2002 in marathon running

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This page lists the World Best Year Performances in the year 2002 in the Marathon for both men and women. One of the main title events during this season were the 2002 European Athletics Championships in Munich, Germany. The world record was broken in both the men's and the women's competition.

Men[edit]

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2002 season in track and field
World Record  Khalid Khannouchi (MAR) 2:05:42 October 24, 1999 United States Chicago, United States
Broken records during the 2002 season in track and field
World Record  Khalid Khannouchi (USA) 2:05:38 April 14, 2002 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom


2002 World Year Ranking[edit]

Rank Time Athlete Birthdate Pos Venue Date Note
1 2:05:38  Khalid Khannouchi (USA) 22 12 1971 1 London 14 04 2002 WR
2 2:05:48  Paul Tergat (KEN) 17 06 1969 2 London 14 04 2002
3 2:06:16  Daniel Njenga (KEN) 07 05 1976 2 Chicago 13 10 2002
4 2:06:16  Toshinari Takaoka (JPN) 24 09 1970 3 Chicago 13 10 2002
5 2:06:35  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 18 04 1973 3 London 14 04 2002
6 2:06:46  Abdelkader El Mouaziz (MAR) 01 01 1969 5 Chicago 13 10 2002
7 2:06:47  Raymond Kipkoech (KEN) 1975 1 Berlin 29 09 2002
8 2:06:49  Simon Biwott (KEN) 03 03 1970 2 Berlin 29 09 2002
9 2:06:52  Vincent Kipsos (KEN) 22 06 1976 3 Berlin 29 09 2002
10 2:07:06  Ian Syster (RSA) 20 01 1976 5 London 14 04 2002
11 2:07:26  Benjamin Kimutai (KEN) 05 09 1971 1 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
12 2:07:29  Stefano Baldini (ITA) 25 05 1971 6 London 14 04 2002
13 2:07:50  Boniface Usisivu (KEN) 05 09 1974 4 Berlin 29 09 2002
14 2:07:55  Simon Bor (KEN) 13 02 1969 2 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
15 2:07:59  Steven Matebo (KEN) 30 03 1974 3 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
16 2:08:07  Rodgers Rop (KEN) 16 02 1976 1 New York 03 11 2002
17 2:08:08  Antoni Peña (ESP) 26 08 1970 4 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
18 2:08:10  Sammy Korir (KEN) 12 12 1971 5 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
19 2:08:16  Hailu Negussie (ETH) 16 04 1978 1 Hofu 15 12 2002
20 2:08:17  Christopher Cheboiboch (KEN) 03 03 1977 2 New York 03 11 2002
21 2:08:18  Benoît Zwierzchiewski (FRA) 19 08 1976 1 Paris 07 04 2002
22 2:08:25  Jimmy Muindi (KEN) 14 08 1973 5 Berlin 29 09 2002
23 2:08:35  Ryuji Takei (JPN) 18 05 1971 1 Otsu 03 03 2002
24 2:08:39  Laban Kipkemboi (KEN) 30 12 1977 3 New York 03 11 2002
25 2:08:43  Erick Wainaina (KEN) 19 12 1973 1 Tokyo 10 02 2002
26 2:08:44  Boaz Kimaiyo (KEN) 10 12 1976 6 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
27 2:08:49  David Makori (KEN) 06 11 1973 1 Venezia 27 10 2002
28 2:08:53  Pavel Loskutov (EST) 02 12 1969 2 Paris 07 04 2002
29 2:08:53  Mohamed Ouaadi (FRA) 01 01 1969 4 New York 03 11 2002
30 2:08:59  Alberto Juzdado (ESP) 20 08 1966 2 Tokyo 10 02 2002
31 2:08:59  Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN) 26 09 1978 1 Milan 01 12 2002
32 2:08:59  Michael Rotich (KEN) 26 10 1978 2 Milan 01 12 2002
33 2:08:59  Daniele Caimmi (ITA) 17 12 1972 3 Milan 01 12 2002
34 2:09:07  Migidio Bourifa (ITA) 31 01 1969 3 Paris 07 04 2002
35 2:09:08  Fred Kiprop (KEN) 03 06 1974 3 Otsu 03 03 2002
36 2:09:10  Toshinari Suwa (JPN) 29 01 1977 4 Otsu 03 03 2002
37 2:09:10  António Pinto (POR) 22 03 1966 7 London 14 04 2002
38 2:09:13  Gezahegne Abera (ETH) 23 04 1978 1 Fukuoka 01 12 2002
39 2:09:15  Tsuyoshi Ogata (JPN) 11 05 1973 2 Fukuoka 01 12 2002
40 2:09:17  Mark Steinle (GBR) 22 11 1974 8 London 14 04 2002
41 2:09:18  Takeshi Hamano (JPN) 30 07 1974 5 Otsu 03 03 2002
42 2:09:22  Peter Chebet Kiprono (KEN) 24 06 1974 4 Milan 01 12 2002
