Monday, July 27, 2009

0 Just for Fun: A Running Trivia Quiz For You


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Just for fun, here are some trivia questions to test your running-related knowledge. Let's see how well you can do. Questions will start out fairly easy & get progressively more challenging. Without looking these stats up on the internet or elsewhere, do you know the answers to following?

Metrics:
(1) Approximately how many miles is the 400 meter dash?
(2) Exactly how many miles is a 5K?
(3) Exactly how many miles is an 8K?
(4) Exactly how many miles is a 10K?
(5) Exactly how many kilometers are in a marathon distance?
(6) Exactly how many miles is a 50K distance?
(7) **Bonus question: Exactly how many kilometers are there in a mile?

History:
(1) Name the starting & ending location of the very first marathon.
(2) Who was the first person to complete the mile in under 4 minutes?
(3) Who was the first woman to unofficially run the Boston Marathon (without a bib number)?
(4) Where was the first triathlon held?
(5) What year did Kathrine Switzer run the Boston Marathon with a number, and then get thrown out of the AAU?
(6) When did the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series first begin?
(7) **Bonus question: Who is the Greek goddess of running? (Careful, it's not as obvious as you might think. :) )

World Records:
(1) Who are the current male & female world record holders for the fastest mile?
(2) Who are the current male & female world record holders for the fastest marathon?
(3) Who is currently the oldest person to ever have completed a marathon?
(4) Who is currently the youngest person to ever have completed a marathon?
(5) Who has the world record for the most marathons ever run in a lifetime?
(6) What's the record for the longest consecutive distance a person has ever run?
(7) **Bonus question: What's the the record for the longest, non-consecutive distance a person has ever run?

So how do you think you did on this quiz? The answers will appear in a later post. :)

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