November 1996 Runner's Web Trivia
New York City Marathon Special
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- 1. Boston celebrated its 100th marathon in 1996.
What year was the first New York City Marathon run?
- 2. Katherine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 and received extensive press coverage when Jock Semple tried to physically remove her from the race course.
In what year did she win the New York City Marathon?
- 3. What runner has won the most New York City Marathons?
How many NYC marathons did he/she win?
- 4. When was the New York City Marathon moved out of Central Park to the current,
five boroughs, "in the city" race?
- 5. Fred Lebow, the former race director of the NYC Marathon, is well know as the "Mr. Marathon" of New York. What was his occupation before the marathon become a full-time
- 6. Bill Rodgers won the NYC Marathon from 1976 to 1979 for 4 consecutive victories.
Who finished 2nd to him in 1977?
- 7. How old was Micki Gorman when she won the 1976 NYC Marathon in 2:39:11?
- 8. In 1981 Allison Roe won New York. In 1987 Priscilla Welch was first.
What was paricularly relevant abou these two victories?
- 9. What is the largest number of entrants the NYC Marathon has ever had and in what year did it occur?
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