Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kiochoge has just missed the Ksh 20 million Kenyan shillings ($150,000) rewarded he had been promised if he could snatch the gold medal in the Boston Marathon 2023.
The event that took place today on April 17, 2023 saw 10 men compete toughly for the trophy at the Professional Men’s Division during the 127th Boston Marathon.
Kenyan Evans Chebet crosses the finishing line first taking the lead and defending the his win.
The might famous Eliud Kipchoge couldn’t make it to the first place this time round , he finished at 6th position.
On the other hand, Hellen Obiri won the gold medal after finishing at the first position during the Professional Women’s Division during the 127th Boston marathon.
Below is the full list of all male marathon athletes who participated in the event today and their positions.
1. Evans Chebet (Kenya) 2:05:54,
2. Gabriel Geay (Tanzania) 2:06:04
3. Benson Kipruto (Kenya) 2:06:06
4. Albert Korir (Kenya) 2:08:01
5. Talbi Zouhair (Morocco) 2:08:35
6. Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) 2:09:23
7. Scott Fauble (USA) 2:09:44
8. Hassan Chahdi (France) 2:09:46
9. John Korir (Kenya) 2:10:04
10. Mcdonald Matthew (USA)2:10:17
Below is Eliud Kipchoge message to Kenyans and his fans after he emerged position 6 in the Professional Men’s division during the 127th Boston Marathon.
“I live for the moments where I get to challenge the limits. It’s never guaranteed, it’s never easy. Today was a tough day for me. I pushed myself as hard as I could but sometimes, we must accept that today wasn’t the day to push the barrier to a greater height. I want to congratulate my competitors and thank everyone in Boston and from home for the incredible support I am so humbled to receive. In sports you win and you lose and there is always tomorrow to set a new challenge. Excited for what’s ahead.”