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The London Marathon will stage the richest wheelchair race in history

This year organizers are setting records before the race even begins, announcing on Wednesday that the 2022 London Marathon will host the richest wheelchair races in history.

The total pot for both races has increased by $57,800 from $141,700 in 2021 to $199,500 in 2022.

Each top 10 finisher in both the men’s and women’s races will receive a portion of that total; winners will receive $35,000 – an increase of $10,000 – while second place takes home $20,000 and third place $15,000.

Additional bonuses will be available for course records and fastest times set at the Abbott World Marathon Majors Flying 400 – a specified 400m time trial section of the course.

“I have been running marathons around the world since 2013,” defending champion Schär said in a press release. “To see what the London Marathon has done and continues to do to promote wheelchair racing should be a great example for society.”

She will start the race as the favourite, befitting her status as the world’s best wheelchair racer since 2018, alongside Australian Paralympic champion Madison de Rozario who won the London Marathon in 2018.

Fellow former champions Nikita den Boer of the Netherlands and Tatyana McFadden of the United States will also compete, creating a stacked field.

“The London Marathon has led the way for many years in promoting, supporting and showcasing the best wheelchair racers in the world,” event director Hugh Brasher said in a press release.

“We’re thrilled to be doing it again by making this year’s richest wheelchair races ever and hosting the largest group of wheelchair athletes we’ve ever assembled.”

In the men’s race, Hug will be joined by 2019 United States champion Daniel Romanchuk and eight-time British champion David Weir.

“For the London Marathon to take a stand and raise prize money for wheelchair athletes is truly powerful and sets a benchmark for all sports around the world,” Weir said in a press release.

“I really appreciate, and will always appreciate, what the London Marathon does for the men’s and women’s wheelchair divisions.”

The 2022 London Marathon will take place on October 2.


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