Sunday, January 26, 2014

$40,500 American Prize Purse Added to 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon

 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon
 January 26, 2014
May 4 event total prize purse exceeds $135,000; American Development Program supports the new generation of world-class U.S. runners in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – As part of its recently launched American Development ProgramPittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. announced a new American prize purse of $40,500 to the 2014 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. The event, set for Sunday, May 4, will offer bonuses to the top five American men and women finishers, including $4,500 to the first U.S. citizen in the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and $3,000 to the first in the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon.

“Pittsburgh is known as the City of Champions and we want to support the development of world-class American runners at our events in Pittsburgh,” said Patrice Matamoros, CEO of Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. “Post-collegiate professionals need more opportunities such as American Development Program to chase their dreams, and with our expanding strong race fields, we hope to launch many American dreams right here in Pittsburgh.”

The total prize purse for the 6th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events now exceeds $135,000, the largest in the race’s history, with $8,000 going to the first male and female across the line. American athletes will be able to earn both overall and American prize money as well as have the opportunity to earn bonuses if they earn the “A” or “B” qualifying standard for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

Here is the American Development Program prize purse breakdown per gender provided race time standards are met:
Marathon (Men 2:25 or faster and Women 2:50 or faster): $4500, $3,500, $2,500, $1,500, $1,000
Half Marathon (Men 1:12 or faster and Women 1:22 or faster): $3000, $2,000, $1,000, $750, $500

The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. American Development Program includes the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on August 1 and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler in November.

For more information about the American Development Program, go to:

this article Courtesy of Running USA wire

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