Berlin Marathon: Millions Kipchoge Will Receive After Smashing World Record

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    World record holder Eliud Kipchoge spotted eating rice and beans on Friday, December 4, 2020
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  • Two-time Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the world record after he set a 2:01:09 record time in Berlin Marathon held on Sunday, September 25. 

    The Kenyan athlete outclassed his competitors and showed dominance as he set the pace from the onset of the race to ultimately clinch the gold medal. 

    According to hdsports, Kipchoge will take home close to Ksh3 million for winning the race, Ksh6.8 million for breaking the world record and Ksh4.1 million for the time bonus. 

    Eliud Kipchoge celebrating winning the 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon title on September 16, in Germany.
    Eliud Kipchoge celebrating winning the 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon title on September 16, in Germany.
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    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. 

    In 2018, winners of the Berlin marathon took home Ksh4.7 million for scooping the gold medal but the amount was reduced in 2021.

    Most athletes are always eager to participate in international events in a bid to test their mettle against world-class competitors as well as get exposure. 

    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 Ksh15 million in prize money, the runners-up earn Ksh7.5 million and the third place bags Ksh4 million. 

    Read more: Kipchoge: How I Spend My Hard-Earned Millions

    Eliud Kipchoge became the first human to a full marathon in under 2 hours: (1:59:40) in Vienna, Austria on Saturday, October 12.
    Eliud Kipchoge became the first human to a full marathon in under 2 hours: (1:59:40) in Vienna, Austria on Saturday, October 12.
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