List of winners of the Boston Marathon

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Ernst van Dyk has won the Boston Marathon ten times, more than any other athlete. Ernst F. Van Dyk in 2014 Boston Marathon.jpg
Ernst van Dyk has won the Boston Marathon ten times, more than any other athlete.

The Boston Marathon, one of the six World Marathon Majors, is a 26.2-mile (42.2 km) race which has been held in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts since 1897. [1] It is the oldest annual marathon in the world. [2] The event is held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. Various factors meant that until 1957 the course varied in length, due to which the marathon recognizes several course records that are slower than previous records due to being run on longer courses. [3] [4] The first Boston Marathon included only 15 runners, all of whom were men, and was won by John McDermott. [3] The race was cancelled for the first time in its history in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [1] The winners have represented 27 different countries: Americans have won the marathon the most, doing so on 108 occasions; Kenyans have won 34 times; and Canadians 21 times. Ernst van Dyk is the most successful individual athlete, having won the men's wheelchair division ten times. The current course records are held by Geoffrey Mutai, Buzunesh Deba, Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär.

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Clarence DeMar won the men's open race seven times, more than any other runner, achieving his first victory in 1911 and his last in 1930. [5] Women were only officially allowed to run the race beginning in 1972, though female runners had unofficially participated beginning in 1966 despite breaching the rules of the Amateur Athletic Union. [3] The first six victories in the women's open division, between 1966 and 1971, were officially recognized in 1996. Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to finish the race in 1966, [6] while Nina Kuscsik was the first official winner in 1972. [3] Catherine Ndereba's four victories between 2000 and 2005 are the most in the women's open division. [5] The Boston Marathon became the first major marathon to include a wheelchair division, in 1975, which was won by Robert Hall, [3] though the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair had been Eugene Roberts in 1970. [7] The first female wheelchair finisher, Sharon Rahn, came in 1977. Ernst van Dyk's ten wins in the men's wheelchair division are the most of any athlete at Boston, while Jean Driscoll leads the women's wheelchair division with seven wins, and holds the overall record for the most consecutive victories, also seven. [5] A handcyclist division was recognized for the first time in 2017, though handcyclists had been taking part prior to that. [8] Tom Davis has won all three men's handcyclist races since it was officially recognized, while the women's race has had a different winner each year.

The course was designed to replicate the original marathon in Greece; a hilly point-to-point race, and as such has not been the venue for many world records. [lower-alpha 1] Suh Yun-bok set the only World Athletics-ratified men's open division world record in 1947, in a time of 2:25:39. [10] [9] Two apparent world record times set between 1951 and 1956 by Keizo Yamada and Antti Viskari were later struck when the course was found to be over 1,000 yards (910 m) short. [11] [12] In 1975, Liane Winter took advantage of a 25 miles per hour (40 km/h) following wind to set a world record in the women's open race of 2:42:24, [13] and eight years later, Joan Benoit beat a world record that had only been set the day before at the London Marathon, finishing in 2:22:43. [10] Since 1990, the Boston Marathon has been ineligible for world records, as the start and finish are too far away from each other, and the race is a net downhill. [14] In 2011, Geoffrey Mutai won the race in 2:03:02, which was the world's fastest time for the marathon, beating the official world record by 57 seconds. [15]

Winners

Key

  World record [lower-alpha 2]
  Current course record
  Course record
  Unofficial course record
  Short course

