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The ONE HOUR RUN is an athletics event in which competitors try to cover as much distance as possible within one hour. While officially recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations as a track event, it is rarely contested apart from occasional world record attempts.

The event has a long history, with first recorded races dating back to the late 17th century. The first athlete to run more than 20 kilometers in one hour was Emil Zátopek , in September 1951. Zátopek also set the 20,000 meters world record in the same race, and since that time most men's 20,000 m world records were set _en route_ to one hour world records.

The men's world record is 21,285 m, set by Haile Gebrselassie on 27 June 2007, while the women's world record is 18,517 m, set by Dire Tune on 12 June 2008.

CONTENTS

* 1 Men\'s world record progression * 2 Women\'s world record progression * 3 External links * 4 References

MEN\'S WORLD RECORD PROGRESSION

DISTANCE ATHLETE COUNTRY VENUE DATE

18,742 m Alfred Shrubb Great Britain Glasgow
Glasgow
1904-11-05

19,021 m Jean Bouin France
France
Stockholm
Stockholm
1913-07-06

19,210 m Paavo Nurmi Finland
Finland
Berlin
Berlin
1928-10-07

19,339 m Viljo Heino Finland
Finland
Turku
Turku
1945-09-30

19,558 m Emil Zátopek Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
Prague
Prague
1951-09-15

20,052 m Emil Zátopek Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
Stará Boleslav 1951-09-29

20,190 m Bill Baillie New Zealand
New Zealand
Auckland
Auckland
1963-08-24

20,232 m Ron Clarke Australia
Australia
Geelong
Geelong
1965-10-27

20,664 m Gaston Roelants
Gaston Roelants
Belgium
Belgium
Leuven
Leuven
1966-10-28

20,784 m Gaston Roelants
Gaston Roelants
Belgium
Belgium
Brussels
Brussels
1972-09-20

20,907 m Jos Hermens Netherlands
Netherlands
Papendal 1975-09-28

20,944 m Jos Hermens Netherlands
Netherlands
Papendal 1976-05-01

21,101 m Arturo Barrios Mexico
Mexico
La Flèche 1991-03-30

21,285 m Haile Gebrselassie