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 U.S. marathon. (By the way, I do restrict to U.S. marathons, mainly to simplify the work a bit.)