Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World Records 29:31.78 Junxia Wang 9 JAN 1973 CHN CHN Beijing (NOCAS) 08 SEP 1993
World Leading 2016 30:07.00 Almaz Ayana 21 NOV 1991 ETH ETH Hengelo (Blankers-Koen Stadion) 29 JUN 2016
IAAF World Championships Record 30:04.18 Berhane Adere 23 NOV 1973 ETH ETH Paris Saint-Denis (Stade de France) 23 AUG 2003
Olympic Games Records 29:54.66 Tirunesh Dibaba 1 JUN 1985 ETH ETH Beijing (National Stadium) 15 AUG 2008
Area Records - AFRICA 29:53.80 Meselech Melkamu 27 APR 1985 ETH ETH Utrecht 14 JUN 2009
Area Records - ASIA 29:31.78 Junxia Wang 9 JAN 1973 CHN CHN Beijing (NOCAS) 08 SEP 1993
Area Records - EUROPE 29:56.34 Elvan Abeylegesse 11 SEP 1982 TUR TUR Beijing (National Stadium) 15 AUG 2008
Area Records - NORTH,CENTRAL AMERICA&C. 30:22.22 Shalane Flanagan 8 JUL 1981 USA USA Beijing (National Stadium) 15 AUG 2008
Area Records - OCEANIA 30:35.54 Kimberley Smith 19 NOV 1981 NZL NZL Palo Alto, CA 04 MAY 2008
Area Records - SOUTH AMERICA 31:47.76 Carmem de Oliveira 17 AUG 1965 BRA BRA Stuttgart (Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion) 21 AUG 1993
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World U20 Records 30:26.50 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 5 DEC 1989 KEN KEN Beijing (National Stadium) 15 AUG 2008
World U20 Leading 2016 31:45.82 Salome Nyirarukundo 20 DEC 1997 RWA RWA Durban (Kings Park) 25 JUN 2016
Championships U20 Records 32:29.90 Junxia Wang 9 JAN 1973 CHN CHN Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 19 SEP 1992

Legend

* Pending ratification.

Mx: mixed gender race.

Wo: women only race.