Friday, October 09, 2009

Will Carlson Break 1:03:30 at the World Half?

The United States is sending a strong contingent to Birmingham, UK for the World Half Marathon Championship on Sunday. Dathan Ritzenhein leads the way as a formidable contender following his American record at 5k and unofficial U.S. record time for 10 mile during a workout. The other male U.S. team members include: Brett Gotcher, Scott Bauhs, Andrew Carlson and James Carney

The Minnesota link to this group, of course, is Andrew Carlson, the former University of Minnesota Gopher stand-out. While Ritz got the headlines, Carlson has had a solid year in his own right. We want you to let us know how well you think Carlson will run in Birmingham:

Yes/No: Will Andrew Carlson run faster than 1:03:30 at the World Half Marathon Championships on Sunday?

Andrew Carlson recently finished 4th at the U.S. 20K Championships. Carlson running 59:26 to finish right behind former Team USA Minnesota teammate Jason Lehmkuhle. Carlson also ran 1:02:21 to finish 4th in the U.S. 1/2 Marathon Championship back in January.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 11:59 P.M. CDT, Saturday, October 10th. Please put your answer in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will continue to offer a bonus for participants making their debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for any first-time players.

My answer: Yes

Last week’s Yes/No question was: Will more than 40 runners in the USA 10 Mile Championship run faster than 52:01, Charlie Mahler's winning time of the first TC 10 Mile in 1999? The correct answer was “no” as only 31 runners finished under 52 minutes. 14 contestants answered correctly this week.

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1 comment:

Doug said...

Carlson ran very well: 1:02:50 for 20th place. He was the 2nd American behind Bronze Medalist Ritzenhein. The correct answer is Yes this week.