Men's open division

John McDermott won the first Boston Marathon in 1897. John J. McDermott.jpg
John McDermott won the first Boston Marathon in 1897.
Clarence DeMar has won the Boston Marathon seven times, more than any other runner in the Men's open division. Clarence DeMar 1.jpg
Clarence DeMar has won the Boston Marathon seven times, more than any other runner in the Men's open division.
Suh Yun-bok set a world record at the 1947 Boston Marathon. Suh Yun-bok.JPG
Suh Yun-bok set a world record at the 1947 Boston Marathon.
John J. Kelley won the 1957 Boston Marathon with a course record. John Kelley marathon 1959.jpg
John J. Kelley won the 1957 Boston Marathon with a course record.
Aurele Vandendriessche won back-to-back marathons in 1963 and 1964. Aurele Vandendriessche 1964.jpg
Aurèle Vandendriessche won back-to-back marathons in 1963 and 1964.
Ron Hill set a course record at the 1970 Boston Marathon. Ron Hill 1975.jpg
Ron Hill set a course record at the 1970 Boston Marathon.
Bill Rodgers won the race four times between 1975 and 1980. Bill Rodgers 1977.jpg
Bill Rodgers won the race four times between 1975 and 1980.
Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot won the race four times, and set two course records. Robert-Cheruiyot-Boston-Marathon-2008.jpg
Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot won the race four times, and set two course records.
Geoffrey Mutai holds the current course record, 2:03:02, set in 2011. Berlin-Marathon 2015 Runners 5.jpg
Geoffrey Mutai holds the current course record, 2:03:02, set in 2011.
Winners: Men's open division [4] [5]
YearWinnerCountryTimeDistanceNotes
1897 John McDermott Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States2:55:1024.5 miles (39.4 km)
1898 Ronald MacDonald Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Canada2:42:00
1899 Lawrence Brignolia Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States2:54:38
1900 Jack Caffery Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Canada2:39:44
1901 Jack Caffery Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Canada2:29:23Second victory
1902 Sammy Mellor Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States2:43:12
1903 John Lordan Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States2:41:29
1904 Michael Spring Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States2:38:04
1905 Frederick Lorz Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States2:38:25
1906 Timothy Ford Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States2:45:45
1907 Tom Longboat Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Canada2:24:24
1908 Thomas Morrissey Flag of the United States (1908-1912).svg United States2:25:43
1909 Henri Renaud Flag of the United States (1908-1912).svg United States2:53:36
1910 Fred S. Cameron Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Canada2:28:52
1911 Clarence DeMar Flag of the United States (1908-1912).svg United States2:21:39
1912 Michael J. Ryan Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:21:18
1913 Fritz Carlson Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:25:14
1914 Jimmy Duffy Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Canada2:25:14
1915 Édouard Fabre Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Canada2:31:41
1916 Arthur Roth Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:27:16
1917 Bill Kennedy Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:28:37
1918 Camp Devens relay teamFlag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:29:53Due to World War I, the race was a 10-man relay for military teams.
1919 Carl Linder Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:29:13
1920 Peter Trivoulides Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Greece2:29:31
1921 Frank Zuna Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:18:57
1922 Clarence DeMar Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:18:10Second victory; 24.5-mile course record
1923 Clarence DeMar Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:23:47Third victory
1924 Clarence DeMar Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:29:4026.1 miles (42.0 km)Fourth victory
1925 Charles Mellor Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:33:00
1926 Johnny Miles Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Canada2:25:40
1927 Clarence DeMar Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:40:2226.2 miles (42.2 km)Course record, fifth victory
1928 Clarence DeMar Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:37:07Course record, sixth victory
1929 Johnny Miles Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Canada2:33:08Course record, second victory
1930 Clarence DeMar Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:34:48Seventh victory
1931 James Henigan Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:46:45
1932 Paul de Bruyn Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Germany2:33:36
1933 Les Pawson Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:31:01Course record
1934 Dave Komonen Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Canada2:32:53
1935 Johnny Kelley Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:32:07
1936 Ellison Brown Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:33:40
1937 Walter Young Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada2:33:20
1938 Les Pawson Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:35:34Second victory
1939 Ellison Brown Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:28:51Course record, second victory
1940 Gérard Côté Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Canada2:28:28Course record
1941 Les Pawson Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:30:38Third victory
1942 Joe Smith Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:26:51Course record
1943 Gérard Côté Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Canada2:28:25Second victory
1944 Gérard Côté Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Canada2:31:50Third victory
1945 Johnny Kelley Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:30:40Second victory
1946 Stylianos Kyriakides Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Greece2:29:27
1947 Suh Yun-bok Flag of South Korea (1945-1948).svg South Korea2:25:39World record
