List of winners of the New York City Marathon

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The New York City Marathon is a 42,195-meter (26.2 mile) race through all five boroughs of New York City, and ranks as the largest marathon in the world, with 46,795 finishers (29,867 men/16,928 women) in 2011. Since its inaugural race in 1970, 28 men and 23 women have won the open division of the New York City Marathon, representing 19 different countries. From 1970 through 1975, the race was held entirely in Central Park. It has started in Staten Island and gone through New York City's other four boroughs since 1976. Grete Waitz of Norway has won the race more than any other athlete, having completed her 9th victory in 1988, setting three course records in the process. Current course records were set by Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya in 2011 in the men's division, and by Margaret Okayo of Kenya in 2003 in the women's division.

A wheelchair race has been held since 2000. Among the wheelchair racers, Edith Hunkeler of Switzerland has the most victories, with five. She also holds the women's course record with a time of 1:52:38, while Kurt Fearnley of Australia holds the men's record with 1:29:22.

Men's Open Division[edit]

Rodgers Rop, winner of the 2002 New York City Marathon. He won the Boston Marathon that same year.
Paul Tergat, winner of the 2005 New York City Marathon, participating in an event for the World Food Program.
Marílson Gomes dos Santos, winner of the 2006 and 2008 New York City Marathons, and the first and only Brazilian to win it in either division.
Year Winner Country Time Notes
1970 Gary Muhrcke United States United States 2:31:38 Course Record
1971 Norman Higgins United States United States 2:22:54 Course Record
1972 Sheldon Karlin United States United States 2:27:52
1973 Tom Fleming United States United States 2:21:54 Course Record
1974 Norbert Sander United States United States 2:26:30
1975 Tom Fleming United States United States 2:19:27 Course Record, 2nd Victory
1976 Bill Rodgers United States United States 2:10:10 Course Record
1977 Bill Rodgers United States United States 2:11:28 2nd Victory
1978 Bill Rodgers United States United States 2:12:12 3rd Victory
1979 Bill Rodgers United States United States 2:11:42 4th Victory
1980 Alberto Salazar United States United States 2:09:41 Course Record
1981 Alberto Salazar United States United States 2:08:13 World Record, 2nd Victory
1982 Alberto Salazar United States United States 2:09:29 3rd Victory
1983 Rod Dixon New Zealand New Zealand 2:08:59
1984 Orlando Pizzolato Italy Italy 2:14:53
1985 Orlando Pizzolato Italy Italy 2:11:34 2nd Victory
1986 Gianni Poli Italy Italy 2:11:06
1987 Ibrahim Hussein Kenya Kenya 2:11:01
1988 Steve Jones United Kingdom United Kingdom 2:08:20
1989 Juma Ikangaa Tanzania Tanzania 2:08:01 Course Record
1990 Douglas Wakiihuri Kenya Kenya 2:12:39
1991 Salvador García Mexico Mexico 2:09:28
1992 Willie Mtolo South Africa South Africa 2:09:29
1993 Andrés Espinosa Mexico Mexico 2:10:04
1994 Germán Silva Mexico Mexico 2:11:21
1995 Germán Silva Mexico Mexico 2:11:00 2nd Victory
1996 Giacomo Leone Italy Italy 2:09:54
1997 John Kagwe Kenya Kenya 2:08:12
1998 John Kagwe Kenya Kenya 2:08:45 2nd Victory
1999 Joseph Chebet Kenya Kenya 2:09:14
2000 Abdelkader El Mouaziz Morocco Morocco 2:10:09
2001 Tesfaye Jifar Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:07:43 Course Record
2002 Rodgers Rop Kenya Kenya 2:08:07
2003 Martin Lel Kenya Kenya 2:10:30
2004 Hendrick Ramaala South Africa South Africa 2:09:28
2005 Paul Tergat Kenya Kenya 2:09:30
2006 Marílson Gomes dos Santos Brazil Brazil 2:09:58
2007 Martin Lel Kenya Kenya 2:09:04 2nd Victory
2008 Marílson Gomes dos Santos Brazil Brazil 2:08:43 2nd Victory
2009 Meb Keflezighi United States USA 2:09:15
2010 Gebregziabher Gebremariam Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:08:14
2011 Geoffrey Mutai Kenya Kenya 2:05:06 Course Record
2012 Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy
2013 Geoffrey Mutai Kenya Kenya 2:08:24 2nd Victory

