Gladys Cheshir was in third with a mile to go— she didn’t make the top 10, which either means that last mile took her over ten minutes or she dropped out.
I know the elites have yearly salaries from their shoe contracts but the amount of money they lost in the last couple of miles is insane. Cheshir had over a minute on sixth place ($12,000) with a mile to go— she ended up with nothing.
In contrast, a huge amount of cash just went to the low end of the elite spectrum in the U.S. and Canada on both the men’s and the women’s side. Good for them. I do wonder if any woman from the main field will end up with a time that should be in the money, which goes 15 deep, and how they would handle that. I assume there is a stipulation that you have to start with the elite women to win money.