Quick Trivia Q


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Quick Trivia Q

Postby Marlow » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:07 am

Without googling him, who is Mikhail Idrisov, what is his SB, and how is that significant to the number 143,000,000?
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby aaronk » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:55 am

Marlow, why did you make this so easy?? :mrgreen:
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby Marlow » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:46 am

aaronk wrote:Marlow, why did you make this so easy?? :mrgreen:

I thought I was a pretty rabid fan, but if you already knew the answer, my hat's off to you!!! I just stumbled across it on the IAAF site.
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby Tuariki » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:04 pm

Sounds like a Russian from his name and I guess 142,999,999 people are faster than him
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby Marlow » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:05 pm

Tuariki wrote:Sounds like a Russian from his name and I guess 142,999,999 people are faster than him

Quite the opposite . . .
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby norunner » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:15 pm

Marlow wrote:
Tuariki wrote:Sounds like a Russian from his name and I guess 142,999,999 people are faster than him

Quite the opposite . . .
I knew he was russian because of the 143 mio, thats the population of Russia. I just had no idea who he actually was, but with that "opposite" clue i'm going to guess he is a sprinter and just set a seasons best for Russia somewhere, maybe in Kazan?
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby aaronk » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:26 pm

Marlow wrote:
aaronk wrote:Marlow, why did you make this so easy?? :mrgreen:

I thought I was a pretty rabid fan, but if you already knew the answer, my hat's off to you!!! I just stumbled across it on the IAAF site.


No, I didn't (and don't!) know the answer.
I thought that green face is supposed to indicate sarcasm or facetiousness.
GH uses it sometimes.
What is that green face supposed to indicate?

Anyway, no, don't know....no clue!!
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby Marlow » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:46 pm

norunner wrote:i'm going to guess he is a sprinter and just set a seasons best for Russia

yes, 10.29, not so bono for such a large track-rich nation!
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby pickle47 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:45 pm

This got me thinking about something I've never given thought to before: What happened to all of the T&F records from the USSR when it broke up? I immediately thought of Valeriy Borzov's times. They are listed as the Ukrainian national records in the 100 and 200, so I guess all of the USSR records reverted to the nation/state of origin of the record setter.

BTW, those 1972 times of Borzov have to be some of the oldest national records in the books for any developed nation.
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Re: Quick Trivia Q

Postby norunner » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:07 pm

pickle47 wrote:BTW, those 1972 times of Borzov have to be some of the oldest national records in the books for any developed nation.
Australia might have some older ones, do Peter Norman and Ralph Doubell with their marks from 68 still hold the NRs?
Germany has around 25 records that date back to the 80s, and some of those i think will never be broken. Marita Koch's 47.60 for example, i would be a lot of money that no German woman will run even within a second of that time in the next 50 years (unless they allow robots into sports 8-) ).
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