Fastest Marathon Courses By
Top 10 Average — Women

Copyright © 2011 Ken Nakamura (updated 02/16/11)

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

 

London Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:15:25 1 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 13 Apr 03 WR
2 2:17:42 Paula Radcliffe 1 17 Aprr 05
3 2:18:56 Paula Radcliffe 1 14 Apr 02
4 2:19:36 2 Deena Kastor USA 1 23 Apr 06
5 2:19:55 3 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2 13 Apr 03
6 2:20:38 4 Zhou Chunxiu CHN 1 22 Apr 07
7 2:21:06 5 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 1 21 Apr 85 WB
8 2:21:16 Deena Drossin 3 13 Apr 03
9 2:21:29 6 Lyudmilla Petrova RUS 2 23 Apr 06
10 2:21:45 7 Gete Wami ETH 2 22 Apr 07
Average 2:19:47
Chicago Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:17:18 1 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 13 Oct 02 WR
2 2:18:47 2 Catherine Ndereba KEN 1 7 Oct 01 WB
3 2:19:26 Catherine Ndereba 2 13 Oct 02
4 2:20:25 3 Liliya Shobukhova RUS 1 10 Oct 10
5 2:20:42 4 Berhane Adere ETH 1 22 Oct 06 NR
6 2:20:47 5 Galina Bogomolova RUS 2 22 Oct 06
7 2:21:21 6 Joan Benoit USA 1 20 Oct 85
8 2:21:22 7 Yoko Shibui JPN 3 13 Oct 02
9 2:21:25 8 Deena Kastor USA 1 9 Oct 05
10 2:21:30 9 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROM 2 9 Oct 05
Average 2:20:18
Berlin Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:19:12 1 Mizuki Noguchi JPN 1 25 Sept 05
2 2:19:19 2 Irina Mikitenko GER 1 28 Sept 08
3 2:19:41 3 Yoko Shibui JPN 1 26 Sept 04
4 2:19:46 4 Naoko Takahashi JPN 1 30 Sept 01 WB
5 2:20:43 5 Tegla Loroupe KEN 1 26 Sept 99 WB
6 2:21:31 6 Askale Margasa Tafa ETH 2 28 Sept 08
7 2:21:34 7 Gete Wami ETH 1 24 Sept 06
8 2:21:49 Naoko Takahashi 1 29 Sept 02
9 2:23:17 Gete Wami 1 30 Sept 07
10 2:23:22 8 Salina Kosgei KEN 2 24 Sept 06
Average 2:21:01
Beijing Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:19:39 1 Sun Yingjie CHN 1 19 Oct 03 Asian R
2 2:21:01 Sun Yingjie 1 16 Oct 05
3 2:21:11 2 Zhou Chunxiu CHN 2 16 Oct 05
4 2:21:21 Sun Yingjie 2 20 Oct 02
5 2:23:17 3 Zhang Shujing CHN 3 20 Oct 02
6 2:23:37 4 Liu Min CHN 1 14 Oct 01
7 2:23:41 Zhou Chunxiu 2 19 Oct 03
8 2:23:57 5 Zhu Xiaolin CHN 4 20 Oct 02
9 2:24:02 6 Wei Yanan CHN 2 14 Oct 01
10 2:24:11 Sun Yingjie 1 17 Oct 04
Average 2:22:36
Osaka Ladies Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:21:18 1 Mizuki Noguchi JPN 1 26 Jan 03
2 2:21:45 2 Masako Chiba JPN 2 26 Jan 03
3 2:21:51 3 Naoko Sakamoto JPN 3 26 Jan 03
4 2:22:22 4 Lornah Kiplagat KEN 4 26 Jan 03
5 2:22:54 5 Lidia Simon ROM 1 30 Jan 00
6 2:22:56 6 Harumi Hiroyama JPN 2 30 Jan 00
7 2:22:56 7 Jelena Prokopcuka LAT 1 30 Jan 05
8 2:23:11 8 Yoko Shibui JPN 1 28 Jan 01 Debut
