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Fastest Marathon Courses By
Top 10 Average — Men

Copyright © 2014 Ken Nakamura (updated 11/04/14)

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

Average of Top 10 Performances in Major Marathons
  Average of Top 10 Performances Marathon
1 2:03:55 Berlin
2 2:04:40 Chicago
3 2:04:46 Dubai
4 2:04:52 Rotterdam
5 2:05:04 London
6 2:05:39 Boston
7 2:05:40 Frankfurt
8 2:06:00 Amsterdam
9 2:06:01 Paris
10 2:06:28 Eindhoven
11 2:06:33 Seoul
12 2:06:44 Fukuoka
13 2:06:49 Hamburg
14 2:06:51 Tokyo

 

Berlin Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:02:57 1 Dennis Kimetto KEN 1 28 Sept 2014
2 2:03:13 2 Emmanuel Mutai KEN 2 28 Sept 2014
3 2:03:23 3 Wilson Kipsang KEN 1 29 Sept 2013
4 2:03:38 4 Patrick Makau KEN 1 25 Sept 2011
5 2:03:59 5 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 28 Sept 2008
6 2:04:05 6 Eliud Kipchoge KEN 2 29 Sept 2013
7 2:04:15 7 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 1 30 Sept 2012
8 2:04:16   Dennis Kimetto KEN 2 30 Sept 2012
9 2:04:26   Haile Gebrselassie   1 30 Sept 2007
10 2:04:55 8 Paul Tergat KEN 1 29 Sept 2003
Average 2:03:55          

 

Chicago Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:03:45 1 Dennis Kimetto KEN 1 13 Oct 2013
2 2:03:52 2 Emmanuel Mutai KEN 2 13 Oct 2013
3 2:04:11 3 Eliud Kipchoge KEN 1 12 Oct 2014
4 2:04:28 4 Sammy Kitwara KEN 2 12 Oct 2014
5 2:04:32 5 Dickson Chumba KEN 3 12 Oct 2014
6 2:04:38 6 Tsegaye Kebede ETH 1 7 Oct 2012
7 2:04:52 7 Feyisa Lilesa ETH 2 7 Oct 2012
8 2:05:16   Sammy Kitwara   3 13 Oct 2013
9 2:05:27 8 Tilahun Regassa ETH 3 7 Oct 2012
10 2:05:37 9 Moses Mosop KEN 1 9 Oct 2011
Average 2:04:40          

 

Dubai Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:04:23 1 Ayele Abshero ETH 1 27 Jan 2012
2 2:04:32 2 Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa ETH 1 24 Jan 2014
3 2:04:45 3 Lelisa Desisa ETH 1 25 Jan 2013
4 2:04:48 4 Berhanu Shiferaw ETH 2 25 Jan 2013
5 2:04:49 5 Tadesse Tola ETH 3 25 Jan 2013
6 2:04:50 6 Dino Sefar ETH 2 27 Jan 2012
7 2:04:52 7 Endeshaw Shumi Negesse ETH 4 25 Jan 2012
8 2:04:53 8 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 18 Jan 2008
9 2:04:53 9 Bernard Koech KEN 5 25 Jan 2013
10 2:04:54 10 Markos Geneti ETH 3 27 Jan 2012
Average 2:04:46          

 

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 2:04:48 4 Adhane Yemane Tsegaye ETH 1 15 Apr 2012
5 2:04:50 5 Getu Feleke ETH 2 15 Apr 2012
6 2:04:55 6 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 2 11 Apr 2010
7 2:05:00 7 Eliud Kipchoge KEN 1 13 Apr 2014
8 2:05:03 8 Moses Mosop KEN 3 15 Apr 2012
9 2:05:04 9 Abel Kirui KEN 3 5 Apr 2009
10 2:05:13 10 Vincent Kipruto KEN 3 11 Apr 2010
Average 2:04:52          

 

London Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:04:29 1 Wilson Kipsang KEN 1 13 Apr 2014
2 2:04:40 2 Emmanuel Mutai KEN 1 17 Apr 2011
3 2:04:44   Wilson Kipsang   1 22 Apr 2012
4 2:04:55 3 Stanley Biwott KEN 2 13 Apr 2014
5 2:05:10 4 Samuel Wanjiru KEN 1 26 Apr 2009
6 2:05:15 5 Martin Lel KEN 1 13 Apr 2008
7 2:05:19 6 Tsegaye Kebede ETH 1 25 Apr 2010
8 2:05:20   Tsegaye Kebede   2 26 Apr 2009
9 2:05:24   Samuel Wanjiru   2 13 Apr 2008
10 2:05:27 7 Jaouad Gharib MAR 3 26 Apr 2009
Average 2:05:04          

