Australian’s 2:07.50 Sets Boston Record
Rob de Castella of Australia won the 90th running of the Boston Marathon in record time today to earn a $25,000 bonus the first time the road classic offered prize money, while Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway was the first woman across the finish line.
For his unofficial time of 2 hours 7 minutes and 50 seconds, De Castella won the $30,000 first prize and the $25,000 bonus for breaking Alberto Salazar’s 1982 Boston Marathon mark of 2:08:51.
Kristiansen won the women’s race in an unofficial time of 2:24:55. She never was pushed and the mark was slower that the course record of 2:22:42. She also won $30,000 and had been the overwhelming favorite in the women’s division.
Each winner also received a Mercedes-Benz.