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Thursday, May 22, 2014

IAAF World Relays : $1.4 million in prize money up for grabs

A total prize purse of USD $1.4million will be paid by the IAAF for the men's and women's races at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, The Bahamas, on 24-25 May. Team prize money for each race (all amounts are in US$) 1st – 50,000 2nd – 30,000 3rd – 20,000 4th – 12,000 5th – 10,000 6th – 8000 7th – 6000 8th – 4000 World record bonus Any team who breaks a world record in Nassau will be awarded a USD $50,000 bonus by the IAAF. The current ratified world records are: Men 4x100m: Jamaica 36.84, 11 August 2012, London 4x200m: United States 1:18.68, 17 April 1994, Walnut 4x400m: United States 2:54.29, 22 August 1993, Stuttgart 4x800m: Kenya 7:02.43, 25 August 2006, Brussels 4x1500m: Kenya 14:36.23, 4 September 2009, Brussels Women 4x100m: United States 40.82, 10 August 2012, London 4x200m: United States 1:27.46, 29 April 2000, Philadelphia 4x400m: USSR 3:15.17, 1 October 1988, Seoul 4x800m: USSR 7:50.17, 5 August 1984, Moscow 4x1500m: Kenya 17:05.72*, 26 April 2014, Nairobi NOTE: The payment of all prize money is dependent upon athletes undergoing and clearing the usual anti-doping procedures. Timetable Saturday 24 May (times are local; GMT -4 hours): 17:30 Men’s 4x200m heats 17:49 Women’s 4x100m heats 18:14 Men’s 4x800m final 18:38 Women’s 4x400m heats 19:12 Men’s 4x400m heats 19:43 Women’s 4x1500m final 20:15 Men’s 4x200m final 20:33 Women’s 4x100m final B 20:42 Women’s 4x100m final Sunday 25 May 17:30 Women’s 4x200m heats 17:49 Men’s 4x100m heats 18:14 Women’s 4x400m final B 18:26 Women’s 4x400m final 18:46 Men’s 4x1500m final 19:17 Women’s 4x800m final 19:41 Men’s 4x400m final B 19:52 Men’s 4x400m final 20:11 Women’s 4x200m final 20:28 Men’s 4x100m final B 20:37 Men’s 4x100m final *subject to the usual ratification procedures