Definition of personal best in English:

personal best

noun

  • The best time or score ever achieved by a sports player in a particular event:

    ‘she clocked two hours 24 minutes 59 seconds, breaking her own personal best of 2:29:53’
    • ‘I bowled a 199, which was a personal best.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, if he can improve his personal best of 44.72 to a 44 low, a medal will be within reach.’
    • ‘Owen Gibbons pulled a personal best by six seconds.’
    • ‘Recently one of their artists was commissioned to create an award for Olympic competitors who beat their own personal bests in the Sydney games.’
    • ‘The women's team was filled with excellent performances including many personal bests.’
    • ‘Padrinao stopped short of predicting a gold medal, or guaranteeing a personal best.’
    • ‘Top athletes don't just focus on beating their competitors; they strive for their personal bests.’
    • ‘Although this result did not meet his expectations, his time of 1: 04.91 in the preliminary heat was a personal best for the Scarborough native.’
    • ‘On the men's side, Richard Mosley ran a personal best in the mile in 4:12 in placing 22nd.’
    • ‘Women's captain Katie Sam also led the team by example by running a new personal best of 27.1s in the 200m.’
    • ‘The rowing machine tells me if today's workout was a personal best.’
    • ‘Kate Brooker set a personal best of 15:38.8, just ahead of Sharon Yen at 16:15.4.’
    • ‘Competing in the under-23 lightweight division, Hurd knocked 13 seconds off his previous personal best for a time of 6:44.’
    • ‘They have seen the pride of a child who has exercised self-discipline to achieve his personal best.’
    • ‘The SFU novice rowing team showed they had more to give when they all pulled personal bests.’
    • ‘Despite personal bests, those leading the team are not making the times to take the top spots.’
    • ‘It's a matter of embracing challenges that push you to do your personal best without overwhelming you.’
    • ‘In the men's 4x400m, the first two runners both ran personal bests.’
    • ‘We finish quickly but the time is not a personal best.’
    • ‘You can bet she'll be here next year to try to beat her personal best.’