Source AP ©

World athletics championships to offer more than 7 million dollars

This year's world athletics championships will give more than US$7 million in prize money.

Individual champions will win US$60,000 each, with US$30,000 for second place and US$20,000 for third, the International Association of Athletics Federations said Wednesday. The top eight finishers will all receive money.

Relay teams will get US$80,000 for gold, while athletes who set a world record will receive a US$100,000 bonus.

The IAAF also said that 204 of the 212 member federations will be represented at the worlds in Osaka, Japan, which take place from Aug. 25-Sept. 2.