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Nagoya Women’s Marathon Announces $250,000 USD Prize Money for 2022 Winner

a press release from the Nagoya Women's Marathon

The Nagoya Women’s Marathon is delighted to announce that it will increase the prize money for its 2022 race, scheduled on Sunday, March 13, 2022, to $250,000 USD. This will make the Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2022 the highest-prize paying marathon in the world. 

A global leader in women’s running as the world’s largest women-only marathon and the sole women’s race with a World Athletics Platinum Label, the Nagoya Women’s Marathon made this decision in pursuit of greater heights. By holding a higher-level race among the fastest women athletes gathered from across the world, the organizers aim to convey to the global audience the wonders of marathons, particularly the talent and outstanding ability of women athletes. 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many road races have been forced to cancel or postpone, and athletes’ opportunities have been lost. Thanks to the dedication of medical professionals and the cooperation of citizens around the world, road races are slowly returning despite the challenges. By announcing the increase in prize money at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2022, its organizers hope to encourage athletes worldwide and send another piece of positive news to the world of long-distance racing, mass participation events, and women’s sports. 

The elite field eligibility of the Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2022 is as below. Further details of the registration will be announced on the race website in December 2021, when elite athletes’ entries open. 

Elite Field Eligibility: 
(1) Female athletes who meet conditions (i) and (ii) 
 (i) An FY2021 JAAF-registered athlete who is 19 years of age or older on race day 
 (ii) An athlete who has met one of the time standards below as a JAAF-registered athlete at a certified competition inside or outside Japan on or after March 1, 2020: 
1) Marathon under 2:50:00   
2) 30 km under 1:55:00   
3) Half marathon under 1:15:00   
4) 20 km or 20,000 m under 1:11:00   
5) 10 km or 10,000 m under 34:00 

(2) Athletes recommended by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations 
(3) Foreign or domestic-based athletes invited by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations 

The Nagoya Women’s Marathon organizers will make every effort to ensure the safe arrival of all participating athletes to the event. However, please be aware that there is a possibility that the Japanese government may impose entry restrictions on foreign-based athletes depending on the future global pandemic status.

photo © 2021 Nagoya Women's Marathon, all rights reserved


Stefan said…
Good to see the women will be competing for higher prize money. Brett, do you know what the prize money was this year for the winner or in 2020 when Mao Ichiyama won it? said…
How much is 2nd place?
Brett Larner said…
This is the extent of what's been announced publicly so far.

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