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Mo Farah Vs Eliud Kipchoge: 2019 London Marathon Prize Money

Barring any shocks, the 2019 London Marathon prize money will either go to British athletics legend Mo Farah or world record holder and defending London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge. The press and social media users have narrowed the much anticipated 42 km race to a duel between the two athletes. On paper, the two are evenly matched but history favors 34 year old Kipchoge.

Kipchoge has dominated the 26 mile race from 2015. The Kenyan broke the World record in 2018 with Mo Farah coming in third. Farah broke the British 33 year record held by Steve Jones’ in the same race.
Kenyans have dominated the London Marathon since 2004, with the occasional Ethiopian athletes spoiling the party.

Here is Kenyans have performed:

2004 – Evans Rutto (Kenya) – 2:06:18
2005 – Martin Lel (Kenya) – 2:07:35
2006 – Felix Limo (Kenya) – 2:06:39
2007 – Martin Lel (Kenya) – 2:07:41
2008 – Martin Lel (Kenya) – 2:05:15
2009 – Samuel Wanjiru (Kenya) – 2:05:10
2010 – Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) – 2:05:19
2011 – Emmanuel Mutai (Kenya) – 2:04:40
2012 – Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 2:04:44
2013 – Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) – 2:06:04
2014 – Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 2:04:29
2015 – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) – 2:04:42
2016 – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) – 2:03:05
2017 – Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya) – 2:05:48
2018 – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) – 2:04:17

2019 London Marathon Prize Money
First place in both the male and female category pocket £39,000
Second position: £22,000
Third gets £16,000.
Fourth position: £10,500.

Athletes in the men category who run sub 2:05:00 gets a share of £70,000. This applies to women athletes who run sub 2:18:00.
Athletes who win in record time will be awarded £17,600.

London Marathon sponsored by Virgin Money is expected to attract over 42,000 runners from across the world. Since its inception in 1981, 14 male and 10 females runners from Kenyan have won the marathon. Next