Best Frequent Marathoners 2010

 

            This is a continuation of my efforts to identify the best “frequent marathoners” in North America.  For each marathon in which a runner runs faster than the median time for women I calculate the difference between her time and this median time.  (I also have a listing for men but I will use the female setting to avoid excessive use of “his or her”.)  A runner’s final measurement is the sum of these differences.  If a woman runs slower than median her value for that race is zero. 

As an example, here are the calculations for Lauren Kearney in 2010.

 

Tucson

3

32

16

12736

4

31

23

16283

3547

Malibu

3

47

54

13674

4

47

38

17258

3584

Chicago

3

47

14

13634

4

55

4.5

17704.5

4070.5

Park City

4

0

57

14457

4

49

38

17377.5

2920.5

FootTraffic

3

52

5

13925

4

23

17

15797

1872

RnR

3

54

27

14067

5

6

10

18370

4303

PalosVerdes

3

40

38

13238

4

50

22

17422

4184

CityofLosAngeles

3

43

6

13386

5

37

23

20243

6857

SurfCity

3

44

11

13451

4

38

25

16705

3254

RnRAZ

3

40

14

13214

4

34

9

16449

3235

The first column shows the marathons she ran in 2010.  The next three columns give her times in hours/minutes/seconds, the fifth column gives her times in seconds.  The next four columns are the women’s median times for the marathons.  The final column gives the numbers of seconds her times were faster than the median times.  The total is 38,338 seconds, or 10 hours, 38 minutes, 58 seconds.

           

 

Here are the top 15 women for 2010.

Runner

Number of Marathons

Total Time Faster than Median

 

Traci Falbo

20

21:37:15.5

Stephanie Arango

23

20:44:58

Leah Thorvilson

7

13:49:39.5

Parvaneh Moayedi

20

13:48:58

Sue Mantyla

23

13:45:04

Beth Woodward

8

12:52:10

Mary Hanna

8

12:10:27

Suzy Seeley

11

11:09:29

Lauren Kearney

11

10:38:58

Bekki Manville

11

10:38:04.5

Debbie Cropper

8

10:30:20

Kay Evans

9

9:08:08

Laura Skladzinski

23

8:56:58

Debbie Gibson

8

8:22:05

Susan Larsen

11

8:10:16

 

            And here are the top 15 men for 2010.  (Actually the alert reader will note there are 16 men; I kept everyone who went over 12 hours.)

Runner

Number of Marathons

Total Time Faster than Median

 

Gary Krugger

59

61:35:03

Sam Felsenfeld

55

48:58:20.5

Chuck Engle

22

31:26:10

Michael Wardian

16

27:57:01

Justin Gillette

16

24:50:44.5

Frank  Livaudais

16

18:27:16.5

Stephen Hibbs

17

18:02:02

Dane Rauschenberg

15

15:35:46.5

Rance Myers

15

15:09:43.5

Tom Tisell

10

14:23:30.5

John Piggott

11

14:03:08

Robert Lopez

27

13:05:19

Christopher Warren

12

13:02:05.5

Mark Ott

14

12:54:59

Karsten Brown

8

12:47:24.5

Barry Brill

7

12:05:04

 

            Here is a link to the 2009 listings.  As mentioned in that article I would appreciate hearing any comments or suggestions.  In particular I am still looking for a fairly easy way to determine candidates for these lists.  That is, I am still looking for a way to easily find those runners who run marathons often and fast.  I am also looking for a complete list of results.  Marathonguide.com is fairly comprehensive but I do not think they list every North American marathon.  (By the way, I do restrict to North American marathons, mainly to simplify the work a bit.)