- Shantelle Gaston-Hird
- 2:16:03 hour(s):minute(s):second(s)
- United Kingdom (Manchester)
The fastest half marathon running backwards (female) is 2 hr 16 min 3 sec, and was achieved by Shantelle Gaston-Hird (UK) in Manchester, UK, on 13 October 2019.
Shantelle reclaimed her title, which was first achieved in 2017, but was broken earlier in 2019. She surpassed the previous record by over three minutes.