The Ultimate Marathon Trivia Challenge

The Ultimate Marathon Trivia Challenge

Do you recognize the quote taken from a famous movie in 1976? It is taken from the movie 'Marathon Man' starring Dustin Hoffman. I won't tell you all the details, but it involves a an interrogation and a dental chair. Do you like cardio? Well, I certainly do not. That being said, I greatly admire people who can complete marathons since I know anything over 5 km would probably kill me. Unless it involves chasing a ball of some sort, I have zero interest in running. This quiz is for all of you long distance runners out there. Good luck!

Who won the Boston Marathon 3 times (1988, 1991, 1992)?

Why aren't times in the Boston Marathon eligible to become world records?

In what city did the most runners ever compete in a marathon?

9 of the 10 best times in marathons have been recorded by men from Ethiopia and _____?

Which one of these annual marathons is not real?

In a triathlon, running a marathon is the event that is performed?

What made Abebe Bikila's gold medal win in the 1960 Olympics unique?

What is the approximate record time for a female finishing a marathon?

What was the length of the marathon in the 1896, 1900, and 1904 Olympics?

Who won the Boston Marathon from 1993 to 1995?

Who won the Boston Marathon in 2003, 2006 to 2008, and 2010?

In 1980, Rosie Ruiz infamously won the Boston Marathon but was later disqualified. Why?

What is the approximate record time for finishing a marathon?

What is the age of the oldest person to ever complete a marathon?

Approximately how many miles is a marathon?

Which of these annual marathons in the oldest?

When was the last time that an American male won the Boston Marathon?

Which of these cities is NOT part of the so-called 'Big Six' marathons?

What year was the bombing that took place at the Boston Marathon?

From 1984 to 1988, what did finishers of the London Marathon annually receive?

Budhia Singh of India ran a marathon when he was ________years old.

Who won the Boston Marathon in 2022 and 2023?

Jennifer Amyx was ____years old when she ran a marathon in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

What nation hosts an annual marathon where men compete against horses?

Concerning running in a marathon, what did Dean Karnazes once do?

The Ultimate Marathon Trivia Challenge

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