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  • 1500m Trivia Question

    Several men have broken the 1500m WR more than once, such as Herb Elliott and Noureddine Morceli, but only two men have done this this three times in the IAAF era (the most). Who are the two?

    Bonus question - one athlete also did it three times, but one of his times was in the pre-IAAF era. Who was this?

  • #2
    I am not Abel to come up with the answer. But I know an old Hagg who would really cOvett a clue.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kuha
      I am not Abel to come up with the answer. But I know an old Hagg who would really cOvett a clue.
      That was quick! Yes, you're correct:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_reco ... 500_metres

      Abel Kiviat (USA)
      3:59 1/5 - 1912 (pre-IAAF era)
      3:56 4/5 - 1912
      3:55 4/5 - 1912

      Gunder Hägg (SWE)
      3:47.5 - 1941
      3:45.8 - 1942
      3:43.0 - 1944

      Steve Ovett (GBR)
      3:32.09 - 1980
      3:31.36 - 1980
      3:30.77 - 1983

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      • #4
        A follow-up.

        Two of these cities have NOT been the site of a 1500 WR in the IAAF era. Which two?

        1. London
        2. Milwaukee
        3. Oslo
        4. Compton
        5. Nice
        6. Brussels

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        • #5
          I will say London and Brussels.

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          • #6
            London and Milwaukee.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kuha
              A follow-up.

              Two of these cities have NOT been the site of a 1500 WR in the IAAF era. Which two?

              1. London
              2. Milwaukee
              3. Oslo
              4. Compton
              5. Nice
              6. Brussels
              Good question! (I had to look up the answer, so I can't offer anything -- had I guessed I would have been half right.)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Double R Bar
                I will say London and Brussels.
                Sorry--haven't had the computer on in a while. YES, this is correct. A bit counter-intuitive that Milwaukee would be yes, and London & Brussels no...

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