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12 Days Of Holiday Giveaways: Day 5

Put your trivia knowledge to the test and you could win a pair of Newton Gravity running shoes, valued at $175.

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In honor of the holiday shopping season officially kicking off, we’re giving away products from Triathlete magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide (on newsstands now). Check back over the next 12 days for the opportunity to win and check out the Day 5 giveaway below.

Day 5 (Tuesday, Nov. 27):

For day 5 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, we’re giving away a pair of Newton Gravity running shoes ($175, in the size of your choice. For Newton devotees, it doesn’t get any better than this top-of-the-line neutral running shoe. The winner will also receive a Triathlete magazine race belt.

To win today’s giveaway, put your triathlon trivia knowledge to the test against Ironman hall of famer Bob Babbitt! Answer these trivia questions from Bob correctly in the comments below, and we’ll randomly select a winner. The entries much be on this post. Answers must be posted by Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Noon PST. The winner will be announced on this page by 5 p.m. PST the same day.

1. Being Movember, this question is particularly appropriate. From 1978 through 1987, every male winner of the Ironman World Championship sported facial hair but one. Which winner was it and what year was it?

The correct answer is Scott Tinley, a guy famous for his mustache. But he went without facial hair for his second Ironman World Championship title in 1985.

2. Name the first woman to finish the Ironman World Championship. The bonus question: What year was it? Lyn Lemaire in 1979

3. Name the beach where the first and second Ironman World championship was held. San Souci Beach  (We also accepted Waikiki Beach.)

4. What year were there actually two Ironman Triathlon World Championship events? 1982

5. What athlete graced the cover of the first ever edition of Triathlete magazine back in May of 1983? Dean Harper (Many of you Dave Scott, who was on the cover of the first Triathlon magazine.)

6. Who was the first non-American male to win the Ironman World championship and what year was it? Greg Welch from Australia in 1994

7. Between 1986 and 1996, Paula Newby-Fraser and Erin Baker won 10 of the 11 titles in Kona. Who won the other title and what year was it? Karen Smyers in 1995

8. Since 1990, name all of the Ironman World Champions who won in their very first attempt in Kona.

Luc Van Lierde in 1996
Chrissie Wellington in 2007

UPDATE: We’ve added the answers above. Congratulations to Chris Uggiano who answered all but one of the questions correctly.

Check back to every day for our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways. Tomorrow we’ll be giving away a great transition bag!

*Note: Please allow a few weeks for delivery, as the shoe will be shipped directly from Newton, as long as shoe size is available.

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