Winners of the Boston Marathon

Marathon Running: NYC Marathon - NYC Women's Marathon

Events in Sport

  • 1897-04-19 1st Boston Marathon (B.A.A. Road Race), won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10; the world's oldest annual marathon inspired by success of the first marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics
  • 1898-04-18 2nd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Ron McDonald in race record 2:42:00
  • 1899-04-17 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38
  • 1900-04-16 4th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:39:44.4
  • 1901-04-15 5th Boston Marathon won for second straight year by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:29:23.6
  • 1902-04-21 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor in 2:43:12
  • 1903-04-20 7th Boston Marathon won by Irishman John Lorden in 2:41:29.8
  • 1904-04-18 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring in 2:38:04.4
  • 1905-04-17 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4
  • 1906-04-16 10th Boston Marathon won by 18-year old Tim Ford in 2:45:45; youngest race winner
  • 1907-04-15 11th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Tom Longboat in race record 2:24:24
  • 1908-04-20 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey in 2:25:43.2
  • 1909-04-19 13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud in 2:53:36.8
  • 1910-04-18 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4

Sport awardBoston Marathon

1911-04-17 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6; first of 7 race victories

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
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  • 1912-04-15 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan in race record 2:21:18.2

  • 1913-04-21 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson in 2:25:14.8
  • 1914-04-20 18th Boston Marathon won by Canadian James Duffy in 2:25:01.2
  • 1915-04-19 19th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Édouard Fabre in 2:31:41.2
  • 1916-04-17 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4
  • 1917-04-16 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy in 2:28:37.2
  • 1918-04-15 22nd Boston Marathon won by Camp Devens relay team; race run as relay for 10-man military teams
  • 1919-04-21 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder in 2:29:13.4
  • 1920-04-19 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31
  • 1921-04-18 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna in race record 2:18:57.6
  • 1922-04-17 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10; his 2nd race victory; first of 3 consecutive wins
  • 1923-04-16 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:23:37.4 for second straight year; 3rd race victory
  • 1924-04-21 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar for the third consecutive year in 2:29:40.2; 4th race victory
  • 1925-04-20 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor in 2:33:00.6
  • 1926-04-19 30th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:25:40.4
  • 1927-04-18 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:40:22.2; his 5th victory in the event
  • 1928-04-16 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:37:07.8; back-to-back wins for his 6th race title
  • 1929-04-15 33rd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:33:08.6; his second win in the event
  • 1930-04-21 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:34:48.2; his 7th victory in the event
  • 1931-04-20 35th Boston Marathon won by Jim Henigan in 2:46:45.8
  • 1932-04-18 36th Boston Marathon won by German runner Paul de Bruyn in 2:33:36.4
  • 1933-04-17 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6
  • 1934-04-16 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
  • 1935-04-15 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley in 2:32:07.4
  • 1936-04-20 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:33:40.8
  • 1937-04-19 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20

