London Marathon prize money cut but separate fund made for British athletes

  • Race winners will earn significantly less than in 2019
  • Mo Farah to help British athletes run Olympic qualifying time

The London Marathon is to cut its prize fund for next month’s race by nearly half because of the financial hit from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last year organisers awarded $313,000 in prize money to elite athletes, with another $850,000 up for grabs in time bonuses, but the new financial reality means Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei will earn considerably less than the $55,000 first prize for winning the 2019 event. However, for the first time there will be a separate prize pool for the best performing British athletes.

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