1948 Gérard Côté Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Canada2:31:02Fourth victory
1949 Gösta Leandersson Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden2:31:50
1950 Ham Kee-yong Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg South Korea2:32:39
1951 Shigeki Tanaka Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan2:27:4525.7 miles (41.4 km)
1952 Mateo Flores Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala2:31:53
1953 Keizo Yamada Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan2:18:51Considered a world record until it was discovered that the course was short. [11]
1954 Veikko Karvonen Flag of Finland.svg Finland2:20:39
1955 Hideo Hamamura Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan2:18:22
1956 Antti Viskari Flag of Finland.svg Finland2:14:1425.7-mile (41.4 km) course record; considered a world record until it was discovered that the course was short. [12]
1957 John J. Kelley Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States2:20:0526.2 miles (42.2 km)Course record
1958 Franjo Mihalic Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia2:25:54
1959 Eino Oksanen Flag of Finland.svg Finland2:22:42
1960 Paavo Kotila Flag of Finland.svg Finland2:20:54
1961 Eino Oksanen Flag of Finland.svg Finland2:23:39Second victory
1962 Eino Oksanen Flag of Finland.svg Finland2:23:48Third victory
1963 Aurèle Vandendriessche Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium2:18:58Course record
1964 Aurèle Vandendriessche Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium2:19:59Second victory
1965 Morio Shigematsu Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan2:16:33Course record
1966 Kenji Kimihara Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan2:17:11
1967 Dave McKenzie Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand2:15:45Course record
1968 Amby Burfoot Flag of the United States.svg United States2:22:17
1969 Yoshiaki Unetani Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan2:13:49Course record
1970 Ron Hill Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom2:10:30Course record
1971 Álvaro Mejía Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia2:18:45
1972 Olavi Suomalainen Flag of Finland.svg Finland2:15:39
1973 Jon Anderson Flag of the United States.svg United States2:16:03
1974 Neil Cusack Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland2:13:39
1975 Bill Rodgers Flag of the United States.svg United States2:09:55Course record
1976 Jack Fultz Flag of the United States.svg United States2:20:19
1977 Jerome Drayton Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada2:14:46
1978 Bill Rodgers Flag of the United States.svg United States2:10:13Second victory
1979 Bill Rodgers Flag of the United States.svg United States2:09:27Course record, third victory
1980 Bill Rodgers Flag of the United States.svg United States2:12:11Fourth victory
1981 Toshihiko Seko Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan2:09:26Course record
1982 Alberto Salazar Flag of the United States.svg United States2:08:52Course record
1983 Greg Meyer Flag of the United States.svg United States2:09:00
1984 Geoff Smith Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom2:10:34
1985 Geoff Smith Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom2:14:05Second victory
1986 Robert de Castella Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia2:07:51Course record
1987 Toshihiko Seko Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan2:11:50Second victory
1988 Ibrahim Hussein Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:08:43
1989 Abebe Mekonnen Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg Ethiopia2:09:06
1990 Gelindo Bordin Flag of Italy.svg Italy2:08:19
1991 Ibrahim Hussein Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:11:06Second victory
1992 Ibrahim Hussein Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:08:14Third victory
1993 Cosmas Ndeti Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:09:33
1994 Cosmas Ndeti Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:07:15Course record, second victory
1995 Cosmas Ndeti Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:09:22Third victory
1996 Moses Tanui Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:09:15
1997 Lameck Aguta Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:10:34
1998 Moses Tanui Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:07:34Second victory
1999 Joseph Chebet Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:09:52
2000 Elijah Lagat Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:09:47
2001 Lee Bong-ju Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea2:09:43
2002 Rodgers Rop Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:09:02
2003 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:10:11
2004 Timothy Cherigat Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:10:37
2005 Hailu Negussie Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia2:11:44
2006 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:07:14Course record, second victory
2007 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:14:13Third victory
2008 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:07:45Fourth victory
2009 Deriba Merga Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia2:08:42
2010 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:05:52Course record
2011 Geoffrey Mutai Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:03:02Current men's course record; world's fastest time [lower-alpha 3]
2012 Wesley Korir Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:12:40
2013 Lelisa Desisa Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia2:10:22
2014 Meb Keflezighi Flag of the United States.svg United States2:08:37
2015 Lelisa Desisa Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia2:09:17Second victory
2016 Lemi Berhanu Hayle Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia2:12:45
2017 Geoffrey Kirui Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:09:37
2018 Yuki Kawauchi Flag of Japan.svg Japan2:15:58
2019 Lawrence Cherono Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:07:57
2020Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Benson Kipruto Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:09:5126.2 miles (42.2 km) [18]

