05 MAR 2014 Press Release Sopot, Poland

Nearly US$2.5 million at stake in Sopot

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

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.

IAAF

NOTE:
* pending the usual ratification procedures
** all awards are dependent upon athletes undergoing and clearing the usual anti-doping procedures