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  • Berlin Prize Money Structure

    Did I miss this thread?

    http://www.iaaf.org/WCH09/news/kind=100 ... 50880.html

    Over $7 Million in Prize Money**
    Men’s and Women’s events; 1st to 8th places; all figures are in US$
    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
    WR = $100,000

  • #2
    What's to miss? I think those pay outs are identical to the 2007 world championships.

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    • #3
      And I don't think 2007 was the first with that structure either.

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      • #4
        oh . . . ops: . . . never mind

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        • #5
          IAAF should consider also going to a team points sttructure for the world games rather than a medal count. This way a team is rewarded for placing a runner in the final. IMO finishing 4th at the world champs is a huge achievement and deserves more respect.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kamikaze7
            IAAF should consider also going to a team points sttructure for the world games rather than a medal count. This way a team is rewarded for placing a runner in the final. IMO finishing 4th at the world champs is a huge achievement and deserves more respect.
            Why can't they do both team points and a medal count?

            Answer: They can and they do.

            http://osaka2007.iaaf.org/results/placing/placing.html

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            • #7
              Re: Berlin Prize Money Structure

              Originally posted by Marlow
              Did I miss this thread?

              http://www.iaaf.org/WCH09/news/kind=100 ... 50880.html

              Over $7 Million in Prize Money**
              Men’s and Women’s events; 1st to 8th places; all figures are in US$
              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
              WR = $100,000

              I'm not sure what the financials of the World Championship is , but I must say I am surprised at the pittance paid out to athletes. $60K for 1st place sounds like a payout that would be reasonable...a few decades go. I'm all for athletics for the love of the sport but T&F needs to do a better job of compensating its own.



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              • #8
                Re: Berlin Prize Money Structure

                Originally posted by Cojo
                I'm not sure what the financials of the World Championship is , but I must say I am surprised at the pittance paid out to athletes. $60K for 1st place sounds like a payout that would be reasonable...a few decades go. I'm all for athletics for the love of the sport but T&F needs to do a better job of compensating its own.
                But, $60K is often just the start of it. Depending on their event and their home country they will be getting greater appearance money, endorsements etc in the short-medium term (and perhaps beyond if they generate any celebrity from it.

                Of course, the endorsement angle can play into the hands of smaller countries (to a point) - I'm sure Jefferson Perez makes a hell of a lot more for being THE man from Ecuador's perspective (other than footballers) and Kelly Holmes, Stefan Holm, Jana Rawlinson did better in their respective home countries than Bryan Clay, Reese Hoffa etc...

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                • #9
                  If you factor in inflation, real prize money has gone down at the World Champs over the past decade or so.

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