The M Trivia challenge for MM Express 1.8: “Eric Liddell, the famous “Flying Scotsman” and faithful missionary to China, refused to run in the 100 meter race in the ‘24 Paris Olympics. In what race did he run instead?”
The correct answer: 400 meter race (although there is some discussion as to whether this was yards or meters).
Liddell won a gold medal in the 400 meter race and bronze in the 200 meter. He refused to run in the 100 meter race (his best event) months before the Olympics because it was to be held on a Sunday.
Visit the Eric Liddell Centre website for more details about his life. Liddell’s life story was beautifully, though in some ways inaccurately, portrayed in the Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire.
(I couldn’t resist posting the trailer to my favorite movie!)
Out of the correct answers submitted, a winner was selected at random. They have been notified via email and will receive a free copy of Once an Arafat Man, the autobiography of Tass Saada, a former PLO sniper whom Jesus saved.
One feature that will frequently be included in the new MM Express email update is M Trivia, a missions-related trivia question that will sharpen missions knowledge and give the opportunity to win free books.
From the correct answers that are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday morning at 8 a.m., winner(s) will be chosen at random. The winner(s) will receive a free book. The correct answer to the M Trivia challenge will be posted on the MM blog the same Tuesday morning.