Athletics: Szabo on course for $1m season
Saturday 11 September 1999
Szabo's efforts have already earned the 5,000m world champion $765,000, beating the previous record of $633,333 set last year by Marion Jones. The Danish 800m runner Wilson Kipketer has also beaten Jones' mark by pocketing $685,000.
Szabo and Kipketer shared a $1m jackpot in Berlin on Tuesday after each athlete had won seven events in the Golden League series. Both remain on course for the $200,000 cheque for the overall Grand Prix winner. They would also win $50,000 for winning their race.
Szabo is the joint leader in the women's standings with Mozambique's Maria Mutola, who won the 800m in Berlin. They each have 84 points.
Mutola has run in eight races to Szabo's seven and, in the case of a tie, the winner will be chosen via a comparative table of performance evaluations devised by Hungarian statisticians.
Latest in Sport
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich: Why Xabi Alonso is just the sort of player Manuel Pellegrini needs at City
Phil Hughes head injury: Cricket world reels as Australian opener fights for his life
Sam Wallace: Players of Suarez’s standing just don’t sign for clubs like Liverpool
Lionel Messi transfer news: Manuel Pellegrini dismisses £200m Manchester City move for Barcelona star as 'rumours and only rumours'
Manchester United named Premier League's loudest fans despite late push by Chelsea according to 'Smart Meter' app
- 1 Turkish President: 'Equality between men and women is against nature'
- 2 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?
- 5 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Excellent Salary : Austen Lloyd: NORTH HAMPSHIRE - SENIOR POSITION - An exciti...
£29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Gas Installation Engineer is required ...
£28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Domestic Gas Technical Surveyor is req...
£27000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Yorkshire based firm looking to...