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MARATHON BARRIER BREAKERS
MEN
1st under 2:10  2:09:37  Derek Clayton     Fukuoka    3 DEC 67
1st under 2:09  2:08:34  Derek Clayton     Antwerpen 30 MAY 69
1st under 2:08  2:07:12  Carlos Lopes      Rotterdam 20 APR 85
1st under 2:07  2:06:50  Belayneh Dinsamo  Rotterdam 17 APR 88
1st under 2:06  2:05:42  Khalid Khannouchi Chicago   24 OCT 99
1st under 2:05  2:04:55  Paul Tergat       Berlin    28 SEP 03
1st under 2:04  2:03:59  Haile GebrselassieBerlin    28 SEP 08

WOMEN
1st under 2:22  2:21:06  Ingrid KristiansenLondon    21 APR 85
1st under 2:21  2:20:47  Tegla Loroupe     Rotterdam 19 APR 98
1st under 2:20  2:19:46  Naoko Takahashi   Berlin    30 SEP 01
1st under 2:19  2:18:47  Catherine Ndereba Chicago    7 OCT 01
1st under 2:18  2:17:18  Paula Radcliffe   Chicago   13 OCT 02
1st under 2:17  2:15:25  Paula Radcliffe   London    13 APR 03



THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2005 (#FINISHERS)

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 6 NOV  New York    24,794  67.2%   12,062   32.8%   36,856
17 APR  London      24,690  70.0%   10,571   30.1%   35,261
 9 OCT  Chicago     18,673  56.6%   14,322   43.4%   32,995
25 SEP  Berlin      24,511  80.6%    5,871   19.4%   30,382
10 APR  Paris       24,655  85.5%    4,202   14.5%   28,857
11 DEC  Honolulu    12,763  52.7%   11,456   47.3%   24,219
13 MAR  Seoul                                        21,067
24 APR  Hamburg     14,161  80.7%    3,396   19.3%   17,557
18 APR  Boston      10,894  62.1%    6,655   37.9%   17,549
 5 JUN  San Diego    7,467  46.9%    8,467   53.1%   15,934
 4 DEC  Naha                                         14,882
 4 JUN  Stockholm   10,033  79.0%    2,665   21.0%   12,698
11 SEP  Koeln        8,865  81.8%    2,206   18.2%   11,071



THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2006 (#FINISHERS)

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 5 NOV  New York    25,546  67.5%   12,320   32.5%   37,866
22 OCT  Chicago     18,904  56.2%   14,714   43.8%   33,618
23 APR  London      23,060  69.4%   10,162   30.6%   33,222
 9 APR  Paris       25,834  84.3%    4,812   15.7%   30,646
24 SEP  Berlin      24,042  79.8%    6,076   20.2%   30,118
10 DEC  Honolulu    12,911  52.5%   11,664   47.5%   24,575
29 OCT  Washington  12,872  61.7%    8,097   38.3%   20,879
19 MAR  Los Angeles 12,367  40.4%    7,802   59.5%   20,169
17 APR  Boston      12,063  61.3%    7,625   38.7%   19,688
23 APR  Hamburg     13,250  80.9%    3,125   19.1%   16,375
 4 JUN  San Diego    7,357  46.6%    8,414   53.4%   15,771
 3 DEC  Naha City   12,353  81.8%    2,755   18.2%   15,108
 3 JUN  Stockholm   10,120  78.2%    2,823   21.8%   12,943
29 OCT  Chunchon                                     12,745
29 OCT  Detroit      5,519  51.5%    5,192   48.5%   10,711
 8 OCT  Koeln        8,380  80.3%    2,054   19.7%   10,434
15 JAN  Tempe                                        10,400
 8 JAN  Disney World 5,106  50.4%    5,019   49.6%   10,125



THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2007 (#FINISHERS)

