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March 2012 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. This funny guy --and a great athlete--once wryly described the decathlon as "nine Mickey Mouse events and a 1500." ....Answer

  • 2. True or False. In some of the earliest track meets, lanes were sometimes separated by ropes or string. ..... Answer

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

  • 4. How many U.S. Cross-Country titles did Lynn Jennings win in her stellar career? .....Answer

  • 5. What former sprint great became Jeremy Wariner's agent? .....Answer

  • 6. Who was the first Canadian woman to break 15:00 for 5K? .....Answer

  • 7. Derek Clayton of Australia ran a 2:08:33 marathon in Antwerp, Belgium in 1969 to set a new world best? How long did his record last? .....Answer

  • 8. The onslaught of Chinese women distance runners in the mid-1990s sent shock waves of controversy and suspicion through the owrld of track and field. Who coached these record-smashers? .....Answer

  • 9. How did Coach Jim "Jumbo" Elliott get his nickname?
    1. He worked at the Phialdelphia zoo, cleaning elephant cages;
    2. A baseball pitcher for a Philadelphia team named Jim Elliott was nicknamed "Jumbo";
    3. He always opted for jumbo-sized sodas on the golf course;
    4. Before he became a runner, he played mudget football and was the biggest kid on his team.

  • 10. Who was the first American runner to break the 4-minute mile?
    1. Wes Santee of Kansas
    2. Jim Beatty of North Carolina
    3. Jim Grelle of Oregon
    4. Don Bowden of UC-Berkley

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