IAAF Puts $50,000 Bonus for an Athlete that Can Beat Zersenay Tadese’s (ERI) 58:23 World Record

$245,000 IN PRIZE MONEY UP FOR GRABS IN VALENCIA, PREVIEWS PUBLISHED

 

 

www.iaaf.org | March 24, 2018

 

 

 

 

A total prize purse of US$245,000 is on offer at the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 on Saturday 24 March.

 




 

Prize money (all amounts are in US$):
Individual
1st – 30,000
2nd – 15,000
3rd – 10,000
4th – 7000
5th – 5000
6th – 3000

 

 

Teams
1st – 15,000
2nd – 12,000
3rd – 9000
4th – 7500
5th – 6000
6th – 3000

 

 

WORLD RECORD BONUS

 

 

An athlete who surpasses a world record in Valencia will be awarded a US$50,000 bonus by the IAAF.

 

The current ratified world records are:
Men: Zersenay Tadese (ERI) 58:23
Women (single-sex race): Lornah Kiplagat (NED) 1:06:25
The payment of all prize money is dependent upon athletes undergoing and clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.

 

 

PREVIEWS PUBLISHED
Previews of both the men’s and women’s races are now published. The statistical reference, ‘IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018’, compiled by noted statistician Mark Butler, is also available (download | read).

 

 

Timetable:
Saturday 24 March (times are local, GMT+1)
Women’s race: 17:05
Men’s race: 17:30

 

Source: https://www.iaaf.org/news/press-release/245000-prize-money-world-half-marathon-champi

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