 

Boston Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:03:02 1 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 1 18 Apr 2011
2 2:03:06 2 Moses Mosop KEN 2 18 Apr 2011
3 2:04:53 3 Gebregziabher Gebremariam ETH 3 18 Apr 2011
4 2:04:58 4 Ryan Hall USA 4 18 Apr 2011
5 2:05:52 5 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot KEN 1 19 Apr 2010
6 2:06:13 6 Abreham Cherkos ETH 5 18 Apr 2011
7 2:06:43   Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot   6 18 Apr 2011
8 2:07:10 7 Philip Kimutai Sanga KEN 7 18 Apr 2011
9 2:07:14 8 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot KEN 1 17 Apr 2006
10 2:07:15 9 Cosmas Ndeti KEN 1 18 Apr 1994
Average 2:05:39          

 

Frankfurt Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:03:42 1 Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang KEN 1 30 Oct 2011
2 2:04:57   Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang   1 31 Oct 2010
3 2:05:16 2 Levy Matebo KEN 2 30 Oct 2011
4 2:05:25 3 Albert Matebor KEN 3 30 Oct 2011
5 2:06:07 4 Philip Sanga KEN 4 30 Oct 2011
6 2:06:08 5 Patrick Makau KEN 1 28 Oct 2012
7 2:06:14 6 Gilbert Kirwa KEN 1 25 Oct 2009
8 2:06:15 7 Vincent Kipruto KEN 1 27 Oct 2013
9 2:06:16 8 Mark Kiptoo KEN 2 27 Oct 2013
10 2:06:23 9 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot KEN 2 25 Oct 2009
Average 2:05:40          

 

Amsterdam Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:36 1 Wilson Chebet KEN 1 20 Oct 2013
2 2:05:41   Wilson Chebet   1 21 Oct 2012
3 2:05:44 2 Getu Feleke ETH 1 17 Oct 2010
4 2:05:53   Wilson Chebet   1 16 Oct 2011
5 2:06:05 3 Laban Korir KEN 2 16 Oct 2011
6 2:06:06 4 Birhanu Girma ETH 2 20 Oct 2013
7 2:06:07 5 Eric Ndiema KEN 3 16 Oct 2011
8 2:06:12   Wilson Chebet KEN 2 17 Oct 2010
9 2:06:18 6 Gilbert Yegon KEN 1 18 Oct 2009
10 2:06:20 7 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 16 Oct 2005
Average 2:06:00          

 

Paris Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:04 1 Kenenisa Bekele ETH 1 6 Apr 2014
2 2:05:12 2 Stanley Biwott KEN 1 15 Apr 2012
3 2:05:38 3 Peter Some KEN 1 7 Apr 2013
4 2:05:47 4 Vincent Kipruto KEN 1 5 Apr 2009
5 2:06:15 5 Bazu Worku ETH 2 5 Apr 2009
6 2:06:24 6 Raji Assefa ETH 2 15 Apr 2012
7 2:06:26 7 David Kiyeng KEN 3 5 Apr 2009
8 2:06:27 8 Sisay Jisa ETH 3 15 Apr 2012
9 2:06:30 9 Yemane Adhane Tsegay ETH 4 5 Apr 2009
10 2:06:31 10 Benjamin Kiptoo KEN 1 10 Apr 2011
Average 2:06:01          

 

Eindhoven Marathon  
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:46 1 Dickson Chumba KEN 1 14 Oct 2012
2 2:05:48 2 Jafred Chirchir Kipchumba KEN 1 9 Oct 2011
3 2:06:11 3 Franklin Chpekwony KEN 2 14 Oct 2012
4 2:06:17 4 Erick Ndiema KEN 3 14 Oct 2012
5 2:06:21 5 Tilahun Regassa ETH 1 12 Oct 2014
6 2:06:28 6 Nathaniel Kipkosgei KEN 2 9 Oct 2011
7 2:06:47 7 Jonathan Maiyo KEN 2 14 Oct 2014
8 2:06:48 8 Michael Kipyego KEN 3 9 Oct 2011
9 2:07:01 9 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 1 11 Oct 2009
10 2:07:10 10 Alfers Lagat KEN 3 12 Oct 2014
Average 2:06:28          

 

