13 JUL 2009 General News

$1 Million Jackpot challenge - Four contenders with three meets to go - ÅF Golden League

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MonteCarloFour athletes made it three wins out of three competitions in their ÅF Golden League Jackpot events last Friday in Rome, Italy (10 July) and will now continue to the fourth fixture of the 2009 ÅF Golden League, the Meeting Areva, Paris, France on Friday 17 July 2009.

Click on the following link to read the highlights of the competition in Rome:

Gay powers back with 9.77 in Rome – REPORT - ÅF Golden League


Remaining Contenders for the $1 Million Jackpot after Rome (10 July):

MEN

3000m/5000m - Kenenisa Bekele (ETH):
Berlin 13:00.76; Oslo 13:04.87; Rome 12:56.23

WOMEN

100m - Kerron Stewart (JAM):
Berlin 11.00sec; Oslo 10.99; Rome 10.75

400m - Sanya Richards (USA):
Berlin 49.57sec; Oslo 49.23; Rome 49.46

Pole Vault - Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS):
Berlin 4.83m; Oslo 4.71; 4.85

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There are TEN ÅF Golden League event disciplines designated to the Jackpot in 2009, five events for men and five for women, as follows:

Men: 100m, 400m, 3000m/5000m, 110m Hurdles, Javelin Throw.
Women: 100m, 400m, 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault.


Athletics’ biggest yearly payday - ÅF Golden League Jackpot

The prize - $1 Million

The requirement - ‘6 out of 6’

The annual drama that is the season long campaign to claim the $1 Million Jackpot offered by the ÅF Golden League continues in 2009 with its ‘winner takes all’ ethos. Athletes are required to win at all six meetings in the series to acquire at least a share of athletics’ biggest yearly payday.

The possibility of a secondary prize also exists.

To sustain the active participation in the Jackpot of as many athletes as possible through to the culmination of the series, should NO athlete manage to attain six wins and claim the $1 Million, then anyone with five victories will share half the original prize - $500,000. NOTE. this secondary prize is only on offer should nobody win his or her event at all six meetings.

Cities and Dates for 2009 -

Berlin, GER – Sunday 14 June
Oslo, NOR – Friday 3 July
Rome, ITA – Friday 10 July
Paris, FRA – Friday 17 July
Zürich, SUI – Friday 28 August
Brussels, BEL – Friday 4 September

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