ATHLETIC WORLD RECORDS

From the fastest runners to the highest or longest of jumps, how well do you know the very best of those athletes that dedicate their life to their sport?

QUESTIONS

1. Who is the current World Record Holder of the 100m Sprint with a time of 9.58 seconds?

2. Eliud Kipchoge is the only person to have run a marathon in under how many hours?

3. Jonathan Edwards has held the World Record since 7 August 1995 in which event?

4. Which country does Usain Bolt come from?

5. Which American female sprinter has held the World Record in the 100m and 200m events since 1988, the year of the Seoul Olympic Games?

6. Ben Johnson and Donovan Bailey were both athletes from which country?

7. Which country has produced the most successful marathon runners of all time?

8. The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in which city were they to be held?

9. What are the only two events that are identical in both the men’s and women’s versions of the heptathlon?

10. Who was the star of a computer game after his Gold Medal decathlon win in 1984?

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ANSWERS

ATHLETIC WORLD RECORDS

1. Who is the current World Record Holder of the 100m Sprint with a time of 9.58 seconds?
USAIN BOLT

2. Eliud Kipchoge is the only person to have run a marathon in under how many hours?
TWO (He ran it in 1:59:40.2 setting an unofficial World Record in Vienna)

3. Jonathan Edwards has held the World Record since 7 August 1995 in which event?
TRIPLE JUMP

4. Which country does Usain Bolt come from?
JAMAICA

5. Which American female sprinter has held the World Record in the 100m and 200m events since 1988, the year of the Seoul Olympic Games?
FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER (I will accept Flo-Jo if you said that)

6. Ben Johnson and Donovan Bailey were both athletes from which country?
CANADA

7. Which country has produced the most successful marathon runners of all time?
KENYA

8. The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in which city were they to be held?
TOKYO

9. What are the only two events that are identical in both the men’s and women’s versions of the heptathlon?
HIGH JUMP & LONG JUMP (Hurdles and sprints occur in both but over different distances – 100m hurdles for women, 60m hurdles for men, and sprint is 200m for women, 60m for men)

10. Who was the star of a computer game after his Gold Medal decathlon win in 1984?
DALEY THOMPSON