Career Winnings

The following tables are based on prize money and bonus money earned at the Boston Marathon (1986-2017). Prize money is provided by principal sponsor John Hancock Financial Services and is awarded to the top 15 finishers in each division of the open race and the top five finishers in each of the masters divisions. Bonus money is presented to individuals establishing a course record or world best. In 2007, additional money was awarded to the American women competing in the USA Women’s Marathon Championship, which was held within the Elite Women’s Start.

Men’s Leaders

Rank Name, Home Earnings
1 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN) $469,000
2 Lelisa Desisa (ETH) $375,000
3 Moses Tanui (KEN) $260,100
4 Cosmas Ndeti (KEN) $260,000
5 Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) $225,000
6 Wesley Korir (KEN) $205,000
7 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (KEN) $202,900
8 Meb Keflezighi (USA) $201,700
9 Deriba Merga (ETH) $190,000
10 Ibrahim Hussein (KEN) $172,000
11 Lemi Berhanu Hayle (ETH) $150,000
Geoffrey Kirui (KEN) $150,000
13 Wilson Chebet (KEN) $145,000
14 Timothy Cherigat (KEN) $132,500
15 Joseph Chebet (KEN) $127,400

Push Rim Men’s Leaders

Rank Name (Home) Earnings
1 Ernst van Dyk (RSA) $195,500
2 Marcel Hug (SUI) $70,300
3 Franz Nietlispach (SUI) $66,500
4 Jim Knaub (CA) $61,000
5 Mustapha Badid (FRA) $55,750

Women’s Leaders

Rank Name (Home) Earnings
1 Catherine Ndereba (KEN) $392,000
2 Uta Pippig (GER) $347,000
3 Rita Jeptoo (KEN) $320,000
4 Fatuma Roba (ETH) $271,500
5 Sharon Cherop (KEN) $252,400
6 Dire Tune (ETH) $237,000
7 Salina Kosgei (KEN) $190,000
8 Caroline Kilel (KEN) $162,000
9 Caroline Rotich (KEN) $150,000
Teyba Erkesso (ETH) $150,000
Edna Kiplagat (KEN) $150,000
12 Jelena Prokopcuka (LAT) $148,000
13 Rosa Mota (POR) $135,000
14 Buzunesh Deba (ETH) $133,000
15 Lidiya Grigoryeva (RUS) $129,700

Push Rim Women’s Leaders

Rank Name (Home) Earnings
1 Jean Driscoll (IL) $177,000
2 Wakako Tsuchida (JPN) $124,500
3 Tatyana McFadden (MD) $72,500
4 Louise Sauvage (AUS) $64,750
5 Manuela Shar (SUI) $41,500