Women's open division

Bobbi Gibb, pictured in 2016, won the first three, unofficial, women's marathons. Bobbi Gibb at the 26.2 Foundation.jpg
Bobbi Gibb, pictured in 2016, won the first three, unofficial, women's marathons.
Joan Benoit set a world record at the 1983 Boston Marathon. Joan Benoit (9516901513).jpg
Joan Benoit set a world record at the 1983 Boston Marathon.
Uta Pippig, pictured in 2019, won three consecutive Boston Marathons from 1994 to 1996. Uta Pippig (c) Stephen Coz.jpg
Uta Pippig, pictured in 2019, won three consecutive Boston Marathons from 1994 to 1996.
Catherine Ndereba won the Boston Marathon four times between 2000 and 2005. Osaka07 D9M WMarathon Ndereba running.jpg
Catherine Ndereba won the Boston Marathon four times between 2000 and 2005.
Winners: Women's open division [5] [19]
YearWinnerCountryTimeNotes
1966 Bobbi Gibb Flag of the United States.svg United States3:21:40Unofficial era, course record
1967 Bobbi Gibb Flag of the United States.svg United States3:27:17Unofficial era, second victory
1968 Bobbi Gibb Flag of the United States.svg United States3:30:00Unofficial era, third victory
1969 Sara Mae Berman Flag of the United States.svg United States3:22:46Unofficial era
1970 Sara Mae Berman Flag of the United States.svg United States3:05:07Unofficial era, course record, second victory
1971 Sara Mae Berman Flag of the United States.svg United States3:08:30Unofficial era, third victory
1972 Nina Kuscsik Flag of the United States.svg United States3:10:26First year that women were officially sanctioned, official course record
1973 Jacqueline Hansen Flag of the United States.svg United States3:05:59Official course record
1974 Miki Gorman Flag of the United States.svg United States2:47:11Course record
1975 Liane Winter Flag of Germany.svg West Germany2:42:24World record
1976 Kim Merritt Flag of the United States.svg United States2:47:10
1977 Miki Gorman Flag of the United States.svg United States2:48:33Second victory
1978 Gayle Barron Flag of the United States.svg United States2:44:52
1979 Joan Benoit Flag of the United States.svg United States2:35:15Course record
1980 Jacqueline Gareau Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada2:34:28Course record
1981 Allison Roe Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand2:26:46Course record
1982 Charlotte Teske Flag of Germany.svg West Germany2:29:33
1983 Joan Benoit Flag of the United States.svg United States2:22:43World record, second victory
1984 Lorraine Moller Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand2:29:28
1985 Lisa Larsen Weidenbach Flag of the United States.svg United States2:34:06
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen Flag of Norway.svg Norway2:24:55
1987 Rosa Mota Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal2:25:21
1988 Rosa Mota Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal2:24:30Second victory
1989 Ingrid Kristiansen Flag of Norway.svg Norway2:24:33Second victory
1990 Rosa Mota Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal2:25:24Third victory
1991 Wanda Panfil Flag of Poland.svg Poland2:24:18
1992 Olga Markova Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg Russia2:23:43
1993 Olga Markova Flag of Russia.svg Russia2:25:27Second victory
1994 Uta Pippig Flag of Germany.svg Germany2:21:45Course record
1995 Uta Pippig Flag of Germany.svg Germany2:25:11Second victory
1996 Uta Pippig Flag of Germany.svg Germany2:27:12Third victory
1997 Fatuma Roba Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia2:26:23
1998 Fatuma Roba Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia2:23:21Second victory
1999 Fatuma Roba Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia2:23:25Third victory
2000 Catherine Ndereba Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:26:11
2001 Catherine Ndereba Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:23:53Second victory
2002 Margaret Okayo Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:20:43Course record
2003 Svetlana Zakharova Flag of Russia.svg Russia2:25:19
2004 Catherine Ndereba Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:24:27Third victory
2005 Catherine Ndereba Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:25:12Fourth victory
2006 Rita Jeptoo Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:23:38
2007 Lidiya Grigoryeva Flag of Russia.svg Russia2:29:18
2008 Dire Tune Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg Ethiopia2:25:25
2009 Salina Kosgei Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:32:16
2010 Teyba Erkesso Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia2:26:11
2011 Caroline Kilel Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:22:36
2012 Sharon Cherop Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:31:50
2013 Rita Jeptoo Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:26:25Second victory
2014 Buzunesh Deba Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia2:19:59Current course record; [20] Rita Jeptoo originally won the 2014 race, but was subsequently disqualified for taking performance-enhancing drugs. [21]
2015 Caroline Rotich Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:24:55
2016 Atsede Baysa Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia2:29:19
2017 Edna Kiplagat Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:21:52
2018 Desiree Linden Flag of the United States.svg United States2:39:54
2019 Worknesh Degefa Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia2:23:31
2020Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Diana Kipyogei Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya2:24:45 [18]

