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Marathon Teams

The marathon has been a part of the modern Olympics since their founding in 1896, although women were only allowed to participate from 1984.

The distance did not become fixed until 1921, when the 42.195km used at the 1908 Olympics was adopted as the official standard. Prior to the this the distance varied from 40km to 42.75km.

The first three finishers per country within each age group count towards the teams. The team ranking is determined by the aggregate of the three times. Where a country does not have three entrants within an age group, they can opt to drop up to two competitors from older age groups down to form complete teams. This cannot be done if a complete team already exists. The decision to do this must be logged by team managers prior to the race (presumably to prevent strategic DNFs by competitors).

Prior to 1991, the teams format varied with options such as points from sum of place, team numbers of 2 or 5 or 10, composite age grades and could differ between grades. It was even permitted to form multiple teams per country in the early years.

Individual marathon results are here.

The event will no longer form a mandatory part of the event programme from 2018 on, being replaced by the half marathon. The WMA Marathon Champs will be held as part of a standalone event with no teams.

  M35 W35
2016 8:17:05 - POL
9:21:49 - AUS
10:33:02 - IRL
10:15:42 - GBR
10:52:20 - AUS
no third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 8:27:18 - FIN
8:27:52 - ITA
10:28:30 - GER
9:01:18 - FIN
9:48:29 - RUS
no third place
2007 7:47:15 - ITA
second and third unknown
9:09:20 - ITA
10:03:24 - RUS
13:46:08 - GER
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 competition not open to M35s team results not known
2001 competition not open to M35s 10:57:42 - AUS
11:13:43 - GER
no third place
1999 competition not open to M35s team results not known
1997 competition not open to M35s team results not known
1995 competition not open to M35s 10:34:38 - USA
11:24:47 - CAN
12:59:04 - HKG
1993 competition not open to M35s 9:14:43 - JPN
no second or third place
1991 competition not open to M35s 9:11:22 - GBR
9:45:10 - FIN
no third place
1989 competition not open to M35s 16:56:51 - USA
no second or third place
1987 competition not open to M35s 14:57:32 - AUS
15:07:59 - NZL
Stephanie Barfoot, Elizabeth Thodey. Tina Campbell. Beverly Blair, Alison Dahl

20:42:51 - USA
1985 competition not open to M35s 56 pts - ITA
no second or third place
1983 competition not open to M35s team results not known
1981 competition not open to M35s team results not known
1979 competition not open to M35s 10 pts - FRG
no second or third place
1977 competition not open to M35s no womens teams
1975 competition not open to M35s no womens teams
  M40 W40
2016 7:57:03 - AUS
10:48:21 - GBR
11:54:37 - USA
10:23:27 - GER
10:37:47 - AUS
14:38:38 - GBR
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 7:59:55 - AUT
8:00:02 - FIN
8:14:28 - RUS
10:15;03 - FIN
10:28:49 - USA
12:17:33 - ITA
2007 team results not known not contested
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 7:54:25 - AUS
9:06:55 - NZL
Daren Keenan, Richard Muir, Michael Kelly

9:07:54 - GBR
10:38:35 - AUS
no second or third place
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 7:12:17 - RSA
7:45:05 - SLO
7:50:19 - GBR
team results not known
1995 7:41:22 - POR
7:53:06 - USA
8:03:52 - RUS
9:37:52 - GER
11:09:13 - USA
12:37:39 - FIN
1993 7:30:24 - JPN
8:19:20 - POR
8:47:33 - RUS
9:36:50 - JPN
no second or third place
1991 7:21:55 - FIN
7:47:00 - FRG
7:5329 - NED
9:36:25 - FIN
9:53:08 - FRG
11:30:28 - NZL
Elizabeth Thodey, Tia Lund, Helen Marshall
1989 13:51:22 - AUS
13:56:06 - CAN
14:05:46 - NZL
Rob McGregor, Bob Carter, Keith Scholes, David McMillian, Douglas Shadbolt
16:31:26 - USA
18:47:47 - AUS
18:48:03 - NZL
Elizabeth Thodey, Dianne Barclay, Barbara Brookng, Jane Jackson, Helen Marshall
1987 12:33:15 - AUS
12:52:52 - NZL
Robert Joy, Rob McGregor, Jim Jollly, Bob Carter, Mike Piper

