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The largest marathons in 2017

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
05 NOV  TCS New York City Marathon                   50646
08 OCT  Bank of America Chicago Marathon             44341
09 APR  Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris         42480
23 APR  Virgin Money London Marathon                 39569
24 SEP  BMW Berlin Marathon                          39234
26 FEB  Tokyo Marathon                               34442
28 OCT  Osaka Marathon                               30026
17 APR  BAA Boston Marathon                          26400
27 AUG  Telcel Mexico City Marathon                  23887
02 JAN  Xiamen International Marathon                22917
10 DEC  Honolulu Marathon                            20351
29 OCT  Marine Corps Marathon                        20042
12 MAR  Nagoya Women’s Marathon                      19328
19 MAR  Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon    18916
19 NOV  Kobe Marathon                                18247
08 JAN  Walt Disney World Marathon                   17755
19 FEB  Kyoto Marathon                               16768
06 DEC  Shonan International Marathon                16329
11 MAR  Zurich Marato de Barcelona                   16264
19 NOV  Marato Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP         16186

The largest marathons in 2016

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
06 NOV  TCS New York City                            51360   
03 APR  Schneider Electric Paris                     41708
09 OCT  Bank of America Chicago                      40608
24 APR  Virgin Money London                          39072
28 FEB  Tokyo International                          36150
25 SEP  BMW Berlin                                   35999
30 OCT  Osaka                                        29431
18 APR  Boston                                       26606
28 AUG  Ciudad de Mexico                             22748
13 MAR  Yokohama                                     22594
14 FEB  Skechers Performance LA                      20617
11 DEC  Honolulu                                     20222
02 JAN  Xiamen International                         19980
10 JAN  Walt Disney World                            19838
30 OCT  Marine Corps                                 19724
13 MAR  Nagoya Women's                               19112
20 NOV  Kobe                                         18814
13 MAR  Zurich Barcelona                             16920
30 OCT  SSE Airtricity Dublin                        16812
20 NOV  Valencia Trinidad Alfonso                    15832
07 DEC  Shonan International                         15667
10 JAN  Nanohana                                     14927
21 FEB  Kyoto                                        14869
04 DEC  Naha                                         14138
20 MAR  Itabashi City                                13935

The largest marathons in 2015

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
01 NOV  New York                                     49312
12 APR  Paris                                        40173
26 APR  London                                       37562
11 OCT  Chicago                                      37182
27 SEP  Berlin                                       36820
22 FEB  Tokyo                                        35293
25 OCT  Osaka                                        29680
20 APR  Boston                                       26610
25 OCT  Marine Corps                                 23197
15 MAR  Los Angeles                                  21904
15 MAR  Yokohama                                     21561
13 DEC  Honolulu                                     21546
30 AUG  Mexico                                       20516
11 JAN  Disney World                                 19959
06 DEC  Naha                                         18326
11 JAN  Nanohana                                     18150
08 MAR  Nagoya Women                                 17231
15 NOV  Kobe                                         17087
06 DEC  Shonan                                       16173
19 APR  Kasumigaura                                  15601
15 MAR  Barcelona                                    15492
15 FEB  Kyoto                                        15452
30 MAY  Stockholm                                    14833
26 APR  Hamburg                                      14743
22 MAR  Itabashi                                     14119

The largest marathons in 2014

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
02 NOV  New York                                     50504   
12 OCT  Chicago                                      40801   
06 APR  Paris                                        38116   
13 APR  London                                       35803   
23 FEB  Tokyo                                        34121   
21 APR  Boston                                       31760   
28 SEP  Berlin                                       28999   
26 OCT  Osaka                                        28092   
14 DEC  Honolulu                                     21826   
09 MAR  Los Angeles                                  21474   
07 DEC  Naha                                         20029   
26 OCT  Marine Corps                                 19661   
12 JAN  Orlando                                      19191   
23 NOV  Kobe                                         17213   
31 MAY  Stockholm                                    16076   
02 NOV  Shonan                                       15053   
23 MAR  Rome                                         14875   
12 JAN  Ibusuki                                      14657   
16 FEB  Kyoto                                        14395   
16 MAR  Barcelona                                    14227   
24 MAR  Itabashi                                     13328   
31 AUG  Mexico City                                  13046   
19 OCT  Amsterdam                                    12197   
27 OCT  Dublin                                       12087   
(#FINISHERS >12000)

