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The 10 Fastest Winning Times in Boston Marathon History (Men and Women)

American Meb Keflezighi Has Won The 2014 Boston Marathon With The 10th Fastest Men's Winning Time In History. Keny'a Rita Jeptoo Won It With The Fastest Women's Winning Time Ever.

American Meb Keflezighi Has Won The 2014 Boston Marathon With The 10th Fastest Men’s Winning Time In History. Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo Won It With The Fastest Women’s Winning Time Ever.

On the heels of last year’s bombing tragedy, a true American has won the Boston Marathon – the first in over 30 years. Meb Keflezighi (38 years old), who also won the New York City Marathon in 2009, came in early this afternoon at 2:08:37. That’s the 10th fastest winning time ever.

Keflezighi emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 12 from Eritrea, Africa. He attended middle school and high school in San Diego, before finishing up his education as a graduate of UCLA.

On the women’s side, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won her third Boston Marathon and second of back-to-back – with the fastest women’s winning time in history. Now how about that? She’s just 10 minutes off of cracking the men’s top 10. And how about that!

Please take a look at yesterday’s post, Sports List of the Day‘s tribute to victims of the bombing and multiple winners of the Boston Marathon.

Take time to remember those who lost their lives and their families, and those who were injured, however you feel appropriate.

MEN

MARATHONER TIME YEAR COUNTRY
1. Geoffrey Mutai 2:03:02 2011 Kenya
2. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 2:05:52 2010 Kenya
3. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot 2:07:14 2006 Kenya
4. Cosmas Ndeti 2:07:15 1994 Kenya
5. Moses Tanui 2:07:34 1998 Kenya
6. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot 2:07:45 2008 Kenya
7. Robert de Castella 2:07:51 1986 Australia
8. Ibrahim Hussein 2:08:14 1992 Kenya
9. Gelindo Bordin 2:08:19 1990 Italy
10. Meb Keflezighi 2:08:37 2014 USA

WOMEN

MARATHONER TIME YEAR COUNTRY
1. Rita Jeptoo 2:18:57 2014 Kenya
2. Margaret Okayo 2:20:43 2002 Kenya
3. Uta Pippig 2:21:45 1994 Germany
4. Caroline Kilel 2:22:36 2011 Kenya
5. Joan Benoit 2:22:43 1983 USA
6. Fatuma Roba 2:23:21 1998 Ethiopia
7. Fatuma Roba 2:23:25 1999 Ethiopia
8. Rita Jeptoo 2:23:38 2006 Kenya
9. Olga Markova 2:23:43 1992 Russia
10. Catherine Ndereba 2:23:53 2001 Kenya

Photos: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images via boston.cbslocal.com / Jim Rogash/Getty Images via boston.cbslocal.com

Multiple Winners of the Boston Marathon (Men and Women)

Clarence DeMar And Catherine Ndereba Have Won The Most Boston Marathons On The Men's And Women's Side, Respectively

Clarence DeMar And Catherine Ndereba Have Won The Most Boston Marathons On The Men’s And Women’s Side, Respectively

Tomorrow will mark the first Boston Marathon since last year’s bombing, which took the lives of three spectators and later an MIT police officer. Hundreds were injured, many severely and some with forever life-altering physical damage.

Let’s take a moment to remember those young people who lost their lives…

Krystle Marie Campbell, 29

Lu Lingzi, 23

Martin William Richard, 8

Sean A. Collier, 27

…and those who were injured.

Remember those affected by the tragedy in your prayers or in whatever manner befits you. Thank you.

I wanted to do a post today on the Boston Marathon as my way of remembering – and also to call attention to what is truly an historical and world-class event in a world-class city. B strong.

Below are the men and women who have won multiple Boston Marathons.

UPDATED LIST: Through the 2014 Boston Marathon. Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won her third.

MEN

  MARATHONER WINS YEARS COUNTRY
1. Clarence DeMar 7 1911, 1922-1924, 1927, 1928, 1930 USA
         
2. Gérard Côté 4 1940, 1943, 1944, 1948 Canada
         
2. Bill Rodgers 4 1975, 1978-1980 USA
         
2. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot 4 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 Kenya
         