  • 1938-04-18 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:35:34.8; his second victory in the event
  • 1939-04-17 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8; his second victory in the event
  • 1940-04-15 44th Boston Marathon won by Gérard Côté of Canada in 2:28:28.6; first of 4 wins in the event
  • 1941-04-14 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:30:38; his third victory in the event
  • 1942-04-20 46th Boston Marathon won by Joe Smith in 2:26:51.2
  • 1943-04-19 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8; his 2nd of 4 wins in the event
  • 1944-04-17 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4; second straight victory; 3rd of 4 titles
  • 1945-04-16 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley in 2:30:40.2; his second event victory
  • 1946-04-15 50th Boston Marathon won by Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece in 2:29:27; first and only Cypriot athlete to win the event
  • 1947-04-21 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39; world best time
  • 1948-04-19 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02; his 4th victory in the event
  • 1949-04-18 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gösta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
  • 1950-04-17 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of South Korea in 2:32:39
  • 1951-04-16 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
  • 1952-04-21 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
  • 1953-04-20 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51
  • 1954-04-19 58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39
  • 1954-04-19 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence DeMar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
  • 1955-04-18 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
  • 1956-04-16 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in race record 2:14:14
  • 1957-04-15 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley in 2:20:05; course length changed
  • 1958-04-21 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalić of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
  • 1959-04-20 63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42
  • 1960-04-18 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
  • 1961-04-17 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39; his 2nd event title
  • 1962-04-16 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48; second straight win and 3rd title overall
  • 1963-04-15 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurèle Vandendriessche of Belgium in race record 2:18:58
  • 1964-04-20 68th Boston Marathon won for second straight year by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59
  • 1965-04-19 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in race record 2:16:33
  • 1966-04-18 70th Boston Marathon: Kenji Kimihara of Japan wins in 2:17:11; American Bobbi Gibb first woman in 3:21:40 (unsanctioned)
  • 1967-04-17 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45; American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned)
  • 1968-04-15 72nd Boston Marathon: Amby Burfoot wins in 2:22:17; Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 3rd straight year in 3:30:00 (unsanctioned)
  • 1969-04-21 73rd Boston Marathon: Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan wins in 2:13:49; American Sara Mae Berman 1st woman in 3:22:46 (unsanctioned)
  • 1970-04-20 74th Boston Marathon: Englishman Ron Hill wins in 2:10:30 (US record): American Sara Mae Berman 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:05:07 (unsanctioned)
  • 1971-04-19 75th Boston Marathon: Álvaro Mejía of Colombia wins in 2:18:45; American Sara Mae Berman 1st woman for 3rd straight year in 3:08:30 (unsanctioned)
  • 1972-04-17 76th Boston Marathon: Olavi Suomalainen of Finland wins men's race in 2:15:39; American Nina Kuscsik takes inaugural women's title in 3:10:26; first year women's race officially sanctioned
  • 1973-04-16 77th Boston Marathon: American double; Jon Anderson men's champion in 2:16:03; Jacqueline Hansen wins women's title in 3:05:59
  • 1974-04-15 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland takes men's race in 2:13:39; American Miki Gorman women's winner in 2:47:11
  • 1975-04-21 79th Boston Marathon: American Bill Rodgers wins men's section in race record 2:09:55; Liane Winter of West Germany women's champion in 2:42:24 (female world record)
  • 1976-04-19 80th Boston Marathon: US double; Jack Fultz is men's winner in 2:20:19; Kim Merritt takes women's section in 2:47:10
  • 1977-04-18 81st Boston Marathon: Canadian Jerome Drayton wins men's race in 2:14:46; American Miki Gorman takes her 2nd women's event in 2:48:33
  • 1978-04-17 82nd Boston Marathon: US double; Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd men's title in 2:10:13; Gayle Barron women's champion in 2:44:52
  • 1979-04-16 83rd Boston Marathon: American double; Bill Rodgers wins 2nd straight event and 3rd overall title in 2:09:27; Joan Benoit women's champion in 2:35:15
  • 1980-04-21 84th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers wins 3rd straight event and 4th overall title in 2:12:11; Jacqueline Gareau of Canada women's winner in 2:34:28; Rosie Ruiz disqualified for not running the entire course
  • 1981-04-20 85th Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan wins men's race in 2:09:26; Allison Roe of New Zealand takes women's title in 2:26:46
  • 1982-04-19 86th Boston Marathon: American Alberto Salazar claims men's title in 2:08:51; Charlotte Teske of West Germany wins women's section in 2:29:33
  • 1983-04-18 87th Boston Marathon: American double; Greg Meyer men's champion in 2:09:00; Joan Benoit takes women's race in 2:22:43; her 2nd event title
  • 1984-04-16 88th Boston Marathon: Englishman Geoff Smith wins men's event in 2:10:34; Lorraine Moller of New Zealand women's champion in 2:29:28
