2024 Boston Marathon

What's The Fastest Time In Boston Marathon History? Geoffrey Mutai Knows

What's The Fastest Time In Boston Marathon History? Geoffrey Mutai Knows

Evans Chebet is trying to make history at the 2024 Boston Marathon, but here's the number he'll have to beat to run the all-time fastest Boston Marathon.

Apr 8, 2024 by Joe Harrington

The 128th Boston Marathon is April 15 and some of the best runners in the world are heading to Massachusetts to run in one of the most famous marathons in the world. 

Kenyan runner Evans Chebet is attempting to join a small list of runners who have won the marathon three straight years. Last year, he won the marathon with a time of 2 hours and 5:54 minutes. In 2022, he finished the marathon in 2:06:51. 

The 35-year-old runner, who also won the New York City Marathon in 2022, has a personal best time of 2:03:00. That happened at the 2020 Valencia Marathon. 

Here's what to know about the fastest times at the Boston Marathon. 

Geoffrey Mutai Holds Boston Marathon Record 

The best time ever at the Boston Marathon happened on 2011 when Kenyan runner Geoffrey Mutai ran the marathon in 2:03:02. That mark beat the previous world record by 57 seconds. But since 1990 the Boston Marathon has been ineligible for world records due to the distances between the start and finish being too far away. 

Buzunesh Deba Ran Fastest Women's Boston Marathon Race

In 2014, Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia ran the fastest Boston Marathon with a time of 2:19:59. Deba, however, was award that win in 2016 after Rita Jeptoo's winning, and record time, of 2:18:57 was disqualified after testing positive for EPO in September 2014. 

When Is The 2024 Boston Marathon?

The race begins at 9 a.m. EST on April 15. 

How To Watch The Boston Marathon In The United States

The Boston Marathon is being broadcast on ESPN2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. The race will also be available on ESPN+ in the United States. 

How To Stream The Boston Marathon In Australia

The Boston Marathon is streaming on FloTrack and the FloSports app in Australia. Coverage of the race, highlights and breaking news will be available on both platforms.

Boston Marathon 2024 Course

Here's the course for the Boston Marathon.

Has Anyone Ever Won The Boston Marathon Three Straight Years?

Yes. The last runner to win the Boston Marathon three years in a row was Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya from 2006-2008. His countrymen Cosmas Ndeti won the marathon from 1993-1995 and American runner Bill Rodgers won the marathon from 1978-1980. 

Here's the full list of three-peat Boston Marathon Men's Open Winners: 

  • Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya, 2006-2008
  • Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya, 1993-1995
  • Bill Rodgers, United States, 1978-1980
  •  Clarence H. DeMar, United States, 1922-1924

Here's the full list of three-peat Boston Marathon Women's Open Winners: 

  • Fatuma Roba, Ethiopia, 1997-1999
  • Uta Pippig, Germany, 1994-1996

Boston Marathon Results

Results from the race can be found on the Boston Marathon website.

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