World Marathon Majors Series launches in Boston: Cheruiyot and Jeptoo take WMM lead

<p">The 110th Boston Marathon, held today over the celebrated course from Hopkinton

to downtown Boston, was also the first event in the newly instigated World

Marathon Majors Series. Comprising five events – the Boston Marathon, the Flora

London Marathon, the real,-Berlin Marathon, the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon

and the ING New York City Marathon – the series spans a two year period and

offers $1,000,000 in prize money to be divided between the winning male and

female competitors.


With their victories in Boston this afternoon, Robert Kipkoech

Cheruiyot (KEN, 2:07:14, CR) and Rita Jeptoo (KEN, 2:23:38) accumulated 25 WMM

points apiece, assuming an immediate place at the top of the scoring table.

Points in the series are awarded five deep and, based on Boston’s results, the

standings are as follows:



1. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN) – 25 points


Benjamin Maiyo (KEN) – 15 points

3. Mebrahtom Keflezighi (USA) – 10


4. Brian Sell (USA) – 5 points

5. Alan Culpepper (USA) – 1