Marathon Statistics

Last updated 20 June 2016

Marathon Stats

The following page holds statistics on the majors, biggest marathons
in the World and the top 30 longest running Marathons.


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?

Pos.Years RunLast YearMarathon Name URLVenue
11142012BostonBoston, MA, USA
362015DublinIreland
2821994PolytechnicWindsor, England
3772002YonkersYonkers, NY, USA
4822012KosiceKosice, Slovakia
5682001Durban ACDurban, South Africa
6582002MainichiBiwa-ko, Japan
7572002Jackie GibsonJohannesburg, South Africa
8562002Asahi FukuokaFukuoka, Japan
9542001Western HemisphereCulver City, CA, USA
10512003Beppu-OitaOita, Japan
11472002Pikes PeakManitou Springs, CO, USA
12462002MauiKaanapali, HI, USA
462002Philadelphia IndependencePhiladelphia, PA, USA
462002Long IslandEast Meadow, NY, USA
15562012Isle of WightRyde, England
16432002Heart of AmericaColumbia, MO, USA
17422001Atlantic CityAtlantic City, NJ, USA
422002Washington's BirthdayGreenbelt, MD, USA
19412003NobeokaNobeoka, Japan
412002SheffieldSheffield, England
512012BelfastBelfast, N.Ireland
412002Race of ChampionsHolyoke, MA, USA
23402002Twin CitiesSt Paul, MN, USA
402002BudapestBudapest, Hungary
402002DetroitDetroit, MI, USA
402002EssenEssen, Germany
402002PrazskyPrague, Czech Rep.
402002AtlantaAtlanta, GA, USA
402003Dong-ASeoul, Korea
30392002EquinoxFairbanks, AK, USA
Biggest Marathons in the World – Based on the number of finishers.
Pos.Years RunLast YearMarathon Name URLVenueNumber FinishedYearHighest Finish Year
1182016BostonBoston, MA, USA
2016ParisFrance418012016
2016LondonEngland392002016392002016
2015BerlinGermany280002015
2016BarcelonaSpain165062016
2015ValenciaSpain140882015
2016RomeItaly138812016
2015FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany136622015
2015DublinIreland129382015
2016RotterdamNetherlands128142016
2015AmsterdamNetherlands123592015
2016HamburgGermany120002016
2015AthensGreece118002015
2016BrightonEngland110002016
2016Madrid Rock'n'RollSpain100002016
2016StockholmSweden95002016
2015FlorenceItaly82752015
2015MedocFrance75532015
2015WarsawPoland68002015
2016EdinburghScotland65922016
772002YonkersYonkers, NY, USA
822012KosiceKosice, Slovakia
682001Durban ACDurban, South Africa
582002MainichiBiwa-ko, Japan
572002Jackie GibsonJohannesburg, South Africa
562002Asahi FukuokaFukuoka, Japan
542001Western HemisphereCulver City, CA, USA
512003Beppu-OitaOita, Japan
472002Pikes PeakManitou Springs, CO, USA
462002MauiKaanapali, HI, USA
462002Philadelphia IndependencePhiladelphia, PA, USA
462002Long IslandEast Meadow, NY, USA
562012Isle of WightRyde, England
432002Heart of AmericaColumbia, MO, USA
422001Atlantic CityAtlantic City, NJ, USA
422002Washington's BirthdayGreenbelt, MD, USA
412003NobeokaNobeoka, Japan
412002SheffieldSheffield, England
512012BelfastBelfast, N.Ireland
412002Race of ChampionsHolyoke, MA, USA
402002Twin CitiesSt Paul, MN, USA
402002BudapestBudapest, Hungary
402002DetroitDetroit, MI, USA
402002EssenEssen, Germany
402002PrazskyPrague, Czech Rep.
402002AtlantaAtlanta, GA, USA
402003Dong-ASeoul, Korea
392002EquinoxFairbanks, AK, USA
The Majors – Based on the number of Major Marathons Completed

Year JoinedYears RunLast YearMarathon Name URL VenueNumber Finished Year
1142012BostonBoston, MA, USA
New YorkNew York, NY, USA
ChicagoChicago, IL, USA
LondonLondon, England
BerlinBerlin, Germany
TokyoTokyo, Japan

The powers to be have decided that you can only join the Major’s Marathon Club, when you have completed all six marathons, since each individual marathon was a member.

We think this is rather mean, and will issue our own medal on proof that a member has completed all 6 marathone, irrispeective of whether each event was a Major Member at the time they ran it.

This will also apply if the person concerned was not actually a member at the time of running any of the Major Marathons.
New members may apply for this once they are into their 2nd membership year.