The prize money for winning the Daegu International Marathon is expected to be upgraded to that of the Boston Marathon, which boasts the world’s highest authority.
The city of Daegu announced on the 20th that it will set the prize money for the Daegu International Marathon next year to a level that surpasses that of major events such as the Boston Marathon.
The current prize money of $40,000 awarded to the top overseas elite athlete will be raised to $160,000, a four-fold increase, and all prize money from 1st to 10th will surpass that of the Boston Marathon. Currently, the prize money for winning the Boston Marathon is $150,000.
The city of Daegu also plans to set the prize money for the first place winner in Korea to 20 million won, a four-fold increase from the current 5 million won.
In terms of total prize money, it plans to set the world’s highest prize money of $885,538, surpassing the Boston Marathon’s $724,000 and the New토토사이트 York Marathon’s $572,000, which are the top 6 major marathons in the world.
In addition, the prize money paid for setting a new world record will be changed from 100 million won to 100,000 dollars, the prize money for achieving a new Korean record will be changed from 50 million won to 100 million won, and the award for a new record will be changed from 5,000 dollars to 10,000 dollars.
The marathon course also decided to increase efficiency by unifying the elite loop course, which is currently limited to Jung-gu and Suseong-gu, and the masters course, which is dispersed in Seo-gu, Buk-gu, and Dong-gu.
At the same time, in order for the image of the entire city to be known to the world, the existing National Debt Redemption Movement Commemorative Park will start at Daegu Stadium and run as a circulation course in the downtown area, using it as an opportunity to publicize the entirety of Daegu.
Daegu City plans to prepare for next year’s competition after comprehensively discussing this plan through the evaluation briefing session for this year’s competition held on the 25th.
Mayor Hong Joon-pyo said, “While participating in the Daegu International Marathon this year, I was amazed at the enthusiasm of the athletes and citizens to participate in the marathon.” I will do it as a competition,” he said.