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Marathon - Historical Events
Date Event
1896-03-10

Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]

1896-03-22

Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)

1896-04-10

Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)

1896-04-12

Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)

1897-04-19

1st American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)

1898-04-19

2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 2:42:00

1899-04-19

3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38

1900-04-19

4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4

1900-07-19

Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)

1901-04-19

5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6

1901-04-19

James J Caffrey wins Boston marathon (2:29:23.6)

1902-04-19

6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of NY in 2:43:12

1903-04-20

7th Boston Marathon won by John Lorden of Mass in 2:41:29.8

1904-04-19

8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4

1904-08-30

Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)

1905-04-19

9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of NY in 2:38:25.4

1906-04-19

10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45

1906-09-16

Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

1907-04-19

11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24

1908-04-20

12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2

1908-07-24

John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)

1908-11-25

Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds

1909-01-01

Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)

1909-02-12

Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6)

1909-04-19

13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud of NH in 2:53:36.8

1909-05-08

Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)

1909-05-08

Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31)

1909-08-31

Thure Johnstown wins Stockholm marathon (2:40:34.2)

1910-04-19

14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4

1911-04-19

15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6

1912-04-19

16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of NY in 2:21:18.2

1912-07-14

Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)

1912-10-20

Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)

1913-04-19

17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8

1913-05-12

Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)

1914-04-20

18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2

1915-04-19

19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2

1916-04-19

20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Mass in 2:27:16.4

1917-04-19

21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2

1919-04-19

23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4

1920-04-19

24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31

1921-04-19

25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna of NJ in 2:18:57.6

1922-04-19

26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10

1923-03-31

1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs

1923-04-19

27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:23:37.4

1924-04-19

28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2

1924-07-13

Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)

1925-04-20

29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6

1925-10-12

Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)

1926-04-19

30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4

1926-10-03

Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)

1927-04-19

31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2

1928-04-19

32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:37:07.8

1929-04-19

33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6

1929-06-16

Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)

1930-04-19

34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2

1931-04-20

35th Boston Marathon won by Jim Henigan of Mass in 2:46:45.8

1932-04-19

36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4

1933-04-19

37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6

1934-04-19

38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8

1935-03-31

Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)

1935-04-03

Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)

1935-04-19

39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4

1935-11-03

Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42)

1936-04-20

40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8

1937-04-19

41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20

1937-12-27

German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany

1938-04-19

42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:35:34.8

1939-04-19

43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:28:51.8

1940-04-19

44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:28.6

1941-04-19

45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:30:38

1942-04-19

46th Boston Marathon won by Joe Smith of Mass in 2:26:51.2

1942-09-06

Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau

1943-04-19

47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8

1944-04-18

48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4

1945-04-19

49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:30:40.2

1946-04-20

50th Boston Marathon won by Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece in 2:29:27

1946-08-22

Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)

1947-04-19

51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39

1947-04-19

Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)

1948-04-19

52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02

1948-08-07

Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)

1949-04-19

53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8

1950-04-19

54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39

1950-08-23

Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)

1951-04-19

55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45

1952-04-19

56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53

1952-06-14

Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)

1952-07-27

Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)

1952-08-27

Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)

1953-04-12

Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston

1953-04-20

57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51

1953-06-13

Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)

1953-10-04

Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)

1954-04-19

58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39

1954-04-19

7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th

1954-06-26

Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4

1954-08-25

Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)

1955-04-19

59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22

1956-04-19

60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14

1956-12-01

Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0)

1957-04-20

61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05

1958-04-19

62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54

1958-08-24

Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)

1959-04-20

63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42

1960-04-19

64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54

1960-09-10

Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

1961-04-19

65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39

1962-02-25

Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon

1962-04-19

66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48

1962-09-16

Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)

1963-02-17

Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8

1963-04-19

67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58

1963-06-15

Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)

1964-04-20

68th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59

1964-05-23

Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

1964-06-13

Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)

1964-07-21

Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)

1964-10-21

Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)

1965-04-19

69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33

1965-06-12

Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)

1966-04-19

70th Boston Marathon won by Kenji Kimihara of Japan in 2:17:11

1966-04-19

Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon

1966-09-04

Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)

1967-04-19

71st Boston Marathon won by Dave McKenzie of New Zealand in 2:15:45

1967-05-06

Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)

1967-09-16

Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)

1967-12-03

Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)

1968-04-19

72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot of Conn in 2:22:17

1968-10-20

Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)

