Athletics — Marathon, Men

Times held 30
Total participants 1769
Total countries 164

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1896 Marathon, Men Olympic 17 5
1900 Marathon, Men Olympic 14 4
1904 Marathon, Men Olympic 32 4
1906 Marathon, Men Intercalated 53 16
1908 Marathon, Men Olympic 55 16
1912 Marathon, Men Olympic 68 19
1920 Marathon, Men Olympic 48 17
1924 Marathon, Men Olympic 58 20
1928 Marathon, Men Olympic 69 23
1932 Marathon, Men Olympic 28 14
1936 Marathon, Men Olympic 56 27
1948 Marathon, Men Olympic 41 21
1952 Marathon, Men Olympic 66 32
1956 Marathon, Men Olympic 46 23
1960 Marathon, Men Olympic 69 35
1964 Marathon, Men Olympic 68 35
1968 Marathon, Men Olympic 75 41
1972 Marathon, Men Olympic 74 39
1976 Marathon, Men Olympic 67 36
1980 Marathon, Men Olympic 74 40
1984 Marathon, Men Olympic 107 59
1988 Marathon, Men Olympic 118 66
1992 Marathon, Men Olympic 110 72
1996 Marathon, Men Olympic 124 79
2000 Marathon, Men Olympic 100 66
2004 Marathon, Men Olympic 101 59
2008 Marathon, Men Olympic 95 56
2012 Marathon, Men Olympic 105 67
2016 Marathon, Men Olympic 155 79
2020 Marathon, Men Olympic 106 46

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Spyros LouisGRE Kharilaos VasilakosGRE Gyula KellnerHUN
1900 Michel ThéatoFRA Émile ChampionFRA Ernst FastSWE
1904 Tom HicksUSA Albert CoreyUSA Arthur NewtonUSA
1906 Billy SherringCAN John SvanbergSWE William FrankUSA
1908 Johnny HayesUSA Charles HefferonRSA Joe ForshawUSA
1912 Ken McArthurRSA Chris GitshamRSA Gaston StrobinoUSA
1920 Hannes KolehmainenFIN Jüri LossmanEST Valerio ArriITA
1924 Albin StenroosFIN Romeo BertiniITA Clarence DeMarUSA
1928 Bouguera El OuafiFRA Manuel PlazaCHI Martti MarttelinFIN
1932 Juan Carlos ZabalaARG Sam FerrisGBR Armas ToivonenFIN
1936 Son Gi-JeongJPN Ernie HarperGBR Nam Sung-YongJPN
1948 Delfo CabreraARG Tom RichardsGBR Étienne GaillyBEL
1952 Emil ZátopekTCH Reinaldo GornoARG Gustaf JanssonSWE
1956 Alain MimounFRA Franjo MihalićYUG Veikko KarvonenFIN
1960 Abebe BikilaETH Rhadi Ben AbdesselamMAR Barry MageeNZL
1964 Abebe BikilaETH Basil HeatleyGBR Kokichi TsuburayaJPN
1968 Mamo WoldeETH Kenji KimiharaJPN Mike RyanNZL
1972 Frank ShorterUSA Karel LismontBEL Mamo WoldeETH
1976 Waldemar CierpinskiGDR Frank ShorterUSA Karel LismontBEL
1980 Waldemar CierpinskiGDR Gerard NijboerNED Satymkul DzhumanazarovURS
1984 Carlos LopesPOR John TreacyIRL Charlie SpeddingGBR
1988 Gelindo BordinITA Douglas WakiihuriKEN Ahmed SalahDJI
1992 Hwang Yeong-JoKOR Koichi MorishitaJPN Stephan FreigangGER
1996 Josia ThugwaneRSA Lee Bong-JuKOR Eric WainainaKEN
2000 Gezahgne AberaETH Eric WainainaKEN Tesfaye TolaETH
2004 Stefano BaldiniITA Meb KeflezighiUSA Vanderlei de LimaBRA
2008 Sammy WanjiruKEN Jaouad GharibMAR Tsegaye KebedeETH
2012 Stephen KiprotichUGA Abel KiruiKEN Wilson Kipsang KiprotichKEN
2016 Eliud KipchogeKEN Feyisa LilesaETH Galen RuppUSA
2020 Eliud KipchogeKEN Abdi NageeyeNED Bashir AbdiBEL

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ethiopia ETH 4 1 3 8
United States USA 3 3 6 12
Kenya KEN 3 3 2 8
France FRA 3 1 0 4
South Africa RSA 2 2 0 4
Italy ITA 2 1 1 4
Argentina ARG 2 1 0 3
Finland FIN 2 0 3 5
East Germany GDR 2 0 0 2
Japan JPN 1 2 2 5
Greece GRE 1 1 0 2
Republic of Korea KOR 1 1 0 2
Canada CAN 1 0 0 1
Czechoslovakia TCH 1 0 0 1
Portugal POR 1 0 0 1
Uganda UGA 1 0 0 1
Great Britain GBR 0 4 1 5
Morocco MAR 0 2 0 2
Netherlands NED 0 2 0 2
Belgium BEL 0 1 3 4
Sweden SWE 0 1 2 3
Chile CHI 0 1 0 1
Estonia EST 0 1 0 1
Ireland IRL 0 1 0 1
Yugoslavia YUG 0 1 0 1
New Zealand NZL 0 0 2 2
Brazil BRA 0 0 1 1
Djibouti DJI 0 0 1 1
Germany GER 0 0 1 1
Hungary HUN 0 0 1 1
Soviet Union URS 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Abebe Bikila ETH 2 0 0 2
Waldemar Cierpinski GDR 2 0 0 2
Eliud Kipchoge KEN 2 0 0 2
Frank Shorter USA 1 1 0 2
Mamo Wolde ETH 1 0 1 2