List of winners of the Boston Marathon

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This page lists the winners of the Boston Marathon, which has been running continuously since 1897 and is the oldest annual marathon in the world. The first race, run in 1897, included only 15 runners, all of whom were men. Women were only officially allowed to run the race beginning in 1972, though female runners had unofficially participated beginning in 1966 despite the opposition of the Boston Athletic Association, the race sponsor. The Boston Marathon became the first major marathon to include a wheelchair division in 1975 for men, and added a wheelchair division for women in 1977.

Many marathon champions have repeated their feats in following years. The record for most repeated championships stands at 9, held by Ernst van Dyk in the Men's Wheelchair division. In the Men's Open division, Clarence DeMar holds the distinction of most wins with 7, and Catherine Ndereba tops the Women's Open division with 4. The United States has had more winners than any other country, followed by Kenya and Canada. The United States and Canada dominated the early years of the race, and it wasn't until the 36th race, in 1932, that someone from outside North America, Paul de Bruyn of Germany, won the race. During the period from World War II through the 1980s, there was much more national diversity among Boston Marathon champions, but the last two decades have seen Kenya emerge as the dominant nationality, especially in the Men's Open division, which (as of 2013) has been won by Kenyans in 19 of the past 23 years.

The 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi) length of the marathon was not fixed before the 1924 Paris Olympics, and the Boston course varied as well. Prior to 1924 the course distance was approximately 24.5 miles (39.4 km). Even after the standardization of marathon lengths, the Boston course was off by nearly 200 yards from the correct distance until the mistake was discovered and corrected in 1927. The course grew gradually shorter in the 1950s as road re-construction straightened curves. This time, upon remeasurement the course was found to lack nearly 1200 yards, and was corrected beginning with the 1957 race. Due to these changes, the marathon recognizes several course records that are slower than previous records due to being run on longer courses. 26 world records have been set on the Boston Marathon course, one in the Men's Open Division, two in the Women's Open, 13 in the Men's Wheelchair, and 10 in the Women's Wheelchair.

On April 18, 2011, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya ran the fastest marathon ever run up to that point, in a time of 2:03:02.[1][2]

Men's open[edit]

