Friday, August 12, 2011

Yes/No: Leer in Top Two at Falmouth Mile?

Minnesota will be well-represented in Falmouth, Massachusetts this weekend for the Falmouth Elite Mile race on Saturday and 7 Mile Road Race on Sunday. For Team USA Minnesota, Jason Lehmkuhle, Emily Brown and Meghan Peyton will challenge in the road race, while Gabriele Anderson and Heather Kampf will make their mark on the track.

In addition to this crew, former Minnetonka High School runner Will Leer will compete in the New Balance Falmouth Elite Mile. Leer is a former Falmouth Mile winner (2009), but will face stiff competition as all twelve athletes in the race have personal records below four minutes.

Mr. Leer has impressive credentials of his own. Tell us how you think he'll fare against such a formidable field by answering this week's question...

Yes/No: Will William Leer finish in the top two at the Falmouth Elite Mile on Saturday?

Will Leer finished fifth at the U.S. championships in the 1500 this summer. He then spent the summer racing in Europe and dropped his 1500 personal record to 3:36.33. Some of Leer's chief competitors at Falmouth include Adrian Blincoe, A.J. Acosta, Ben Bruce and Ciaran O'Lionaird.

Blincoe has run 3:54.40 in the mile and is gearing up to run the 5000 meters at the World Championships in Daegu. Acosta, from Oregon, has a 3:53.76 personal record in the mile. O'Lionaird recently ran a four second p.r. with a 3:34.00 breakthrough in Europe. Bruce ran his specialty, the 3k steeplechase in 8:19 last week, which is the second best time in the U.S. this year.

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 5:00 P.M. CDT, Saturday, August 13th. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will offer our usual bonus for participants making their 2011 debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for anyone who has not played yet this year.

My answer: Yes

Last week's question was: Will Gabriele Anderson run sub 4:10:00 in London on Saturday? The correct answer was yes. Anderson ran a huge 3+ second personal record to finish fourth in London. Thirty contestants answered correctly this week including the top seven in the overall standings. Lori Anne Peterson and Mike Henderson continue to lead as they have 20 points - one more than the trio in second place.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner, HERE.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Will Leer finished eight at Falmouth in a fast race where 10 runners ran sub-3:59. The correct answer was no this week.