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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 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.