How much money do you get when you win the Boston Marathon?


Boston Marathon

More than $876,000 will go to the top teams.

Desiree Linden reacts after winning the 2018 Boston Marathon. John Tlumaki / The Boston Globe

For elite runners, there’s more to it than just running the Boston Marathon. A grand total of $876,500 will be awarded to the best contestants in the Open, Masters, Wheelchair, and Para divisions.

This year marks the first time that the Boston Marathon has awarded cash prizes to the best runners in the Para section, According to the Boston Athletic Association.

for open partition, The fastest man and woman each win $150,000. Second place in each category gets $75,000, and third place gets $40,000. The remaining ten prizes are divided as follows:

  • Fourth: $25,000
  • Fifth: $18000
  • Sixth: 13,500 dollars
  • Seventh: 10,500 dollars
  • Eighth: $8,500
  • Ninth: $7000
  • Tenth: $5,500

In the power wheelchairs division, the fastest man and woman win $25,000 each. Second and third place winners receive $15,000 and $7,500, respectively. The remaining top ten contestants earn the followingJ Awards:

  • Fourth: $4500
  • Fifth: 2500 dollars
  • Sixth: $2000
  • Seventh: $1500
  • Eighth: $1250
  • Ninth: $1,000
  • Tenth: dollars750

This year, a reward of $50,000 will be available to wheelchair runners in general who break a record, and this is the first time a race at the Abbott Mayors Marathon has awarded rewards equivalent to $50,000 to each of the record-breakers in wheelchairs.

The men’s open Boston Marathon record is 2:03:02 And for women 2:19:59. For the wheelchair division, the Boston Marathon record is 1:18:04 and for women 1:28:17.

For the Masters section (contestants 40 and over), each first place man and woman receives $5,000. Each category receives $2,500 for second place, and $1,500 for third place.

In the Paragraph section, winners in the Visual Impairment, Lower Limb Impairment, and Upper Limb Impairment category will receive $1,500 each. The second and third places in each category will receive $750 and $500, respectively.

A total of $27,500 will be awarded across the paralegal department, according to the BAA.

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