Beijing will host track stars next month
It will be a test run for the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing, in accordance with IAAF requirements and championships practice, according to Chinese media.
Big names are invited to compete, including Grenadian Kirani James, the London Games men’s 400m gold winner, and Jamaican Asafa Powell, men’s 4x100m gold medalist. American Justin Gatlin, London Games men’s 100m bronze medalist and Jason Richardsonof the US, winner of the 110m hurdles are also among the stars showing up.
More than 230 athletes will compete in this Beijing meeting. Organizers will offer a total prize money of 440,000 dollars with 100,000 dollars for each world record breaker.