Top Performances

Top 10 Performances

Rank Time Champion Age Place Year
1 2:03:02 Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) 29 1 2011
2 2:03:06 Moses Mosop (Kenya) 25 2 2011
3 2:04:53 Gebregziabher Gebremariam (Ethiopia) 26 3 2011
4 2:04:58 Ryan Hall (USA) 28 4 2011
5 2:05:52 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya) 21 1 2010
6 2:06:13 Abreham Cherkos (Ethiopia) 21 5 2011
7 2:06:43 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya) 22 6 2011
8 2:07:10 Phillip Kimutai Sanga (Kenya) 27 7 2011
9 2:07:14 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (Kenya) 27 1 2006
10 2:07:15 Cosmas Ndeti (Kenya) 24 1 1994
Rank Time Champion Age Place Year
1 2:19:59 Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia) 26 1 2014
2 2:20:35 Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) 24 2 2014
3 2:20:41 Jemima Jelagat Sumgong (Kenya) 29 4 2014
4 2:20:43 Margaret Okayo (Kenya) 25 1 2002
5 2:21:12 Catherine Ndereba (Kenya) 29 2 2002
6 2:21:28 Meselech Melkamu (Ethiopia) 29 4 2014
7 2:21:45 Uta Pippig (Germany) 28 1 1994
8 2:22:02 Shalane Flanagan (Oregon) 32 5 2014
9 2:22:36 Carline Kilel (Kenya) 30 1 2011
10 2:22:38 Desiree Davila (Michigan) 27 2 2011
Rank Time Champion Age Place Year
1 1:18:25 Joshua Cassidy (Canada) 27 1 2012
2 1:18:27 Ernst van Dyk (South Africa) 31 1 2004
3 1:18:50 Masazumi Soejima (Japan) 40 1 2011
4 1:18:51 Kurt Fearnley (Australia) 30 2 2011
1:18:51 Ernst van Dyk (South Africa) 38 3 2011
6 1:20:36 Ernst van Dyk (South Africa) 41 1 2014
7 1:21:08 Joel Jeannot (France) 38 2 2004
8 1:21:14 Kota Hokinoue (Japan) 40 2 2014
1:21:14 Masazumi Soejima (Japan) 43 3 2014
10 1:21:23 Heinz Frei (Switzerland) 36 1 1994
Rank Time Champion Age Place Year
1 1:34:06 Wakako Tsuchida (Japan) 37 1 2011
2 1:34:22 Jean Driscoll (Illinois) 27 1 1994
3 1:34:45 Louise Sauvage (Australia) 20 2 1994
4 1:34:50 Jean Driscoll (Illinois) 26 1 1993
5 1:35:06 Tatyana McFadden (Illinois) 25 1 2014
6 1:35:42 Connie Hansen (Denmark) 28 2 1993
7 1:36:52 Jean Driscoll (Illinois) 25 1 1992
8 1:37:24 Wakako Tsuchida (Japan) 39 2 2014
9 1:37:36 Shirley Reilly (Arizona) 26 1 2012
10 1:37:37 Wakako Tsuchida (Japan) 37 2 2012

Top 10 Masters (40-49) Performances

Rank Time Name Home Age Place Year
1 2:11:04 John Campbell New Zealand 41 4 1990
2 2:12:48 Joshua Kipkemboi Kenya 43 12 2002
3 2:13:04 Fedor Ryzhov Russia 42 14 2002
4 2:13:45 Migidio Bourifa Italy 42 14 2011
5 2:13:54 Fedor Ryzhov Russia 41 8 2001
6 2:14:19 John Campbell New Zealand 40 6 1989
7 2:14:20 Andrey Kuznetsov Russia 41 7 1999
8 2:14:47 Joshua Kipkemboi Kenya 42 11 2001
9 2:14:52 James Koskei Kenya 40 11 2009
10 2:15:27 Andrey Kuznetsov Russia 40 15 1998
Rank Time Name Home Age Place Year
1 2:27:58 Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova Russia 40 47 2002
2 2:30:06 Madina Biktagirova Russia 41 46 2006
3 2:30:48 Priscilla Welch England 43 121 1988
4 2:31:30 Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova Russia 41 29 2003
5 2:32:02 Lorraine Moller New Zealand 40 122 1996
6 2:32:41 Madina Biktagirova Russia 40 44 2005
7 2:32:47 Evy Palm Sweden 44 108 1986
8 2:33:36 Emma Scaunich Italy 40 122 1994
9 2:34:08 Ramilia Burangulova Russia 42 37 2004
10 2:34:22 Larisa Zyusko Russia 41 138 2011

Top 10 Veterans (50-59) Performances

Top 10 times by male veterans in Boston

Rank Time Name Home Age Place Year
1 2:24:05 John Weston Canada 50 148 1983
2 2:27:17 Ryszard Marczak Poland 50 68 1996
3 2:30:42 Kjell-Erik Stahl Sweden 50 99 1996
4 2:30:57 Martin Fiz Spain 53 37 2016
5 2:31:57 John Weston Canada 51 244 1984
6 2:32:24 Hector Vargas New Jersey 52 256 1984
7 2:32:53 Matt Ebiner California 52 108 2013
8 2:33:01 Edward Stabler New York 51 414 1981
9 2:34:41 Mark Bennett Canada 53 169 2014
10 2:34:43 Douglas Fernandez Virginia 53 171 2014
Rank Time Name Home Age Place Year
1 2:50:29 Joan Samuelson Maine 55 865 2013
2 2:51:29 Joan Samuelson Maine 53 670 2011
3 2:52:10 Joan Samuelson Maine 56 1,150 2014
4 2:52:51 Jenny Hitchings California 51 1,243 2015
5 2:53:30 Gill Fullen Great Britain 51 743 2016
6 2:54:03 Joan Benoit Samuelson Maine 57 1,413 2015
7 2:54:21 Anne Roden Great Britain 53 708 2000
8 2:55:01 Christine Kennedy California 58 1,248 2013
9 2:55:02 Susan Loken Arizona 50 1,496 2014
10 2:56:32 Nina Wavik Ytterstad Norway 52 1,706 2015

