New York City Marathon U.S. Men’s All-Time List

Including 2018 race results, a compilation of the fastest U.S. men’s times to date in the big Big Apple road race. While the NYCM course has changed over the years (see details below), making some of the comparisons apples to oranges, this deep list includes an impressive number of American distance standouts.

italics= Lifetime PB (all courses)

BOLD=1st American finisher

Through 1981, the course was believed to be short by up to 150m. + = Alberto Salazar’s winning time in 1981 was 2:08:13 but with good data available on the length of the course that day (148m short) for all-time list purposes T&FN assigned a “converted” time for the full distance of 2:08:40. This list contains other 1981 performances that weren’t converted so pre-1982 times are listed as recorded.

From 2001 on, the course has entered Central Park at 90th, instead of 102nd, eliminating a short, steep hill.

New York City Marathon U.S. Men’s All-time List
1 1 2:08:13 Alberto Salazar 1st 1981
2 2 2:09:13 Meb Keflezighi 6th 2011
3 2:09:15 Keflezighi 1st 2009
4 2:09:29 Salazar 1st 1982
5 3 2:09:38 Ken Martin 2nd 1989
6 2:09:41 Salazar 1st 1980
7 2:09:53 Keflezighi 2nd 2004
8 2:09:56 Keflezighi 3rd 2005
9 4 2:10:10 Bill Rodgers 1st 1976
10 5 2:10:36 Ryan Hall 4th 2009
(10)
11 6 2:10:46 Ron Tabb 3rd 1983
12 7 2:10:51 John Tuttle 4th 1983
13 8 2:11:03 Bob Kempainen 2nd 1993
14 9 2:11:13 Rudy Chapa 7th 1983
15 10 2:11:23 Abdi Abdirahman 5th 2005
16 2:11:24 Abdirahman 3rd 2016
17 2:11:28 Rodgers 1st 1977
18 2:11:38 Keflezighi 6th 2010
19 11 2:11:41 Dave Gordon 11th 1983
20 2:11:42 Rodgers 1st 1979
(20)
21 12 2:11:43 Arturo Barrios 3rd 1994
22 13 2:11:47 Ed Moran 9th 2011
23= 14 2:11:54 Daniel Schlesinger 3rd 1982
23= 15 2:11:54 Pete Pfitzinger 3rd 1987
25 16 2:11:59 Jeff Wells 4th 1980
26 17 2:12:01 Shadrack Biwott 5th 2016
27 18 2:12:03 Pat Peterson 4th 1987
28 2:12:06 Peterson 12th 1983
29= 19 2:12:12 Tony Sandoval 6th 1981
29= 2:12:12 Rodgers 1st 1978
(30)
31 20 2:12:20 Kirk Pfeffer 13th 1983
32 21 2:12:24 Jared Ward 6th 2018
33 22 2:12:28 Scott Fauble 7th 2018
34 23 2:12:33 Dathan Ritzenhein 8th 2010
35 2:12:35 Keflezighi 9th 2002
36 2:12:48 Abdirahman 7th 2017
37 24 2:12:49 Keith Brantly 5th 1993
38 2:12:49 Biwott 9th 2018
39 2:12:59 Peterson 3rd 1985
40 25 2:13:00 Jorge Torres 7th 2009
(40)
41 26 2:13:08 Chris Derrick 10th 2018
42 2:13:09 Pfeffer 2nd 1979
43 27 2:13:12 Frank Shorter 2nd 1976
44 28 2:13:13 Peter Gilmore 10th 2006
45 2:13:18 Keflezighi 4th 2014
46 29 2:13:19 Alex Kasich 9th 1981
47 2:13:20 Rodgers 5th 1980
48 2:13:21 Sandoval 18th 1983
49 30 2:13:22 Tom Raunig 6th 1982
50 31 2:13:23 Ryan Vail 13th 2013
(50)
51 32 2:13:26 John Lodwick 11th 1981
52 33 2:13:29 George Malley 7th 1982
53 2:13:32 Keflezighi 7th 2015
54 34 2:13:34 Don Norman 19th 1983
55 35 2:13:43 Benji Durden 5th 1979
56 36 2:13:46 Nick Arciniaga 8th 2009
57 37 2:13:55 Dick Beardsley 9th 1980
58 38 2:13:57 Doug Avrit 20th 1983
59= 39 2:14:00 Dean Matthews 10th 1982
59= 2:14:00 Abdirahman 9th 2009
(60)
61= 40 2:14:01 Odis Sanders 15th 1981
61= 2:14:01 Ritzenhein 11th 2006
63 2:14:02 Peterson 10th 1989
64= 41 2:14:08 Ryan Shay 9th 2004
64= 2:14:08 Norman 4th 1985
66 2:14:09 Pfitzinger 9th 1986
67 42 2:14:13 Frank Richardson 10th 1980
68= 2:14:17 Matthews 21st 1983
68= 2:14:17 Abdirahman 6th 2008
70 43 2:14:19 Ed Eyestone 11th 1992
(70)
71 44 2:14:21 Mark Nenow 8th 1988
72= 45 2:14:22 Ralph Serna 11th 1982
72= 2:14:22 Kasich 22nd 1983
74 46 2:14:23 Josh Rohatinsky 7th 2008
75 47 2:14:28 Matt Downin 11th 2005
76 48 2:14:29 Luis Ostolozaga 17th 1981
77 49 2:14:31 Greg Meyer 10th 1987
78 50 2:14:39 Jason Lehmkuhle 10th 2009
79 51 2:14:48 Sal Vega 24th 1983
80= 2:14:57 Biwott 10th 2017
(80)
80= 2:14:57 Torres 11th 2010
82 42 2:15:00 Armando Cendejas 14th 1982