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Answer the following questions related to the Olympic Marathon events.

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1.

Who won the Marathon race in the 2004 Athens Olympics?

  Mebrahtom Keflezighi

  Jon Brown

  Vanderlei de Lima

  Stefano Baldini

 

2.

Name the first Asian runner to win a Marathon race in the Olympic games.

  Shoryu Nan

  Kee-Chung Sohn

  Masao Harad

  Naoto Tajima

 

3.

In which year was the race distance for Marathon events in the modern Olympic games standardized ?

  1896

  1900

  1908

  1924

 

4.

Since when is the Women's Marathon race held in Olympic games ?

  1988 Seoul Olympics

  1896 Athens Olympics

  1984 Los Angeles Olympics

  1900 Paris Olympics

 

5.

In which year was the first Olympic Marathon race (from Marathon Bridge to the stadium in Athens) held?

  1800

  1890

  1896

  1900

 

6.

Who was the inspiration behind the idea of the Marathon race?

  Michel Breal

  Spiridon Louis

  Herodotus

  Pheidippides

 

7.

What is the standardized race distance of the modern Olympic Marathon race?

  20 miles

  24 miles and 85 yards

  30 miles and 800 yards

  26 miles and 385 yards

 


 
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