I've always considered myself somewhat of a running geek extraordinaire. Growing up the son of a track/cross country coach, I was indoctrinated into the Church of Running as a wee lad. Most runners aren't so lucky and, therefore, miss out on meeting and learning about some amazingly inspirational people. If you ask almost anyone to name their favorite baseball or football player, they'll mention a handful of options almost immediately. Most folks can effortlessly list both former greats and current stars. The same is rarely true, however, if you ask about runners...even if you ask the question of a runner.
In effort to help spread the history of the sport we love, here are some trivial questions you can use to first test your knowledge - and then educate others. Try to answer the following questions - and then check your answers here.
We aren't the first to run and race, nor will we be the last. It's good to remember those that laid the foundation for the great sport we all enjoy. Challenge your friends to see who's the biggest running geek (or most knowledgeable fan, if you prefer.)
Good Luck and Happy Racing!