- Justine Galloway
- 2:19:45 hour(s):minute(s):second(s)
- United States (San Diego)
The fastest half marathon running backwards (female) is 2 hr 19 min 45 sec, and was achieved by Justine Galloway (USA) at the Carlsbad Half Marathon in San Diego, California, USA, on 20 January 2019.
Justine previously ran half marathons and marathons facing forwards before being diagnosed with runner's dystonia, when in physical therapy she realized it was easier to run backwards. Justine previously held this record from May 2015 to March 2017.