Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yes/No: Three Sub 4-Minute Milers in Mpls?

The second annual USA 1 Mile Road Championships, held in conjunction with the Medtronic TC 1 Mile, will be run in the same location as the inaugural event in 2009: Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. There will be many waves of mile races on Thursday night culminating with the USA Championships at 7:53 p.m. (women) and 8:03 p.m. (men).

The races will provide a large purse -- including $4,000 for the men's and women's winners and a bonus of $10,000, if the winners break 4:32 (women) or 4:00 (men).

13.1 Mpls

In 2009, one runner broke 4:00 in mile. This year, the field looks even stronger. How fast will they go? Let us know with your answer to this question...

Y/N: Will three or more runners break 4:00.00 in the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday?

Defending champ David Torrence is returning after his 3:59.3 win last year. 2008 Olympian Lopez Lomong will also be making the trip to Minneapolis, bringing with him the strongest credentials of the field -- he has run 1:45 for 800, 3:32.9 for 1500 and 3:53 in the mile. Our own Garrett Heath will be returning to his native state as one of the favorites to challenge the 4 minute mark. Heath was a finalist in the Indoor World Championships this year, running 3:39 over 1500 meters. Other contenders include Rob Myers, who ran the mile at Drake Relays and finished in 3:58.1, Jordan Horn, who ran 3:58 indoors, and Liam Boylen-Pett, who recently went 3:42.5 in the 1500.

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 8:00 P.M. CST, Thursday, May 13th. 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: No

The question from last week was: Will six or more women provisionally or automatically qualify for D2 Nationals in the shot put at the NSIC meet in Moorhead on Saturday? The answer turned out to be no. Three women threw further than the 43-5 3/4 standard during a tough weekend, weather-wise. Twenty-four contestants answered correctly this week (including all of our leaders).

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1 comment:

Doug said...

David Torrence won the mile in 4:04. The answer is no.