2008 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Women's Statistical Information, courtesy of K. Ken Nakamura, Notes by Larry Eder

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Here is the women's side of the geek stat wars. I will post my predictions for the 2008 B of A race on Friday evening...

Women
Chicago Marathon All Time list – Women

Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date
1 2:17:18 1 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 13 Oct 2002
2 2:18:47 2 Catherine Ndereba KEN 1 7 Oct 2001
3 2:19:26 Catherine Ndereba 2 13 Oct 2002
4 2:20:42 3 Berhane Adere ETH 1 22 Oct 2006
5 2:20:47 4 Galina Bogomolova RUS 2 22 Oct 2006
6 2:21:21 5 Joan Benoit USA 1 20 Oct 1985
7 2:21:22 6 Yoko Shibui JPN 3 13 Oct 2002
8 2:21:25 7 Deena Kastor USA 1 9 Oct 2005
9 2:21:30 8 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROM 2 9 Oct 2005
10 2:21:31 9 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 4 13 Oct 2002
11 2:21:33 Catherine Ndereba 1 22 Oct 2000
12 2:22:36 10 Lornah Kiplagat NED 2 22 Oct 2000
13 2:22:36 11 Benita Johnson AUS 3 22 Oct 2006
14 2:22:59 12 Madai Perez MEX 4 22 Oct 2006
15 2:23:05 13 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 2 20 Oct 1985
16 2:23:07 Svetlana Zakharova 1 12 Oct 2003
17 2:23:29 14 Rosa Mota POR 3 20 Oct 1985
18 2:23:35 Constantina Tomescu-Dita 2 12 Oct 2003
19 2:23:45 Constantina Tomescu-Dita 1 10 Oct 2004
20 2:23:57 15 Joyce Chepchumba KEN 1 11 Oct 1998
21 2:24:25 Constantina Tomescu-Dita 5 22 Oct 2006
22 2:24:33 16 Nuta Olaru ROM 2 10 Oct 2004
23 2:24:53 17 Jelena Prokopcuka 3 12 Oct 2003

US All-Comers List
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Venue Date
1 2:17:18 1 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 Chicago 13 Oct 2002
2 2:18:47 2 Catherine Ndereba KEN 1 Chicago 7 Oct 2001
3 2:19:26 Catherine Ndereba 2 Chicago 13 Oct 2002
4 2:20:42 3 Berhane Adere ETH 1 Chicago 22 Oct 2006
5 2:20:43 4 Margaret Okayo KEN 1 Boston 15 Apr 2002
6 2:20:47 5 Galina Bogomalova RUS 2 Chicago 22 Oct 2006
7 2:21:12 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2 Boston 15 Apr 2002
8 2:21:21 6 Joan Benoit-Samuelson USA 1 Chicago 20 Oct 1985
9 2:21:22 7 Yoko Shibui JPN 3 Chicago 13 Oct 2002
10 2:21:25 8 Deena Kastor USA 1 Chicago 9 Oct 2005
11 2:21:30 9 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROM 2 Chicago 9 Oct 2005
12 2:21:31 10 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 4 Chicago 13 Oct 2002
13 2:21:33 Catherine Ndereba 1 Chicago 22 Oct 2000
14 2:21:45 11 Uta Pippig GER 1 Boston 18 Apr 1994
15 2:22:31 Margaret Okayo 1 New York 2 Nov 2003
16 2:22:36 12 Lornah Kiplagat KEN 2 Chicago 22 Oct 2000
17 2:22:36 13 Benita Johnson AUS 3 Chicago 22 Oct 2006
18 2:22:43 Joan Benoit USA 1 Boston 18 Apr 1983
19 2:22:59 14 Madai Perez MEX 4 Chicago 22 Oct 2006
20 2:23:03 Catherine Ndereba 2 New York 2 Nov 2003
21 2;23:05 15 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 2 Chicago 20 Oct 1985
22 2:23:07 Svetlana Zakharova 1 Chicago 12 Oct 2003
23 2:23:09 Paula Radcliffe 1 New York 4 Nov 2007


Best Marks for Places in Chicago Marathon – Women
Place Time Name Nat Date
1 2:17:18 Paula Radcliffe GBR 13 Oct 2002
2 2:19:26 Catherine Ndereba KEN 13 Oct 2002
3 2:21:22 Yoko Shibui JPN 13 Oct 2002
4 2:21:31 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 13 Oct 2002
5 2:24:25 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROM 22 Oct 2006
6 2:25:37 Nuta Olaru ROM 22 Oct 2006
7 2:26:04 Hiromi Ominami JPN 22 Oct 2006
8 2:27:08 Lyudmila Petrova RUS 22 Oct 2006

