Deba & Dibaba among the favorites to win Boston Marathon women’s race

Mare DibabaBoston, USA – When the 2015 Boston Marathon women’s race kicks off here on Monday, all eyes will be on Buzunesh Deba and Mare Dibaba (no relation to the famous Dibaba sisters)of Ethiopia, who are clear favorites to win the event.

Standing in their way will be fellow Ethiopian athletes Aberu Kebede (2:20:30) and Shure Demise (2:20:59), American Shalane Flanagan (2:21:14), Sharon Cherop (2:22:28) and Caroline Kilel (2:22:34), both of Kenya.

Running Event: 119th Boston Marathon

When: Monday, April 20, 2015. Elite women start at 9:32 a.m. ET; elite men start at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Where: Hopkinton to Boston, Massachusetts

How to and

Prize money (amount is the same for men’s and women’s races)

1st: $150,000                           6th: $12,000                       11th: $2,600
2nd: $75,000                           7th: $9,000                         12th: $2,100
3rd: $40,000                           8th: $7,400                         13th: $1,800
4th: $25,000                           9th: $5,700                          14th: $1,700
5th: $15,000                           10th: $4,200                        15th: $1,500