USA Marathon Championships

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    USA Marathon Championships
    LocationUnited States
    Event typeroad
    DistanceMarathon
    EstablishedMen's race 1925
    Women's race 1974

    The USA Marathon Championships is the annual national championships for marathon running in the United States. The race serves as a way of designating the American national champion for the marathon. The men's race was first contested in 1925 and a women's race was added to the program in 1974.[1]

    Since 1968, in years which the Summer Olympics are held the event serves as a way of selecting the athletes who will represent the United States at the Olympic Games, with the top three eligible finishers selected to be on the Olympic team and the fourth and fifth eligible finishers being designated as alternates. During these years, the race is more commonly referred to as the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and it is much more competitive.[2]

    Men's results

    Year Location Venue American winner[3][4] Time
    2022 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Futsum Zienasellassie 2:11:01
    2021
    2020 Atlanta, GA US Olympic trials Galen Rupp (2) 2:09:20
    2019
    2018 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Brogan Austin 2:12:38
    2017 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Tim Ritchie 2:11:56
    2016 Los Angeles, California US Olympic trials Galen Rupp 2:11:12
    2015 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Marathon Jared Ward 2:12:56
    2014 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Tyler Pennel 2:13:32
    2013 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Nicholas Arciniaga 2:13:11
    2012 Houston, Texas US Olympic trials Meb Keflezighi (2) 2:09:08
    2011
    2010 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Sergio Reyes 2:14:02
    2009 New York, New York ING New York City Marathon Meb Keflezighi 2:09:15
    2008 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Fernando Cabada 2:16:31
    2007 New York, New York US Olympic trials Ryan Hall 2:09:02
    2006 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Mbarak Hussein (2) 2:13:52
    2005 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Mbarak Hussein 2:18:28
    2004 Birmingham, Alabama US Olympic trials Alan Culpepper 2:11:42
    2003 Birmingham, Alabama Mercedes-Benz Marathon Ryan Shay 2:14:29
    2002 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Dan Browne 2:11:35
    2001 New York, New York New York City Marathon Scott Larson 2:15:26
    2000 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania US Olympic trials Rod DeHaven 2:15:30
    1999 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Marathon Alfredo Vigueras 2:14:20
    1998 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Marathon Keith Brantly (2) 2:12:31
    1997 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Marathon Dave Scudamore 2:13:48
    1996 Charlotte, North Carolina US Olympic trials Bob Kempainen 2:12:45
    1995 Charlotte, North Carolina USA NationsBank Marathon Keith Brantly 2:14:27
    1994 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Marathon Paul Pilkington 2:12:13
    1993 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Ed Eyestone 2:14:34
    1992 Columbus, Ohio US Olympic trials Steve Spence (2) 2:12:43
    1991 Columbus, Ohio Columbus Marathon Bill Reifsnyder (2) 2:12:39
    1990 Columbus, Ohio Columbus Marathon Steve Spence 2:12:17
    1989 Jersey City, New Jersey New Jersey Waterfront Marathon Bill Reifsnyer 2:12:09
    1988 Jersey City, New Jersey US Olympic trials Mark Conover 2:12:26
    1987 Houston, Texas Houston Marathon RIc Sayre 2:13:54
    1986 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Bill Donakowski 2:10:41
    1985 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Marathon Ken Martin (2) 2:12:57
    1984 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Ken Martin 2:11:24
    1983 San Francisco, California San Francisco Marathon Peter Pfitzinger 2:14:45
    1982 Syracuse, New York Joel Menges 2:32:39
    1981 Raleigh, North Carolina Robert Johnson 2:29:14