The largest marathons in 2013

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
03 NOV  New York                                     50062   
13 OCT  Chicago                                      39122   
07 APR  Paris                                        38690   
29 SEP  Berlin                                       36544   
24 FEB  Tokyo                                        35308   
21 APR  London                                       34170   
27 OCT  Osaka       20907    75.5   6767    24.4     27674   
27 OCT  Marine Corps                                 23380   
08 DEC  Honolulu                                     22054   
13 JAN  Orlando                                      20679   
17 MAR  Los Angeles                                  19534   
01 DEC  Naha                                         19118   
17 NOV  Kobe                                         17816   
15 APR  Boston                                       17537*
01 JUN  Stockholm                                    15679   
03 NOV  Shonan                                       15526   
17 MAR  Barcelona                                    14783   
13 JAN  Ibusuki     10580    74.4   3624    25.5     14204   
10 MAR  Kyoto                                        14111   
24 MAR  Itabashi    11712    87.8   1616    12.1     13328   
28 OCT  Dublin                                       12317   
27 OCT  Chunchon                                     12294   
21 APR  Kasumigaura                                  11818   
21 APR  Hamburg                                      11441   
20 OCT  Amsterdam                                    11278   

The largest marathons in 2012

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
07 OCT  Chicago                                      37437
22 APR  London                                       36672
26 FEB  Tokyo                                        34678
30 SEP  Berlin                                       34377
15 APR  Paris                                        32980
25 NOV  Osaka                                        27157
09 DEC  Honolulu                                     23786
28 OCT  Marine Corps                                 23515
16 APR  Boston                                       21526
25 MAR  Barcelona                                    19198
18 MAR  Los Angeles                                  18840
02 DEC  Naha                                         17657
18 NOV  Kobe                                         16818
08 JAN  Ibusuki                                      15785
04 NOV  Joong Ang Seoul                              15346
03 NOV  Shonan                                       15139
02 JUN  Stockholm                                    14687
18 MAR  Seoul                                        14528
08 JAN  Orlando                                      13467
11 MAR  Kyoto                                        13264
18 MAR  Itabashi                                     12888
18 MAR  Rome                                         12677
29 OCT  Dublin                                       12165
28 OCT  Frankfurt                                    11963
18 NOV  Philadelphia                                 11553

The largest marathons in 2011

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
06 NOV  New York                                     46,759
09 OCT  Chicago                                      35,670
17 APR  London                                       34,656
27 FEB  Tokyo                                        33,328
25 SEP  Berlin                                       32,997
10 APR  Paris                                        31,133
30 OCT  Osaka                                        26,175
18 APR  Boston                                       23,833
30 OCT  Marine Corps                                 20,895
20 NOV  Kobe                                         20,103
20 MAR  Los Angeles                                  19,614
11 DEC  Honolulu                                     19,078
04 DEC  Singapore                                    15,343
03 NOV  Shonan                                       15,278
28 MAY  Stockholm                                    15,171
09 JAN  Orlando                                      13,512
20 MAR  Rome                                         12,611
06 MAR  Barcelona                                    12,564
30 OCT  Frankfurt                                    12,438
31 OCT  Dublin                                       11,245
22 MAY  Hamburg                                      11,185
(#FINISHERS >11000)

