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November 2006 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. Which is the longest running marathon in the world? ....Answer

  • 2. During the 1990s this British athelete was simultaneously the World, Olympic, European and Commonwealth champion in his event. Who is he? ..... Answer

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  • 3. Name the two runners in the photo above taken at the 1981 London Marathon. ..... Answer

  • 4. 9. British professional Walter George ran 4:12-3/4 for the mile in London in August 1886. How long did it take until some ran (ever-so-slightly) faster? .....Answer

  • 5. Who was the last male British runner to win the London Marathon? .....Answer

  • 6. Phil Knight was the founder of Nike. What was his nickname? .....Answer

  • 7. This Italian sprinter competed in four straight Olympics, won the 200-meter gold in Moscow in 1980, and broke Tommie Smith's 11-year-old WR with a 19.72 at Mexico City in 1979. .....Answer

  • 8. Where were the World Marathon Championships held in 2001? .....Answer

  • 9. Who was the oldest man to win the Olympic Marathon?
    1. Ron Hill, Great Britain
    2. Jack Foster, New Zealand
    3. Carlos Lopes, Portugal
    4. Jim Peters, Great Britain

  • 10. Name the Olympic Marathoner whose "bare butt" was featured in the movie, "Personal Best".
    1. Kenny Moore
    2. Jerome Drayton
    3. Frank Shorter
    4. Jack Bacheler

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