IAAF Super Grand Prix
The IAAF Super Grand Prix was an annual series of one-day track and field competitions organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Over the competition's history, a total of nine different meetings were part of the circuit – all of which were European meetings with the sole exception of the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix, introduced in 2004.
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Created in 2003, it became the second-highest tier in the IAAF Grand Prix series, behind the IAAF Golden League and above the Grand Prix level meetings. It began with seven meetings and expanded to eight meetings for the 2004 and 2005 series. In 2005 the competition was incorporated into the IAAF World Athletics Tour, retaining its status as the second highest tier of annual meetings. The series was reduced in scope to six meetings in 2006 then had only five meetings in its last three years.
Athletes earned points at the meetings, dependent upon their finishing position, and the overall points leaders from the wider circuit gained entry to the annual IAAF Grand Prix Final in 2003 and 2004, then the IAAF World Athletics Final from 2005 to 2009. The IAAF Super Grand Prix was made defunct along with the World Athletics Tour in 2010, as both were replaced by the IAAF Diamond League and IAAF World Challenge series. Six of the nine Super Grand Prix meetings were elevated to the Diamond League series.
Key: IAAF World Athletics Tour As part of
|Edition||Year||Start date||End date||Meets||Ref.|
|1||2003||12 June||8 August||7|||
|2||2004||14 May||30 July||8|||
|3||2005||13 May||21 August||8|||
|4||2006||12 May||20 August||6|||
|5||2007||11 May||7 August||5|||
|6||2008||9 May||2 September||5|||
|7||2009||8 May||31 August||5|||
|2||London Grand Prix||London||United Kingdom||SGP||SGP||SGP||SGP||SGP||SGP||SGP|
|4||Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix||Doha||Qatar||–||SGP||SGP||SGP||SGP||SGP||SGP|
|6||Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria||Athens||Greece||SGP||SGP||SGP||SGP||–||–||–|
|7||British Grand Prix||Gateshead||United Kingdom||SGP||SGP||SGP||–||–||–||–|
|8||Golden Spike Ostrava||Ostrava||Czech Republic||SGP||SGP||SGP||–||–||–||–|
|9||Meeting de Atletismo Madrid||Madrid||Spain||SGP||SGP||SGP||–||–||–||–|
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