1969-04-21

73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49

1969-05-30

Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp

1969-06-25

Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon

1969-06-30

Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34

1969-09-21

Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)

1970-02-28

Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)

1970-04-20

74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30

1970-04-20

Ron Hill's 2:10:30 at Boston, sets new US marathon record

1970-09-13

1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38

1970-09-23

Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon

1971-04-19

75th Boston Marathon won by Alvaro Mejia of Colombia in 2:18:45

1971-05-09

Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)

1971-08-15

Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)

1971-08-31

Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)

1971-09-19

1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22

1971-09-19

2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54

1972-04-17

1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26

1972-04-17

76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39

1972-09-10

Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)

1972-10-01

2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41

1972-10-01

3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52

1973-04-17

2nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59

1973-04-17

77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oreg in 2:16:03

1973-09-30

3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07

1973-09-30

4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54

1974-02-10

Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)

1974-04-15

3rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:47:11

1974-04-15

78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39

1974-08-15

Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days))

1974-09-08

Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)

1974-09-29

4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29

1974-09-29

5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30

1974-10-27

Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)

1974-12-01

Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)

1975-04-21

4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24

1975-04-21

79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55

1975-04-21

Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)

1975-05-03

Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)

1975-09-28

5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14

1975-09-28

6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27

1975-10-12

Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)

1976-04-19

5th Boston Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt of Wis in 2:47:10

1976-04-19

80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Wash, DC in 2:20:19

1976-07-31

Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)

1976-08-31

Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)

1976-10-10

Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33

1976-10-24

6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11

1976-10-24

7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10

1977-04-18

6th Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:48:33

1977-04-18

81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46

1977-05-01

Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)

1977-09-10

Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)

1977-10-23

7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10

1977-10-23

8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38

1978-02-18

1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii

1978-04-17

7th Boston Women's Marathon won by Gayle Barron of Ga in 2:44:52

1978-04-17

82nd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:10:13

1978-09-03

Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5)

1978-10-22

8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30

1978-10-22

9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12

1978-10-22

Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)

1979-04-16

83rd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:27

1979-04-16

8th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:35:15

1979-10-21

10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42

1979-10-21

9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33

1979-10-21

Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)

1980-04-12

Terry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John's, Newfoundland.

1980-04-21

84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11

1980-04-21

9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Can in 2:34:28 Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course

1980-04-26

Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)

1980-08-01

Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03

1980-09-01

Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

1980-10-26

10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3

1980-10-26

11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41

1981-04-20

10th Boston Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe of NZ in 2:26:46

1981-04-20

85th Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:09:26

1981-10-25

11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29

1981-10-25

12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13

1981-10-25

Allison Roe (2:25:29) & Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win NYC marathon

1981-12-06

Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18

1982-04-19

11th Boston Women's Marathon won by Charlotte Teske of Ger in 2:29:33

1982-04-19

86th Boston Marathon won by Alberto Salazar of Oreg in 2:08:51

1982-04-19

Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

1982-09-12

Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon

1982-10-03

Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours

1982-10-24

12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14

1982-10-24

13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

1983-04-17

Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)

1983-04-18

12th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:22:43

1983-04-18

87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Mass in 2:09:00

1983-08-07

Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland)

1983-08-14

Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03

1983-10-23

13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00

1983-10-23

14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59

1984-04-16

13th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lorraine Moller of NZ in 2:29:28

1984-04-16

88th Boston Marathon won by Geoff Smith of Great Britain in 2:10:34

1984-04-18

Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)

1984-08-05

Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)

1984-10-21

Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05

1984-10-28

14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30

1984-10-28

15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53

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)

1985-04-15

14th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 2:34:06

1985-04-15

89th Boston Marathon won by Geoff Smith of Great Britain in 2:14:05

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.

1985-10-27

15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34

1985-10-27

16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34

1986-04-21

15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55

1986-04-21

90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51

1986-08-26

Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)

1986-08-30

Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)

1986-09-28

Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)

1986-11-02

16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06

1986-11-02

17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06

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)

1987-04-20

16th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:21

1987-04-20

91st Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:11:50

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

17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17

1987-11-01

18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01

1987-11-01

22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)

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)

1988-04-18

17th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:24:30

1988-04-18

92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43

1988-09-23

Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)

1988-10-02

Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)

1988-11-06

18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07

1988-11-06

19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20

1988-11-06

Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 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)

