Marathon Stats

I picked up the following information from an article in the American running magazine 'Running Times'.

The table below shows a list of the longest running marathons, and when they were last run. I have an outstanding query on the ‘Polytechnic', and have suggested to the keepers of the list that the ‘Isle of Wight' has now progressed to 46.

The USA leads the way with 15 in the list, then comes Japan and the UK with 4 each.

I've only done 4 of them, and have to admit that I even fail on 2 of the UK ones (Sheffield & Belfast). Can you do better?

To find a fuller list and lots more statistics, go to www.mattoleriver.com/LongRunM.htm **- this link doesn't work - Roger 17Nov12

(Just knock the address down to the ‘.com', and you will find a lot more statistics.

TOP 30 Longest Running Marathons
# - Updated where known - 20Nov12

Pos.

Years
Run

Last
Year

Marathon Name

Venue

1

114

2012

Boston #

Boston, MA, USA

2

82

1994

Polytechnic #

Windsor, England

3

77

2002

Yonkers

Yonkers, NY, USA

4

82

2012

Kosice #

Kosice, Slovakia

5

68

2001

Durban AC

Durban, South Africa

6

58

2002

Mainichi

Biwa-ko, Japan

7

57

2002

Jackie Gibson

Johannesburg, South Africa

8

56

2002

Asahi Fukuoka

Fukuoka, Japan

9

54

2001

Western Hemisphere

Culver City, CA, USA

10

51

2003

Beppu-Oita

Oita, Japan

11

47

2002

Pikes Peak

Manitou Springs, CO, USA

12

46

2002

Maui

Kaanapali, HI, USA

46

2002

Philadelphia Independence

Philadelphia, PA, USA

46

2002

Long Island

East Meadow, NY, USA

15

56

2012

Isle of Wight #

Ryde, England

16

43

2002

Heart of America

Columbia, MO, USA

17

42

2001

Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ, USA

42

2002

Washington's Birthday

Greenbelt, MD, USA

19

41

2003

Nobeoka

Nobeoka, Japan

41

2002

Sheffield

Sheffield, England

51

2012

Belfast #

Belfast, N.Ireland

41

2002

Race of Champions

Holyoke, MA, USA

23

40

2002

Twin Cities

St Paul, MN, USA

40

2002

Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

40

2002

Detroit

Detroit, MI, USA

40

2002

Essen

Essen, Germany

40

2002

Prazsky

Prague, Czech Rep.

40

2002

Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, USA

40

2003

Dong-A

Seoul, Korea

30

39

2002

Equinox

Fairbanks, AK, USA