06 SEP 1999 General News

The IAAF Grand Prix Final - $3.4 million payout for 1999

The Grand Prix Finalfacts and figures
A $3,388,000 Payout for 1999 IAAF Grand Prix Circuit

The Grand Prix season culminates in the Grand Prix Final, which will take place in Munich (GER) on 11 September.

Athletes will compete in the following events this year:

Men: 200m; 800m; 1500m; 3000m; 3000m Steeplechase; 110m hurdles; Long Jump, Pole Vault, Javelin Throw

Women: 200m; 800m; 1500m; 3000m; 400m Hurdles; High Jump; Triple Jump; Shot Put.

Points are scored on the following basis:

Place

Grand Prix Final

Golden League

Grand Prix I

Grand Prix II

1st

24

12

8

5

2nd

21

10

7

4

3rd

18

9

6

3

4th

15

8

5

2

5th

12

7

4

1

6th

9

6

3

7th

6

5

2

8th

3

4

1

Points from the athlete’s best 8 meetings (including record bonus points) will be used for the selection of athletes to compete in the Grand Prix Final and will count towards the Overall Grand Prix Score.

Additional points for world record performances are awarded outside the Grand Prix Final, with six points for a world record mark and three points for equalling an existing world record. These additional points are only awarded once in a single event at a single meeting.

Victory in an individual event in the Grand Prix Final will bring the winner US$50,000; 2nd place, 30,000; 3rd place, 20,000; 4th, 10,000; 5th, 8,000; 6th, 7,000; 7th, 6,000 and 8th, 5,000. World record breakers in the Grand Prix Final will receive an award of $100,000.

In addition, the winners of the Overall Grand Prix will receive: for 1st place, $200,000; 2nd, 100,000; 3rd, 50,000; 4th, 20,000; 5th, 15,000; 6th, 13,000; 7th, 12,000; 8th, 10,000.

See the IAAF Grand Prix Standings 1999

Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) was the men's overall Grand Prix Winner last year, Marion Jones (USA) won the women's Overall Grand Prix.