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Marathon Record Progression: (men from 1953 ; women from 1977):
Fastest Marathons run each year (men from 1924; women from 1970):
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Annual Fastest Marathon Performance By Women


Year  Athlete            Nation   Time  Seconds Venue              Date  
1970  Caroline Walker       USA   3:02:53 10973 Seaside, USA       28-Feb
1971  Adrienne Beames       AUS   2:46:30 9990  Werribee, AUS      31-Aug
1972  Cheryl Bridges        USA   2:55:45 10545 Terre Haute, USA   12-Aug
1973  Michiko Gorman        USA   2:46:36 9996  Culver City, USA    2-Dec
1974  Jacqueline Hansen     USA   2:43:55 9835  Culver City, USA    1-Dec
1975  Jacqueline Hansen     USA   2:38:19 9499  Eugene, USA        12-Oct
1976  Michiko Gorman        USA   2:39:11 9551  New York, USA      24-Oct
1977  Christa Vahlensieck   FRG   2:34:48 9288  West Berlin, FRG   10-Sep
1978  Grete Waitz           NOR   2:32:30 9150  New York, USA      22-Oct
1979  Grete Waitz           NOR   2:27:33 8853  New York, USA      21-Oct
1980  Grete Waitz           NOR   2:25:42 8742  New York, USA      26-Oct
1981  Allison Roe           NZL   2:26:46 8806  Boston, USA        20-Apr
1982  Joan Benoit           USA   2:26:11 8771  Eugene, USA        12-Sep
1983  Joan Benoit           USA   2:22:43 8563  Boston, USA        18-Apr
1984  Ingrid Kristiansen    NOR   2:24:26 8666  London, GBR        13-May
1985  Ingrid Kristiansen    NOR   2:21:06 8466  London, GBR        21-Apr
1986  Grete Waitz           NOR   2:24:54 8694  London, GBR        20-Apr
1987  Ingrid Kristiansen    NOR   2:22:48 8568  London, GBR        10-May
1988  Lisa Ondieki          AUS   2:23:51 8631  Osaka, JPN         31-Jan
1989  Ingrid Kristiansen    NOR   2:24:33 8673  Boston, USA        12-Apr
1990  Rosa Mota             POR   2:25:24 8724  Boston, USA        18-Apr
1991  Wanda Panfil          POL   2:24:18 8658  Boston, USA        15-Apr
1992  Olga Markova          RUS   2:23:43 8623  Boston, USA        20-Apr
1993  Wang Junxia           CHN   2:24:07 8647  Tianjin, CHN        4-Apr
1994  Uta Pippig            GER   2:21:45 8505  Boston, USA        18-Apr
1995  Uta Pippig            GER   2:25:11 8711  Boston, USA        17-Apr
1996  Katrin Doerre-Heinig  GER   2:26:04 8764  Osaka, JPN         28-Jan
1997  Tegla Loroupe         KEN   2:22:07 8527  Rotterdam, NED     20-Apr
1998  Tegla Loroupe         KEN   2:20:47 8447  Rotterdam, NED     19-Apr
1999  Tegla Loroupe         KEN   2:20:43 8443  Berlin, GER        26-Sep
2000  Catherine Ndereba     KEN   2:21:33 8493  Chicago, USA       22-Oct
2001  Catherine Ndereba     KEN   2:18:47 8327  Chicago, USA        7-Oct
2002  Paula Radcliffe       GBR   2:17:18 8238  Chicago, USA       13-Oct
2003  Paula Radcliffe       GBR   2:15:25 8125  London, GBR        13-Apr
2004  Yoko Shibui           JPN   2:19:41 8381  Berlin, GER        26-Sep
2005  Paula Radcliffe       GBR   2:17:42 8262  London, GBR        17-Apr
2006  Deena Kastor          USA   2:19:36 8376  London, GBR        23-Apr
2007  Chunxiu Zhou          CHN   2:20:38 8438  London, GBR        22-Apr
2008  Irina Mikitenko       GER   2:19:19 8359  Berlin, GER        28-Sep
2009  Irina Mikitenko       GER   2:22:11 8531  London, GBR        26-Apr
2010  Liliya Shobukhova     RUS   2:20:25 8425  Chicago, USA       10-Oct
2011  Liliya Shobukhova     RUS   2:18:20 8300  Chicago, USA       09-Oct
2012  Mary Keitany          KEN   2:18:37 8317  London, GBR        22 APR
2013  Rita Jeptoo           KEN   2:19:57 8397  Chicago, USA       13 OCT
2014  Tirfi Tsegaye         ETH   2:20:18 8418  Berlin, GER        28 SEP