16:14:13 - GBR
no team (W35-49 were a single team)
1985 32 pts - ITA
94 pts - GBR
109 pts - FRG
no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 53 pts - GBR
58 pts - FRG
134 pts - AUS
14 pts - FRG
21 pts - USA
no third place
1977 83 pts - GBR
83 pts - SWE
92 pts - FIN
no womens teams
1975 56 pts - CAN
69 pts - GBR
81 pts - USA
no womens teams
  M45 W45
2016 8:22:47 - AUS
11:18:18 - GBR
no third place
10:16:24 - ESP
11:41:58 - AUS
no third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 8:12:07 - FIN
8:30:15 - GER
8:44:02 - ITA
10:17:15 - FIN
11:30:22 - GER
no third place
2007 7:49:24 - ESP
8:10:37 - ITA
8:37:14 - AUT
9:52:19 - GER
10:28:54 - ITA
12:00:21 - GBR
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 8:12:00 - AUS
8:43:24 - NZL
Gavin Stevens, Gene Sanderson, Bill Richardson

9:33:37 - SLO
9:59:17 - AUS
no second or third place
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 7:55:50 - RSA
8:29:17 - RUS
9:08:43 - GBR
team results not known
1995 8:08:36 - USA
8:13:13 - GER
8:46:31 - FRA
10:41:47 - NZL
Elizabeth Thodey, Judith Cheesman, Margaret August

11:04:17 - CAN
11:04:22 - USA
1993 8:13:40 - JPN
9:27:18 - NZL
Bob Carter. Malcolm Clark, Richard Sweetman

10:02:49 - AUS
9:29:12 - JPN
11:38:22 - GER
no third place
1991 7:39:08 - FRG
7:53:19 - FIN
8:01:05 - IRL
9:43:25 - FIN
12:14:27 - USA
no third place
1989 13:52:52 - USA
14:11:50 - AUS
15:08:22 - FRG
no team (W40-49 were a single team)
1987 13:02:05 - AUS
13:29:32 - NZL
John Weatherly, John Brownie, Jim Hannan, Derek Phillips, Jim Blair

14:25:00 - FRG
no team (W35-49 were a single team)
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 33 pts - FRG
117 pts - GBR
152 pts - SWE
not contested
1977 51 pts - USA
54 pts - SWE
125 pts - GBR
no womens teams
1975 38 pts - CAN
70 pts - GBR
79 pts - USA
no womens teams
  M50 W50
2016 8:35:58 - AUS
9:44:12 - POL
10:31:59 - ESP
11:51:18 - AUS
no second or third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 8:26:01 - FIN
9:28:53 - ESP
9:38:52 - ITA
9:48:55 - GER
9:50:16 - FIN
13:00:16 - GBR
2007 8:18:19 - ITA
8:40:43 - GBR
9:20:10 - GER
9:49:54 - ITA
11:31:55 - GER
no third place
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 8:27:32 - GBR
8:30:51 - AUS
9:46:35 - RUS
11:20:45 - AUS
no second or third place
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 8:02:45 - GER
8:15:17 - RSA
8:51:37 - BRA
team results not known
1995 8:39:48 - GER
8:51:16 - USA
9:04:33 - ITA
12:11:11 - USA
no second or third place
1993 8:11:01 - JPN
8:30:45 - GER
10:05:51 - AUS
9:48:41 - JPN
11:11:06 - GER
12:08:06 - FIN
1991 8:14:41 - GBR
8:18:10 - FIN
8:21:58 - SWE
10:19:13 - FIN
12:02:15 - GBR
12:30:37 - USA
1989 14:27:41 - USA
15:02:36 - AUS
15:05:12 - GBR
16:34:48 - USA
18:36:28 - AUS
no third place
1987 13:22:45 - AUS
13:53:25 - NZL
Joe Cowie, Norman Martin, Neil Fleming, Gordon Clode, Jim Sonerson

