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New York City Marathon Winners

See a complete list of New York City Marathon Winners. The 2015 marathon Champions are both from Kenya. Stanley Biwott won the 2015 men’s title and Mary Keitany won the women’s title.

Fast Facts:

  • The New York City Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world.
  • The 26.219 mile course passes through all five New York City boroughs, starting on Staten Island and ending in Central Park in Manhattan.
  • Bill Rodgers of the Unites States has won the most men’s New York City Marathons with four titles.
  • Grete Waitz of Sweden has won nine titles making her the most decorated female New York City Marathon champion.
  • The next New York Marathon will take place November 6, 2016.

New York City Men’s Marathon Champions:

Year Winner Country Time
2015 Stanley Biwott  Kenya 2:10:34
2014 Wilson Kipsang  Kenya 2:10:59
2013 Geoffrey Mutai  Kenya 2:08:24
2012 Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy  
2011 Geoffrey Mutai  Kenya 2:05:05
2010 Gebregziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia 2:08:14
2009 Meb Keflezighi  USA 2:09:15
2008 Marílson Gomes dos Santos  Brazil 2:08:43
2007 Martin Lel  Kenya 2:09:04
2006 Marílson Gomes dos Santos  Brazil 2:09:58
2005 Paul Tergat  Kenya 2:09:30
2004 Hendrick Ramaala  South Africa 2:09:28
2003 Martin Lel  Kenya 2:10:30
2002 Rodgers Rop  Kenya 2:08:07
2001 Tesfaye Jifar  Ethiopia 2:07:43
2000 Abdelkader El Mouaziz  Morocco 2:10:09
1999 Joseph Chebet  Kenya 2:09:14
1998 John Kagwe  Kenya 2:08:45
1997 John Kagwe  Kenya 2:08:12
1996 Giacomo Leone  Italy 2:09:54
1995 Germán Silva  Mexico 2:11:00
1994 Germán Silva  Mexico 2:11:21
1993 Andrés Espinosa  Mexico 2:10:04
1992 Willie Mtolo  South Africa 2:09:29
1991 Salvador García  Mexico 2:09:28
1990 Douglas Wakiihuri  Kenya 2:12:39
1989 Juma Ikangaa  Tanzania 2:08:01
1988 Steve Jones  United Kingdom 2:08:20
1987 Ibrahim Hussein  Kenya 2:11:01
1986 Gianni Poli  Italy 2:11:06
1985 Orlando Pizzolato  Italy 2:11:34
1984 Orlando Pizzolato  Italy 2:14:53
1983 Rod Dixon  New Zealand 2:08:59
1982 Alberto Salazar  United States 2:09:29
1981 Alberto Salazar  United States 2:08:13
1980 Alberto Salazar  United States 2:09:41
1979 Bill Rodgers  United States 2:11:42
1978 Bill Rodgers  United States 2:12:12
1977 Bill Rodgers  United States 2:11:28
1976 Bill Rodgers  United States 2:10:10
1975 Tom Fleming  United States 2:19:27
1974 Norbert Sander  United States 2:26:30
1973 Tom Fleming  United States 2:21:54
1972 Sheldon Karlin  United States 2:27:52
1971 Norman Higgins  United States 2:22:54
1970 Gary Muhrcke  United States 2:31:38


New York City Women’s Marathon Champions:

Year Winner Country Time
2015 Mary Keitany  Kenya 2:24:25
2014 Mary Keitany  Kenya 2:25:07
2013 Priscah Jeptoo  Kenya 2:25:07
2012 Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy  
2011 Firehiwot Dado  Ethiopia 2:23:15
2010 Edna Kiplagat  Kenya 2:28:20
2009 Derartu Tulu  Ethiopia 2:28:52
2008 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 2:23:56
2007 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 2:23:09
2006 Jeļena Prokopčuka  Latvia 2:25:05
2005 Jeļena Prokopčuka  Latvia 2:24:41
2004 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 2:23:10
2003 Margaret Okayo  Kenya 2:22:31
2002 Joyce Chepchumba  Kenya 2:25:56
2001 Margaret Okayo  Kenya 2:24:21
2000 Lyudmila Petrova  Russia 2:25:45
1999 Adriana Fernandez  Mexico 2:25:06
1998 Franca Fiacconi  Italy 2:25:17
1997 Franziska Rochat-Moser  Switzerland 2:28:43
1996 Anuţa Cătună  Romania 2:28:18
1995 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 2:28:06
1994 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 2:27:37
1993 Uta Pippig  Germany 2:26:24
1992 Lisa Ondieki  Australia 2:24:40
1991 Liz McColgan  United Kingdom 2:27:32
1990 Wanda Panfil  Poland 2:30:45
1989 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 2:25:30
1988 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:28:07
1987 Priscilla Welch  United Kingdom 2:30:17
1986 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:28:06
1985 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:28:34
1984 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:29:30
1983 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:27:00
1982 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:27:14
1981 Allison Roe  New Zealand 2:25:29
1980 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:25:42
1979 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:27:33
1978 Grete Waitz  Norway 2:32:30
1977 Miki Gorman  United States 2:43:10
1976 Miki Gorman  United States 2:39:11
1975 Kim Merritt  United States 2:46:14
1974 Kathrine Switzer  United States 3:07:29
1973 Nina Kuscsik  United States 2:57:07
1972 Nina Kuscsik  United States 3:08:41
1971 Beth Bonner  United States 2:55:22
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