Track & Field

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Track & Field


THROWING-Discus-Shot Pun-Javelin-Hammer Throw

JUMPING-Long Jump-High Jump-Triple Jump-Pole Vault

RUNNING-Sprints (100m, 200m, 400m)-Middle Distance (800m, 1500m)-Long Distance (3000m Steeplechase, 5000m, 10,000m)-Hurdles (110/100m, 400m)-Relays (4x100m, 4x400m)

A MOMENT IN HISTORYOne of the first signs of track & field in sporting events would be back in the Ancient Olympic Games starting in 776 BC, in Olympia Greece. This continued for 11 centuries until Emperor Theodosius I banned the games in AD 394. The sport didn't flourish until the 1860's.

Ancient City of Olympia

SURPRISING FACTS-There is a racewalking section in the sport.-There is a Men’s Decathlon and Women’s Heptathlon which include a combination of events, held over two days each.-The set length of a marathon was set to commemorate the run of a soldier named Pheidippides.


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