Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Marathon Quiz

Just for kicks, here's a little quiz I formulated off a newsletter I got from Active.com. If you got the same e-mail and know the answers, oh well, but if you haven't then take a gander at this here quiz. You could take it even if you've never run a marathon before. Just fun stuff.

The newsletter was entitled "10 Biggest Marathons" so I took the lead... (by biggest, they mean the most number of finishers) and the actual stats come from Running USA.

1. What U.S. marathon had the most number of finishers in 2009?


A. Boston Marathon
B. New York City Marathon
C. Chicago Marathon
D. LA Marathon

2. What U.S. marathon had the second-highest number of finishers in 2009?


A. Boston Marathon
B. New York City Marathon
C. Chicago Marathon
D. LA Marathon

3. Which of these marathons made the Top 10 list?


A. St. George Marathon
B. Las Vegas (Rock n Roll) Marathon
C. Portland (Oregon) Marathon
D. Philadelphia Marathon

4. Which of these marathons did not make the Top 10 list?

A. Arizona (Rock n Roll) Marathon
B. Honolulu Marathon
C. Twin Cities Marathon
D. San Diego (Rock n Roll) Marathon

5. What was the only state to place two marathons in the Top 10 list?

A. New York
B. Florida
C. Illinois
D. California

6. Rank the marathons from highest to lowest

A. Boston
B. LA
C. Walt Disney World
D. New York City

7. Which of the following marathons had more than 21,000 finishers?

A. LA
B. Walt Disney World
C. Marine Corps (DC)
D. Honolulu

8. Which of the following marathons had the least number of finishers?

A. LA
B. Walt Disney World
C. Marine Corps (DC)
D. Honolulu

9. How many of the Top 10 U.S. marathons placed in the Top 10 list of marathons around the world?

A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 7

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I'll probably post the answers later in the comments section or in another post. What do you get if you answer all of them correctly? Why nothing, of course. Nothing except my thanks for playing along.

5 comments:

Kerrie T. said...

Here are my guesses.
1. B
2. C
3. B
4. A
5. D
6. D, C, B, A
7. 2
8. 3
9. 2

Willoughby said...

Oh, man! I took the quiz and then scrolled to the bottom to check my answers. Denied!!

L.B. said...

Sorry, Willoughby!

Here are the answers.

Spoiler Alert

Answers Below!

1. B
2. C
3. C
4. A
5. D
6. D, A, C, B
7. C
8. A
9. B

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Tricia said...

ha! I didn't even bother guessing and just scrolled down for the answers :)