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Arnold Classic to Increase Men's Open Bodybuilding First-Place Prize Money to $300,000 in 2023

January 18, 2023

Article originally published by Arnold Sports Festival 

With the 2023 Arnold Classic less than two months away, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced another major increase in the prize money for the Arnold Classic men’s bodybuilding championships.

“From the first time we hosted a bodybuilding championship in Columbus in 1976, my goal has been increasing the prize money to reward these fantastic athletes. They are making year-round commitments to improving their physiques and attaining their goals, and as former competitor who worked bricklaying jobs during the offseason and now as a promoter, I want to match that level of commitment to the sport of bodybuilding,” Schwarzenegger said. “I am excited to announce that the winner of this year’s Arnold Classic will win a record $300,000.”

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