The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), together with the Abbott World Marathon Majors, will create a pool of championship-eligible marathon runners who will undergo additional out-of-competition drug testing.
Details on the athlete pool and the new testing protocols will be announced at a later date.
Prize money payments will also be adjusted to take advantage of long-term biological mapping of athletes. Thus, the $500,000 prize awarded to the men’s and women’s champions will no longer be made in one lump sum payment and will now be paid out over the course of five years, at $100,000 each year.
World Marathon Majors for the IAAF