Two Time Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge will get an estimated US$ 113,000 (Ksh13.7 million) after Winning the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
Kipchoge clocked 2:01:09 beating his own record in 2018 of 2:01:39 by 30 seconds.
In addition to receiving US$22,600 (Ksh2.74 million) for his victory, Kipchoge will also receive US$33,900 (Ksh4.11 million) in extras for finishing in under 2:02:30, as well as US$56,500 (KSh6.86 million) in incentives for breaking the world mark.
“I’m so happy to have broken the world record in Berlin. I planned to go out fast in the first half,” said Kipchoge after posting his fourth win in Berlin after 2015 (2:04:00), 2017 (2:03:32) and 2018 (2:01:39).
The 37-year-old Olympic Marathon Champion outperformed his counterparts and displayed dominance as he established the pace early on in the race to eventually win the gold medal. Eliud Kipchoge attributed his gold medal to “real teamwork”. His 15th victory in 17 marathons came as he crossed the finish line ahead of Kenyan Mark Korir who clocked 2:05:58 coming in second, while Tadu Abake from Ethiopia finished third in 2:06:28. Korir received US$11,300 (Ksh1.4 million) without any other bonuses.
With the victory, Kipchoge joins Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, American-born Khalid Khannouchi, Australian athlete Derek Clayton, and famous British runner Jim Peters as the only individuals to ever break their own world records. Eliud Kipchoge also participated In the 2019 INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria, making history by finishing the marathon in under two hours.
In the women’s Category, Rosemary Wanjiru of Kenya, who won the silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 2015 African Games, ran the second-fastest women’s marathon debut in history clocking 2:18:00 behind Tigist Assefa of Ethiopia, who set a course record and ran the third-fastest time in history in 2:15:37. In addition to Ksh3.5 million in time bonuses, she will receive Ksh2.35 million for winning the event while Wanjiru, who was competing in her first marathon, will get Ksh1.175 million in prize money.
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