2017 PRIZE STRUCTURE

The total prize money distributed among the top finishers of the 121st Boston Marathon will be $830,500, plus an additional $220,000 if records are broken in the open, masters, or push rim wheelchair divisions. As principal sponsor, John Hancock provided the first ever prize money and bonus awards in 1986 and continues that tradition. The top finishers have received over $18.9 million in prize money and course-record bonuses over the past 31 years. See a complete breakdown of the 2017 prize purse below:

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 2:08:42 Kenneth Mungara, Kenya
Gold Coast Marathon; Sunday, July 5, 2015
$10,000
Women 2:24:54 Irina Mikitenko, Russia
Berlin Marathon; Sunday, September 29,  2013
$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 2017