How long is a 10K?

If you’re new to running, you’ll know a ’10K’ is a popular race, but might not really get what it means. You won’t be alone!start 2

The facts:

The ‘K’ is kilometre, which is 0.62 of a mile so a 10K is 10 kilometres (10,000 metres) or 6.2 miles.

10 kilometres in perspective 😉

  • King Kong must climb the Empire State Building (including antenna) 26.25 times to complete a 10K.
  • A tourist needs to scale the Eiffel Tower (324 meters tall) 31.25 times to cover a 10K distance.

Current road 10K world records:

  • Leonard Patrick Komon of Kenya: 26 minutes 44 seconds (26 September 2010)
  • Paula Radcliffe of the United Kingdom: 30:21 (23 February 2003)