Fastest Marathon Courses By
Top 10 Average — Men

Copyright © 2011 Ken Nakamura (updated 02/15/11)

(fastest women’s courses by top 10 average here)

 

Berlin Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:03:59 1 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 28 Sept 2008
2 2:04:26 Haile Gebrselassie 1 30 Sept 2007
3 2:04:55 2 Paul Tergat KEN 1 29 Sept 2003
4 2:04:56 3 Sammy Korir KEN 2 29 Sept 2003
5 2:05:08 4 Patrick Makau KEN 1 26 Sept 2010
6 2:05:10 5 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 2 26 Sept 2010
7 2:05:25 6 Bazu Worku ETH 3 26 Sept 2010
8 2:05:36 7 James Kwambai KEN 2 28 Sept 2008
9 2:05:56 Haile Gebrselassie 1 24 Sept 2006
10 2:06:05 8 Ronaldo da Costa BRA 1 20 Sept 1998
Average 2:05:10
Rotterdam Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:04:27 1 Duncan Kibet KEN 1 5 Apr 2009
2 2:04:27 2 James Kwambai KEN 2 5 Apr 2009
3 2:04:48 3 Patrick Makau KEN 1 11 Apr 2010
4 2:04:55 4 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 2 11 Apr 2010
5 2:05:04 5 Abel Kirui KEN 3 5 Apr 2009
6 2:05:13 6 Vincent Kipruto KEN 3 11 Apr 2010
7 2:05:23 7 Feyisa Lelisa ETH 4 11 Apr 2010
8 2:05:49 8 William Kipsang KEN 1 13 Apr 2008
9 2:06:14 9 Felix Limo KEN 1 4 Apr 2004
10 2:06:14 Patrick Makau 4 5 Apr 2009
Average 2:05:15
London Marathon
Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:10 1 Samuel Wanjiru Ken 1 26 Apr 2009
2 2:05:15 2 Martin Lel KEN 1 13 Apr 2008
3 2:05:19 3 Tsegaye Kebede ETH 1 25 Apr 2010
4 2:05:20 Tsegaye Kebede 2 26 Apr 2009
5 2:05:24 Samuel Wanjiru 2 13 Apr 2008
6 2:05:27 4 Jaouad Gharib MAR 3 26 Apr 2009
7 2:05:30 5 Abderrahim Goumri MAR 3 13 Apr 2008
8 2:05:38 6 Khalid Khannouchi USA 1 14 Apr 2002
9 2:05:48 7 Paul Tergat KEN 2 14 Apr 2002
10 2:06:15 8 Emmanuel Mutai KEN 4 13 Apr 2008
Average 2:05:31
Chicago Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:41 1 Sammy Wanjiru KEN 1 11 Oct 2009
2 2:05:42 2 Khalid Khannouchi MAR 1 24 Oct 1999
3 2:05:50 3 Evans Rutto KEN 1 12 Oct 2003
4 2:05:56 Khalid Khannouchi 1 13 Oct 2002
5 2:06:04 4 Abderrahim Goumri MAR 2 11 Oct 2009
6 2:06:08 5 Vincent Kipruto KEN 3 11 Oct 2009
7 2:06:16 6 Moses Tanui KEN 2 24 Oct 1999
8 2:06:16 7 Daniel Njenga KEN 2 13 Oct 2002
9 2:06:16 8 Toshinari Takaoka JPN 3 13 Oct 2002
10 2:06:16 Evans Rutto 1 10 Oct 2004
Average 2:06:02
Amsterdam Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:44 1 Getu Feleke ETH 1 17 Oct 2010
2 2:06:12 2 Wilson Chebet KEN 2 17 Oct 2010
3 2:06:18 3 Gilbert Yegon KEN 1 18 Oct 2009
4 2:06:20 4 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 16 Oct 2005
5 2:06:23 5 Robert Cheboror KEN 1 17 Oct 2004
6 2:06:29 6 Emmanuel Mutai KEN 1 21 Oct 2007
7 2:06:39 7 William Kipsang KEN 1 19 Oct 2003
8 2:06:41 8 Elijah Keitany KEN 2 18 Oct 2009
9 2:06:42 9 Felix Limo KEN 2 19 Oct 2003