Year Athlete Country/State Time Notes
1897 McDermott, John J.John J. McDermott  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:55:10 course record
1898 MacDonald, Ronald J.Ronald J. MacDonald  CanadaCanada Canada 2:42:00 course record
1899 Brignolia, LawrenceLawrence Brignolia  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:54:38
1900 Caffery, JohnJohn "Jack" Caffery  CanadaCanada Canada 2:39:44 course record
1901 Caffery, JohnJohn "Jack" Caffery  CanadaCanada Canada 2:29:23 2nd victory, course record
1902 Mellor, SammySammy Mellor  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:43:12
1903 Lorden, JohnJohn Lorden  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:41:29
1904 Spring, MichaelMichael Spring  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:38:04
1905 Lorz, FrederickFrederick Lorz  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:38:25
1906 Ford, TimTim Ford  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:45:45
1907 Longboat, ThomasThomas Longboat  CanadaCanada Canada 2:24:24 course record
1908 Morrissey, ThomasThomas Morrissey  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:25:43
1909 Renaud, HenriHenri Renaud  United StatesUnited States United States (NH) 2:53:36
1910 Cameron, FredFred Cameron  CanadaCanada Canada 2:28:52
1911 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:21:39 course record
1912 Ryan, MichaelMichael J. Ryan  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:21:18 course record
1913 Carlson, FritzFritz Carlson  United StatesUnited States United States (MN) 2:25:14
1914 Duffy, JamesJames Duffy  CanadaCanada Canada 2:25:14
1915 Fabre, ÉdouardÉdouard Fabre  CanadaCanada Canada 2:31:41
1916 Roth, ArthurArthur Roth  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:27:16
1917 Kennedy, BillBill Kennedy  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:28:37
1918 Camp Devens relay team[3]  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:29:53 1918 race was relay for 10-man military teams
1919 Linder, CarlCarl Linder  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:29:13
1920 Trivoulides, PeterPeter Trivoulides  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:29:31
1921 Zuna, FrankFrank Zuna  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:18:57 course record
1922 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:18:10 2nd victory, course record
1923 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:23:47 3rd victory
1924 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:29:40 4th victory
1925 Mellor, CharlesCharles Mellor  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 2:33:00
1926 Miles, JohnnyJohnny Miles  CanadaCanada Canada 2:25:40 course record
1927 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:40:22 5th victory, course record
1928 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:37:07 6th victory, course record
1929 Miles, JohnnyJohnny Miles  CanadaCanada Canada 2:33:08 2nd victory, course record
1930 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:34:48 7th victory
1931 Henigan, JamesJames Henigan  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:46:45
1932 DeBruyn, PaulPaul de Bruyn  GermanyGermany Germany 2:33:36
1933 Pawson, Leslie S.Leslie S. Pawson  United StatesUnited States United States (RI) 2:31:01 course record
1934 Komonen, DaveDave Komonen  CanadaCanada Canada 2:32:53
1935 Kelley, John A.John A. Kelley  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:32:07
1936 Brown, EllisonEllison Brown  United StatesUnited States United States (RI) 2:33:40
1937 Young, WalterWalter Young  CanadaCanada Canada 2:33:20
1938 Pawson, Leslie S.Leslie S. Pawson  United StatesUnited States United States (RI) 2:35:34 2nd victory
1939 Brown, EllisonEllison Brown  United StatesUnited States United States (RI) 2:28:51 2nd victory, course record
1940 Côté, GérardGérard Côté  CanadaCanada Canada 2:28:28 course record
1941 Pawson, Leslie S.Leslie S. Pawson  United StatesUnited States United States (RI) 2:30:38 3rd victory
1942 Smith, JoeJoe Smith  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:26:51 course record
1943 Côté, GérardGérard Côté  CanadaCanada Canada 2:28:25 2nd victory
1944 Côté, GérardGérard Côté  CanadaCanada Canada 2:31:50 3rd victory
1945 Kelley, John A.John A. Kelley  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:30:40 2nd victory
1946 Kyriakides, StylianosStylianos Kyriakides  GreeceGreece Greece 2:29:27
1947 Suh Yun-bok  South Korea 2:25:39 world record, course record
