09 MAY 2012 General News

How much to win, who can race, and how many to score? – IAAF World Race Walking Cup

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MonteCarloOver USD 350,000 are on offer for the three senior races - men’s 50km and men’s and women’s 20km - from the IAAF as prize money at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup, Saransk, Russia, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2012.

Prize Money**

Individuals (total USD 210,000)
1st 30,000
2nd 15,000
3rd 10,000
4th 7000
5th 5000
6th 3000

Team (total USD 157,500)
per team:
1st 15,000
2nd 12,000
3rd 9000
4th 7500
5th 6000
6th 3000

Total Prize Money – USD 367,500
(There is no prize money for the two junior 10kms)

Team Entries / Scoring

Senior Races
Each IAAF Member Federation (MF) may enter a maximum of seven walkers; no more than five shall be allowed to start in the race with three to score. Each MF may enter a team in both the Senior Men’s Races (20km or 50km) but no athlete may compete in both.

Junior Races
Each MF may enter a maximum of five walkers; no more than three shall be allowed to start in the race with two to score.

Individual Entries
Each MF can enter individual athletes in any of the races and the finishing athletes shall be eligible for the corresponding individual awards.

Age Categories

Any athlete aged 18 or 19 years on 31 December in the year of the competition (e.g. for the 2012 Cup, born in 1993 or 1994) may compete in the Senior 20km race or the Junior race (NOT in the Senior 50km race).

Any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on 31 December in the year of the competition (e.g. for the 2012 Cup, born in 1995 or 1996) may compete in the Junior race ONLY.

No athlete younger than 16 years of age on 31 December in the year of the competition (e.g. for the 2012 Cup, born in 1997 or later) may be entered.

NOTE ** all awards are dependent upon athletes undergoing and clearing the usual anti-doping procedures

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