Friday, July 22, 2011

Yes/No: More Than Four Under 35:00 at "Heart?"

The Boston Scientific Heart of Summer 10k has gathered a strong group of elite women to run circles around Lake Nokomis on Saturday morning. The pack will include many Minnesota-based runners but also some elite females from all over the United States.

The top names this year include 2009 winner Emily Brown, 2005 and 2006 victor Katie McGregor, and ex-Minnesota resident and current masters champion Stephanie Herbst-Lucke. Going for the quality AND quantity prize for the 2011 season is Jennifer Houck who has already placed among the leaders in USA championships at half marathon, 15k, and 25k as well as the Boston Marathon and Grandma's Marathon.

The women will compete against the elements as well as each other, although (thankfully) the summer heat wave has abated slightly. With that in mind, here is this week's question...

Yes/No: Will more than four women break 35:00 at the Heart of Summer 10k on Saturday morning?

Along with the aforementioned McGregor, Brown, Herbst-Lucke and Houck, here are some other top names in the race:
Atalelch Asfaw - 10k PR - 32:45
Wendy Thomas - 11th at USA 10k Champs in 2010
Pasca Cheruyiot - 2-Time All-American at Florida State
Emily Harrison - 10k PR - 33:40
Jamie Cheever - 5th at Heart of Summer in 2010
Jenna Boren - 35:19 at Get In Gear 2011

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 7:30 A.M. CDT, Saturday, July 23rd. 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 Ben Blankenship run sub-3:38:00 at Heusden on Saturday? The answer was yes - Blankenship continued his great running, winning his heat and just sneaking under 3:38. Twenty five players answered correctly this week.

Mike Henderson and Lori Anne Peterson now occupy the top spot with 18 points. Four players are just behind with seventeen points: Chris Rivers, Daniel Gerber, Patrick Eastman and Rachel Karel.

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

1 comment:

Doug said...

It was very close but the correct answer was no. Exactly four women finished sub-35 minutes.