Boston Marathon winner is still owed $100,000 prize money from the BAA 10 years later

April 17, 2024

A Boston Marathon winner who smashed the iconic course record is still waiting for her $100,000 payday a decade later.

The 2014 marathon winner Buzunesh Deba says she’s owed $100,000 from the Boston Athletic Association after the initial first-place finisher was disqualified for doping.

As Deba waits for the $100,000 in prize money, the B.A.A. — with $27.3 million in net assets, as of its most recent publicly available tax filing — is still trying to get the cash back from the cheater, Rita Jeptoo. Boston Herald