10 2:06:45 10 Richard Limo KEN 2 21 Oct 2007
Average 2:06:25
Paris Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:47 1 Vincent Kipruto KEN 1 5 Apr 2009
2 2:06:15 2 Bazu Worku ETH 2 5 Apr 2009
3 2:06:26 3 David Kiyeng KEN 3 5 Apr 2009
4 2:06:30 4 Yemane Adhane Tsegay ETH 4 5 Apr 2009
5 2:06:33 5 Michael Rotich KEN 1 6 Apr 2003
6 2:06:36 6 Benoit Zwierzchiewski FRA 2 6 Apr 2003
7 2:06:40 7 Tsegaye Kebede ETH 1 6 Apr 2008
8 2:06:41 8 Tadesse Tola ETH 1 11 Apr 2010
9 2:06:47 9 Wilson Onsare KEN 3 6 Apr 2003
10 2:06:48 10 Driss El Himer FRA 4 6 Apr 2003
=10 2:06:48 =10 Rachid Kisri MAR 5 5 Apr 2009
Average 2:06:30
Fukuoka Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:18 1 Tsegaye Kebede ETH 1 6 Dec 2009
2 2:06:10 Tsegaye Kebede 1 7 Dec 2008
3 2:06:39 2 Samuel Wanjiru KEN 1 2 Dec 2007
4 2:06:50 3 Deriba Merga Ejigu ETH 2 2 Dec 2007
5 2:06:51 4 Atsushi Fujita JPN 1 3 Dec 2000
6 2:06:52 5 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 3 Dec 2006
7 2:07:13 6 Atsushi Sato JPN 3 2 Dec 2007
8 2:07:15 7 Dmytro Baranovskiy UKR 2 3 Dec 2006
9 2:07:19 8 Jaouad Gharib MAR 3 3 Dec 2006
10 2:07:28 9 Josiah Thugwane RSA 1 7 Dec 1997
Average 2:06:47
Dubai Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:04:53 1 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 18 Jan 2008
2 2:05:29 Haile Gebrselassie 1 16 Jan 2009
3 2:06:09 Haile Gebrselassie 1 22 Jan 2010
4 2:06:33 2 Chala Dechase Beyene ETH 2 22 Jan 2010
5 2:06:46 3 Eshetu Wendimu ETH 3 22 Jan 2010
6 2:07:16 4 Isaac Macharia KEN 2 18 Jan 2008
7 2:07:18 5 David Barmasai KEN 1 21 Jan 2011
8 2:07:54 6 Deressa Chimsa ETH 2 16 Jan 2009
9 2:08:01 7 Sammy Korir KEN 3 18 Jan 2008
10 2:08:17 8 Evans Cheruiyot KEN 2 21 Jan 2011
Average 2:06:52
Frankfurt Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:04:57 1 Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang KEN 1 31 Oct 2010
2 2:06:14 2 Gilbert Kirwa KEN 1 25 Oct 2009
3 2:06:23 3 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot KEN 2 25 Oct 2009
4 2:06:31 4 Tadese Tola ETH 2 31 Oct 2010
5 2:07:04 5 Elias Chelimo KEN 3 31 Oct 2010
6 2:07:05 6 William Kiplagat KEN 3 25 Oct 2009
7 2:07:11 7 Philip Sanga KEN 4 31 Oct 2010
8 2:07:21 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 1 26 Oct 2008
9 2:07:58 8 Wilfred Kigen KEN 1 28 Oct 2007
10 2:08:11 9 Hosea Kiprop Rotich KEN 2 28 Oct 2007
Average 2:06:53
Boston Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:52 1 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot KEN 1 19 Apr 2010
2 2:07:14 2 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot KEN 1 17 Apr 2006
3 2:07:15 3 Cosmas Ndeti KEN 1 18 Apr 1994
4 2:07:19 4 Andres Espinosa MEX 2 18 Apr 1994
5 2:07:23 5 Tekeste Kebede ETH 2 19 Apr 2010
6 2:07:34 6 Moses Tanui KEN 1 20 Apr 1998
