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  • World-Half Marathon Trivia Questions

    Since the WHM's are coming up this weekend, some trivia questions for the stats crowd (try not to look at the IAAF WHM pdf):

    1. Who was the last non-African born athlete (male) to win the WHM's?

    2. Who was the last male non-African born team to medal at the WHM's?

    3. Which two female athletes have won the WHM's three times each?

  • #2
    Re: World-Half Marathon Trivia Questions

    Originally posted by joeltetreault
    Since the WHM's are coming up this weekend, some trivia questions for the stats crowd (try not to look at the IAAF WHM pdf):

    1. Who was the last non-African born athlete (male) to win the WHM's?

    2. Who was the last male non-African born team to medal at the WHM's?

    3. Which two female athletes have won the WHM's three times each?
    ad 3. Tegla Loroupe and Paula Radcliffe

    ad 1. Not so sure. Was Stefano Baldini the last?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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    • #3
      Re: World-Half Marathon Trivia Questions

      Originally posted by Powell
      Originally posted by joeltetreault
      Since the WHM's are coming up this weekend, some trivia questions for the stats crowd (try not to look at the IAAF WHM pdf):

      1. Who was the last non-African born athlete (male) to win the WHM's?

      2. Who was the last male non-African born team to medal at the WHM's?

      3. Which two female athletes have won the WHM's three times each?
      ad 3. Tegla Loroupe and Paula Radcliffe

      ad 1. Not so sure. Was Stefano Baldini the last?
      You are right on 1) and 3)!

      1. Baldini won in 1996, also leading the Italians to the team title. Since then it has been a steady stream of Kenyans with Tanzania, Eritrea and Ethiopia mixed in there.

      3) Loroupe is the only one to win three consecutive titles, taking 1997-1999. Radcliffe won in 2000, 2001 and 2003.

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      • #4
        Re: World-Half Marathon Trivia Questions

        Originally posted by joeltetreault

        2. Who was the last male non-African born team to medal at the WHM's?
        The answer was Japan in 2005, they finished third. In fact, Japan (silver '02 and '05) and Belgium (bronze '00) are the only non-African teams to medal since the African shutout in 1996 by Italy, Spain and Japan.

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        • #5
          Re: World-Half Marathon Trivia Questions

          Originally posted by joeltetreault
          1. Baldini won in 1996
          blimey !

          that's a surprise as i never rated him as much of a 1/2M'er

          what happened to the africans in '96 ?

          they all die of malaria ?

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          • #6
            Re: World-Half Marathon Trivia Questions

            Yeah it's a bit peculiar. Though Africans did take silver and bronze individual medals in that race. Kenya finished fourth in that competition. Maybe they didn't send their top guns.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAAF_World ... mpionships
            http://iaaf.org/mm/document/athletes/at ... f_6747.pdf

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            • #7
              kenya won team gold in 1st 4 editions & finished 4th that year ( & resumed winning in '97 ) !

              they must have sent some rubbish to it in '96

              i presume the nairobi taxi-drivers refused to go as 2nd string, so they sent whatever was left ?!

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              • #8
                Here is a related question that we had before.

                Who was the first to break an hour in the half marathon?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Conor Dary
                  Here is a related question that we had before.

                  Who was the first to break an hour in the half marathon?
                  I want to say Tergat but can't remember if the course was acceptable or not (might have been slightly downhill or slightly short).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by joeltetreault
                    Originally posted by Conor Dary
                    Here is a related question that we had before.

                    Who was the first to break an hour in the half marathon?
                    I want to say Tergat but can't remember if the course was acceptable or not (might have been slightly downhill or slightly short).
                    Wrong. Try again.

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                    • #11
                      [quote=Conor Dary]
                      Originally posted by joeltetreault
                      Originally posted by "Conor Dary":26snbgha
                      Here is a related question that we had before.

                      Who was the first to break an hour in the half marathon?
                      I want to say Tergat but can't remember if the course was acceptable or not (might have been slightly downhill or slightly short).
                      Wrong. Try again.[/quote:26snbgha]

                      I looked up the answer after I posted, so I'll excuse myself. Good trivia question.

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                      • #12
                        Was it that Fontana race in California? Maybe Terry Cotton?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Conor Dary
                          Here is a related question that we had before.

                          Who was the first to break an hour in the half marathon?
                          arturo when he set the 1 hour wr in '91

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                          • #14
                            Re: World-Half Marathon Trivia Questions

                            Originally posted by Powell
                            Originally posted by joeltetreault
                            3. Which two female athletes have won the WHM's three times each?
                            ad 3. Tegla Loroupe and Paula Radcliffe
                            And Lornah Kiplagat now joined these two as a three-time champion (and she also has a silver from 3 years ago).
                            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by eldrick
                              Originally posted by Conor Dary
                              Here is a related question that we had before.

                              Who was the first to break an hour in the half marathon?
                              arturo when he set the 1 hour wr in '91
                              Correct. eldrick wins. Arturo Barrios ran 21,101 meters in an hour on March 3, 1991 on the track in La Fleche, France.

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