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Table 12 Running speed and age of half-marathoners and marathoners sorted by country

From: Male and female Ethiopian and Kenyan runners are the fastest and the youngest in both half and full marathon

Running speed Age
Country Women Country Men Country Women Country Men
Half-marathon
 Kenya 14.2 ± 5.1 Kenya 12.7 ± 4.8 Ethiopia 29.8 ± 7.7 Ethiopia 28.0 ± 5.2
 Ethiopia 12.8 ± 5.1 Ethiopia 11.1 ± 4.4 Kenya 30.2 ± 6.0 Kenya 29.7 ± 8.3
 Portugal 11.4 ± 3.5 Portugal 11.1 ± 2.9 Russia 35.2 ± 9.3 Russia 37.1 ± 9.0
 Liechtenstein 10.9 ± 2.5 Liechtenstein 10.5 ± 2.7 Czech Republic 35.6 ± 8.1 Czech Republic 37.5 ± 10.7
 Hungary 10.7 ± 2.4 Italy 10.4 ± 3.2 Argentina 38.1 ± 6.9 Poland 38.3 ± 11.3
 Italy 10.7 ± 3.1 Switzerland 10.4 ± 2.9 India 38.3 ± 8.9 South Africa 38.7 ± 9.3
 Switzerland 10.4 ± 2.9 Hungary 9.9 ± 2.9 Slovenia 38.5 ± 2.1 Canada 38.9 ± 11.9
 India 10.2 ± 1.2 France 9.5 ± 3.3 Ireland 38.5 ± 7.5 Australia 38.9 ± 9.9
 Spain 10.0 ± 3.0 Netherlands 9.5 ± 3.3 USA 38.5 ± 10.9 Argentina 39.2 ± 6.3
 Ireland 9.8 ± 3.0 Australia 9.5 ± 2.9 Great Britain 38.8 ± 9.6 India 39.3 ± 8.6
 Argentina 9.6 ± 3.1 Spain 9.4 ± 3.0 Poland 39.1 ± 9.9 Portugal 39.5 ± 9.2
 France 9.5 ± 3.3 Norway 9.1 ± 3.0 Canada 39.2 ± 10.0 USA 39.9 ± 10.8
 Netherlands 9.5 ± 3.2 Great Britain 9.0 ± 3.2 Greece 39.5 ± 9.3 Greece 39.9 ± 11.2
 Russia 9.5 ± 2.8 Israel 8.9 ± 3.3 Denmark 40.4 ± 9.8 Ireland 40.2 ± 9.2
 Norway 9.5 ± 2.9 Belgium 8.8 ± 3.0 Spain 40.6 ± 9.2 Spain 40.3 ± 9.6
 Great Britain 9.2 ± 3.1 Czech Republic 8.8 ± 3.4 Mexico 40.6 ± 8.5 Great Britain 40.4 ± 10.4
 Brazil 9.2 ± 2.5 Ireland 8.7 ± 3.1 Luxembourg 41.0 ± 9.8 Mexico 40.8 ± 9.0
 Mexico 9.2 ± 2.4 India 8.7 ± 2.5 Austria 41.1 ± 8.5 Switzerland 41.2 ± 10.3
 Czech Republic 9.1 ± 3.6 Mexico 8.7 ± 3.3 Liechtenstein 41.1 ± 9.7 Liechtenstein 41.2 ± 9.2
 Greece 8.8 ± 2.7 Greece 8.6 ± 3.1 Switzerland 41.3 ± 10.3 Luxembourg 41.3 ± 9.2
 USA 8.7 ± 3.1 Poland 8.5 ± 3.6 France 41.4 ± 9.5 Denmark 41.6 ± 10.7
 Denmark 8.6 ± 3.0 USA 8.1 ± 3.0 Belgium 42.0 ± 10.4 France 41.6 ± 9.6
 Israel 8.6 ± 3.6 Germany 8.4 ± 3.2 Portugal 42.3 ± 8.7 Slovenia 41.6 ± 16.2
