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Huge Prizes Await Winners Of IAAF Cross Country Championships.

  • Cash prizes to be awarded to the runners.
  • Biggest turn out expected since 1996.

As the day approaches the country is buzzing about the prize money for the winner of the 2017 World cross country championship. A total of US$310,000 in prize money will be awarded by the IAAF to the leading runners in the senior races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on Sunday 26 March. Winners of the individual men’s and women’s races will each earn US$30,000, with money paid out to the top six finishers.

The Kenyans dominating the track.

In total, US$140,000 is on offer in the two senior races. In the team contest in both senior races, there is another prize pool of US$140,000, with US$20,000 going to the winning team, with prizes awarded to sixth place in both races, where the pay out by the IAAF is US$4000.

Runners on the track.

There is also a total prize pool of US$30,000 on offer for the inaugural relay race, with US$12,000 earmarked for the winning team. Here, the first four teams across the line will be awarded prize money.

Prize Money (in US$) – senior men’s and women’s races only*

Individual races:
1st – 30,000
2nd – 15,000
3rd – 10,000
4th – 7000
5th – 5000
6th – 3000

Team races:
1st – 20,000
2nd – 16,000
3rd – 12,000
4th – 10,000
5th – 8000
6th – 4000

Relay race:
1st – 12,000
2nd – 8000
3rd – 6000
4th – 4000

* No prize money paid for the junior races. The payment of prize money in the senior races is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.

Further background information and complete coverage of the championships, including entry lists, previews, biographies, reports and results, can be found on our the IAAF site and Chano 8 will be providing you with live updates as the race happens.

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