Summaries of the four races - Men's Senior, Men's Junior, Women's Senior, and Women's Junior - of this afternoon's 37th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Amman, Jordan (Sat 28 March), are available in the Event Reports section of our Amman 2009 site.
Click on race name to read a summary of each race:
A sum of US$280,000 in prize money is being paid by the IAAF for the two senior races in Amman.**
A US$30,000 prize is available for each individual winner of the men’s and women’s senior races with money filtering down to 6th position where the reward is US$3000 per athlete. In total US$140,000 is on offer as individual prizes.
In terms of the team contest in both senior events, there is another prize pool of US$140,000. This is distributed with US$20,000 going to the first team home in each race, descending to 6th place where the pay out is US$4000.
Prize Money in US$ – senior men’s and women’s races only
1st – 30,000
2nd – 15,000
3rd – 10,000
4th – 7000
5th – 5000
6th – 3000
1st – 20,000
2nd – 16,000
3rd – 12,000
4th – 10,000
5th – 8000
6th – 4000
** There is no prize money paid for the two junior races.
The payment of prize money in the senior races is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.