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 2 NOV  New York    25,216  66.1%   12,880   33.9%   38,096
28 SEP  Berlin      28,357  80.6%    7,429   19.4%   35,786
13 APR  London      23,581  68.5%   10,836   31.5%   34,417
12 OCT  Chicago     17,675  54.8%   13,668   45.2%   31,343
 6 APR  Paris       24,174  83.4%    4,672   16.6%   28,846
17 FEB  Tokyo                                        26,672
21 APR  Boston      13,028  59.3%    8,935   40.7%   21,963
14 DEC  Honolulu    10,505  52.4%    9,553   47.6%   20,058
 7 DEC  Naha                                         18,654
26 OCT  Washington  11,083  60.8%    7,136   39.2%   18,219
 2 MAR  Los Angeles 10,615  61.3%    6,696   38.7%   17,311
 1 JUN  San Diego    7,948  48.5%    8,425   51.5%   16,373
27 APR  Hamburg     12,607  79.9%    3,175   20.1%   15,782
16 MAR  Itabashi                                     13,867
31 MAY  Stockholm   10,513  77.6%    3,029   22.4%   13,542
 7 DEC  Singapore   11,030  84.7%    1,998   15.3%   13,028
13 JAN  Orlando      6,751  52.1%    6,200   47.9%   12,951
13 JAN  Ibusuki                                      11,215
16 MAR  Roma         8,779  84.0%    1,674   16.0%   10,453
26 OCT  Chunchon                                     10,073



THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2008 (#FINISHERS)

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 2 NOV  New York    25,216  66.1%   12,880   33.9%   38,096
28 SEP  Berlin      28,357  80.6%    7,429   19.4%   35,786
13 APR  London      23,581  68.5%   10,836   31.5%   34,417
12 OCT  Chicago     17,675  54.8%   13,668   45.2%   31,343
 6 APR  Paris       24,174  83.4%    4,672   16.6%   28,846
17 FEB  Tokyo                                        26,672
21 APR  Boston      13,028  59.3%    8,935   40.7%   21,963
14 DEC  Honolulu    10,505  52.4%    9,553   47.6%   20,058
 7 DEC  Naha                                         18,654
26 OCT  Washington  11,083  60.8%    7,136   39.2%   18,219
 2 MAR  Los Angeles 10,615  61.3%    6,696   38.7%   17,311
 1 JUN  San Diego    7,948  48.5%    8,425   51.5%   16,373
27 APR  Hamburg     12,607  79.9%    3,175   20.1%   15,782
16 MAR  Itabashi                                     13,867
31 MAY  Stockholm   10,513  77.6%    3,029   22.4%   13,542
 7 DEC  Singapore   11,030  84.7%    1,998   15.3%   13,028
13 JAN  Orlando      6,751  52.1%    6,200   47.9%   12,951
13 JAN  Ibusuki                                      11,215
16 MAR  Roma         8,779  84.0%    1,674   16.0%   10,453
26 OCT  Chunchon                                     10,073



THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2009 (#FINISHERS)

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 1 NOV  New York    28,178   65.2%  15,072   32.5%   43,250
26 APR  London      24,228   68.7%  11,038   31.3%   35,266
20 SEP  Berlin      27,934   79.8%   7,060   20.2%   34,994
11 OCT  Chicago     18,983   56.7%  14,492   43.3%   33,475
 5 APR  Paris       25,281   83.3%   5,053   16.7%   30,334
22 MAR  Tokyo                                        29,108
20 APR  Boston      13,547   59.3%   9,302   40.7%   22,849
25 OCT  Washington  12,606   60.4%   8,276   39.6%   20,882
 6 DEC  Naha                                         20,860
13 DEC  Honolulu    10,392   51.1%   9,929   48.9%   20,321
11 JAN  Orlando      7,793   52.2%   7,134   47.8%   14,927
06 DEC  Singapore   12,095   84.8%   2,174   15.2%   14,269
25 MAY  Los Angeles  8,990   63.6%   5,138   36.4%   14,128
26 APR  Hamburg     11,129   79.8%   2,810   20.2%   13,939
31 MAY  Stockholm   10,679   77.8%   3,042   25.2%   13,718
31 MAY  San Diego    6,848   51.3%   6,480   48.7%   13,328
15 MAR  Itabashi                                     12,661
 8 NOV  Oiso                                         11,539
22 MAR  Roma                                         11,099



THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2010 (#FINISHERS)

