As part of its thrust to provide more competition and earning opportunities for athletes globally, World Athletics – formally the IAAF has re-formatted the track and field meets circuit.
In addition to the well-established and lucrative Diamond League meets there are now World Athletics Continental Tours meets.
The World Continental Tours are sub-divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. Globally there are 10 Gold level meets, with each meet offering prize monies in excess of US$200,000.
Additionally, there are 10 Silver level meets with each of these meets offering prize monies in excess of US$75,000 and over 50 Bronze level meets with prize monies on offer US$25,000 and up.
Going into its 4th year, the Grenada Invitational has been designated World Athletics Continental Tour Silver level. This news is extremely exciting not only for the Grenada Invitational but for Grenada as a whole.
This level ensures some of the World’s top athletes will continue to compete at the Southern Caribbean’s premier track and field meet and the world will be further exposed to Grenada’s unique brand of hospitality and the exceptional talent of our own athletes.
In 2020 the other Silver Level meets will be held in Jamaica, Australia, Brazil, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Germany.
The 4th annual Grenada Invitational will take place on Saturday, April 04th at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium, with live television broadcast on ESPN – the Broadcast Partner of the Grenada Invitational.