43 2:09:34  Timothy Cherigat (KEN) 29 12 1976 1 San Sebastián 24 11 2002
44 2:09:38  Satoshi Osaki (JPN) 04 06 1976 2 Hofu 15 11 2002
45 2:09:39  Robert Cheruiyot (KEN) 20 12 1974 4 Paris 07 04 2002
46 2:09:41  Alan Culpepper (USA) 15 09 1972 6 Chicago 13 10 2002
47 2:09:43  Kenneth Cheruiyot (KEN) 02 08 1974 2 Rotterdam 21 04 2002
48 2:09:45  Mbarak Hussein (KEN) 04 04 1965 4 Boston 15 04 2002
49 2:09:48  Ji Young-Joon (KOR) 15 12 1981 3 Seoul 03 11 2002
50 2:09:50  Tesfaye Jifar (ETH) 23 04 1976 9 London 14 04 2002
51 2:09:51  Tereje Wodajo (ETH) 27 01 1982 4 Seoul 03 11 2002
52 2:09:51  Josephat Kiprono (KEN) 12 12 1973 5 Seoul 03 11 2002
53 2:09:54  Rachid Ziar (ALG) 15 11 1973 5 Paris 07 04 2002
54 2:09:55  José Manuel Martínez (ESP) 22 10 1971 3 Rotterdam 21 04 2002
55 2:09:56  Tesfaye Tola (ETH) 19 10 1974 6 Seoul 03 11 2002
56 2:09:58  David Busienei (KEN) 22 12 1974 2 San Sebastián 24 11 2002
57 2:09:59  Daniel Kirwa (KEN) 21 11 1976 1 Carpi 06 10 2002
58 2:10:02  John Kagwe (KEN) 09 01 1969 7 Chicago 13 10 2002
59 2:10:02  Martin Lel (KEN) 29 10 1978 2 Venezia 27 10 2002
60 2:10:05  Josia Thugwane (RSA) 15 04 1971 7 Seoul 03 11 2002
61 2:10:06  Hendrick Ramaala (RSA) 02 02 1972 6 Paris 07 04 2002
62 2:10:06  Abdellah Béhar (FRA) 05 07 1963 7 Paris 07 04 2002
63 2:10:06  Moges Taye (ETH) 12 11 1973 3 Venezia 27 10 2002
64 2:10:09  Ambesse Tolosa (ETH) 28 08 1977 7 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
65 2:10:09  Kim Yi-Yong (KOR) 20 09 1973 8 Seoul 03 11 2002
66 2:10:10  Matthew Sigei (KEN) 1983 8 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
67 2:10:12  Willy Cheruiyot Kipkirui (KEN) 24 08 1974 1 Eindhoven 13 10 2002
68 2:10:14  Tesfaye Eticha (ETH) 16 09 1974 8 Paris 07 04 2002
69 2:10:17  Toshihiro Iwasa (JPN) 18 05 1976 6 Otsu 03 03 2002
70 2:10:17  Christopher Kandie (KEN) 1969 1 Hamburg 21 04 2002
71 2:10:22  Philip Tarus (KEN) 11 09 1974 4 Venezia 27 10 2002
72 2:10:25  Moses Tanui (KEN) 20 08 1965 1 Vienna 26 05 2002
73 2:10:27  Stephen Ndungu (KEN) 01 06 1967 1 Los Angeles 03 03 2002
74 2:10:27  Alberico Di Cecco (ITA) 19 04 1974 1 Torino 21 04 2002
75 2:10:30  Lee Bong-Ju (KOR) 11 10 1970 5 Boston 15 04 2002
76 2:10:31  Kazuhiro Matsuda (JPN) 24 06 1974 6 Berlin 29 09 2002
77 2:10:39  José Ernani Palalia (MEX) 03 12 1972 7 Berlin 29 09 2002
78 2:10:39  Henry Serem (KEN) 4 San Sebastián 24 11 2002
79 2:10:39  Ruggero Pertile (ITA) 08 08 1974 5 Milan 01 12 2002
80 2:10:40  Larbi Zeroual (FRA) 10 01 1971 9 Paris 07 04 2002
81 2:10:40  Elias Chebet (KEN) 1974 6 Boston 15 04 2002
82 2:10:41  Elijah Mutai (KEN) 24 09 1978 9 Berlin 29 09 2002
83 2:10:42  Mark Saina (KEN) 10 11 1970 3 Hamburg 21 04 2002
84 2:10:48  Joseph Kahugu (KEN) 07 06 1971 4 Rotterdam 21 04 2002
85 2:10:48  Frederick Chumba (KEN) 24 07 1974 2 Carpi 06 10 2002
86 2:10:49  Grzegorz Gajdus (POL) 16 01 1967 2 Eindhoven 13 10 2002
87 2:10:50  Douglas Rono (KEN) 29 12 1974 3 Eindhoven 13 10 2002
88 2:10:51  Ernest Kipyego (KEN) 06 10 1978 1 Köln 06 10 2002
89 2:10:52  Danilo Goffi (ITA) 03 12 1972 2 Torino 21 04 2002
90 2:10:53  Barnabas Kipngetich (KEN) 19 04 1977 3 Vienna 26 05 2002
91 2:10:54  Mark Carroll (IRL) 15 01 1972 6 New York 03 11 2002
92 2:10:55  Mark Yatich (KEN) 04 12 1976 10 Berlin 29 09 2002
93 2:10:57  Elly Rono (KEN) 10 08 1970 1 Duluth 22 06 2002
94 2:10:59  Luc Krotwaar (NED) 25 01 1968 5 Rotterdam 21 04 2002
95 2:11:00  Sergio Chiesa (ITA) 07 09 1972 3 Torino 21 04 2002
96 2:11:03  Masayoshi Koide (JPN) 06 11 1972 7 Otsu 03 03 2002
97 2:11:04  Francis Kipketer (KEN) 17 04 1976 9 Seoul 03 11 2002
98 2:11:07  Aleksandr Kuzin (UKR) 21 10 1974 3 Carpi 06 10 2002
99 2:11:08  Ezael Thlobo (RSA) 04 05 1964 11 Berlin 29 09 2002
100 2:11:08  David Kosgei (KEN) 1976 5 Venice 27 10 2002


