- A prize money tag reviewed last year shows that both Chebet and Obiri will take home Ksh. 20,157,000 each.
- Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge who emerged sixth in the race will not walk home empty handed; he will take home Ksh. 1.8 million
The Boston Marathon winners Evans Chebet and Hellen Obiri are set to pocket tens of millions after their wins on Monday.
A prize money tag reviewed last year shows that both Chebet and Obiri will take home Ksh. 20,157,000 each.
Obiri, a two-time world champion over 5,000m, surged home in 2hr 21min 38sec to see off the challenge of Ethiopia’s Beriso over the final mile.
Amane Beriso of Ethiopia and Gabriel Geay of Tanzania who emerged second in both the female and male races respectively will take home Ksh. 10,058,700 each.
Kenyan Benson Kipruto and Israel’s Lonah Salpeter who emerged third in both the races will take home Ksh. 5,375,200.
The marathoners who emerged fourth and sixth will take home Ksh. 3,359,500 and Ksh. 2,418,840 respectively.
Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge who emerged sixth in the race will not walk home empty handed, he will take home Ksh. 1.8 Million together with Angela Tanui of Kenya who was sixth in the female race.
Kipchoge has admitted to experiencing challenges in the in the Boston Marathon leading to his dismal performance.
“I live for the moments where I get to challenge the limits. It’s never guaranteed, it’s never easy. Today was a tough day for me. I pushed myself as hard as I could but sometimes, we must accept that today wasn’t the day to push the barrier to a greater height,” said Kipchoge.
He however congratulated Evans Chebet and other competitors on their win.
“I want to congratulate my competitors and thank everyone in Boston and from home for the incredible support I am so humbled to receive. In sports you win and you lose and there is always tomorrow to set a new challenge. Excited for what’s ahead,” he said.