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IAAF World Indoor Tour dates and disciplines confirmed

ON TOUR?: Harry Aikines Aryeetey could compete in the IAAF World Indoor Tour

THE WAIT is over. The disciplines for the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour have been confirmed by the sports governing body.

The scoring disciplines for 2018 will be: men: 60m, 800m, 3000m/5000m, shot put, pole vault, triple jump while the women will compete in the 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump and long jump.

Fans can look forward to a packed track and field season throughout next year with the likes of Asha Philip, Dina Asher Smith, Harry Aikines Aryeetey and plenty more representatives from the UK set to get involved.

With the new addition of the Madrid Indoor Meeting, the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour will consist of six action-packed meetings staged throughout the month of February.

Any athlete who breaks a world record will be awarded three bonus points in addition to the points they will receive as a result of their finishing position. An athlete can participate in as many events as chosen within the meetings listed, but only the best three results count towards their ranking.

The winner of the IAAF World Indoor Tour must have competed in at least two meetings.

The individual overall winner of each event will receive US$20,000 prize money and automatically qualify for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 by wild card. The member federation of the IAAF World Indoor Tour winner will have the ultimate authority to enter the athlete or not, based on its own criteria or qualification system.

Each meeting has the option to add additional non-tour (non- scoring) disciplines to their programme. These will be announced in the next months.

For each IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting, points are allocated to the top four athletes in each IAAF World Indoor Tour discipline as follows:

1st: 10 points
2nd: 7 points
3rd: 5 points
4th: 3 points.

DATES AND DISCIPLINES:

FEB. 3, 2018, KARLSRUHE

Men: 60m, 800m, 3000m, pole vault. Women: 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump

FEB. 6, 2018, DÜSSELDORF

Men: 60m, 800m, 3000m, pole vault, shot put
Women: 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump

FEB. 8, 2018, MADRID

Men: 60m, 800m, pole vault, triple jump, shot put Women: 400m, 1500m, high jump

FEB. 10, 2018, BOSTON

Men: 60m, 800m, 3000m/5000m, triple jump, shot put
Women: 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump

FEB. 15, 2018, TORUN

Men: 60m, 800m, pole vault, triple jump, shot put. Women: 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump

FEB. 25, 2018, GLASGOW

Men: 60m, 800m, 3000m Women: 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump

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