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Women's veterans champions

Here are the Boston Marathon women's veterans champions through the years. The veterans division is for runners aged 50-59, and has been officially recognized for women since 1979.

Year Name Age Home Time
1979 Helen S. Dick 54 California 3:29:21
1980 Toshiko d'Elia 50 New Jersey 3:09:07
1981 Sr. Marion Irvine 51 California 3:11:00
1982 Janet Glassman 53 Pennsylvania 3:18:13
1983 Edna Craig 54 Florida 3:07:59
1984 Janet Glassman 55 Pennsylvania 3:14:46
1985 Miyo Ishigami 50 Japan 3:03:47
1986 Wen Shi Yu 51 Japan 3:18:23
1987 Carolyn Cappetta 51 Massachusetts 3:17:24
1988 Carolyn Cappetta 52 Massachusetts 3:21:41
1989 Wen-Shi Yu 54 New York 3:23:19
1990 Wen-Shi Yu 55 New York 3:19:51
1991 Wen-Shi Yu 56 New York 3:15:20
1992 Barbara Miller 52 California 3:18:47
1993 Margret Betz 56 New York 3:28:23
1994 Melody Schultz 52 California 3:20:28
1995 Wendy Burbank 52 Massachusetts 3:29:19
1996 Gerti Wettstein 50 Switzerland 3:05:50
1997 Susan Gustafson 50 Massachusetts 3:19:47
1998 Mary Preisel 51 Tennessee 3:05:16
1999 Judith Hine 50 New Zealand 3:01:35
2000 Anne Roden 53 Great Britain 2:54:21
2001 Joan P. Ellis 52 Ohio 3:06:45
2002 Masako Matsumura 50 Japan 3:02:41
2003 Janice M. Kreuz 55 Ohio 3:21:20
2004 Edie Stevenson 54 Colorado 3:16:47
2005 Louise Voghel 50 Quebec 2:58:56
2006 Marla K. Rhoden 50 Kansas 3:16:15