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August 2007 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Name the two African women who duled for the 1992 10,000-meter Olympic gold and then thrilled the Barcelona crowd by taking a victory lap together. ....Answer

  • 2. Name the last American, as of 2005, to win an Olympic medal for the 10,000 meters. ..... Answer

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

  • 4. How long did Roger Bannister's new world record in the mile ( 3:59.4 ) last before John Landy broke it by running 3:58. .....Answer

  • 5. What magazine sent journalists to cover the Landy-Bannister mile in the 1954 Empire Games in Vancouver for its premiere issue? .....Answer

  • 6. Who was the first Canadian to run a sub-4 minute mile. .....Answer

  • 7. He's the only one to break the 4-minute mile in a high-school-runners-only race? .....Answer

  • 8. Name the three middle distance greats who have run more then 100 sub-4-minute miles. .....Answer

  • 9. In 1978 this man set four world records (3000, steeplechase. 5000 and 10,000 meters) in 80 days.
    1. Henry Rono of Kenya;
    2. Dick Quax of New Zealand;
    3. Ron Clarke of Australia;
    4. Moses Tanui of Kenya.

  • 10. He's the only man to win four strau=ight NCAA 10,000-meter titles.
    1. Steve Prefontaine of Oregon;
    2. Gerry Lindgren of Washington State;
    3. Suleiman Nyambui of Texas-El Paso;
    4. Henry Rono of Washington State.

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