5. Leslie S. Pawson 3 1933, 1938, 1941 USA
         
5. Eino Oksanen 3 1959, 1961, 1962 Finland
         
5. Ibrahim Hussein 3 1988, 1991, 1992 Kenya
         
5. Cosmas Ndeti 3 1993-1995 Kenya
         
9. John Caffery 2 1900, 1901 Canada
         
9. Johnny Miles 2 1926, 1929 Canada
         
9. John A. Kelley 2 1935, 1945 USA
         
9. Ellison Brown 2 1936, 1939 USA
         
9. Aurèle Vandendriessche 2 1963, 1964 Belgium
         
9. Toshihiko Seko 2 1981, 1987 Japan
         
9. Geoff Smith 2 1984, 1985 United Kingdom
         
9. Moses Tanui 2 1996, 1998 Kenya

WOMEN

  MARATHONER WINS YEARS COUNTRY
1. Catherine Ndereba 4 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 Kenya
         
2. Bobbi Gibb 3 1966-1968 USA
         
2. Sara Mae Berman 3 1969-1971 USA
         
2. Rosa Mota 3 1987, 1988, 1990 Portugal
         
2. Uta Pippig 3 1994-1996 Germany
         
2. Fatuma Roba 3 1997-1999 Ethiopia
2. Rita Jeptoo 3 2006, 2013, 2014 Kenya
         
8. Miki Gorman 2 1974, 1977 USA
         
8. Joan Benoit 2 1979, 1983 USA
         
8. Ingrid Kristiansen 2 1986, 1989 Norway
         
8. Olga Markova 2 1992, 1993 Russia

Photos: runningpast.com / iaaf.org

NYC Marathon Runners with Multiple Wins and Marathon Winners by Country

Grete Waitz Won an Unfathomable Nine New York City Marathons

Grete Waitz Won an Unfathomable Nine New York City Marathons

Grete Waitz of Norway has won the New York City Marathon more than anyone else. She did it nine times, dominating the late 1970’s and 1980’s. This may fall under “unbreakable record.”

The UK’s Paula Radcliffe won it three times.

They join the USA’s Bill Rodgers (4) and Alberto Salazar (3) on the men’s side as the only runners to win the race at least three times.

Five other women, and six other men, have won the NYC Marathon twice, making 15 runners all together with multiple marathon wins.

MEN

1. Bill Rodgers 4 USA 1976 2:10:10
        1977 2:11:28
        1978 2:12:12
        1979 2:11:42
2. Alberto Salazar 3 USA 1980 2:09:41
        1981 2:08:13
        1982 2:09:29
3. Tom Fleming 2 USA 1973 2:21:54
        1975 2:19:27
3. John Kagwe 2 Kenya 1997 2:08:12
        1998 2:08:45
3. Martin Lel 2 Kenya 2003 2:10:30
        2007 2:09:04
3. Orlando Pizzolato 2 Italy 1984 2:14:53
        1985 2:11:34
3. Germán Silva 2 Mexico 1994 2:11:21
        1995 2:11:00
3. Marílson Gomes dos Santos 2 Brazil 2006 2:09:58
        2008 2:08:43

WOMEN

1. Grete Waitz 9 Norway 1978 2:32:30
        1979 2:27:33
        1980 2:25:42
        1982 2:27:14
        1983 2:27:00
        1984 2:29:30
        1985 2:28:34
        1986 2:28:06
        1988 2:28:07
2. Paula Radcliffe 3 United Kingdom 2004 2:23:10
        2007 2:23:09
        2008 2:23:56
3. Nina Kuscsik 2 USA 1972 3:08:41
        1973 2:57:07
3. Miki Gorman 2 USA 1976 2:39:11
        1977 2:43:10
3. Tegla Loroupe 2 Kenya 1994 2:27:37
        1995 2:28:06
3. Margaret Okayo 2 Kenya 2001 2:24:21
        2003 2:22:31
3. Jelena Prokopcuka 2 Latvia 2005 2:24:41
        2006 2:25:05

The NYC Marathon made its debut in 1970. An American won the first 12 races on the men’s side, and the first seven on the women’s side.

The U.S. men still hold the most marathon wins with 14, but this is a record destined to fall as the country’s early dominance was a factor of a relatively tiny, and less international, field.

Thanks to Grete Waitz, Norway has the most NYC Marathon winners on the women’s side with 10.

But look out for the Kenyans and Ethiopians on both sides. Here they come.

