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March 2006 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. How many starters were there in the 1900 Boston Marathon? ....Answer

  • 2. How many Canadians placed in the top three finishers in the 1900 Boston Marathon? ..... Answer

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

  • 4. What was U.S. President George Bush's time in the 1993 Houston Marathon? .....Answer

  • 5. Which was the first U.S. city to host the Olympics? .....Answer

  • 6. Who was the first runner to break 28 minutes for six miles and 29 minutes for 10,000M? .....Answer

  • 7. Why was Mamo Wolde of Ethiopia - winner of the 1968 Olympic Marathon - jailed in his home country? .....Answer

  • 8. Fred Wilt, an Olympian, wrote "How They Train" and was the founding editor of Track Technoque magazine. What was his occupation? .....Answer

  • 9. Who was the first runner to run the half-marathon in less than an hour?
    1. Moses Tanui, Kenya
    2. Frank Shorter, USA
    3. Ron Hill, Great Britain
    4. Hiromi Taniguchi, Japan

  • 10. He was carjacked, suffered a back injury and was shot in the face. Several months later he won the 1996 Atlantic Olympic Marathon.
    1. Lee Bong Ju, South Korea
    2. Eric Wainaina, Kenya
    3. Stepehen Freigang, Germany
    4. Josia Thugwane, South Africa

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