29 Sep '14, 5pm

How fast is 2:02:57? A new marathon record by the numbers:

How fast is 2:02:57? A new marathon record by the numbers:

Kimetto’s run was also a profitable one. In addition to the win — good for €50,000 — he also takes home €30,000 for breaking 2:04 and an additional €50,000 for setting the world record. That’s roughly $184,00, but that’s not all: Kimetto is now on top of the World Marathon Majors point standings for 2013-2014 which will net the winner an additional $500,000 USD. Only Wilson Kipsang can overtake Kimetto and to do so must win the New York Marathon in November. If that doesn’t happen, Kimetto will earn a total of some $742,000 from his run in Berlin, not to mention other sponsorship and endorsement deals.

Full article: http://runningmagazine.ca/new-marathon-record-by-the-numb...

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