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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Athletes Head for Bars

BRUSSELS () -- Seven track and field athletes went into Friday's penultimate meeting of the Golden Four series with a chance of winning 20 one-kg gold bars.

The prize, worth $250,000, is shared between athletes who clinch specific events at each of the meetings in Oslo, Zurich, Brussels and Berlin.

With next week's final meeting in the German capital remaining, only Jamaican Merlene Ottey, who finished third in the women's 100 meters, has dropped out of the race.

The athletes still in the hunt are Namibia's Frankie Fredericks (200 meters), Denmark's Wilson Kipketer (800), American Derrick Adkins (400 hurdles), Britain's Jonathan Edwards (triple jump), German Lars Riedel (discus) and Bulgarian high jumper Stefka Kostadinova.