Main > Men, Marathon (42.195 km.) > Olympic Records Progression
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated
 
2.58.50 Spiridon Loues GRE Athens Apr 10, 1896
3.28.53 Thomas Hicks USA St.Louis Aug 30, 1904
2.55.18 John Hayes USA London Jul 24, 1908
2.36.54 Kenneth McArthur RSA Stockholm Jul 14, 1912
2.32.35 Hannes Kolehmainen FIN Antwerpen Aug 22, 1920
2.31.36 Juan-Carlos Zapala ARG Los Angles Aug 07, 1932
2.29.19 Kitei Son JPN Berlin Aug 09, 1936
2.23.03 Emil Zátopek TCH Helsinki Jul 27, 1952
2.15.16 Abebe Bikila ETH Rome Sep 10, 1960
2.12.11 Abebe Bikila ETH Tokyo Oct 21, 1964
2.09.55 Waldemar Cierpinski GDR Montreal Jul 31, 1976
2.09.21 Carlos Lopes POR Los Angles Aug 12, 1984
  2.06.32 Samuel Kamau Wanjiru KEN Beijing Aug 24, 2008