The largest marathons in 2010

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
07 NOV  New York                                     44,785
25 APR  London      24,423   61.3%  12,127   38.7%   36,550
10 OCT  Chicago     19,973   55.2%  16,186   44.8%   36,159
26 SEP  Berlin      26,597   78.2%   7,430   21.8%   34,027
11 APR  Paris       25,144   81.6%   5,671   18.4%   30,815
28 FEB  Tokyo                                        30,170
19 APR  Boston      13,072   77.4%   9,468   22.6%   22,540
21 MAR  Los Angeles 13,223   59.0%   9,138   41.0%   22,403
31 OCT  Washington  13,207   60.4%   8,667   39.6%   21,874
12 DEC  Honolulu    10,459   51.9%   9,710   48.1%   20,169
10 JAN  Orlando      8,731   51.7%   8,152   48.3%   16,883
05 DEC  Singapore                                    15,737
04 JUN  Stockholm   11,436   77.8%   3,279   22.2    14,715
25 APR  Hamburg     11,230   79.3%   2,940   20.7%   14,170
21 MAR  Roma         9,149   83.0%   1,874   17.0%   11,023
06 JUN  San Diego    5,120   48.2%   5,505   51.8%   10,625
(#FINISHERS  >10500)

The largest marathons in 2009

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 1 NOV  New York    28,178   65.2%  15,072   32.5%   43,250
26 APR  London      24,228   68.7%  11,038   31.3%   35,266
20 SEP  Berlin      27,934   79.8%   7,060   20.2%   34,994
11 OCT  Chicago     18,983   56.7%  14,492   43.3%   33,475
 5 APR  Paris       25,281   83.3%   5,053   16.7%   30,334
22 MAR  Tokyo                                        29,108
20 APR  Boston      13,547   59.3%   9,302   40.7%   22,849
25 OCT  Washington  12,606   60.4%   8,276   39.6%   20,882
 6 DEC  Naha                                         20,860
13 DEC  Honolulu    10,392   51.1%   9,929   48.9%   20,321
11 JAN  Orlando      7,793   52.2%   7,134   47.8%   14,927
06 DEC  Singapore   12,095   84.8%   2,174   15.2%   14,269
25 MAY  Los Angeles  8,990   63.6%   5,138   36.4%   14,128
26 APR  Hamburg     11,129   79.8%   2,810   20.2%   13,939
31 MAY  Stockholm   10,679   77.8%   3,042   25.2%   13,718
31 MAY  San Diego    6,848   51.3%   6,480   48.7%   13,328
15 MAR  Itabashi                                     12,661
 8 NOV  Oiso                                         11,539
22 MAR  Roma                                         11,099
(#FINISHERS >11000)

The largest marathons in 2008

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 2 NOV  New York    25,216  66.1%   12,880   33.9%   38,096
28 SEP  Berlin      28,357  80.6%    7,429   19.4%   35,786
13 APR  London      23,581  68.5%   10,836   31.5%   34,417
12 OCT  Chicago     17,675  54.8%   13,668   45.2%   31,343
 6 APR  Paris       24,174  83.4%    4,672   16.6%   28,846
17 FEB  Tokyo                                        26,672
21 APR  Boston      13,028  59.3%    8,935   40.7%   21,963
14 DEC  Honolulu    10,505  52.4%    9,553   47.6%   20,058
 7 DEC  Naha                                         18,654
26 OCT  Washington  11,083  60.8%    7,136   39.2%   18,219
 2 MAR  Los Angeles 10,615  61.3%    6,696   38.7%   17,311
 1 JUN  San Diego    7,948  48.5%    8,425   51.5%   16,373
27 APR  Hamburg     12,607  79.9%    3,175   20.1%   15,782
16 MAR  Itabashi                                     13,867
31 MAY  Stockholm   10,513  77.6%    3,029   22.4%   13,542
 7 DEC  Singapore   11,030  84.7%    1,998   15.3%   13,028
13 JAN  Orlando      6,751  52.1%    6,200   47.9%   12,951
13 JAN  Ibusuki                                      11,215
16 MAR  Roma         8,779  84.0%    1,674   16.0%   10,453
26 OCT  Chunchon                                     10,073
(#FINISHERS >10000)