1948 Côté, GérardGérard Côté  CanadaCanada Canada 2:31:02 4th victory
1949 Leandersson, KarlKarl Leandersson  Sweden 2:31:50
1950 Ham Kee-Yong  South Korea 2:32:39
1951 Tanaka, ShigekiShigeki Tanaka  Japan 2:27:45
1952 Florea, DoroteoDoroteo Flores  Guatemala 2:31:53
1953 Yamada, KeizoKeizo Yamada  Japan 2:18:51 course record
1954 Karvonen, VeikkoVeikko Karvonen  Finland 2:20:39
1955 Hamamura, HideoHideo Hamamura  Japan 2:18:22 course record
1956 Viskari, AnttiAntti Viskari  Finland 2:14:14 course record
1957 Kelley, John J.John J. Kelley  United StatesUnited States United States (CT) 2:20:05 course record (new course)
1958 Mihalić, FranjoFranjo Mihalić  Yugoslavia 2:25:54
1959 Oksanen, EinoEino Oksanen  Finland 2:22:42
1960 Kotila, PaavoPaavo Kotila  Finland 2:20:54
1961 Oksanen, EinoEino Oksanen  Finland 2:23:39 2nd victory
1962 Oksanen, EinoEino Oksanen  Finland 2:23:48 3rd victory
1963 Vandendriessche, AurèleAurèle Vandendriessche  Belgium 2:18:58 course record
1964 Vandendriessche, AurèleAurèle Vandendriessche  Belgium 2:19:59 2nd victory
1965 Shigematsu, MorioMorio Shigematsu  Japan 2:16:33 course record
1966 Kimihara, KenjiKenji Kimihara  Japan 2:17:11
1967 McKenzie, DaveDave McKenzie  New Zealand 2:15:45 course record
1968 Burfoot, AmbyAmby Burfoot  United StatesUnited States United States (CT) 2:22:17
1969 Unetani, YoshiakiYoshiaki Unetani  Japan 2:13:49 course record
1970 Ron Hill  United Kingdom 2:10:30 course record
1971 Mejia, AlvaroÁlvaro Mejía  Colombia 2:18:45
1972 Suomalainen, OlaviOlavi Suomalainen  Finland 2:15:39
1973 Anderson, JonJon Anderson  United StatesUnited States United States (OR) 2:16:03
1974 Cusack, NeilNeil Cusack  Ireland 2:13:39
1975 Rodgers, BillBill Rodgers  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:09:55 course record
1976 Fultz, JackJack Fultz  United StatesUnited States United States (VA) 2:20:19
1977 Drayton, JeromeJerome Drayton  Canada 2:14:46
1978 Rodgers, BillBill Rodgers  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:10:13 2nd victory
1979 Rodgers, BillBill Rodgers  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:09:27 3rd victory, course record
1980 Rodgers, BillBill Rodgers  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:12:11 4th victory
1981 Seko, ToshihikoToshihiko Seko  Japan 2:09:26 course record
1982 Salazar, AlbertoAlberto Salazar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:08:52 course record
1983 Meyer, GregGreg Meyer  United StatesUnited States United States (MI) 2:09:00
1984 Smith, GeoffGeoff Smith  United Kingdom 2:10:34
1985 Smith, GeoffGeoff Smith  United Kingdom 2:14:05 2nd victory
1986 de Castella, RobertRobert de Castella  Australia 2:07:51 course record
1987 Seko, ToshihikoToshihiko Seko  Japan 2:11:50 2nd victory
1988 Hussein, IbrahimIbrahim Hussein  Kenya 2:08:43
1989 Mekonnen, AbebeAbebe Mekonnen  Ethiopia 2:09:06
1990 Bordin, GelindoGelindo Bordin  Italy 2:08:19
1991 Hussein, IbrahimIbrahim Hussein  Kenya 2:11:06 2nd victory
1992 Hussein, IbrahimIbrahim Hussein  Kenya 2:08:14 3rd victory
1993 Ndeti, CosmasCosmas Ndeti  Kenya 2:09:33
1994 Ndeti, CosmasCosmas Ndeti  Kenya 2:07:15 2nd victory, course record
1995 Ndeti, CosmasCosmas Ndeti  Kenya 2:09:22 3rd victory
1996 Tanui, MosesMoses Tanui  Kenya 2:09:15
1997 Aguta, LameckLameck Aguta  Kenya 2:10:34
1998 Tanui, MosesMoses Tanui  Kenya 2:07:34 2nd victory
1999 Chebet, JosephJoseph Chebet  Kenya 2:09:52
2000 Lagat, ElijahElijah Lagat  Kenya 2:09:47
2001 Lee Bong-Ju  South Korea 2:09:43
2002 Rop, RodgersRodgers Rop  Kenya 2:09:02
2003 Cheruiyot, Robert KipkoechRobert Kipkoech Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:10:11
2004 Cherigat, TimothyTimothy Cherigat  Kenya 2:10:37
2005 Negussie, HailuHailu Negussie  Ethiopia 2:11:44
2006 Cheruiyot, Robert KipkoechRobert Kipkoech Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:07:14 2nd victory, course record
2007 Cheruiyot, Robert KipkoechRobert Kipkoech Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:14:13 3rd victory
2008 Cheruiyot, Robert KipkoechRobert Kipkoech Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:07:45 4th victory
2009 Merga, DeribaDeriba Merga  Ethiopia 2:08:42
2010 Cheruiyot, Robert KipronoRobert Kiprono Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:05:52 course record
2011 Mutai, GeoffreyGeoffrey Mutai  Kenya 2:03:02 course record, fastest marathon ever up to that point
2012 Korir, WesleyWesley Korir  Kenya 2:12:40
2013 Desisa Benti, LelisaLelisa Desisa Benti  Ethiopia 2:10:22
2014 Meb, KeflezighiMeb Keflezighi  United States (CA) 2:08:37

