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Canadian trivia

Postby Mighty Favog » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:13 pm

I'm running a trivia contest at my site (www.tracksuperfan.com) every day this week and giving out extremely small prizes (Tim Horton's, naturally). Today's questions are about Canadian sub-4:00 milers. Tomorrow's topic is famous Canadians who were once very good athletes but who aren't famous because they were good athletes.
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Re: Canadian trivia

Postby Per Andersen » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:45 pm

Mighty Favog wrote:I'm running a trivia contest at my site (www.tracksuperfan.com) every day this week and giving out extremely small prizes (Tim Horton's, naturally). Today's questions are about Canadian sub-4:00 milers. Tomorrow's topic is famous Canadians who were once very good athletes but who aren't famous because they were good athletes.

John Turner? If Canadian Prime Ministers are famous outside Canada :lol:
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Re: Canadian trivia

Postby Mighty Favog » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:24 am

That's correct for one of the three questions. Famous in this category is a relative term.
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Re: Canadian trivia

Postby bambam » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:37 pm

First one is Malcolm Gladwell
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Re: Canadian trivia

Postby bambam » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:39 pm

I think the third one is Henry Pellatt
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Re: Canadian trivia

Postby Mighty Favog » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:03 pm

Yep. Learned this when touring Casa Loma in Toronto and saw a trophy labeled "N.A.A.A.A." and recognized it as the forerunner of the AAU.
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Re: Canadian trivia

Postby Per Andersen » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:13 pm

Ken Money. Canadian space program guy and almost an astronaut. More known for that than his 5th place in the HJ in the Melbourne Olympics in '56.
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Re: Canadian trivia

Postby gh » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:49 am

The Ken Money story I remember most is that he sometimes trained with a ski boot on his lead leg and then jumped with it barefoot in competition, feeling light and free.
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Re: Canadian trivia

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:12 am

Physic(ally) speaking, swinging a heavy lever (lead leg) could be a benefit in the high jump?
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