T&FN World Rankings By Athlete
1956–2017

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Tomoe Abe (Japan) 1993 5
Tomoe Abe (Japan) 1994 4
Gillian Adams (Great Britain) 1979 4
Berhane Adere (Ethiopia) 2006 4
Elfenesh Alemu (Ethiopia) 2000 9
Elfenesh Alemu (Ethiopia) 2004 4
Manuella Angenvoorth (West Germany) 1976 6
Manuella Angenvoorth (West Germany) 1977 5
Olga Appell (US) 1994 10
Yuko Arimori (Japan) 1991 8
Yuko Arimori (Japan) 1992 7
Yuko Arimori (Japan) 1996 4
Tatyana Arkhipova (Russia) 2012 7
Miyoko Asahina (Japan) 1994 9
Junko Asari (Japan) 1993 1
Junko Asari (Japan) 1994 6
Junko Asari (Japan) 1995 10
Junko Asari (Japan) 1998 10
Xue Bai (China) 2009 3
Gayle Barron (US) 1976 4
Gayle Barron (US) 1977 6
Gayle Barron (US) 1978 3
Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) 2009 10
Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) 2010 2
Bezunesh Bekele (Ethiopia) 2009 5
Bezunesh Bekele (Ethiopia) 2010 9
Carla Beurskens (Holland) 1985 7
Carla Beurskens (Holland) 1986 7
Carla Beurskens (Holland) 1987 5
Carla Beurskens (Holland) 1990 8
Marilyn Bevans (US) 1977 10
Madina Biktagirova (Belarus) 1992 10
Madina Biktagirova (Belarus) 1997 4
Madina Biktagirova (Russia) 2002 10
Alevtina Biktimirova (Russia) 2008 8
Laurie Binder (US) 1981 10
Galina Bogomolova (Russia) 2006 5
Julie Brown (US) 1978 4
Julie Brown (US) 1982 3
Julie Brown (US) 1983 6
Marguerite Buist (New Zealand) 1989 9
Patti Catalano (US) 1978 5
Patti Catalano (US) 1979 6
Patti Catalano (US) 1980 2
Patti Catalano (US) 1981 3
Anuţa Cătună (Romania) 1995 3
Rose Chelimo (Bahrain) 2017 3
Sarah Chepchirchir (Kenya) 2017 6
Joyce Chepchumba (Kenya) 1996 10
Joyce Chepchumba (Kenya) 1997 6
Joyce Chepchumba (Kenya) 1998 4
Joyce Chepchumba (Kenya) 1999 2
Joyce Chepchumba (Kenya) 2000 3
Joyce Chepchumba (Kenya) 2001 10
Joyce Chepchumba (Kenya) 2002 7
Susan Chepkemei (Kenya) 2001 7
Susan Chepkemei (Kenya) 2004 7
Susan Chepkemei (Kenya) 2005 7
Gladys Cherono (Kenya) 2015 4
Gladys Cherono (Kenya) 2017 8
Sharon Cherop (Kenya) 2010 7
Sharon Cherop (Kenya) 2011 9
Sharon Cherop (Kenya) 2012 10
Sharon Cherop (Kenya) 2013 7
Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) 2017 9
Masako Chiba (Japan) 2003 4
Nancy Conz (US) 1980 7
Nancy Conz (US) 1981 9
Marty Cooksey (US) 1978 2
Aurora Cunha (Portugal) 1989 6
Firehiwot Dado Tufa (Ethiopia) 2011 4
Cindy Dalrymple (US) 1977 9
Cindy Dalrymple (US) 1978 9
Mamitu Daska (Ethiopia) 2010 8
Mamitu Daska (Ethiopia) 2011 10
Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia) 2011 6
Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia) 2014 4
Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2014 2
Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2014 9
Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2015 1
Birhane Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2015 8
Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2016 9
Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2017 2
Marianne Dickerson (US) 1983 3
Constantina Dita (Romania) 2005 4
Constantina Dita (Romania) 2007 10
Constantina Dita (Romania) 2008 2
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (East Germany) 1984 6
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (East Germany) 1985 4
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (East Germany) 1986 8
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (East Germany) 1987 4
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (East Germany) 1988 3
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (Germany) 1991 4
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (Germany) 1992 5
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (Germany) 1993 7
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (Germany) 1994 3
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (Germany) 1996 2
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (Germany) 1997 8
Katrin Dörre-Heinig (Germany) 1999 9
Teyiba Erkesso (Ethiopia) 2010 5
Adriana Fernández (Mexico) 1999 8
Ornella Ferrara (Italy) 1995 6
Franca Fiacconi (Italy) 1998 6
