Boston Marathon

Boston MA/USA

Race Winners (118 runnings, 117 runnings as a marathon)
21 Apr 2014 2:08:37 Mebrahtom Keflezighi (CA/USA) 2:18:57 Rita Cheptoo Sitienei-3
15 Apr 2013 2:10:22 Lelisa Desisa Benti (ETH) 2:26:25 Rita Cheptoo Sitienei-2
16 Apr 2012 2:12:40 Wesley Korir (KEN)

2:31:50

Sharon Cherop Chemutai (KEN)
18 Apr 2011 2:03:02 Geoffrey Mutai Kiprono (KEN)

2:22:36

Caroline Cheptonui Kilel (KEN)
19 Apr 2010 2:05:52 Robert Cheruiyot Kiprono (KEN)

2:26:11

Teyiba Erkiso Waka (ETH)
20 Apr 2009 2:08:42 Deribe Mergia Ejigu (ETH)

2:32:16

Salina Kosgei Chebet (KEN)
21 Apr 2008 2:07:46 Robert Cheruiyot Kipkoech-4

2:25:25

Dire Tune (ETH)

16 Apr 2007

2:14:13

Robert Cheruiyot Kipkoech-3

2:29:18

Lidiya Grigoryeva (RUS) (nc)

17 Apr 2006

2:07:14

Robert Cheruiyot Kipkoech-2

2:23:38

Rita Cheptoo Sitienei (KEN)

18 Apr 2005

2:11:45

Hailu Neguse (ETH)

2:25:13

Catherine Ndereba-4

19 Apr 2004

2:10:37

Timothy Cherigat (KEN)

2:24:27

Catherine Ndereba-3

21 Apr 2003

2:10:11

Robert Cheruiyot Kipkoech (KEN)

2:25:20

Svetlana Zakharova (RUS)

15 Apr 2002

2:09:02

Rogers Rop (KEN)

2:20:43

Margaret Okayo (KEN)

16 Apr 2001

2:09:43

Bong-Ju Lee (KOR)

2:23:53

Catherine Ndereba-2

17 Apr 2000

2:09:47

Elijah Lagat (KEN)

2:26:11

Catherine Ndereba (KEN)

19 Apr 1999

2:09:52

Joseph Chebet (KEN)

2:23:25

Fatuma Roba-3

20 Apr 1998

2:07:34

Moses Tanui-2

2:23:21

Fatuma Roba-2

21 Apr 1997

2:10:34

Lameck Aguta (KEN)

2:26:23

Fatuma Roba (ETH)

15 Apr 1996

2:09:16

Moses Tanui (KEN)

2:27:13

Uta Pippig-3

17 Apr 1995

2:09:22

Cosmas Ndeti-3

2:25:11

Uta Pippig-2

18 Apr 1994

2:07:15

Cosmas Ndeti-2

2:21:45

Uta Pippig (GER)

19 Apr 1993

2:09:33

Cosmas Ndeti (KEN)

2:25:27

Olga Markova-2

20 Apr 1992

2:08:14

Ibrahim Hussein-3

2:23:43

Olga Markova (RUS)

15 Apr 1991

2:11:06

Ibrahim Hussein-2

2:24:18

Wanda Panfil (POL)

16 Apr 1990

2:08:19

Gelindo Bordin (ITA)

2:25:24

Rosa Mota-3

17 Apr 1989

2:09:06

Abebe Mekonnen (ETH)

2:24:33

Ingrid Kristiansen-2

18 Apr 1988

2:08:43

Ibrahim Hussein (KEN)

2:24:30

Rosa Mota-2

20 Apr 1987

2:11:50

Toshihiko Seko-2

2:25:21

Rosa Mota (POR)

21 Apr 1986

2:07:51

Rob deCastella (AUS)

2:24:55

Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)

15 Apr 1985

2:14:05

Geoff Smith-2

2:34:06

Lisa Rainsberger (USA)

16 Apr 1984

2:10:34

Geoff Smith (ENG)

2:29:28

Lorraine Moller (NZL)

18 Apr 1983

2:09:01

Greg Meyer (MI/USA)

2:22:43

Joan Samuelson-2

19 Apr 1982

2:08:52

Alberto Salazar (USA)

2:29:34

Charlotte Teske (GER)

20 Apr 1981

2:09:27

Toshihiko Seko (JPN)

2:26:46

Allison Roe (NZL)

21 Apr 1980

2:12:11

Bill Rodgers-4

2:34:28

Jacqueline Gareau (CAN)

16 Apr 1979

2:09:28

Bill Rodgers-3

2:35:16

Joan Samuelson (ME/USA)

17 Apr 1978

2:10:14

Bill Rodgers-2

2:44:53

Gayle Barron (GA/USA)

