The IAAF has announced that 202 of the 213 IAAF Member Federations are set to participate at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin, Germany (15 to 23 August 2009).
The IAAF World Championships in Athletics are 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 2009.
As always there is a huge prize purse on offer, with the IAAF paying a grand total of US$7,336,000, distributed as follows:
(Men’s and Women’s events; 1st to 8th places; all figures are in US$)
1st 60,000; 2nd 30,000; 3rd 20,000; 4th 15,000; 5th 10,000; 6th 6000; 7th 5000; 8th 4000
Relays (per team)
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 in Athletics, offers an additional total prize purse of US$142,000 distributed as follows:
(Men’s and Women’s events; 1st to 6th places; all figures are in US$)
1st 20,000; 2nd 15,000; 3rd 12,000; 4th 10,000; 5th 8000; 6th 6000
$100,000 World Record bonus
In addition, any athlete who surpasses a World record at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics will be awarded US$100,000 donated by IAAF Partners Toyota (for Women) and TDK (for Men).