A Week to Go to the Start of the 2008 ÅF Golden League
In just under a week’s time on Sunday 1 June 2008, the hunt for the $1 Million Jackpot of the ÅF Golden League will commence with the DKB-ISTAF Berlin in the German capital.
Last September when the Berlin meeting was the finale of the 2007 Golden League it attracted a record 70,253 spectators, with Yelena Isinbayeva and Sanya Richards sharing the $1 Million prize.
This year athletes of the stature of Janeth Jepkosgei, Susanna Kallur, Jeremy Wariner, and Irving Saladino will begin their ÅF Golden League Jackpot campaign in the atmospheric 1936 Olympic stadium.
Athletics’ biggest yearly payday - ÅF Golden League Jackpot
The prize - $1 Million
The requirement - ‘6 out of 6’
In 2008, there are TEN ÅF Golden League event disciplines designated to the Jackpot, six events for men and four for women, as follows:
Men: 100m, 400m, 1500m, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, Javelin Throw
Women: 200m, 800m, 100m Hurdles, High Jump
Athletes are required to win at all six meetings to acquire at least a share of athletics’ biggest yearly payday.
The possibility of a secondary prize also exists as it did in 2007:
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 2008 - ÅF Golden League
Berlin, GER – Sunday 1 June
Oslo, NOR – Friday 6 June
Rome, ITA – Friday 11 July
Paris, FRA – Friday 18 July
Zürich, SUI – Friday 29 August
Brussels, BEL – Friday 5 September