It’s Canada Week here at the Track Superfan’s blog!
Your first question might be why Canada? To which I would reply why not?
(The truth is that this is a bit of a dead week for track and field and I’m just having some fun.)
A better question: what is Canada Week?
Every day I’ll be posting a series of three trivia questions about track and field and the world’s second largest nation. If you correctly answer all three, you could win
a $5US Tim Horton’s gift card! (This is a small-budget website).
It’s just enough for coffee and a donut, but it could lead to something much bigger since Timmy Ho’s is currently running their annual “Roll Up the Rim” giveaway.
Yes, there are only 745 Tim Horton’s locations in the US, and if none are near you, well, it’s OK. We’ll figure out something. Canadians reading this can probably see a Tim’s from where you are right now.
Anyway, on to the trivia!
Here’s how it works: Post your answers in the comments section. If you’d rather, you can tweet your answers to me: @tracksuperfan.
Answers will be revealed at 7:00pm (Eastern time) each day. The winner pf gift card, plus a deep sense of personal satisfaction, will be selected at random from those who get all the answers. If multiple people get all answers correct, then I will randomly select one to win. If no one gets all three, then I’ll select from those who get two correct.
Today’s questions are all about sub-4 minute miles. Doubtlessly you already know that 47 Canadians have broken 4 minutes for the classic distance. Here are your three questions.
Easy: Which Canadian has broken 4 minutes the most times?
Medium: Who was the first Canadian to break 4 minutes?
Hard: Which pair of Canadian twins broke 4 minutes in the same race?
On your marks, set, go!