Kenya's Evans Chebet will be taking home Sh20 million after winning the Boston Marathon. Chebet successfully defended his Boston Marathon title on April 17, after clocking a time of 2: 05: 54.
Chebet was defending his win in the Marathon having won it last year.
Geoffrey Mutai holds the Boston Marathon course record of 2:03:02 from 2011.
Chebet won the title last year at the same venue.
Tanzania's Gabriel Geay crossed the finish line in a time of 02:06:04 to settle for silver while Benson Kipruto claimed third position. Kipruto recorded 02:06:06.
At the same time, Kenya’s middle-and long-distance runner Hellen Onsando Obiri will be taking home Sh20 million for also winning the Boston Marathon.
Kenya's legendary athlete Eliud Kipchoge came in 6th place.
It was the first time he was participating in the Boston Marathon.
The double Olympic Marathon Champion has won the London Marathon a record four times, while also boasts the same number of wins at Berlin marathon.
The cash prize of the winner for both men and women is set at $150,000 which is equivalent to Sh20 million.
For the Silver medalist, which is the second position, the holders will take up to $75,000 equating to Sh10 million.
For the Bronze, also referred to as the second runner-up, the holders will bag $40,000 which is equivalent to Sh5.2 million.
For the fourth position, the men and women will grab Sh3.3 million while the fifth will get Sh2.4 million.