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US marathons exceeds 1100

USA Marathons

Number of U.S. marathons exceeds 1,100 – new record

Last year, there were 92 U.S. marathons reporting more than 1,000 finishers, the third most ever (record is 94 in 2011 and 2012). Over the past 25 years, the number of U.S. marathons with more than 1,000 finishers in a single year has increased 360% (20 in 1989 vs. 92 in 2013).

This article follows on from USA Annual Marathon Report for 2013

There were also two inaugural U.S. marathons with more than 1,000 finishers: BMO Harris Bank Phoenix (1,434 finishers) and Edward Hospital Naperville (1,079), and overall, there were at least 30 debut marathons in this country and most of them were relatively small (less than 300 finishers).

In 2013, there were a 1,100-plus U.S. marathons contested, another record; compared to approximately 300 marathons in 2000.

TABLE 2

2013 U.S. Marathons (>1,000 finishers) with the…
… Fastest Median Times

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Boston

3:44:04

3:44:17

3:44:58

3:31:17

Lehigh Valley Health Network Via

3:49:56

Mountains 2 Beach

3:52:51

Baystate

3:48:42

3:47:42

3:53:44

3:54:22

Santa Rosa

3:57:48

… Slowest Median Times

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Bataan Memorial March

7:37:50

7:29:29

7:27:31

7:44:14

8:13:54

Honolulu

5:44:46

5:50:52

5:46:35

5:52:47

6:07:32

Walt Disney World

5:08:39

5:02:44

5:35:39

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio

5:02:59

5:01:59

5:10:30

ASICS LA

5:23:30

5:17:29

5:06:41

5:06:20

5:03:39

… Most <4 Hour Finishers

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Boston

15,691 (69%)

15,424 (68%)

16,211 (68%)

8,644 (40%)

16,068 (91%)

ING New York City

15,275 (35%)

14,724 (33%)

15,166 (33%)

15,834 (32%)

Bank of America Chicago

11,226 (33%)

8,294 (23%)

8,743 (24%)

11,717 (31%)

11,933 (31%)

Marine Corps

4,771 (22%)

4,622 (21%)

4,565 (22%)

4,501 (19%)

5,163 (22%)

GORE-TEX Philadelphia

3,221 (46%)

3,891 (43%)

4,046 (39%)

4,927 (42%)

4,162 (38%)

Medtronic Twin Cities

3,344 (38%)

3,247 (37%)

… Most >6 Hour Finishers

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Honolulu

7,788 (38%)

8,155 (40%)

7,621 (40%)

9,342 (41%)

10,032 (45%)

Walt Disney World

3,165 (21%)

4,044 (24%)

2,761 (20%)

2,986 (22%)

7,669 (37%)

ASICS LA

4,373 (31%)

6,313 (28%)

5,069 (26%)

4,630 (25%)

4,482 (23%)

ING New York City 2,194 (5%)  2,490 (6%)  2,524 (5%)  2,755 (6%)
Bank of America Chicago 3,465 (10%)  2,936 (8%) 2,507 (7%)  2,586 (7%)
Marine Corps 1,994 (8%)  2,092 (9%)
… Most Finishers in certain Age Groups
Event 2013 Subtotals
Female Juniors ASICS LA

1,504

Male Juniors ASICS LA

2,065

Females 20-29 Bank of America Chicago

5,384

Males 20-29 Bank of America Chicago

4,053

Females 30-39 Walt Disney World

6,956

Males 30-39 ING New York City

9,256

Females 40-49 ING New York City

6,009

Males 40-49 ING New York City

10,720

Females 50-59 ING New York City

2,444

Males 50-59 ING New York City

5,699

Females 60+ Honolulu

1,059

Males 60+ Honolulu

2,202

Overall 40+ ING New York City

27,016

Overall 50+ ING New York City

10,287

Overall 60+ Honolulu

3,261

… Highest Percent Women*

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Nike Women’s

93%

91%

92%

91%

91%

Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah

52%

51%

54%

Walt Disney World

51%

… Highest Percent Men*

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Bataan Memorial Death March

66%

70%

Wipro San Francisco

67%

67%

67%

United States Air Force

74%

71%

70%

68%

67%

… Highest Percent Masters (40+ yrs)*

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Boston

56%

56%

58%

59%

57%

Big Sur

56%

California International

55%

*Based upon events with >1,000 finishers in each representative category

See the final article –

The previous article in the report –  USA Annual Marathon Report for 2013

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