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   2013  3888  1,590,005   Stats   50062	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2012  3586  1,608,848   Stats   37566	 Bank of America Chicago (IL/USA)
2011  3016  1,518,355   Stats   46759	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2010  2929  1,450,884   Stats   44829	 ING New York City (NY/USA)

2009  2323  1,333,696   Stats   43633	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2008  2073  1,225,507   Stats   38060	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2007  1961  1,180,164   Stats   38557	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2006  1818  1,008,934   Stats   37936	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2005  1651  1,002,334   Stats   36856	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2004  1583    829,656   Stats   36562	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2003  1170    739,893   Stats   34729	 ING New York City (NY/USA)
2002  1108    700,189   Stats   32889	 London (ENG)
2001  1020    606,277   Stats   30206	 London (ENG)
2000   960    585,126   Stats   31561	 London (ENG)

1999   904    392,602   Stats   31786    New York City (NY/USA)   
1998   846    354,671   Stats   31539    New York City (NY/USA)   
1997   746    323,534   Stats   30427    New York City (NY/USA)   
1996   774    324,835   Stats   35868    Boston (MA/USA)   
1995   813    318,149   Stats   27022    Honolulu (HI/USA)   
1994   804    348,190   Stats   29735    New York City (NY/USA)   
1993   729    308,349   Stats   26597    New York City (NY/USA)   
1992   715    296,343   Stats   27797    New York City (NY/USA)   
1991   713    276,003   Stats   25797    New York City (NY/USA)   
1990   651    236,399   Stats   24953    London (ENG)   

1989   707    249,153   Stats   24659    New York City (NY/USA)   
1988   717    240,287   Stats   22405    New York City (NY/USA)   
1987   732    233,468   Stats   21244    New York City (NY/USA)   
1986   731    191,743   Stats   19689    New York City (NY/USA)   
1985   733    201,848   Stats   15881    New York City (NY/USA)   
1984   812    319,856   Stats   15649    London (ENG)   
1983   834    309,265   Stats   15776    London (ENG)   
1982   803    266,120   Stats   15116    London (ENG)   
1981   762    216,203   Stats   13223    New York City (NY/USA)   
1980   678    166,741   Stats   12512    New York City (NY/USA)   

1979   663    168,343   Stats   10477    New York City (NY/USA)   
1978   577    120,432   Stats    8588    New York City (NY/USA)   
1977   432     52,328   Stats    3701    New York City (NY/USA)   
1976   388     29,840   Stats    1997    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1975   377     21,937   Stats    2143    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1974   336     17,816   Stats    2113    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1973   320     14,795   Stats    1726    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1972   298     11,630   Stats    1434    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1971   271     10,788   Stats    1420    Schwarzwald (GER)   
1970   227      8,016   Stats    1040    Schwarzwald (GER)   

1969   202      5,674   Stats    1152    Boston (MA/USA)
1968   196      3,612   Stats     792    Schwarzwald (GER)
1967   194      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   140      1,179   Stats     183    Boston (MA/USA)
1962   114        714   Stats     150    Polytechnic (ENG)
1961   110        634   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    84        438   Stats      98    Polytechnic (ENG)
1956   101        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        247   Stats      69    Kosice (SVK)
1950    68        371   Stats     149    Polytechnic (ENG) 

1949    62        447   Stats     138    Polytechnic (ENG)
1948    49        380   Stats     103    Polytechnic (ENG)
1947    54        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    50        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    43        234   Stats      36    Olympic Trials (MD/USA)
1923    39         87   Stats      16    Polytechnic (ENG)
1922    34        138   Stats      28    German Championship (Berlin GER)
1921    28         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   126        735   Stats     105    Tour de Paris (FRA)

Last Updated on 31 Dec 2013

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