Nearly US$2.5 million at stake in World Indoor

Monaco, Mar 5, 2014: 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 new World record during the three-day championships.

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

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