World Best Beep Test Scores

The beep or bleep test, or more correctly known as the Multistage Shuttle Run Test, is a test of aerobic (endurance) fitness that is a common test undertaken by many team sports and school groups. See a description of the Beep Test. The test involves running between two markers 20 meters apart. There are several versions of the test, and the one that is used is not always reported with the results, and this should be considered when comparing test results. For example, there are versions of the beep test conducted over 15m, and the Yo-Yo test is sometimes mistakenly called the beep test.

There are some unconfirmed rumors that some athletes have completed the test, such as David Beckham (football/soccer), Lance Armstrong (cyclist) and Neil Back (England rugby player), which is completing 23 levels on the commonly used version. This is probably unlikely - David Beckham is fit, but not the fittest in the teams he has played in, and Lance Armstrong is built for cycling not running - he struggled to perform well during retirement from cycling when he attempted running some marathons.

As this is a field test of endurance that is often used to test large groups, the best endurance athletes in the world would probably not have even tried the test. Elite-level endurance athletes would more likely perform a VO2max test to measure their aerobic fitness.

Male Top Performances

Many of these scores have not been verified. Data has mostly been collected from online newspaper articles and lists. Also check our lists of beep test scores from a range of sports. If you know of documented results that should be on this list it would be great to hear of them.

rank score name sport notes
=1 17 Sebastian Coe Athletics reported result from this UK middle distance champion runner
=1 17 Lee Gong Dook Football (Soccer) Premier League player
=1 17 Zain Wright Field Hockey Tasmanian Kookaburras player, score confirmed by ex-player and by AIS staff member.
=1 17 Steve Nash Basketball NBA point guard, played with the Dallas Mavericks
=5 16/11 Dean Murphy Triathlon and Hockey An unconfirmed result sent by Luke Evans. Murphy was 17 years old. Apparently it can be verified by Australian hockey player Brent Livermore.
=5 16/11 Tim Deavin Field Hockey Achieved whilst performing a routine beep test with the Australian Kookaburras Hockey team in Perth Western Australia in 2014.
=7 16/10 David Guest Field Hockey Australian field hockey player, score confirmed by ex-player and by AIS staff member.
=7 16/10 Matt Swann Field Hockey Australian field hockey player, score confirmed by ex-player and by AIS staff member.
=9 16/9 Christian Merup Ironman performed during try-outs for a Swedish television "SVT Atlet", a show where men and women measure their strength in athletic challenges. The results were recorded by TV. He's 187 cm, 79 kg and an ironman contender and McKinsey consultant. (submitted by Anders Suneson, April 2014).
=9 16/9 Daniel Jackson AFL AFL player from Gippsland Power achieved in March 2012 TAC testing
10 16/7 Tim Brown Football (Soccer) Wellington Phoenix midfielder. Apparently it wasn't even his best result, having previously "just touched" 17. (Stuff.co.nz Aug 4, 2010)
=12 16/6 Billy Hartung AFL Player from the Dandenong Stingrays, achieved at the AFL combine. This is the best ever result at the AFL Combine (from 2013)
=12 16/6 William Murphy AFL achieved at the Vic Metro combine in 2012
=14 16/4 Scott Spriggs AFL Player from the North Ballarat Rebels TAC cup team, from about 2010. He has achieved several scores above 16 during AFL Victorian state testing.
=14 16/4 Lachlan (Lachie) Whitfield AFL AFL player from the Dandenong Stingrays achieved this score in TAC testing, March 2012.

notes: I previously had listed hockey player Brent Livermore with 17/2. His best has now been confirmed by an AIS staff member to be 15/10.

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Disputed High Scores

Female Top Performances

There are not many results online for top female performances in the beep test. The scores below are just a sample, and generally have not been verified. Data has mostly been collected from online newspaper articles and lists. Also check our lists of beep test scores from a range of sports. If you know of documented results it would be great to hear from you.

rank score name sport notes
1 15/0 Suzie Muirhead Field Hockey testing of the New Zealand Field Hockey team (the Black Sticks) (from March 2007)
  15/0 Diana Weavers Field Hockey testing of the New Zealand Field Hockey team (from March 2007)
3 14/5 Heather Anderson AFL from AFL Talent Search screening in Darwin
4 14/0 Micaela Cocks Basketball The Oregon University women's basketball team record is by New Zealander Micaela Cocks scored this result in 2007
  14/0 Fiona Johnson Field Hockey one of the fittest players in the Australian Hockeyroos squad (reported in the Australian Online, Aug 08)
6 13/9 Ange Foley AFL  
7 13/8 Monique Hollick AFL The 27 year old from New South Wales set the women's AFL beep test record during the league's women's talent search in 2016. She also runs 2km in just over 6 min 20 sec.
8 13/0 Casey Stoney Football (Soccer) England's football Women's World Cup squad testing (as reported on thefa.com in June 2007)
9 12/6 Felicity Maltby Tennis the female record holder at the Eagle Fustar Tennis Academy in California. Achieved in Spring 2011.

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