MEN

  COUNTRY YEAR WINNER TIME
           
1. United States 14 1970  Gary Muhrcke  2:31:38 
      1971  Norman Higgins  2:22:54 
      1972  Sheldon Karlin  2:27:52 
      1973  Tom Fleming  2:21:54 
      1974  Norbert Sander  2:26:30 
      1975  Tom Fleming  2:19:27 
      1976  Bill Rodgers  2:10:10 
      1977  Bill Rodgers  2:11:28 
      1978  Bill Rodgers  2:12:12 
      1979  Bill Rodgers  2:11:42 
      1980  Alberto Salazar  2:09:41 
      1981  Alberto Salazar  2:08:13 
      1982  Alberto Salazar  2:09:29 
      2009  Meb Keflezighi  2:09:15 
           
2. Kenya 10 1987  Ibrahim Hussein  2:11:01 
      1990  Douglas Wakiihuri  2:12:39 
      1997  John Kagwe  2:08:12 
      1998  John Kagwe  2:08:45 
      1999  Joseph Chebet  2:09:14 
      2002  Rodgers Rop  2:08:07 
      2003  Martin Lel  2:10:30 
      2005  Paul Tergat  2:09:30 
      2007  Martin Lel  2:09:04 
      2011  Geoffrey Mutai  2:05:06 
           
3. Italy 4 1984  Orlando Pizzolato  2:14:53 
      1985  Orlando Pizzolato  2:11:34 
      1986  Gianni Poli  2:11:06 
      1996  Giacomo Leone  2:09:54 
           
3. Mexico 4 1991  Salvador García  2:09:28 
      1993  Andrés Espinosa  2:10:04 
      1994  Germán Silva  2:11:21 
      1995  Germán Silva  2:11:00 
           
5. Brazil 2 2006  Marílson Gomes dos Santos  2:09:58 
      2008  Marílson Gomes dos Santos  2:08:43 
           
5. Ethiopia 2 2001  Tesfaye Jifar  2:07:43 
      2010  Gebregziabher Gebremariam  2:08:14 
           
5. South Africa 2 1992  Willie Mtolo  2:09:29 
      2004  Hendrick Ramaala  2:09:28 
           
8. Morocco 1 2000  Abdelkader El Mouaziz  2:10:09 
           
8. New Zealand 1 1983  Rod Dixon  2:08:59 
           
8. Tanzania 1 1989  Juma Ikangaa  2:08:01 
           
8. United Kingdom 1 1988  Steve Jones  2:08:20 

WOMEN

  COUNTRY YEAR WINNER TIME
           
1. Norway 10 1978  Grete Waitz  2:32:30 
      1979  Grete Waitz  2:27:33 
      1980  Grete Waitz  2:25:42 
      1982  Grete Waitz  2:27:14 
      1983  Grete Waitz  2:27:00 
      1984  Grete Waitz  2:29:30 
      1985  Grete Waitz  2:28:34 
      1986  Grete Waitz  2:28:06 
      1988  Grete Waitz  2:28:07 
      1989  Ingrid Kristiansen  2:25:30 
           
2. United States 7 1971  Beth Bonner  2:55:22 
      1972  Nina Kuscsik  3:08:41 
      1973  Nina Kuscsik  2:57:07 
      1974  Kathrine Switzer  3:07:29 
      1975  Kim Merritt  2:46:14 
      1976  Miki Gorman  2:39:11 
      1977  Miki Gorman  2:43:10 
           
3. Kenya 6 1994  Tegla Loroupe  2:27:37 
      1995  Tegla Loroupe  2:28:06 
      2001  Margaret Okayo  2:24:21 
      2002  Joyce Chepchumba  2:25:56 
      2003  Margaret Okayo  2:22:31 
      2010  Edna Kiplagat  2:28:20 
           
4. United Kingdom 5 1987  Priscilla Welch  2:30:17 
      1991  Liz McColgan  2:27:32 
      2004  Paula Radcliffe  2:23:10 
      2007  Paula Radcliffe  2:23:09 
      2008  Paula Radcliffe  2:23:56 
           
5. Ethiopia 2 2009  Derartu Tulu  2:28:52 
      2011  Firehiwot Dado  2:23:15 
           
5. Latvia 2 2005  Jelena Prokopcuka  2:24:41 
      2006  Jelena Prokopcuka  2:25:05 
           
7. Australia 1 1992  Lisa Ondieki  2:24:40 
           
7. Germany 1 1993  Uta Pippig  2:26:24 
           
7. Italy 1 1998  Franca Fiacconi  2:25:17 
           
7. Mexico 1 1999  Adriana Fernandez  2:25:06 
           
7. New Zealand 1 1981  Allison Roe  2:25:29 
           
7. Poland 1 1990  Wanda Panfil  2:30:45 
           
7. Romania 1 1996  Anuta Catuna 2:28:18 
           
7. Russia 1 2000  Lyudmila Petrova  2:25:45 
           
7. Switzerland 1 1997  Franziska Rochat-Moser  2:28:43 

Photo: guardian.co.uk

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