Best Marks for Places – All competitions
Place Time Name Nat Venue Date Note
1 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe GBR London 13 Apr 2003 WR
2 2:19:26 Catherine Ndereba KEN Chicago 13 Oct 2002
3 2:21:16 Deena Drossin USA London 13 Apr 2003
4 2:21:31 Svetlana Zakharova RUS Chicago 13 Oct 2002
5 2:21:58 Galina Bogomolova RUS London 23 Apr 2006
6 2:23:43 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROM London 13 Apr 2003
7 2:24:01 Jelena Prokopcuka LAT London 13 Apr 2003
8 2:24:56 Elfenesh Alemu ETH London 13 Apr 2003
9 2:25:32 Mihaela Botezan ROM London 13 Apr 2003 Debut
10 2:26:29 Megumi Oshima JPN WC, Helsinki 14 Aug 2005
11 2:26:50 Madai Perez MEX WC, Helsinki 14 Aug 2005
12 2:27:14 Galina Karnatsevich BLR WC, Helsinki 14 Aug 2005
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13 2:27:46 Dorota Gruca POL WC, Helsinki 14 Aug 2005
14 2:29:43 Jong Yong-Ok PRK WC, Helsinki 14 Aug 2005


Split & lap time for fastest marathons in Chicago
5Km 10Km 15Km 20Km 25Km 30Km 35Km 40Km 42.195K
Paula Radcliffe 16:27 32:47 49:05 65:26 1:21:34 1:37:40 1:53:45 2:10:08 2:17:18
Catherine Ndereba 17:41 34:09 50:40 66:45 1:22:49 1:39:04 1:55:21 2:11:45 2:18:47

Name Year 5Km 10Km 15Km 20Km 25Km 30Km 35Km 40Km 42.195K
Paula Radcliffe 2002 16:27 16:20 16:18 16:21 16:08 16:06 16:05 16:23 7:10
Catherine Ndereba 2000 17:41 16:28 16:31 16:05 16:04 16:15 16:17 16:24 7:02

Average of Top 10 Performances in Major Marathons – Women

London Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:15:25 1 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 13 Apr 03 WR
2 2:17:42 Paula Radcliffe 1 17 Aprr 05
3 2:18:56 Paula Radcliffe 1 14 Apr 02
4 2:19:36 2 Deena Kastor USA 1 23 Apr 06
5 2:19:55 3 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2 13 Apr 03
6 2:20:38 4 Zhou Chunxiu CHN 1 22 Apr 07
7 2:21:06 5 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 1 21 Apr 85 WB
8 2:21:16 Deena Drossin 3 13 Apr 03
9 2:21:29 6 Lyudmilla Petrova RUS 2 23 Apr 06
10 2:21:45 7 Gete Wami ETH 2 22 Apr 07
Average 2:19:47


Chicago Marathon
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:17:18 1 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 13 Oct 02 WR
2 2:18:47 2 Catherine Ndereba KEN 1 7 Oct 01 WB
3 2:19:26 Catherine Ndereba 2 13 Oct 02
4 2:20:42 3 Berhane Adere ETH 1 22 Oct 06 NR
5 2:20:47 4 Galina Bogomolova RUS 2 22 Oct 06
6 2:21:21 5 Joan Benoit USA 1 20 Oct 85
7 2:21:22 6 Yoko Shibui JPN 3 13 Oct 02
8 2:21:25 7 Deena Kastor USA 1 9 Oct 05
9 2:21:30 16 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROM 2 9 Oct 05
10 2:21:31 17 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 4 13 Oct 02
Average 2:20:25


Berlin Marathon  
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Date Note
1 2:19:12 1 Mizuki Noguchi JPN 1 25 Sept 05
2 2:19:19 2 Irina Mikitenko GER 1 28 Sept 08
3 2:19:41 3 Yoko Shibui JPN 1 26 Sept 04
4 2:19:46 4 Naoko Takahashi JPN 1 30 Sept 01 WB
5 2:20:43 5 Tegla Loroupe KEN 1 26 Sept 99 WB
6 2:21:31 6 Askale Margasa Tafa ETH 2 28 Sept 08
7 2:21:34 7 Gete Wami ETH 1 24 Sept 06
8 2:21:49 Naoko Takahashi 1 29 Sept 02
9 2:23:17 Gete Wami 1 30 Sept 07
10 2:23:22 8 Salina Kosgei KEN 2 24 Sept 06
Average 2:21:01



Fastest marathon runners based on the average of top five performances

Paula Radcliffe
Time Race Place Date
1 2:15:25 London 1 13 Apr 2003
2 2:17:18 Chicago 1 13 Oct 2002
3 2:17:42 London 1 17 Apr 2005
4 2:18:56 London 1 14 Apr 2002
5 2:20:57 Helsinki (WC) 1 14 Aug 2005
Average 2:18:04

Catherine Ndereba
Time Race Place Date
1 2:18:47 Chicago 1 7 Oct 2001
2 2:19:26 Chicago 2 13 Oct 2002
3 2:19:55 London 2 13 Apr 2003
4 2:21:12 Boston 2 15 Apr 2002
5 2:21:33 Chicago 1 22 Oct 2000
Average 2:20:11