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
10 JAN  Orlando      8,731   51.7%   8,152   48.3%   16,883
28 FEB  Tokyo                                        30,170
21 MAR  Los Angeles 13,223   59.0%   9,138   41.0%   22,403
21 MAR  Roma         9,149   83.0%   1,874   17.0%   11,023
11 APR  Paris       25,144   81.6%   5,671   18.4%   30,815
19 APR  Boston      13,072   77.4%   9,468   22.6%   22,540
25 APR  London      24,423   61.3%  12,127   38.7%   36,550
25 APR  Hamburg     11,230   79.3%   2,940   20.7%   14,170
04 JUN  Stockholm   11,436   77.8%   3,279   22.2    14,715
06 JUN  San Diego    5,120   48.2%   5,505   51.8%   10,625
26 SEP  Berlin      26,597   78.2%   7,430   21.8%   34,027
10 OCT  Chicago     19,973   55.2%  16,186   44.8%   36,159
31 OCT  Washington  13,207   60.4%   8,667   39.6%   21,874
07 NOV  New York                                     44,785
05 DEC  Singapore                                    15,737
12 DEC  Honolulu    10,459   51.9%   9,710   48.1%   20,169



THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2011 (#FINISHERS)

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
09 JAN  Orlando                                      13,512
27 FEB  Tokyo                                        33,328
06 MAR  Barcelona                                    12,564
20 MAR  Rome                                         12,611
20 MAR  Los Angeles                                  19,614
10 APR  Paris                                        31,133
17 APR  London                                       34,656
18 APR  Boston                                       23,833
22 MAY  Hamburg                                      11,185
28 MAY  Stockholm                                    15,171
25 SEP  Berlin                                       32,997
09 OCT  Chicago                                      35,670
30 OCT  Marine Corps                                 20,895
30 OCT  Osaka                                        26,175
30 OCT  Frankfurt                                    12,438
31 OCT  Dublin                                       11,245
03 NOV  Shonan                                       15,278
06 NOV  New York                                     46,759
20 NOV  Kobe                                         20,103
04 DEC  Singapore                                    15,343
11 DEC  Honolulu                                     19,078


THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2012 (#FINISHERS)

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
08 JAN  Ibusuki                                      15785
08 JAN  Orlando                                      13467
26 FEB  Tokyo                                        34678
11 MAR  Kyoto                                        13264
18 MAR  Itabashi                                     12888
18 MAR  Seoul                                        14528
18 MAR  Rome                                         12677
18 MAR  Los Angeles                                  18840
25 MAR  Barcelona                                    19198
15 APR  Paris                                        32980
16 APR  Boston                                       21526
22 APR  London                                       36672
29 APR  Hamburg                                      10311
02 JUN  Stockholm                                    14687
30 SEP  Berlin                                       34377
07 OCT  Chicago                                      37437
21 OCT  Kisarazu                                     10296
21 OCT  Amsterdam                                    10139
28 OCT  Marine Corps                                 23515
28 OCT  Frankfurt                                    11963
29 OCT  Dublin                                       12165
03 NOV  Shonan                                       15139
04 NOV  Joong Ang Seoul                              15346
18 NOV  Kobe                                         16818
18 NOV  Philadelphia                                 11553
25 NOV  Osaka                                        27157
25 NOV  Tsukuba                                      11048
02 DEC  Naha                                         17657
02 DEC  Singapore                                       ??
09 DEC  Honolulu                                     23786


THE LARGEST MARATHONS IN 2013 (#FINISHERS)

DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL  
13 JAN  Orlando                                      20679   
13 JAN  Ibusuki     10580    74.4   3624    25.5     14204   
27 JAN  Hitachinaka 9227     88.5   1195    11.5     10422   
24 FEB  Tokyo                                        35308   
10 MAR  Kyoto                                        14111   
17 MAR  Rome                                         10665   
17 MAR  Los Angeles                                  19534   
17 MAR  Barcelona                                    14783   
24 MAR  Itabashi    11712    87.8   1616    12.1     13328   
07 APR  Paris                                        38690   
15 APR  Boston                                       17537*
21 APR  Kasumigaura                                  11818   
21 APR  London                                       34170   
21 APR  Hamburg                                      11441   
28 APR  Madrid                                       10469   
01 JUN  Stockholm                                    15679   
29 SEP  Berlin                                       36544   
13 OCT  Chicago                                      39122   
20 OCT  Amsterdam                                    11278   
27 OCT  Chunchon                                     12294   
27 OCT  Osaka       20907    75.5   6767    24.4     27674   
27 OCT  Marine Corps                                 23380   
27 OCT  Frankfurt                                    11009   
28 OCT  Dublin                                       12317   
03 NOV  New York                                     50062   
03 NOV  Shonan                                       15526   
17 NOV  Kobe                                         17816   
18 NOV  Philadelphia                                 10881   
24 OCT  Fujisan                                      10975   
25 NOV  Tsukuba                                      10745   
01 DEC  Naha                                         19118   
08 DEC  Honolulu                                     22054   

