Marathons

This section attempts to list all of the marathons held in the world for each year. Lists are organized by country, date, and venue.  The name of the race, number of male/female finishers, number of runnings, and men and women winners/times/ages/nationalities are listed when known. Lists for each year are posted on individual web pages that can be accessed by clicking on the year in the table below. The numbers of marathons listed, the numbers of finishers, and the largest marathon for each year are shown below. Additional statistics can be accessed by clicking on Stats. Lists of the largest marathons each year can be accessed by clicking on the number of finishers for the largest marathon.  Finisher data for earlier years is often quite incomplete; the largest marathons represent the largest that reports of the numbers of finisher have been received.  Note that runners who start early are included in finisher totals but are not eligible to win.  Hence, some races may have women finishers but no women's winner.


2013   
2015   140     68,539   Stats   19959	 Walt Disney World (FL/USA)
2014  4448  1,869,678   Stats   50403	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2013  4098  1,702,143   Stats   50062	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2012  3669  1,655,392   Stats   37566	 Bank of America Chicago (IL/USA)
2011  3063  1,521,089   Stats   46759	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2010  2947  1,456,689   Stats   44829	 ING New York City (NY/USA)

2009  2344  1,335,055   Stats   43633	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2008  2088  1,227,121   Stats   38060	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2007  1967  1,180,294   Stats   38557	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2006  1825  1,009,198   Stats   37936	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2005  1656  1,002,568   Stats   36856	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2004  1589    837,774   Stats   36562	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2003  1206    753,988   Stats   34729	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2002  1143    710,622   Stats   32889	 London (ENG)
2001  1039    616,927   Stats   30206	 London (ENG)
2000   968    595,695   Stats   31561	 London (ENG)

1999   920    412,585   Stats   31786    New York City (NY/USA)   
1998   864    364,972   Stats   31539    New York City (NY/USA)   
1997   756    328,299   Stats   30427    New York City (NY/USA)   
1996   783    328,954   Stats   35868    Boston (MA/USA)   
1995   827    328,712   Stats   27022    Honolulu (HI/USA)   
1994   812    357,971   Stats   29735    New York City (NY/USA)   
1993   737    311,381   Stats   26597    New York City (NY/USA)   
1992   731    308,901   Stats   27797    New York City (NY/USA)   
1991   728    281,209   Stats   25797    New York City (NY/USA)   
1990   658    241,840   Stats   24953    London (ENG)   

1989   715    253,093   Stats   24659    New York City (NY/USA)   
1988   724    244,508   Stats   22405    New York City (NY/USA)   
1987   741    233,701   Stats   21244    New York City (NY/USA)   
1986   771    198,236   Stats   19689    New York City (NY/USA)   
1985   797    206,904   Stats   15881    New York City (NY/USA)   
1984   829    320,916   Stats   15649    London (ENG)   
1983   854    311,322   Stats   15776    London (ENG)   
1982   814    267,269   Stats   15116    London (ENG)   
1981   771    217,844   Stats   13223    New York City (NY/USA)   
1980   682    167,942   Stats   12512    New York City (NY/USA)   

1979   667    168,678   Stats   10477    New York City (NY/USA)   
1978   578    120,808   Stats    8588    New York City (NY/USA)   
1977   433     54,032   Stats    3701    New York City (NY/USA)   
1976   388     30,328   Stats    1997    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1975   378     21,798   Stats    2143    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1974   338     18,417   Stats    2113    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1973   322     14,930   Stats    1726    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1972   301     11,668   Stats    1434    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1971   274     10,838   Stats    1420    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1970   233      8,016   Stats    1040    Schwarzwald (GER)   

1969   209      5,674   Stats    1152    Boston (MA/USA)
1968   198      3,612   Stats     792    Schwarzwald (GER)
1967   195      2,814   Stats     549    Equinox (AK/USA)
1966   167      2,588   Stats     580    Equinox (AK/USA)
1965   172      1,802   Stats     365    Boston (MA/USA)
1964   146      1,438   Stats     199    Equinox (AK/USA)
1963   142      1,179   Stats     183    Boston (MA/USA)
1962   114        714   Stats     150    Polytechnic (ENG)
1961   110        645   Stats     164    Polytechnic (ENG)
1960   116        732   Stats     149    Polytechnic (ENG)

