January 1997 Runner's Web Trivia
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- 1. In the 1936 Olympics the first and third place finishers in the marathon protested (by bowing their heads) the playing of the Japanese anthem and the raising of the Japanese flag. Why?
- 2. In what Olympics was there a FALSE start for the marathon, the first in Olympic history?
- 3. On February 17, 1985, John Walker of New Zealand became the first person to run 100 sub-four-minute miles. Who was the second runner to accomplish this feat and when did he do it?
- 4. In the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Mary Decker tripped as a result of a collision with Zola Budd of South Africa, fell to the infield and dropped out of the race. What incident was Decker involved with in 1993 at the New York Millrose Indoor games?
- 5. In the 1972 Munich Olympics Jim Ryun of the US tripped in his heat of the 1500M (which also had Kip Keino) and failed to qualify for the final which was won by Kip Keino. What mistake caused Ryun to be placed in the same heat as Keino.
- 6. What error was made by the officials in the 1948 London Olympics in the mens 10,000 which was won by Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia?
- 7. How many consecutive 10,000 meter races did Emil Zatopek win between 1948 and 1954?
- 8. What tragedy befell 1976 Olympic 800m silver medalist Ivo Van Damme?
- 9. In 1976 Mike Boit ran the 800M in 1:43.90 and 1:43.57 within four weeks of the Olympics. Why had he not run in the Olympics?
- 10. What was unique about the Olympic marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles games?
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