06 NOV 2006 General News

Cheruiyot and Prokopcuka lead marathon series midway

General view of runners in ING New York Marathon (Getty Images)General view of runners in ING New York Marathon (Getty Images) © Copyright

Robert K. Cheruiyot and Jelena Prokopcuka are the midway leaders in the World Marathon Majors (WMM). This series was inaugurated with the Boston and Flora London Marathons – held one week apart – earlier this year. It is an alliance of Boston, Flora London, real,- Berlin, The LaSalle Bank Chicago, and ING New York City marathons.

Competitors accumulate points in a maximum of four races over a two-year period, the eventual male and female winners taking equal shares of a $1,000,000 prize purse. Each two-year WMM season overlaps; the cycle is, therefore, 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, etc. After 2007, the prize money is awarded at the end of each year.

MEN
1. Robert K. Cheruiyot, KEN                            50 points
         1st Boston, 2:07:14
         1st The LaSalle Bank Chicago, 2:07:35
2. Felix Limo, KEN                                          25 points
         1st Flora London, 2:06:39
2. Haile Gebrselassie, ETH                              25 points
         1st real,-Berlin, 2:05:56
2. Marilson Gomes dos Santos, BRA                25 points
         1st ING New York City, 2:09:58
5. Benjamin Maiyo, KEN                                  15 points
         2nd Boston, 2:08:21
5. Martin Lel, KEN                                           15 points
         2nd Flora London, 2:06:41
5.  Gudisa Shentema, ETH                               15 points
         2nd real,-Berlin, 2:10:43
5. Daniel Njenga, KEN                                      15 points
         2nd The LaSalle Bank Chicago, 2:07:40
5. Stephen Kiogora, KEN                                  15 points
         2nd ING New York City, 2:10:06
10. Meb Keflezighi, USA                                    10 points
         3rd Boston, 2:09:56
10. Hendrick Ramaala, RSA                               10 points
         3rd Flora London, 2:06:55
10. Kurao Umeki, JPN                                        10 points
         3rd real,-Berlin, 2:13:43
10. Jimmy Muindi, KEN                                      10 points
         3rd The LaSalle Bank Chicago, 2:07:51
10. Paul Tergat, KEN                                          10 points
         3rd ING New York City, 2:10:10

WOMEN
1. Jelena Prokopcuka, LAT                              40 points
         2nd Boston, 2:23:48
         1st ING New York City, 2:25:05
2. Berhane Adere, ETH                                    30 points
         4th Flora London, 2:21:52
         1st The LaSalle Bank Chicago, 2:20:42
2. Rita Jeptoo, KEN                                         30 points
         1st Boston, 2:23:38
         4th ING New York City, 2:26:59
4. Deena Kastor, USA                                     25 points
         1st Flora London, 2:19:36
4. Gete Wami, ETH                                         25 points
         1st real,-Berlin, 2:21:34
6. Galina Bogolomova, RUS                             16 points
         5th Flora London, 2:21:58
         2nd The LaSalle Bank Chicago, 2:20:47
7. Ludmila Petrova, RUS                                  15 points
         2nd Flora London, 2:21:29
7. Salina Kosgei, KEN                                     15 points
         2nd real,-Berlin, 2:23:22
7. Tatiana Hladyr, UKR                                    15 points
        2nd ING New York City, 2:26:05
10. Reiko Tosa, JPN                                         10 points
         3rd Boston, 2:24:11
10. Susan Chepkemei, KEN                              10 points  
         3rd Flora London, 2:21:4610
10. Monica Drybulska, POL                               10 points
         3rd real,-Berlin, 2:30:12
10. Benita Johnson, AUS                                   10 points
         3rd The LaSalle Bank Chicago, 2:22:36
10. Catherine Ndereba, KEN                              10 points
      3rd ING New York City, 2:26:58