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Question 1: At Bowdoin College she excelled in athletics and then entered the 1979 ________ as a relative unknown.
Chicago MarathonBoston MarathonBerlin MarathonNew York City Marathon

Question 2: In 2006 she helped pace former cycling champion ________ as he competed in the New York City Marathon.
Lance ArmstrongGreg LeMondBernard HinaultEddy Merckx

Question 3: When she ran the ________ on November 1, 2009, she broke the 50+ division record with a final time of 2:49:09.
Boston MarathonChicago MarathonBerlin MarathonNew York City Marathon

Question 4: She won the race, wearing a ________ cap,[1] in 2:35:15, knocking eight minutes off the competition record.
Babe RuthBoston Red Sox2004 Boston Red Sox seasonBoston Red Sox all-time roster

Question 5: The athletes behind her were ________, Rosa Mota and Ingrid Kristiansen, all marathon legends in their own right.
Grete WaitzPaula RadcliffeDerartu TuluJoan Benoit

Question 6: [3] Benoit resides in ________.
Gorham, MaineFreeport, MaineBrunswick, MaineFalmouth, Maine

Question 7: Joan Benoit Samuelson (born May 16, 1957) is a retired American marathon runner, who won gold at the ________ in Los Angeles, the year that the women's marathon was introduced.
Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics1984 Summer OlympicsUnited States at the 1984 Summer OlympicsNew Zealand at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Question 8: Born in ________, Benoit took to long-distance running to help recover from a broken leg suffered while slaloming.
Cape Elizabeth, MaineFreeport, MaineGorham, MaineFalmouth, Maine

Question 9: She received the 1985 ________ as the top amateur athlete in the United States.
Charlie WardJames E. Sullivan AwardBobby Jones (golfer)Mark Spitz


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