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Boston Marathon History: Past Men's Wheelchair Champions

Past Champions

YearNameCITIZENSHIPTime
1975 Robert Hall USA/MA 2:58:00
1976 No contestants - -
1977 Robert Hall USA/MA 2:40:10
1978 George Murray USA/FL 2:26:57
1979 Ken Archer USA/OH 2:38:59
1980 Curt Brinkman USA/UT 1:55:00
1981 Jim Martinson USA/WA 2:00:41
1982 Jim Knaub USA/CA 1:51:31
1983 Jim Knaub USA/CA 1:47:10
1984 Andre Viger CAN 2:05:20
1985 George Murray USA/FL 1:45:34
1986 Andre Viger CAN 1:43:25
1987 Andre Viger CAN 1:55:42
1988 Mustapha Badid FRA 1:43:19
1989 Philippe Couprie FRA 1:36:04
1990 Mustapha Badid FRA 1:29:53
1991 Jim Knaub USA/CA 1:30:44
1992 Jim Knaub USA/CA 1:26:28
1993 Jim Knaub USA/CA 1:22:17
1994 Heinz Frei SUI 1:21:23
1995 Franz Nietlispach SUI 1:25:59
1996 Heinz Frei SUI 1:30:14
1997 Franz Nietlispach SUI 1:28:14
1998 Franz Nietlispach SUI 1:21:52
1999 Franz Nietlispach SUI 1:21:36
2000 Franz Nietlispach SUI 1:33:32
2001 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:25:12
2002 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:23:19
2003 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:28:32
2004 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:18:27
2005 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:24:11
2006 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:25:29
2007 Masazumi Soejima JPN 1:29:16
2008 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:26:49
2009 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:33:29
2010 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:26:53
2011 Masazumi Soejima JPN 1:18:50
2012 Joshua Cassidy CAN 1:18:25#*
2013 Hiroyuki Yamamoto JPN 1:24:25
2014 Ernst Van Dyk RSA 1:20:36

 

# Current World Best
* Course Record

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.