Shalane Flanagan (US) 2014 10
Shalane Flanagan (US) 2017 5
Laura Fogli (Italy) 1982 6
Laura Fogli (Italy) 1983 8
Laura Fogli (Italy) 1984 10
Laura Fogli (Italy) 1985 9
Laura Fogli (Italy) 1986 5
Laura Fogli (Italy) 1988 8
Nobuko Fujimura (Japan) 1994 5
Nobuko Fujimura (Japan) 1996 5
Jacqueline Gareau (Canada) 1979 5
Jacqueline Gareau (Canada) 1980 5
Jacqueline Gareau (Canada) 1983 7
Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) 2012 1
Tatyana Gladyr (Ukraine) 2006 7
Amane Gobena (Ethiopia) 2010 6
Miki Gorman (US) 1976 3
Miki Gorman (US) 1977 2
Carol Gould (Great Britain) 1979 8
Lidiya Grigoryeva (Russia) 2007 7
Lidiya Grigoryeva (Russia) 2008 9
Beth Guerin (US) 1979 10
Mun Gyong Ae (North Korea) 1989 10
Atsede Habtamu (Ethiopia) 2009 6
Jackie Hansen (US) 1976 8
Yumiko Hara (Japan) 2005 10
Jordan Hasay (US) 2017 7
Elizabeth Hassall (Australia) 1979 9
Doris Heritage (US) 1976 10
Harumi Hiroyama (Japan) 2000 6
Ari Ichihashi (Japan) 1999 6
Makiko Ito (Japan) 1997 5
Zoya Ivanova (Soviet Union) 1981 4
Zoya Ivanova (Soviet Union) 1982 8
Zoya Ivanova (Soviet Union) 1985 8
Zoya Ivanova (Soviet Union) 1987 3
Eunice Jepkirui (Bahrain) 2015 9
Eunice Jepkirui (Bahrain) 2016 4
Rita Jeptoo (Kenya) 2006 3
Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) 2011 5
Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) 2012 3
Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) 2013 1
Rita Jeptoo (Kenya) 2013 2
Olivera Jevtić (Yugoslavia) 2004 10
Kim Jones (US) 1989 3
Kim Jones (US) 1991 5
Daniele Kaber (Luxembourg) 1988 10
Lucy Kabuu (Kenya) 2012 4
Angela Kanana (Kenya) 1995 9
Deena Kastor (US) 2003 9
Deena Kastor (US) 2004 3
Deena Kastor (US) 2005 5
Deena Kastor (US) 2006 1
Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) 2010 3
Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) 2012 5
Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) 2013 5
Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) 2016 5
Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2011 2
Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2012 2
Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2014 7
Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2015 2
Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2017 1
Sinikka Keskitalo (Finland) 1986 9
Yekaterina Khramenkova (Soviet Union) 1986 10
Yekaterina Khramenkova (Soviet Union) 1987 10
Caroline Kilel (Kenya) 2011 7
Lornah Kiplagat (Kenya) 2000 10
Lornah Kiplagat (Kenya) 2002 9
Lornah Kiplagat (Holland) 2003 8
Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) 2010 4
Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) 2011 3
Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) 2011 8
Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) 2012 6
Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) 2013 3
Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) 2013 6
Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) 2014 3
Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) 2014 5
Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) 2015 6
Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) 2016 2
Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) 2016 8
Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) 2017 4
Agnes Kiprop (Kenya) 2009 4
Helah Kiprop (Kenya) 2015 10
Helah Kiprop (Kenya) 2016 7
Lyubov Klochko (Soviet Union) 1989 7
Yumi Kokamo (Japan) 1992 9
Renata Kokowska (Poland) 1990 7
Renata Kokowska (Poland) 1991 10
Martha Komu (Kenya) 2008 6
Salina Kosgei (Kenya) 2007 9
Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) 2017 10
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1977 7
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1980 6
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1981 7
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1982 7
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1984 4
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1985 2
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1986 2
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1987 2
