Marathon Running in History (Part 2)

Marathon Running: Boston Marathon - NYC Marathon - NYC Women's Marathon

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Events in Sport

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 1984-10-21 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
  • 1984-10-29 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon
  • 1985-04-13 Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)
  • 1985-04-14 Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)
  • 1985-04-20 Carlos Lopes runs world record marathon (2:07:12)
  • 1985-04-21 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
  • 1985-05-29 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months
  • 1986-08-26 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • 1986-08-30 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
  • 1986-09-03 Houston Astros & Chicago Cubs use MLB record 53 players, including 17 pitchers in a 2-day 18 inning marathon; Astros win 8-7
  • 1986-09-28 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • 1987-04-11 Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39)
  • 1987-04-12 Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)
  • 1987-08-29 Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins
  • 1987-08-30 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
  • 1987-09-06 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)

  • 1987-11-01 New York City Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race, 2:11:01; English runner Priscilla Welch women's champion, 2:30:17
  • 1987-11-15 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • 1988-04-17 Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50)
  • 1988-09-23 Portuguese world champion Rosa Mota runs 2:25:40 to score a famous Olympic marathon win over Australian Lisa Martin at the Seoul Games
  • 1988-10-02 Gelindo Bordin of Italy wins the men's marathon in 2:10:32 at the Seoul Olympics; beats world champion Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya by 15 seconds
  • 1988-11-06 Steve Jones wins NYC men's marathon; Grete Waitz wins record 9th women's title
  • 1989-04-15 Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
  • 1989-04-16 Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
  • 1990-08-27 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
  • 1991-04-21 Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
  • 1991-04-21 Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
  • 1991-08-25 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • 1991-09-01 Japanese runner Hiromi Taniguchi wins the marathon in 2:14:57 at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1992-11-01 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40

Sport awardTennis Open

1993-09-04 Mats Wilander beats fellow Swede Mikael Pernfors in a US Open marathon 7-6, 3-6, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 in 4 hours 1 minute; match ends at 2:26am

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • 2000-10-01 An all-African podium for the men's marathon at the Sydney Olympics as Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia runs 2:10:11 for the gold medal, 0.20s ahead of Kenyan Erick Wainaina with bronze to Ethiopian Tesfaye Tola
  • 2001-08-03 Olympic champion Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia becomes first athlete to achieve Olympics-World Championships marathon double; runs 2:12:42 to beat Kenya's Simon Biwott by just 0.1s in Edmonton World Championships
  • 2004-08-22 Athens Olympic marathon is run on same route as 1896 Games, start at site of the Battle of Marathon to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens: Mizuki Noguchi of Japan wins women's gold in 2:26:20
  • 2004-08-29 Athens Olympic marathon is run on same route as 1896 Games, start at site of the Battle of Marathon to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens: Stefano Baldini of Italy wins men's gold in 2:10:55
  • 2004-09-26 Ed Whitlock becomes 1st person over 70 to complete a marathon in under 3 hours (2:54:48) at Toronto Marathon
  • 2008-08-22 Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba wraps up the women's 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when she takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 15:41.40
  • 2008-08-23 Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when he takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 12:57.82
  • 2008-08-24 Samuel Wansiru becomes first Kenyan to win the men's Olympic marathon in Beijing; wins in Olympic record time; silver medallist Joauad Gharib of Morocco also faster than OR, yet 44 seconds behind
  • 2012-04-22 30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon
  • 2012-04-23 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach

  • 2013-04-21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • 2014-04-13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • 2015-04-26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win
  • 2015-05-31 Harriette Thompson aged 92 and 65 days becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon (Suja Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego)
  • 2016-08-14 Kenya's Jemima Sumgong wins women's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2:24:04; Eunice Kirwa (Bahrain) takes silver, and Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) bronze
  • 2016-08-20 Controversial South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya retains her Olympic women's 800m title in a time of 1:55.28 in the final in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016-08-21 Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge wins the Olympic men's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in a time of 2:08.44; Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) second in 2:09:54, and Galen Rupp (US) third in 2:10:05
  • 2016-10-16 Ed Whitlock at 85 becomes oldest person to complete a marathon under 4 hours, at Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes
  • 2017-11-05 Shalane Flanagan becomes the first American woman to win the New York marathon for 40 years

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