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2022 London Marathon to perform the richest wheelchair race ever

(CNN)At last year'sLondon Marathon, Swiss Marathon and Manuela Schär set men's and women's course records. Established. Wheelchair races respectively.

This year, the organizers set a record before theracebegan, and on Wednesday the 2022London Marathonwill host the richest wheelchair race in. I announced that. history.

The total prize pool for both races increased by $ 57,800 from $ 141,700 in 2021 to $ 199,500 in 2022.

The top 10 men's and women's races will be given a portion of this total. The winner receives $ 35,000 (an increase of $ 10,000), the second place wins $ 20,000 and the third place wins $ 15,000.

Additional bonuses are available for course records and the fastest time set in the Abbott World Marathon Majors Flying 400, the designated 400-meter time trial section of the course.

"I have run marathons around the world since 2013," female champion Sher said in a press release. "Promoting wheelchair racing to see what the London Marathon has done and is going on should be a great example for society."

She said in 2018. Alongside Australian Paralympic Champion Madison de Rosario, who won the London Marathon, we will start racing as a favorite since 2018, befitting our position as the world's leading female wheelchair racer.

Former Fellow Champion Nikita Denboa of the Netherlands andTatyana McFadden of the United Stateswill also compete to create a stack field.

"The London Marathon has been a leader in promoting, supporting and exhibiting the best wheelchair racers in the world for many years," event director Huebrusher said in a press release.

"We are pleased to be able to do this again by making this year's wheelchair race the richest in history and welcoming the field of the greatest wheelchair athletes ever gathered.

In the men's race, the hug will be attended by 2019 champion Daniel Romanchuk of the United States and eight-time champion of the United Kingdom David Weir.

"The London Marathon is very powerful in getting up and increasing the prize money for wheelchair athletes and sets the benchmark for all sports around the world," Weir said in a press release.

"I really appreciate what the London Marathon is doing for the men's and women's wheelchair departments and will do so forever."

The 2022 London Marathon is October It will be held on the 2nd.