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Top Four Highest Paid Kenyan Athletes in Marathon Events

Kenya is a country that is well known for its cache of athletes that have excelled on the world stage.

Yesterday night, Eliud Kipchoge, arguably the greatest marathon runner of all times, was crowned as the world athlete of the year at the World Athletics global event.

A few days ago, a long distance runners by the name of Agnes Tirop, was slain by her husband who is now in police custody.

However, Kenya has excelled in Athletics across the globe as the runners rake in millions of shillings with each race that they compete in.

Here are the top four highest paid athletes in our history:

Eliud Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge remains one of the greatest athletes of all times given how much money he has made by just running.

One of his biggest paydays came in the INEOS challenge where he is said to have raked in close to a billion shillings in pay.

Picture courtesy. Eliud Kipchoge.

Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot

The Boston Marathon is one of the highest paying marathon events on the planet and this Kenyan runner has won it all.

Robert Cheruiyot is reported to have earned about 50 Million Shillings from the Boston marathon alone.

Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot. Picture courtesy.

Ruth Chepngetich

The long distance runner won the Dubai Standard Chattered Marathon 20th edition and took home the coveted prize money.

The prize money for winning the Dubai Standard Chattered Marathon is a whopping 20 million Kenya shillings.

Picture courtesy. Ruth Chepngetich.

Joyciline Jepkosgei

She won the 2019 edition of the New York City Marathon which is another coveted event given its prize money that is awarded to the winners.

Joyciline Jepkosgei took home a whopping ten million shillings for that race alone in 2019 which was a great achievement for her and the country.

Joyciline Jepkosgei. Picture courtesy.

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