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Sunday, September 10, 2006

World Athletics Final, Fantasy League

Just finished watching the on-demand video.

The best competition of the weekend was the men's discus, where Virgilius Alekna set a new championship record, which was promptly broken by Gerd Kanter, which was promptly broken again by Alekna. Watching track is fun, but a fantasy league takes it to another level. Did I mention Alekna is on my fantasy team?

And did I mention Daniel Kipchirchir Komen is on my team? And did I mention he took the pace out hard in the 1500, only to completely fold up down the straight and cost me points big time? For the first time all season, my wife's team has a lead on me. And with only the World Cup left...argh!

Standings. Yuck.


Asafa POWELL JAM 100m 305.7
Jeremy WARINER USA 200m, 400m 296.5
Kenenisa BEKELE ETH 5k, 10k 280.2
Virgilijus ALEKNA LTU DT 258.8
Bershawn JACKSON USA 400mH 254.2
Daniel Kipchirchir KOMEN KEN 1500m 222.5
Dwight PHILLIPS USA LJ 216.3
Brad WALKER USA PV 209.8
Saif Saaeed SHAHEEN QAT 3000mSC 200.1
Justin GATLIN USA 100m,200m 186.7
Dominique ARNOLD USA 110mH 183.8
Ladji DOUCOURÉ FRA 110mH 146.1

Team Total 2044.0

Sanya RICHARDS USA 400m 294.1
Tirunesh DIBABA ETH 5k, 10k 277.9
Michelle PERRY USA 100mH 268.6
Meseret DEFAR ETH 5000m 254.0
Lashinda DEMUS USA 400mH 252.0
Blanka VLASIC CRO HJ 229.0
Susanna KALLUR SWE 100mH 227.5
Ejegayehu DIBABA ETH 5k, 10k 176.9
Berhane ADERE ETH 5k, 10k 172.2
Veronica CAMPBELL JAM 100m,200m 142.8
Christine ARRON FRA 100m,200m 132.4

Team Total 2067.0

Women with a 23 point lead. (In a Homer Simpson voice:) Stupid Komen.

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