Fastest Marathon Courses — Men

(fastest women’s courses here)

Among the three stat compilations on this page, you will find a listing of the 10 fastest marathon courses as measured by the averages of the 10 fastest times run on each course. Click HERE for detailed compilations of those performances along with the top 10 times and averages for 5 other major races.

 

List of Course Records
Time Race Name Nation Year
1 2:03:59 Berlin Haile Gebrselassie ETH 2008
2 2:04:27 Rotterdam Duncan Kibet KEN 2009
3 2:04:53 Dubai Haile Gebrselassie ETH 2008
4 2:04:57 Frankfurt Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang KEN 2010
5 2:05:10 London Samuel Wanjiru KEN 2009
6 2:05:18 Fukuoka Tsegaye Kebede ETH 2009
7 2:05:39 Prague Eliud Kiptanui KEN 2010
8 2:05:41 Chicago Samuel Wanjiru KEN 2009
9 2:05:44 Amsterdam Getu Feleke ETH 2010
10 2:05:47 Paris Vincent Kipruto KEN 2009
11 2:05:52 Boston Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot KEN 2010
12 2:06:32 Olympics Samuel Wanjiru KEN 2008
13 2:06:33 Tokyo Int’l
Gert Thys RSA 1999
14 2:06:49 Seoul Sylvester Teimat KEN 2010
15 2:06:52 Hamburg Julio Rey ESP 2006
16 2:06:54 World Champs Abel Kirui KEN 2009
17 2:07:01 Eindhoven Geoffrey Mutai KEN 2009
18 2:07:04 Houston Bekana Daba ETH 2011
19 2:07:17 Roma Benjamin Kiptoo Kolum KEN 2009
20 2:07:23 Tokyo Viktor Rothlin SUI 2008
21 2:07:30 Barcelona Jackson Kipkoech Kotut KEN 2010
22 2:07:33 Linz Alexander Kuzin UKR 2007
23 2:07:34 Lake Biwa – Otsu Antonio Pena ESP 2001

 

Averages of Top 10 Performances in Major Marathons
Click here for the 10 fastest times run on each of these courses
Average Marathon
1 2:05:10 Berlin
2 2:05:15 Rotterdam
3 2:05:31 London
4 2:06:02 Chicago
5 2:06:25 Amsterdam
6 2:06:30 Paris
7 2:06:47 Fukuoka
8 2:06:53 Frankfurt
9 2:07:04 Dubai
10 2:07:22 Boston

 

Number of PRs by venue for top 10, 20, 50 & 100 performers
Venue PRs in Top 10
PRs in Top 20 PRs in Top 50 PRs Top 100
Rotterdam 5 7 10 18
Berlin 3 4 7 15
London 1 5 9 11
Frankfurt 1 1 3 5
Amsterdam 1 6 12
Fukuoka 1 1 4
Prague 1 1 1
Chicago 6 11
Paris 4 10
Boston 1 4
Dubai 1 4
Tokyo 1 1
Seoul 1
Hamburg 1
Rome 1
Houston 1