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April 2008 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. In the 1990s this Irish runner had to settle for four straight World Cross_Country silver medals. (Hint: She also ran well in the half-marathon and marathon events.) Name her. ....Answer

  • 2. What brother-sister team can both claim to having won a pair of U.S. cross-country title --the brother in the mid-1960s and his sister in the 1970s? The both also made the U.S. Olympic track team. ..... Answer

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  • 3. Name the runner in the above photo. ..... Answer

  • 4. Name three former world record holders in the men's mile who later held high political office. .....Answer

  • 5. What was Miruts Yifter's rhyming nickname? .....Answer

  • 6. Name the sister combination from Ethiopia who won the senior and junior women's XC titles in Edinburgh in 2008? .....Answer

  • 7. This man set the world record in the marathon twice--but for two different countries. Name him. .....Answer

  • 8. Where did Joan Benoit Samuelson run her very first marathon? .....Answer

  • 9. This Jamaican-born sprint champ didn't begin his running career intil he was 24 years old--preferring the disco dance scene. He was no stranger to the spotlight.
    1. Asafa Powell of Jamaica;
    2. Donovan Bailey of Canada;
    3. Linford Christie of Great Britain;
    4. Don Quarrie of Jamaica.

  • 10. Edwin Moses, the greatest 400-meter hurdler in hostory, stretched his win streak in that event to whta number?
    1. 88;
    2. 101;
    3. 107;
    4. 133.

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