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Boston Marathon Winners

Winners Of The Boston Marathon

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See a complete list of Men’s and Women’s winners of the Boston Marathon. The 2017 Boston Marathon was swept by runners from Kenya. Edna Kiplagat won the women’s open and Geoffrey Kirui won the men’s open.

Fast Facts:

  • The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest annually run marathon’s in the world.
  • Lelisa Desisa won the Boston Marathon in 2015 and 2013.
  • Clarence DeMar of the US holds the men’s record for the most Boston Marathon win’s at 7.
  • Catherine Ndereba of Kenya holds the record for the most women’s Boston Marathon’s win’s at 4.
  • The Boston Marathon has been run every year since 1897.
  • In 2011, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya ran the fastest Boston Marathon race ever in 2:03:02.
  • In 2013 a bombing took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon which killed 3 spectators and injured hundreds more.

Winners Of The Boston Marathon:

YearMenTimeWomenTime
2017Geoffrey Kirui (KEN)2:09:37Edna Kiplagat (KEN)2:21:52
2016Lemi Berhanu Hayle (ETH)2:12:45Atsede Baysa ETH)2:29:19
2015Lelisa Desisa Benti (ETH)2:09:17Caroline Rotich (KEN)2:24:55
2014Meb Keflezighi (USA)2:08:37Rita Jeptoo (KEN)2:18:57
2013Lelisa Desisa Benti (ETH)2:10:22Rita Jeptoo (KEN)2:26:25
2012Wesley Korir (KEN)2:12:40Sharon Cherop (KEN)2:31:50
2011Geoffrey Mutai (KEN)2:03:02Caroline Kilel (KEN)2:22:36
2010Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (KEN)2:05:52Teyba Erkesso (ETH)2:26:11
2009Deriba Merga (ETH)2:08:42Salina Kosgei (KEN)2:32:16
2008Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN)2:07:45Dire Tune (ETH)2:25:25
2007Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN)2:14:13Lidiya Grigoryeva (RUS)2:29:18
2006Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN)2:07:14Rita Jeptoo (KEN)2:23:38
2005Hailu Negussie (ETH)2:11:44Catherine Ndereba (KEN)2:25:12
2004Timothy Cherigat (KEN)2:10:37Catherine Ndereba (KEN)2:24:27
2003Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN)2:10:11Svetlana Zakharova (RUS)2:25:19
2002Rodgers Rop (KEN)2:09:02Margaret Okayo (KEN)2:20:43
2001Lee Bong-Ju (KOR)2:09:43Catherine Ndereba (KEN)2:23:53
2000Elijah Lagat (KEN)2:09:47Catherine Ndereba (KEN)2:26:11
1999Joseph Chebet (KEN)2:09:52Fatuma Roba (ETH)2:23:25
1998Moses Tanui (KEN)2:07:34Fatuma Roba (ETH)2:23:21
1997Lameck Aguta (KEN)2:10:34Fatuma Roba (ETH)2:26:23
1996Moses Tanui (KEN)2:09:15Uta Pippig (GER)2:27:12
1995Cosmas Ndeti (KEN)2:09:22Uta Pippig (GER)2:25:11
1994Cosmas Ndeti (KEN)2:07:15Uta Pippig (GER)2:21:45
1993Cosmas Ndeti (KEN)2:09:33Olga Markova (RUS)2:25:27
1992Ibrahim Hussein (KEN)2:08:14Olga Markova (RUS)2:23:43
1991Ibrahim Hussein (KEN)2:11:06Wanda Panfil (POL)2:24:18
1990Gelindo Bordin Italy2:08:19Rosa Mota (PRT)2:25:24
1989Abebe Mekonnen (ETH)2:09:06Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)2:24:33
1988Ibrahim Hussein (KEN)2:08:43Rosa Mota (PRT)2:24:30
1987Toshihiko Seko (JPN)2:11:50Rosa Mota (PRT)2:25:21
1986Robert de Castella (AUS)2:07:51Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)2:24:55
1985Geoff Smith (GBR)2:14:05Lisa Larsen Weidenbach (USA)02:34.1
1984Geoff Smith (GBR)2:10:34Lorraine Moller (NZL)02:29.3