    1980 Cupertino, California Paul Masson Marathon Frank Richardson 2:13:54
    1979 Houston, Texas Houston Maraton Tom Antczak 2:15:28
    1978 Niagara Falls, New York Skylon International Marathon Carl Harfield 2:17:21
    1977 Culver City, California Western Hemisphere Marathon Edward Schelegle 2:18:11
    1976 Crowley, Louisiana Gary Tuttle (2) 2:15:15
    1975 Culver City, California Western Hemisphere Marathon Gary Tuttle 2:17:21
    1974 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Ronald Wayne 2:18:53
    1973 Burlingame, California Douglas Schmenk 2:15:48
    1972 Liverpool, New York Edmund Norris 2:24:43
    1971 Eugene, Oregon Kenny Moore 2:16:49
    1970 Redfield, Iowa Robert Fitts 2:24:11
    1969 Culver City, California Western Hemisphere Marathon Tom Heinonen 2:24:43
    1968 Alamosa, Colorado US Olympic trials George Young 2:30:48
    1967 Holyoke, Massachusetts Ron Daws 2:40:07
    1966 Yonkers, New York Norm Higgins 2:22:51
    1965 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Garnett Williams 2:33:51
    1964 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Buddy Edelen 2:24:26
    1963 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John J. Kelley (8) 2:25:18
    1962 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John J. Kelley (7) 2:27:40
    1961 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John J. Kelley (6) 2:26:54
    1960 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John J. Kelley (5) 2:20:14
    1959 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John J. Kelley (4) 2:21:55
    1958 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John J. Kelley (3) 2:21:01
    1957 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John J. Kelley (2) 2:24:56
    1956 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John J. Kelley 2:24:53
    1955 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Nicholas Costes 2:31:13
    1954 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Ted Corbitt 2:46:14
    1953 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John Lafferty 2:50:31
    1952 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Victor Dyrgall (2) 2:38:39
    1951 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Jesse Van Zant 2:37:12
    1950 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John A. Kelley (3) 2:45:56
    1949 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Victor Dyrgall 2:38:50
    1948 Queens, New York Idlewild Marathon John A. Kelley (2) 2:48:33
    1947 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Ted Vogel 2:40:11
    1946 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon John A. Kelley 2:50:29
    1945 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Charles Robbins, Jr. (2) 2:37:14
    1944 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Charles Robbins, Jr. 2:40:49
    1943 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Frederick McGlone (2) 2:39:09
    1942 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Frederick McGlone 2:37:54
    1941 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Bernard Smith 2:36:07
    1940 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Lou Gregory 2:35:10
    1939 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Pat Dengis (3) 2:33:46
    1938 Yonkers, New York Yonkers Marathon Pat Dengis (2) 2:39:39
    1937 Washington, D.C. Melvin Porter (3) 2:44:22
    1936 Washington, D.C. William McMahon 2:38:15
    1935 Washington, D.C. Pat Dengis 2:53:46
    1934 Washington, D.C. Melvin Porter (2) 2:48:04
    1933 Washington, D.C. Melvin Porter 2:53:46
    1932 Washington, D.C. Clyde Martak 2:58:18
    1931 Baltimore, Maryland William Agee 2:32:38
    1930 Staten Island, New York Karl Koski 2:25:22
    1929 Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Marathon Clarence DeMar (4) 2:43:47
    1928 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Marathon Clarence DeMar (3) 2:37:08
    1927 Baltimore, Maryland Clarence DeMar (2) 2:40:23
    1926 Baltimore, Maryland Clarence DeMar 2:45:06
    1925 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Marathon Charles Mellor 2:33:01

