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Athletes jostle for IAAF’s US$2.5Million prize money in Sopot

15th World Indoor Championships in Athletics SOPOT 2014 that are being held in ERGO ARENA from 7-9 March.
15th World Indoor Championships in Athletics SOPOT 2014 that are being held in ERGO ARENA from 7-9 March.

A total of US$2,464,000 is on offer from the IAAF as prize money at this weekend’s IAAF World Indoor Championships, in Sopot, Poland – March 7-9, 2014.

Over 600 competitors from 138 countries will be competing for honours at the IAAF World Indoor Championships 2014 being held at the Ergo Arena. As has become traditional, there is also a US$50,000 bonus for any athlete setting a world record during the three-day championships.

The 2014 indoor season has already produced three world indoor records: Genzebe Dibaba ran 1500m in 3:55.17 in Karlsruhe, Germany, on 1 February and then reduced the 3000m mark to 8:16.60 in Stockholm, Sweden, five days later while Renaud Lavillenie improved the absolute pole vault world record to 6.16m in Donetsk, Ukraine, on 15 February.

Prize Money at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014

Individual events (total US$ 2,288,000):

  • 1st US$40,000
  • 2nd US$20,000
  • 3rd US$10,000
  • 4th US$8000
  • 5th US$6000
  • 6th US$4000

Relays per team (total US$176,000):

  • 1st US$40,000
  • 2nd US$20,000
  • 3rd US$10,000
  • 4th US$8000
  • 5th US$6000
  • 6th US$4000

World record bonus
US$50,000 – for any athlete setting a world record.

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