…Record Breakers to get 100, 000 Dollars
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has rolled out prize money for the up coming World Athletics Championship in Daegu, Korea in August.
The athletics body also announced that 201 of the 212 IAAF Member Federations have declared their intention to participate at the Championships from 27th August – 4 September 2011.
The IAAF World Championships is the third biggest global sporting event after the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup, and will be the largest sports gathering on the planet in 2011.
The body said as always, there will be a huge prize purse on offer, with the IAAF paying a grand total of US$7,336,000, while stating that men’s and women’s Individual events; 1st to 8th places will get 1st 60,000; 2nd 30,000; 3rd 20,000; 4th 15,000; 5th 10,000; 6th 6000; 7th 5000; 8th 4000. Relays per team will get, 1st 80,000; 2nd 40,000; 3rd 20,000; 4th 16,000; 5th 12,000; 6th 8000; 7th 6000; 8th 4000.
The IAAF World Marathon Cup which is incorporated into the IAAF World Championships offers an additional total prize purse of US$142,000 distributed as follows: Men’s and women’s events; 1st to 6th places; Teams, 1st 20,000; 2nd 15,000; 3rd 12,000; 4th 10,000; 5th 8000; 6th 6000.
Meanwhile, the IAAF has stated that any athlete who surpasses a World record at the IAAF World Championships will be awarded US$100,000 donated by IAAF Partners Toyota (for Women) and TDK (for Men).
All figures are in US dollars.