Friday, August 05, 2011

Yes/No: Will Anderson Break 4:10 in London?

The final Diamond League series track meet will occur Friday and Saturday in London. For many of the top international runners, this is the last big race leading up to the World Championships. For Gabriele Anderson, it is the conclusion of her second summer tour of Europe as a professional runner.

Anderson has run personal bests at 800, 1500 and 5000 this summer. On Saturday she will compete against a truly world class field including British runners Hannah England and Lisa Dobriskey, and Americans Shannon Rowbury and Erin Donohue.

How low can Gabriele Anderson go with her 1500 time...

Yes/No: Will Gabriele Anderson run sub 4:10:00 in London on Saturday?

Gabriele Anderson has run 2:03:09, 4:10:15 and 15:45.99 this summer in Belgium and Italy. In 2010, running for the Gophers, she was the NCAA runner-up in the outdoor 1500. Anderson went on the place seventh at the 2010 USA Outdoor Championships. At Perham High School, she was a state champion at 800 meters and All-State four times in cross country.

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My answer: Yes

Last week's question was: Will Amanda Smock obtain the World Championships "B" standard by triple jumping 46-3 1/4 or further in Belgium on Saturday? The correct answer was no. Smock won, but was not able to reach the "B" qualifier.

Twenty-seven players answered correctly including almost all of the leaders in the overall standings. Lori Anne Peterson and Mike Henderson are tied for first with nineteen points. Rick Recker wins the monthly award for most points in July. He was the only contestant to go a perfect five-for-five on the month.

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1 comment:

Doug said...

The answer is yes. Gabriele Anderson ran a 3+ second personal best to place 4th at the Diamond League race in London. She ran 4:06.77.