Who Won the Boston Marathon?

Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is held annually on Patriot's Day (the third Monday in April).

The first race was run way back in 1897 and was won by John J McDermott of New York.

After Kenya dominating the 1990s and 2000s, Ethiopian runners have won three of the last four races. The most recent winner was Geoffrey Kirui with a time of 2:09:37.

The 2013 race was marred by two explosions that occurred on the sidewalk near the finish line which killed three spectators.

YrBoston Marathon WinnerTimeFrom
2017Geoffrey Kirui2:09:37Kenya
2016Lemi Berhanu Hayle2:12:45Ethiopia
2015Lelisa Desisa Benti2:09:17Ethiopia
2014Meb Keflezighi2:08:37United States
2013Lelisa Desisa Benti2:10:22Ethiopia
2012Wesley Korir2:12:40Kenya
2011Geoffrey Mutai2:03:02Kenya
2010Robert Cheruiyot2:05:52Kenya
2009Deriba Merga2:08:42Ethiopia
2008Robert Cheruiyot2:07:46Kenya
2007Robert Cheruiyot2:14:13Kenya
2006Robert Cheruiyot2:07:14Kenya
2005Hailu Negussie2:11:45Ethiopia
2004Timothy Cherigat2:10:37Kenya
2003Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot2:10:11Kenya
2002Rodgers Rop2:09:02Kenya
2001Lee Bong-Ju2:09:43Korea
2000Elijah Lagat2:09:47Kenya
1999Joseph Chebet2:09:52Kenya
1998Moses Tanui2:07:34Kenya
1997Lameck Aguta2:10:34Kenya
1996Moses Tanui2:09:15Kenya
1995Cosmas Ndeti2:09:22Kenya
1994Cosmas Ndeti2:07:15Kenya
1993Cosmas Ndeti2:09:33Kenya
1992Ibrahim Hussein2:08:14Kenya
1991Ibrahim Hussein2:11:06Kenya
1990Gelindo Bordin2:08:19Italy
1989Abebe Mekonnen2:09:06Ethiopia
1988Ibrahim Hussein2:08:43Kenya
1987Toshihiko Seko2:11:50Japan
1986Robert de Castella2:07:51Australia
1985Geoff Smith2:14:05Great Britain
1984Geoff Smith2:10:34Great Britain
1983Greg Meyer2:09:00Massachusetts
1982Alberto Salazar2:08:52Massachusetts
1981Toshihiko Seko2:09:26Japan
1980Bill Rodgers2:12:11Massachusetts
1979Bill Rodgers2:09:27Massachusetts
1978Bill Rodgers2:10:13Massachusetts
1977Jerome Drayton2:14:46Canada
1976Jack Fultz2:20:19Virginia
1975Bill Rodgers2:09:55Massachusetts
1974Neil Cusack2:13:39Ireland
1973Jon Anderson2:16:03Oregon
1972Olavi Suomalainen2:15:39Finland
1971Alvaro Mejia2:18:45Colombia
1970Ron Hill2:10:30Great Britain
1969Yoshiaki Unetani2:13:49Japan
1968Amby Burfoot2:22:17Connecticut
1967David McKenzie2:15:45New Zealand
1966Kenji Kemihara2:17:11Japan
1965Morio Shigematsu2:16:33Japan
1964Aurele Vandendriessche2:19:59Belgium
1963Aurele Vandendriessche2:18:58Belgium
1962Eino Oksanen2:23:48Finland
1961Eino Oksanen2:23:39Finland
1960Paavo Kotila2:20:54Finland
1959Eino Oksanen2:22:42Finland
1958Franjo Mihalic2:25:54Yugoslavia
1957John J Kelley2:20:05Connecticut
1956Antti Viskari2:14:14Finland
1955Hideo Hamamura2:18:22Japan
1954Veikko Karvonen2:20:39Finland
1953Keizo Yamada2:18:51Japan
1952Doroteo Flores2:31:53Guatemala
1951Shigeki Tanaka2:27:45Japan
1950Kee Yong Ham2:32:39Korea
1949Karl Leandersson2:31:50Sweden
1948Gerard Cote2:31:02Canada
1947Yun Bok Suh2:25:39Korea
1946Stylianos Kyriakides2:29:27Greece
1945John A Kelley2:30:40Massachusetts
1944Gerard Cote2:31:50Canada
1943Gerard Cote2:28:25Canada
1942Joe Smith2:26:51Massachusetts
1941Leslie S Pawson2:30:38Rhode Island
1940Gerard Cote2:28:28Canada
1939Ellison M Brown2:28:51Rhode Island
1938Leslie S Pawson2:35:34Rhode Island
1937Walter Young2:33:20Canada
1936Ellison M Brown2:33:40Rhode Island
1935John A Kelley2:32:07Massachusetts
1934Dave Komonen2:32:53Canada
1933Leslie S Pawson2:31:01Rhode Island
1932Paul DeBruyn2:33:36Germany
1931James P Henigan2:46:45Massachusetts
1930Clarence DeMar2:34:48Massachusetts
1929John C Miles2:33:08Canada
1928Clarence DeMar2:37:07Massachusetts
1927Clarence DeMar2:40:22Massachusetts
1926John C Miles2:25:40Canada
1925Charles Mellor2:33:00Illinois
1924Clarence DeMar2:29:40Massachusetts
1923Clarence DeMar2:23:47Massachusetts
1922Clarence DeMar2:18:10Massachusetts
1921Frank Zuna2:18:57New York
1920Peter Trivoulides2:29:31New York
1919Carl Linder2:29:13Massachusetts
1918Military Relay2:29:53Camp Devens
1917Bill Kennedy2:28:37New York
1916Arthur Roth2:27:16Massachusetts
1915Edouard Fabre2:31:41Canada
1914James Duffy2:25:14Canada
1913Fritz Carlson2:25:14Minnesota
1912Michael Ryan2:21:18New York
1911Clarence DeMar2:21:39Massachusetts
1910Fred Cameron2:28:52Canada
1909Henri Renaud2:53:36New Hampshire
1908Thomas Morrissey2:25:43New York
1907Thomas Longboat2:24:24Canada
1906Tim Ford2:45:45Massachusetts
1905Frederick Lorz2:38:25New York
1904Michael Spring2:38:04New York
1903John Lorden2:41.29Massachusetts
1902Sammy Mellor2:43:12New York
1901John Caffery2:29:23Canada
1900John Caffery2:39:44Canada
1899Lawrence Brignolia2:54:38Massachusetts
1898Ronald J MacDonald2:42:00Canada
1897John J McDermott2:55:10New York