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What Was Oprah's Marathon Time?


Updated January 30, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Photo by Albert Ortega/Getty Images
Question: What Was Oprah's Marathon Time?
Answer: Oprah Winfrey ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. in 1994 and her finishing time was, and still is, one of the most talked-about marathon times. Marathoners-in-training want to know what time they need to run to beat Oprah. So exactly how fast did Oprah run her marathon? Her official time was 4:29:15, which translates to a 10:16/mile pace (or 6:23/km).

Oprah's time is close to the average finishing time for marathons in 2011, which was 4:37. The average marathon finishing time for men in U.S. marathons was 4:26 and the average finishing time for women was 4:52, according to MarathonGuide.com.

If you're training for a marathon and wondering what your estimated time may be (and if it will be faster than Oprah's), here's how you can predict your marathon time.

If you're still training and you're hoping to improve your time, here are some tips for how to run a faster marathon.

Also see: Celebrity Marathon Times
Celebrity Half Marathon Times
What's a Good Time for a Marathon?

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