Bernard Lagat, 2010 WC, photo by PhotoRun.net
The World Championships, March 9-11, will be starting in about 56 hours. I will spend the next 20 or so getting there. Looking forward to covering the Indoor for you, our readers. Istanbul is seven hours difference from NYC, eight hours from Chicago and ten hours from San Francisco. We will go Live about 9 AM local time Friday or 11 pm SFO, 1 am Chicago, 2 am NYC. Just click on Live Blog on the runblogrun.com site! Heading to my flight, see you from Istanbul early tomorrow!
7 March 2012
US$2.5 Million at stake in Istanbul
Monte-Carlo – A total of
US$2,464,000 is on offer from the IAAF as prize money at this weekend’s 14th
IAAF World Indoor Championships, Istanbul, Turkey (9-11 March).
As usual, there is also a
US$50,000 bonus for any athlete setting a new World record during the three-day championships.
last edition of the World Indoor Championships in Doha witnessed a
World record in the Triple Jump courtesy of Frenchman Teddy Tamgho. The
2012 indoor season has produced one World record*,
Yelena Isinbayeva’s 5.01m leap in the Pole Vault in Stockholm on 23
PRIZE MONEY** at the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships
Individual events (total US$ 2,288,000):
Relays (total US$176,000)
World record bonus
US$50,000 – for any athlete setting a new World record.
* pending the usual ratification procedures
** all awards are dependent upon athletes undergoing and clearing the usual anti-doping procedures
To learn more about the World Championships, please click on www.iaaf.org
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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