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Boston Marathon History: Past Women's Open Champions

Past Champions

YearNameHomeTime
1966 Roberta Gibb (unofficial) Massachusetts 3:21:40
1967 Roberta Gibb (unofficial) California 3:27:17
1968 Roberta Gibb (unofficial) California 3:30:00
1969 Sara Mae Berman (unofficial) Massachusetts 3:22:46
1970 Sara Mae Berman (unofficial) Massachusetts 3:05:07
1971 Sara Mae Berman (unofficial) Massachusetts 3:08:30
1972 Nina Kuscsik New York 3:10:26
1973 Jacqueline Hansen California 3:05:59
1974 Michiko Gorman California 2:47:11
1975 Liane Winter West Germany 2:42:24
1976 Kim Merritt Wisconsin 2:47:10
1977 Michiko Gorman California 2:48:33
1978 Gayle S. Barron Georgia 2:44:52
1979 Joan Benoit Maine 2:35:15
1980 Jacqueline Gareau Canada 2:34:28
1981 Allison Roe New Zealand 2:26:46
1982 Charlotte Teske West Germany 2:29:33
1983 Joan Benoit Massachusetts 2:22:43
1984 Lorraine Moller New Zealand 2:29.28
1985 Lisa Larsen Weidenbach Michigan 2:34.06
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen Norway 2:24:55
1987 Rosa Mota Portugal 2:25:21
1988 Rosa Mota Portugal 2:24:30
1989 Ingrid Kristiansen Norway 2:24:33
1990 Rosa Mota Portugal 2:25:24
1991 Wanda Panfil Poland 2:24:18
1992 Olga Markova Russia 2:23:43
1993 Olga Markova Russia 2:25:27
1994 Uta Pippig Germany 2:21:45
1995 Uta Pippig Germany 2:25:11
1996 Uta Pippig Germany 2:27:12
1997 Fatuma Roba Ethiopia 2:26:23
1998 Fatuma Roba Ethiopia 2:23:21
1999 Fatuma Roba Ethiopia 2:23:25
2000 Catherine Ndereba Kenya 2:26:11
2001 Catherine Ndereba Kenya 2:23:53
2002 Margaret Okayo Kenya 2:20:43*
2003 Svetlana Zakharova Russia 2:25:20
2004 Catherine Ndereba Kenya 2:24:27
2005 Catherine Ndereba Kenya 2:25:13
2006 Rita Jeptoo Kenya 2:23:38
2007 Lidiya Grigoryeva Russia 2:29:18
2008 Dire Tune Ethiopia 2:25:25
2009  Salina Kosgei Kenya 2:32:16
2010 Teyba Erkesso Ethiopia 2:26:11

 

*Course Record

B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.