Seoul Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:37 1 Wilson Loyanai KEN 1 18 Mar 2012
2 2:06:03 2 James Kipsang Kwambai KEN 2 18 Mar 2012
3 2:06:17 3 Yakob Jarso ETH 1 16 Mar 2014
4 2:06:24 4 Stephen Chemlany KEN 2 16 Mar 2014
5 2:06:44 5 Eliud Kiptanui KEN 3 18 Mar 2012
6 2:06:44 6 Gilbert Kipruto Kirwa KEN 3 16 Mar 2014
7 2:06:49 7 Sylvester Teimet KEN 1 21 Mar 2010
8 2:06:51 8 Philip Kimutai Sanga KEN 4 18 Mar 2012
9 2:06:59   Gilbert Kirwa   2 21 Mar 2010
10 2:06:59 9 Franklin Chepkwony KEN 1 17 Mar 2013
Average 2:06:33          

 

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 2:06:58 6 Joseph Gitau KEN 1 2 Dec 2012
8 2:07:13 7 Atsushi Sato JPN 3 2 Dec 2007
9 2:07:15 8 Dmytro Baranovskiy UKR 2 3 Dec 2006
10 2:07:19 9 Jaouad Gharib MAR 3 3 Dec 2006
Average 2:06:44          

 

Hamburg Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:30 1 Eliud Kipchoge KEN 1 21 Apr 2013
2 2:05:58 2 Abdullah Dawit Shami ETH 1 24 Apr 2012
3 2:06:43   Shumi Dechasa ETH 1 4 May 2014
4 2:06:52 3 Julio Rey ESP 1 23 Apr 2006
5 2:07:00   Eric Ndiema KEN 2 4 May 2014
6 2:07:01 4 Dadi Yami ETH 2 24 Apr 2012
7 2:07:07   Philemon Rono KEN 3 4 May 2014
8 2:07:10   Belay Asefa ETH 4 4 May 2014
9 2:07:23 5 David Kipkorir Mandago KEN 1 27 Apr 2008
10 2:07:23 6 Augustine Rono KEN 3 29 Apr 2012
Average 2:06:49          

 

Tokyo Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:42 1 Dickson Chumba KEN 1 23 Feb 2014
2 2:05:57 2 Tadese Tola ETH 2 23 Feb 2014
3 2:06:30 3 Sammy Kitwara KEN 3 23 Feb 2014
4 2:06:50 4 Dennis Kiemtto KEN 1 24 Feb 2013
5 2:06:58 5 Michael Kipyego KEN 2 24 Feb 2013
6 2:06:58   Michael Kipyego   4 23 Feb 2014
7 2:07:05 6 Peter Some KEN 5 23 Feb 2014
8 2:07:23 7 Viktor Röthlin SUI 1 17 Feb 2008
9 2:07:35 8 Hailu Mekonnen ETH 2 27 Feb 2011
10 2:07:37 9 Michael Kipyego KEN 1 26 Feb 2012
Average 2:06:51          

 

New York Marathon  
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:05:05 1 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 1 6 Nov 2011
2 2:06:28 2 Emmanuel Mutai KEN 2 6 Nov 2011
3 2:07:13 3 Tsegaye Kebede ETH 3 6 Nov 2011
4 2:07:43 4 Tesfaye Jifar ETH 1 4 Nov 2001
5 2:07:59 5 Gebre Gebremariam ETH 4 6 Nov 2011
6 2:08:01 6 Juma Ikangaa TAN 1 5 Nov 1989
7 2:08:07 7 Rodger Rop KEN 1 3 Nov 2002
8 2:08:12 8 John Kagwe KEN 1 2 Nov 1997
9 2:08:14   Gebre Gebremariam ETH 1 7 Nov 2010
10 2:08:17 9 Christopher Cheboiboch KEN 2 3 Nov 2002
Average 2:07:32          

 

Lake Biwa Marathon
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Date
1 2:06:13 1 Wilson Kipsang KEN 1 6 Mar 2011
2 2:07:04 2 Samuel Ndungu KEN 1 4 Mar 2012
3 2:07:34 3 Antonio Peña ESP 1 4 Mar 2001
4 2:07:39 4 Japhet Kosgei KEN 1 2 Mar 2003
5 2:07:39 5 Henryk Szost POL 2 4 Mar 2012
6 2:07:42 6 Jose Rios ESP 1 7 Mar 2004
7 2:07:52 7 Giacomo Leone ITA 2 4 Mar 2001
8 2:07:52 8 Shigeru Aburaya JPN 3 4 Mar 2001
9 2:07:59 9 Yoshiteru Morishita JPN 4 4 Mar 2001
10 2:07:59   Antonio Peña   2 2 Mar 2003
Average 2:07:33          

 

(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