INDIANAPOLIS (USA): USA Track and Field announced in a press release that the VISA Championships series will see an increase in bonus money available to the athletes. The VISA championships is a series of nationally televised USATF competitions featuring the best American athletes. As of 2010 the US athlete who posts the best performance will receive a bonus of $30,000 with the first runner-up receiving a bonus of $15,000 and the second runner-up earning $5,000. Points will be given to the performance of every winning athlete according to the IAAF scoring tables of athletics, determining the top 3 performances over all. Last year winners got 25 000 USD. Last indoor winners were hurdlers Terrence Trammell and Lolo Jones. The series consists in winter of Millrose Games, Boston Reebok Indoor Games and USATF Championships.
BRUSSELS (BEL): Belgian media are informing that top 400 m runner Jonathan Borlee left for Tallahassee and his studies at Florida State University. His twin brother and also world class 400 m runner Kevin is there since last week. He is studying physiotherapy. Jonathan on the other side has no commitments to compete for the university and will be free to run as planned in relay for Belgium at World Indoor Championships in Doha.
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