The Iconic Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing / Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

A total of US$ 7,194,000 in prize money will be paid at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 to the leading athletes and teams in the 47 events being contested in the Chinese capital.

Individual Events
Gold: USD $60,000
Silver: USD $30,000
Bronze: USD $20,000
Fourth place: USD $15,000
Fifth place: USD $10,000
Sixth place: USD $6000
Seventh place: USD $5000
Eighth place: USD $4000

Relays (per team)
Gold: USD $80,000
Silver: USD $40,000
Bronze: USD $20,000
Fourth place: USD $16,000
Fifth place: USD $12,000
Sixth place: USD $8000
Seventh place: USD $6000
Eighth place: USD $4000

In addition, for the 15th edition of the IAAF’s flagship event, which is set to be staged in Beijing from 22-30 August, the IAAF is proud to again present its World Record Programme.

Athletes achieving a world record will be eligible for a special world record bonus worth USD $100,000.

The World Records Programme is presented with the support of IAAF partners TDK (men’s events) and Toyota (women’s events).

It should be noted that the performance must be an improvement on the existing IAAF world record. Performances which equal the existing record will not be eligible for an award.