Track & Field Quiz

How well do you know track & field?

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Where and when was the first organized track and field race?
776 BC, Greece
1864, London
200 BC, Rome
1888, Detroit

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The triple jump is three separate jumps. Of the following, which is not the name of one of these jumps?
Hop
Step (or Skip)
Leap
Jump

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Who became the first woman to run the 100 meters in under 10.5 seconds?
Florence Griffith Joyner
Evelyn Ashford
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Merlene Ottey

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What is the diameter of the circle that an athlete is confined to when shot-putting?
8 feet
5 feet
7 feet
10 feet

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A runner has finished a race when which part of his/her body crosses the finish line?
Toe/Foot
Hand
Head
Torso

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Even though men have been competing in this track and field event since the 1900 Paris Olympics, what event was first contested by women at the 2012 London Olympics?
Marathon
Decathalon
Steeplechase
100 metre dash

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Who was the first pole vaulter in the world to clear both 6 and 6.1 metres?
Radion Gataullin
Grigoriy Yegorov
Sergey Bubka
Renaud Lavillenie

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Who has held the long-jump record since 1991?
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Greg Rutherford of Great Britain competes in the Men's Long Jump qualification on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Carl Lewis
Mike Powell
Bob Beamon
Ralph Boston

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Over how long does a race have to be to be classified as an ultramarathon?
Runners
100 miles
50 miles
200 miles
26.219 miles

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Which height is the current word record for the high jump?
2.45 meters
3.45 meters
4 meters
4.45 meters

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