Wednesday, 03 June 2009

205 Member Federations and $7 million in Prize Money set for Berlin

Berlin 2009 logo  (c)

Berlin 2009 logo (c)

Monte-Carlo - The IAAF is delighted to announce that 205 of the 213 IAAF Member Federations have declared their intention to participate at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin, Germany (15 to 23 August 2009).

>>NOTE - figures updated on 28 June from 202 (as first published on 3 June) to 205 Member Federations as per latest data received<<

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.

Over $7 Million in Prize Money**

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$)

Individual
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$)

Teams
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).

IAAF

**NOTE All prize winners must undergo and clear the usual anti-doping procedures.