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1988 4
Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway) 1989 1
Chantal Langlacé (France) 1976 9
Chantal Langlacé (France) 1977 4
Francie Larrieu Smith (US) 1990 5
Francie Larrieu Smith (US) 1991 6
Maria Lelut (France) 1987 9
Ritva Lemettinen (Finland) 1995 8
Tegla Loroupe (Kenya) 1994 7
Tegla Loroupe (Kenya) 1995 5
Tegla Loroupe (Kenya) 1997 2
Tegla Loroupe (Kenya) 1998 3
Tegla Loroupe (Kenya) 1999 1
Tegla Loroupe (Kenya) 2000 4
Manuela Machado (Portugal) 1993 6
Manuela Machado (Portugal) 1995 2
Manuela Machado (Portugal) 1996 6
Manuela Machado (Portugal) 1997 10
Manuela Machado (Portugal) 1998 7
Manuela Machado (Portugal) 1999 10
Izumi Maki (Japan) 1996 8
Rita Marchisio (Italy) 1982 9
Olga Markova (Russia) 1992 3
Olga Markova (Russia) 1993 3
Veronique Marot (Great Britain) 1989 2
Carey May (Ireland) 1983 9
Liz McColgan (Great Britain) 1991 7
Liz McColgan (Great Britain) 1992 4
Liz McColgan (Great Britain) 1996 7
Liz McColgan (Great Britain) 1998 8
Catherina McKiernan (Ireland) 1997 3
Catherina McKiernan (Ireland) 1998 1
Meselech Melkamu (Ethiopia) 2016 6
Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia) 2009 7
Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia) 2010 10
Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia) 2012 8
Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia) 2015 3
Kim Merritt (US) 1976 2
Kim Merritt (US) 1977 3
Kim Merritt (US) 1979 7
Elana Meyer (South Africa) 1994 8
Elana Meyer (South Africa) 1995 7
Irina Mikitenko (Germany) 2008 1
Irina Mikitenko (Germany) 2009 1
Bente Moe (Norway) 1987 8
Lorraine Moller (New Zealand) 1980 3
Lorraine Moller (New Zealand) 1981 2
Lorraine Moller (New Zealand) 1984 5
Lorraine Moller (New Zealand) 1986 6
Lorraine Moller (New Zealand) 1992 8
Sarolta Monspart (Hungary) 1976 7
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1982 4
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1983 5
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1984 3
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1985 3
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1986 3
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1987 1
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1988 1
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1990 1
Rosa Mota (Portugal) 1991 2
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2000 5
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2001 1
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2002 3
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2003 2
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2004 2
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2005 2
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2006 8
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2007 4
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 2008 3
Mizuki Noguchi (Japan) 2003 3
Mizuki Noguchi (Japan) 2004 1
Mizuki Noguchi (Japan) 2005 6
Mizuki Noguchi (Japan) 2007 6
Margaret Okayo (Kenya) 2001 4
Margaret Okayo (Kenya) 2002 2
Margaret Okayo (Kenya) 2003 7
Margaret Okayo (Kenya) 2004 9
Lisa Ondieki (Australia) 1984 7
Lisa Ondieki (Australia) 1985 6
Lisa Ondieki (Australia) 1986 4
Lisa Ondieki (Australia) 1988 2
Lisa Ondieki (Australia) 1990 3
Lisa Ondieki (Australia) 1992 2
Yoshimi Ozaki (Japan) 2009 8
Wanda Panfil (Poland) 1989 5
Wanda Panfil (Poland) 1990 2
Wanda Panfil (Poland) 1991 1
Lauri Pedrinen (US) 1978 10
Sue Petersen (US) 1978 6
Lyudmila Petrova (Russia) 2006 10
Uta Pippig (West Germany) 1990 4
Uta Pippig (Germany) 1993 4
Uta Pippig (Germany) 1994 1
Uta Pippig (Germany) 1995 1
Uta Pippig (Germany) 1996 9
Tatyana Polovinskaya (Soviet Union) 1988 5
Jeļena Prokopčuka (Latvia) 2005 3
Jeļena Prokopčuka (Latvia) 2006 2
Jeļena Prokopčuka (Latvia) 2007 8
Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) 2002 1
Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) 2003 1
Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) 2004 6
Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) 2005 1
Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) 2007 3
Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain) 2008 5
Leal Reinhart (US) 1977 8
Marleen Renders (Belgium) 1997 7
Marleen Renders (Belgium) 1998 9
Fatuma Roba (Ethiopia) 1996 1
Fatuma Roba (Ethiopia) 1998 5
Fatuma Roba (Ethiopia) 1999 4
Allison Roe (New Zealand) 1981 1
Caroline Rotich (Kenya) 2015 7
Sylvia Ruegger (Canada) 1984 9
Sylvia Ruegger (Canada) 1985 10
Naoko Sakamoto (Japan) 2003 5
Joan Samuelson (US) 1979 3
Joan Samuelson (US) 1980 9
Joan Samuelson (US) 1981 6
Joan Samuelson (US) 1982 2
Joan Samuelson (US) 1983 2
Joan Samuelson (US) 1984 1
Joan Samuelson (US) 1985 1
Nanae Sasaki (Japan) 1983 10
Julie Shea (US) 1981 8
Yoko Shibui (Japan) 2001 8
Yoko Shibui (Japan) 2002 6
Yoko Shibui (Japan) 2004 8
Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) 2009 2
Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) 2010 1
Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) 2011 1
Lidia Simon (Romania) 1997 9
Lidia Simon (Romania) 1999 3
Lidia Simon (Romania) 2000 2
Lidia Simon (Romania) 2001 5
Raisa Smekhnova (Soviet Union) 1983 4
Joyce Smith (Great Britain) 1979 2
Joyce Smith (Great Britain) 1980 4
Joyce Smith (Great Britain) 1982 10
Małgorzata Sobańska (Poland) 1995 4
Jong Song Ok (North Korea) 1999 5
Claire Spauwen (Holland) 1976 5
Linda Staudt (Canada) 1980 8
Valeria Straneo (Italy) 2013 10
Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) 2013 4
Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) 2014 6
Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) 2016 1
Yingjie Sun (China) 2003 10
Hiromi Suzuki (Japan) 1997 1
Feyse Tadesse (Ethiopia) 2013 9
Feyse Tadesse (Ethiopia) 2014 8
Magarsa Tafa (Ethiopia) 2008 10
Naoko Takahashi (Japan) 1998 2
Naoko Takahashi (Japan) 2000 1
Naoko Takahashi (Japan) 2001 3
Naoko Takahashi (Japan) 2002 5
Charlotte Teske (West Germany) 1981 5
Charlotte Teske (West Germany) 1982 5
Heather Tolford (US) 1978 8
Reiko Tosa (Japan) 2000 8
Reiko Tosa (Japan) 2001 9
Reiko Tosa (Japan) 2004 5
Reiko Tosa (Japan) 2007 5
Tirfe Tsegaye (Ethiopia) 2012 9
Tirfe Tsegaye (Ethiopia) 2013 8
Tirfe Tsegaye (Ethiopia) 2014 1
Tirfe Tsegaye (Ethiopia) 2016 3
Tigist Tufa (Ethiopia) 2015 5
Tigist Tufa (Ethiopia) 2016 10
Derartu Tulu (Ethiopia) 2001 2
Derartu Tulu (Ethiopia) 2005 8
Dire Tune (Ethiopia) 2008 4
Christa Vahlensieck (West Germany) 1976 1
Christa Vahlensieck (West Germany) 1977 1
Christa Vahlensieck (West Germany) 1978 7
Frith van der Merwe (South Africa) 1990 9
Ria van Landeghem (Belgium) 1988 9
Jocelyne Villeton (France) 1987 7
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1978 1
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1979 1
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1980 1
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1982 1
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1983 1
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1984 2
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1985 5
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1986 1
Grete Waitz (Norway) 1988 7
Gete Wami (Ethiopia) 2002 8
Gete Wami (Ethiopia) 2006 6
Gete Wami (Ethiopia) 2007 2
Junxia Wang (China) 1993 2
Esther Wanjiru (Kenya) 2000 7
Lisa Weidenbach (US) 1989 4
Lisa Weidenbach (US) 1990 6
Priscilla Welch (Great Britain) 1984 8
Priscilla Welch (Great Britain) 1987 6
Marja Wokke (Holland) 1980 10
Eri Yamaguchi (Japan) 1999 7
Yoshiko Yamamoto (Japan) 1992 6
Sachiko Yamashita (Japan) 1991 3
Mara Yamauchi (Great Britain) 2009 9
Valentina Yegorova (Soviet Union) 1991 9
Valentina Yegorova (Russia) 1992 1
Valentina Yegorova (Russia) 1993 10
Valentina Yegorova (Russia) 1994 2
Valentina Yegorova (Russia) 1996 3
Svetlana Zakharova (Russia) 2001 6
Svetlana Zakharova (Russia) 2002 4
Svetlana Zakharova (Russia) 2003 6
Linli Zhang (China) 1993 8
Lirong Zhang (China) 1993 9
Youfeng Zhao (China) 1988 6
Youfeng Zhao (China) 1989 8
Youfeng Zhao (China) 1990 10
Chunxiu Zhou (China) 2005 9
Chunxiu Zhou (China) 2006 9
Chunxiu Zhou (China) 2007 1
Chunxiu Zhou (China) 2008 7