  • 1985-04-15 89th Boston Marathon: Englishman Geoff Smith repeats as men's champion in 2:14:05; American Lisa Larsen Weidenbach takes women's title in 2:34:06
  • 1986-04-21 90th Boston Marathon: Rob de Castella first Australian winner in 2:07:51; Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway claims women's title in 2:24:55
  • 1987-04-20 91st Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan wins 2nd title in 2:11:50; Rosa Mota of Portugal claims women's event in 2:25:21; her first of 3 race victories
  • 1988-04-18 92nd Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race in 2:08:43; Rosa Mota of Portugal repeats as women's champion in 2:24:30
  • 1989-04-17 93rd Boston Marathon: Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia takes men's race in 2:09:06; Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway wins her 2nd women's title in 2:24:33
  • 1990-04-16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin is first Italian event winner in race record 2:08:19; Portugal's Rosa Mota wins her 3rd woman's title in 2:25:24
  • 1991-04-15 95th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins his 2nd men's title in 2:11:06; Wanda Panfil of Poland woman's champion in 2:24:18
  • 1992-04-20 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya repeats in 2:08:14 for his 3rd title; Olga Markova first Russian women's champion in 2:23:43
  • 1993-04-19 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya wins men's event in 2:09:33; Olga Markova of Russia repeats as women's champion in 2:25:27
  • 1994-04-18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya wins 2nd straight title in 2:07:15; Uta Pippig of Germany claims women's race in 2:21:45
  • 1995-04-17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya claims 3rd straight title in 2:09:22; Uta Pippig of Germany wins 2nd consecutive women's event in 2:25:11
  • 1996-04-15 100th Boston Marathon: Moses Tanui of Kenya takes centenary men's title in 2:09:15.9; 3-peat for Uta Pippig of Germany in women's race in 2:27:12
  • 1997-04-21 101st Boston Marathon: Lameck Aguta of Kenya wins men's event in 2:10:34; Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia women's champion in 2:26:23
  • 1998-04-20 102nd Boston Marathon: Moses Tanui of Kenya wins men's title in 2:07:34; Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia wins back-to-back women's events in 2:23:21
  • 1999-04-19 103rd Boston Marathon: Joseph Chebet of Kenya takes men's title in 2:09:52; 3-peat for Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia in women's race in 2:23:25
  • 2000-04-17 104th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Elijah Lagat wins men's race in 2:09:47; Catherine Ndereba takes women's title in 2:26:11
  • 2001-04-16 105th Boston Marathon: Lee Bong-Ju of South Korea men's winner in 2:09:43; Catherine Ndereba of Kenya wins back-to-back women's titles in 2:23:53
  • 2002-04-15 106th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Rodgers Rop claims men's event in 2:09:02; Margaret Okayo women's winner in 2:20:43
  • 2003-04-21 107th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya men's champion in 2:10:11; Svetlana Zakharova of Russia women's winner in 2:25:19
  • 2004-04-19 108th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Timothy Cherigat takes men's title in 2:10:37; Catherine Ndereba wins her 3rd women's event in 2:24:27
  • 2005-04-18 109th Boston Marathon: Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia claims men's section in 2:11:44; Catherine Ndereba of Kenya wins back-to-back races and 4th overall women's title in 2:25:12
  • 2006-04-17 110th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot wins 2nd men's title in 2:07:14; Rita Jeptoo takes women's title in 2:23:38
  • 2007-04-16 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya goes back-to-back for 3rd title in 2:14:13; Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia wins women's race in 2:29:18
  • 2008-04-21 112th Boston Marathon: 3rd straight men's title for Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya in 2:07:45; Dire Tune of Ethiopia women's winner in 2:25:25
  • 2009-04-20 113th Boston Marathon: Deriba Merga of Ethiopia wins men's event in 2:08:42; Salina Kosgei of Kenya women's champion in 2:32:16
  • 2010-04-19 114th Boston Marathon: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya wins 4th men's title in 2:05:52; Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia women's champion in 2:26:11
  • 2011-04-18 115th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Geoffrey Mutai wins men's race in record 2:03:02; Caroline Kilel takes women's section in 2:22:36
  • 2012-04-16 116th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Wesley Korir wins men's section in 2:12:40; Sharon Cherop first woman in 2:31:50
  • 2013-04-15 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia men's winner in 2:10:22; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins women's section in 2:26:25
  • 2013-04-15 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • 2014-04-21 118th Boston Marathon: American Meb Keflezighi men's champion in 2:08:37; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins her 2nd women's title in 2:18:57
  • 2015-04-20 119th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia wins men's race in 2:09:17; Caroline Rotich of Kenya women's champion in 2:24:55
  • 2016-04-18 120th Boston Marathon: Ethiopian double; Lemi Berhanu Hayle wins men's section in 2:12:45; Atsede Baysa takes women's event in 2:29:19
  • 2017-04-17 121st Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Geoffrey Kirui takes men's title in 2:09:37; Edna Kiplagat women's champion in 2:21:52
  • 2018-04-16 122nd Boston Marathon: Yuki Kawauchi of Japan wins men's race in 2:15:58; Desiree Linden (2:39:54) first American to win women's title since 1985
  • 2019-04-15 123rd Boston Marathon: Lawrence Cherono of Kenya wins in 2:07:58, just 0.1s ahead of Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa; Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia is women's champion in 2:23.31