Zhou Chunxiu
Time Race Place Date
1 2:19:51 Seoul 1 12 Mar 2006
2 2:20:38 London 1 21 Apr 2007
3 2:21:11 Beijing 2 16 Oct 2005
4 2:23:24 Seoul 1 13 Mar 2005
5 2:23:28 Xiamen 1 27 Mar 2004
Average 2:21:42

Naoko Takahashi
Time Race Place Date
1 2:19:46 Berlin 1 30 Sept 2001
2 2:21:47 Bangkok (Asian G) 1 6 Dec 1998
3 2:21:49 Berlin 1 29 Sept 2002
4 2:22:19 Nagoya 1 12 Mar 2000
5 2:23:14 Sydney (OG) 1 24 Sept 2000
Average 2:21:47


Women’s Marathon trend    
2008 (so far) 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
2:20 < 1 0 2 2 1 3 2 2 0 0
2:22< 2 3 7 6 1 7 8 2 1 1
2:24< 7 8 14 10 8 16 18 5 8 6
2:26< 21 16 25 24 17 26 29 22 16 14
2:28< 48 32 41 52 43 40 53 53 42 34
2:30< 87 69 82 76 74 80 85 79 63 56


Main Contenders

Berhane Adere (ETH)
Personal Bests: Half Marathon 1:07:32 (2003); 10000m 30:04.18 (2003)
2003 World Champion at 10000m; 2001 and 2005 World championships silver medalist at 10000m
2002 World Half Marathon champion
Last 6 marathons
Time Venue Place Date
DNF Olympics Beijing DNF 17 Aug 2008
2:27:42 London 7th 13 April 2008
2:22:42 Dubai 1st 18 Jan 2008
2:33:49 Chicago 1st 7 Oct 2007
2:39:11 London 10th 22 April 2007
Personal Best 2:20:42 Chicago 1st 22 Oct 2006
2008 Results
Date Race Distance Place Time
Aug 17 Olympic Games in Beijing Marathon DNF DNF
May 18 Sunfeast World 10Km Bangalore, IND 10Km 7th 33:38
April 13 London Marathon Marathon 7th 2:27:42
Feb 28 Zayed (half) Marathon Abu Dhabi Half Marathon 2nd 1:11:23
January 18 Dubai Marathon Marathon 1st 2:22:42

Constantina Tomescu Dita (ROU)
Personal Best: 10000m: 31:49.47 (2006); Half Marathon: 1:08:07 (2005)
2008 Olympic Marathon gold medalist; 2005 World Champ marathon bronze medalist
Last twelve marathons
Time Race Place Date
2:26:44 Olympic Games (Beijing) 1st 17 Aug 2008
2:27:45 London 8th 13 Apr 2008
2:28:15 Osaka 9th 27 Jan 2008
2:23:55 London 3rd 22 Apr 2007
2:24:25 Chicago 5th 22 Oct 2006
2:27:51 London 7th 23 Apr 2006
Personal Best 2:21:30 Chicago 2nd 9 Oct 2005
2:23:19 World Champ (Helsinki) 3rd 14 Aug 2005
2:22:50 London 2nd 17 Apr 2005
2:23:45 Chicago 1st 10 Oct 2004
2:37:31 Olympic Games (Athinai) 20th 22 Aug 2004
2:26:52 London 3rd 18 Apr 2004
2008 Results
Date Race Distance Place Time
17 Aug Olympic Games in Beijing Marathon 1st 2:26:44
14 June Steamboat Classic 4 Mile 4th 20:39
26 May Bolder Boulder 10Km 10th 34:06
13 Apr London Marathon Marathon 8th 2:27:45
27 Jan Osaka Women’s Marathon Marathon 9th 2:28:15


Bezunesh Bekele (ETH)
Personal Bests: 10000m: 31:10.68 (2005); Half Marathon: 1:08:07 (2007)
Fourth at 2007 World Half marathon Championships
Marathon career
Time Race Place Date
Personal Best/Debut 2:23:09 Dubai 2nd 18 Jan 2008
2008 Results
Date Race Distance Place Time
Sept 2 Brabants Dagblad 10Km Tilburg 10Km 2nd 31:56
May 18 BUPA Manchester 10Km 3rd 32:33
Jan 18 Dubai Marathon 2nd 2:23:09

Lidiya Grigoryeva (RUS)
Personal bests: 10000m: 30:32.72 (2006); Half marathon: 1:09:32 (2003)
Fourth at 2003 World Half Marathon Champ; 2006 Euro Champ 10000m bronze medalist
Last seven marathons
Time Race Place Date
2:35:37 Boston Marathon 9th 21 Apr 2008
2:28:37 New York 4th 4 Nov 2007
2:29:18 Boston 1st 16 Apr 2007
2:27:21 New York 5th 5 Nov 2006
Personal Best 2:25:10 Los Angeles 1st 19 Mar 2006
DNF Osaka Was a pace maker 29 Jan 2006
2:27:48 New York 8th 6 Nov 2005
2:27:01 Paris 1st 10 Apr 2005
DNF Nagoya Was a pace maker 13 Mar 2005
2008 Results
Date Race Distance Place Time
Apr 21 Boston Marathon Marathon 9th 2:35:37
Feb 24 World Best 10Km San Juan 10Km 22nd 36:03

