Fastest Marathon Courses — Women

(fastest men’s courses here)

Copyright © 2011 Ken Nakamura (updated 02/16/11)

Below you will find a listing of the 9 fastest women’s marathon courses as measured by the averages of the 10 fastest times run on each course. Click HERE for detailed compilations of those performances.

 

List of Course Records
Time Race Name Nation Year
1 2:15:25 London Paula Radcliffe GBR 2003
2 2:17:18 Chicago Paula Radcliffe GBR 2002
3 2:19:12 Berlin Mizuki Noguchi JPN 2005
4 2:19:39 Beijing Sun Yingjie CHN 2003
5 2:19:51 Seoul Zhou Chunxiu CHN 2006
6 2:20:43 Boston Margaret Okayo KEN 2002
7 2:20:47 Rotterdam Tegla Loroupe KEN 1998
8 2:20:57 World Champs Paula Radcliffe GBR 2005
9 2:21:18 Osaka Ladies Mizuki Noguchi JPN 2003
10 2:21:37 Tokyo Women Mizuki Noguchi JPN 2007
11 2:21:47 Asian Games Naoko Takahashi JPN 1998
12 2:22:04 Paris Atsede Bayisa ETH 2010
13 2:22:19 Nagoya Women Naoko Takahashi JPN 2000
14 2:22:20 Amsterdam Gete Wami ETH 2002
15 2:22:31 New York Margaret Okayo KEN 2003
16 2:22:38 Xiamen Zhang Yingning CHN 2008
17 2:22:42 Dubai Berhane Adere ETH 2008
18 2:22:43 Toronto Sharon Cherop KEN 2010
19 2:22:53 Rome Galina Bogomalova RUS 2008
20 2:23:14 Olympic Games Naoko Takahashi JPN 2000

 

Average of Top 10 Times in Major Marathons
Average Marathon
1 2:19:47 London
2 2:20:18 Chicago
3 2:21:01 Berlin
4 2:22:36 Beijing
5 2:22:37 Osaka Ladies
6 2:22:47 Boston
7 2:23:32 New York
8 2:23:51 Tokyo Women
9 2:24:10 Nagoya Women