Road Race Stats - Marathons & Other Running Races

Sunday, April 17, 2005

London Marathon Summary

Paula Radcliffe won her third London Marathon today with a time of 2:17:42. The time was over 5 minutes better than the second place woman Constantina Dita of Romania who finished 2:22:50. Radcliffe worried the crowd a little at the 22nd mile when she had a toilet stop to relieve some stomach cramps. But it only delayed her about 15 seconds, and she was able resume her winning pace. She now has won 5 major international marathons (3 London, New York, and Chicago). (BBC article)

For the men, Martin Lel of Kenya won with a time of 2:07:26. Many of the race favorites didn't do so well: the 2004 Olympic winner, Stefano Baldini, finished 5th with a time of 2:09:25, the world record holder, Paul Tergat, finished 8th with a time of 2:11:38, and last year's winner, Evans Rutto, finished 10th with a time of 2:12:49. (BBC article)

Here are some basic stats that I've gathered from the London results page. I'll be posting more in the next few days.


Number of Women Who Ran:
under 2:30 : 8
under 3:00 : 65


Number of Men Who Ran:
under 2:30 : 61
under 3:00 : 1053

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