THIS IS­SUE CON­TAINS COV­ER­AGE OF THE TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON AND NOW YOU CAN TEST HOW WELL YOU KNOW THIS GREAT EVENT’S HIS­TORY

Athletics Weekly - - Quiz Corner -

1 New York City Marathon is one of the World Marathon Ma­jors. Can you name the other cities in the se­ries? 2

Which fa­mous park hosts the fin­ish of the New York City Marathon? 3

What year did the New York City Marathon be­gin? (a) 1912 (b) 1970 (c) 1981? 4

An easy one – who won last Sun­day’s men’s race? 5

Who founded the New York City Marathon? (a) Fred Le­bow (b) Mary Wit­ten­berg (c) Frank Shorter? 6 The marathon was can­celled in 2012, but why? 7

Where does the marathon start in New York? 8

How many times did Nor­we­gian great Grete Waitz win the race? 9

Rod Dixon won a fa­mous duel in 1983 but which Bri­tish run­ner did he dra­mat­i­cally over­take in the clos­ing stages?

10 Paula Rad­cliffe, Liz McCol­gan and Priscilla Welch are Bri­tish win­ners of the women’s race but can you name the only Bri­tish man to win the New York City Marathon?

The New York City Marathon is one of the most fa­mous in the world

Priscilla Welch – Q10

Rod Dixon cel­e­brates – Q9

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