Prize Structure

As principal sponsor, John Hancock Financial provided the first-ever prize money in 1986 and continues that tradition. The top finishers have received more than $19.7 million in prize money and course-record bonuses over the past 32 years.

Overall/Open Division

 

PLACE MEN WOMEN TOTALS
1 $150,000 $150,000
2 75,000 75,000
3 40,000 40,000
4 25,000 25,000
5 15,000 15,000
6 12,000 12,000
7 9,000 9,000
8 7,400 7,400
9 5,700 5,700
10 4,200 4,200
11 2,600 2,600
12 2,100 2,100
13 1,800 1,800
14 1,700 1,700
15 1,500 1,500
TOTAL $353,000 $353,000 $706,000

Masters Division

 

PLACE MEN WOMEN TOTALS
1 $10,000 $10,000
2 5,000 5,000
3 2,500 2,500
4 1,500 1,500
5 1,000 1,000
TOTAL $20,000 $20,000 $40,000

Push Rim Wheelchair Division

PLACE MEN WOMEN TOTALS
1 $20,000 $20,000
2 10,000 10,000
3 5,000 5,000
4 2,500 2,500
5 1,250 1,250
6 900 900
7 800 800
8 700 700
9 600 600
10 500 500
TOTAL $42,250 $42,250 $84,500

GRAND TOTAL: $830,500

2017 Bonus Prize Structure

Overall/Open Division

WORLD BEST* ESTABLISHED BY BONUS
Men 2:02:57 Dennis Kimetto, Kenya
BMW Berlin-Marathon; September 28, 2014
$50,000
Women 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe, England
London Marathon; Sunday, April 13, 2003
$50,000

 

COURSE RECORD ESTABLISHED BY BONUS
Men 2:03:02 Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya (2011) $25,000
Women 2:19:59 Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia (2014) $25,000

Masters Division

WORLD BEST* ESTABLISHED BY BONUS
Men 2:08:38 Kenneth Mungara, Kenya
Milan Marathon; Sunday, April 3, 2016
$10,000
Women Lydia Cheromei Kogo, Kenya
Shanghai Marathon; Sunday, November 12, 2017
$10,000

 

COURSE RECORD ESTABLISHED BY BONUS
Men 2:11:04 John Campbell, New Zealand (1990) $7,500
Women 2:27:58 Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova, Russia (2002) $7,500

Push Rim Wheelchair Division

WORLD BEST* ESTABLISHED BY BONUS
Men 1:18:25 Joshua Cassidy, Canada
Boston Marathon; Monday, April 16, 2012
$10,000
Women 1:34:06 Wakako Tsuchida, Japan
Boston Marathon; Monday, April 18, 2011
$10,000
COURSE RECORD ESTABLISHED BY BONUS
Men 1:18:25 Joshua Cassidy, Canada (2012) $7,500
Women 1:34:06 Wakako Tsuchida, Japan (2011) $7,500

*As of March 2018