18 Apr 1977

2:14:46

Jerome Drayton (CAN)

2:48:33

Michiko Gorman-2

19 Apr 1976

2:20:19

Jack Fultz (USA)

2:47:10

Kim Merritt (WI/USA)

21 Apr 1975

2:09:56

Bill Rodgers (MA/USA)

2:42:25

Liane Winter (GER)

15 Apr 1974

2:13:40

Neil Cusack (IRL)

2:47:12

Michiko Gorman (CA/USA)

16 Apr 1973

2:16:03

Jon Anderson (OR/USA)

3:05:59.2

Jacqueline Hansen (CA/USA)

17 Apr 1972

2:15:39

Olavi Suomalainen (FIN)

3:10:26.4

Nina Kuscsik (NY/USA)

19 Apr 1971

2:18:45

Alvaro Mejia Flores (COL)

3:08:30

Sara Mae Berman-3

20 Apr 1970

2:10:31

Ron Hill (ENG)

3:05:08

Sara Mae Berman-2

21 Apr 1969

2:13:49

Yoshiaki Unetani (JPN)

3:22:46

Sara Mae Berman (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1968

2:22:17

Amby Burfoot (CT/USA)

3:40:

Roberta Louise Gibb-3

19 Apr 1967

2:15:45

David McKenzie (NZL)

3:27:17

Roberta Louise Gibb-2

19 Apr 1966

2:17:11

Kenji Kimihara (JPN)

3:21:25

Roberta Louise Gibb (CA/USA)

19 Apr 1965

2:16:33

Morio Shigematsu (JPN)

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20 Apr 1964

2:19:59

Aurele Vandendriessche-2

19 Apr 1963

2:18:58

Aurele Vandendriessche (BEL)

19 Apr 1962

2:23:48

Eino I Oksanen-3

19 Apr 1961

2:23:29

Eino I Oksanen-2

19 Apr 1960

2:20:54

Paavo E Kotila (FIN)

20 Apr 1959

2:22:42

Eino I Oksanen (FIN)

19 Apr 1958

2:25:54

Franjo Mihalic (SER)

20 Apr 1957

2:20:05

Johnny J Kelley (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1956

2:14:14

Antti Viskari (FIN)

19 Apr 1955

2:18:22

Hideo Hamamura (JPN)

19 Apr 1954

2:20:39

Veikko L Karvonen (FIN)

20 Apr 1953

2:18:51

Keizo Yamada (JPN)

19 Apr 1952

2:31:53

Doroteo Flores (GUA)

19 Apr 1951

2:27:45

Shigeki Tanaka (JPN)

19 Apr 1950

2:32:39

Ham Kee-Yong (KOR)

19 Apr 1949

2:31:51

K Gosta Leandersson (SWE)

19 Apr 1948

2:31:02

Gerry A Cote-4

19 Apr 1947

2:25:39

Yoon-Bok Soo (KOR)

20 Apr 1946

2:29:27

Stylianos Kyriakides (GRE)

19 Apr 1945

2:30:40.2

Johnny A Kelley-2

19 Apr 1944

2:31:50.4

Gérard Coté-3

18 Apr 1943

2:28:25.8

Gérard Coté-2

19 Apr 1942

2:26:51.2

Bernard Joseph Smith (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1941

2:30:38

Les S Pawson-3

19 Apr 1940

2:28:28.6

Gérard Coté (PQ/CAN)

19 Apr 1939

2:28:51.8

Ellison "Tarzan" Brown-2

19 Apr 1938

2:35:34.8

Les S Pawson-2

19 Apr 1937

2:33:20

Walter Young (PQ/CAN)

20 Apr 1936

2:33:40.8

Ellison "Tarzan" Brown (USA)

19 Apr 1935

2:32:07.4

Johnny A Kelley (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1934

2:32:53.8

Dave Komonen (FIN)

19 Apr 1933

2:31:01.6

Leslie Pawson (RI/USA)

19 Apr 1932

2:33:36.4

Paul deBruyn (GER)

20 Apr 1931

2:46:45

Jimmy P Henigan (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1930

2:34:48

Clarence H DeMar-7

19 Apr 1929

2:33:08

Johnny C Miles-2 (nc)

19 Apr 1928

2:37:07

Clarence H DeMar-6 (nc)

19 Apr 1927

2:40:22.2

Clarence H DeMar-5

19 Apr 1926

2:25:40.4

Johnny C Miles (ON/CAN)

20 Apr 1925

2:33:00.6

Charles Mellor (IL/USA) (nc)

