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Friday, April 26, 2013

8 Million USD in Prize Money – Two weeks to go to start of IAAF Diamond League

Monaco - There are exactly two weeks to go to the start of the 2013 season of the IAAF Diamond League which blasts out of its blocks on Friday 10 May in Doha, Qatar. The IAAF Diamond League, which is entering its fourth season, is comprised of 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. The meetings are spread across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA, and are the top tier of the IAAF’s global one-day meeting competition structure. This series of 14 meetings, each offering prize money of 480,000 USD, showcases 32 event disciplines which are carefully distributed amongst the meetings. In each of the 32 event disciplines there is a ‘Diamond Race’ with points available throughout the 14 meeting season. Each of the 32 event disciplines is staged seven times with the top three Athletes being awarded the same amount of points at each meeting with the exception of the Final where the points are doubled. The overall winner of each of the 32 Diamond Races will receive a 40,000 USD cash prize and a spectacular Diamond Trophy created by Beyer, one of the oldest and most respected jewellers in the world, which was established in Zürich in the 18th century. Combine the individual meeting prize money with the Diamond Race cash, and the IAAF Diamond League is offering a total of 8 Million USD in prize money in 2013.