The 2022 Pittsburgh Marathon in numbers

The 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon will be held Sunday morning in downtown Pittsburgh.

Here are some interesting facts and figures about running:

fastest times

Complete men’s marathon record: John Kagwe, 2:10.24, 1995

Complete women’s marathon record: Margaret Groos, 2:29.50, 1988

Men’s half marathon: Leonard Korir, 1:01.53, 2019

Women’s half marathon: Aliphine Tuliamuk, 1:10.04, 2018

Did you know?

• $14 million has been raised for charity since 2009.

• The oldest runner in the peloton is 86 and will compete in the Pittsburgh 5K.

• The youngest is 11 months old and will participate in the Pittsburgh Toddler Trot.

• There are over 30 official charities associated with the Pittsburgh Marathon.

• The races will pass through 14 city districts, cross three bridges and pass 12 Pittsburgh landmarks and four Pittsburgh sports venues.

• Competitors will team up to cover over 306,750 miles.

• Pittsburgh is one of the 20 largest marathons and half-marathons in the United States, according to Running USA.

• Fifteen running clubs come to run in Pittsburgh as part of the Running Club Rally.

• This year, P3R has introduced the Open Division to accommodate athletes of any sex or gender expression, and placement awards will be given from first to 10th place in the marathon and half marathon and from first to fifth up to 5K.

• More than a quarter of all half-marathon participants run their first-ever half-marathon.

• More than a third of all full marathon runners run their very first full marathon.

• The Campus Challenge will feature students representing 20 local colleges and universities.

• The Kids of Steel program will feature students from more than 200 schools and organizations who log 26.2 miles. More than 6,000 run the last mile to their goal in the Pittsburgh Kids’ Marathon on Saturday.

• More than 300,000 spectators are expected at the start and finish but also along the route.

Catch up

• Check out a preview of the Pittsburgh Marathon, highlighting some of the Olympians and elite runners who will be participating.

• Know how to circumvent the various road closures surrounding the marathon course.

socially speaking

Information and updates on the Pittsburgh Marathon are available throughout the weekend on a number of social platforms, including Twitter: @PGHMarathon, Instagram: @PGHMarathon, Facebook: @DSGPM, Hashtag: #MOVEPIttsburgh and #RunnerOfSteel.

Additional information, including course maps and timetables, can be found on the marathon website at

Michael Love is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Michael at 724-226-4665, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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