Dubai Marathon slashes prize purse to spite IAAF – Canadian Running Magazine

  • Since at least 2012, the Dubai Marathon, first held in 2000, has enjoyed the distinction of having the richest prize purse of any marathon in the world, rewarding the winner with $200,000 USD.
  • According to a story on , this year’s prize money for the top four positions has been reduced by half, and fifth through 10th place by $7,500 each (representing a 62 to 75 per cent drop for those finishers).
  • The sticking point, according to race director Peter Connerton, was the minimum 15,000 finishers to be granted the coveted platinum label, a number Dubai cannot claim.

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