7 2:07:37 7 Joseph Chebet KEN 2 20 Apr 1998
8 2:07:46 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot 1 21 Apr 2008
9 2:07:51 8 Robert de Castella AUS 1 21 Apr 1986
10 2:07:52 9 Gert Thys RSA 3 20 Apr 1998
Average 2:07:22
Seoul Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:06:49 1 Sylvester Teimet KEN 1 21 Mar 2010
2 2:06:59 2 Gilbert Kirwa KEN 2 21 Mar 2010
3 2:07:06 3 Gert Thys RSA 1 14 Mar 2004
4 2:07:32 4 Sammy Korir KEN 1 16 Mar 2008
5 2:07:35 5 Paul Kirui KEN 3 21 Mar 2010
6 2:07:37 6 Jason Mbote KEN 2 16 Mar 2008
7 2:07:43 7 William Kipsang KEN 2 14 Mar 2004
8 2:07:45 8 Edwin Komen KEN 3 16 Mar 2008
9 2:07:54 9 Moses Arusei KEN 1 15 Mar 2009
10 2:08:04 10 Lee Bong-Ju KOR 1 18 Mar 2007
Average 2:07:30
Hamburg Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:06:52 1 Julio Rey ESP 1 23 Apr 2006
2 2:07:23 2 David Kipkorir Mandago KEN 1 27 Apr 2008
3 2:07:27 Julio Rey 1 27 Apr 2003
4 2:07:32 3 Rodgers Rop KEN 1 29 Apr 2007
5 2:07:33 4 Wilfred Kigen KEN 2 29 Apr 2007
6 2:07:37 5 Robert Cheboror 2 23 Apr 2006
7 2:07:38 Julio Rey 1 24 Apr 2005
8 2:07:42 6 Josphat Kenei Kiprotich KEN 3 29 Apr 2007
9 2:07:46 Julio Rey 1 22 Apr 2001
10 2:07:48 7 Francisco Javier Cortes ESP 2 22 Apr 2001
Average 2:07:32
(original) Tokyo International Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:06:33 1 Gert Thys RSA 1 14 Feb 1999
2 2:07:15 2 Japhet Kosgei KEN 1 13 Feb 2000
3 2:07:20 3 Lee Bong-Ju KOR 2 13 Feb 2000
4 2:07:41 4 Toshinari Takaoka JPN 1 13 Feb 2005
5 2:08:01 5 Alberto Juzdado ESP 1 8 Feb 1998
6 2:08:05 6 Hiroshi Miki JPN 2 14 Feb 1999
7 2:08:08 Alberto Juzdado 3 13 Feb 2000
8 2:08:10 7 Juma Ikangaa TAN 1 9 Feb 1986
9 2:08:16 8 Takayuki Inubushi JPN 4 13 Feb 2000
10 2:08:29 9 Belayneh Dinsamo ETH 2 9 Feb 1986
Average 2:07:48
Lake Biwa Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:07:34 1 Antonio Peña ESP 1 4 Mar 2001
2 2:07:39 2 Japhet Kosgei KEN 1 2 Mar 2003
3 2:07:42 3 Jose Rios ESP 1 7 Mar 2004
4 2:07:52 4 Giacomo Leone ITA 2 4 Mar 2001
5 2:07:52 5 Shigeru Aburaya JPN 3 4 Mar 2001
6 2:07:59 6 Yoshiteru Morishita JPN 4 4 Mar 2001
7 2:07:59 Antonio Peña 2 2 Mar 2003
8 2:08:05 7 Martin Fiz ESP 1 2 Mar 1997
9 2:08:12 8 Masakazu Fujiwara JPN 3 2 Mar 2003
10 2:08:14 Martin Fiz ESP 1 5 Mar 2000
Average 2:07:55
New York Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:07:43 1 Tesfaye Jifar ETH 1 4 Nov 2001
2 2:08:01 2 Juma Ikangaa TAN 1 5 Nov 1989
3 2:08:07 3 Rodger Rop KEN 1 3 Nov 2002
4 2:08:12 4 John Kagwe KEN 1 2 Nov 1997
5 2:08:14 Gebre Gebremariam ETH 1 7 Nov 2010
6 2:08:17 5 Christopher Cheboiboch KEN 2 3 Nov 2002
7 2:08:20 6 Steve Jones GBR 1 6 Nov 1988
8 2:08:39 7 Laban Kipkemboi KEN 3 3 Nov 2002
9 2:08:43 8 Marilson Gomes dos Santos BRA 1 3 Nov 2008
10 2:08:45 John Kagwe 1 1 Nov 1998
Average 2:08:18