A big cheque - the world record bonus for the USA women's distance medley relay squad after their world record run in Nassau (Getty Images) © Copyright
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US$1.26 million in prize money on offer at IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

A total prize purse of US$1.26 million will be paid by the IAAF for the men's and women's races at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 on 22-23 April.

Team prize money for each race (all amounts are in US$):
1st – 50,000
2nd – 30,000
3rd – 20,000
4th – 12,000
5th – 10,000
6th – 8000
7th – 6000
8th – 4000

World record bonus

Any team who breaks a world record in Nassau will be awarded a US$50,000 bonus by the IAAF.

The IAAF/BTC World Relays have already witnessed five world record-breaking performances.

At the inaugural edition in 2014, a Jamaican quartet clocked 1:18.63 to take down the men's world 4x200m record while Kenyan teams shattered the standards in both the men's and women's 4x1500m.

In 2015, USA teams stamped their authority on the distance medley event by breaking the records in both the men's and women's races. All five records still stand.

The current ratified world records for the disciplines on the 2017 programme are:

Men
4x100m: Jamaica 36.84, 11 August 2012, London
4x200m: Jamaica 1:18.63, 24 May 2014, Nassau
4x400m: United States 2:54.29, 22 August 1993, Stuttgart
4x800m: Kenya 7:02.43, 25 August 2006, Brussels

Women
4x100m: United States 40.82, 10 August 2012, London
4x200m: United States 1:27.46, 29 April 2000, Philadelphia
4x400m: USSR 3:15.17, 1 October 1988, Seoul
4x800m: USSR 7:50.17, 5 August 1984, Moscow

* The payment of prize money is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.

Timetable

Times are local; GMT -4 hours

Saturday 22 April:
19:30 - Women's 4x200m heats
19:50 - Men's 4x100m heats
20:17 - Women's 4x400m heats
20:53 - Men's 4x400m heats
21:25 - Women's 4x800m final
21:48 - Mixed 4x400m heats
22:12 - Men's 4x100m final B
22:21 - Women's 4x200m final
22:36 - Men's 4x100m final

Sunday 23 April:
19:30 - Men's 4x200m heats
20:00 - Women's 4x100m heats
20:27 - Men's 4x400m final B
20:38 - Women's 4x400m final B
20:49 - Men's 4x800m final
21:12 - Women's 4x400m final
21:30 - Men's 4x200m final
21:47 - Women's 4x100m final B
21:56 - Men's 4x400m final
22:14 - Women's 4x100m final
22:30 - Mixed 4x400m final

For the latest updates and information on the competition's third edition, keep an eye on our dedicated IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 mini-site as well as on our Twitter and Facebook social media channels.

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