WEL­COME TO AN­OTHER IN AW’S SERIES OF QUIZZES AND COM­PE­TI­TIONS FOR ATHLETICS TRIVIA LOVERS

THE Great North Ci­tyGames and Sim­ply­health Great North Run re­turn this week­end so ques­tions re­late to those two events.

Athletics Weekly - - Quiz Corner -

1 In which year did the first ever Great North Run take place? 2 Which Olympic medal­list founded the event? 3

What is the name of the coastal town that hosts the fin­ish area of the Sim­ply­health Great North Run?

4

Mo Farah hopes to re­tain his Great North Run ti­tle this week­end, but how many times has he won it in to­tal so far? 5 Which Bri­tish record-holder won last year’s Great North Ci­tyGames women’s mile event? 6 Who set the men’s Great North Run course record in 2011? 7

Mary Kei­tany is the women’s Great North Run course record-holder, but how many times has she won the event? 8

The mil­lionth Great North Run fin­isher crossed the line in 2014. What was her name? 9

How many times did Tanni Grey-Thomp­son win the Great North Run wheel­chair race? 10 Katharine Merry is among this year’s Great North Run Du­ra­cell Bunny pac­ers, but in which year did she win her Olympic 400m medal?

Quiz an­swers for August 31: 1 Thomas Röh­ler; 2 Lau­sanne; 3 Adel Mechaal; 4 One mile; 5 US$50,000; 6 Ramil Guliyev; 7 12; 8 Jake Wight­man; 9 Seven; 10 B. 0.04. Ana­grams:

Allyson Felix, Cons­es­lus Kipruto, Chris­tian Tay­lor, Shara Proc­tor, Dawn Harper-Nel­son

The mil­lionth fin­isher of the Great North Run: see Q8

Mary Kei­tany: see Q7

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