16:02:39 - FRG
17:30:03 - AUS
18:04:50 - NZL
Mary Hawkins, Pamela Shaw, Nan Little, Pauline Hewitt, Joan Perason

18:25:22 - USA
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 53 pts - FRG
64 pts - GBR
142 pts - SWE
11 pts - FRG
no second or third place
1977 29 pts - SWE
137 pts - FGR
245 pts - USA
no womens teams
1975 15 pts - SWE
17 pts - USA
18 pts - GBR
no womens teams
  M55 W55
2016 8:32:31 - ESP
10:16:55 - AUS
12:02:52 - GBR
13:53:54 - AUS
no second or third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 8:55:50 - POL
9:00:43 - FIN
9:21:37 - ITA
10:33:25 - FIN
no second or third place
2007 8:45:19 - ITA
9:12:42 - RUS
9:20:49 - GER
10:45:41 - ITA
10:55:30 - GER
11:36:46 - ESP
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 9:10:26 - AUS
9:10:38 - GER
9:16:10 - GBR
12:25:02 - GER
13:06:00 - AUS
no third place
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 8:08:40 - GER
8:27:29 - RUS
9:08:51 - RSA
team results not known
1995 8:04:16 - GER
9:02:47 - RUS
9:36:05 - USA
11:29:07 - FIN
11:38:15 - USA
15:25:28 - NZL
Judy Kingi, Judy Funnell, Lynn Fraser
1993 8:47:19 - JPN
10:13:26 - GER
11:47:54 - KOR
10:37:44 - JPN
no second or third place
1991 8:44:49 - GBR
8:48:04 - AUS
9:24:29 - FIN
10:57:38 - FRG
11:39:28 - FIN
no third place
1989 14:48:55 - USA
15:22:03 - GBR
17:01:10 - AUS
no team (W50+ were a single team)
1987 14:27:02 - AUS
15:28:51 - SWE
16:09:05 - NZL
Clarrie Reece, Bernard Fitzgerald, Brian Smith, Alex Smith, Ray Urbahn
no team (W50+ were a single team)
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 44 pts - FRG
91 pts - AUS
118 pts - SWE
not contested
1977 34 pts - SWE
54 pts - FGR
130 pts - GBR
no womens teams
1975 14 pts - GBR
22 pts - SWE
34 pts - USA
no womens teams
  M60 W60
2016 9:44:02 - AUS
10:42:21 - GBR
no third place
12:08:19 - GBR
13:01:24 - AUS
no third place
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 9:32:06 - RUS
9:52:35 - FIN
10:52:57 - GBR
11:42:13 - FIN
12:37:05 - GER
no third place
2007 9:27:19 - ITA
10:10:24 - GER
no third place
11:47:41 - GER
12:47:14 - ITA
no third place
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 9:09:33 - AUS
9:24:57 - GER
9:54:37 - GBR
12:24:59 - RSA
no second or third place
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 8:28:32 - RSA
9:12:18 - GER
9:37:03 - GBR
team results not known
1995 9:07:12 - USA
9:09:31 - GER
9:55:41 - JPN
12:28:16 - GER
no second or third place
1993 9:19:57 - JPN
9:46:02 - GER
10:51:47 - USA
12:15:34 - JPN
no second or third place
1991 9:26:33 - FRG
9:27:41 - SWE
9:31:53 - FIN
not contested
1989 15:47:33 - USA
18:26:51 - SWE
19:14:55 - AUS
no team (W50+ were a single team)
1987 15:52:06 - AUS
16:04:08 - NZL
Derek Turnbull, Selwyn Opie, Bert Vanasche, Mel Munro, Hugh Clark
16:09:13 - SWE
no team (W50+ were a single team)
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 27 pts - SWE
28 pts - FRG
48 pts - AUS
not contested
1977 39 pts - SWE
40 pts - FGR
74 pts - USA
no womens teams
1975 5 pts - USA
23 pts - FIN
23 pts - SWE
no womens teams
  M65 W65
2016 10:55:28 - GBR
12:55:46 - AUS
no third place
not contested
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 10:05:41 - FIN
11:04:43 - UJR
11:58:54 - GER
11:57:58 - FIN
no second or third place
2007 10:29:46 - ITA
11:00:24 - GER
no third place
15:08:56- GER
no second or third place
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 10:37:40 - GER
11:32:59 - AUS
13:21:56 - USA
14:08:51 - GER
no second or third place
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 9:34:01 - ITA
9:41:19 - GER
12:28:07 - SUI
