Poland is able to welcome about 250 runners from greater than 50 groups to compete on the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on Saturday 17 October.
The only World Athletics Collection occasion of 2020 can even be one of the vital extremely anticipated competitions of the yr as a number of world champions and world record-holders function among the many entries.
World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei, fellow Ugandan star Jacob Kiplimo, and world record-holders Peres Jepchirchir and Ababel Yeshaneh will all compete for world honours in Gdynia this weekend.
The occasion was rescheduled from its authentic date in March and the course has additionally been tailored to make sure any potential dangers are stored to a minimal.
Now held on a five-kilometre loop across the metropolis, the race will begin nearly from sea degree on the famend Kosciuszki Sq.. The course takes in a number of the fundamental roads within the metropolis centre with a slight uphill part alongside Swietojanska Avenue, then the ultimate stretch heads again down in direction of the ocean with the end line situated on the principle metropolis seashore in Gdynia.
Groups might enter a most of seven athletes, however not more than 5 shall be allowed to begin in every race.
Group outcomes are determined by the combination of instances recorded by the primary three finishers of every workforce. The workforce with the quickest combination time will likely be judged the winner.
If a workforce fails to complete with a whole scoring workforce, the runners ending shall be counted as people within the race consequence and be eligible for the person prize cash.
Within the occasion of a tie, it shall be resolved in favour of the workforce whose final scoring member finishes nearer to first place.
Prizes will likely be awarded to the highest six people and the highest six groups in each races. The prize cash is as follows:
A US$50,000 bonus will likely be awarded to any athlete who breaks a world file.
Additional data and protection of the championships will be discovered on our dedicated competition mini-site.