2019 Women’s Marathon World Rankings

Brigid Kosgei led into her World Record race with a fast London win. (MARK SHEARMAN)

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES! You know we’re in a brave new world when no fewer than 5 women break the 2:20 (yes, 2:20, not 2:30) barrier and can’t crack the Top 10. On the other hand, as we always say, time isn’t everything, and 3 of our Top 10 didn’t…

WR SETTER BRIGID KOSGEI cracked not only 2:20, but also 2:19, 2:18, 2:17, 2:16, 2:15 and was only 5 seconds from breaking 2:14. No matter how much the shoes may have had to do with it, that was quite the run, and combined with her earlier London win with the No. 10 performance, that made her a slam-dunk No. 1…

IN A YEAR WHERE head-to-head racing among the big guns wasn’t frequent enough, No. 2 Ruth Chepngetich (Dubai and the World Champs) and No. 3 Ashete Bekele (Rotterdam and Berlin) also won a pair of races each. Dubai runner-up/Boston winner Worknesh Degefa takes the No. 4 spot, while “slow” NYC winner Joyciline Jepkosgei’s marathon debut win rounds out the top half. Jepkosgei also served as a rabbit early in the London race.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
# = World Marathon Major; ‘ = aided course
1. BRIGID KOSGEI (Kenya) (2/20/94, 5-4¼/101) (1.63/46)
2:18:20 1)London # 4/28
2:14:04 1)Chicago # 10/13
2. RUTH CHEPNGETICH (Kenya) (8/08/94, 5-3/97) (1.60/44)
2:17:08 1)Dubai 1/25
2:32:43 1)World Ch # 9/27
3. ASHETE BEKELE (Ethiopia) (4/17/88, 5-6½/115) (1.69/52)
2:22:55 1)Rotterdam 4/07
2:20:14 1)Berlin # 9/29
4. WORKNESH DEGEFA (Ethiopia) (10/28/90, 5-1/93) (1.55/42)
2:17:41 2)Dubai 1/25 1. Chepngetich
2:23:31’ 1)Boston # 4/15
5. JOYCILINE JEPKOSGEI (Kenya) (12/08/93, 5-2¼/97) (1.58/44)
2:22:38 1)New York # 11/03
6. RUTI AGA (Ethiopia) (1/16/94, 5-2½/99) (1.59/45)
2:20:40 1)Tokyo # 3/03
dnf –)World Ch # 9/27 1. Chepngetich; 2. Chelimo; 3. Johannes; 4. Kiplagat; 5. Mazuronak;
6. Groner; 7. Tanimoto; 8. Kim; 9. Tessier; 10. Jo…
2:25:51 3)New York 11/03 1. Jepkosgei; 2. Keitany
7. ROZA DEREJE (Ethiopia) (5/09/97, 5-6/114) (1.68/52)
2:20:51 3)London # 4/28 1. Kosgei; 2. Cheruiyot
dnf –)World Ch # 9/27 1. Chepngetich; 2. Chelimo; 3. Johannes; 4. Kiplagat; 5. Mazuronak;
6. Groner; 7. Tanimoto; 8. Kim; 9. Tessier; 10. Jo…
2:18:30 1)Valencia 12/01
8. VIVIAN CHERUIYOT (Kenya) (9/11/83, 5-1/84) (1.55/38)
2:20:14 2)London # 4/28 1. Kosgei
2:18:52 4)Valencia 12/01 1. Dereje; 2. Abreha; 3. Dibaba
9. VALARY AIYABEI (Kenya) (6/08/91)
2:23:01 3)Nagoya 3/10 1. Johannes; 2. Jepkesho
2:19:10 1)Frankfurt 10/27
10. LONAH CHEMTAI SALPETER (Israel) (12/12/88, 5-5/115) (1.65/52)
2:19:46 1)Prague 5/05
dnf –)World Ch # 9/27 1. Chepngetich; 2. Chelimo; 3. Johannes; 4. Kiplagat; 5. Mazuronak;
6. Groner; 7. Tanimoto; 8. Kim; 9. Tessier; 10. Jo…
2:23:11 4)Frankfurt 10/27 1. Aiyabei; 2. Megertu; 3. Assefa

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. Jordan Hasay (Nike Oregon Project) 6. Kellyn Taylor (Hoka Northern Arizona)
3)Boston, dnf)Chicago 4)Prague, 7)New York
2. Desiree Linden (Brooks) 7. Aliphine Tuliamuk (US)
5)Boston, 6)New York 3)Rotterdam, 12)New York
3. Sara Hall (Asics) 8. Roberta Groner (unattached)
15)Boston, 5)Berlin, dnf)New York 5)Rotterdam, 6)World Ch, 13)New York
4. Emily Sisson (New Balance) 9. Molly Huddle (Saucony)
6)London 12)London
5. Emma Bates (Asics) 10. Stephanie Bruce (Hoka Northern Arizona)
4)Chicago 6)Chicago

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