January 2020 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Who held the world's best time of 2:08:28 for the marathon for 12 years? ....Answer

  • 2. He set 18 world records, six of them over the Olympic distances of 5000M and 10000M but won only one Olympic medal, a bronze? Who was he? ..... Answer

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

  • 4. Prior to Sammy Wanjiru winning the 2008 Olympic men's Marahton, when was the last time a Kenyan runner won the Men's Olympic Marathon? .....Answer

  • 5. Who was the well known marathoner who had the nickname, "The Rookie"? .....Answer

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

  • 7. Which were the first Olympic Games to make a profit? .....Answer

  • 8. Which five countries have competed in every Olympic Games? .....Answer

  • 9. Prior to winning the 1984 LA Olympic Marathon, how many marathons had the winner, Carlos Lopes of Portugal, started and finished?
    1. Started three, finished one
    2. Started none
    3. Started and finished three
    4. Started ten finished nine

  • 10. The 1988 Seoul Olympic Marathon had the closest finish in 68 years. What was the margin of victory for Gelindo Bordin of Italy over Douglas Wakihuri of Kenya?
    1. 5 seconds
    2. 10 seconds
    3. 15 seconds
    4. 20 seconds

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