Women[edit]

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2002 season in track and field
World Record  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2:18:47 October 7, 2001 United States Chicago, United States
Broken records during the 2001 season in track and field
World Record  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:17:18 October 13, 2002 United States Chicago, United States


2002 World Year Ranking[edit]

Rank Time Athlete Birthdate Venue Rank Date Note
1 2:17:18  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 17 12 1973 1 Chicago 13 10 2002 WR
2 2:19:26  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 21 07 1972 2 Chicago 13 10 2002
3 2:20:23  Wei Yanan (CHN) 06 12 1980 1 Beijing 20 10 2002
4 2:20:43  Margaret Okayo (KEN) 30 05 1976 1 Boston 15 04 2002
5 2:21:21  Sun Yingjie (CHN) 03 10 1977 2 Beijing 20 10 2002
6 2:21:22  Yoko Shibui (JPN) 14 03 1979 3 Chicago 13 10 2002
7 2:21:31  Svetlana Zakharova (RUS) 15 09 1970 4 Chicago 13 10 2002
8 2:21:49  Naoko Takahashi (JPN) 06 05 1972 1 Berlin 29 09 2002
9 2:22:19  Gete Wami (ETH) 11 12 1974 1 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
10 2:22:33  Lyudmila Petrova (RUS) 07 10 1968 3 London 14 04 2002
11 2:22:46  Reiko Tosa (JPN) 11 06 1976 4 London 14 04 2002
12 2:23:05  Marleen Renders (BEL) 24 12 1968 1 Paris 07 04 2002
13 2:23:17  Zhang Shujing (CHN) 13 09 1979 3 Beijing 20 10 2002
14 2:23:19  Susan Chepkemei (KEN) 25 06 1975 5 London 14 04 2002
15 2:23:43  Takami Ominami (JPN) 15 11 1975 1 Rotterdam 21 04 2002
16 2:23:52  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 23 01 1970 2 Amsterdam 20 10 2002
17 2:23:55  Lornah Kiplagat (KEN) 20 03 1974 1 Osaka 27 01 2002
18 2:23:57  Zhu Xiaolin (CHN) 20 04 1984 4 Beijing 20 10 2002
19 2:24:11  Adriana Fernández (MEX) 04 04 1971 2 Berlin 29 09 2002
20 2:24:33  Rie Matsuoka (JPN) 09 03 1977 2 Paris 07 04 2002
21 2:24:34  Harumi Hiroyama (JPN) 02 09 1968 2 Osaka 27 01 2002
22 2:24:39  Hu Yuanyuan (CHN) 5 Beijing 20 10 2002
23 2:24:59  Banuelia Mrashani (TAN) 14 11 1977 1 Tokyo 17 11 2002
24 2:25:11  Masako Chiba (JPN) 18 07 1976 2 Rotterdam 21 04 2002
25 2:25:15  Sun Weiwei (CHN) 06 04 1985 6 Beijing 20 10 2002


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