06 JUL 2009 General News

Six remain as $1 Million Jackpot challenge approaches half way in Rome - ÅF Golden League

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MonteCarloSix athletes made it two wins out of two competitions in their ÅF Golden League Jackpot events last Friday in Oslo, Norway (3 July) and now continue to the third fixture of the 2009 ÅF Golden League, the Golden Gala in Rome, Italy, Friday 10 July 2009.

Remaining Contenders for the $1 Million Jackpot after Oslo (3 July):

MEN -
3000m/5000m - Kenenisa Bekele (ETH): Berlin 13:00.76; Oslo 13:04.87.
Javelin Throw - Tero Pitkämäki (FIN): Berlin 86.53m; Oslo 84.63.

WOMEN -
100m - Kerron Stewart (JAM): Berlin 11.00sec; Oslo 10.99.
400m - Sanya Richards (USA): Berlin 49.57sec; Oslo 49.23.
100m Hurdles - Damu Cherry (USA): Berlin 12.76sec; Oslo 12.68.
Pole Vault - Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS): Berlin 4.83m; Oslo 4.71.

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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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