List of winners of the Boston Marathon

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Clarence DeMar has won the Boston Marathon more times than any other runner in the Men's Open division with seven victories.

The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon held in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts. The event is held on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April. The Boston Marathon has been held annually since 1897 and is the oldest annual marathon in the world.

History[edit]

The first Boston Marathon 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. Subsequently, in 1977, the Wheelchair division was bifurcated to allow for both a Men's and a Women's division.

Many marathon champions have repeated their feats in following years. The record for most repeated championships stands at 10, 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 seven. Catherine Ndereba tops the Women's Open division with four, while Jean Driscoll has won 8 races in the Women's Wheelchair division. 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 was not 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 2015) has been won by Kenyans in 19 of the past 25 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 reconstruction straightened curves. This time, upon remeasurement, the course was found to lack nearly 1200 yards, and this 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]

Legend[edit]

  •   Course record for that given year (Note: The men's course was changed in 1957)
  •   World record for that given year
  •   Disqualified

Men's open[edit]

Year Athlete Country/State or Province Time Notes
1897 McDermott, John J.John J. McDermott  United StatesUnited States United States(NY) 2:55:10
1898 MacDonald, Ronald J.Ronald J. MacDonald  CanadaCanada Canada (NS) 2:42:00
1899 Brignolia, LawrenceLawrence Brignolia  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:54:38
1900 Caffery, JohnJohn "Jack" Caffery  CanadaCanada Canada (ON) 2:39:44
1901 Caffery, JohnJohn "Jack" Caffery  CanadaCanada Canada (ON) 2:29:23 2nd victory
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 (ON) 2:24:24
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 (NS) 2:28:52
1911 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:21:39
1912 Ryan, MichaelMichael J. Ryan  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:21:18
1913 Carlson, FritzFritz Carlson  United StatesUnited States United States (MN) 2:25:14
1914 Duffy, JamesJames Duffy  CanadaCanada Canada (ON) 2:25:14
1915 Fabre, ÉdouardÉdouard Fabre  CanadaCanada Canada (PQ) 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  GreeceGreece Greece 2:29:31
1921 Zuna, FrankFrank Zuna  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 2:18:57
1922 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:18:10 2nd victory
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 (NS) 2:25:40
1927 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:40:22 5th victory
1928 DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:37:07 6th victory
1929 Miles, JohnnyJohnny Miles  CanadaCanada Canada (NS) 2:33:08 2nd victory
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
1934 Komonen, DaveDave Komonen  CanadaCanada Canada (ON) 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 (PQ) 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
1940 Côté, GérardGérard Côté  CanadaCanada Canada (PQ) 2:28:28
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
1943 Côté, GérardGérard Côté  CanadaCanada Canada (PQ) 2:28:25 2nd victory
1944 Côté, GérardGérard Côté  CanadaCanada Canada (PQ) 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 First and only Cypriot athlete ever to win
1947 Suh Yun-bok  South Korea 2:25:39
1948 Côté, GérardGérard Côté  CanadaCanada Canada (PQ) 2:31:02 4th victory
1949 Leandersson, KarlGösta Leandersson  Sweden 2:31:50
1950 Ham Kee-Yong South Korea 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 Japan 2:18:51
1954 Karvonen, VeikkoVeikko Karvonen  Finland 2:20:39
1955 Hamamura, HideoHideo Hamamura Japan Japan 2:18:22
1956 Viskari, AnttiAntti Viskari Finland Finland 2:14:14
1957 Kelley, John J.John J. Kelley  United StatesUnited States United States (CT) 2:20:05 COURSE LENGTH CHANGED
1958 Mihalić, FranjoFranjo Mihalić  Yugoslavia 2:25:54
1959 Oksanen, EinoEino Oksanen Finland Finland 2:22:42
1960 Kotila, PaavoPaavo Kotila Finland Finland 2:20:54
1961 Oksanen, EinoEino Oksanen Finland Finland 2:23:39 2nd victory
1962 Oksanen, EinoEino Oksanen Finland Finland 2:23:48 3rd victory
1963 Vandendriessche, AurèleAurèle Vandendriessche  Belgium 2:18:58
1964 Vandendriessche, AurèleAurèle Vandendriessche Belgium Belgium 2:19:59 2nd victory
1965 Shigematsu, MorioMorio Shigematsu Japan Japan 2:16:33
1966 Kimihara, KenjiKenji Kimihara Japan Japan 2:17:11
1967 McKenzie, DaveDave McKenzie  New Zealand 2:15:45
1968 Burfoot, AmbyAmby Burfoot  United StatesUnited States United States (CT) 2:22:17
1969 Unetani, YoshiakiYoshiaki Unetani Japan Japan 2:13:49
1970 Ron Hill  United Kingdom 2:10:30
1971 Mejia, AlvaroÁlvaro Mejía  Colombia 2:18:45
1972 Suomalainen, OlaviOlavi Suomalainen Finland 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
1976 Fultz, JackJack Fultz  United StatesUnited States United States (VA) 2:20:19
1977 Drayton, JeromeJerome Drayton  Canada (ON) 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
1980 Rodgers, BillBill Rodgers  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:12:11 4th victory
1981 Seko, ToshihikoToshihiko Seko Japan Japan 2:09:26
1982 Salazar, AlbertoAlberto Salazar  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:08:52
1983 Meyer, GregGreg Meyer  United StatesUnited States United States (MI) 2:09:00
1984 Smith, GeoffGeoff Smith United Kingdom United Kingdom 2:10:34
1985 Smith, GeoffGeoff Smith United Kingdom United Kingdom 2:14:05 2nd victory
1986 de Castella, RobertRobert de Castella  Australia 2:07:51
1987 Seko, ToshihikoToshihiko Seko Japan 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 Kenya 2:11:06 2nd victory
1992 Hussein, IbrahimIbrahim Hussein Kenya Kenya 2:08:14 3rd victory
1993 Ndeti, CosmasCosmas Ndeti Kenya Kenya 2:09:33
1994 Ndeti, CosmasCosmas Ndeti Kenya Kenya 2:07:15 2nd victory,
1995 Ndeti, CosmasCosmas Ndeti Kenya Kenya 2:09:22 3rd victory
1996 Tanui, MosesMoses Tanui Kenya Kenya 2:09:15
1997 Aguta, LameckLameck Aguta Kenya Kenya 2:10:34
1998 Tanui, MosesMoses Tanui Kenya Kenya 2:07:34 2nd victory
1999 Chebet, JosephJoseph Chebet Kenya Kenya 2:09:52
2000 Lagat, ElijahElijah Lagat Kenya Kenya 2:09:47
2001 Lee Bong-Ju South Korea South Korea 2:09:43
2002 Rop, RodgersRodgers Rop Kenya Kenya 2:09:02
2003 Cheruiyot, Robert KipkoechRobert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Kenya Kenya 2:10:11
2004 Cherigat, TimothyTimothy Cherigat Kenya Kenya 2:10:37
2005 Negussie, HailuHailu Negussie Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:11:44
2006 Cheruiyot, Robert KipkoechRobert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Kenya Kenya 2:07:14 2nd victory
2007 Cheruiyot, Robert KipkoechRobert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Kenya Kenya 2:14:13 3rd victory
2008 Cheruiyot, Robert KipkoechRobert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Kenya Kenya 2:07:45 4th victory
2009 Merga, DeribaDeriba Merga Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:08:42
2010 Cheruiyot, Robert KipronoRobert Kiprono Cheruiyot Kenya Kenya 2:05:52
2011 Mutai, GeoffreyGeoffrey Mutai Kenya Kenya 2:03:02 Current men's course record
2012 Korir, WesleyWesley Korir Kenya Kenya 2:12:40
2013 Desisa Benti, LelisaLelisa Desisa Benti Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:10:22
2014 Meb, KeflezighiMeb Keflezighi  United States (CA) 2:08:37 First American win since 1983
2015 Desisa Benti, LelisaLelisa Desisa Benti Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:09:17 2nd victory
2016 Lemi, Berhanu HayleLemi Berhanu Hayle Ethiopia Ethiopia 2:12:45
2017 Geoffrey Kirui Kenya Kenya 2:09:37
2018 Yuki Kawauchi Japan Japan 2:15:58 First Japanese win since 1987

