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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fantasy League Gets Started

Two teams. Man vs. wife, men vs. women. We each get ten athletes now and two more during the August break in the World Athletics Tour. The top eight athletes on each team count towards the team totals.

The men's team:
Bershawn JACKSON USA 400mH 197.2
Justin GATLIN USA 100m,200m 194.8
Virgilijus ALEKNA LTU DT 191.5
Dwight PHILLIPS USA LJ 163.4
Kenenisa BEKELE ETH 5k, 10k 161.3
Daniel Kipchirchir KOMEN KEN 1500m 159.6
Dominique ARNOLD USA 110mH 148.1
Ladji DOUCOURÉ FRA 110mH 147.6
Saif Saaeed SHAHEEN QAT 3000mSC 142.1

Team Total 1378.9

The women's team:
Sanya RICHARDS USA 400m 176
Lashinda DEMUS USA 400mH 166.2
Tirunesh DIBABA ETH 5k, 10k 164.7
Meseret DEFAR ETH 5000m 164.1
Ejegayehu DIBABA ETH 5k, 10k 154.8
Michelle PERRY USA 100mH 154.6
Veronica CAMPBELL JAM 100m,200m 149.8
Berhane ADERE ETH 5k, 10k 147.5
Christine ARRON FRA 100m,200m 138.9

Team Total 1277.7

The men are out to an early lead, but there are problems. Of the five Americans on the men's team, three did not win at the USATF meet and will not be able to compete at the World Cup. However, all three American women did win. Also, the athlete expected to be the top scorer overall, Isinbayeva, has not yet competed outdoors this year.

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