IAAF World Records Set in World Marathon Majors Events

Men

WR Athlete WMM Event Date
2:02:57* Dennis Kimetto (KEN) BER 28 SEP 2014
2:03:23 Wilson Kipsang (KEN) BER 29 SEP 2013
2:03:38 Patrick Makau (KEN) BER 25 SEP 2011
2:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) BER 28 SEP 2008
2:04:26 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) BER 30 SEP 2007
2:04:55 Paul Tergat (KEN) BER 28 SEP 2003
2:05:38 Khalid Khannouchi (USA) LON 14 APR 2002
2:05:42 Khalid Khannouchi (MAR) CHI 24 OCT 1999
2:06:05 Ronaldo da Costa (BRA) BER 20 SEP 1998
2:08:05 Steve Jones (GBR) CHI 21 OCT 1984
2:12:12 Abebe Bikila (ETH) OLY (Tokyo) 21 OCT 1964
2:15:17 Abebe Bikila (ETH) OLY (Rome) 10 SEP 1960
2:25:39 Yun Bok Suh (KOR) BOS 19 APR 1947
2:32:36 Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN) OLY (Antwerp) 22 AUG 1920
2:55:19 Johnny Hayes (USA) OLY (London) 24 JUL 1908

Women

WR Athlete WMM Event Date
2:15:25* Paula Radcliffe (GBR) LON 13 APR 2003
2:17:18 Paula Radcliffe (GBR) CHI 13 OCT 2002
2:18:47 Catherine Ndereba (KEN) CHI 07 OCT2001
2:19:46 Naoko Takahashi (JPN) BER 30 SEP 2001
2:20:43 Tegla Loroupe (KEN) BER 26 SEP 1999
2:21:06 Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) LON 21 APR 1985
2:22:43 Joan Benoit Samuelson (USA) BOS 18 APR 1983
2:25:29 Grete Waitz (NOR) LON 17 APR 1983
2:25:42 Grete Waitz (NOR) NYC 26 OCT 1980
2:27:33 Grete Waitz (NOR) NYC 21 OCT 1979
2:32:30 Grete Waitz (NOR) NYC 22 OCT 1978
2:34:48** Christa Vahlensieck (GER) BER 10 SEP 1977
2:42:24 Liane Winter (GER) BOS 21 APR 1975

*Current World Record as of February 2015
**Set in the 1977 German Marathon Championships

Abbreviations Used Throughout This Section
BOS = Boston Marathon
LON = Virgin Money London Marathon
BER = BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
CHI = Bank of America Chicago Marathon
NYC = TCS New York City Marathon
OLY = Olympic Games Marathon

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