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LEADING OFF
October 19, 2009
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October 19, 2009

Leading Off

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Honor Roll

Chrissie Wellington of Great Britain won her third consecutive Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, last Saturday, finishing in a course record 8:54:02. Like many competitors, Wellington rolls across the finish line in memory of triathlete Jon Blais, who died of ALS in 2007. Wellington is an ambassador of the Blazeman Foundation for ALS, which is trying to raise $750,000 toward research.

Pylon On

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had a close-up view of the end zone marker—thanks to Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe—as he scored from five yards out on Sunday in St. Louis. Peterson rushed 15 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns in a 38--10 victory that ran Minnesota's record to 5--0.

Rockie Toppled

Phillies base runner Pedro Feliz flipped Clint Barmes as the Rockies' second baseman turned a sixth-inning double play last Thursday in Game 2 of the National League Division Series in Philadelphia. Colorado held on to win 5--4, but the Phillies took Game 3 in Denver and a 2--1 lead in the series. In the other NLDS, the Dodgers swept the Cardinals (page 46).

Masking Agent

Oregon running back Kenjon Barner got the upper hand on UCLA cornerback Sheldon Price at the end of a 48-yard run last Saturday in Pasadena. Barner gained 50 yards on four carries and had a 100-yard kickoff return to start the second half, rallying the Ducks to a 24--10 victory.

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