19 Apr 1924

2:29:40.2

Clarence H DeMar-4

19 Apr 1923

2:23:47.4

Clarence H DeMar-3

19 Apr 1922

2:18:10

Clarence H DeMar-2

19 Apr 1921

2:18:58

Frank Zuna (NY/USA)

19 Apr 1920

2:29:31.2

Panyotis Trivoulides (GRE)

19 Apr 1919

2:29:13.4

Carl Linder (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1918

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USA military relay teams only

19 Apr 1917

2:28:37.2

William Kennedy (IL/USA)

19 Apr 1916

2:27:16.4

Arthur Roth (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1915

2:31:41.2

Edouard Fabre (PQ/CAN)

20 Apr 1914

2:25:01

James Duffy (ON/CAN)

19 Apr 1913

2:25:14.8

Fritz Carlson (MN/USA)

19 Apr 1912

2:21:18.2

Mike J Ryan (NY/USA)

19 Apr 1911

2:21:39.6

Clarence DeMar (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1910

2:28:52.4

Fred Cameron (NS/CAN)

19 Apr 1909

2:53:36.8

Henri Renaud (USA)

20 Apr 1908

2:25:44

Tom P Morrissey (USA)

19 Apr 1907

2:24:24

Tom Longboat (CAN)

19 Apr 1906

2:45:45

Tim P Ford (USA)

19 Apr 1905

2:38:26

Fred Lorz (USA)

19 Apr 1904

2:38:05

Mike Spring (USA)

20 Apr 1903

2:41:30

John C Lorden (USA)

19 Apr 1902

2:43:16u

Sammy A Mellor Jr (USA)

19 Apr 1901

2:29:24

Jack P Caffery-2

19 Apr 1900

2:39:45

Jack P Caffery (CAN)

19 Apr 1899

2:54:38

Lawrence Brignoli (MA/USA)

19 Apr 1898

2:42:

Ron J MacDonald (CAN)

19 Apr 1897

2:55:10

John J McDermott (USA)
Notes: 1897 was the inaugural year. Women were not officially allowed to enter until the 1972 race. In 1967, Gibb was forced off the course just steps before finishing.

(nc) => national championship

2007 Deena Kastor was the national champion (5th, 2:35:09)
1929 Clarence DeMar was the national champion (9th place, 2:43:47)

u => time is uncertain.

Race distances:

1897

23.93 mi 38.51 km

1898-1923

23.9 => ~23.1 mi

38.5 => ~37 km

1924-1926

~24.8 mi

~40 km

1927-1956

26.22 => 25.54 mi

42.2 => 41.1 km

1957-date

26.218 mi

42.195 km

Notes: Most early distances have been estimated from time comparisons for given runners on other courses, reported adjustments to the courses, and other means. The 1897 course was laid out using bicycle cyclometers to be 25 miles however a recent analysis of the original route by Hugh Farey indicates the distance was 23.93 mi (38.51 km). Measurements of the course were made in 1927 and again in 1957. The 1957 measurement resulted in adding 1178 yds (0.67 mi or 1.08 km) to the existing course. The 1927 measurement was state-of-the-art at that time and may be considered accurate. However, over the years, course alterations apparently led to a gradual shortening of the course to 25.544 miles in 1957. The course for the 1957 and subsequent races was at least the marathon distance (42.195 km) . The courses used for the 1963-1966 courses were reported to be 98 meters long; the 1985 course was reported to be 43.4 meters long. The courses used for the 1986 and subsequent races include the short course prevention factor that "adds" 42.2 meters to the course to insure that a validation measurement will not show the course to less than the marathon distance.


Most Wins (1897-date)

Men

7

Clarence DeMar (USA) 1911,1922-24,1927-28,1930

Women

4

Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2000-01,2004-05


Prize Money (ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men      Women       Total
2014   $373,000   $398,000    $771,000
2013    373,000    373,000     746,000
2012    372,700    373,000     745,700
2011    448,000    373,000     821,000
2010    398,000    373,000     771,000
2009    373,000    373,000     746,000
2008    373,000    373,000     746,000
2007    262,500    327,500     590,000
2006    287,500    262,100     549,600
2005    262,500    262,500     525,000
2004    242,500    242,500     485,000
2003    242,500    242,500     485,000
2002    242,500    275,000     517,500
2001    242,500    242,500     485,000
2000    242,500    242,500     485,000
1999    242,500    242,500     485,000
1998    242,500    242,500     485,000
1997    232,500    232,500     465,000
1996    279,000    279,000     558,000
1995    232,500    232,500     465,000
1994    237,250    237,250     474,500
1993    203,750    203,750     407,500
1992    196,000    193,500     389,500
1991    183,500    184,500     368,000
1990    174,000    164,000     338,000
1989    148,750    148,850     297,600
1988    156,250    154,750     311,000
1987    137,000    137,500     274,500
1986    157,000    123,000     280,000
Sums $7,558,200 $7,509,200 $15,067,400

Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year     Men   Women
2014    -0.8    -4.1
2013    +1.5    +3.4
2012    +6.1   +10.4
2011    -2.3    -2.4
2010    +0.4    -0.1
2009    +2.3    +8.1
2008    +1.4    +2.4
2007    +5.8    +5.4
2006    -1.3    -2.8
2005    +3.6    +2.0
2004    +6.3    +2.4
2003    +4.8    +2.0
2002    +0.1    -2.8
2001    +3.0    -0.3
2000    +1.0    +1.4
1999    +0.7    +1.7
1998    -1.5    -2.2
1997    +0.6    -0.3
1996    +0.5    +0.9
1995    -0.2    -0.3
1994    -1.7    -3.8
1993    +0.9    +2.3
1992    -1.7    -3.1
1991    -0.9    -4.2
1990    -0.8    -0.3
1989    -1.0    -0.9
1988    +0.1    -4.2
1987    +0.2    -0.3
1986    -2.0    -2.4
1985    +3.3    +2.6
1984    +0.4    -0.5
1983    -3.1    -2.2
1982    +0.1    +1.9
1981    -3.8    -2.7
1980    +1.6    +2.9
1979    -1.4    +0.3
1978    -3.1     n/c
1977    +3.6     n/c
1976    +6.9     n/c
1975    -4.2     n/c
1974    -4.0     n/c
1973    +4.8     n/c
Avgs    +0.5    +0.3

Competitive Level (1990-date)

Year     Men   Women
2014     848     872
2013     816     879
2012     849     819
2011     844     847
2010     789     759
2009     755     880
2008     628     711
2007     669     836
2006     687     772
2005     679     806
2004     773     746
2003     844     817
2002     748     794
2001     690     826
2000     657     901
1999     727     804
1998     824     811
1997     706     865
1996     721     792
1995     735     849
1994     794     932
1993     784     768
1992     771     778
1991     760     849
1990     770     823

Quality Performances

Men
<2:04       2
<2:05       4
<2:06       5
<2:07       7
<2:08      18
<2:09      41
<2:10      82
<2:11     124
<2:12     177
<2:13     245
<2:14     309
<2:15     406
<2:16     489
<2:17     590
<2:18     734
<2:19     862
<2:20     979

Women
<2:20       2
<2:22       9
<2:24      24
<2:26      47
<2:28      96
<2:30     146
<2:32     210
<2:34     268
<2:36     320
<2:38     378
<2:40     440
<2:42     501
<2:44     571
<2:46     650
<2:48     743
<2:50     859

Finishers

Year     Men  Women   Total
2014   17523  14282   31805
2013   10638   7942   17580
2012   12588   8966   21554    
2011   13806  10073   23879    
2010   13072   9468   22540    
2009   13547   9302   22849    
2008   13028   8935   21963    
2007   14344   9525   23869    
2006   12063   7625   19688    
2005   10894   6655   17549    
2004   10504   6239   16743    
2003   10737   6309   17046    
2002    9149   5251   14400    
2001    8586   4809   13395    
2000   10207   5473   15680    
1999    7511   3763   11274
1998    7149   3144   10293
1997    6414   2477    8891
1996   27371   8497   35868
1995    6409   1849    8258
1994    6353   1740    8093
1993    6013   1504    7517
1992    6562   1561    8123
1991    6291   1351    7642
1990    6516   1434    7950
1989    4239    865    5104
1988    4472    789    5261
1987    4576    793    5369
1986    3294    456    3750
1985    3472    459    3931
1984    4708    582    5290
1983    4833    555    5388
1982    4562    484    5046
1981    5074    516    5590
1980    3428    237    3665
1979    5662    296    5958
1978    3885    186    4071
1977    2227    102    2329
1976    1133     28    1161
1975    1820     28    1848
1974    1686     19    1705
1973    1388      6    1394
1972    1073      8    1081
1971     884      3     887
1970    1006      5    1011
1969    1149      3    1152
....      
1967     434      2     436
1966     414      1     415
1965     365            365
1964     130            130
1963     183            183
1962     113            113
1961     115            115
1960      83             83
....      
1953      92             92
....      
1948      51             51
1947      41             41
1946      33             33
1945      34             34
1944      33             33
1943      35             35
1942      46             46
1941      75             75
1940      98             98
....      
1935      33             33
....      
1919      15             15
....      
1907      53             53
....      
1900      26             26
1899      11             11
1898      30             30
1897      10             10
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Last Updated on 22 Apr 2014

Contributors: Malcolm Heyworth, Jack Leydig (1), Alex Wilson (1)