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$50,000 bonus by the IAAF.
The IAAF World Half Marathon Championships event is open to mass participation for the first time.
The current ratified World records are:
- Men – Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea) 58:23, 21 March 2010, Lisbon
- Women (single sex race) – Lornah Kiplagat (Kenya/Netherlands) 1:06:25, 14 October 2007, Udine
However, the payment of all prize money is dependent upon athletes undergoing and clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.
Prize Money (all amounts are in US$)
- 1st – 30,000
- 2nd -15,000
- 3rd – 10,000
- 4th – 7000
- 5th – 5000
- 6th – 3000
- 1st – 15,000
- 2nd – 12,000
- 3rd – 9000
- 4th – 7500
- 5th – 6000
- 6th – 3000
Date: Saturday 29 March (times are local: GMT + 1 hour):
Women’s race: 12:30
Men’s race: 12:55
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World Athletics (formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics, such as running, jumping and throwing.