List of winners of the Amsterdam Marathon

This page lists the winners of the Amsterdam Marathon, which was first held during the 1928 Summer Olympics (men's competition only) and annually from 1975 onwards, with the exception of 1978.

The current course records of 2:05:41 (men) and 2:21:09 (women) were set in the 2012 edition by Wilson Chebet and Meseret Hailu respectively.

Ferenc Szekeres, Cor Vriend, Sammy Korir, Plonie Scheringa, and Marja Wokke won the Amsterdam Marathon each two times, and Gerard Nijboer won the marathon four times.

Men's winnersEdit

 
Haile Gebrselassie during his winning race in 2005
 
Gilbert Yegon at the finish of his winning race in 2009
 
Wilson Chebet during his first winning race in 2011
Date Athlete Country Time Notes
August 5, 1928 Boughera El Ouafi   France 2:32:57 Course record
Marathon not held until 1975
May 3, 1975 Jørgen Jensen   Denmark 2:16:51 Course record
May 8, 1976 Karel Lismont   Belgium 2:18:48
May 21, 1977 Bill Rodgers   United States 2:12:47 Course record
Marathon not held in 1978
May 19, 1979 Ferenc Szekeres   Hungary 2:14:46
April 26, 1980 Gerard Nijboer   Netherlands 2:09:01 Course record, WR
May 9, 1981 Ferenc Szekeres   Hungary 2:18:11 2nd victory
May 8, 1982 Cor Vriend   Netherlands 2:12:15
May 7, 1983 Cor Vriend   Netherlands 2:13:41 2nd victory
May 12, 1984 Gerard Nijboer   Netherlands 2:14:28 2nd victory
May 12, 1985 Jose Reveyn   Belgium 2:19:24
May 11, 1986 William Vanhuylenbroek   Belgium 2:14:46
May 10, 1987 John Burra   Tanzania 2:12:40
May 7, 1988 Gerard Nijboer   Netherlands 2:12:38 3rd victory
May 7, 1989 Gerard Nijboer   Netherlands 2:13:52 4th victory
May 13, 1990 Zerehune Gizaw   Ethiopia 2:11:52
September 15, 1991 Tesfaye Tafa   Ethiopia 2:13:26
September 27, 1992 Inocencio Miranda   Mexico 2:14:58
September 26, 1993 Kenichi Suzuki   Japan 2:11:56
September 25, 1994 Tesfaye Eticha   Ethiopia 2:15:56
September 24, 1995 Hisayuki Okawa   Japan 2:14:00
November 3, 1996 Joseph Chebet   Kenya 2:10:57
November 2, 1997 Sammy Korir   Kenya 2:08:24 Course record
November 1, 1998 Sammy Korir   Kenya 2:08:13 Course record, 2nd victory
October 17, 1999 Fred Kiprop   Kenya 2:06:47 Course record
October 15, 2000 Javier Cortés   Spain 2:08:57
October 21, 2001 Driss El Himer   France 2:07:02
October 20, 2002 Benjamin Kimutai   Kenya 2:07:26
October 19, 2003 William Kipsang   Kenya 2:06:39 Course record
October 17, 2004 Robert Cheboror   Kenya 2:06:22 Course record
October 16, 2005 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 2:06:20 Course record
October 15, 2006 Solomon Busendich   Kenya 2:08:52
October 21, 2007 Emmanuel Mutai   Kenya 2:06:29
October 19, 2008 Paul Kirui   Kenya 2:07:52
October 18, 2009 Gilbert Yegon   Kenya 2:06:18 Course record
October 17, 2010 Getu Feleke   Ethiopia 2:05:44 Course record
October 16, 2011 Wilson Chebet   Kenya 2:05:53
October 21, 2012 Wilson Chebet   Kenya 2:05:41 Course record, 2nd victory
October 20, 2013 Wilson Chebet   Kenya 2:05:36 Course record, 3rd victory
October 19, 2014 Bernard Kipyego   Kenya 2:06:22
October 18, 2015 Bernard Kipyego   Kenya 2:06:19 2nd victory
October 16, 2016 Daniel Wanjiru   Kenya 2:05:21 Course record
October 15, 2017 Lawrence Cherono   Kenya 2:05:09 Course record
October 21, 2018 Lawrence Cherono   Kenya 2:04:06 Course record, 2nd victory
October 20, 2019 Vincent Kipchumba   Kenya 2:05:09

