Friday, March 30, 2012

Yes/No: Carlson Sub-14:00 at Carlsbad 5000?

The Carlsbad 5000 lives up to its billing as the "Worlds Fastest 5K." The race has seen sixteen world records in the twenty-six years of its existence, including both current men's and women's road world records owned by Sammy Kipketer (13:00) and Meseret Defar (14:46).

Team USA-Minnesota's Andrew Carlson is set to toe the line at Carlsbad after a stellar sixth place finish in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January, his debut marathon. He is running this road 5000 to hone his speed as he prepares for the races on the track in the spring.

So we ask ...

Yes/No: Will Andrew Carlson run faster than 14:00 at the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday?

Andrew Carlson has run 13:32 for 5000 meters on the track. He will compete in an elite field at Carlsbad featuring Americans Anthony Famiglietti, Craig Miller, and Brandon Bethke. The international portion of the field is even stronger with runners such as Eliud Kipchoge, Tariku Bekele, and Alastair Cragg competing.

In 2011, the winner (Dejen Gebremeskel) ran 13:11 while the top American (Bobby Curtis) ran 13:48 . In 2010, Eliud Kipchoge won the race in 13:11.

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 2:00 P.M. CDT, Sunday, April 1st. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail.

My answer: No

Last week's question was: Will Oladipo Fagbemi triple jump over 50 feet on Saturday at Arizona State? The answer was no. Fagbemi had two fouls in the triple jump and no legal jumps. Only seven people answered correctly this week and Jim Glazer's reign at the top with a perfect score comes to an end. Glazer now shares the top spot with Heather Jelen who also owns eight points. There are seven contestants trailing closely with seven points.

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1 comment:

Doug said...

The answer is no this week. Andrew Carlson ran 14:13 for 15th place at Carlsbad.