Top Ten Best Marathon Runners In the World

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On this list we will provide the rankings on who is currently or was the best Men and Women Marathon Runners from around the world.

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1Wilson Kipsang - Kenya

Was a current World Record Holder with a record time of - 2:03.23 at the Berlin Marathon 2013. One of the fastest Marathon time ever seen. - Marathon12

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2Paula Radcliffe - United Kingdom

I admired Paula for a while but she gave up when she started losing. It should have given her the incentive to keep going and get to the top of her game again but it didn't. She gave up and it's such a shame. Fantastic runner at her peak though. - Britgirl

Is currently the best Female Marathon Runner ever seen with a time of - 2:15.25 at the London Marathon 2003. Holds the Female World Record. - Marathon12

3Dennis Kimetto - Kenya

Current World Record Holder with a Marathon time of - 2:02.57 Berlin Marathon 2014. Fastest Marathon time ever seen or recorded. - Marathon12

4Meb Keflezighi - USA

Is currently one of the best Marathon Runners to support Team USA with a time of - 2:08.37 at the Boston Marathon 2014. Fist American to win the Boston Marathon. - Marathon12

5Steve Jones - United Kingdom

Is ranked one of the best Marathon runners from the United Kingdom with a time of - 2:08.05 at the Chicago Marathon 1984. - Marathon12

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6Robert Cheruiyot - Kenya

Is one of the most famous Marathon and long distance runner to ever support Kenya with a Marathon time and Personal Best of - 2:07.14 at the Boston Marathon 2010. Broke the all time Boston Marathon course record. - Marathon12

7Ronaldo Da Costa - Brazil

Best Marathon Runner from the country of Brazil with a time of - 2:06.05 at the Berlin Marathon - Marathon12

8Joan Benoit - USA

Is one of the most famous American Marathon runners to ever support USA with a marathon time of - 2:22.43 at the Boston Marathon 1983 - Marathon12

9Haile Gebrselassie - Ethiopia

Is the Top Marathon runner form Ethiopia and still hold the nations best Marathon time of 2:03.59 at the Berlin Marathon 2007. Also Held the World Record. - Marathon12

10Khalid Khannouchi - USA

Could be called the best Marathon runner to support team USA with a time of - 2:05.38 at the London Marathon 2002. - Marathon12

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11Catherine Ndereba - Kenya

Is currently the best female Marathon runner from Kenya with a record time of - 2:17.18 at the Chicago Marathon. She also held the World Record. - Marathon12

12Patrick Makau - Kenya

Is one of Kenya's top Marathon Runners and for a period of time held the record with a time of - 2:03.38 at the Berlin Marathon 2011. - Marathon12

13Paul Tergat - Kenya

Is one of Kenya's best Marathon runners with a time of - 2:04.55 at the Berlin Marathon 2003. Also Held the World Record - Marathon12

14Carlos Lopes - Portugal

Is ranked as one of the best Portugal Marathon runners with a time of - 2:07.12 at the Rotterdam Marathon 1985 - Marathon12

15Rosa Mota - Portugal

Was considered one of the Best Female Marathon Runners of all time clocking in at - 2:24.30 at the Boston Marathon in 1988. - Marathon12

16Belayneh Dinsamo - Ethiopia

Is one of Ethiopia's top Marathon runners with a time of - 2:06.50 at the Rotterdam Marathon 1988 - Marathon12

17Abebe Bikila - Kenya

Is considered one of the Best Marathoners to ever support Kenya with and Olympic Record time of - 2:12.11 at the 1968 Olympic Marathon in Tokyo

Kenya? He was Ethiopian and represented Ethiopia. And, the picture isn't his.

18Naoko Takahashi - Japan

Is considered the best female Marathon runner from Japan with a time of - 2:19.46 at the Berlin Marathon 2001. - Marathon12

19Viktor Röthlin - Switzerland

Is most likely one of the best Marathoners to ever run for the country of Switzerland with a time of - 2:07.23 at the 2008 Tokyo Marathon. - Marathon12

20Samuel Wanjiru - Kenya

Is one of the best Marathon runners for Kenya with a Marathon time of - 2:05.10 at the 2009 London Marathon. He currently hold the Course record. - Marathon12

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