Alevtina Biktimirova (RUS)
Sixth at 2006 European Championships Marathon
Last eight marathons
Time Race Place Date
2:25:27 Boston 2nd 21 Apr 2008
2:33:07 Honolulu 1st 10 Dec 2007
2:34:54 Toronto 3rd 30 Sept 2007
2:31:02 Rotterdam 3rd 15 Apr 2007
2:29:42 Honolulu 2nd 10 Dec 2006
2:31:23 EC Goteborg 6th 12 Aug 2006
2:26:58 Boston 6th 17 Apr 2006
Personal Best 2:25:12 Frankfurt 1st 30 Oct 2005
2008 Results
Date Race Distance Place Time
July 28 New York City Half Marathon Half marathon 19th 1:17:17
July 17 National Championships Kazan 10000m 14th 34:22.08
Apr 21 Boston Marathon Marathon 2nd 2:25:27


Current Women’s Marathon All Time Performance List
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Venue Date
1 2:15:25 1 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 London 13 Apr 03
2 2:17:18 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 Chicago 13 Oct 02
3 2:17:42 Paula Radcliffe 1 London 17 Aprr 05
4 2:18:47 2 Catherine Ndereba KEN 1 Chicago 7 Oct 01
5 2:18:56 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 London 14 Apr 02
6 2:19:12 3 Mizuki Noguchi JPN 1 Berlin 25 Sept 05
7 2:19:19 4 Irina Mikitenko GER 1 Berlin 28 Sept 08
8 2:19:26 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2 Chicago 13 Oct 02
9 2:19:36 5 Deena Kastor USA 1 London 23 Apr 06
10 2:19:39 6 Sun Yingjie CHN 1 Beijing 19 Oct 03
11 2:19:41 7 Yoko Shibui JPN 1 Berlin 26 Sept 04
12 2:19:46 8 Naoko Takahashi JPN 1 Berlin 30 Sept 01
13 2:19:51 9 Zhou Chunxiu CHN 1 Seoul 12 Mar 06
14 2:19:55 Catherine Ndereba 2 London 13 Apr 03
15 2:20:38 Zhou Chunxiu 1 London 22 Apr 07
16 2:20:42 10 Berhane Adere ETH 1 Chicago 22 Oct 06
17 2:20:43 11 Tegla Loroupe KEN 1 Berlin 26 Sept 99
18 2:20:43 12 Margaret Okayo KEN 1 Boston 15 Apr 02
19 2:20:47 Tegla Loroupe 1 Rotterdam 19 Apr 98
20 2:20:47 13 Galina Bogomolova RUS 2 Chicago 22 Oct 06
21 2:20:57 Paula Radcliffe 1 Helsinki (WC) 14 Aug 05
22 2:21:01 Sun Yingjie 1 Beijing 16 Oct 05
23 2:21:06 14 Ingrid Kristiansen NOR 1 London 21 Apr 85
24 2:21:11 Zhou Chunxiu 2 Beijing 16 Oct 05
25 2:21:12 Catherine Ndereba 2 Boston 15 Apr 02
26 2:21:16 Deena Drossin 3 London 13 Apr 03
27 2:21:18 Mizuki Noguchi 1 Osaka 26 Jan 03
28 2:21:21 15 Joan Benoit USA 1 Chicago 20 Oct 85
29 2:21:21 Sun Yingjie 2 Beijing 20 Oct 02
30 2:21:22 Yoko Shibui 3 Chicago 13 Oct 02
31 2:21:25 Deena Kastor 1 Chicago 9 Oct 05
32 2:21:29 16 Lyudmilla Petrova RUS 2 London 23 Apr 06
33 2:21:30 17 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROM 2 Chicago 9 Oct 05
34 2:21:31 18 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 4 Chicago 13 Oct 02
35 2:21:31 19 Askale Magarsa Tafa ETH 2 Berlin 28 Sept 08
36 2:21:33 Catherine Ndereba 1 Chicago 22 Oct 00
37 2:21:34 20 Gete Wami ETH 1 Berlin 24 Sept 06
38 2:21:37 Mizuki Noguchi 1 Tokyo 18 Nov 07
39 2:21:45 21 Uta Pippig GER 1 Boston 18 Apr 94
40 2:21:45 22 Masako Chiba JPN 2 Osaka 26 Jan 03
41 2:21:45 Gete Wami 2 London 22 Apr 07