Annual Fastest Marathon Performance By Men


Year  Athlete            Nation   Time  Seconds Venue              Date  
1924  Shizo Kanaguri        JPN   2:36:10 9370  Tokyo, JPN         13-Apr
1925  Albert Michelsen      USA   2:29:02 8942  Port Chester, USA  12-Oct
1926  Iivari Rotko          FIN   2:34:26 9266  Helsinki, FIN      12-Sep
1927  Albert Michelsen      USA   2:31:11 9071  Port Chester, USA   8-Oct
1928  Boughera El Ouafi     MAR   2:32:57 9177  Amsterdam, NED      5-Aug
1929  Harry Payne           GBR   2:30:58 9058  Stamford Bridge, G  5-Jul
1930  Clarence DeMar        USA   2:34:45 9285  Los Angeles, USA   14-Jun
1931  Albert Michelsen      USA   2:32:35 9155  West New York, USA  5-Apr
1932  Tanji Yahagi          JPN   2:31:31 9091  Tokyo, JPN         30-Apr
1933  Leslie Pawson         USA   2:31:02 9062  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1934  Patrick Dengis        USA   2:31:30 9090  Port Chester, USA  12-Oct
1935  Kitei Son             JPN   2:26:42 8802  Tokyo, JPN          3-Nov
1936  Kitei Son             JPN   2:28:32 8912  Tokyo, JPN         18-Apr
1937  Manuel Dias           POR   2:30:38 9038  Lisboa, POR        28-Mar
1938  Patrick Dengis        USA   2:30:28 9028  Salisbury, USA     30-May
1939  Ellison Brown         USA   2:28:52 8932  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1940  Ellison Brown         USA   2:27:30 8850  Salisbury, USA     30-May
1941  Leslie Pawson         USA   2:30:38 9038  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1942  Joseph Smith          USA   2:26:52 8812  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1943  Gerard Cote           CAN   2:28:26 8906  Boston, USA        18-Apr
1944  Gerard Cote           CAN   2:31:51 9111  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1945  John A. Kelley        USA   2:30:41 9041  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1946  Stylianos Kyriakidis  GRE   2:29:27 8967  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1947  Yun Bok Suh           KOR   2:25:39 8739  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1948  Gerard Cote           CAN   2:31:02 9062  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1949  Salomon Komonen       FIN   2:28:40 8970  Turku, FIN          2-Oct
1950  Feodosiy Vanin        URS   2:29:10 8950  Moskva, URS        15-Jul
1951  Veikko Karvonen       FIN   2:28:08 8888  Tampere, FIN        3-Aug
1952  James Peters          GBR   2:20:43 8443  Chiswick, GBR      14-Jun
1953  James Peters          GBR   2:18:35 8315  Turku, FIN          4-Oct
1954  James Peters          GBR   2:17:40 8260  Chiswick, GBR      26-Jun
1955  Veikko Karvonen       FIN   2:21:22 8482  Kobenhavn, DEN      4-Sep
1956  Paavo Kotila          FIN   2:18:05 8285  Pieksamaki, FIN    12-Aug
1957  Sergey Popov          URS   2:19:50 8390  Moskva, URS         1-Sep
1958  Sergey Popov          URS   2:15:17 8117  Stockholm, SWE     24-Aug
1959  Sergey Popov          URS   2:17:46 8266  Kosice, SVK        11-Oct
1960  Abebe Bikila          ETH   2:15:17 8317  Roma, ITA          10-Sep
1961  Takayuki Nakao        JPN   2:18:54 8334  Nagoya, JPN        21-Mar
1962  Yu-Mang Hyang         PRK   2:16:10 8170  Pyongyang, PRK     24-Oct
1963  Leonard Edelen        GBR   2:14:28 8068  Chiswick, GBR      15-Jun
1964  Abebe Bikila          USA   2:12:12 7932  Tokyo, JPN         21-Oct
1965  Morio Shigematsu      JPN   2:12:00 7920  Chiswick, GBR      12-Jun
1966  Alastair Wood         GBR   2:13:45 8025  Forres, GBR         9-Jul
1967  Derek Clayton         AUS   2:09:37 7777  Fukuoka, JPN        3-Dec
