Boston Marathon

Boston MA/USA

Race Winners (110 runnings, 109 runnings as a marathon)

17 Apr 2006

2:07:14

Robert Cheruiyot Kipkoech-2

2:23:38

Rita Cheptoo (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 (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 (USA)

17 Apr 1978

2:10:14

Bill Rodgers-2

2:44:53

Gayle Barron (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 (USA)

21 Apr 1975

2:09:56

Bill Rodgers (USA)

2:42:25

Liane Winter (GER)

15 Apr 1974

2:13:40

Neil Cusack (IRL)

2:47:12

Michiko Gorman (USA)

16 Apr 1973

2:16:03

Jon Anderson (USA)

3:05:59

Jacqueline Hansen (USA)

17 Apr 1972

2:15:39

Olavi Suomalainen (FIN)

3:10:26.4

Nina Kuscsik (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 (USA)

19 Apr 1968

2:22:17

Amby Burfoot (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)

3:21:40

Roberta Louise Gibb (USA)

19 Apr 1965

2:16:33

Morio Shigematsu (JPN)

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none

20 Apr 1964

2:19:59

Aurele Vandendriessche-2

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none

19 Apr 1963

2:18:58

Aurele Vandendriessche (BEL)

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none

19 Apr 1962

2:23:48

Eino I Oksanen-3

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none

19 Apr 1961

2:23:29

Eino I Oksanen-2

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none

19 Apr 1960

2:20:54

Paavo E Kotila (FIN)

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none

20 Apr 1959

2:22:42

Eino I Oksanen (FIN)

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none

19 Apr 1958

2:25:54

Franjo Mihalic (YUG)

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none

20 Apr 1957

2:20:05

Johnny J Kelley (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1956

2:14:14

Antti Viskari (FIN)

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none

19 Apr 1955

2:18:22

Hideo Hamamura (JPN)

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none

19 Apr 1954

2:20:39

Veikko L Karvonen (FIN)

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none

20 Apr 1953

2:18:51

Keizo Yamada (JPN)

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none

19 Apr 1952

2:31:53

Doroteo Flores (GUA)

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none

19 Apr 1951

2:27:45

Shigeki Tanaka (JPN)

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none

19 Apr 1950

2:32:39

Ham Kee-Yong (KOR)

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none

19 Apr 1949

2:31:51

K Gosta Leandersson (SWE)

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none

19 Apr 1948

2:31:02

Gerry A Cote-4

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none

19 Apr 1947

2:25:39

Yun-Bok Suh (KOR)

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none

20 Apr 1946

2:29:27

Stylianos Kyriakides (GRE)

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none

19 Apr 1945

2:30:41

Johnny A Kelley-2

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none

19 Apr 1944

2:31:51

Gérard Coté-3

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none

18 Apr 1943

2:28:26

Gérard Coté-2

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none

19 Apr 1942

2:26:52

B Joseph Smith (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1941

2:30:38

Les S Pawson-3

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none

19 Apr 1940

2:28:29

Gérard Coté (CAN)

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none

19 Apr 1939

2:28:52

Ellison "Tarzan" Brown-2

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none

19 Apr 1938

2:35:35

Les S Pawson-2

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none

19 Apr 1937

2:33:20

Walter Young (CAN)

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none

20 Apr 1936

2:33:41

Ellison "Tarzan" Brown (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1935

2:32:08

Johnny A Kelley (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1934

2:32:54

Dave Komonen (FIN)

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none

19 Apr 1933

2:31:02

Les S Pawson (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1932

2:33:37

Paul deBruyn (GER)

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none

20 Apr 1931

2:46:46

Jimmy P Henigan

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none

19 Apr 1930

2:34:49

Clarence H DeMar-7

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none

19 Apr 1929

2:33:09

Johnny C Miles-2 (nc)

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none

19 Apr 1928

2:37:08

Clarence H DeMar-6 (nc)

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none

19 Apr 1927

2:40:23

Clarence H DeMar-5

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none

19 Apr 1926

2:25:41

Johnny C Miles (CAN)

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none

20 Apr 1925

2:33:01

Charles Mellor (USA) (nc)

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none

19 Apr 1924

2:29:41

Clarence H DeMar-4

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none

19 Apr 1923

2:23:48

Clarence H DeMar-3

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none

19 Apr 1922

2:18:10

Clarence H DeMar-2

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none

19 Apr 1921

2:18:58

Frank T Zuna (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1920

2:29:31

Peter Trivoulides (GRE)

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none

19 Apr 1919

2:29:14

Carl W A Linder (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1918

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teams only

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none

19 Apr 1917

2:28:38

Bill J Kennedy (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1916

2:27:17

Artie V Roth (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1915

2:31:42

Ed Fabre (CAN)

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none

20 Apr 1914

2:25:02

Jim Duffy (CAN)

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none

19 Apr 1913

2:25:15

Fritz A Carlson (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1912

2:21:19

Mike J Ryan (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1911

2:21:40

Clarence H DeMar (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1910

2:28:53

Fred S Cameron (CAN)

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none

19 Apr 1909

2:53:37

Henri Renaud (CAN?)

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none

20 Apr 1908

2:25:44

Tom P Morrissey (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1907

2:24:24

Tom Longboat (CAN)

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none

19 Apr 1906

2:45:45

Tim P Ford (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1905

2:38:26

Fred Lorz (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1904

2:38:05

Mike Spring (USA)

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none

20 Apr 1903

2:41:30

John C Lorden (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1902

2:43:16u

Sammy A Mellor Jr (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1901

2:29:24

Jack P Caffery-2

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none

19 Apr 1900

2:39:45

Jack P Caffery (CAN)

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none

19 Apr 1899

2:54:38

Laurence Brignoli (USA)

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none

19 Apr 1898

2:42:

Ron J MacDonald (CAN)

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none

19 Apr 1897

2:55:10

John J McDermott (USA)

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none
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

The 1929 champion was Clarence DeMar (2:43:47,place unknown)

u => time is uncertain.

Race distances:

1897-1923

~23.1 mi

~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: 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 the actual distance is more likely 23.1 miles. 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
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 $4,585,000 $4,545,700 $9,130,700

Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year     Men   Women
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    +0.2    -0.3

Competitive Level (1990-date)

Year     Men   Women
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
<2:08       7
<2:09      22

<2:10      55
<2:11      89
<2:12     138
<2:13     191
<2:14     248
<2:15     326

<2:16     402
<2:17     489
<2:18     617
<2:19     735
<2:20     840

Women

<2:22       3
<2:24      11
<2:26      28
<2:28      64
<2:30      98
<2:32     147

<2:34     187
<2:36     222
<2:38     267
<2:40     314
<2:42     361
<2:44     413

<2:46     469
<2:48     532
<2:50     615

Last Updated on 18 Apr 2006

Contributor: Malcolm Heyworth