Top Ten Best Marathon Runners In the World

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21 Deriba Merga - Ethiopia
22 Naoko Takahashi - Japan Naoko Takahashi - Japan

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

23 Viktor Röthlin - Switzerland Viktor 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

24 Samuel Wanjiru - Kenya Samuel 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

25 Duncan Kibet - Kenya Duncan Kibet - Kenya

He is ranked one of the best Marathon runners to ever support team Kenya with a Marathon time of - 2:04.27 at the 2009 Rotterdam Marathon. - Marathon12

26 Lucy Kabuu - Kenya Lucy Kabuu - Kenya

Is the eighth fastest women marathon runner on the planet with a marathon time of - 2:19.37 at the 2012 Dubai Marathon. - Marathon12

27 Robert De Castella - Australia Robert De Castella - Australia

Is one of the best Marathon runners ever to support the Australian Team with a time of - 2:08.37 at the 1982 Rotterdam Marathon. - Marathon12

One of the top ranked runners from Australia with a Marathon time of - 2:08.18 at the Fukuoka Marathon 1981. - Marathon12

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28 Gerard Nijboer - Netherlands Gerard Nijboer - Netherlands

Is one of the most successful Marathon runners to ever support the county of the Netherlands with a marathon time of - 2:09.01 at the Amsterdam Marathon 1980. - Marathon12

29 Ingrid Kristiansen - Norway Ingrid Kristiansen - Norway

Is most likely ranked one of the greatest Marathon and long distance runners ever run for the county of Norway with a Marathon time of - 2:21.06 at the London Marathon. - Marathon12

30 Deriba Merga - Ethiopia Deriba Merga - Ethiopia

Is one of the top ranked Marathon runners to ever run for the country of Ethiopia with a marathon time of - 2:06.38 at the Beijing Olympics 2008. - Marathon12

31 Sohn Kee Chung - South Korea Sohn Kee Chung - South Korea

Was the best Marathon runner to support South Korea with a time of - 2:29.19 at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Marathon12

32 Waldemar Cierpinski - East Germany Waldemar Cierpinski -  East Germany

Was one of the best Marathon runner to ever support East Germany with a time of - 2:23.6 at the 1980 Olympic Games. - Marathon12

33 Yonas Kifle - Eritrea Yonas Kifle - Eritrea

Is Considered one of the best Marathon runners to ever run for Eritrea and ranked one of the best in the world with a Marathon time of - 2:07.34 at the 2007 Amsterdam Marathon - Marathon12

34 Bill Rodgers - USA Bill Rodgers - USA

Was Considered one of the Best Marathon runners to ever support team USA with a time of - 2:09.27 at the 1979 Boston Marathon. - Marathon12

35 Frank Shorter - USA Frank Shorter - USA

Was one of the best Marathoners to ever take part in the Olympic Games with a time of - 2:10.30 at the 1976 Olympic Games. - Marathon12

36 Ryan Hall - USA Ryan Hall - USA

Fastest American Marathoner with a time of - 2:04.58 at the 2011 Boston Marathon. He currently holds the U.S Record in the Half Marathon. - Marathon12

37 Greg Meyer - USA Greg Meyer - USA

Was one of the Best American Long Distance runners ever with a Marathon time of - 2:09 Flat at the 1983 Boston Marathon. - Marathon12

38 Alberto Salazar - Cuba Alberto Salazar - Cuba

Was one of the top ranked Cuban Marathon runners with a Marathon time of - 2:08.13 at the 1982 NYC Marathon. - Marathon12

39 Tesfaye Tola - Ethiopia Tesfaye Tola - Ethiopia

Is one of the top ranked Marathon runners for Ethiopia with a Marathon time of - 2:06.57 at the 2000 Olympic Games. - Marathon12

40 Jaouad Gharib - Morocco Jaouad Gharib - Morocco

Is one of the Best Marathon Runners to run for the county of Morocco with a time of - 2:05.27 at the 2009 London Marathon. - Marathon12

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