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Sunday, March 06, 2011

First Superfan World Rankings Update

Over the last few years, last year especially, I experimented with a points-based merit rankings system and posted the leading scorers.  This blog will be undergoing a major overhaul in the coming month, and I'm planning to have those merit rankings on their own page within the site.

For right now, though, any updates to those rankings are still going to be posted here in the blog.  My system allows for rankings within events and also an overall ranking.  With the indoor season all but finished*, here are the current overall leaders.

1. Ashton Eaton USA / multis
2. David Oliver USA / high hurdles
2. Teddy Tamgho FRA / triple jump
4. David Lekuta Rudisha KEN / 800m
5. Ivan Ukhov RUS / high jump
6. Yenew Alamirew ETH / long distance
6. Renaud Lavillenie FRA / pole vault
8. Augustine Choge KEN / long distance
9. Phillips Idowu GBR / triple jump
10. Eliud Kipchoge KEN / long distance

1. Mary Keitany KEN / road racing
2. Yevgeniya Zinurova RUS / 800m
3. Valerie Vili NZL / shot put
4. Darya Klishina RUS / long jump
5. Yelena Isinbayeva RUS / pole vault
6. Yargeris Savigne CUB / triple jump
7. Sentayehu Ejigu ETH / long distance
8. Anna Rogowska POL / pole vault
9. Svetlana Feofanova RUS / pole vault
10. Kim Smith NZL / road racing
14. Jen Suhr USA / pole vault

*The NCAA championships are this week, but the only collegian making an impact in my rankings is Kirani James, the outstanding 400 runner from Alabama.

Note that Track and Field News' male and female athletes of the month for February are my male and female leaders.

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