BEIJING, China – Athletes who set a world record at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing will receive a special world record bonus of USD $100,000.
The bonus is made possible by the support of TDK for men's events and Toyota for women's events. Performances which equal the existing IAAF World Record will not be eligible for a World Record Award.
The last World Record Award to be presented was to the Jamaican 4x100m quartet at the 2011 World Championships.
TDK will also be the main men’s bib sponsor in Beijing. The Japanese multi-national electronics company have been involved in the IAAF's flagship competition for an unbroken period of 32 years.
The Toyota Motor Corporation has sponsored the women's bibs at each and every IAAF World Championships since the Paris edition in 2003.