Thursday, June 14, 2012

Yes/No: A Win and a Record for Goucher?

Kara Goucher returns to Duluth this weekend for her first race in her home town in sixteen years. Among her accomplishments since that time: three NCAA Division I titles, a bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships, and two Olympic berths.

Speaking of "berth," the last two years have included not only the birth of her son, but also a change of coach and training group.  On the heels of all this, she has been as successful as ever.  Goucher qualified for the U.S. Olympic squad in the marathon with a third place finish at the Trials in January.

The question of the week...

Yes/No: Will Kara Goucher win the USA Half Marathon Championship AND break the course record of 1:10:00 on Saturday?

Goucher has already run two half marathons this year.  She ran 1:08:54 at the New York City Half Marathon on March 18 and 1:13:05 at the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Portland on May 20th.  Goucher's personal best at the distance is 1:06:57.

The course record is 1:10:00 held by Colleen De Reuck in 2003.

The list of elite women in the USA Half Marathon is HERE.

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 6:00 A.M. CDT, Saturday, June 16th. 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: Yes

Last week's question was: Will six or more All-Time State Meet records be broken at the MSHSL meet on Friday and Saturday?  The answer was yes - there were nine records broken over the course of the meet.  Seventeen players answered correctly this week.  There was a bit of a shake-up at the top of the leader-board and there are now six people tied for first place with twelve points.  The first-place group include Jim GlazerRyan AylesworthGloria JansenEvan RobertsMike Mason, and Dan Vogel.

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

1 comment:

Doug said...

Kara Goucher won in 1:09:46. The correct answer is yes.