Table 4

 Mean finishing times broken down by age group for the top 50 female finishers in the New York City Marathon from 1983 to 1999

Age group
123*456†
Unless specified (†), the slope is significant (p<0.05). Slope represents trend in minutes/year.
*Not all subgroups had 50 finishes.
†Slope not statistically significant.
1983260.85169.3176.94196.92255.95302.38
1984275.42184.75192.56213.39264.85382.82
1985278.34182.08182.5203.17257.28344.64
1986300.69179.89179.85205.38247.48325.29
1987284.57181.97182.79199.7243.19331.7
1988301.16183.61183.58206234.93330.51
1989314.43179.85177.47195.25222.85320.04
1990311.22195.3181.01203.01231.85308.48
1991327.98187.7179.77197.88226.58326.05
1992315.86184.46178.35202.91225.24304.6
1993304.71190.46181.01203.73232.14310.88
1994314.95190.29182.21197.82226.5293.88
1995303.98190.08185.18205.84238.07303.47
1996304.76189.95182.41198.31227.89294.62
1997308.57188.93184.71201.03225.2297.07
1998316.58184.32183.49194.75226.08285.76
1999302.38193.63185.46198.49224.3288.71
Slope2.120.850.1−0.37−2.08−3.79