1989-04-17

93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06

1989-11-05

19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30

1989-11-05

20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01

1990-04-16

19th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:23

1990-04-16

94th Boston Marathon won by Gelindo Bordin of Italy in 2:08:19

1990-08-27

Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)

1990-09-01

Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02)

1990-11-04

20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45

1990-11-04

21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39

1991-04-15

20th Boston Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil of Poland in 2:24:18

1991-04-15

95th Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:11:06

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

Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)

1991-11-03

21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27

1991-11-03

22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28

1992-04-20

21st Boston Women's Marathon won by Olga Markova of Russia in 2:23:43

1992-04-20

96th Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:14

1992-11-01

22nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Lisa Ondieki in 2:24:40

1992-11-01

23rd NYC Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29

1993-04-19

22nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Olga Markova of Russia in 2:25:27

1993-04-19

97th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas N'deti of Kenya in 2:09:33

1993-11-14

23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24

1993-11-14

24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04

1994-04-18

23rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:21:45

1994-04-18

98th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:07:15

1994-11-06

24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37

1994-11-06

25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21

1995-04-17

24th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:25:11

1995-04-17

99th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:09:22

1995-11-12

25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06

1995-11-12

26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00

1996-04-15

100th Boston Marathon won by Moses Tanui of Kenya in 2:09:15.9

1996-04-15

25th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:27:12.6

1996-11-03

26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18

1996-11-03

27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54

1997-04-21

101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34

1997-04-21

26th Boston Women's Marathon won by Fatuma Roba of Ethopia in 2:26:23

1997-11-02

27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43

1997-11-02

28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12

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

2013-04-15

3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon

2013-04-21

Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon

2014-04-13

Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon

2014-04-21

Meb Keflezighi wins the 2014 Boston Marathon

2016-04-19

Two Boston Marathon amputee survivors run 2016 race

2017-04-18

First woman to officially run Boston Marathon finishes race again at 70

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Marathon - Birthdays
Date Event
1846-03-03

Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father

1873-01-12

Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)

1875-01-07

Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic-gold-1904)

1887-06-04

Tom Longboat, marathon runner (d. 1949)

1891-02-04

Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner (Olympic-silver 1920)

1905-03-14

Ben Dova, Marathon Man

1907-09-06

John A Kelly, US marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991)

1909-08-01

Lou Gilbert, Marathon Man

1911-07-14

Vojislav Micovic, The Marathon Family

1913-11-30

Lee Steele, Marathon Man

1914-08-20

Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)

1916-08-19

William Martel, Marathon Man

1920-02-10

Milivoje Tomic, The Marathon Family

1920-11-26

Sidney Beckerman, Marathon Man

1921-12-01

Levan Shengeliya, Autumn Marathon

1922-06-28

Michael Vale, Marathon Man

1922-09-19

Emil Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic-gold-1952)

1923-01-14

Mihajlo-Bata Paskaljevic, The Marathon Family

1923-04-12

Jack De Shields, Marathon Man

1923-05-30

Dragoljub-Gula Milosavljevic, The Marathon Family

1923-12-09

Roger Etienne, Marathon Man

1923-9-03

Sergei Vronsky, Autumn Marathon

1923-9-26

Mija Aleksic, The Marathon Family

1924-10-10

Veljko Mandic, The Marathon Family

1926-04-03

Glenn Robards, Marathon Man

1928-01-07

Saveta Kovac, The Marathon Family

1929-02-28

Joseph Rouleau, Marathon Man

1930-05-04

Ron Pickering, 1st London Marathon

1930-9-26

Fritz Wunderlich, Marathon Man

1931-01-13

Fahro Konjhodzic, The Marathon Family

1931-02-16

Nikita Podgorny, Autumn Marathon

1932-08-07

Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)

1932-11-10

Roy Scheider, actor (Jaws, French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion) (d. 2008)

1933-05-11

Zoran Radmilovic, The Marathon Family

1934-9-26

Oleg Basilashvili, Autumn Marathon

1935-12-12

Loes Vos, De Marathon

1936-08-16

Anita Gillette, Balt Md, actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck)

1938-04-04

Melita Bihali, The Marathon Family

1939-05-30

Michael Small, Marathon Man

1940-01-01

Norbert Kuchinke, Autumn Marathon

1941-10-05

Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)