1968  William Adcocks       GBR   2:10:48 7848  Fukuoka, JPN        8-Dec
1969  Derek Clayton         AUS   2:08:34 7724  Antwerpen, BEL     30-May
1970  Ronald Hill           GBR   2:09:28 7768  Edinburgh, GBR     23-Jul
1972  Frank Shorter         USA   2:10:30 7830  Fukuoka, JPN        3-Dec
1973  John Farrington       GBR   2:11:13 7873  Richmond, GBR      14-Jul
1974  Ian Thompson          GBR   2:09:12 7752  Christchurch, NZL  31-Jan
1975  William Rodgers       USA   2:09:55 7795  Boston, USA        21-Apr
1976  Waldemar Cierpinski   GDR   2:09:55 7795  Montreal, CAN      31-Jul
1977  William Rodgers       USA   2:10:56 7856  Fukuoka, JPN        4-Dec
1978  Shigeru Soh           JPN   2:09:06 7746  Oita, JPN           5-Feb
1979  William Rodgers       USA   2:09:27 7767  Boston, USA        16-Apr
1980  Gerard Nijboer        NED   2:09:01 7741  Amsterdam, NED     26-Apr
1981  Rob de Castella       AUS   2:08:18 7690  Fukuoka, JPN        6-Dec
1982  Alberto Salazar       USA   2:08:51 7731  Boston, USA        19-Apr
1983  Rob de Castella       AUS   2:08:37 7717  Rotterdam, NED      9-Apr
1984  Steve Jones           GBR   2:08:05 7735  Chicago, USA       21-Oct
1985  Carlos Lopes          POR   2:07:12 7632  Rotterdam, NED     20-Apr
1986  Taisuke Kodama        JPN   2:07:35 7655  Beijing, CHN       19-Oct
1987  Takeyuki Nakayama     JPN   2:08:18 7698  Fukuoka, JPN        6-Dec
1988  Belayneh Dinsamo      ETH   2:06;50 7610  Rotterdam, NED     17-Apr
1989  Juma Ikangaa          TAN   2:08:01 7681  New York, USA       5-Nov
1990  Stephen Moneghetti    AUS   2:08:16 7696  Berlin, FRG        30-Sep
1991  Koichi Morishita      JPN   2:08:53 7733  Oita, JPN           3-Feb
1992  David Tsebe           RSA   2:08:07 7687  Berlin, GER        28-Sep
1993  Dionicio Ceron        MEX   2:08:51 7731  Fukuoka, JPN        5-Dec
1994  Cosmus N'Deti         KEN   2:07:15 7635  Boston, USA        18-Apr
1995  Samuel Lelei          KEN   2:07:02 7622  Berlin, GER        24-Sep
1996  Martin Fiz            ESP   2:08:25 7705  Kyongju, KOR       24-Mar
1997  Khalid Khannouchi     MAR   2:07:10 7630  Chicago, USA       19-Oct
1998  Ronaldo da Costa      BRA   2:06:05 7565  Berlin, GER        20-Sep
1999  Khalid Khannouchi     USA   2:05:42 7542  Chicago, USA       24-Oct
2000  Antonio Pinto         POR   2:06:36 7596  London, GBR        16-Apr
2001  Josephat Kiprono      KEN   2;06:50 7610  Rotterdam, NED     22-Apr
2002  Khalid Khannouchi     USA   2:05:38 7538  London, GBR        14-Apr
2003  Paul Tergat           KEN   2:04:55 7465  Berlin, GER        28-Sep
2004  Felix Limo            KEN   2:06:14 7574  Rotterdam, NED      4-Apr
2005  Haile Gebrselassie    ETH   2:06:20 7580  Amsterdam, NED     16-Oct
2006  Haile Gebrselassie    ETH   2:05:56 7556  Berlin, GER        24-Sep
2007  Haile Gebrselassie    ETH   2:04:26 7466  Berlin, GER        30-Sep
2008  Haile Gebrselassie    ETH   2:03:59 7439  Berlin, GER        28-Sep
2009  Duncan Kibet Kirong   KEN   2:04:27 7467  Rotterdam, NED     05-Apr
2010  Patrick Makau Musyoki KEN   2:04:48 7488  Rotterdam, NED     11-Apr
2011  Patrick Makau Musyoki KEN   2:03:38 7418  Berlin, GER        25-Sep
[2011 Geoffrey Mutai        KEN   2:03:02 7382  Boston, USA*      18-Apr]
2012  Geoffrey Mutai        KEN   2:04:15 7455  Berlin, GER        30 SEP
2013  Wilson Kipsang        KEN   2:03:23 7403  Berlin, GER        29 SEP
2014  Dennis Kimetto        KEN   2:02:57 7377  Berlin, GER        28 SEP

*course drops 3.2m/km, separation 91%

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