Women's open[edit]

Year Athlete Country/State Time Notes
1966 Gibb, RobertaBobbi Gibb  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 3:21:40 (unsanctioned)[4]
1967 Gibb, RobertaBobbi Gibb  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) 2nd victory[4]
1968 Gibb, RobertaBobbi Gibb  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 3:30:00 (unsanctioned) 3rd victory[4]
1969 Berman, Sara MaeSara Mae Berman  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 3:22:46 (unsanctioned)[4]
1970 Berman, Sara MaeSara Mae Berman  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 3:05:07 (unsanctioned) 2nd victory[4]
1971 Berman, Sara MaeSara Mae Berman  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 3:08:30 (unsanctioned) 3rd victory[4]
1972 Kuscsik, NinaNina Kuscsik  United StatesUnited States United States (NY) 3:10:26 first year that women were officially sanctioned
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
1975 Winter, LianeLiane Winter  West Germany 2:42:24
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
1980 Gareau, JacquelineJacqueline Gareau  Canada 2:34:28
1981 Roe, AllisonAllison Roe  New Zealand 2:26:46
1982 Teske, CharlotteCharlotte Teske  West Germany 2:29:33
1983 Benoit, JoanJoan Benoit  United StatesUnited States United States (ME) 2:22:43 2nd victory
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
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
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 Course record, later disqualified[5]
2014 Deba, BuzuneshBuzunesh Deba  Ethiopia 2:19:59 Current women's course record
2015 Rotich, CarolineCaroline Rotich  Kenya 2:24:55
2016 Baysa, AtsedeAtsede Baysa  Ethiopia 2:29:19
2017 Kiplagat, EdnaEdna Kiplagat  Kenya 2:21:52
2018 Linden, DesiDesi Linden  United StatesUnited States United States (MI) 2:39:54 First American win since 1985