Women's open[edit]

Year Athlete Country/State Time Notes
1966 Gibb, RobertaBobbi Gibb  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 3:21:40 course record [4]
1967 Gibb, RobertaBobbi Gibb  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 3:27:17 2nd victory [4]
1968 Gibb, RobertaBobbi Gibb  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 3:30:00 3rd victory [4]
1969 Berman, Sara MaeSara Mae Berman  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 3:22:46 [4]
1970 Berman, Sara MaeSara Mae Berman  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 3:05:07 2nd victory, course record [4]
1971 Berman, Sara MaeSara Mae Berman  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 3:08:30 3rd victory [4]
1972 Kuscsik, NinaNina Kuscsik  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 3:10:26
1973 Hansen, JacquelineJacqueline Hansen  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 3:05:59
1974 Gorman, MikiMiki Gorman  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 2:47:11 course record
1975 Winter, LianeLiane Winter  West Germany 2:42:24 world record, course record
1976 Merritt, KimKim Merritt  United StatesUnited States United States (WI) 2:47:10
1977 Gorman, MikiMiki Gorman  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 2:48:33 2nd victory
1978 Barron, Gayle S.Gayle Barron  United StatesUnited States United States (GA) 2:44:52
1979 Benoit, JoanJoan Benoit  United StatesUnited States United States (ME) 2:35:15 course record
1980 Gareau, JacquelineJacqueline Gareau  Canada 2:34:28 course record [5]
1981 Roe, AllisonAllison Roe  New Zealand 2:26:46 course record
1982 Teske, CharlotteCharlotte Teske  West Germany 2:29:33
1983 Benoit, JoanJoan Benoit  United StatesUnited States United States (ME) 2:22:43 2nd victory, world record, course record
1984 Moller, LorraineLorraine Moller  New Zealand 2:29.28
1985 Weidenbach, Lisa LarsenLisa Larsen Weidenbach  United StatesUnited States United States (MI) 2:34.06
1986 Kristiansen, IngridIngrid Kristiansen  Norway 2:24:55
1987 Mota, RosaRosa Mota  Portugal 2:25:21
1988 Mota, RosaRosa Mota  Portugal 2:24:30 2nd victory
1989 Kristiansen, IngridIngrid Kristiansen  Norway 2:24:33 2nd victory
1990 Mota, RosaRosa Mota  Portugal 2:25:24 3rd victory
1991 Panfil, WandaWanda Panfil  Poland 2:24:18
1992 Markova, OlgaOlga Markova  Russia 2:23:43
1993 Markova, OlgaOlga Markova  Russia 2:25:27 2nd victory
1994 Pippig, UtaUta Pippig  Germany 2:21:45 course record
1995 Pippig, UtaUta Pippig  Germany 2:25:11 2nd victory
1996 Pippig, UtaUta Pippig  Germany 2:27:12 3rd victory
1997 Roba, FatumaFatuma Roba  Ethiopia 2:26:23
1998 Roba, FatumaFatuma Roba  Ethiopia 2:23:21 2nd victory
1999 Roba, FatumaFatuma Roba  Ethiopia 2:23:25 3rd victory
2000 Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba  Kenya 2:26:11
2001 Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba  Kenya 2:23:53 2nd victory
2002 Okayo, MargaretMargaret Okayo  Kenya 2:20:43 course record
2003 Zakharova, SvetlanaSvetlana Zakharova  Russia 2:25:19
2004 Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba  Kenya 2:24:27 3rd victory
2005 Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba  Kenya 2:25:12 4th victory
2006 Jeptoo, RitaRita Jeptoo  Kenya 2:23:38
2007 Grigoryeva, LidiyaLidiya Grigoryeva  Russia 2:29:18
2008 Tune, DireDire Tune  Ethiopia 2:25:25 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher
2009 Kosgei, SalinaSalina Kosgei  Kenya 2:32:16 1 second ahead of 2nd place finisher
2010 Erkesso, TeybaTeyba Erkesso  Ethiopia 2:26:11 3 seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher
2011 Kilel, CarolineCaroline Kilel  Kenya 2:22:36 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher
2012 Cherop, SharonSharon Cherop  Kenya 2:31:50 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher
2013 Jeptoo, RitaRita Jeptoo  Kenya 2:26:25 2nd victory
2014 Jeptoo, RitaRita Jeptoo  Kenya 2:18:57 3rd victory, course record

