Alexis Ohanian invests in women’s track with new invitational

April 23, 2024

A new invitational for the world’s top sprinters will feature the largest purse ever for a women’s-only track event.

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband to Serena Williams, told ESPN on Tuesday that his venture capital firm Seven Seven Six is investing in women’s track with the 776 Invitational. The event will take place at the end of September and aims to modernize the sport and its fandom.

The prize money will be $60,000 for first place, $25,000 for second place and $10,000 for third place in each event. ESPN