The largest marathons in 2007

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 2 NOV  New York    25,216  66.1%   12,880   33.9%   38,096
28 SEP  Berlin      28,357  80.6%    7,429   19.4%   35,786
13 APR  London      23,581  68.5%   10,836   31.5%   34,417
12 OCT  Chicago     17,675  54.8%   13,668   45.2%   31,343
 6 APR  Paris       24,174  83.4%    4,672   16.6%   28,846
17 FEB  Tokyo                                        26,672
21 APR  Boston      13,028  59.3%    8,935   40.7%   21,963
14 DEC  Honolulu    10,505  52.4%    9,553   47.6%   20,058
 7 DEC  Naha                                         18,654
26 OCT  Washington  11,083  60.8%    7,136   39.2%   18,219
 2 MAR  Los Angeles 10,615  61.3%    6,696   38.7%   17,311
 1 JUN  San Diego    7,948  48.5%    8,425   51.5%   16,373
27 APR  Hamburg     12,607  79.9%    3,175   20.1%   15,782
16 MAR  Itabashi                                     13,867
31 MAY  Stockholm   10,513  77.6%    3,029   22.4%   13,542
 7 DEC  Singapore   11,030  84.7%    1,998   15.3%   13,028
13 JAN  Orlando      6,751  52.1%    6,200   47.9%   12,951
13 JAN  Ibusuki                                      11,215
16 MAR  Roma         8,779  84.0%    1,674   16.0%   10,453
26 OCT  Chunchon                                     10,073
(#FINISHERS >10000)

The largest marathons in 2006

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 5 NOV  New York    25,546  67.5%   12,320   32.5%   37,866
22 OCT  Chicago     18,904  56.2%   14,714   43.8%   33,618
23 APR  London      23,060  69.4%   10,162   30.6%   33,222
 9 APR  Paris       25,834  84.3%    4,812   15.7%   30,646
24 SEP  Berlin      24,042  79.8%    6,076   20.2%   30,118
10 DEC  Honolulu    12,911  52.5%   11,664   47.5%   24,575
29 OCT  Washington  12,872  61.7%    8,097   38.3%   20,879
19 MAR  Los Angeles 12,367  40.4%    7,802   59.5%   20,169
17 APR  Boston      12,063  61.3%    7,625   38.7%   19,688
23 APR  Hamburg     13,250  80.9%    3,125   19.1%   16,375
 4 JUN  San Diego    7,357  46.6%    8,414   53.4%   15,771
 3 DEC  Naha City   12,353  81.8%    2,755   18.2%   15,108
 3 JUN  Stockholm   10,120  78.2%    2,823   21.8%   12,943
29 OCT  Chunchon                                     12,745
29 OCT  Detroit      5,519  51.5%    5,192   48.5%   10,711
 8 OCT  Koeln        8,380  80.3%    2,054   19.7%   10,434
15 JAN  Tempe                                        10,400
 8 JAN  Disney World 5,106  50.4%    5,019   49.6%   10,125
(#FINISHERS >10000)

The largest marathons in 2005

 DATE   VENUE       # MEN   % MEN  # WOMEN  % WOMEN  TOTAL
 6 NOV  New York    24,794  67.2%   12,062   32.8%   36,856
17 APR  London      24,690  70.0%   10,571   30.1%   35,261
 9 OCT  Chicago     18,673  56.6%   14,322   43.4%   32,995
25 SEP  Berlin      24,511  80.6%    5,871   19.4%   30,382
10 APR  Paris       24,655  85.5%    4,202   14.5%   28,857
11 DEC  Honolulu    12,763  52.7%   11,456   47.3%   24,219
13 MAR  Seoul                                        21,067
24 APR  Hamburg     14,161  80.7%    3,396   19.3%   17,557
18 APR  Boston      10,894  62.1%    6,655   37.9%   17,549
 5 JUN  San Diego    7,467  46.9%    8,467   53.1%   15,934
 4 DEC  Naha                                         14,882
 4 JUN  Stockholm   10,033  79.0%    2,665   21.0%   12,698
11 SEP  Koeln        8,865  81.8%    2,206   18.2%   11,071
(#FINISHERS >11000)

