The World Championships aren't the only major competition going on this weekend. Sunday's NYC Half-Marathon has attracted a star-studded elite field, especially on the American side. The main contenders include Catherine Ndereba, Paula Radcliffe and Deena Kastor for the women, and Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdiraham for the men. Emily Brown and Antonio Vega will represent Team USA MN in the race and should contend for a high place.
While Emily Brown is making her debut at the half-marathon distance, Antonio Vega has already had some success at the distance. Predict how fast Vega will run this year with this question:
Yes/No: Will Antonio Vega run faster at the NYC 1/2 Marathon this year than he did last year when he ran 1:04:26?
Antonio Vega ran 1:04:26 for 11th place at last year's NYC 1/2 Marathon. In January of this year, Vega ran a personal best 1:02:55 to place seventh at the USA Half Marathon Championships. He was an All-State runner at Tartan High School as well as an All-American at the University of Minnesota.
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