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May 2006 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Who ran the first four minute mile? ....Answer

  • 2. How many Olympic marathons did Lorraine Moller of New Zealand finish?? ..... Answer

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  • 3. Name the runner in the center of the photo with the number "W11". ..... Answer

  • 4. WHich FIVE countries have competed in every Olympics? .....Answer

  • 5. Who won the Olympic marathon in his first attempt at the distance? .....Answer

  • 6. Who won the Olympic marathon less than six weeks after having his appendix removed? .....Answer

  • 7. In what city was American marathoner Frank Shorter born? .....Answer

  • 8. New Zealander Yvette Williams became a Games legend when she won gold in three events at the 1954 Vancouver Commonwealth Games. What were the events? .....Answer

  • 9. Although perhaps better known as a great road racer, his 27:08.23 world-record performance on the track at Berlin in 1989 brought the 27-minute barrier into "shootin' range" for those who followed.
    1. Arturo Barrios of Mexico
    2. Herb Lindsay of the U.S.A.
    3. Richard Chelimo of Kenya
    4. Yobes Ondieki of Kenya

  • 10. What famous sprint star's running form was once aptly described by Simon Barnes of the London Times as "Groucho Marx chasing a waitress"?
    1. Jesse Owens
    2. Butch Reynolds
    3. Carl Lewis
    4. Michael Johnson

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