Marathons in history with more than 30,000 finishers

  DATE       VENUE       # MEN   # WOMEN     TOTAL
 6 NOV 2016  TCS New York City               51,360
 2 NOV 2014  New York                        50,403
 3 NOV 2013  New York                        50,062
 6 NOV 2011  New York                        46,759
 7 NOV 2010  New York                        44,785
 1 NOV 2009  New York    28,178   15,072     43,250
 3 APR 2016  Schneider Electric Paris        41,708
12 OCT 2014  Chicago                         40,801
 9 OCT 2016  Bank of America Chicago         40,608
13 OCT 2013  Chicago                         39,122
24 APR 2016  Virgin Money London             39,072
 7 APR 2013  Paris                           38,690
 4 NOV 2007  New York    26,042   12,515     38,557
 6 APR 2015  Paris                           38,116
 2 NOV 2008  New York    25,216   12,880     38,096
 5 NOV 2006  New York    25,546   12,320     37,866
 7 NOV 2012  Chicago                         37,437
 6 NOV 2005  New York    24,794   12,062     36,856
22 APR 2012  London                          36,672
 7 NOV 2004  New York    24,574   11,988     36,562
28 FEB 2016  Tokyo International             36,150
25 SEP 2016  BMW Berlin                      35,999
29 SEP 2013  Berlin                          34,269
10 OCT 2010  Chicago     19,973   16,186     36,159
25 APR 2010  London      24,423   12,127     36,550
15 APR 1996  Boston      27,371    8,497     35,868
13 APR 2014  London                          35,803
28 SEP 2008  Berlin      28,357    7,429     35,786
22 APR 2007  London      24,825   10,875     35,700
 9 OCT 2011  Chicago                         35,670
24 FEB 2013  Tokyo                           35,308
17 APR 2005  London      24,641   10,464     35,105
20 SEP 2009  Berlin      27,934    7,060     34,994
 2 NOV 2003  New York    23,014   11,715     34,729
26 FEB 2012  Tokyo                           34,678
17 APR 2011  London                          34,656
13 APR 2008  London      23,581   10,836     34,417
30 SEP 2012  Berlin                          34,377
21 APR 2013  London                          34,170
23 FEB 2014  Tokyo                           34,121
26 SEP 2010  Berlin                          33,625
22 OCT 2006  Chicago     18,904   14,714     33,618
11 OCT 2009  Chicago     18,983   14,492     33,475
27 FEB 2011  Tokyo                           33.328
23 APR 2006  London      23,060   10,162     33,222
10 OCT 2004  Chicago     19,105   13,977     33,082
14 APR 2002  London      25,049    7,988     33,036
25 SEP 2011  Berlin                          32,997
15 APR 2012  Paris                           32,980
 9 OCT 2005  Chicago     18,602   14,266     32,868
30 SEP 2007  Berlin      26,032    6,498     32,530
12 OCT 2003  Chicago     18,690   13,671     32,361
 3 NOV 2002  New York    21,625   10,209     31,834
18 APR 2004  London      23,355    8,441     31,796
 7 NOV 1999  New York    22,626    9,160     31,786
21 APR 2014  Boston                          31,760
16 APR 2000  London                          31,658
 1 NOV 1998  New York    22,587    8,952     31,539
12 OCT 2008  Chicago     17,675   13,668     31,343
10 APR 2011  Paris                           31,133
13 OCT 2002  Chicago     18,133   12,982     31,115
11 APR 2010  Paris       25,144    5,671     30,815
18 APR 1999  London                          30,809
28 SEP 2003  Berlin      25,105    5,604     30,709
 9 APR 2006  Paris       25,834    4,812     30,646
25 SEP 2005  Berlin      24,511    5,871     30,382
 5 APR 2009  Paris       25,281    5,053     30,334
21 APR 2001  London                          30,314
28 FEB 2010  Tokyo                           30,170
24 SEP 2006  Berlin      24,042    6,076     30,118

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