1999 Boston Marathon Winners

The 103rd edition of the Boston Marathon was held Monday, April 19, 1999 and run, as always, from Hopkinton through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Brookline to Boston, Mass. Kenya's Joseph Chebet, race runner-up the previous two years, took the lead after the 22-mile mark and held on to record his first Boston win with a time of two hours, nine minutes and 52 seconds.

Ethiopia's Fatuma Roba ran the fourth fastest women's time (2:23:25) in Boston Marathon history to win her third consecutive race. Her time was four seconds off last year's pace. She joined Germany's Uta Pippig as the only women to win three consecutive Boston Marathons.

The highly-anticipated women's wheelchair race didn't disappoint as rivals Louise Sauvage and Jean Driscoll battled to the wire for the third consecutive year. And like the past two years, Sauvage (1:42:23) emerged victorious. Switzerland's Franz Nietlispach (1:21:36) took the men's wheelchair division for the fourth time in the last five years. Winners in the men's and women's divisions earned $80,000. Distance: 26.2 miles.


1Joseph Chebet, KEN2:09:52
2Silvio Guerra, ECU2:10:19
3Frank Pooe, S. Afr2:11:37
4Abner Chipu, S. Afr2:12:46
5John Kagwe, KEN2:13:58
6Peter Githuka, KEN2:14:04
7Andrey Kuznetsov, RUS2:14:20
8Jose Luis Molina, COS2:14:27
9Ruben Maza, VEN2:14:41
10Julius Ondieki, KEN2:15:28
Best USA: 13th? Joe LeMay, Connecticut, 2:16:11


1Franz Nietlispach, SWI1:21:36
2Saul Mendoza, MEX1:25:18
3Scot A. Hollonbeck, USA1:27:58
4Krige Schabort, S. Afr.1:28:01
5Keith Davis, USA1:28:03


1Fatuma Roba, ETH2:23:25
2Franziska Rochat-Moser, SWI2:25:51
3Yuko Arimori, JPN2:26:39
4Colleen De Reuck, S. Afr2:27:54
5Martha Tenorio, ECU2:27:58
6Catherine Ndereba, KEN2:28:27
7Ludmila Petrova, RUS2:29:13
8Mitsuko Sugihara, JPN2:30:34
9Renata Paradowska, POL2:31:41
10Anuta Catuna, ROM2:33:49
Best USA: 12th? Lynn Jennings, New Hampshire, 2:38:37


1Louise Sauvage, AUS1:42:23
2Jean L. Driscoll, USA1:42:23
3Edith Hunkeler, SWI1:43:48
4Miriam Nibley, USA1:57:05
5Diane Roy, CAN1:58:49

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