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July 2023 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. What is Paula Radcliffe's daughter's name? ....Answer

  • 2. "I am very satisfied for now...Please don't ask me about breaking 1:40!" implored this man to the press after running 1:41.11--the world record for 800 meters. ..... Answer

    Who Am I?

  • 3. U.S. runner Suzy Favor Hamilton, (above) bottom right, gets assistance from teammate Marla Runyan and a track official after collapsing at the end of the 1500-meter race at what meet? ..... Answer

  • 4. There have been 56 sub- 44 performances for the 400M. How many of them were not by Americans? .....Answer

  • 5. What American world-class hurdler also participated in the 1980 Winter Olympics in the four-man bobsled event? .....Answer

  • 6. Ron Clarke held the Australian record for 5000 meters for how many years? .....Answer

  • 7. Name the first three runners not from an African country who ran sub 13 minutes for 5000 meters. .....Answer

  • 8. This Irish distance ace once said, "Fourth place in the Olympics is absolutely the worst place to finish." .....Answer

  • 9. The New York City Marathon course through the five boroughs was first run in what year?
    1. 1969;
    2. 1972;
    3. 1976;
    4. 1981.

  • 10. In the 1907 Boston Marathon, what happened that cost many in the field more than a minute in time in the first half of the race?
    1. A farmer's wagon broke down in the middle of the course, scattering chickens all over the road;
    2. There was an accident invloving three automobiles;
    3. The Framingham Police Department stopped the marathon because race officials failed to get a permit;
    4. A freight train cut off the field briefly as it rambled through Framingham.

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