Big Payday Awaits Athletes At World Athletics Championships Doha 2019
Wilbert London III, Gil Roberts, Michael Cherry and Fred Kerley of the United States, silver, Jarrin Solomon, Jereem Richards, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago, gold, and Matthew Hudson-Smith, Dwayne Cowan, Rabah Yousif and Martyn Rooney of Great Britain, bronze, pose with their medals for the Men's 4x400 Metres Relay final during day ten of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 13, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Athletes down to compete at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 will share over US$7.5 million in prize money.

In addition to the prize money, athletes who set a world record will be eligible for a special award of US$100,000 offered by TDK and Qatar National Bank (QNB).

The winner of each event will walk away with US$60,000 while relay teams will get US$80,000 to win.

All payments, however, are subject to the usual ratification process.

Prize money

Individual events
Gold: US$ 60,000
Silver: US$ 30,000
Bronze: US$ 20,000
fourth place: US$ 15,000
fifth place: US$ 10,000
sixth place: US$ 6000
seventh place: US$ 5000
eighth place: US$ 4000

Relays (per team)
Gold: US$ 80,000
Silver: US$ 40,000
Bronze: US$ 20,000
fourth place: US$ 16,000
fifth place: US$ 12,000
sixth place: US$ 8000
seventh place: US$ 6000
eighth place: US$ 4000

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  1. Not all athletes get money from contracts with Nike and adidas etc. so overall for all Athletes the payout is too low for the most watched sports like track. My son is 12 and already 6’1” and I will not be pushing him into track and field. I am from a country who saw track athletes win gold over and over and their income is nothing compared to other sports. They have to come home to work in other industries to supplement income.

  2. The prize money is too low, I am a track and field man all my life , went to college on track scholarship, so track is my life and I love it , but the low pay for a world championship is low, hence here in America, even while they are still winning ,many people join other sports because of the millions they pay in those sports, if you want to keep and grow track and field more than it is now , pay them for the individual talent they display for being the best in the world , not $60k when other sports pay millions

  3. People need to realize that these athletes dont just live off of prize money..they get most of their money from their apparel sponsorship deals that they sign with the companies such as Adidas, Nike, Puma, Under Armour, Asics, New Balance, etc..and the top end athletes get millions..and then they compete and get prize money and appearance fees for their track meets and championships that they compete in


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