Men's wheelchair division

Andre Viger won the men's wheelchair division three times between 1984 and 1987. Andre Viger (9519687500).jpg
André Viger won the men's wheelchair division three times between 1984 and 1987.
Heinz Frei's 1994 course record stood for ten years. Flickr - CarolineG2011 - Great guns at the T54 London Paralympic marathon.jpg
Heinz Frei's 1994 course record stood for ten years.
Franz Nietlispach won the race five times in six years. Nietlispach.jpg
Franz Nietlispach won the race five times in six years.
Joshua Cassidy set a course record at the 2012 Boston Marathon. 2017 London Marathon - Josh Cassidy (3).jpg
Joshua Cassidy set a course record at the 2012 Boston Marathon.
Marcel Hug has won the race four times, and holds the current course record. Marcel Hug Boston Marathon.jpg
Marcel Hug has won the race four times, and holds the current course record.
Winners: Men's wheelchair division [5] [22]
YearWinnerCountryTimeNotes
1975 Robert Hall Flag of the United States.svg United States2:58:00Course record
1976No competitors
1977 Robert Hall Flag of the United States.svg United States2:40:10Course record, second victory
1978 George Murray Flag of the United States.svg United States2:26:57Not listed as a course record by BAA [lower-alpha 4]
1979 Ken Archer Flag of the United States.svg United States2:38:59Not listed as a course record by BAA
1980 Curt Brinkman Flag of the United States.svg United States1:55:00Course record
1981 Jim Martinson Flag of the United States.svg United States2:00:41
1982 Jim Knaub Flag of the United States.svg United States1:51:31
1983 Jim Knaub Flag of the United States.svg United States1:47:10Course record, second victory
1984 André Viger Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada2:05:20
1985 George Murray Flag of the United States.svg United States1:45:34Course record, second victory
1986 André Viger Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada1:43:25Course record, second victory
1987 André Viger Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada1:55:42Third victory
1988 Mustapha Badid Flag of France.svg France1:43:19Course record
1989 Philippe Couprie Flag of France.svg France1:36:04Course record
1990 Mustapha Badid Flag of France.svg France1:29:53Course record, second victory
1991 Jim Knaub Flag of the United States.svg United States1:30:44Third victory
1992 Jim Knaub Flag of the United States.svg United States1:26:28Course record, fourth victory
1993 Jim Knaub Flag of the United States.svg United States1:22:17Course record, fifth victory
1994 Heinz Frei Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:21:23Course record
1995 Franz Nietlispach Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:25:59
1996 Heinz Frei Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:30:14Second victory
1997 Franz Nietlispach Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:28:14Second victory
1998 Franz Nietlispach Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:21:52Third victory
1999 Franz Nietlispach Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:21:36Fourth victory
2000 Franz Nietlispach Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:33:32Fifth victory
2001 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:25:12
2002 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:23:19Second victory
2003 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:28:32Third victory
2004 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:18:27Course record, fourth victory
2005 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:24:11Fifth victory
2006 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:25:29Sixth victory
2007 Masazumi Soejima Flag of Japan.svg Japan1:29:16
2008 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:26:49Seventh victory
2009 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:33:29Eighth victory
2010 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:26:53Ninth victory
2011 Masazumi Soejima Flag of Japan.svg Japan1:18:50Second victory
2012 Joshua Cassidy Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada1:18:25Course record
2013 Hiroyuki Yamamoto Flag of Japan.svg Japan1:25:33
2014 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa1:20:36Tenth victory
2015 Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:29:53
2016 Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:24:01Second victory
2017 Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:18:03Current course record, third victory
2018 Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:46:26Fourth victory
2019 Daniel Romanchuk Flag of the United States.svg United States1:21:36
2020Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:18:11Fifth victory [23]

