Viet Nam will send four professional athletes to the International Athletics Championships 2006-2007, the biggest marathon race in the world.
Each runner will compete in one stage of the 1,600-meter Nairobi races (on October 29), in high humid condition in Singapore (on December 3), in hot weather in Mumbai (on January 21, 2007) and in Hong Kong (on March 4, 2007).
The competition has attracted the participation of 82 teams from 30 countries and territories. The total prize value is up to US$1.5 million. There is a first team prize of US$400,000. A prize money of US$30,000 will be rewarded to the best team of region.