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Kenyans’ success has not bred resentment

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
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