MARATHON YEAR 2013

2013
With the Fukuoka Marathon just completed, the fall marathon season (at least in terms of fast times) has come to its completion.  From a competitive standpoint the Honolulu Marathon still awaits this Sunday morning December 8th.

But this is how the marathon year shook out in 2013 via the IAAF.org lists.

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Wilson Kipsang sets world record in Berlin 2013

Wilson Kipsang sets world record in Berlin 2013

Top time of the year:   2:03:23 – Wilson Kipsang, Kenya – Berlin Marathon

 3 < 2:04            2012  -    0

 9 < 2:05            2012  -   11

14 < 2:06           2012  -   24

34 < 2:07           2012  -   51

60 < 2:08           2012  -   92

111 < 2:09          2012  – 153

184 < 2:10          2012  – 225

100th best of 2013:     2:08:46 – Abebe Negewo, Ethiopia – 4th, Beijing

Of 100 best times of 2013:

- 55 by Kenyans (including top 4)

- 34 by Ethiopians

-  4  by Japanese

-  3  by Eritreans

-  1  by runners from Morocco, Uganda, South Africa, France

First non Kenyan or Ethiopian on list:  Abraham Tadese, Eritrea at 51st in 2:07:45

Top American:  Dathan Ritzenhein, 5th in Chicago in 2:09:45
2nd best USA:  Matt Tegenkamp, 10th in Chicago in 2:12:28

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Rita Jeptoo wins Chicago in fastest time of 2013

Rita Jeptoo wins Chicago in fastest time of 2013

WOMEN

Top time of the year: 2:19:57 – Rita Jeptoo – Chicago

1  < 2:20        2012  -   6 (incl. 2 < 2:19)

3  < 2:21        2012  -  11

6  < 2:22        2012  -  18

9  < 2:23        2012  -  24

28 < 2:24       2012  -  44

39 < 2:25       2012  -  61

61 < 2:26       2012  -  88

80 < 2:27       2012  – 111

103 < 2:28     2012  – 143

128 < 2:29     2012  – 178

153 < 2:30     2012  – 207

100th best of 2013:    2:27:49 – Yukiko Akaba, Japan – 7th, Chicago

2013blueOf 100 best time of 2013:

- 42 by Ethiopians

- 26 by Kenyans (Including top 3)

- 11 by Japanese

-  3 by Russians

-  2 by Latvians; Ukrainians; Germans

-  1 by 12 other nations

Top American:  Serena Burla, 2:28:01 – 5th, Amsterdam

Second USA:  Desi Davila, 2:29:15, 5th,  in Berlin

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7 comments on “MARATHON YEAR 2013

  1. Patrick K Lynch says:

    Boston times not even in the hunt .

    Regards, Patrick

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  2. Charly Haversat says:

    Fun stats. Thanks

  3. Dan says:

    It’s remarkable that despite Wilson Kipsang’s new world record and the first time we’ve had two sub-2:04 finishers in one race (Chicago 2013), there were more fast times in 2012. It’s great that you put these stats together to show that both years were true outliers in the marathon world in their own ways.

    I hadn’t realized that Ritz’s time in Chicago was the FASTEST American time of the year. I tip my hat to him, but it puts in stark perspective the enormous divide between our boys and the top, top tier of athletes. Thanks for the stats.

  4. Matt says:

    Quite good times!

    Rgds,
    Matt

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