1959   111        564   Stats     128    Polytechnic (ENG)
1958   102        580   Stats     151    Polytechnic (ENG)
1957    85        438   Stats      98    Polytechnic (ENG)
1956   102        408   Stats     136    Polytechnic (ENG)
1955   100        394   Stats     137    Polytechnic (ENG)
1954    80        403   Stats     148    Polytechnic (ENG)
1953    71        312   Stats     119    Polytechnic (ENG)
1952    73        397   Stats     126    Polytechnic (ENG) 
1951    84        355   Stats     108    Polytechnic (ENG)
1950    68        371   Stats     149    Polytechnic (ENG) 

1949    62        447   Stats     138    Polytechnic (ENG)
1948    49        380   Stats     103    Polytechnic (ENG)
1947    55        208   Stats      74    Kosice (SVK)
1946    44        182   Stats      74    Kosice (SVK)
1945    30        101   Stats      34    Boston (MA/USA)
1944    18        136   Stats      33    Boston (MA/USA)
1943    24        152   Stats      35    Boston (MA/USA)
1942    25        189   Stats      45    Boston (MA/USA)
1941    28        240   Stats      75    Boston (MA/USA)
1940    43        251   Stats      98    Boston (MA/USA)

1939    51        207   Stats      42    Yonkers (NY/USA)
1938    59        396   Stats     137    German Championship (GER)
1937    56        340   Stats      93    German Championship (GER)
1936    58        274   Stats      60    German Championship (GER) 
1935    73        473   Stats     250    Japanese Championship (JPN)
1934    71        136   Stats      40    Port Chester (NY/USA)
1933    51        345   Stats      57    Italian Championship (Turin ITA)
1932    60        486   Stats      59    AAU Championship (Washington DC/USA)
1931    50        473   Stats      72    Canadian Championship (Toronto ON/CAN)
1930    53        373   Stats     110    Liverpool (ENG)
1929    51        255   Stats      79    Liverpool (ENG)
1928    66        440   Stats      77    Liverpool Civic (ENG)
1927    53        350   Stats      80    Long Beach (NY/USA)
1926    43        204   Stats      30    German Championships (GER) & Port Chester National (NY/USA)
1925    37        182   Stats      28    Polytechnic (ENG)
1924    44        234   Stats      36    Olympic Trials (MD/USA)
1923    39         87   Stats      16    Polytechnic (ENG)
1922    36        138   Stats      28    German Championship (Berlin GER)
1921    29         51   Stats      10    Turin (ITA)
1920    31        169   Stats      35    Olympic Games (BEL)

1919    18        109   Stats      59    Tour de Paris (FRA)
1918    13         53   Stats      38    Tour de Paris (FRA)
1917    18         51   Stats      14    Yonkers (NY/USA)
1916    18         79   Stats      23    Bronx County (NY/USA)
1915    19         36   Stats      18    Brockton Fair (MA/USA)
1914    28        103   Stats      23    Polytechnic (ENG)
1913    31        168   Stats      31    Brockton Fair (MA/USA)
1912    34        171   Stats      34    Olympic Games (SWE)
1911    29        106   Stats      25    Polytechnic (ENG)
1910    54        186   Stats      36    Yonkers (NY/USA)

1909   125        742   Stats     105    Tour de Paris (FRA)
1908    46        445   Stats      92    Boston (MA/USA)
1907    20        215   Stats      53    Boston (MA/USA)
1906    25        156   Stats      45    Boston (MA/USA)

Last Updated on 21 Jan 2015

Major contributors:  Franco Anichini, Klaas Loonstra, Paul Michiels, Andy Milroy, Roger Gynn, Martin Rix, Juraj Gasparovic, Franco Civai, Ian Hill, Yoon Kim, Paul Michiels