May 29, 2024

Who won the London Marathon 2024 and how much prize money do they get?

After months of training , tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the nation’s capital for the famous TCS London Marathon this morning (Sunday April 21).

The huge race, which is in its 44th year, saw a record 50,000 athletes – from elite runners to charity fundraisers – take on the iconic 26.2-mile route. Among those taking was 20 MPs and peers, the most in the event’s history, including Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.

There was also a host of celebrities including EastEnders cast members Emma Barton and Jamie Borthwick who ran the race in character for a brain tumour storyline in the soap. Other famous faces taking part included comedian and TV presenter Romesh Ranganathan, former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston, McFly drummer and former Strictly Come Dancing champion Harry Judd, Comedian and TV presenter Joel Dommett and Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

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Here’s a breakdown of the winners for each category, and a look at how much prize money they could’ve bagged…

Alexander Munyao emerged victorious in the prestigious race, leaving athletics legend Kenenisa Bekele behind. Ethiopian Bekele was aiming for his first London win, two decades after securing Olympic 10,000m gold.

However, with three miles to go, 27 year old Munyao pulled ahead and crossed the finish line in just two hours, four minutes and one second. “I’m happy for winning the race today which is my fastest ever marathon,” Munyao said.

Alexander Mutiso Munyao win the men’s elite race with a time two hours, four minutes and one second(Image: PA)

“At 40km I got some pressure from Bekele but I had a lot of confidence because I trained for this race. After 40km I thought I had enough energy to win. That’s why I kicked and I knew I would win.”

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