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October 2012 Runner's Web Trivia

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  • 1. In the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, the triathlon was a medal event. What events made up this triathlon? ....Answer

  • 2. In the 1906 Athens Olympics Paul Pilgrim of the USA won both the 400M and 800M (on successive days). What was unusual about the rest of his running career? ..... Answer

  • 3. Miruts Yifter missed the start of the 5000M heats at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Why? ..... Answer

  • 4. How long did Gabriele Andersen-Scheiss take to complete the final lap on the track in the 1984 women's marathon? .....Answer

  • 5. When was the only time the US Women's Marathon Championships were not held in the United States, where were they held and who won? .....Answer

  • 6. How old was Clarence deMar when he won the 1933 Boston Marathon? .....Answer

  • 7. How old was Joyce Smith of Great Britain when she became the third woman ever to better 2:30 in the marathon? .....Answer

  • 8. Who said 'It did not take that much courage; it was nothing compared to how you feel on the starting line of a championship race.' and to what was he/she referring? .....Answer

  • 9. How many milers have broken 4 minutes 100 times or more in their career?
    1. 1, John Walker
    2. 2, John Walker, Steve Scott
    3. 3, John Walker, Steve Scott, Marcus O'Sullivan
    4. 4, John Walker, Steve Scott, Marcus O'Sullivan and Steve Ovett

  • 10. How many years, as a runner and coach, did Bill Dellinger spend at the Univeristy of Oregon?
    1. 12
    2. 22
    3. 32
    4. 42

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