1942-06-13

Jelisaveta Sablic, The Marathon Family

1942-9-15

Phil Harris, Gameshow Marathon

1944-03-14

Vladimir Firsov, Autumn Marathon

1945-01-28

Marthe Keller, Marathon Man

1946-05-11

Zoran Simjanovic, The Marathon Family

1947-01-08

Marina Neyolova, Autumn Marathon

1947-02-18

Carlos A Lopes, Portugal, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1984)

1947-12-23

Bill Rodgers, marathon runner (Boston, NY)

1948-01-12

Brendan Foster, 28th London Marathon

1948-07-12

Dusan Kovacevic, The Marathon Family

1948-08-28

Natalya Gundareva, Autumn Marathon

1949-02-05

Ric Carrott, Marathon Man

1949-03-08

Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1972)

1950-05-28

Wilfredo Hernández, Marathon Man

1951-04-04

Tito Goya, Marathon Man

1953-03-12

Dmitri Matveyev, Autumn Marathon

1953-08-01

Bogdan Diklic, The Marathon Family

1955-02-10

Bryant Fraser, Marathon Man

1956-01-09

Martin van Waardenberg, De Marathon

1958-06-03

Ibrahim Hussein, marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92)

1958-07-28

Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)

1958-08-07

Alberto Salazar, marathoner (NYC Marathon Winner)

1959-04-02

Gelindo Bordin, Italian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1988)

1960-10-14

Steve Cram, 28th London Marathon

1961-10-10

Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner

1963-02-18

Mikhail Tumelya, The Marathon

1963-09-26

Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1988)

1964-11-03

Timo Ben Schöfer, Tödlicher Marathon

1965-05-09

Lisa Colagrossi, NYC Half Marathon 2013

1965-9-15

Stefan de Walle, De Marathon

1966-05-10

Jonathan Edwards, 28th London Marathon Highlights

1971-06-08

Jeroen de Bruin, De Marathon

1971-11-24

Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner

1972-11-29

Koh Yamamoto, The New York Marathon

1973-12-12

Paula Radcliffe, Spirit of the Marathon

1981-07-09

Chiharu Takada, Tokyo Marathon 2013

1985-05-02

Jeroen Smeets, De Marathon

Marathon - Notable Deaths

PheidippidesSep 2, -490

Marathon - Deaths
Date Event
490

Pheidippides, Greek hero and inspiration for the modern marathon

BC
AD
1912-07-15

Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21

1940-03-26

Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)

1943-03-09

Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz

1973-10-25

Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold 1960, 64), dies at 41

1982-09-26

Nikita Podgorny, Autumn Marathon

1984-05-26

Fahro Konjhodzic, The Marathon Family

1985-07-21

Zoran Radmilovic, The Marathon Family

1985-12-01

Tito Goya, Marathon Man

1986-09-30

Ben Dova, Marathon Man

1988-11-19

Veljko Mandic, The Marathon Family

1990-02-19

Wilfredo Hernández, Marathon Man

1990-03-14

Lee Steele, Marathon Man

1991-02-13

Ron Pickering, 1st London Marathon

1991-07-08

Lotte Palfi Andor, Marathon Man

1994-10-09

Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer

1995-03-12

Mija Aleksic, The Marathon Family

1997-01-16

Vojislav Micovic, The Marathon Family

1997-04-15

William Martel, Marathon Man

2000-08-23

Milivoje Tomic, The Marathon Family

2003-06-21

Sergei Vronsky, Autumn Marathon

2003-11-24

Michael Small, Marathon Man

2004-01-26

Mihajlo-Bata Paskaljevic, The Marathon Family

2004-11-29

Jack De Shields, Marathon Man

2005-03-25

Dragoljub-Gula Milosavljevic, The Marathon Family

2005-05-15

Natalya Gundareva, Autumn Marathon

2005-11-17

Glenn Robards, Marathon Man

2005-12-24

Michael Vale, Marathon Man

2008-02-27

Sidney Beckerman, Marathon Man

2009-09-12

Levan Shengeliya, Autumn Marathon

2010-11-21

Saveta Kovac, The Marathon Family

2011-09-27

Roger Etienne, Marathon Man

2013-12-03

Norbert Kuchinke, Autumn Marathon

2015-03-20

Lisa Colagrossi, NYC Half Marathon 2013

2015-12-17

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Kevin White dead at 37

2016-02-08

John Disley: London Marathon co-founder dies aged 87


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