This week’s trivia challenge by Rachelle Marshall, reference librarian for Whitman County Library, tests reader’s knowledge of health and fitness.

The Whitman County Library’s online trivia challenge takes place at 5:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month on its Facebook page.

  1. Name three types of spas.

  2. ___________, the world’s oldest annual marathon, was originally held on Patriots’ Day, which commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Bonus: How many miles long is it?

  3. The medical term lateral epicondylitis is more commonly referred to as this?

  4. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world record for sit-ups is: (A) 25,000 (B) 45,000 (C) 80,000

  5. Royal H. _____, an exercise physiologist, invented this four-part exercise while getting his doctorate degree at Columbia University.


  1. Health, resort, day, mineral springs and medical are all different types of spas.

  2. The Boston Marathon. Bonus: 26 miles. The race length was increased to its current distance of 26 miles, 385 yards in 1927.

  3. Tennis elbow. It is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow.

  4. (B) In 1986, Mark Pheltz of Baltimore, Md., completed 45,005 sit-ups in 58 hours, 30 minutes. He averaged 12.8 sit-ups per minute.

  5. Burpee. He invented the Burpee as a way to test physical fitness.

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