Men's wheelchair[edit]

Year Athlete Country/State Time Notes
1975 Hall, RobertRobert Hall  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:58:00 course record
1976 zzznone
1977 Hall, RobertRobert Hall  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:40:10 2nd victory, world record, course record
1978 Murray, GeorgeGeorge Murray  United StatesUnited States United States (FL) 2:26:57 course record
1979 Archer, KenKen Archer  United StatesUnited States United States (OH) 2:38:59
1980 Brinkman, CurtCurt Brinkman  United StatesUnited States United States (UT) 1:55:00 world record, course record
1981 Martinson, JimJim Martinson  United StatesUnited States United States (WA) 2:00:41
1982 Knaub, JimJim Knaub  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:51:31 world record, course record
1983 Knaub, JimJim Knaub  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:47:10 2nd victory, world record, course record
1984 Viger, AndréAndré Viger  Canada 2:05:20
1985 Murray, GeorgeGeorge Murray  United StatesUnited States United States (FL) 1:45:34 2nd victory, world record, course record
1986 Viger, AndréAndré Viger  Canada 1:43:25 2nd victory, world record, course record
1987 Viger, AndréAndré Viger  Canada 1:55:42 3rd victory
1988 Badid, MustaphaMustapha Badid  France 1:43:19 world record, course record
1989 Couprie, PhilippePhilippe Couprie  France 1:36:04 world record, course record
1990 Badid, MustaphaMustapha Badid  France 1:29:53 2nd victory, world record, course record
1991 Knaub, JimJim Knaub  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:30:44 3rd victory
1992 Knaub, JimJim Knaub  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:26:28 4th victory, world record, course record
1993 Knaub, JimJim Knaub  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:22:17 5th victory, world record, course record
1994 Frei, HeinzHeinz Frei   Switzerland 1:21:23 world record, course record
1995 Nietlispach, FranzFranz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:25:59
1996 Frei, HeinzHeinz Frei   Switzerland 1:30:14 2nd victory
1997 Nietlispach, FranzFranz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:28:14 2nd victory
1998 Nietlispach, FranzFranz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:21:52 3rd victory
1999 Nietlispach, FranzFranz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:21:36 4th victory
2000 Nietlispach, FranzFranz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:33:32 5th victory
2001 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:25:12
2002 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:23:19 2nd victory
2003 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:28:32 3rd victory
2004 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:18:27 4th victory, world record, course record
2005 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:24:11 5th victory
2006 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:25:29 6th victory
2007 Soejima, MasazumiMasazumi Soejima  Japan 1:29:16
2008 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:26:49 7th victory
2009 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:33:29 8th victory
2010 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:26:53 9th victory
2011 Soejima, MasazumiMasazumi Soejima  Japan 1:18:50 2nd victory
2012 Cassidy, JoshuaJoshua Cassidy  Canada 1:18:25 world record, course record
2013 Yamamoto, HiroyukiHiroyuki Yamamoto  Japan 1:25:33
2014 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk  South Africa 1:20:36 10th victory

Women's wheelchair[edit]

