Friday, August 19, 2011

Yes/No: Six Under 20:00 at Buttered Corn Day?

It's time for Yes/No to make its annual trip to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.

Minnesota Mile

The little town is only about two hours from the Twin Cities and we personally guarantee that you can eat some fresh, dripping-with-goodness corn on the cob there. This weekend marks the town's Buttered Corn Days celebration and there will be a road race to go along with the delicious food, contested at distances of 5k, 10k and 20k.

We can't think of a good question related to eating buttered corn (fastest? sloppiest? most ears at one time?) So we will stick to running ...

Yes/No: Will six or more runners break 20:00 at the Buttered Corn Day 5k?

In 2010, six runners broke 20:00 in the 5k, led by winner Joe Goettl in a time of 17:05. The 20k awards $100 to the male and female winner while the 10k/5k pass out plaques in the age-groups.

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 9:15 A.M. CDT, Saturday, August 20th. 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: No

Last week's question was: Will William Leer finish in the top two at the Falmouth Elite Mile on Saturday? The correct answer was no. Leer finished eighth in 3:58. Twelve people answered correctly this week. The top of the leaderboard is crowded with Lori Anne Peterson, Patrick Eastman, Rachel Karel and Mike Henderson all tied for first with 20 points.

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

1 comment:

Doug said...

The correct answer was no. Two runners finished under 20 minutes - Duane Otfedahl took the victory in 18:02.