team results not known
1995 10:18:04 - USA
11:18:36 - GBR
15:11:49 - AUS
not contested
1993 10:16:20 - JPN
12:21:10 - FIN
14:25:48 - AUS
14:50:49 - JPN
no second or third place
1991 9:52:52 - FRG
10:17:31 - SWE
10:57:37 - FIN
not contested
1989 no team (M60-69 were a single team) no team (W50+ were a single team)
1987 no team (M60-69 were a single team) no team (W50+ were a single team)
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 15 pts - FRG
35 pts - FIN
35 pts - GBP
not contested
1977 25 pts - FGR
27 pts - SWE
48 pts - FIN
no womens teams
1975 not contested no womens teams
  M70 W70
2016 16:13:05 - AUS
no second or third place
not contested
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 10:55:28 - GER
10:57:15 - FIN
no third place
not contested
2007 10:50:22 - ITA
10:59:45 - GER
no third place
not contested
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 11:24:19 - GER
no second or third place
not contested
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 12:27:28 - RSA
no second or third place
team results not known
1995 12:10:30 - USA
14:08:54 - GER
no third place
not contested
1993 10:57:27 - JPN
13:17:14 - USA
no third place
not contested
1991 11:21:16 - SWE
11:23:12 - FRG
11:35:00 - FIN
not contested
1989 21:38:03 - USA
no second or third place
no team (W50+ were a single team)
1987 11:43:39 - AUS
11:58:59 - USA
13:24:26 - NZL
Roy Singer, Clem Green, Frank Cox
no team (W50+ were a single team)
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 9 pts - FRG
no second or third place
not contested
1977 not contested no womens teams
1975 not contested no womens teams
  M75 W75
2016 not contested not contested
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 13:48:13 - FIN
no second or third place
not contested
2007 not contested not contested
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 16:09:34 - FIN
no second or third place
not contested
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 12:59:48 - RSA
no second or third place
team results not known
1995 17:06:23 - USA
no second or third place
not contested
1993 13:57:29 - JPN
no second or third place
not contested
1991 not contested not contested
1989 not contested no team (W50+ were a single team)
1987 not contested no team (W50+ were a single team)
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 not contested not contested
1977 not contested no womens teams
1975 not contested no womens teams
  M80 W80
2016 not contested not contested
2015 team results not known team results not known
2013 team results not known team results not known
2011 team results not known team results not known
2009 not contested not contested
2007 not contested not contested
2005 team results not known team results not known
2003 team results not known team results not known
2001 not contested not contested
1999 team results not known team results not known
1997 not contested team results not known
1995 not contested not contested
1993 16:09:23 - JPN
no second or third place
not contested
1991 not contested not contested
1989 not contested no team (W50+ were a single team)
1987 not contested no team (W50+ were a single team)
1985 no team (M40+ were a single team) no team (W35+ were a single team)
1983 team results not known team results not known
1981 team results not known team results not known
1979 not contested not contested
1977 not contested no womens teams
1975 not contested no womens teams
Results for missing years will be provided if we can locate them.

  

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