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December 2007 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Who was the first man to break 3:50 for the mile? ....Answer

  • 2. True of False. The Penn Relays is more than 110 years old. ..... Answer

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

  • 4.True of False. Baron Pierre de Coubertin's heart is buried in a sacred grove in Olympia, Greece, and the rest of his body is buried in Lausanne, Switzerland. .....Answer

  • 5. She's probably better known for her New York City Marathon streak, but this woman also won five World Cross-Country titles---the first coming in 1978 at Glasgow, Scotland in thick mud. .....Answer

  • 6. When he won a bronze medal in the World Cross-Country Junior race in 2001 in Belgium, it was the first time in 20 years that an American man got to stand on the awards platform. .....Answer

  • 7. In 1981 Briton Steve Ovett and other world-class milers raced a 1500 meters at Bislett Stadium, Oslo, Norway. But a "rabbit" hired to take the fiield through a fast 1200 ended up stealing the race. Who was this former Ohio State runner? .....Answer

  • 8. Who was the first African American to crack the 4-minute mile with a 3:59.3 in 1973? .....Answer

  • 9. He's the only American man to win the world Cross-Country title---in fact, he went back-to-back in 1980 and 1981.
    1. Frank Shorter;
    2. Bill Rodgers;
    3. Craig Virgin;
    4. Pat Porter.

  • 10. The 1940 Olympic Games--- canceled because of World War II---were scheduled be be held in this city.
    1. Warsaw, Poland;
    2. Berlin, Germany;
    3. New York City, U.S.A,'
    4. Tokyo, Japan.

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