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Read the story and answer the questions to test your comprehension.

A 5k foot race is a long-distance track and field event and is a little longer than 3 miles. Most runners start with this even first because it is relatively easy to train for and gets them involved in the competitive aspects of running. Most people can run this kind of race if they've been able to run at least a mile and a half before.

  1. 1. How long is a 5k run?
    1. a. Approximately 3 miles
    2. b. Approximately 2 miles
    3. c. Approximately 4 miles
  2. 2. How hard is this event to train for?
    1. a. Moderately hard
    2. b. Very difficult
    3. c. Very easy
  3. 3. How long should you be able to run before you can try a 5k?
    1. a. A mile
    2. b. A mile and a half
    3. c. Two miles