Results and Commentary

Past Champions and Participation

MEN

YEARCHAMPION5K10KHMTOTAL
2012 Allan Kiprono (KEN) 13:48 28:37 1:01:44 1:44:09
2013 Stephen Sambu (KEN) 13:47 28:06 1:00:41 1:42:34
2014 Stephen Sambu (KEN) 13:27 27:25 1:02:00 1:42:52
2015 Daniel Salel (KEN) 13:27 28:09 1:00:56 1:42:32*

WOMEN

YEARCHAMPION5K10KHMTOTAL
2012 Kim Smith (NZL) 15:26 31:36 1:10:57 1:57:59
2013 Kim Smith (NZL) 15:16 33:34 1:09:14 1:58:04
2014 Mamitu Daska (ETH) 15:12 31:04 1:08:20 1:55:53*
2015 Mary Wacera (KEN) 15:07 32:07 1:10:21 1:57:35

PARTICIPATION & FINISHERS

YEARREGISTRANTS5K FINISHERS***10K FINISHERS***HM FINISHERS****
2012 1,492 1,430 1,291 1,100
2013 2,048 1,897 1,781 1,597
2014 2,630 2,364 2,022 1,755
2015 2,825 2,524 2,055 1,956

* Total combined 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.