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Welcome to the exhilarating Track and Field Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your athletics prowess and confirm that you’re a genuine track and field devotee?

We’ve crafted tough questions that will evaluate your familiarity with the sport.

Just count your correct answers and check our result table to gauge your performance.

So, put on your spikes, warm up those muscles, and let’s find out if you can sprint your way to victory with your track and field trivia expertise!

Track and Field

Table of Contents

1. Who holds the men’s world record for the 100 meters sprint?

  • A) Usain Bolt
  • B) Carl Lewis
  • C) Justin Gatlin

2. Which country has the most Olympic gold medals in track and field?

  • A) United States
  • B) Russia
  • C) Great Britain

3. What’s the women’s world record for the marathon?

  • A) 2:15:25
  • B) 2:17:01
  • C) 2:18:47

4. In which Olympic event would you find the “Fosbury Flop” technique used?

  • A) High jump
  • B) Long jump
  • C) Triple jump

5. Which track and field event is NOT part of the decathlon?

  • A) 110m hurdles
  • B) 800m
  • C) 1500m

6. Who is known as the “World’s Fastest Woman”?

  • A) Florence Griffith-Joyner
  • B) Allyson Felix
  • C) Marita Koch

7. In which country were the first modern Olympic Games held?

  • A) Greece
  • B) France
  • C) Germany

8. What is the item thrown in the hammer throw event?

  • A) A metal ball attached to a wire
  • B) A wooden stick with a weighted end
  • C) A rubber weight with a handle

9. Which of these events is NOT part of a heptathlon?

  • A) 200 meters
  • B) 400 meters
  • C) 800 meters

10. Who holds the men’s world record for the triple jump?

  • A) Jonathan Edwards
  • B) Christian Taylor
  • C) Kenny Harrison

11. What is the minimum number of laps completed in the 10,000 meters race?

  • A) 20 laps
  • B) 25 laps
  • C) 30 laps

12. Which of the following events is NOT counted as a throwing event in track and field?

  • A) Javelin
  • B) Hammer throw
  • C) Long jump

13. Who is the first woman to win five individual Olympic track and field gold medals?

  • A) Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • B) Florence Griffith-Joyner
  • C) Fanny Blankers-Koen

14. What is the world record for the men’s high jump?

  • A) 2.45 meters
  • B) 2.40 meters
  • C) 2.55 meters

15. In which year was pole vaulting introduced for women at the Olympic Games?

  • A) 1988
  • B) 1992
  • C) 2000

16. Which athlete has won the most overall Olympic medals in track and field?

  • A) Carl Lewis
  • B) Paavo Nurmi
  • C) Allyson Felix

17. In the steeplechase event, what is the total number of barriers that athletes must clear in each lap?

  • A) 3
  • B) 4
  • C) 5

18. Who is the first athlete to win Olympic gold medals in both the 100 and 200 meters sprints in the same Olympics?

  • A) Carl Lewis
  • B) Usain Bolt
  • C) Jesse Owens

19. What is the length of the long jump runway?

  • A) 30 meters
  • B) 40 meters
  • C) 45 meters

20. Which of these country’s national track and field team is nicknamed the “Sprint Factory”?

  • A) Jamaica
  • B) United States
  • C) Great Britain

21. In which Olympic Games did Michael Johnson win both the 200m and 400m events?

  • A) Atlanta 1996
  • B) Sydney 2000
  • C) Barcelona 1992

22. When did the women’s 3000 meters event change to 5000 meters in the Olympics?

  • A) 1984
  • B) 1996
  • C) 2000

23. Which athlete has broken the world record for the men’s 100 meters sprint the most number of times?

  • A) Usain Bolt
  • B) Asafa Powell
  • C) Maurice Greene

24. Who is the first female athlete to win back-to-back 800m Olympic gold medals?

  • A) Caster Semenya
  • B) Tatyana Kazankina
  • C) Kelly Holmes

25. What is the world record time for the 4×100 meters men’s relay?

  • A) 36.84 seconds
  • B) 37.10 seconds
  • C) 38.20 seconds

26. Which of these triple jumpers is nicknamed “The Kangaroo”?

  • A) Kenny Harrison
  • B) Jonathan Edwards
  • C) Teddy Tamgho

27. Which of these countries has hosted the IAAF World Championships in Athletics more than once?

  • A) Germany
  • B) Russia
  • C) China

28. At what distance is the women’s steeplechase event in the Olympics held?

  • A) 2000 meters
  • B) 3000 meters
  • C) 5000 meters

29. The longest successful pole vault clearance ever is about equal to the height of:

  • A) A two-story building
  • B) A giraffe
  • C) An adult male African elephant

30. Which woman has the most Olympic gold medals in the 400 meter event?

  • A) Sanya Richards-Ross
  • B) Marie-JosΓ© PΓ©rec
  • C) Cathy Freeman

31. What is the approximate weight of the shot in the men’s shot put event?

  • A) 5.5 kg (12 lbs)
  • B) 7.26 kg (16 lbs)
  • C) 8 kg (17.6 lbs)

32. Who is the youngest female athlete to win an individual sprint event in the Olympics?

  • A) Wilma Rudolph
  • B) Allyson Felix
  • C) Marjorie Jackson

33. In which year was the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) founded?

  • A) 1898
  • B) 1912
  • C) 1924


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!
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