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May 2009 Runner's Web Trivia

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Boston Marathon Special
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  • 1. Who recently (April 27, 2009) tied Germany's Kartin Dorre’s record total of 21 sub-2:30 marathons? ....Answer

  • 2. What was Grete Waitz's time in the 1992 New York City Marathon? ..... Answer

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

  • 4. How did Grandma's Marathon get it's name? .....Answer

  • 5. Who had the longer stride, Cathy Freeman (Australia) or Michael Johnson (USA)? .....Answer

  • 6. How many times did Grete Waitz win the world cross country championship? .....Answer

  • 7. Who, from 1963-70, set 17 world records in races from 2 miles to 20,000m but never won an Olympic gold medal? .....Answer

  • 8. Communist China entered its first games in what year? .....Answer

  • 9. Emil Zatopek raced the 5000M 134 times. How many of those races did he win?
    1. 134;
    2. 50;
    3. 115;
    4. 75.

  • 10. Wheb Lasse Viren of Finland (5/10 gold winner at the 72 and 76 Olympics) was asked about blodd doping his response was that he drank:
    1. Beer;
    2. Arctic ice water;
    3. Reindeer milk;
    4. Red wine.

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