World Marathon Majors Standing

Posted: October 30, 2007 in marathon, New York Marathon

The Quest for a share of $1,000,000 will continue in New York Marathon. The World Marathon Major Prize money is divided $500,000 for men and women. The top five men and women finishers at the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York, World Championships and Olympic Marathons  earn points in a two-year series to crown the World Marathon Majors champion.

Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya placed fourth inChicago marathon, though that will not impact his position at the top of the 2006-7 World Marathon Major standings.

Cheruiyot is in an unassailable position and is assured of claiming the $500,000 prize once the series concludes in New York on November 4.

Gete Wami of Ethiopia, winner of Berlins marathon leads women’s World Marathon Majors standings. Berhane Adere’s stunning victory at Chicago Marathon boosted her into second position alongside Jelena Prokopcuka. Catherine Ndereba will be running in New York and she might act as a spoiler. For women its too close to tell the winner.

Men leaderboard

  1. Robert Cheruiyot,  Kenya – 80 Points
  2. Haile Gerbresellasie, Ethiopia – 50 points
  3. Martin Lel, Kenya – 40 Points
  4. Fredrick Limo, Kenya – 35 Points
  5. Stanley Kiogora, Kenya – 25 Points

Women leaderboard

  1. Gete Wami, Ethiopia – 65 Points
  2. J. Prokopcuka Latvia – 55 Points
  3. Bernadette Adere, Ethiopia – 55 Points
  4. Chunxiu Zhou, China – 40 Points
  5. Rita  Jeptoo, Kenya – 35 Points
  6. Catherine Ndereba, Kenya – 35 Points
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