Monte-Carlo - The IAAF is delighted to announce that with the preliminary entry deadline passed for the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Osaka, Japan, that 204 of the 212 IAAF Member Federations have declared their intention to participate at the championships which take place 25 August to 2 September 2007.
The IAAF World Championships in Athletics is 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 2007.
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$7,194,000, distributed as follows:
(Men’s and Women’s events; 1st to 8th places; all figures are in US$)
1st 60,000; 2nd 30,000; 3rd 20,000; 4th 15,000; 5th 10,000; 6th 6,000; 7th 5,000; 8th 4,000
Relays (per team)
1st 80,000; 2nd 40,000; 3rd 20,000; 4th 16,000; 5th 12,000; 6th 8,000; 7th 6,000; 8th 4,000
The IAAF World Marathon Cup which is incorporated into the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, offers an additional total prize purse of US$142,000 distributed as follows:
(Men’s and Women’s events; 1st to 6th places; all figures are in US$)
1st 20,000; 2nd 15,000; 3rd 12,000; 4th 10,000; 5th 8,000; 6th 6,000
$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).
**NOTE All prize winners must undergo and clear the usual anti-doping procedures.