Grandma’s Marathon: Prize money for the 2023 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

The Grandma's Marathon - Prize money in the 2023 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Elite race on Saturday (17). Check out the top earners and bonus collectors.

The following is the breakdown of prize money earned by the top finishers at the Grandma’s Marathon – 2023 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon elite race, held in Duluth, MN, on Saturday (17). The individual race champions, Maggie Montoya and Joel Reichow, both earned USD $3,000 for their outstanding performances.

However, several other participants also left the event with some well-deserved incentives. – Click Here for PDF Breakdown

Maggie Montoya claimed victory in the women’s race, setting a new personal best and course record time of 1:09:26. For her remarkable achievement, she received the top prize of $3,000. Jaci Smith, who finished second with a time of 1:11:27, was awarded $2,000 for her performance. Read more: Who was the Grandma’s Marathon 2023 top men’s prize money earner?

Allie Schaich secured the third-place spot, crossing the finish line with a lifetime best time of 1:13:00 and earning $1,500. Kenya’s Lydiah Mathathi Njeri took home $1,000 for her fourth-place finish, completing the race in 1:13:25.

Despite finishing 17th overall with a time of 1:15:54, Meriah Earle was recognized as the top finisher in the masters 40+ division and was awarded $1,000.

On the men’s side, Afewerki Zeru secured second-place behind Reichow with an impressive personal best time of 1:02:40, earning him $2,000. Habtamu Cheney claimed the third-place spot and received $1,500 for his performance. Shadrack Biwott finished in fourth place, earning $1,000.

Furthermore, Ben Payne, who finished in 10th place, received a total of $1,300. This amount included $300 for his final position and an additional $1,000 for being the top finisher in the masters 40+ division.

Grandma’s Marathon: 2023 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Elite Race Prize money

Half-Marathon: WOMEN –

  1. Maggie Montoya, 28, Boulder, CO (1:09:26 PB – course record) – $3,000
  2. Jaci Smith, 26, Colorado Springs, CO (1:11:27) – $2,000
  3. Allie Schaich, 30, Seattle, OR (1:13:00 PB) – $1,500
  4. Lydiah Mathathi Njeri (KEN), 37, Davenport, IA (1:13:25) – $1,000
  5. Shannon Smith, 32, Flagstaff, AZ (1:13:40 PB) – $800
  6. Jane Bareikis, 28, Crestwood, IL (1:13:54) – $700
  7. Kim Krezonoski (CAN), 29, Toronto, ON (1:13:58 PB) – $600
  8. Margaret Ludick, 38, Minnetonka, MN (1:14:08 PB) – $500
  9. Gabriela Deleon (VEN), 27, Euless, TX (1:14:09 PB) – $400
  10. Kelsey Bruce, 30, Wichita Falls, TX (1:14:16) – $300
  11. Meriah Earle, 45, Escondido, CA (1:15:54) – $1,000 (masters bonus)

Half-Marathon: MEN –

  1. Joel Reichow, 29, White Bear Lake, MN (1:02:30) – $3,000
  2. Afewerki Zeru, 23, Colorado Springs, CO (1:02:40 PB) – $2,000
  3. Habtamu Cheney, 24, Provo, UT (1:03:19 DB) – $1,500
  4. Shadrack Biwott, 38, Folsom, CA (1:03:35) – $1,000
  5. Zach Herriott, 29, Washington, DC (1:04:02) – $800
  6. Mohammed Bati (ETH), 23, Minneapolis, MN (1:04:22) – $700
  7. Tyler Jermann, 30, St Paul, MN (1:04:29) – $600
  8. Allen Sumrall, 29, Albuquerque, NM (1:04:44) – $500
  9. Adam Walker, 23, Lexington, KY (1:05:10) – $400
  10. Ben Payne, 41, Colorado Springs, CO (1:05:12) – $300 + $1,000 (masters bonus)

With credit from Race Results Weekly

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