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August 2006 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Who was the last American to qualify for both the 800 and 1500-meter runs in the same Olympics? ....Answer

  • 2. What was the first race to close the streets of downtown London, England? ..... Answer

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  • 3. Name the runner wearing # 203 in the photo. ..... Answer

  • 4. What is the record for the largest number of runners in a tie for 1st place in a half-marathon? .....Answer

  • 5. What is the record for the fastest mile by a racewalker? .....Answer

  • 6. What is the shortest period between world records in the men's mile? .....Answer

  • 7. Who holds the record for finishing a marathon in the greatest number of countries? .....Answer

  • 8. Has the Boston Marathon ever been run on Good Friday? .....Answer

  • 9. Paavo Nurmo, the "Flying Finn" often raced carrying something in his hand. What was it?
    1. A stop watch.
    2. A bottle of water
    3. A lap counter
    4. A towel

  • 10. Dave Wottle ran his best time of 1:44.3 during the 1972 US Olympic trials held in Eugene on July 1st. His time equaled the World Record then held by two runners. Who were they?
    1. Bill Crothers and Peter Snell
    2. Alberto Juantorena and Rick Wolhuter
    3. Ralph Doubell and Rick Wohlhuter
    4. Peter Snell and Ralph Doubell

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