and with a 30 second headstart, Barbara Parker (4:12 1500m runner, 8:52 3K).
Wow. Only one woman really takes away from it all. Who the hell is she racing? The clock. It's a time trial for her and race for the guys. Very odd.
Also, I don't think I've seen the answer, and I'm too lazy to look it up, but does the sponsorship go to the first one across the line, regardless of gender? With only one woman, I'd guess this is the plan.
David Torrence, Cal grad, won it last year. There was a one-year Puma sponsorship on the line. It wasn't a huge deal - clothes, shoes, some travel and entry fee money - but it WAS a deal with a shoe company.
He summarily turned it down and signed with Nike. I think the deal then went to Tim Bayley who was 2nd. You can find it on Flotrack I'm sure.
There's only ONE woman?! The way it was described in a previous post, I assumed it would be about half women, half men, which I think would be more exciting.[/quote
Since they announced that there was a women's field later than they announced the men's field, entries for the women are still being reviewed/accepted.
It will be two full fields.
Here is the full start list for the 2010 Puma Mile with all the Men and Women's PR's and what year the ran them.
Tony Jordanek Mile- 3:58.80 (2010)
Andrew Jesien Mile- 3:58.91 (2010)
Sean Brosnan Mile- 4:00.80 (2009)
Nick Stenuf 800-1:49.12, Mile- 4:03.11 (2010)
Sam Bair Mile- 3:59.72 (2010)
Ian Fitzgerald Mile- 4:00.01 (2009)
Nick Lara 800- 1:48.60 Mile- 4:08.36 (2007)
Paul Michel 1500- 3:45.12 ( 2006 )
Sergio Gonzalez 1500- 3:49.89 (2009)
Liam Boylan-Pett Mile- 3:59.40
Derek Scott 1500- 3:39.63
Tetlo Emmen 800- 1:46.04 (2008), Mile 4:00.04 (2010)
Irek Sekretarski – 800- 1:48.66 (2009), 1500- 3:45.60 (2009)
Mike Chavez 1500-3:44.97 (2007)
Luke Watson Mile- 3:57.83 (2003)
Barbara Parker 4:12.17 (2008)
Georgeanne Watson 800- 2:05.70 (2008), 1500- 4:25.00 (2006)
Shayla Houlihan 1500- 4:32.71 (2008)
Holly Urban 800- 2:12.01 (2008)
Brianna Anderson-Gregg 800- 2:06.91 (2008) 1500- 4:23.67 (2007)