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Posted: July 4, 2009  :

(RRW) Athletics: Bekele Remains Alive In Jackpot Chase

From David Monti

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After winning the 5000m at last night's ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo with a fast final 200m, Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele remains alive in the chase for the $1,000,000 jackpot in the six-meeting ÅF Golden League series.

Bekele is the only distance runner still in contention for the jackpot. The other athletes in contention are javelin thrower Tero Pitkämäki of Finland, sprinters Kerron Stewart of Jamaica and Sanya Richards of the United States, sprint hurdler Damu Cherry of the United States, and pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia.

Bekele clocked 13:04.87 last night, holding off challenges for Qatar's James Kwalia and Kenyan Vincent Kiprop.

The ÅF Golden League series continues in Rome on Friday, July 10.

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