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Boston Marathon

Monday April 17th, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Distance: Marathon

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. The event attracts 500,000 spectators each year, making it New England's most widely viewed sporting event. Though starting with 18 participants in 1897, the event now attracts over 20,000 registered participants each year. You have to qualify to participate.

Among the nation’s oldest athletic clubs, the B.A.A. was established in 1887, and, in 1896, more than half of the U.S. Olympic Team at the first modern games was composed of B.A.A. club members. The Olympic Games provided the inspiration for the first Boston Marathon, which culminated the B.A.A. Games on April 19, 1897. John J. McDermott emerged from a 15-member starting field to complete the course (then 24.5 miles) in a winning time of 2:55:10. The Boston Marathon has since become the world’s oldest annually contested marathon. The addition of principal sponsor John Hancock Financial Services in 1986 has solidified the event’s success over the past 30 years and ensures it well into the future.

Past winners (since 2000):

Men

2017 -- Geoffrey Kirui, Kenya, 2:09:37

2016 -- Lemi Berhanu Hayle, Ethiopia, 2:12:45

2015 -- Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopia, 2:09:17

2014 -- Meb Keflezighi, United States, 2:08:37

2013 -- Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopia, 2:10:23

2012 -- Wesley Korir, Kenya, 2:12:40

2011 -- Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya, 2:03:02

2010 -- Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, Kenya, 2:05:52

2009 -- Deriba Merga, Ethiopia, 2:08:42

2008 -- Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenya, 2:07:46

2007 -- Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenya, 2:14:13

2006 -- Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenya, 2:07:14

2005 -- Hailu Negussie, Ethiopia, 2:11:45

2004 -- Timothy Cherigat, Kenya, 2:10:37

2003 -- Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenya, 2:10:11

2002 -- Rodgers Rop, Kenya, 2:09:02

2001 -- Lee Bong-ju, South Korea, 2:09:43

2000 -- Elijah Lagat, Kenya, 2:09:47

Women

2017 --Edna Kiplagat, Kenya,2:21:52

2016 -- Atsede Baysa, Ethiopia, 2:29:19

2015 -- Caroline Rotich, Kenya, 2:24:55

2014 -- Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2:19:59

2013 -- Rita Jeptoo, Kenya, 2:26:25

2012 -- Sharon Cherop, Kenya, 2:31:50

2011 -- Caroline Kilel, Kenya, 2:22:36

2010 -- Teyba Erkesso, Ethiopia, 2:26:11

2009 -- Salina Kosgei, Kenya, 2:32:16

2008 -- Dire Tune, Ethiopia, 2:25:25

2007 -- Lidiya Grigoryeva, Russia, 2:29:18

2006 -- Rita Jeptoo, Kenya, 2:23:38

2005 -- Catherine Ndereba, Kenya, 2:25:13

2004 -- Catherine Ndereba, Kenya, 2:24:27

2003 -- Svetlana Zakharova, Russia, 2:25:20

2002 -- Margaret Okayo, Kenya, 2:20:43

2001 -- Catherine Ndereba, Kenya, 2:23:53

2000 -- Catherine Ndereba, Kenya, 2:26:11

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