If the winner of the Chicago marathon beat the world record for finishing the race, that would mean an extra $100,000 added to the winner's purse of $75,000.
Now, if a winner was strategically thinking, they might try to beat the record bit by bit so to win the extra prize money year after year. But really, that would be pretty tricky to accomplish. It would mean slowly breaking one record after another. Like shaving off one minute at a time.
This year's winner, Sammy Wanjiru, did just that.
I know there is a rumor out there that United Healthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley makes more than $57,000 an hour, but this little ole Kenyan just made $100,000 for one second!
Ahhh, to dream...