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November 2007 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. This great Briitsh middle-distance runner reportedly contemplated running for West Germany (hos mother's birthplace) because of the intense competition to make the UK team. ....Answer

  • 2. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Games, what was this great mile event called? ..... Answer

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

  • 4. What great runner is famous for the Olympic feat known as "the double-double"/ .....Answer

  • 5. The 10,000-meter men's mark took a huge tumble --neraly 36 seconds--when Australia's Ron Clarke cranked out 27:39 in Oslo, Norway, in 1965. Who held the previous mark? .....Answer

  • 6. What was the largest number of runners in a declared tie for 1st place in a road race? .....Answer

  • 7. Name the woman who most sub-2:30 marathons. .....Answer

  • 8. The Nike Pegasus, which now retails for $80.00 was introduced in 1983 for what price? .....Answer

  • 9. Who was the first woman to break 3 hours in the Boston Marathon?
    1. Nina Kuscsik;
    2. Joan Benoit Samuelson;
    3. Kathrine Switzer;
    4. Michiko Gorman.

  • 10. Grete Waitz set the world record for the women's marathon four times in her career. The final time was on April 17, 1983, at the London Marathon, clicking 2:25:28.7. Her record lasted for:
    1. One day;
    2. 6 months and 4 days;
    3. 4 years;
    4. 11 years.

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