14
45 13:34 11:46 10:10 08:57 08:09 05:27
50 14:22 12:28 10:46 09:29 08:38 05:46
55 15:19 13:17 11:29 10:07 09:12 06:09
60 16:25 14:14 12:18 10:50 09:52 06:35
65 17:40 15:19 13:14 11:40 10:37 07:05
70 19:08 16:36 14:20 12:38 11:30 07:41
75 20:53 18:07 15:39 13:47 12:33 08:23
80 23:34 20:26 17:39 15:33 14:10 09:27
85 28:13 24:28 21:08 18:37 16:57 11:19
90 37:14 32:17 27:53 24:34 22:22 14:56

What do the running abilities mean?

Beginner Faster than 5% of runners. A beginner runner has started running and has run for at least a month.
Novice Faster than 20% of runners. A novice runner has run regularly for at least six months.
Intermediate Faster than 50% of runners. An intermediate runner has run regularly for at least two years.
Advanced Faster than 80% of runners. An advanced runner has run for over five years.
Elite Faster than 95% of runners. An elite runner has dedicated over five years to become competitive at running.

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