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Boston Marathon History: Past Women's Open Champions

Past Champions

YearNameCITIZENSHIPTime
1966 Roberta Gibb (unofficial) USA/MA 3:21:40
1967 Roberta Gibb (unofficial) USA/CA 3:27:17
1968 Roberta Gibb (unofficial) USA/CA 3:30:00
1969 Sara Mae Berman (unofficial) USA/MA 3:22:46
1970 Sara Mae Berman (unofficial) USA/MA 3:05:07
1971 Sara Mae Berman (unofficial) USA/MA 3:08:30
1972 Nina Kuscsik USA/NY 3:10:26
1973 Jacqueline Hansen USA/CA 3:05:59
1974 Michiko Gorman USA/CA 2:47:11
1975 Liane Winter GER 2:42:24
1976 Kim Merritt USA/WI 2:47:10
1977 Michiko Gorman USA/CA 2:48:33
1978 Gayle S. Barron USA/GA 2:44:52
1979 Joan Benoit USA/ME 2:35:15
1980 Jacqueline Gareau CAN 2:34:28
1981 Allison Roe NZL 2:26:46
1982 Charlotte Teske GER 2:29:33
1983 Joan Benoit USA/MA 2:22:43
1984 Lorraine Moller NZL 2:29.28
1985 Lisa Larsen Weidenbach USA/MI 2:34.06
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 2:24:55
1987 Rosa Mota POR 2:25:21
1988 Rosa Mota POR 2:24:30
1989 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 2:24:33
1990 Rosa Mota POR 2:25:24
1991 Wanda Panfil POL 2:24:18
1992 Olga Markova RUS 2:23:43
1993 Olga Markova RUS 2:25:27
1994 Uta Pippig GER 2:21:45
1995 Uta Pippig GER 2:25:11
1996 Uta Pippig GER 2:27:12
1997 Fatuma Roba ETH 2:26:23
1998 Fatuma Roba ETH 2:23:21
1999 Fatuma Roba ETH 2:23:25
2000 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2:26:11
2001 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2:23:53
2002 Margaret Okayo KEN 2:20:43
2003 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 2:25:20
2004 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2:24:27
2005 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2:25:13
2006 Rita Jeptoo KEN 2:23:38
2007 Lidiya Grigoryeva RUS 2:29:18
2008 Dire Tune ETH 2:25:25
2009  Salina Kosgei KEN 2:32:16
2010 Teyba Erkesso ETH 2:26:11
2011 Caroline Kilel KEN 2:22:36
2012 Sharon Cherop KEN 2:31:50
2013 Rita Jeptoo KEN 2:26:25
2014 Rita Jeptoo KEN 2:18:57*

 

*Course Record

B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.