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general marathon stats

We have aggregated results and statistics for over 3.0 million marathon runners. Some general marathon race statistics are shown below.

First, we can view the distribution of marathon finish times for male and female runners:

FINISH TIME DISTRIBUTIONS
Marathon Finish Time Distribution

The average finish times and half splits for marathon runners are:

AVERAGE FINISHER

38 years old

04:21:49 finish time

+11m48s half split

AVERAGE MALE FINISHER

40 years old

04:10:10 finish time

+11m51s half split

AVERAGE FEMALE FINISHER

36 years old

04:39:09 finish time

+11m43s half split

The percentage of runners finishing under milestone times are as follows:

FINISH TIME PERCENTAGES
  • 4% of male runners and 1% of female runners finish in under 3 hours
  • 18% of male runners and 5% of female runners finish in under 3 and a half hours
  • 43% of male runners and 21% of female runners finish in under 4 hours
  • 64% of male runners and 43% of female runners finish in under 4 and a half hours
  • 81% of male runners and 65% of female runners finish in under 5 hours

And last but not least some demographic information about marathon runners:

AGE GROUP DISTRIBUTION
Marathon Runner Age Distribution
Marathon Runner Age Distribution
GENDER DISTRIBUTION
Marathon Male Female Age Percentage