These Boston Marathon course records are waiting to be broken

Geoffrey Mutai, of Kenya, breaks the finish line to win the fastest marathon ever run in the men's division of the 115th Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 18, 2011. Charles Krupa/AP

Although Monday will mark the 120th Boston Marathon, only three of the 10 course records were set before the 21st century. Five records have been broken in the last five years.

Records are made to be broken, so keep an eye on whether these ones are still standing Monday afternoon:

Men’s Open: Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) — 2:03:02 (2011)
Women’s Open: Rita Jeptoo (Kenya) — 2:18:57 (2014)

Men’s Masters: John Campbell (New Zealand) — 2:11:04 (1990)
Women’s Masters: Firaya Sultanova (Russia) — 2:27:58 (2002)

Men’s Veterans: John Weston (Canada) — 2:24:05 (1983)
Women’s Veterans: Joan Samuelson (USA) — 2:50:29 (2013)

Men’s Seniors: Clive Davies (USA) — 2:43:56 (1981)
Women’s Seniors: Barbara Miller (USA) — 3:11:57 (2000)

Men’s Wheelchair: Joshua Cassidy (Canada) — 1:18:25 (2012)
Women’s Wheelchair: Wakako Tsuchida (Japan) — 1:34:06 (2011)

If any of the men or women in the overall race break the course record, they’re eligible for a $25,000 bonus. Competitors in the master’s and wheelchair divisions will take home an extra $7,500 for breaking the course record.


Photos: The Boston Marathon through the years:

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