 South Africa 8.5 ± 2.7 Argentina 8.4 ± 3.0 Australia 42.3 ± 8.7 Netherlands 41.7 ± 10.6
 Poland 8.5 ± 3.5 Russia 8.3 ± 2.7 Italy 42.3 ± 9.6 Belgium 41.8 ± 10.7
 Belgium 8.4 ± 3.0 Denmark 8.2 ± 2.9 Israel 42.5 ± 12.8 Finland 42.1 ± 11.7
 Germany 8.4 ± 3.2 Sweden 8.1 ± 3.1 Sweden 42.6 ± 11.9 Austria 42.3 ± 9.1
 Australia 8.2 ± 2.9 Brazil 8.0 ± 2.9 South Africa 43.3 ± 9.9 Norway 42.5 ± 12.6
 Sweden 8.2 ± 3.1 Austria 7.9 ± 3.1 Germany 43.3 ± 9.7 Israel 42.6 ± 11.9
 Luxembourg 8.1 ± 2.8 Slovenia 7.9 ± 3.1 Brazil 43.7 ± 10.9 Italy 42.8 ± 9.5
 Austria 7.9 ± 3.1 South Africa 7.8 ± 3.2 Netherlands 44.1 ± 9.7 Greece 43.1 ± 9.9
 Canada 7.2 ± 3.3 Luxembourg 7.8 ± 2.9 Finland 45.6 ± 10.7 Sweden 43.4 ± 11.8
 Slovenia 7.1 ± 2.9 Canada 7.4 ± 3.1 Hungary 48.1 ± 11.5 Hungary 44.2 ± 13.1
 Finland 6.6 ± 2.8 Finland 7.0 ± 2.6 Norway 48.3 ± 13.5 Brazil 44.6 ± 9.9
 Japan 6.2 ± 2.6 Japan 6.5 ± 2.9 Japan 48.8 ± 14.2 Japan 49.5 ± 15.8
Marathon
 Ethiopia 18.8 ± 0.3 Kenya 17.8 ± 1.3 Ethiopia 26.3 ± 5.5 Ethiopia 27.2 ± 4.6
 Kenya 18.3 ± 0.1 Ethiopia 16.1 ± 1.6 Kenya 33.5 ± 2.1 Kenya 29.2 ± 6.0
 Liechtenstein 16.6 ± 3.5 Liechtenstein 16.6 ± 3.5 Poland 38.5 ± 11.6 Liechtenstein 40.3 ± 9.0
 Italy 15.8 ± 4.1 Switzerland 14.7 ± 4.0 Great Britain 39.0 ± 10.4 Great Britain 40.4 ± 10.2
 Switzerland 15.0 ± 4.1 Belgium 14.4 ± 3.9 Canada 40.2 ± 10.0 Poland 40.5 ± 13.1
 Japan 14.1 ± 4.4 Spain 14.2 ± 3.9 Liechtenstein 41.2 ± 10.3 USA 41.3 ± 10.6
 Spain 13.6 ± 2.8 Italy 13.6 ± 3.9 Austria 41.5 ± 8.5 Canada 41.4 ± 11.1
 France 13.4 ± 3.9 France 13.3 ± 3.8 Spain 41.8 ± 7.8 Switzerland 41.8 ± 10.5
 Great Britain 13.2 ± 3.9 Great Britain 13.3 ± 3.9 Switzerland 41.9 ± 10.7 Belgium 42.1 ± 11.0
 Poland 12.9 ± 3.4 Germany 12.9 ± 3.6 USA 43.3 ± 16.5 Spain 42.3 ± 9.5
 Germany 12.9 ± 3.8 USA 12.8 ± 3.9 Belgium 43.4 ± 11.7 Austria 42.9 ± 8.5
 Austria 12.4 ± 3.0 Austria 12.3 ± 2.9 France 43.6 ± 9.2 France 43.2 ± 9.7
 USA 12.3 ± 3.8 Japan 12.1 ± 4.1 Germany 43.8 ± 10.2 Germany 43.4 ± 9.6
 Canada 11.9 ± 4.4 Poland 11.9 ± 3.3 Italy 45.0 ± 12.2 Italy 43.5 ± 9.9
 Belgium 11.6 ± 2.6 Canada 11.8 ± 4.3 Japan 51.8 ± 14.9 Japan 48.0 ± 15.5