Women's wheelchair division

Louise Sauvage won the women's wheelchair division in three consecutive Boston Marathons, between 1997 and 1999. 61 ACPS Atlanta 1996 Track Louise Sauvage.jpg
Louise Sauvage won the women's wheelchair division in three consecutive Boston Marathons, between 1997 and 1999.
Edith Hunkeler won the race twice, in 2002 and 2006. Edith Wolf at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.png
Edith Hunkeler won the race twice, in 2002 and 2006.
Wakako Tsuchida won the race in five consecutive years from 2007 to 2011. London Marathon 2014 - Wakako Tsuchida & Manuela Schar.jpg
Wakako Tsuchida won the race in five consecutive years from 2007 to 2011.
Tatyana McFadden won the race five times between 2013 and 2018. Tatyana Mcfadden2.jpg
Tatyana McFadden won the race five times between 2013 and 2018.
Manuela Schar holds the current course record, 1:28:17, set in 2017. Manuela Schar.jpg
Manuela Schär holds the current course record, 1:28:17, set in 2017.
Winners: Women's wheelchair division [5] [24]
YearWinnerCountryTimeNotes
1977 Sharon Rahn Flag of the United States.svg United States3:48:51Course record
1978 Susan Shapiro Flag of the United States.svg United States3:52:35
1979 Sheryl Bair Flag of the United States.svg United States3:27:56Course record
1980 Sharon Limpert Flag of the United States.svg United States2:49:04Not listed as a course record by BAA
1981 Candace Cable-Brookes Flag of the United States.svg United States2:38:41Not listed as a course record by BAA
1982 Candace Cable-Brookes Flag of the United States.svg United States2:12:43Course record, second victory
1983 Sherry Ramsey Flag of the United States.svg United States2:27:07
1984 Sherry Ramsey Flag of the United States.svg United States2:56:51Second victory
1985 Candace Cable-Brookes Flag of the United States.svg United States2:05:26Course record, third victory
1986 Candace Cable-Brookes Flag of the United States.svg United States2:09:28Fourth victory
1987 Candace Cable-Brookes Flag of the United States.svg United States2:19:55Fifth victory
1988 Candace Cable-Brookes Flag of the United States.svg United States2:10:44Sixth victory
1989 Connie Hansen Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark1:50:06Course record
1990 Jean Driscoll Flag of the United States.svg United States1:43:17Course record
1991 Jean Driscoll Flag of the United States.svg United States1:42:42Course record, second victory
1992 Jean Driscoll Flag of the United States.svg United States1:36:52Course record, third victory
1993 Jean Driscoll Flag of the United States.svg United States1:34:50Course record, fourth victory
1994 Jean Driscoll Flag of the United States.svg United States1:34:22Course record, fifth victory
1995 Jean Driscoll Flag of the United States.svg United States1:40:42Sixth victory
1996 Jean Driscoll Flag of the United States.svg United States1:52:56Seventh victory
1997 Louise Sauvage Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia1:54:28
1998 Louise Sauvage Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia1:41:19Second victory
1999 Louise Sauvage Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia1:42:23Third victory
2000 Jean Driscoll Flag of the United States.svg United States2:00:52Eighth victory
2001 Louise Sauvage Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia1:53:54Fourth victory
2002 Edith Hunkeler Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:45:57
2003 Christina Ripp Flag of the United States.svg United States1:54:47
2004 Cheri Blauwet Flag of the United States.svg United States1:39:53
2005 Cheri Blauwet Flag of the United States.svg United States1:47:45Second victory
2006 Edith Hunkeler Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:43:42Second victory
2007 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg Japan1:53:30
2008 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg Japan1:48:32Second victory
2009 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg Japan1:54:37Third victory
2010 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg Japan1:43:32Fourth victory
2011 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg Japan1:34:06Course record, fifth victory
2012 Shirley Reilly Flag of the United States.svg United States1:37:36
2013 Tatyana McFadden Flag of the United States.svg United States1:45:25
2014 Tatyana McFadden Flag of the United States.svg United States1:35:06Second victory
2015 Tatyana McFadden Flag of the United States.svg United States1:52:54Third victory
2016 Tatyana McFadden Flag of the United States.svg United States1:42:16Fourth victory
2017 Manuela Schär Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:28:17Current course record [25]
2018 Tatyana McFadden Flag of the United States.svg United States2:04:39Fifth victory
2019 Manuela Schär Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:34:19Second victory
2020Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Manuela Schär Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland1:35:21Third victory [23]

