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$):
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

World record bonus

An athlete who surpasses a world record in Valencia will be awarded a US$50,000 bonus by the IAAF. A great opportunity not only to raise self-esteem and rise in the eyes of other athletes, but also make good money. It’s a thrill, but a different kind of thrill than you would play gambling like Bob Casino for kiwis.

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).

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