The distance medley relay replaces the 4x1500m on the schedule for this weekend’s IAAF/BTC World Relays in The Bahamas. Put your knowledge of the medley madness to the test with our quiz!

1. What is the correct order of the four distances in the distance medley relay?

A: 400m, 800m, 1200m and 1600m

B: 1200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m.

C: 1600m, 1200m, 800m and 400m

D: 800m, 1200m, 400m and 1600m.

2. How many years has it been since the first ever distance medley relay was contested at the historic Penn Relays?

A: 110

B: 100

C: 90

D: 80

3. Which university has been the most successful in the history of the distance medley relay at Penn Relays?

A: Arkansas

B: Penn

C: Michigan

D: Villanova

4. Which former mile world record holder anchored his team to a new world best in the distance medley relay in 1969?

A: Jim Ryun

B: Michael Jazy

C: Peter Snell

D: John Walker

5. “Anything can happen in a race like this, and that’s what will make it so interesting. Different teams, different legs, different strategies, it all plays into it. Something sensational can easily happen with a field this good.”

Which middle-distance star said that of the distance medley relay at the 2015 Armory Invitational in New York?

A: Nick Willis

B: Matthew Centrowitz

C: Leo Manzano

D: Asbel Kiprop

6. Can you name the nation of less than five million people who finished second behind the US that day in New York, recording the second quickest mark in history with 9:25.37?

A: New Zealand

B: Jamaica

C: Eritrea

D: Ireland

7. The distance medley relay first featured at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 1967. Which Australian 2012 Olympic finalist featured for the gold medal winning Stanford team at the 2014 edition?

A: John Steffensen

B: Jeff Riseley

C: Ryan Gregson

D: Steven Solomon

8. Which nation holds the official men’s world best mark of 9:15.56 set at Penn Relays in 2006?

A: Kenya


C: Ethiopia

D: Uganda

9. Which 2013 world championship medallist featured in the US women’s team which set a world indoor record mark of 10:42.57 in Boston this year?

A: Jenny Simpson

B: Brenda Martinez

C: Francena McCorory

D: Natasha Hastings

10. The women’s world outdoor best mark set by Villanova University of 10:48.38 was posted at the Penn Relays in which year?

A: 1968

B: 1978

C: 1988

D: 1998

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