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.
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?
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