Records Established at Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai

Geoffrey Mutai (2011)

Bill Rogers

Bill Rodgers

Progression of Course Records

Men’s Open Division, 1927–2015

Time Name Home Date
2:40:22 Clarence H. DeMar Melrose, MA 19 APR 1927
2:37:07 Clarence H. DeMar Melrose, MA 19 APR 1928
2:33:08 John C. Miles Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 19 APR 1929
2:31:01 Leslie S. Pawson Pawtucket, RI 19 APR 1933
2:28:51 Ellison M. Brown Alton, RI 19 APR 1939
2:28:28 Gerard A. Cote St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada 19 APR 1940
2:26:51 Bernard Joseph Smith Medford, MA 19 APR 1942
2:25:39 # Yun Bok Suh Korea 19 APR 1947
2:20:05 John J. Kelley Groton, CT 19 APR 1957
2:18:58 Aurele Vandendriessche Belgium 19 APR 1963
2:16:33 Morio Shigematsu Japan 19 APR 1965
2:15:45 David C. McKenzie New Zealand 19 APR 1967
2:13:49 Yoshiaki Unetani Japan 21 APR 1969
2:10:30 Ron Hill England 20 APR 1970
2:09:55 * Bill Rodgers Jamaica Plain, MA 21 APR 1975
2:09:27 * Bill Rodgers Melrose, MA 16 APR 1979
2:09:26 Toshihiko Seko Japan 20 APR 1981
2:08:52 * Alberto Salazar Wayland, MA 19 APR 1982
2:07:51 Robert de Castella Canberra, Australia 21 APR 1986
2:07:15 Cosmas Ndeti Machakos, Kenya 18 APR 1994
2:07:14 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Nandi District, Kenya 17 APR 2006
2:05:52 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot Bomet District, Kenya 19 APR 2010
2:03:02 Geoffrey Mutai Eldoret, Kenya 18 APR 2011

Men’s Masters Division, 1975–2015

Time Name Home Date
2:30:00 Robert Frankum (NY) 41 21 APR 1975
2:22:30 Jack Foster (New Zealand) 43 19 APR 1976
2:20:47 Fritz Mueller (NY) 41 17 APR 1978
2:20:15 Roger Robinson (New Zealand) 45 16 APR 1984
2:19:04 Michael Hurd (Great Britain) 40 21 APR 1986
2:17:53 Ryszard Marczak (Poland) 43 18 APR 1988
2:14:19 John Campbell (New Zealand) 40 17 APR 1989
2:11:04 # John Campbell (New Zealand) 41 16 APR 1990

* American Record
# World Record

Women’s Open Division, 1966–2015

Time Name Home Date
3:21:40 √ Roberta (Bobbi) Gibb Winchester, MA 19 APR 1966
3:05:07 √ Sara Mae Berman Cambridge, MA 20 APR 1970
3:10:26 Nina Kuscsik South Huntington, NY 17 APR 1972
3:05:59 Jacqueline A. Hansen Granada Hills, CA 16 APR 1973
2:47:11 Michiko (Miki) Gorman Los Angeles, CA 15 APR 1974
2:42:24 # Liane Winter Wolfsburg, West Germany 21 APR 1975
2:35:15 * Joan Benoit Cape Elizabeth, ME 16 APR 1979
2:34:28 Jacqueline Gareau Quebec, Canada 21 APR 1980
2:26:46 Allison Roe New Zealand 20 APR 1981
2:22:43 # Joan Benoit Watertown, MA 18 APR 1983
2:21:45 Uta Pippig Berlin, Germany 18 APR 1994
2:20:43 Margaret Okayo Kisii, Kenya 15 APR 2002
2:19:59 Buzunesh Deba Arsi, Ethiopia 21 APR 2014

(NOTE: The women’s division was not officially established until 1972.
Records set before 1972 are therefore part of the Pioneer era.)

