Kenya’s John Korir was on another level as he destroyed the elite rich field at the 35th edition of the Los Angeles Marathon that was held in Los Angeles, California.
The 24 years-old was three minutes ahead of his closest opponent as he forged on solo to cut the tape in 2:12.46.
Korir was second in LA two years ago, was followed by Edwin Kimutai who came home nearly six minutes in a time of 2:18.01.
Eritrea’s Amanuel Mesel Tikue closed the first three podium finishes in 2:18.17.
Korir pocketed over Kshs 600,000.
That’s a low total compared to Berlin which awards $1 million in prize money. Boston pays out $868,500 in prize money, Chicago $606,500, and New York City $534,000.
The LA race traditionally takes place in March. It returns to that spot next year.