The prize money set aside for Shericka Jackson & co. at Miramar Invitational

The prize money set aside for Shericka Jackson & co. at Miramar Invitational

Abigael Wafula 14:02 - 04.04.2024

Pulse Sports gives a breakdown of the Prize purse set aside for the top six finishers at this weekend's Miramar Invitational which has attracted Shericka Jackson and Christian Coleman among other track stars.

The Miramar Invitational, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver label event, will see some of the top athletes opening their outdoor season.

The event has attracted the likes of two-time World 200m champion Shericka Jackson, 60m world record holder Christian Coleman, American Twanisha Terry, and Ajeé Wilson.

The athletes will be looking forward to opening their season in style as they have a great build-up to the Olympic Games but they will also be fighting for the prize money.

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As per World Athletics, a total prize money purse of US Dollars 75,000, about Ksh 9.8 million must be offered for the Meeting and a minimum amount of US Dollars 5,000 (Ksh 655,000) must be offered for each event according to the following structure.

The winners of each event will walk away with $1600 while athletes who finish second and third will pocket $1200 and $900. The fourth and fifth-place finishers will walk away with $600 and $400 while the athletes who finish sixth will be awarded $300.

World Athletics further noted that payment of awards beyond the sixth position and bonuses for breaking a World Record will be at the organiser’s discretion.

The Prize Money shall be paid within 30 days of receipt of the doping control clearance from the Athletics Integrity Unit and a complete invoice from the Athletes’ Representative.

“Travel costs shall be paid within 30 days of the Meeting provided the necessary paperwork has been given to the Meeting Organiser.

“Upon request from World Athletics, an Organiser has the obligation to provide within two weeks, proof of the payments made to the Athletes,” the document noted.