Women’s Masters Division, 1975–2015

Time Name Home Date
3:21:38 Sylvia Weiner (Canada) 44 21 APR 1975
2:52:27 Michiko (Miki) Gorman (CA) 40 19 APR 1976
2:48:33 Michiko (Miki) Gorman (CA) 41 18 APR 1977
2:32:47 Evy Palm (Sweden) 44 21 APR 1986
2:30:48 Priscilla Welch (Great Britain) 43 18 APR 1988
2:27:58 Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova (Russia) 40 15 APR 2002

* American Record
# World Record
√ Pioneer era

All-time Top 10 times at Boston

Performances

(NOTE: The table below lists the 10 fastest times run by men.)

Rank Name Home Time Place Date
1 Geoffrey Mutai Kenya 2:03:02 1 18 APR 2011
2 Moses Mosop Kenya 2:03:06 2 18 APR 2011
3 Gebregziabher Gebremariam Ethiopia 2:04:53 3 18 APR 2011
4 Ryan Hall California 2:04:58 4 18 APR 2011
5 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot Kenya 2:05:52 1 19 APR 2010
6 Abreham Cherkos Ethiopia 2:06:13 5 18 APR 2011
7 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (2) Kenya 2:06:43 6 18 APR 2011
8 Phillip Kimutai Sanga Kenya 2:07:10 7 18 APR 2011
9 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Kenya 2:07:14 1 17 APR 2006
10 Cosmas Ndeti Kenya 2:07:15 1 18 APR 1994

Performances

(NOTE: The table below lists the 10 fastest times run by women.)

Rank Name Home Time Place Date
1 Buzunesh Deba Ethiopia 2:19:59 1 21 APR 2014
2 Mare Dibaba Ethiopia 2:20:35 2 21 APR 2014
3 Jemima Jelagat Sumgong Kenya 2:20:41 3 21 APR 2014
4 Margaret Okayo Kenya 2:20:43 1 15 APR 2002
5 Catherine Ndereba Kenya 2:21:12 2 15 APR 2002
6 Meselech Melkamu Ethiopia 2:21:28 4 21 APR 2014
7 Uta Pippig Germany 2:21:45 1 18 APR 1994
8 Shalane Flanagan Oregon 2:22:02 5 21 APR 2014
9 Caroline Kilel Kenya 2:22:36 1 18 APR 2011
10 Desiree Davila Michigan 2:22:38 2 18 APR 2011
Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Wakako Tsuchida

Wakako Tsuchida (2011)

Boston Marathon Push Rim Records

Time Name (Home) Date
2:40:10 Robert Hall (Belmont, MA) 18 APR 1977
2:26:57 George Murray (Tampa, FL) 17 APR 1978
1:55:00 Curt Brinkman (Orem, UT) 21 APR 1980
1:51:31 Jim Knaub (Long Beach, CA) 19 APR 1982
1:47:10 Jim Knaub (Long Beach, CA) 18 APR 1983
1:45:34 George Murray (Tampa, FL) 15 APR 1985
1:43:25 Andre Viger (Quebec, Canada) 21 APR 1986
1:43:19 Mustapha Badid (St. Denis, France) 18 APR 1988
1:36:04 Philippe Couprie (Pontoise, France) 17 APR 1989
1:29:53 Mustapha Badid (St. Denis, France) 16 APR 1990
1:26:28 Jim Knaub (Long Beach, CA) 20 APR 1992
1:22:17 Jim Knaub (Long Beach, CA) 19 APR 1993
1:21:23 Heinz Frei (Etziken, Switzerland) 18 APR 1994
1:18:27 Ernst van Dyk (Stellenbosch, South Africa) 19 APR 2004
1:18:25 Joshua Cassidy (Toronto, Canada) 16 APR 2012
Time Name (Home) Date
3:27:56 Sheryl Bair 1979
2:49:04 Sharon Limpert 1980
2:12:43 Candace Cable-Brookes 1982
2:05:26 Candace Cable-Brookes 1985
1:50:06 Connie Hansen 1989
1:43:17 Jean Driscoll 1990
1:42:42 Jean Driscoll 1991
1:36:52 Jean Driscoll 1992
1:34:50 Jean Driscoll 1993
1:34:22 Jean Driscoll 1994
1:34:06 Wakako Tsuchida 2011