4. Jessica Trengove crosses the line second and claims $40,000 incentive
Aussie Jessica Trengove, 30, improved her personal best to 2:26:31 and claimed a special incentive for Australian athletes to run sub 2:28 in the women’s marathon. For the 40th edition of the race, organisers offered a $40,000 prize pool for Australian athletes who ran sub 2:28 for women and 2:10 for men. As the only Australian to go under those marks, the South Australian was awarded the AUD $40,000 and an additional AUD $8,000 for her runner up finish. Trengove, who won bronze in the marathon at the Commonwealth Games, said post-race that she would contribute some of her incentive money to charities close to her heart.