ELIUD KIPCHOGE WILL WALK AWAY WITH 3M FOR WINNING THE BERLIN MARATHON AMONG OTHER CASH PRIZES
Written by faithmueni on September 28, 2022
Olympic marathon champion, Eliud Kipchoge won the world record clocking a 2:01:09 record ime in Berlin Marathon held on 25th Sunday, September. His previous record time was 2:01:39 which he set in the German capital in 2018. Kipchoge, 37 and a two-time Olympic champion, earned his 15th win in 17 career marathons to bolster his claim as the greatest runner in history over 26.2 miles.
Eliud Kipchoge walked away with Ksh 3M for winning the Berlin Marathon among other cash prizes. In addition, he got Ksh 6.8M for breaking the world record and Ksh 4.1M for the time bonus.
His counterpart and runners-up, Mark Korir will get Ksh1.37 million for setting 2:05:58. In the women’s category, Ethiopia Tigist Assefa showed her superiority after she set a course record time of 2:15:37 ahead of Kenya’s Rosemary Wanjiru who clocked in at 2:18:00
She is set to get Ksh2.35 million for winning the race and Ksh3.5 million as a time bonus. On the other hand, Wanjiru- who was making her marathon debut- will be taking home Ksh1.175 million.
Currently, the Dubai Marathon holds the record of being the world’s richest road race with the winners pocketing Ksh20 Million. The event also holds the biggest mass participation event in the Middle East with over 20,000 runners taking part in the event.
Further, winners in the Boston marathon take home Ksh 15 million in prize money, the runners-up earn Ksh7.5 million and the third place bags Ksh 4 million.