42 2:21:46 23 Susan Chepkemei KEN 3 London 23 Apr 06
43 2:21:47 Naoko Takahashi 1 Bangkok (Asian G) 6 Dec 98
44 2:21:49 Naoko Takahashi 1 Berlin 29 Sept 02
45 2:21:51 24 Naoko Sakamoto JPN 3 Osaka 26 Jan 03
46 2:21:52 Berhane Adere 4 London 23 Apr 06
47 2:21:58 Galina Bogomolova 5 London 23 Apr 06
48 2:22:01 Catherine Ndereba 2 Helsinki (WC) 14 Aug 05
49 2:22:07 Tegla Loroupe 1 Rotterdam 20 Apr 97
50 2:22:12 25 Eri Yamaguchi JPN 1 Tokyo 21 Nov 99
51 2:22:19 Naoko Takahashi 1 Nagoya 12 Mar 00
52 2:22:20 Gete Wami 1 Amsterdam 20 Oct 02
53 2:22:22 26 Lornah Kiplagat KEN 4 Osaka 26 Jan 03
54 2:22:23 27 Catherina McKiernan IRL 1 Amsterdam 1 Nov 98
55 2:22:31 Svetlana Zakharova 2 London 14 Apr 02
56 2:22:31 Margaret Okayo 1 New York 2 Nov 03
57 2:22:33 Lyudmila Petrova 3 London 14 Apr 02
58 2:22:35 Margaret Okayo 1 London 18 Apr 04
59 2:22:36 Lornah Kiplagat KEN 2 Chicago 22 Oct 00
60 2:22:36 28 Benita Johnson AUS 3 Chicago 22 Oct 06
61 2:22:38 29 Zhang Yingying CHN 1 Xiamen 5 Jan 08
62 2:22:42 Berhane Adere 1 Dubai 18 Jan 08
63 2:22:43 Joan Benoit 1 Boston 18 Apr 83
64 2:22:46 30 Reiko Tosa JPN 4 London 14 Apr 02
65 2:22:48 Ingrid Kristiansen 1 London 10 May 87
66 2:22:48 Tegla Loroupe 1 Rotterdam 18 Apr 99
67 2:22:50 Constantina Tomescu-Dita 2 London 17 Apr 05
68 2:22:53 Galina Bogomolova 1 Roma 16 Mar 08
69 2:22:54 31 Lidia Simon ROM 1 Osaka 30 Jan 00
70 2:22:56 32 Harumi Hiroyama JPN 2 Osaka 30 Jan 00
71 2:22:56 33 Jelena Prokopcuka LAT 1 Osaka 30 Jan 05
72 2:22:59 34 Madai Perez MEX 4 Chicago 22 Oct 06
73 2:23:03 Catherine Ndereba 2 New York 2 Nov 03
74 2:23:05 Ingrid Kristiansen 2 Chicago 20 Oct 85
75 2:23:05 35 Marleen Renders BEL 1 Paris 7 Apr 02
76 2:23:07 Svetlana Zakharova 1 Chicago 12 Oct 03
77 2:23:09 Paula Radcliffe 1 New York 5 Nov 07
78 2:23:09 36 Bezunesh Bekele ETH 2 Dubai 18 Jan 08
79 2:23:10 Paula Radcliffe 1 New York 7 Nov 04
80 2:23:11 Yoko Shibui 1 Osaka 28 Jan 01
81 2:23:12 Susan Chepkemei 4 London 13 Apr 03
82 2:23:12 37 Wei Yanan CHN 1 Seoul 18 Mar 07
83 2:23:13 Susan Chepkemei 2 New York 7 Nov 04
84 2:23:14 Naoko Takahashi 1 Sydney (OG) 24 Sep 00
85 2:23:14 Ludmilla Petrova 5 London 13 Apr 03
86 2:23:17 38 Zhang Shujing CHN 3 Beijing 20 Oct 02
87 2:23:17 Gete Wami 1 Berlin 30 Sept 07
88 2:23:18 Zhang Shuijing 1 Seoul (Dong-A) 16 Mar 03
89 2:23:19 Susan Chepkemei 5 London 14 Apr 02
90 2:23:19 Constantina Tomescu-Dita 3 Helsinki (WC) 14 Aug 05
91 2:23:21 39 Fatuma Roba ETH 1 Boston 20 Apr 98
92 2:23:22 40 Joyce Chepchumba KEN 1 London 18 Apr 99
93 2:23:22 Lidia Simon 2 Sydney (OG) 24 Sep 00
94 2:23:22 41 Salina Kosgei KEN 2 Berlin 24 Sept 06
95 2:23:23 Magarsa Askale Tafa 3 Dubai 18Jan 08
96 2:23:24 Lidia Slavuteanu-Simon 1 Osaka 31 Jan 99
97 2:23:24 Zhou Chunxiu 1 Seoul 13 Mr 05
98 2:23:25 Fatuma Roba 1 Boston 19 Apr 99
99 2:23:26 42 Hiromi Ominami JPN 2 Berlin 26 Sept 04
100 2:23:26 Harumi Hiroyama 1 Nagoya 12 Mar 06

