January 2006 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Who was the first man to run four minutes for the mile? ....Answer

  • 2. Which runner, after his landmark achievement, said: "Après moi, le déluge." ("After me, the flood.") ..... Answer

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

  • 4. How many times did Roger Bannister run a sub four minute mile? .....Answer

  • 5. In what year were qualifying times instituted at the Boston Marathon?" .....Answer

  • 6. What year was the Olympic flag first used at the Games? .....Answer

  • 7. When was the first INDOOR athletics meet held? .....Answer

  • 8. When was "electric timing" first used in an athletics meet? .....Answer

  • 9. Name the woman who has won the Peachtree 10K Road race in Atlanta 5 times.
    1. Gayle Barron, USA
    2. Grete Waitz, Norway
    3. Hellen Kimaiyo, Kenya
    4. Lornah Kiplagat, Kenya

  • 10. When New Zealand's John Walker became the first man to break 3:50 in the mile at Gothenburg, Sweden, in the days of enforced amateur status, he was rewarded with a small amount of appearance money and what else?
    1. An audience with King Gustav VI
    2. A case of beer
    3. A silver stopwatch with 3:49.4 engraved on it
    4. A date with a Swedish model

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