February 2020 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. This U.S. hopeful for the 1992 Bercelona Games had a 3:49 mile to his credit when he tripped in a crowded 14-man final field in the U.S. Olympic Trials. Name this former NCAA champion. ....Answer

  • 2. In 1978 this man set four world records (300, steeplechase, 5000 and 10,000 meters) in 80 days. ..... Answer

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

  • 4. In 1942 this runner went on a ferocius tear - setting or re-setting 10 world records in 12 weeks - the last of which made him the first man to ever break 14 minutes for 5000 meteres (13:58.2). Name him and his country. .....Answer

  • 5. This man set the world record for 10,000 meters five times during his career. .....Answer

  • 6. This Jamaican-born Olympic sprint champ didn't begin his running career until he was 24 tears old - preferring the disco dance scene. He was no stranger to the spotlight. .....Answer

  • 7. This man held the 800 meter world record for 16 years. .....Answer

  • 8. Spanish 101. Cuban stud Alberto Juantorena's nickname was "El Caballo." In Spanish that means: .....Answer

  • 9. In 1939 this German runner simultaneously held the world record in both the 400- and 800-meter races. He was killed in action on the Russina front in 1944, and the sports stadium in Dresden - the city of his birth - was renamed in his honor in 1951.
    1. Lutz Long
    2. Olaf Beyer
    3. Rudolf Harbig
    4. Dr. Otto Peltzer

  • 10. Australia's Derek Clayton ran 2:08:33.6 (the first man to break 2:09) in 1969 to set a world record in the marathon. Whose record did he break?
    1. Abebe Bikela's of Ethiopia
    2. Basil Heatley's of Great Britain
    3. Waldemar Cierpinski's of East Germany
    4. Clayton broke his own record

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