Combined Women’s Marathon Performance List – 2006 to 2008
Performances Time Performers Name Nat Place Venue Date
1 2:19:19 1 Irina Mikitenko GER 1 Berlin 28 Sep 08
2 2:19:36 2 Deena Kastor USA 1 London 23 Apr 06
3 2:19:51 3 Zhou Chunxiu CHN 1 Seoul 12 Mar 06
4 2:20:38 Zhou Chunxiu 1 London 22 Apr 07
5 2:20:42 4 Berhane Adere ETH 1 Chicago 22 Oct 06
6 2:20:47 5 Galina Bogomolova RUS 2 Chicago 22 Oct 06
7 2:21:29 6 Lyudmilla Petrova RUS 2 London 23 Apr 06
8 2:21:31 7 Askale Magarsa Tafa ETH 2 Berlin 28 Sep 08
9 2:21:34 8 Gete Wami ETH 1 Berlin 24 Sept 06
10 2:21:37 9 Mizuki Noguchi JPN 1 Tokyo 18 Nov 07
11 2:21:45 Gete Wami 2 London 22 Apr 07
12 2:21:46 10 Susan Chepkemei KEN 3 London 23 Apr 06
13 2:21:52 Berhane Adere 4 London 23 Apr 06
14 2:21:58 Galina Bogomolova 5 London 23 Apr 06
15 2:22:36 11 Benita Johnson AUS 3 Chicago 22 Oct 06
16 2:22:38 12 Zhang Yingying CHN 1 Xiamen 5 Jan 08
17 2:22:42 Berhane Adere 1 Dubai 18 Jan 08
18 2:22:53 Galina Bogomolova 1 Roma 16 Mar 08
19 2:22:59 13 Madai Perez MEX 4 Chicago 22 Oct 06
20 2:23:09 14 Paula Radcliffe GBR 1 New York 5 Nov 07
21 2:23:09 15 Bezunesh Bekele ETH 2 Dubai 18 Jan 08
22 2:23:12 16 Wei Yanan CHN 1 Seoul 18 Mar 07
23 2:23:17 Gete Wami 1 Berlin 30 Sept 07
24 2:23:22 17 Salina Kosgei KEN 2 Berlin 24 Sept 06
25 2:23:23 Askale Magarsa Tafa 3 Dubai 18 Jan 08
26 2:23:26 18 Harumi Hiroyama JPN 1 Nagoya 12 Mar 06
27 2:23:27 19 Bai Xue CHN 2 Xiamen 5 Jan 08
28 2:23:31 Salina Kosgei 2 Tokyo 18 Nov 07
29 2:23:32 Gete Wami 2 New York 5 Nov 07
30 2:23:38 20 Rita Jeptoo KEN 1 Boston 17 Apr 06
31 2:23:48 21 Jelena Prokopcuka LAT 2 Boston 17 Apr 06
32 2:23:48 22 Yumiko Hara JPN 1 Osaka 28 Jan 07
33 2:23:55 23 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROU 3 London 22 Apr 07
34 2:23:58 24 Yoko Shibui JPN 2 Nagoya 12 Mar 06
35 2:24:11 25 Reiko Tosa JPN 3 Boston 23 Apr 06
36 2:24:13 Salina Kosgei 4 London 22 Apr 07
37 2:24:14 Irina Mikitenko GER 1 London 13 Apr 08
38 2:24:14 26 Irina Timofeyeva RUS 1 Hamburg 27 Apr 08
39 2:24:25 Constantina Tomescu-Dita 5 Chicago 22 Oct 06
40 2:24:33 27 Tomo Morimoto JPN 1 Wien 7 May 06
41 2:24:35 28 Robe Tola ETH 1 Hamburg 23 Apr 06
42 2:24:39 29 Mari Ozaki JPN 2 Osaka 28 Jan 07
43 2:24:39 30 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 2 London 13 Apr 08
44 2:24:40 31 Dire Tune ETH 1 Houston 13 Jan 08
45 2:24:43 32 Yuri Kano JPN 3 Osaka 28 Jan 07
46 2:24:46 33 Lornah Kiplagat NED 5 London 22 Apr 07
47 2:24:51 Irina Mikitenko 2 Berlin 30 Sept 07
48 2:25:01 34 Helena Kiprop KEN 3 Berlin 28 Sept 08

