125th Boston Marathon Post-Race Stats and Storylines

BOSTON—  With the 125th Boston Marathon nearly complete, please find below a number of race statistics and notes, including information on tomorrow morning’s wrap up press conference. We congratulate our champions and all participants on earning their coveted 125th Boston Marathon unicorn medals.

Thank you for your continued coverage of the 125th Boston Marathon, and we look forward to the 126th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2022.

125 Boston Marathon Starters, Finishers, and Stats

  • 15,736 athletes crossed the start line in Hopkinton
  • 15,385 athletes crossed the finish line on Boylston Street (as of 5:00 p.m. ET)
  • Detailed results, including searchable race statistics, can be found here.
  • A race recap highlighting our 125th Boston Marathon professional races can be found here.
  • In addition, 20,280 athletes finished the Virtual 125th Boston Marathon from October 8-10.
  • It had been 910 days since the last in-person Boston Marathon
  • This year’s Boston Marathon was the first in race history held outside of April
  • Additional media resources can be found here.

125th Boston Marathon Facts & Notes

Men’s Professional Division

  • Kenya’s Benson Kipruto won his first Boston Marathon title in 2:09:51, improving upon his 10th place finish from 2019.
  • Kipruto is the 23rd men’s champion from Kenya, and the fifth in the last ten years. 
  • In his Boston Marathon debut, Massachusetts native Colin Bennie finished as the first American in 2:11:26. Bennie is a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School in Holden.
  • CJ Albertson, celebrating his 28th birthday, led the first 20 miles and ultimately placed tenth (211:44).

Women’s Professional Division

  • In just her third marathon, Kenya’s Diana Kipyokei claimed the Women’s Professional Division title in 2:24:45. This was Kipyokei’s Boston Marathon debut.
  • Kipyokei ran a significant negative split, hitting halfway in 1:14:11 and splitting the second half in 1:10:34.
  • Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) placed second for the second Boston Marathon in a row.
  • American Nell Rojas finished sixth in 2:27:12 as the top American. This was her Boston Marathon debut.
  • Elaina Tabb, representing the B.A.A., finished 12th overall and second among Americans in her marathon debut (2:30:33).

Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Division

  • Marcel Hug of Switzerland claimed his fifth Boston Marathon in 1:18:11, just missing his course record of 1:18:04 from 2017.
  • Hug’s win comes a day after he placed second at the Chicago Marathon.
  • Switzerland’s Manuela Schär won for the third time since 2017, finishing in 1:35:21 to complete the Swiss Sweep.
  • Schär’s margin of victory over Tatyana McFadden was 14:59, the largest margin of victory since 1988

Para Athletics Divisions

  • Winners of the inaugural Para Athletics Divisions included:
    • Marko Cheseto Lemutkei of Florida in 2:53:09 (T61-T64 lower-limb impairment)
    • Liz Willis of Kansas in 4:04:01 (T61-T64 lower-limb impairment)
    • Chaz Davis of Massachusetts in 2:46:52 (T11/T12 vision impairment)
    • Misato Michishita of Japan in 3:08:14 (T11/T12 vision impairment)
    • Christopher Lancaster of Georgia in 3:38:15 (T13 vision impairment)
    • Tayana Passos of Brazil in 3:25:45 (T13 vision impairment)

125th Boston Marathon Medical Stats (as of 4:30 p.m. ET)*

  • 1,281 medical interactions across all medical locations.
  • 544 participants were treated at finish area medical tents.
  • 30 participants were transported to area hospitals.

* Updated statistics will be available at tomorrow morning’s press conference.

Notable Finishers

  • Actor and Broadway star Brian d’Arcy James finished in 3:30:22
  • Auto racing star Danica Patrick finished her first Boston Marathon finished in 4:01:21
  • New England Patriots Super Bowl champion James Develin finished in 4:27:17
  • 1968 Boston Marathon champion Amby Burfoot finished in 4:33:54
  • United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland finished in 4:58:54
  • ESPY Award winning Ironman athlete Chris Nikic finished in 6:01:22
  • Bennett Beach (USA/MD) finished his 54th consecutive Boston Marathon in 5:47:27. He holds the longest active streak of Boston Marathon completions.

B.A.A. Statement Regarding Bus Transportation 

The Boston Athletic Association’s official transportation program managed by Yankee Line made 350 trips from Boston to Hopkinton to drop participants for the 125th Boston Marathon. The buses were enabled with GPS tracking and radio communications which have allowed Yankee Line to confirm that only three buses approached the drop off location from a different Hopkinton exit, but were guided to the correct Pleasant Street drop off location for athletes. This different route did not affect the participant’s rolling start time.

In the months leading up to the race, the B.A.A. encouraged all athletes to participate in the official transportation program. Yankee Line drivers are trained in advance of the Boston Marathon with training runs and route videos to ensure uniformity in routing. The B.A.A. does not monitor or track buses that were chartered by outside organizations that are not part of our official transportation program.

Upcoming Media Availability: Tuesday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Boston Marathon Wrap-up Media Conference

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Grand Ball Room

125th Boston Marathon champions

Benson Kipruto (KEN), Diana Kipyokei (KEN), Marcel Hug (SUI), and Manuela Schär (SUI) will be available to the media for photos and interviews. B.A.A. President & CEO Tom Grilk, Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, and Medical Coordinator Chris Troyanos will also be available.

* Media must be credentialed by the B.A.A. for this event.