Athletes jostle for honours, money at IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech

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Top athletes from all the four (4) sub continents will compete for nearly $3 million in prize money on offer at the 2014 this weekend in Marrakech, Morocco.

The IAAF Continental Cup – – involves teams from Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and there is a total of US$2,900,000 in prize money being paid by the IAAF (subject to anti-doping controls).

– Each team will be allowed to enter two athletes in each event.

– No athlete shall be allowed to double in the 3000m and 5000m.

– Only one athlete from any one country may compete in each individual event.

– Points achieved by men and women will be combined and the overall winner of the IAAF Continental Cup will be the team with the most combined points

– Individual events:
1st: 8pts
2nd: 7pts
3rd: 6pts
4th: 5pts
5th: 4pts
6th: 3pts
7th: 2pts
8th: 1pt

– Relays:
1st: 15pts
2nd: 11pts
3rd: 7pts
4th: 3pts

Prize money
– Total of US $2,900,000 will be paid by the IAAF*

Individual events (36) – $2,628,000:
1st $30,000
2nd 15,000
3rd 10,000
4th 7000
5th 5000
6th 3000
7th 2000
8th 1000

Relays (4) – $272,000:
(per team)
1st $30,000
2nd 20,000
3rd 10,000
4th 8000

In the event that an athlete breaks a world record during the IAAF Continental Cup, the prize of US $50,000 will be awarded.