9 2:23:24 Lidia Simon 1 31 Jan 99
10 2:23:30 9 Mari Ozaki JPN 5 26 Jan 03
Average 2:22:37
Boston Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:20:43 1 Margaret Okayo KEN 1 15 Apr 02
2 2:21:12 2 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2 15 Apr 02
3 2:21:45 3 Uta Pippig GER 1 18 Apr 94
4 2:22:43 4 Joan Benoit USA 1 18 Apr 83 WB
5 2:23:21 5 Fatuma Roba ETH 1 20 Apr 98
6 2:23:25 Fatuma Roba 1 19 Apr 99
7 2:23:33 6 Valentina Yegorova RUS 2 18 Apr 94
8 2:23:38 7 Rita Jeptoo KEN 1 17 Apr 06
9 2:23:43 8 Olga Markova RUS 1 20 Apr 92
10 2:23:48 9 Jelena Prokopcuka LAT 2 17 Apr 06
Average 2:22:47
New York Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:22:31 1 Margaret Okayo KEN 1 2 Nov 03
2 2:23:03 2 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2 2 Nov 03
3 2:23:09 3 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 5 Nov 07
4 2:23:10 Paula Radcliffe 1 7 Nov 04
5 2:23:13 4 Susan Chepkemei KEN 2 7 Nov 04
6 2:23:32 5 Gete Wami ETH 2 5 Nov 07
7 2:23:43 6 Lornah Kiplagat NED 3 2 Nov 03
8 2:23:56 Paula Radcliffe 1 2 Nov 08
9 2:24:21 Margaret Okayo 1 4 Nov 01
10 2:24:40 7 Lisa Ondieki AUS 1 1 Nov 92
Average 2:23:32
Dubai Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date
1 2:22:42 1 Berhane Adere ETH 1 18 Jan 2008
2 2:22:45 2 Aselefech Mergia ETH 1 21 Jan 2011
3 2:23:01 3 Lydia Cheromie KEN 2 21 Jan 2011
4 2:23:09 4 Bezunesh Bekele ETH 2 18 Jan 2008
5 2:23:23 5 Margarsa Askale Tafa ETH 3 18 Jan 2008
6 2:23:41 6 Isabella Andersson SWE 3 21 Jan 2011
7 2:24:02 Bezunesh Bekele 1 16 Jan 2009
8 2:24:19 7 Mamitu Daska Molisa ETH 1 22 Jan 2010
9 2:24:26 8 Aberu Kebede Shewaye ETH 3 22 Jan 2010
10 2:24:26 9 Atsede Habtamu ETH 4 21 Jan 2011
Average 2:23:35
Tokyo Women’s Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date
1 2:21:37 1 Mizuki Noguchi JPN 1 18 Nov 07
2 2:22:12 2 Eri Yamaguchi JPN 1 21 Nov 99
3 2:23:30 3 Yoshimi Ozaki JPN 1 16 Nov 08
4 2:23:31 4 Salina Kosgei KEN 2 18 Nov 07
5 2:24:02 5 Joyce Chepchumba KEN 1 19 Nov 00
6 2:24:27 6 Yuri Kano JPN 2 16 Nov 08
7 2:24:39 7 Naoko Takahashi JPN 1 20 Nov 05
8 2:24:47 8 Reiko Tosa JPN 2 19 Nov 00
9 2:24:47 9 Elfenesh Alemu ETH 1 16 Nov 03
10 2:24:59 10 Banuelia Mrashani TAN 1 17 Nov 02
Average 2:23:51
Nagoya Women’s Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date
1 2:22:19 1 Naoko Takahashi JPN 1 12 Mar 00
2 2:23:26 2 Harumi Hiroyama JPN 1 12 Mar 06
3 2:23:57 3 Reiko Tosa JPN 1 14 Mar 04
4 2:23:58 4 Yoko Shibui JPN 2 12 Mar 06
5 2:24:19 5 Yumiko Hara JPN 1 13 Mar 05
6 2:24:25 6 Megumi Oshima JPN 2 13 Mar 05
7 2:24:36 Reiko Tosa 2 12 Mar 00
8 2:24:47 Megumi Tanaka 2 14 Mar 04
9 2:24:54 7 Ryoko Eda JPN 3 13 Mar 05
10 2:25:03 8 Takami Ominami JPN 1 9 Mar 03
Average 2:24:10