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    Kenyan marathoners dominate Boston and the world

    Kenyan runners have recorded nearly half of the 100 fastest times in the Boston Marathon's 116-year history, all coming since 1988. Click the tabs to highlight the top Kenyan and American times, and click each column header to sort by category.

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    100 ranked times
       
    Rank Time Champion Age Place Year
    12:03:02Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya)2912011
    22:03:06Moses Mosop (Kenya)2522011
    32:04:53Gebregziabher Gebremariam (Ethiopia)2632011
    42:04:58Ryan Hall (California)2842011
    52:05:22Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya)2112010
    62:06:13Abreham Cherkos (Ethiopia)2152011
    72:06:43Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya)2262011
    82:07:10Phillip Kimutai Sanga (Kenya)2772011
    92:07:14Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (Kenya)2712006
    102:07:15Cosmas Ndeti (Kenya)2411994
    112:07:19Andres Espinosa (Mexico)3121994
    122:07:23Tekeste Kebede (Ethiopia)2822010
    132:07:34Moses Tanui (Kenya)3211998
    142:07:37Joseph Chebet (Kenya)2721998
    152:07:39Deressa Chimsa (Ethiopia)3481998
    162:07:46Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (Kenya)2912008
    172:07:51Robert de Castella (Australia)2911986
    182:07:52Gert Thys (South Africa)2631998
    192:08:03Bekana Daba (Ethiopia)2291994
    202:08:08Jackson Kipngok (Kenya)2131994
    212:08:09Hwang Young-Cho (Korea)2441994
    222:08:14Ibrahim Hussein (Kenya)3311992
    232:08:19Gelindo Bordin (Italy)3111990
    242:08:21Benjamin Maiyo (Kenya)2722006
    252:08:26Andre Ramos (Brazil)2841998
    262:08:28Arturo Barrios (Mexico)3151994
    272:08:35Lorry Boay Akonay (Tanzania)2461994
    282:08:39Deriba Merga (Ethiopia)2932010
    292:08:41Ryan Hall (California)2742010
    302:08:42Deriba Merga (Ethiopia)2812009
    312:08:43Ibrahim Hussein (Kenya)2911988
    322:08:44Juma Ikangaa (Tanzania)2821988
    322:08:44Robert Kipchumba (Kenya)27102011
    342:08:47Bob Kempainen (Minnesota)2771994
    352:08:52Alberto Salazar (Massachusetts)2311982
    35 2:08:52John Kagwe (Kenya)2951998
    372:08:54Dick Beardsley (Minnesota)2421982
    382:08:56German Silva (Mexico)3061998
    392:09:00Greg A. Meyer (Massachusetts)2711983
    402:09:02Rodgers Rop (Kenya)2612002
    412:09:04Abderrahime Bouramdane (Morocco)3022008
    422:09:05Christopher Cheboiboch (Kenya)2522002
    432:09:06Abebe Mekonnen (Ethiopia)2511989
    442:09:08Lucketz Swartbooi (Namibia)2881994
    452:09:15John Treacy (Ireland)3031988
    452:09:15Sammy Nyangincha (Kenya)3291994
    452:09:15Moses Tanui (Kenya)3011996
    482:09:22Cosmas Ndeti (Kenya)2511995
    492:09:26Toshihiko Seko (Japan)2411981
    49 2:09:26Ezekiel Bitok (Kenya)3021996
    49 2:09:26Meb Keflezighi (California)3452010
    522:09:27Bill Rodgers (Massachusetts)3111979
    52 2:09:27Gelindo Bordin (Italy)2941988
    542:09:31Ron Tabb (Oregon)2821983
    552:09:32Daniel Rono (Kenya)3022009
    562:09:33Gianni Poli (Italy)2651988
    56 2:09:33Cosmas Ndeti (Kenya)2311993
    582:09:40Moses Tanui (Kenya)28101994
    58 2:09:40Ryan Hall (California)2632009
    602:09:43Kim Jae-Ryong (Korea)2621993
    60 2:09:43Lee Bong-Ju (Korea)3012001
    622:09:45Fred Kiprop (Kenya)2832002
    62 2:09:45Mbarak Hussein (Kenya)3742002
    642:09:47Elijah Lagat (Kenya)3312000
    64 2:09:47Gezahegne Abera (Ethiopia)2122000
    662:09:49Tekeste Kebede (Ethiopia)2742009
    672:09:50Moses Tanui (Kenya)3432000
    67 2:09:50Peter Kamais (Kenya)34112011
    692:09:51Cosmas Ndeti (Kenya)2431996
    702:09:52Juma Ikangaa (Tanzania)3221990
    70 2:09:52Joseph Chebet (Kenya)2811999
    722:09:55Bill Rodgers (Massachusetts)2711975
    732:09:56Juma Ikangaa (Tanzania)2921989
    732:09:56Meb Keflezighi (California)3032006
    752:09:57Benji Durden (Georgia)3131983
    752:09:57Lucketz Swartbooi (Namibia)2731993
    752:09:57Lee Bong-Ju (Korea)23111994
    782:10:03Lameck Aguta (Kenya)2441996
    792:10:06Edward Mendoza (Arizona)3041983
    792:10:06Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya)2052009
    812:10:07Silvio Guerra (Ecuador)3222001
    822:10:09Sammy Lelei (Kenya)3151996
    832:10:11Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (Kenya)2412003
    842:10:12Toshihiko Seko (Japan)2221979
    852:10:13Bill Rodgers (Massachusetts)3011978
    862:10:15Jeff Wells (Texas)2321978
    872:10:19Silvio Guerra (Ecuador)3021999
    882:10:21Martin Fiz (Spain)31121994
    882:10:21Abebe Mekonnen (Ethiopia)3261996
    902:10:22Moses Tanui (Kenya)2921995
    912:10:24John Treacy (Ireland)3131989
    922:10:26Craig Virgin (Illinois)2521981
    932:10:28Charles Tangus (Kenya)2271996
    942:10:29Ondoro Osoro (Kenya)3242000
    942:10:29Joshua Chelang'a (Kenya)2832001
    962:10:30Ron Hill (England)3111970
    962:10:30Lee Bong-Ju (Korea)3152002
    982:10:34Bill Rodgers (Massachusetts)3341981
    982:10:34Geoff Smith (England)3011984
    982:10:34Lameck Aguta (Kenya)2511997