At the 41st edition of the championships, but the first to be held in China, a first prize of US$30,000 will be awarded to each individual winner of the men’s and women’s senior races, with money available down to sixth place.
In total, US$140,000 is on offer for individual prizes.
In the team contest in both senior races, 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 sixth place in both races, where the pay out by the IAAF is US$4000.
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
* No prize money paid for the junior races. The payment of prize money in the senior races is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.
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