Top 10 Seniors (60-69) Performances

Rank Time Name Home Age Place Year
1 2:43:56 Clive Davies Oregon 65 1,169 1981
2 2:45:20 Manuel Rosales Touza Spain 60 609 1996
3 2:45:47 Dave Walters Illinois 60 286 2016
4 2:47:23 John Derek Wood Great Britain 60 507 1991
5 2:48:18 Kiyoshi Tanaka Japan 60 815 1996
6 2:48:38 Terry McCluskey Ohio 62 490 2011
7 2:49:34 Yozu Tamaru Japan 60 543 1994
8 2:50:50 Malcolm Gillis Alabama 60 614 1994
9 2:51:15 Oleg Morozov Missouri 61 1,068 1996
10 2:51:48 Terry McCluskey Ohio 61 611 2010
Rank Time Name Home Age Place Year
1 3:11:57 Barbara Miller California 60 4,799 2000
2 3:12:51 Sharon Vos Connecticut 60 5,255 2015
3 3:16:19 Louise Voghel Canada 60 6,076 2015
4 3:17:22 Louise Voghel Canada 61 4,342 2016
5 3:19:01 Barbara Broad Ohio 60 4,799 2011
6 3:22:07 Kimi Ushiroda Japan 62 5,459 2016
7 3:22:08 Teri Longacre California 60 7,572 2015
8 3:23:38 Margaret Miller California 60 2,581 1986
9 3:24:27 Barbara Broad Ohio 62 6,964 2013
10 3:25:58 Soon Ok Kim Korea 60 6,075 2009

Top 10 70+ Performances

Rank Time Name Home Age Place Year
1 3:16:50 Susumu Ichida Japan 71 3,991 2009
2 3:17:38 Milos Kostic Canada 70 4,472 2011
3 3:19:09 Hernan Barreneche Columbia 73 5,636 2013
4 3:19:26 Michael Peytour Canada 72 3,100 1987
5 3:19:50 Frank Holst New York 78 4,623 1979
6 3:23:05 Dallas Smith Tennessee 70 5,734 2011
7 3:23:52 John Ouweleen Florida 72 6,794 2013
8 3:24:09 Kazuyoshi Takada Japan 70 5,149 2008
9 3:24:19 Joseph Burgasser Florida 71 5,536 2010
10 3:24:45 John Ouweleen Florida 70 6,174 2011
Rank Time Name Home Age Place Year
1 3:48:57 Jean Marmoreo Canada 70 13,596 2013
2 3:58:54 Jean Marmoreo Canada 71 17,808 2014
3 4:00:34 Elizabeth Borrett Canada 74 16,180 2013
4 4:00:40 Susan Nicholls Great Britain 70 16,966 2016
5 4:00:56 Jean Marmoreo Canada 72 19,051 2015
6 4:04:56 Albertina Zuniga China 70 9,711 2003
7 4:05:05 Jean Marmoreo Canada 73 17,832 2016
8 4:09:48 Diane Leonard Canada 70 18,767 2016
9 4:13:24 Hansi Rigney California 73 21,011 2015
10 4:18:23 Judith Taksa Webb California 70 21,587 2014

Top 10 American Performances

Rank Name State Time Place Date
1 Ryan Hall California 2:04:58 4 18 APR 2011
2 Mebrahtom Keflezighi California 2:08:37 1 21 APR 2014
3 Bob Kempainen Minnesota 2:08:47 7 18 APR 1994
4 Alberto Salazar Massachusetts 2:08:52 1 19 APR 1982
5 Dick Beardsley Minnesota 2:08:54 2 19 APR 1982
6 Greg A. Meyer Massachusetts 2:09:00 1 18 APR 1983
7 Bill Rodgers Massachusetts 2:09:27 1 16 APR 1979
8 Ron Tabb Oregon 2:09:31 2 18 APR 1983
9 Benji Durden Georgia 2:09:57 3 18 APR 1983
10 Edward Mendoza Arizona 2:10:06 4 18 APR 1983
Rank Name State Time Place Date
1 Shalane Flanagan Oregon 2:22:02 6 2014
2 Desiree Davila Michigan 2:22:38 2 2011
3 Joan Benoit Massachusetts 2:22:43 1 1983
4 Desiree Davila Linden (2) Michigan 2:23:54 8 2014
5 Kara Goucher Oregon 2:24:52 5 2011
6 Desiree Linden (3) Michigan 2:25:39 4 2015
7 Kim Jones Washington 2:26:40 2 1991
8 Joan Benoit Samuelson (2) Maine 2:26:54 4 1991
9 Shalane Flanagan (2) Oregon 2:27:08 4 2013
10 Shalane Flanagan (3) Oregon 2:27:47 9 2015

Closest Finishes

When it comes to being the Boston Marathon champion, one second can make a big difference. See which athletes have gone head to head at the finish line in the past.

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