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Running the Distance

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Running the Distance game quiz
"The world of running and road racing has had its ups and downs. See if you can speed past the competition and answer these questions about the world of recreational and professional/athletic running. Good luck!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. North America's oldest road race is held in which Canadian city?
    Toronto
    Hamilton
    Ottawa
    Quebec City


2. What is the technical meaning behind 'Fartlek'?
    The amount of steps taken within a minute
    A muscle tear that is laser repaired
    A pronation in one foot causing a 'favoured' foot during running
    A variation of speeds in specific intervals


3. Which obscure location has not been home to a marathon?
    Greenlandic glaciers
    The Great Wall of China
    None of these
    The African Savannah


4. Which Canadian figure proposed to complete his Marathon of Hope in 1980?
    Terry Fox
    Bruce Fordyce
    Steve Prefontaine
    Tom Longboat


5. Which of these in a technical sense is not cross-training?
    Cross-country skiing
    Cycling
    Taking the dog out for a walk
    Water running (running in a swimming pool)


6. Athletes running an Ironman Triathlon will run a marathon as part of their event.
    True
    False


7. 'Hitting the Wall' involves a lack of which bodily material?
    Insulin
    Carbohydrates
    Glycogen
    Glucagon


8. On Patriots' Day, which American marathon is hosted?
    New York Marathon
    Los Angeles Marathon
    Chicago Marathon
    Boston Marathon


9. An Olympic Decathlon will typically involve how many strictly-running events (excluding Hurdles)?
    4
    3
    5
    6


10. An Ultramarathon can be 100km in length.
    True
    False


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Compiled Jun 28 12