Men's handcycle division

Winners: Men's handcycle division
YearWinnerCountryTimeNotesRefs
2017 Tom Davis Flag of the United States.svg United States0:58:36 [26]
2018 Tom Davis Flag of the United States.svg United States1:18:41Second victory [27]
2019 Tom Davis Flag of the United States.svg United States1:01:22Third victory [28]
2020Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Zachary Stinson Flag of the United States.svg United States1:11:53 [29]

Women's handcycle division

Winners: Women's handcycle division
YearWinnerCountryTimeNotesRefs
2017 Michelle LoveFlag of the United States.svg United States2:39:05Only female handcyclist finisher [26]
2018 Alicia Dana Flag of the United States.svg United States1:40:22 [27]
2019 Devann MurphyFlag of the United States.svg United States2:01:02 [28]
2020Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Wendy Larsen Flag of the United States.svg United States1:37:15Course record [29]

Victories by nationality

Victories by nationality
CountryOpen divisionWheelchair divisionHandcycle divisionTotal
Men'sWomen'sMen'sWomen'sMen'sWomen's
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4416132944110
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2312000035
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 161400021
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 90350017
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 001250017
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 68000014
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 001000010
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 7000007
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany [lower-alpha 5] 1500006
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1004005
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0400004
Flag of France.svg  France 0030003
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1200003
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0300003
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3000003
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 3000003
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2000002
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 2000002
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0200002
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1000001
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0001001
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 1000001
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 1000001
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1000001
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 0100001
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1000001
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1000001

Notes and references

Notes

  1. World records for road races set before 2004 were retrospectively recognised by the IAAF (now World Athletics), and were not officially recognised before that time. [9]
  2. Since 1990, the Boston Marathon has been ineligible for world records, as the start and finish are too far away from each other, and the race is a net downhill. [16]
  3. Geoffrey Mutai's winning time in 2011 of 2:03:02 beat the world record by 57 seconds, making it the fastest marathon time recorded at the time. [15] It remained the fastest time until Dennis Kimetto set an official world record of 2:02:57 at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. [17]
  4. Wheelchair racers set off 15 minutes ahead of the other participants.
  5. Germany's victory total includes two victories by West German athletes.

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