2007 Women’s Marathon Performance List
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Venue Date
1 2:20:38 1 Zhou Chunxiu CHN 1 London 22 Apr 2007
2 2:21:37 2 Mizuki Noguchi JPN 1 Tokyo 18 Nov 2007
3 2:21:45 3 Gete Wami ETH 2 London 22 Apr 2007
4 2:23:09 4 Paula Radcliffee GBR 1 New York 4 Nov 2007
5 2:23:12 5 Wei Yanan CHN 1 Seoul 18 Mar 2007
6 2:23:17 Gete Wami ETH 1 Berlin 30 Sept 2007
7 2:23:31 6 Salina Kosgei KEN 2 Tokyo 18 Nov 2007
8 2:23:32 Gete Wami ETH 2 New York 5 Nov 2007
9 2:23:48 7 Yumiko Hara JPN 1 Osaka 28 Jan 2007
10 2:23:55 8 Constantina Tomescu-Dita ROM 3 London 22 Apr 2007
11 2:24:13 Salina Kosgei KEN 4 London 22 Apr 2007
12 2:24:39 9 Mari Ozaki JPN 2 Osaka 28 Jan 2007
13 2:24:43 10 Yuri Kano JPN 3 Osaka 28 Jan 2007
14 2:24:46 11 Lornah Kiplagat NED 5 London 22 Apr 2007
15 2:24:51 12 Irina Mikitenko GER 2 Berlin 30 Sept 2007
16 2:25:07 13 Magarsa Askale Tafa ETH 1 Paris 15 Apr 2007
17 2:25:08 14 Souad Ait Salem ALG 1 Roma 18 Mar 2007
18 2:25:36 15 Pamela Chepchumba KEN 1 Milano 2 Dec 2007
19 2:25:41 16 Mara Yamauchi GBR 6 London 22 Apr 2007
20 2:26:02 17 Jong Yong Ok PRK 1 Pyongyang 8 Apr 2007
21 2:26:08 18 Zhu Xiaolin CHN 1 Xiamen (NC) 31 Mar 2007
22 2:26:13 19 Jelena Prokopcuka LAT 3 New York 4 Nov 2007
23 2:26:27 20 Helena Kiprop Loshanyang KEN 3 Berlin 30 Sept 2007
24 2:26:37 21 Hiromi Ominami JPN 1 Rotterdam 15 Apr 2007
25 2:26:46 22 Hellen Kimutai KEN 2 Roma 18 Mar 2007
26 2:26:52 23 Dire Tune ETH 1 Houston 14 Jan 2007
27 2:26:54 24 Irina Timofeyeva RUS 4 Berlin 30 Sept 2007
28 2:26:56 25 Kim Gum Ok PRK 2 Pyongyang 8 Apr 2007
29 2:27:02 26 Lenah Cheruiyot KEN 1 Venezia 28 Oct 2007
30 2:27:05 27 Chen Rong CHN 1 Beijing 21 Oct 2007
31 2:27:19 Magarsa Askale Tafa ETH 1 Dubai 12 Jan 2007
32 2:27:20 28 Zhang Yingying CHN 2 Beijing 21 Oct 2007
33 2:27:25 29 Rose Cheruiyot KEN 2 Seoul 18 Mar 2007
34 2:27:35 30 Bruna Genovese ITA 3 Tokyo 18 Nov 2007
35 2:27:46 31 Bai Xue CHN 3 Beijing 21 Oct 2007
36 2:27:49 32 Alevtina Ivanova RUS 1 Nagano 15 Apr 2007
37 2:28:03 33 Shitaye Gemechu ETH 1 Treviso 25 Mar 2007
38 2:28:16 34 Magdaline Chemjor KEN 1 Amsterdam 21 Oct 2007
39 2:28:17 35 Aniko Kalovics HUN 1 Maranello-Carpi 21 Oct 2007
40 2:28:22 36 Gulnara Vygovskaya RUS 2 Paris 15 Apr 2007
41 2:28:25 37 Jo Bun Hui PRK 3 Pyongyang 8 Apr 2007
42 2:28:27 38 Anne Kosgei Chepkemboi KEN 2 Venezia 28 Oct 2007
43 2:28:33 39 Naoko Sakamoto JPN 5 Berlin 30 Sept 2007
44 2:28:37 40 Lidiya Grigoryeva RUS 4 New York 4 Nov 2007
45 2:28:39 41 Akemi Ozaki JPN 4 Tokyo 18 Nov 2007
46 2:28:47 42 Zhu Yingying CHN 4 Beijing 21 Oct 2007
47 2:28:49 43 Yasuko Hashimoto JPN 1 Nagoya 11 Mar 2007
48 2:28:53 44 Helena Javornik SLO 3 Roma 18 Mar 2007
49 2:28:54 45 Pyo Un Suk PRK 4 Pyongyang 8 Apr 2007
50 2:28:54 46 Christelle Daunay FRA 3 Paris 15 Apr 2007
51 2:28:55 47 Harumi Hiroyama JPN 2 Nagoya 11 Mar 2007
52 2:28:56 48 Melanie Kraus GER 1 Frankfurt 28 Oct 2007
53 2:28:59 Dire Tune ETH 2 Nagano 15 Apr 2007
54 2:29:01 49 Sylvia Skvortsova RUS 1 Las Vegas 2 Dec 2007
55 2:29:08 50 Atsede Bayisa Tesema ETH 1 Istanbul 28 Oct 2007
56 2:29:08 51 Catherine Ndereba KEN 5 New York 4 Nov 2007
57 2:29:11 52 Asha Gigi ETH 4 Paris 15 Apr 2007
58 2:29:12 53 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 2 Frankfurt 28 Oct 2007
59 2:29:12 54 Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu NOR 3 Frankfurt 28 Oct 2007
60 2:29:14 55 Ayelech Worku ETH 1 Hamburg 29 Apr 2007
61 2:29:16 Jo Bun Hui PRK 5 Beijing 21 Oct 2007