1983Greg Meyer (USA)2:09:00Joan Benoit (USA)2:22:43
1982Alberto Salazar (USA)2:08:52Charlotte Teske (GER)2:29:33
1981Toshihiko Seko (JPN)2:09:26Allison Roe (NZL)2:26:46
1980Bill Rodgers (USA)2:12:11Jacqueline Gareau (CAN)2:34:28
1979Bill Rodgers (USA)2:09:27Joan Benoit (USA)2:35:15
1978Bill Rodgers (USA)2:10:13Gayle Barron (USA)2:44:52
1977Jerome Drayton (CAN)2:14:46Miki Gorman (USA)2:48:33
1976Jack Fultz (USA)2:20:19Kim Merritt (USA)2:47:10
1975Bill Rodgers (USA)2:09:55Liane Winter (GER)2:42:24
1974Neil Cusack Ireland2:13:39Miki Gorman (USA)2:47:11
1973Jon Anderson (USA)2:16:03Jacqueline Hansen (USA)3:05:59
1972Olavi Suomalainen (FIN)2:15:39Nina Kuscsik (USA)3:10:26
1971Álvaro Mejía (COL)2:18:45Sara Mae Berman (USA)3:08:30
1970Ron Hill (GBR)2:10:30Sara Mae Berman (USA)3:05:07
1969Yoshiaki Unetani (JPN)2:13:49Sara Mae Berman (USA)3:22:46
1968Amby Burfoot (USA)2:22:17Bobbi Gibb (USA)3:30:00
1967Dave McKenzie (NZL)2:15:45Bobbi Gibb (USA)3:27:17
1966Kenji Kimihara (JPN)2:17:11Bobbi Gibb (USA)3:21:40
1965Morio Shigematsu (JPN)2:16:33
1964Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL)2:19:59
1963Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL)2:18:58
1962Eino Oksanen (FIN)2:23:48
1961Eino Oksanen (FIN)2:23:39
1960Paavo Kotila (FIN)2:20:54
1959Eino Oksanen (FIN)2:22:42
1958Franjo Mihalić (YUG)2:25:54
1957John J. Kelley (USA)2:20:05
1956Antti Viskari (FIN)2:14:14
1955Hideo Hamamura (JPN)2:18:22
1954Veikko Karvonen (FIN)2:20:39
1953Keizo Yamada (JPN)2:18:51
1952Doroteo Flores (GTM)2:31:53
1951Shigeki Tanaka (JPN)2:27:45
1950Ham Kee-Yong (KOR)2:32:39
1949Karl Leandersson (SWE)2:31:50
1948Gérard Côté (CAN)2:31:02
1947Suh Yun-bok (KOR)2:25:39
1946Stylianos Kyriakides (GRC)2:29:27
1945John A. Kelley (USA)2:30:40
1944Gérard Côté (CAN)2:31:50
1943Gérard Côté (CAN)2:28:25
1942Joe Smith (USA)2:26:51
1941Leslie S. Pawson (USA)2:30:38
1940Gérard Côté (CAN)2:28:28
1939Ellison Brown (USA)2:28:51
1938Leslie S. Pawson (USA)2:35:34
1937Walter Young (CAN)2:33:20
1936Ellison Brown (USA)2:33:40
1935John A. Kelley (USA)2:32:07
1934Dave Komonen (CAN)2:32:53
1933Leslie S. Pawson (USA)2:31:01
1932Paul de Bruyn (GER)2:33:36
1931James Henigan (USA)2:46:45
1930Clarence DeMar (USA)2:34:48
1929Johnny Miles (CAN)2:33:08
1928Clarence DeMar (USA)2:37:07
1927Clarence DeMar (USA)2:40:22
1926Johnny Miles (CAN)2:25:40
1925Charles Mellor (USA)2:33:00
1924Clarence DeMar (USA)2:29:40
1923Clarence DeMar (USA)2:23:47
1922Clarence DeMar (USA)2:18:10
1921Frank Zuna (USA)2:18:57
1920Peter Trivoulides (USA)2:29:31
1919Carl Linder (USA)2:29:13
1918Camp Devens relay team (USA)2:29:53
1917Bill Kennedy (USA)2:28:37
1916Arthur Roth (USA)2:27:16
1915Édouard Fabre (CAN)2:31:41
1914James Duffy (CAN)2:25:14
1913Fritz Carlson (USA)2:25:14
1912Michael J. Ryan (USA)2:21:18
1911Clarence DeMar (USA)2:21:39
1910Fred Cameron (CAN)2:28:52
1909Henri Renaud (USA)2:53:36
1908Thomas Morrissey (USA)2:25:43
1907Thomas Longboat (CAN)2:24:24
1906Tim Ford (USA)2:45:45
1905Frederick Lorz (USA)2:38:25
1904Michael Spring (USA)2:38:04
1903John Lorden (USA)2:41:29
1902Sammy Mellor (USA)2:43:12
1901John “Jack” Caffery (CAN)2:29:23
1900John “Jack” Caffery (CAN)2:39:44
1899Lawrence Brignolia (USA)2:54:38
1898Ronald J. MacDonald (CAN)2:42:00
1897John J. McDermott (USA)2:55:10
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