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Awards and Prize Money

A Gold Medal, emblematic of the Championships of the United States of America, will be given to the winner of each Championship event, a Silver Medal to second place, and Bronze Medals to third through sixth place finishers.

Prize Money
For the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships, USATF will pay prize money to the first through seventh place finishers in each Championship event. The prize structure is as follows:

1st place  $8,000
2nd place    $6,000
3rd place $4,000
4th place $3,000
5th place  $2,000
6th place   $1,000
7th place   $1,000


  • Athletes are eligible to receive prize money in more than one event.

  • Athletes who are eligible to receive prize money will receive their checks in the mail (U.S. Postal Service) approximately 4-6 weeks from the last day of competition of the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships, and subject to proper forms being completed and submitted for processing.

  • Athletes who are eligible to receive prize money for this event are required to complete the following IRS W-9 form :IRS Form W-9: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (PDF, via  When submitting W-9’s via fax (fax number:317-261-0514) attach a cover page with the following information:

    • Attention: Sariyu "Beka" Suggs

    • Event: 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships

  • Payments will be processed via the address provided on the completed IRS W-9 forms on file for that payment year. If you need to submit an address update, name change, or tax classification update, complete and submit an updated form.

Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility please check with your University’s Compliance department to determine if you are eligible to receive this prize money according to NCAA rules.


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