Women's winnersEdit

 
Lydia Cheromei during her winning race in 2008
 
Eyerusalem Kuma at the finish of her winning race in 2009
 
Meseret Hailu at the finish of her winning race in 2012
Date Athlete Country Time Comments
May 3, 1975 Plonie Scheringa   Netherlands 3:13:38 Course record
May 8, 1976 Corrie Konings   Netherlands 3:24:31
May 21, 1977 Plonie Scheringa   Netherlands 3:28:24 2nd victory
Marathon not held in 1978
May 19, 1979 Marianne Nieuwenhuis   Netherlands 3:22:45
April 26, 1980 Marja Wokke   Netherlands 2:40:15 Course record
May 9, 1981 Marja Wokke   Netherlands 2:43:38 2nd victory
May 8, 1982 Annie van Stiphout   Netherlands 2:37:28 Course record
May 7, 1983 Antonia Ladanyi   Hungary 2:43:47
May 12, 1984 Eefje van Wissen   Netherlands 2:43:51
May 12, 1985 Carolien Lucas   Netherlands 2:47:11
May 11, 1986 Teresa Kidd   Ireland 2:46:18
May 10, 1987 Adriana Barbu   Romania 2:36:21 Course record
May 7, 1988 Elena Murgoci   Romania 2:41:56
May 7, 1989 Gabriela Gorzyńska   Poland 2:47:16
May 13, 1990 Renata Kokowska   Poland 2:35:31 Course record
September 15, 1991 Mieke Pullen   Netherlands 2:41:14
September 27, 1992 Paulina Grigorenko   Russia 2:50:41
September 26, 1993 Yoshiko Yamamoto   Japan 2:29:12 Course record
September 25, 1994 Barbara Kamp   Netherlands 2:51:57
September 24, 1995 Agnes Hijman   Netherlands 2:48:57
November 3, 1996 Nadezhda Ilyina   Russia 2:34:35
November 2, 1997 Elfenesh Alemu   Ethiopia 2:37:37
November 1, 1998 Catherina McKiernan   Ireland 2:22:23 Course record
October 17, 1999 Lornah Kiplagat   Kenya 2:25:29
October 15, 2000 Abeba Tolla   Ethiopia 2:29:54
October 21, 2001 Shitaye Gemechu   Ethiopia 2:28:40
October 20, 2002 Getenesh Wami   Ethiopia 2:22:19 Course record
October 19, 2003 Helena Sampaio   Portugal 2:28:06
October 17, 2004 Helena Javornik   Slovenia 2:27:32
October 16, 2005 Kutre Dulecha   Ethiopia 2:30:05
October 15, 2006 Rose Cheruiyot   Kenya 2:28:26
October 21, 2007 Magdaline Chemjor   Kenya 2:28:16
October 19, 2008 Lydia Cheromei   Kenya 2:25:57
October 18, 2009 Eyerusalem Kuma   Ethiopia 2:27:43
October 17, 2010 Alice Timbilil   Kenya 2:25:03
October 16, 2011 Tiki Gelana   Ethiopia 2:22:08 Course record
October 21, 2012 Meseret Hailu   Ethiopia 2:21:09 Course record
October 20, 2013 Valentine Kipketer   Kenya 2:23:02
October 19, 2014 Betelhem Moges   Ethiopia 2:28:35
October 18, 2015 Joyce Chepkirui   Kenya 2:24:11
October 16, 2016 Meselech Melkamu   Ethiopia 2:23:21
October 15, 2017 Tadelech Bekele   Ethiopia 2:21:54
October 21, 2018 Tadelech Bekele   Ethiopia 2:23:14 2nd victory
October 20, 2019 Degitu Azimeraw   Ethiopia 2:19:26 Course record

Victories by nationalityEdit

Country Men's winners Women's winners Total
  Kenya 19 7 26
  Netherlands 6 12 18
  Ethiopia 5 12 17
  Belgium 3 0 3
  Hungary 2 1 3
  Japan 2 1 3
  Ireland 0 2 2
  France 2 0 2
  Poland 0 2 2
  Romania 0 2 2
  Russia 0 2 2
  Denmark 1 0 1
  Mexico 1 0 1
  Portugal 0 1 1
  Slovenia 0 1 1
  Spain 1 0 1
  Tanzania 1 0 1
  United States 1 0 1

ReferencesEdit