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July 2008 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Jerome Drayton holds the Canadian marathon record of 2:10:08. When was it set? ....Answer

  • 2. In 1969 Jerome Drayton was rated the No 1 marathoner of the year by the IAAF. True or False? ..... Answer

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  • 3. Name the runner (#580) in the photo above. ..... Answer

  • 4. The Bay to Breakers has been estimated to have 100,000 participants. How many ran in the first Bay to Breakers? .....Answer

  • 5. Who was the only man to win four straight NCAA 10,000-meter titles? .....Answer

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

  • 7. Which American 800-1500 runner held the world record in the seldom run 1000-meter event, until Seb Coe broke it by half a second in 1980? .....Answer

  • 8. In 1978 this man set four world records (3000, steeplechase, 5000 and 10,000 meters) in 80 days. .....Answer

  • 9. Another runner, a proven Olympic Star, also tumbled to the track with Lasse Viren in the Munich 10,000 -- and didn't finish the race. Who was he?
    1. Mohammed Gammoudi of Tunisia;
    2. Dave Bedford of Great Britian;
    3. Ron Clarke of Australia;
    4. Frank SHorter of the U.S.A.

  • 10. This man set the world record for 10,000 meters five times during his career.
    1. Paavo Nurmi of Finland;
    2. Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia;
    3. Emila Zatopek of Czechoslovakia;
    4. Ville Ritola of Finland.

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