Boston, USA – When the 2015 Boston Marathon women’s race kicks off here on Monday, all eyes will be on Buzunesh Deba and Mare Dibaba (no relation to the famous Dibaba sisters)of Ethiopia, who are clear favorites to win the event.
Standing in their way will be fellow Ethiopian athletes Aberu Kebede (2:20:30) and Shure Demise (2:20:59), American Shalane Flanagan (2:21:14), Sharon Cherop (2:22:28) and Caroline Kilel (2:22:34), both of Kenya.
Running Event: 119th Boston Marathon
When: Monday, April 20, 2015. Elite women start at 9:32 a.m. ET; elite men start at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Where: Hopkinton to Boston, Massachusetts
Prize money (amount is the same for men’s and women’s races)
1st: $150,000 6th: $12,000 11th: $2,600
2nd: $75,000 7th: $9,000 12th: $2,100
3rd: $40,000 8th: $7,400 13th: $1,800
4th: $25,000 9th: $5,700 14th: $1,700
5th: $15,000 10th: $4,200 15th: $1,500