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Men's veterans champions

Here are the Boston Marathon men's veterans champions through the years. The veterans division is for runners aged 50-59, and has been officially recognized for men since 1978.

Year Name Age Home Time
1978 Dr. Alex Ratelle 53 Minnesota 2:36:15
1979 Don Dixon 51 New York 2:39:38
1980 Edward P. Stabler 50 New York 2:36:37
1981 Edward P. Stabler 51 New York 2:33:01
1982 Herbert Chisholm 55 Virginia 2:42:17
1983 Norman Green, Jr. 50 Pennsylvania 2:31:34
1984 Hector Vargas 52 New Jersey 2:32:24
1985 William Foulk 51 New Hampshire 2:36:26
1986 Gaylon Jorgensen 56 Utah 2:38:45
1987 Brendan J. Spratt 53 Florida 2:47:25
1988 Brendan J. Spratt 54 Florida 2:46:06
1989 Mel Williams 51 Virginia 2:39:40
1990 Raymond Swan 51 Bermuda 2:40:12
1991 Fay Bradley 53 Washington, D.C. 2:40:24
1992 Vladimir Nadbakh 53 CIS 2:40:15
1993 Oddvar Hausken 51 Norway 2:38:57
1994 Richard Crampon 51 Canada 2:36:45
1995 Richard Crampon 52 Canada 2:35:43
1996 Ryszard Marczak 50 Poland 2:27:17
1997 Richard Weeks 50 Tennessee 2:41:41
1998 Hal Goforth 53 California 2:43:05
1999 Yuri Laptev 50 Kazakhstan 2:42:11
2000 Alan Oman 50 New York 2:43:25
2001 Vladimir Krivoy 50 Ukraine 2:39:30
2002 Vladimir Krivoy 51 Ukraine 2:35:11
2003 Stephen Jayson 50 Texas 2:50:21
2004 Rob Higley 50 Massachusetts 2:51:33
2005 Ian G. Bloomfield 52 United Kingdom 2:45:23
2006 S. Mark Courtney 50 Pennsylvania 2:46:44