Three important things you need to know about the World Cross Country Championships


ATHLETICS Three important things you need to know about the World Cross Country Championships

Abigael Wafula 13:33 - 28.03.2024

Here is a list of three key things you should know about the upcoming World Cross-Country Championships.

The World Cross Country Championships are coming up this Saturday, March 30 in Belgrade, Serbia and there are a few things that are important to note ahead of the event.

Defending champions Beatrice Chebet and Jacob Kiplimo return for the senior women’s and men’s races title defenses and they will be hoping to stun the world one more time with their scintillating runs.

Cross-country fans from across the globe will be curious to also watch youngsters being crowned champions on the global stage and this year’s event will certainly promise to be a thriller.

1) Where to watch

As per the race organisers, the global event will be live-streamed at no cost on the World Athletics website, alongside live broadcasts in numerous countries globally.

The event will also be shown on the Inside Track, the exclusive access-all-areas platform that offers live streams (geo-restrictions may apply), daily and extended highlights, exclusive interviews, and detailed live results accessible via our website for fans looking to follow the action as it happens.

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Some broadcasters around the world will also show the event live and here is how you can find out how to follow.

2) Schedule of events in EAT

The first event of the day will be the women’s under-20 final race scheduled for 1:00 pm and then the second race will be the men’s under-20 final race at 1:35 pm.

The mixed relay final is scheduled for 2:15 pm with the senior women’s and men’s races following at 2:45 pm and 3:30 pm respectively.

3) Prize money

As per World Athletics, the men’s and women’s winners in the senior categories will walk away with $30,000 (Ksh3.9 million). The second and third-place finishers will pocket Ksh1.9 million and Ksh1.3 million respectively.

The athletes who finish fourth will bag Ksh927,500 while the fifth and sixth-place finishers will bag Ksh662,500 and Ksh397,500 respectively. In the mixed relay, the first team to cross the finish line will walk away with Ksh1.5 million while those who finish second and third will bag Ksh1 million and Ksh795,000 respectively. The athletes who finish fourth will pocket Ksh530,000.

The team that finishes first with the highest number of medals will walk away with Ksh2.6 million while the second, third, and fourth-place finishers will bag Ksh2.1 million, Ksh1.5 million, and Ksh1.3 million. The team to finish fifth and sixth will be awarded Ksh 1 million and Ksh530,000 respectively.