How long is a 10K?
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)