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August 2009 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • "Who were the two men who were the first 2 runners to break the 4 minute mile in the same race? If you really want to show off, where did they do it?" ....Answer

  • 2. Who beat Carl Lewis in the long jump on August 31, 1991 in what was Lewis' first loss since January 27, 1981? ..... Answer

  • 3. Did Steve Scott run his first sub-4 minute mile indoors or out? ..... Answer

  • 4. In the 1960 Rome Olympics how many runners in the men's 1500M broke the previous Olympic Games record? .....Answer

  • 5. What were sprinters Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson doing when their 100M quarter-final heats started at the Munich Olympics? .....Answer

  • 6. What is the oldest road race in North America? .....Answer

  • 7. What is the current women's 1500M world record? .....Answer

  • 8. Name the US middle distance runner who lost parts of two toes in a lawn mower accident .....Answer

  • 9. Who was the second person to break four minutes for the mile?
    1. Roger Bannister, Great Britain
    2. Wes Santee, USA
    3. John Landy, Australia
    4. Chris Chataway, Great Britain

  • 10. This athlete was hit by a Mercedes-Benz while training fifteen days before the Olympic Marathon but went on to win the gold medal.
    1. Carlos Lopes, Portugal
    2. Waldemar Cierpinski, German Democratic Republic
    3. Joan Benoit-Samuelson, United States
    4. Abebe Bikila, Ethiopia

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