Men's wheelchair[edit]

Year Athlete Country/State Time Notes
1975 Hall, RobertRobert Hall  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:58:00
1976 zzzNone N/A N/A N/A
1977 Hall, RobertRobert Hall  United StatesUnited States United States (MA) 2:40:10 2nd victory
1978 Murray, GeorgeGeorge Murray  United StatesUnited States United States (FL) 2:26:57
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
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
1983 Knaub, JimJim Knaub  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:47:10 2nd victory
1984 André Viger  Canada 2:05:20
1985 Murray, GeorgeGeorge Murray  United StatesUnited States United States (FL) 1:45:34 2nd victory
1986 André Viger  Canada 1:43:25 2nd victory
1987 André Viger  Canada 1:55:42 3rd victory
1988 Mustapha Badid  France 1:43:19
1989 Philippe Couprie  France 1:36:04
1990 Mustapha Badid  France 1:29:53 2nd victory
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
1993 Knaub, JimJim Knaub  United StatesUnited States United States (CA) 1:22:17 5th victory
1994 Heinz Frei   Switzerland 1:21:23
1995 Franz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:25:59
1996 Heinz Frei   Switzerland 1:30:14 2nd victory
1997 Franz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:28:14 2nd victory
1998 Franz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:21:52 3rd victory
1999 Franz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:21:36 4th victory
2000 Franz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:33:32 5th victory
2001 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:25:12
2002 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:23:19 2nd victory
2003 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:28:32 3rd victory
2004 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:18:27 4th victory
2005 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:24:11 5th victory
2006 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:25:29 6th victory
2007 Masazumi Soejima  Japan 1:29:16
2008 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:26:49 7th victory
2009 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:33:29 8th victory
2010 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:26:53 9th victory
2011 Masazumi Soejima  Japan 1:18:50 2nd victory
2012 Joshua Cassidy  Canada 1:18:25
2013 Hiroyuki Yamamoto  Japan 1:25:33
2014 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:20:36 10th victory
2015 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:29:53
2016 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:24:01 2nd victory
2017 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:18:03 3rd victory
2018 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:46:26[6] 4th victory

Women's wheelchair[edit]

Year Athlete Country/State Time Notes
1977 Rahn, SharonSharon Rahn  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 3:48:51
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
1980 Limpert, SharonSharon Limpert  United StatesUnited States United States (MN) 2:49:04
1981 Cable-Brookes, CandaceCandace Cable-Brookes  United StatesUnited States United States (NV) 2:38:41
1982 Cable-Brookes, CandaceCandace Cable-Brookes  United StatesUnited States United States (NV) 2:12:43 2nd victory
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
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
1990 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:43:17
1991 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:42:42 2nd victory
1992 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:36:52 3rd victory
1993 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:34:50 4th victory
1994 Jean Driscoll  United StatesUnited States United States (IL) 1:34:22 5th victory
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[7] 5th victory
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
2015 Tatyana McFadden  United States (MD) 1:52:54 3rd victory
2016 Tatyana McFadden  United States (MD) 1:42:16 4th victory
2017 Manuela Schär   Switzerland 1:28:17[7]
2018 Tatyana McFadden  United States (MD) 2:04:39 5th victory

Victories by nationality[edit]

Country Men's
Open
Women's
Open
Men's
Wheelchair
Women's
Wheelchair
Total
 United States 44 16 12 29 101
 Kenya 21 12 0 0 33
 Canada 16 1 4 0 21
 Japan 9 0 3 5 17
  Switzerland 0 0 11 3 14
 Ethiopia 6 7 0 0 13
 South Africa 0 0 10 0 10
 Finland 7 0 0 0 7
 Germany 1 5[8] 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
 Greece 2 0 0 0 2
 Denmark 0 0 0 1 1
 Colombia 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. Archived from the original on April 21, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  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 six victories in the women's open division were officially recognized in 1996.
  5. ^ "IAAF Appeal Upheld - Rita Jeptoo Suspended for Four Years by The Court of Arbitration For Sport" (PDF). www.tas-cas.org. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  6. ^ This time is the slowest in 31 years due to weather conditions.
  7. ^ a b Rich Tenorio (April 12, 2018). "Manuela Schar Is Ready To Defend Her Boston Title And World Record". Women's Running. Retrieved April 17, 2018. 
  8. ^ This includes two victories by West German athletes during the Cold War.

References[edit]

  • "History". Boston Marathon. Boston Athletic Association. 2015. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  • "Past Champions". Boston Marathon. Boston Athletic Association. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-02-23. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  • "Records". Boston Marathon. Boston Athletic Association. 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-23.