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June 2007 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Ottawa's Race Weekend was May 26-27 with almost 30,000 participants taking part in multiple events. How many runners were there in the first National Capital Marathon in 1975? ....Answer

  • 2. What was the original all-womens road race? ..... Answer

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

  • 4. She's the only woman to have finished four Olympic Marathons. .....Answer

  • 5. In 1984 this young woman (just 16!) from New England set a new world junior marathon record (2:34:24) in Olympia, Washington, en-route to a ninth-pace finish. .....Answer

  • 6. True of False. A converted Chrisitan put an end to the Olympic Games because he believed them to be "pagan" in nature. .....Answer

  • 7. Famous Oregon coach Bill Bowerman once made an athlete take gymnastics. "If I plan to enter this particular young man in the steeplechase, I owe it to his parnets to make sure he knows how to fall without killing himslef. I made him take swimming last year." Who was the athlete? .....Answer

  • 8. Who coached Alberto Salazar? .....Answer

  • 9. What animal is sometimes placed in water jump pits during steeplechase races?
    1. Crocidiles;
    2. Piranhas;
    3. Goldfish or carp;
    4. Water snakes.

  • 10. Miffed at officials who demanded that they start 10 minutes ahead of the men, women marathoners staged a starting-line protest at what event?
    1. The 1968 Boston Marathon;
    2. The 1972 New York City Marathon;
    3. The 1984 Olympic Marathon in Los Angeles;
    4. The 1936 Olympic Marathon in Berlin.

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