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Copenhagen 2014: US$245,000 in prize money at stake

A total prize purse of US$245,000 will be paid by the IAAF for the men’s and women’s races at the IAAF/Al-Bank World Half Marathon Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday 29 March 2014.

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships – Copenhagen 2014
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships – Copenhagen 2014

A total prize purse of US$245,000 will be paid by the IAAF for the men’s and women’s races at the IAAF/Al-Bank World Half Marathon Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday 29 March 2014.

According to the IAAF statement, any athlete who surpasses a World record in Copenhagen will be awarded a US$50,000 bonus by the IAAF.

The IAAF World Half Marathon Championships event is open to mass participation for the first time.

The current ratified World records are:

  • Men – Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea) 58:23, 21 March 2010, Lisbon
  • Women (single sex race) – Lornah Kiplagat (Kenya/Netherlands) 1:06:25, 14 October 2007, Udine

However, the payment of all prize money is dependent upon athletes undergoing and clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.

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

Timetable

Date: Saturday 29 March (times are local: GMT + 1 hour):

Women’s race: 12:30

Men’s race: 12:55

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