Women's Open Division[edit]

Paula Radcliffe, winner of the 2004, 2007 & 2008 New York City Marathons.
Jeļena Prokopčuka, winner of the 2005 and 2006 New York City Marathons, the first and only Latvian runner to win in either division.
Year Winner Country Time Notes
1971 Beth Bonner United States United States 2:55:22 Course Record
1972 Nina Kuscsik United States United States 3:08:41
1973 Nina Kuscsik United States United States 2:57:07 2nd Victory
1974 Kathrine Switzer United States United States 3:07:29
1975 Kim Merritt United States United States 2:46:14 Course Record
1976 Miki Gorman United States United States 2:39:11 Course Record
1977 Miki Gorman United States United States 2:43:10 2nd Victory
1978 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:32:30 Course Record
1979 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:27:33 Course Record, 2nd Victory
1980 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:25:42 Course Record, 3rd Victory
1981 Allison Roe New Zealand New Zealand 2:25:29 Course Record
1982 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:27:14 4th Victory
1983 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:27:00 5th Victory
1984 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:29:30 6th Victory
1985 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:28:34 7th Victory
1986 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:28:06 8th Victory
1987 Priscilla Welch United Kingdom United Kingdom 2:30:17
1988 Grete Waitz Norway Norway 2:28:07 9th Victory
1989 Ingrid Kristiansen Norway Norway 2:25:30
1990 Wanda Panfil Poland Poland 2:30:45
1991 Liz McColgan United Kingdom United Kingdom 2:27:32
1992 Lisa Ondieki Australia Australia 2:24:40 Course Record
1993 Uta Pippig Germany Germany 2:26:24
1994 Tegla Loroupe Kenya Kenya 2:27:37
1995 Tegla Loroupe Kenya Kenya 2:28:06 2nd Victory
1996 Anuţa Cătună Romania Romania 2:28:18
1997 Franziska Rochat-Moser Switzerland Switzerland 2:28:43
1998 Franca Fiacconi Italy Italy 2:25:17
1999 Adriana Fernandez Mexico Mexico 2:25:06
2000 Lyudmila Petrova Russia Russia 2:25:45
2001 Margaret Okayo Kenya Kenya 2:24:21 Course Record
2002 Joyce Chepchumba Kenya Kenya 2:25:56
2003 Margaret Okayo Kenya Kenya 2:22:31 Course Record, 2nd Victory
2004 Paula Radcliffe United Kingdom United Kingdom 2:23:10
2005 Jeļena Prokopčuka Latvia Latvia 2:24:41
2006 Jeļena Prokopčuka Latvia Latvia 2:25:05 2nd Victory
2007 Paula Radcliffe United Kingdom United Kingdom 2:23:09 2nd Victory
2008 Paula Radcliffe United Kingdom United Kingdom 2:23:56 3rd Victory
2009 Derartu Tulu Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:28:52
2010 Edna Kiplagat Kenya Kenya 2:28:20
2011 Firehiwot Dado Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:23:15
2012 Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy
2013 Priscah Jeptoo Kenya Kenya 2:25:07

Men's Wheelchair Division[edit]

David Weir, winner of the 2010 race
Masazumi Soejima, winner of the 2011 race
Year Winner Country Time Notes
2000 Ayari, KamelKamel Ayari Tunisia Tunisia 1:53:50 [1]
2001 Mendoza, SaúlSaúl Mendoza Mexico Mexico 1:39:29 Course record[2]
2002 Schabort, KrigeKrige Schabort South Africa South Africa 1:38:27 Course record[3]
2003 Schabort, KrigeKrige Schabort South Africa South Africa 1:32:19 Course record, 2nd victory[4]
2004 Mendoza, SaúlSaúl Mendoza Mexico Mexico 1:33:16 2nd victory[5]
2005 van Dyk, ErnstErnst van Dyk South Africa South Africa 1:31:11 Course record[6]
2006 Fearnley, KurtKurt Fearnley Australia Australia 1:29:22 Course record[7]
2007 Fearnley, KurtKurt Fearnley Australia Australia 1:33:58 2nd victory[8]
2008 Fearnley, KurtKurt Fearnley Australia Australia 1:44:51 3rd victory[9]
2009 Fearnley, KurtKurt Fearnley Australia Australia 1:35:58 4th victory
2010 Weir, DavidDavid Weir United Kingdom United Kingdom 1:37:29
2011 Soejima, MasazumiMasazumi Soejima Japan Japan 1:31:41
2013 Hug, MarcelMarcel Hug Switzerland Switzerland 1:40:14