Year Athlete Country/State Time Notes
1977 Rahn, SharonSharon Rahn  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 3:48:51 course record
1978 Shapiro, SusanSusan Shapiro  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 3:52:35
1979 Bair, SherylSheryl Bair  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 3:27:56 world record, course record
1980 Limpert, SharonSharon Limpert  United StatesUnited States United States (MN) 2:49:04 world record, course record
1981 Cable-Brookes, CandaceCandace Cable-Brookes  United StatesUnited States United States (NV) 2:38:41 course record
1982 Cable-Brookes, CandaceCandace Cable-Brookes  United StatesUnited States United States (NV) 2:12:43 2nd victory, world record, course record
1983 Ramsey, SherrySherry Ramsey  United StatesUnited States United States (CO) 2:27:07
1984 Ramsey, SherrySherry Ramsey  United StatesUnited States United States (CO) 2:56:51 2nd victory
1985 Cable-Brookes, CandaceCandace Cable-Brookes  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 2:05:26 3rd victory, world record, course record
1986 Cable-Brookes, CandaceCandace Cable-Brookes  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 2:09:28 4th victory
1987 Cable-Brookes, CandaceCandace Cable-Brookes  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 2:19:55 5th victory
1988 Cable-Brookes, CandaceCandace Cable-Brookes  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 2:10:44 6th victory
1989 Connie Hansen  Denmark 1:50:06 world record, course record
1990 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:43:17 world record, course record
1991 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:42:42 2nd victory, world record, course record
1992 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:36:52 3rd victory, world record, course record
1993 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:34:50 4th victory, world record, course record
1994 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:34:22 5th victory, world record, course record
1995 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:40:42 6th victory
1996 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:52:56 7th victory
1997 Louise Sauvage  Australia 1:54:28
1998 Louise Sauvage  Australia 1:41:19 2nd victory
1999 Louise Sauvage  Australia 1:42:23 3rd victory
2000 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 2:00:52 8th victory
2001 Louise Sauvage  Australia 1:53:54 4th victory
2002 Edith Hunkeler   Switzerland 1:45:57
2003 Ripp, ChristinaChristina Ripp  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:54:47
2004 Cheri Blauwet  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:39:53
2005 Cheri Blauwet  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:47:45 2nd victory
2006 Edith Hunkeler   Switzerland 1:43:42 2nd victory
2007 Tsuchida, WakakoWakako Tsuchida  Japan 1:53:30
2008 Tsuchida, WakakoWakako Tsuchida  Japan 1:48:32 2nd victory
2009 Tsuchida, WakakoWakako Tsuchida  Japan 1:54:37 3rd victory
2010 Tsuchida, WakakoWakako Tsuchida  Japan 1:43:32 4th victory
2011 Tsuchida, WakakoWakako Tsuchida  Japan 1:34:06 5th victory, course record
2012 Shirley Reilly  United States (AZ) 1:37:36
2013 Tatyana McFadden  United States (MD) 1:45:25
2014 Tatyana McFadden  United States (MD) 1:35:06 2nd victory

Victories by nationality[edit]

Country Men's
Open
Women's
Open
Men's
Wheelchair
Women's
Wheelchair
Total
 United States 45 15 12 26 98
 Kenya 20 11 0 0 31
 Canada 16 1 4 0 21
 Japan 8 0 3 5 16
 South Africa 0 0 10 0 10
  Switzerland 0 0 7 2 9
 Ethiopia 4 4 0 0 8
 Finland 7 0 0 0 7
 Germany 1 5[6] 0 0 6
 Australia 1 0 0 4 5
 Russia 0 4 0 0 4
 France 0 0 3 0 3
 New Zealand 1 2 0 0 3
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3
 South Korea 3 0 0 0 3
 United Kingdom 3 0 0 0 3
 Belgium 2 0 0 0 2
 Norway 0 2 0 0 2
 Colombia 1 0 0 0 1
 Denmark 0 0 0 1 1
 Greece 1 0 0 0 1
 Guatemala 1 0 0 0 1
 Ireland 1 0 0 0 1
 Italy 1 0 0 0 1
 Poland 0 1 0 0 1
 Sweden 1 0 0 0 1
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 0 1

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mutai wins Boston in world-record time: Kilel edges American in women’s race". Boston Herald. Associated Press. April 18, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ May, Peter (April 18, 2011). "Kenya’s Mutai Wins Boston in 2:03:02". The New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Due to American involvement in World War I, the 1918 race was run as a 10-man relay for teams from military bases across the United States. The winner was the team from Camp Devens, Massachusetts.
  4. ^ a b c d e f The first 6 victories in the women's open division were unofficial until officially recognized in 1996.
  5. ^ Another runner, Rosie Ruiz, was originally declared the winner of the 1980 marathon. When it was determined that Ruiz cheated, Gareau was named the winner.
  6. ^ This includes two victories by West German athletes during the Cold War.

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