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July 2007 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Who was the first man to run a sub-4:00 indoors? ....Answer

  • 2. Jeff Galloway served in what US Military? ..... Answer

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

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

  • 5. Although Olympic glory eluded him, this colorful Briton ran a world record in the 10,000 meters in 1973 in London, running 27:30. (He later directed the London Marathon.) .....Answer

  • 6. True of False. A typical Olympic gold medal these days is actually more than 90 percent silver. .....Answer

  • 7. As a two-time World Cross-Country chmap, Khalid Skah of Morroco proved he could give the Kenyans and Ethiopians a run for their money. What does Skah translate (roughly) to in Arabic? .....Answer

  • 8. This famous American runner credits his third place in the 1975 World Cross-Country Championships as the confidence booster and springboard to his first big marathon breakthrough the next month. .....Answer

  • 9. When she won the 1992 New York City Marathon in 2:27:33 -her first-ever attempt at the 26.2 mile distance--this confident distance runner set a then world record for a "debut" marathon.
    1. Olga Markova of the Soviet Union;
    2. Uta Pippig of Germany;
    3. Liz McColgan of Great Britain;
    4. Lynne Jennings of the U.S.

  • 10. Accused of "blood boosting" (which was not against Olympic rules in 1972) by some skpetics, Lasse Viren of Finalnd occasionally joked with persistent journalists that his successes were due to:
    1. Downing a six-pack of beer in a sauna after hard workouts;
    2. Special blood-red oranges, imported from Spain, meticulously hand-squeezed into fresh juice;
    3. Red currant juice laced with twice-distilled Finnish Vodka;
    4. Reindeer milk.

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