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Winner of Most Boston Marathons

Sneaker Foot PrintTrivia Question

Who has won the Boston Marathon the most times?

Trivia Question Answer

In each division, the individual with the most Boston Marathon wins is:

  • Men’s Open: Clarence DeMar of the United States won the Boston Marathon 7 times (1911, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930)
  • Women’s Open: Catherine Ndereba of Kenya won the Boston Marathon 4 times (2000, 2001, 2004, 2005)
  • Men’s Wheelchair: Ernst van Dyk of South Africa won the Boston Marathon 10 times (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014)
  • Women’s Wheelchair: Jean Driscoll of the United States won the Boston Marathon 8 times (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000)

First Boston Marathon

Sneaker Foot PrintTrivia Question

When was the first Boston Marathon run and who was the winner of that first race?

Trivia Question Answer

The first Boston Marathon was run in 1897. It was won by John J. McDermott of the United States in a time of 2:55:10, which was, of course, the first course record. Women did not run in that first Boston Marathon and were not officially sanctioned as participants until 1972.