List of winners of the Tokyo Marathon

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The Tokyo Marathon is one of six World Marathon Majors and has been contested annually since 2007, except in 2020 when it was an elite-only race due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2021, when the marathon was postponed to 2022 due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo Marathon replaced two previous marathons in Tokyo, the Tokyo International Marathon which took place in even years from 1980 to 2006, and the Tokyo - New York Friendship International Marathon which took place in odd years. Ethiopia has been represented by the most Tokyo Marathon winners of any country, with 11 wins among nine distinct winners (four men and five women), while Kenya has been represented by the most winners in the men's race with seven wins among six distinct winners, in addition to two winners in the women's race. Japan has the most wins in the wheelchair race, with 12 wins among five distinct winners on the men's side and 10 wins among two distinct winners on the women's side.

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Winners

Dickson Chumba won the men's division of the Tokyo Marathon in 2014 and 2018. Dikson Chumba.jpg
Dickson Chumba won the men's division of the Tokyo Marathon in 2014 and 2018.
Ruti Aga won the women's division of the Tokyo Marathon in 2019. Ruti Aga - Tokyo Marathon 2019 Runner (46539748864) (cropped) (cropped).jpg
Ruti Aga won the women's division of the Tokyo Marathon in 2019.

Key:    Course record (in bold)

YearMen's winnerCountryTimeWomen's winnerCountryTimeRf.
2007 Daniel Njenga Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:09:45 Hitomi Niiya Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2:31:01 [1]
2008 Viktor Röthlin Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2:07:23 Claudia Dreher Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2:35:35 [2] [3]
2009 Salim Kipsang Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:10:27 Mizuho Nasukawa Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2:25:38 [4]
2010 Masakazu Fujiwara Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2:12:19 Alevtina Biktimirova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2:34:39 [5]
2011 Hailu Mekonnen Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:07:35 Noriko Higuchi [lower-alpha 1] Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2:28:49 [8]
2012 Michael Kipyego Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:07:37 Atsede Habtamu Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:25:28 [9]
2013 Dennis Kimetto Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:06:50 Aberu Kebede Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:25:34 [10]
2014 Dickson Chumba Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:05:42 Tirfi Tsegaye Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:22:23 [11]
2015 Endeshaw Negesse Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:06:00 Birhane Dibaba Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:23:15 [12]
2016 Feyisa Lilesa Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:06:56 Helah Kiprop Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:21:27 [13]
2017 Wilson Kipsang Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:03:58 Sarah Chepchirchir Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:19:47 [14] [15]
2018 Dickson Chumba Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:05:30 Birhane Dibaba Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:19:51 [16]
2019 Birhanu Legese Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:04:48 Ruti Aga Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:20:40 [17]
2020 Birhanu Legese Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:04:15 Lonah Chemtai Salpeter Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 2:17:45 [18]
2021postponed due to coronavirus pandemic [19]

Wheelchair race

YearMen's winnerCountryTimeWomen's winnerCountryTimeRf.
2007 Masazumi Soejima Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:32:21- [1]
2008 Masazumi Soejima Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:27:15 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:45:19 [2]
2009 Masazumi Soejima Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:33:11 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:46:31 [4]
2010 Hiroyuki Yamamoto Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:35:19 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:53:01 [5]
2011 Masazumi Soejima Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:25:38 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:40:08 [8]
2012 Hiroyuki Yamamoto Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:29:26 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:48:31 [9]
2013 Masazumi Soejima Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:27:53 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:48:29 [10]
2014 Hiroyuki Yamamoto Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:30:43 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:48:08 [11]
2015 Kota Hokinoue Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:30:23 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:46:30 [12]
2016 Kurt Fearnley Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1:26:00 Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:41:04 [13]
2017 Sho Watanabe Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:28:01 Amanda McGrory Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:43:27 [15]
2018 Hiroyuki Yamamoto Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:26:23 Manuela Schär Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:43:25 [16]
2019 Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:30:44 Manuela Schär Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:46:57 [17]
2020 Tomoki Suzuki Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:21:52 Tsubasa Kina Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:40:00 [18]
2021postponed due to coronavirus pandemic [19]

Victories by nationality

CountryMale
victories
Female
victories
Men's
Wheelchair
Women's
Wheelchair
Total
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 13121026
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 560011
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 72009
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 10124
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 00101
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 01001
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 01001
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 01001
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 00011

Notes

  1. Russian Tatyana Aryasova had originally been declared the winner, but was disqualified in 2012 for failing a drug test. [6] [7]

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