*Finishing line closed after 4.45 elapsed due to bombing

MARATHONS IN HISTORY WITH >30,000 FINISHERS

  DATE       VENUE       # MEN   # WOMEN     TOTAL
 3 NOV 2013  New York                        50,062
 6 NOV 2011  New York                        46,759
 7 NOV 2010  New York                        44,785
 1 NOV 2009  New York    28,178   15,072     43,250
13 OCT 2013  Chicago                         39,122
 7 APR 2013  Paris                           38,690
 4 NOV 2007  New York    26,042   12,515     38,557
 2 NOV 2008  New York    25,216   12,880     38,096
 5 NOV 2006  New York    25,546   12,320     37,866
 7 NOV 2012  Chicago                         37,437
 6 NOV 2005  New York    24,794   12,062     36,856
22 APR 2012  London                          36,672
 7 NOV 2004  New York    24,574   11,988     36,562
29 SEP 2013  Berlin                          34,269
10 OCT 2010  Chicago     19,973   16,186     36,159
25 APR 2010  London      24,423   12,127     36,550
15 APR 1996  Boston      27,371    8,497     35,868
28 SEP 2008  Berlin      28,357    7,429     35,786
22 APR 2007  London      24,825   10,875     35,700
 9 OCT 2011  Chicago                         35,670
24 FEB 2013  Tokyo                           35,308
17 APR 2005  London      24,641   10,464     35,105
20 SEP 2009  Berlin      27,934    7,060     34,994
 2 NOV 2003  New York    23,014   11,715     34,729
26 FEB 2012  Tokyo                           34,678
17 APR 2011  London                          34,656
13 APR 2008  London      23,581   10,836     34,417
30 SEP 2012  Berlin                          34,377
21 APR 2013  London                          34,170
26 SEP 2010  Berlin                          33,625
22 OCT 2006  Chicago     18,904   14,714     33,618
11 OCT 2009  Chicago     18,983   14,492     33,475
27 FEB 2011  Tokyo                           33.328
23 APR 2006  London      23,060   10,162     33,222
10 OCT 2004  Chicago     19,105   13,977     33,082
14 APR 2002  London      25,049    7,988     33,036
25 SEP 2011  Berlin                          32,997
15 APR 2012  Paris                           32,980
 9 OCT 2005  Chicago     18,602   14,266     32,868
30 SEP 2007  Berlin      26,032    6,498     32,530
12 OCT 2003  Chicago     18,690   13,671     32,361
 3 NOV 2002  New York    21,625   10,209     31,834
18 APR 2004  London      23,355    8,441     31,796
 7 NOV 1999  New York    22,626    9,160     31,786
16 APR 2000  London                          31,658
 1 NOV 1998  New York    22,587    8,952     31,539
12 OCT 2008  Chicago     17,675   13,668     31,343
10 APR 2011  Paris                           31,133
13 OCT 2002  Chicago     18,133   12,982     31,115
11 APR 2010  Paris       25,144    5,671     30,815
18 APR 1999  London                          30,809
28 SEP 2003  Berlin      25,105    5,604     30,709
 9 APR 2006  Paris       25,834    4,812     30,646
25 SEP 2005  Berlin      24,511    5,871     30,382
 5 APR 2009  Paris       25,281    5,053     30,334
21 APR 2001  London                          30,314
28 FEB 2010  Tokyo                           30,170
24 SEP 2006  Berlin      24,042    6,076     30,118

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