Two Contenders & Two Meetings Remain, US$1 Million to Claim in IAAF Golden League
Following the fourth meeting of the summer which took place in Zürich, last Friday, just two athletes - Sanya Richards (USA) in the women’s 400m and Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) in the women’s Pole Vault, remain in the hunt for the US$ One Million IAAF Golden League Jackpot as the only athletes to have taken victories at all four meetings of 2007 - Oslo, Norway (15 Jun), Paris, France (6 Jul), Rome, Italy (13 Jul), Zürich, Switzerland (7 Sep).
If either Richards or Isinbayeva (RUS) continue their winning streak in Brussels and Berlin then they will win at least a share of the $1 Million Jackpot.
IAAF GOLDEN LEAGUE JACKPOT CONTENDERS
400m: Sanya Richards (USA)
- 2006 World Athlete of the Year
Pole Vault: Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)
- 2005 & 2007 World champion
IAAF GOLDEN LEAGUE JACKPOT IN 2007
$1 MILLION PRIZE
Successful claimants of the $1 Million Jackpot must win their event (a list of applicable jackpot events is shown below) at ALL SIX meetings of the IAAF Golden League 2007.
However, 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.
All winners must compete at the 5th IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final, Stuttgart, Germany (22-23 Sep 2007), to be eligible for their share of the Jackpot.
IAAF Golden League Jackpot Events in 2007:
MEN: 100m, 1500m, 110m Hurdles, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw;
WOMEN: 100m, 400m, 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault.
IAAF Golden League - Dates and venues in 2007:
Friday 15 June, OSLO, NOR
Friday 6 July, PARIS, FRA
Friday 13 July, ROME, ITA
Friday 7 September, ZURICH, SUI
Friday 14 September, BRUSSELS, BEL
Sunday 16 September, BERLIN, GER