Interesting Question of the Day – 27 August 2018

The world records for both the 100m sprint and the marathon indicate that over both distances, the fastest man is faster than the fastest woman.

Over which of those distances is the women’s record closest to the men’s record?  (We mean proportionally.)

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

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4 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 27 August 2018
  1. Nathan says:

    There is probably not much in it, but I’d say the marathon records are relatively closer.

    (But what impresses me so much is the sustained 100m speed of a top flight marathon runner. It is something like 18 seconds per 100, done 420 consecutive times. Take that, Usain!)

    • iqtrivia says:

      Well you had a 50/50 chance, and picked the wrong half.

      But your point on the patheticness of Usain Bolt is well taken. Apparently he’s never run a mile in his life.

  2. Old Bill says:

    The Men’s Marathon record is 2:02:57 or 7377 sec in Berlin in 2014 by Kimetto; the women’s is 8125 by Paula Radcliffe in London. She took 10.14% longer. For 100 metres the woman took 9.5% longer. So the difference is greater proportionally for the Marathon.

    Old Bill