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Monday, October 23, 2006

Fastest State In Chicago Marathon - New Jersey

I'm glad Robert Cheruiyot fell forward yesterday as he went past the finish line of yesterday's Chicago Marathon. His momentum carried him forward enough so he won the marathon in one of the most bizarre marathon endings that I've seen. If he had fallen a second earlier, he may not have even finished. Running 26.2 miles and collapsing feet from the finish line has to be an incredibly unlucky event. But Cheruiyot had enough luck to cross it and win. Read more about the Chicago Marathon at Runner's World.

I've compiled the stats from yesterday's Chicago Marathon. There were a total of 33618 male finishers and 14714 female finishers. Since there were so many runners, I limited these stats to the top 1,000 male finishers based on the data from MarathonGuide.com. I used this database rather than the one at the official Chicago Marathon website since the format was easier for my program.

The Chicago marathon statistics are below. There were 117 male runners with times under 2:30. I counted 814 of the top male finishers to be from the USA. Canada had 40 and France had 31. As you would expect, the country with the fastest runners was Kenya which had 10 runners with an average time of 2:11:20.

For the fastest state, I compared only those states with at least 10 male runners in the top 1000. New Jersey had 11 runners with the fastest mean time of 2:40:11. The fastest New Jersey runner was a 32-year-old who finished in 2:21:56.

Total Runners by Times
under 2:302:30 to 2:452:45 to 3:00over 3:00
117 (12%)221 (22%)535 (54%)126 (13%)


Male Runners by Times - Move mouse over cells to see median times. Top 3 times also shown in left columns.
Agesunder 2:302:30 to 2:452:45 to 3:00over 3:00
13-190 (0%)0 (0%)1 (100%)0 (0%)
20-2980 (22%)103 (29%)147 (41%)29 (8%)
30-3937 (9%)95 (23%)224 (54%)59 (14%)
40-490 (0%)22 (11%)149 (73%)33 (16%)
50-590 (0%)1 (6%)13 (76%)3 (18%)
60-690 (0%)0 (0%)1 (33%)2 (67%)
Total117 (12%)221 (22%)535 (54%)126 (13%)


Average/Best Times By Male Age Groups
AgesNumberPercentMean TimeBest Time
13-1910%2:46:012:46:01
20-2935936%2:42:252:07:35
30-3941542%2:49:032:07:40
40-4920420%2:54:262:30:56
50-59172%2:56:012:39:50
60-6930%3:00:532:59:51
Total999100%2:47:552:07:35
Fastest Ages (by average)
20-2935936%2:42:252:07:35


Average/Best Times By State (cutoff=10)
StateNumberPercentMean TimeBest Time
California475%2:47:172:16:58
Colorado313%2:47:162:19:25
Florida111%2:53:492:34:13
Georgia162%2:51:182:21:05
Illinois20020%2:50:582:20:49
Indiana313%2:50:062:24:00
Iowa212%2:53:052:30:34
Maryland121%2:46:202:23:26
Massachusetts364%2:48:142:22:25
Michigan343%2:43:462:20:37
Minnesota222%2:49:462:19:23
Missouri263%2:48:522:21:48
New Jersey111%2:40:112:21:56
New York313%2:49:132:20:35
North Carolina182%2:42:532:17:32
Ohio283%2:44:312:17:13
Oregon111%2:42:332:18:50
Pennsylvania242%2:44:042:20:48
Tennessee111%2:47:172:21:58
Texas253%2:50:512:31:23
Virginia172%2:50:562:21:00
Washington222%2:42:422:23:22
Wisconsin354%2:47:252:19:18
outside US20320%2:46:102:07:35
Below Cutoff768%2:47:362:20:26
Total999100%2:47:552:07:35
Fastest State (by average)
New Jersey111%2:40:112:21:56


Average/Best Times By Country (cutoff=2)
CountryNumberPercentMean TimeBest Time
AUSTRALIA40%2:43:052:32:50
BELGIUM20%2:49:032:40:39
BERMUDA30%2:50:052:44:28
BRAZIL81%2:49:512:28:24
CANADA404%2:50:042:19:39
CHILE40%2:57:222:49:39
COSTA51%2:57:532:48:57
DENMARK51%2:55:432:48:03
FRANCE313%2:52:462:21:40
FRENCH40%2:57:122:48:52
GERMANY111%2:49:472:33:04
ICELAND20%2:50:422:43:09
ITALY30%2:56:322:52:00
KENYA101%2:11:202:07:35
MEXICO182%2:51:372:18:43
PORTUGAL20%2:39:222:37:23
SWITZERLAND30%2:53:092:42:27
UNITED141%2:50:592:36:34
URUGUAY20%2:36:482:26:29
USA81481%2:47:442:08:56
Below Cutoff141%2:45:352:12:27
Total999100%2:47:552:07:35
Fastest Country (by average)
KENYA101%2:11:202:07:35

3 Comments:

  • Glad that you didn't mothball this website.

    Would it be possible to include the number of Americans that qualify for the Olympic trials? Just a thought...

    By Blogger PLANET3RRY, at 11:59 AM  

  • Yup, it's still alive!

    Good suggestion about Olympic trial qualifiers. I found some info on this here.

    By Blogger Ken, at 3:38 PM  

  • If you get a chance to pick up the December edition of Runner Triathlete News at B&N, I wrote an article on the 1984 Houston Marathon finish that was decided by the same definition - the torso crossing the line - that Cheriuyot won Chicago on.

    It was a story that completely fell into my lap.

    Good to have you back.

    By Blogger WalkSports.com, at 7:10 AM  

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