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May 2007 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Traditionally, this country is the first to march into the Olympic stadium. ....Answer

  • 2. Which country has won more Olympic medals in the marathon--Australia or New Zealand? ..... Answer

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

  • 4. What is Denna Kastor's maiden name? .....Answer

  • 5. This Canadian coach co-authored Speed Trap: Inside the Biggest Scandal in Olympic History after his top sprinter tested positive in 1988. Name the coach. .....Answer

  • 6. From 1974 through 1978, these two marathon greats won five straight Falmouth Road Race titles between themseles--arguably the heyday of American distance running. Name them. .....Answer

  • 7. In 2006 109 runners broke the three-hour barrier at Ottawa's Marathon. How may ran sub-three in 1981? .....Answer

  • 8. True or False. Ottawa, Canada's capital, has had no public indoor track since the 1980s. .....Answer

  • 9. Where was the first Avon International Marathon held?
    1. Atlanta, Georgia
    2. Waldniel, Germany
    3. London, England
    4. Ottawa, Ontario

  • 10. At the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, what mishap messed up one of the Olympic traditions?
    1. The Olympic torch went out and had to be relit;
    2. the Olympic flags were mistakenly raised upside down;
    3. the Olympic cauldron was lit after the doves were released--resulting in some inadvertently cooked doves;
    4. the band forgot the notes to the Olympic anthem.

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