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Joshua Cheptegei’s recent record setting run in the 10k is now the best distance running performance ever, according to VDOT. If you take the world records from 1500m up to the marathon, Cheptegei’s 26:11 scores the highest VDOT ever (85.5). He now owns the top 2 best performances ever after recently breaking the 5k WR just two months ago. In both events he eclipsed Kenenisa Bekele’s records (26:17 10k (85.1) and 12:37 5k (85.0)).

Top 20 Performances By VDOT

  1. Joshua Cheptegei, 26:11 10k, 2020 – (85.5)
  2. Joshua Cheptegei, 12:35 5k, 2020 – (85.3)
  3. Kenenisa Bekele, 26:17 10k, 2005 – (85.1)
  4. Kenenisa Bekele, 12:37 5k, 2004 – (85.0)
  5. Kenenisa Bekele, 26:20 10k, 2004 – (84.9)
  6. Haile Gebrselassie, 26:22 10k, 1998 – (84.8)
  7. Haile Gebrselassie, 12:39 5k, 1998 – (84.8)
  8. Daniel Komen, 12:39 5k, 1997 – (84.8)
  9. Eliud Kipchoge, 2:01:39 Marathon, 2018 – (84.7)
  10. Geoffrey Kamworor, 58:01 Half, 2019 – (84.7)
  11. Kenenisa Bekele, 2:01:41 Marathon, 2019 – (84.6)
  12. Haile Gebrselassie, 12:41 5k, 1997 – (84.5)
  13. Paul Tergat, 26:27 10k, 1997 – (84.5)
  14. Abraham Kiptum, 58:18 Half, 2018 – (84.2)
  15. Haile Gebrselassie, 12:44 5k, 1995 – (84.1)
  16. Hicham El Guerrouj, 3:26 1500m, 1998 – (83.6)
  17. Bernard Lagat, 3:26 1500m, 2001 – (83.6)
  18. Asbel Kiprop, 3:26 1500m, 2015 – (83.6)
  19. Daniel Komen, 7:20 3k, 1996 – (83.6)
  20. Dennis Kimetto, 2:02:57 Half, 2014 – (83.6)

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