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Monetary incentives for top athletes

Pravin Narain
Thursday, February 08, 2018

ATHLETICS Fiji will give monetary incentives to the top five athletes at the Shop N Save Athletics Fiji Grand Prix Series which starts at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Athletics Fiji in a press release stated the initiative started in 2016 in a bid to regain athletics dominance in the region and lure potential and prospective athletes around Fiji with the monetary incentives.

"Athletics Fiji is inviting everyone and anyone to participate," said media co-ordinator Eugene Vollmer.

"Whether you are a rugby player, netball player, volleyball player, weight-lifter, swimmer, marathon runner, boxer, cross-fitter, soccer player, former high school athlete, former rep or even if you're just an avid fitness enthusiast looking for a challenge. They can come and compete."

The winner gets $200 while the runner-up will settle for $150 with the third place finish will be given $100. The fourth and fifth place finishers will get $50 and $25 respectively.

"Athletics Fiji will be looking to officially kick off its season with the highly anticipated Fiji Grand Prix Series," the press release further read.

"The first series is scheduled for this Saturday at the ANZ Stadium Suva from 2pm to 5pm while the second series is scheduled for February 17 at Churchill Park, Lautoka from 11am to 3pm and the final series will be held on February 24 at the ANZ Stadium Suva from 2pm to 5pm.

The gate fee for adults are $2 and for children, it is $1.

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