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    Do Americans get $$$ for breaking American Records? For instance, Dan Lincoln last week?

    Amount?

  • #2
    Re: Question

    Originally posted by jrun
    Do Americans get $$$ for breaking American Records?
    Not that I know of, apart from what they might get from their shoe company or perhaps, in a domestic meet, from the meet director.

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    • #3
      You mean from USATF?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gh
        You mean from USATF?
        Sorry, yes...to clarify, I mean from the governing body (USATF)?

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        • #5
          Speaking of the steeplechase & bonus:

          Originally posted by Mens Racing
          Tim Broe, 24, of East Peoria, Illinois will be racing the steeplechase at the adidas Oregon Track Classic on Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Should he break Henry Marsh's American Record of 8:09.17 he will win a bonus of $50,000. Broe's current PR of 8:14 was set last June in Rome, Italy. Earlier this year, he beat Steve Scott's American Indoor 3,000-meter record that had stood since 1983 with his 7:39.23 at the adidas Boston Indoor Games. Broe lives with his fiancee Vanessa Bell in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Chris Lear caught up with Broe before as he finished his preparations for this weekend's attempt at Marsh's 17-year-old record.
          That was from a 2002 article. Broe is/was sponsored by adidas. Was this bonus money supposed to specifically be from adidas?

          http://www.mensracing.com/athletes/inte ... roe02.html

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          • #6
            Originally posted by EPelle
            Speaking of the steeplechase & bonus:

            Originally posted by Mens Racing
            Tim Broe, 24, of East Peoria, Illinois will be racing the steeplechase at the adidas Oregon Track Classic on Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Should he break Henry Marsh's American Record of 8:09.17 he will win a bonus of $50,000. Broe's current PR of 8:14 was set last June in Rome, Italy. Earlier this year, he beat Steve Scott's American Indoor 3,000-meter record that had stood since 1983 with his 7:39.23 at the adidas Boston Indoor Games. Broe lives with his fiancee Vanessa Bell in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Chris Lear caught up with Broe before as he finished his preparations for this weekend's attempt at Marsh's 17-year-old record.
            That was from a 2002 article. Broe is/was sponsored by adidas. Was this bonus money supposed to specifically be from adidas?

            http://www.mensracing.com/athletes/inte ... roe02.html

            EPelle...exactly, that's why I have the question.

            I remember that money being offered by ADIDAS because they hosted the meet and sponsored Broe (the guy at the time with the best chance of breaking the record)

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            • #7
              A good number of record bonuses are paid by insurance companies.

              Meet director wants to hype an event: "$100,000 bonus to be paid for breaking the xyz record!" The meet then buys a policy against the record, and pays a premium to the insurance company.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dj
                A good number of record bonuses are paid by insurance companies.

                Meet director wants to hype an event: "$100,000 bonus to be paid for breaking the xyz record!" The meet then buys a policy against the record, and pays a premium to the insurance company.
                That makes sense.

                Still, what about USATF?

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