    Multiple winners

    Multiple winners of the men's USA Marathon Championships
    Runner Total Years
    John J. Kelley 8 1956, 1957, 1958,1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
    Clarence DeMar 4 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929
    Melvin Porter 3 1933, 1934, 1937
    Pat Dengis 3 1935, 1938, 1939
    John A. Kelley 3 1946, 1948, 1950
    Frederick McGlone 2 1942, 1943
    Charles Robbins, Jr. 2 1944, 1945
    Victor Dyrgall 2 1949, 1952
    Gary Tuttle 2 1975, 1976
    Ken Martin 2 1984, 1985
    Bill Reifsnyder 2 1989, 1991
    Steve Spence 2 1990, 1992
    Keith Brantly 2 1995, 1998
    Mbarak Hussein 2 2005, 2006
    Meb Keflezighi 2 2009, 2012
    Galen Rupp 2 2016, 2020

    Women's results

    Year Location Venue American winner[5][4] Time
    2022 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Paige Stoner 2:26:02
    2021
    2020 Atlanta, Georgia US Olympic Trials Aliphine Tuliamuk 2:27:23
    2019
    2018 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Emma Bates 2:28:18
    2017 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Sara Hall 2:28:10
    2016 Los Angeles, California US Olympic trials Amy Cragg 2:28:20
    2015 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Marathon Blake Russell 2:34:57
    2014 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Esther Erb 2:34:01
    2013 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Annie Bersagel 2:30:53
    2012 Houston, Texas US Olympic trials Shalane Flanagan 2:28:38
    2011
    2010 New York City, New York ING New York City Marathon Shalane Flanagan 2:28:40
    2009 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Ilsa Paulson 2:31:49
    2008 Boston, Massachusetts US Olympic trials Deena Kastor (3) 2:28:35
    2007 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Marathon Deena Kastor 2:35:09
    2006 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Marla Runyan 2:32:17
    2005 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Nicole Aish 2:40:21
    2004 St. Louis, Missouri US Olympic trials Colleen De Reuck 2:28:25
    2003 St. Louis Missouri Michelob Ultra USA Championship Sara Wells 2:35:37
    2002 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Jill Gaitenby 2:36:10
    2001 New York City, New York New York City Marathon Deena Drossin 2:26:58
    2000 Columbia, South Carolina US Olympic trials Christine Clark 2:33:31
    1999 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Kim Pawelek 2:37:57
    1998 Houston, Texas Methodist Healthcare Houston Marathon Gwyn Coogan 2:33:37
    1997 Columbia, South Carolina Columbia Marathon Julia Kirtland 2:27:46
    1996 Columbia, South Carolina US Olympic trials Jenny Spangler 2:29:54
    1995 Columbia, South Carolina USA Championships Debbi Kilpatrick-Morris 2:34:42
    1994 Duluth, Minnesota Grandma's Marathon Linda Somers (2) 2:33:42
    1993 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Linda Somers 2:34:11
    1992 Houston, Texas US Olympic trials Janis Klecker (2) 2:30:12
    1991 Long Beach, California Long Beach Marathon Maria Trujillo 2:35:39
    1990 Duluth, Minnesota Grandma's Marathon Jane Welzel 2:33:35
    1989 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Nan Doak-Davis 2:33:11
    1988 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania US Olympic trials Margaret Groos 2:29:50
    1987 Duluth, Minnesota Grandma's Marathon Janis Klecker 2:36:12
    1986 Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Twin Cities Marathon Kim Rosenquist 2:32:31
    1985 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Nancy Ditz 2:31:36
    1984 Sacramento, California California International Marathon Katy Schilly 2:32:40
    1983 Los Angeles, California Avon International Marathon Julie Brown (2) 2:26:26
    1982 San Francisco, California Avon International Marathon Laurie Binder 2:39:46
    1981 Ottawa, Canada Avon International Marathon Nancy Conz 2:36:46
    1980 Cupertino, California Paul Masson Marathon Susan Munday 2:43:17
    1979 Houston, Texas Houston Marathon Susan Petersen 2:46:17
    1978 New York City, New York New York City Marathon Marty Cooksey 2:41:49
    1977 Minneapolis, Minnesota City of Lakes Marathon Leal-Ann Reinhart 2:46:34
    1976 Culver City, California Western Hemisphere Marathon Julie Brown 2:45:33
    1975 New York City, New York New York City Marathon Kim Merritt 2:46:15
    1974 San Mateo, California West Valley Marathon Judy Shapiro-Ikenberry 2:55:18

    Multiple winners

    Multiple winners of the women's USA Marathon Championships
    Runner Total Years
    Deena Kastor 3 2001, 2007, 2008
    Julie Brown 2 1976, 1983
    Janis Klecker 2 1987,1992
    Linda Somers 2 1993, 1994
    Shalane Flanagan 2 2012, 2017

    Records

    See also

    References

    1. ^ National Marathon Champions for the United States. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2014-06-26.
    2. ^ "Olympic Trials". Runner's World.
    3. ^ In 2007, 2010, and 2015, a runner that was not an American citizen won the race so the title of U.S. marathon champion went to the top American finisher.
    4. ^ a b "National Marathon Champions for the United States".
    5. ^ In 2007, 2010, and 2015, a runner that was not an American citizen won the race so the title of U.S. marathon champion went to the top American finisher.
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