Thursday, July 23, 2009

How Fast Will Katie McGregor Run in London?

You could call it an annual summer tradition: hopping over to Europe to chase fast times at track meets featuring the best runners in the world.

Minnesota's own Katie McGregor will be heading across the pond to round out her preparations for the IAAF World Championships taking place late August in Berlin. On Saturday, she will be running the London Grand Prix's 5000 meters at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

How fast do you think Katie McGregor will run this week? Give us your best guess with this question:

Yes/No: Will Katie McGregor run faster than 15:35.00 at the London GP on Saturday.

Katie McGregor has a lifetime best of 15:22 in the 5000 meters and has run 15:41 this year (New York GP in May). This summer, McGregor placed third at the USATF Championships in the 10000 earning her an invitation to the World Championships.

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My answer: Yes.

Last week’s question was: Yes/No: Will 2 or more runners break 26:00 at Park Point 5-miler on Friday. The correct answer was “Yes” as a group of fast runners led by Jeremy Polson took advantage of the cool July weather and ran well below 26:00. 13 contestants correctly answered last week.

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1 comment:

Doug said...

The answer is no. Katie McGregor ran 15:52.90.