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Wins in Boston can add up in a hurry

It's not possible to pinpoint how much money is at stake, but we know it's a lot

Updated: April 11, 2013, 8:33 AM ET
By Peter Vigneron | Competitor.com

On Monday, Massachusetts native Shalane Flanagan will try to become the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. If she does, she stands to become one of the richest marathon runners -- and maybe one of the richest female athletes -- in the country.

That's because marathoners are collecting the biggest paychecks of any runners not named Usain Bolt. So big, in fact, that marathons are luring runners from other disciplines -- the 10,000 meters, cross country -- ...

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