Women's Wheelchair Division[edit]

Year Winner Country Time Notes
2000 Xuan, Anh Nguyen ThiAnh Nguyen Thi Xuan Vietnam Vietnam 2:46:47 [1]
2001 Porcellato, FrancescaFrancesca Porcellato Italy Italy 2:08:51 Course record[10]
2002 Blauwet, CheriCheri Blauwet United States United States 2:14:39 [3]
2003 Blauwet, CheriCheri Blauwet United States United States 1:59:30 Course record, 2nd victory[4]
2004 Hunkeler, EdithEdith Hunkeler Switzerland Switzerland 1:53:27 Course record[5]
2005 Hunkeler, EdithEdith Hunkeler Switzerland Switzerland 1:54:52 2nd victory[6]
2006 McGrory, AmandaAmanda McGrory United States United States 1:54:19 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher[7]
2007 Hunkeler, EdithEdith Hunkeler Switzerland Switzerland 1:52:38 Course record, 3rd victory[8]
2008 Hunkeler, EdithEdith Hunkeler Switzerland Switzerland 2:06:42 4th victory[9]
2009 Hunkeler, EdithEdith Hunkeler Switzerland Switzerland 1:58:15 5th victory
2010 McFadden, TatyanaTatyana McFadden United States United States 2:02:22
2011 McGrory, AmandaAmanda McGrory United States United States 1:50:25 Course record
2013 McFadden, TatyanaTatyana McFadden United States United States 1:59:13 2nd victory

Victories by nationality[edit]

Country Men's
Open
Women's
Open
Men's
Wheelchair
Women's
Wheelchair
Total
 United States 14 7 0 5 26
 Kenya 10 7 0 0 17
 Norway 0 10 0 0 10
 Mexico 4 1 2 0 7
 United Kingdom 1 5 1 0 7
  Switzerland 0 1 1 5 7
 Italy 4 1 0 1 6
 South Africa 2 0 3 0 5
 Australia 0 1 4 0 5
 Ethiopia 2 2 0 0 4
 Brazil 2 0 0 0 2
 Latvia 0 2 0 0 2
 New Zealand 1 1 0 0 2
 Germany 0 1 0 0 1
 Morocco 1 0 0 0 1
 Poland 0 1 0 0 1
 Romania 0 1 0 0 1
 Russia 0 1 0 0 1
 Tanzania 1 0 0 0 1
 Tunisia 0 0 1 0 1
 Vietnam 0 0 0 1 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dicker, Ron (November 6, 2000). "NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: WHEELCHAIRS; In First Official Race, the Winner Stays Clear of Controversy". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  2. ^ Rose, Derek; Bill Hutchinson (November 5, 2001). "PATRIOTIC STRUT TO MARATHON". Daily News. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  3. ^ a b Lichtenstein, Grace (November 4, 2002). "THE MARATHON: WHEELCHAIR COMPETITION; Swiss Legislator Wins Without Vote". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  4. ^ a b Williams, Lena (November 3, 2003). "Glue and Cable Wire Aid Tenacious Winner". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b Williams, Lena (November 8, 2004). "MARATHON 2004: NOTEBOOK; Strategy Pays Off in Men's Wheelchair Race". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  6. ^ a b Litsky, Frank (November 7, 2005). "After a Bumpy Challenge, a Road Record and Sore Arms". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  7. ^ a b Litsky, Frank (November 5, 2006). "Potholes Fail to Stop Winner of Wheelchair Race". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  8. ^ a b Litsky, Frank (November 5, 2007). "Racecar Driver Is Fourth in Handcycle". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  9. ^ a b "Defending Champions at New York Marathon". International Paralympic Committee. November 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  10. ^ Lilly, Brandon (November 5, 2001). "MARATHON 2001: WHEELCHAIR DIVISION; Israeli Sets Mark in Men's Hand-Cycle Competition". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 

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