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Time Wounds All Heels
"Learn about road races and marathons around the world with this quiz which will determine if you're a winner or you suffer from the agony of da feet. Good luck!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Home to one of the most famous marathons in the world, what American city holds a road race that has a standardized qualifying time for all entrants?
During the first modern Olympics in 1896, marathon racers traveled which even distance?
Held in Nepal, the Everest Marathon takes place at Mount Everest proper. Is it the highest-altitude marathon in the world?
Crossing over 250km of Greek hillsides and streets, what ultramarathon consisting of seventy-five minor checkpoints is meant to follow the route taken by the Greek figure Pheidippides?
In New York City, many people run the world-famous New York City Marathon. There is also, however, a shorter race known as the 'Runyon' that takes place entirely on foot, confined to the walls of what city structure?
Grand Central Station
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building
Marathons can be found on every continent around the globe-- even Antarctica!
Sometimes, to ease the pain, runners take a trip to France for the 26-mile Medoc Marathon. What odd occurrence, normally advised against for long-distance runners, is frequently seen on this race?
Racers are required to carry live animals for the duration of the run (typically a duck)
Horseback riding is encouraged
Wine-tastings are held along the route
Runners are not allowed to wear shoes in village streets due to ages-old ordinances
Running with the Bulls has always been a popular sport in the city of Pamplona, Spain, but running on foot can also be wild elsewhere in the world. In which country are racers encouraged to run marathons alongside elephants?
Runners of the Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland would likely find difficulty participating due to what course feature?
The course features sections in which the racer must use skis
The course is partially buried by avalanche run-off
The course begins underground in Italy
The course consistently continues uphill
Considered by many to be the most grueling race on the planet, participants in the Marathon des Sables in Morocco typically have to deal with which major factor?
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