2008 Women’s Marathon Performance List
Performance Time Performer Name Nat Place Venue Date
1 2:19:19 1 Irina Mikitenko GER 1 Berlin 28 Sept 2008
2 2:21:31 2 Askale Magarsa Tafa ETH 2 Berlin 28 Sept 2008
3 2:22:38 3 Zhang Yingying CHN 1 Xiamen 5 Jan 2008
4 2:22:42 4 Berhane Adere ETH 1 Dubai 18 Jan 2008
5 2:22:53 5 Galina Bogomolova RUS 1 Roma 16 Mar 2008
6 2:23:09 6 Bezunesh Bekele ETH 2 Dubai 18 Jan 2008
7 2:23:23 Askale Magarsa Tafa ETH 3 Dubai 18 Jan 2008
8 2:23:27 7 Bai Xue CHN 2 Xiamen 5 Jan 2008
9 2:24:14 Irina Mikitenko GER 1 London 13 Apr 2008
10 2:24:14 8 Irina Timofeyeva RUS 1 Hamburg 27 Apr 2008
11 2:24:39 9 Svetlana Zakharova RUS 2 London 13 Apr 2008
12 2:24:40 10 Dire Tune ETH 1 Houston 13 Jan 2008
13 2:25:01 11 Helena Kiprop KEN 3 Berlin 28 Sept 2008
14 2:25:10 12 Wei Yanan CHN 3 Xiamen 5 Jan 2008
15 2:25:10 13 Mara Yamauchi GBR 1 Osaka 27 Jan 2008
16 2:25:12 14 Lyubov Morgunova RUS 1 Rotterdam 13 Apr 2008
17 2:25:25 Dire Tune ETH 1 Boston 21 Apr 2008
18 2:25:27 15 Alvetina Biktimirova RUS 2 Boston 21 Apr 2008
19 2:25:33 16 Martha Komu ETH 1 Paris 6 Apr 2008
20 2:25:34 17 Tomo Morimoto JPN 2 Osaka 27 Jan 2008
21 2:25:37 18 Worknesh Tola ETH 2 Paris 6 Apr 2008
22 2:25:37 19 Gete Wami ETH 3 London 13 Apr 2008
23 2:25:48 20 Rose Cheruiyot KEN 4 Dubai 18 Jan 2008
24 2:25:51 21 Yurika Nakamura JPN 1 Nagoya 9 Mar 2008
25 2:26:00 22 Julia Mombi KEN 3 Osaka 27 Jan 2008
26 2:26:00 23 Lenah Cheruiyot KEN 3 Paris 6 Apr 2008
27 2:26:09 24 Miki Ohira JPN 4 Osaka 27 Jan 2008
28 2:26:10 25 Shitaye Gemechu ETH 4 Paris 6 Apr 2008
29 2:26:11 26 Zhang Shujing CHN 1 Seoul 16 Mar 2008
30 2:26:19 27 Yoshimi Ozaki JPN 2 Nagoya 9 Mar 2008
31 2:26:25 Rose Cheruiyot 4 Berlin 28 Sept 2008
32 2:26:30 28 Salina Kosgei KEN 4 London 13 Apr 2008
33 2:26:34 29 Wang Jiali CHN 1 Zhengzou 30 Mar 2008
34 2:26:34 30 Rita Jeptoo KEN 3 Boston 21 Apr 2008
35 2:26:38 31 Alevtina Ivanova RUS 1 Nagano 20 Apr 2008
36 2:26:39 32 Yuri Kano JPN 3 Nagoya 9 Mar 2008
37 2:26:43 33 Luminita Talpos ROU 1 Wien 27 Apr 2008
38 2:26:44 34 Constantina Dita Tomescu ROU 1 Beijing (OG) 17 Aug 2008
39 2:26:45 35 Alice Timbilil KEN 5 Paris 6 Apr 2008
40 2:26:45 36 Ludmila Petrova RUS 5 London 13 Apr 2008
41 2:26:55 37 Madoka Ogi JPN 5 Osaka 27 Jan 2008
42 2:27:06 38 Catherine Ndereba KEN 2 Beijing (OG) 17 Aug 2008
43 2:27:07 39 Zhou Chunxiu CHN 3 Beijing (OG) 17 Aug 2008
44 2:27:09 40 Chen Rong CHN 4 Xiamen 5 Jan 2008
45 2:27:14 41 Yumiko Hara JPN 4 Nagoya 9 Mar 2008
46 2:27:16 42 Chika Horie JPN 5 Nagoya 9 Mar 2008
47 2:27:16 43 Zhu Xiaolin CHN 4 Beijing (OG) 17 Aug 2008

These stats were posted courtesy of K. Ken Nakamura, a true friend of the sport of athletics.

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