On your marks, Get set, Go! Racing Trivia

On your marks, Get set, Go! Racing Trivia

From a very young age, even before we attend school, we learn to race. Informal races as toddlers with our parents, play time races with our siblings and friends, etc, etc. By the time we get to elementary school, formal competitions occur. Were you a sprinter? Did you prefer long distances? Do you get excited watching Olympics races? Well, for this quiz, you won't need running shoes, but I hope you'll still have some fun.

What is the fastest time ever recorded by a man running the 200 metre dash?

What is the fastest time ever recorded by a man running the 100 metre dash?

Marita Koch holds the record for the fastest time by a woman in what race?

In what nation is Wife Carrying a common, competitive race?

From what country is legendary sprinter Usain Bolt?

In what event did Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse win a gold medal?

Who was the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes?

Who has ran the fastest 100 metre time in Canadian female sprinting history?

What nation holds the record for the fastest 4 x 100 metres time (men)?

In 4 of the last 5 years, the Boston Marathon has been won by a different runner from what nation?

Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco holds the world record for the fastest time in what race?

From 1977 to 1987, Edwin Moses won 107 consecutive races in what specific event?

Who is the world record holder in the 100 metre AND 200 metre dash?

What nation holds the record for the fastest 4 x 100 metres time (women)?

How many Olympic medals have already been won by Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse?

In the last 20 Boston Marathons, the race has been won by an Ethiopian or a Kenyan ______times.

In how many years has Andre De Grasse been part of a World Championship gold medal relay team?

Who holds the record for the fastest 100 metres race by a woman?

Who won the Tour de France in 2022?

Wade van Niekerk holds the world record for the fastest time in what race?

Who holds the record for the fastest 200 metres race by a woman?

In what year did two bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon?

In what year did Donovan Bailey win gold medals in the 100 metre dash and 4 x 100 relay?

Who holds the record for the fastest mile time by a Canadian female?

What year was Ben Johnson disqualified after winning the gold medal in the 100 metre dash?

On your marks, Get set, Go! Racing Trivia

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.