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Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) 

Kipchoge holds the current men's marathon world record with a timing of 2:01:39

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Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) 

Kosgei holds the women's marathon world record, with a timing of 2:14:04

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Mo Farah
(Britain) 

Farah won gold in 5,000m and 10,000m races at 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics

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Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) 

She won 4 Olympic medals in 5,000m and 10,000m, including a 5000m gold at Rio 2016

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Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 

Current 10,000m world-record holder, Bekele has won 4 Olympic medals (3 gold)

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Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) 

She won 10,000m gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with a world record of 29:17.45

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Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda)

Current 10,000m world champion, Cheptegei holds the 15km road race world record 

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Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) 

She has won 6 Olympic medals, including 3 gold and holds the 5,000m world record 

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Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya) 

Kamworor has the men's half-marathon world record to his name 

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Ababel Yeshaneh (Ethiopia) 

Yeshaneh broke the women's half-marathon world record in February 2020

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