There were many lengths and types of foot races in ancient Greece. ... race that
was 20 or 24 stades long, or about two and a half miles. ... This event was run the
night before the ancient Olympic ...
The Olympia track measured 200 meters, according to the official website of the
Olympic Movement. The 200-meter stade race event took place on this track, ...
Ancient Olympic Events ... The other races were a 2-stade race (384 m.), and a
long-distance run which ranged from 7 to 24 stades (1,344 m. to 4,608 m.). ... but
among them noble Clytoneus was far the best at running...he shot to the front and
Information and resources on ancient Greek olympics. ... festival of athletics and
wrestling to, in 472 BC, five days with many events. ... and a long-distance run
which ranged from 7 to 24 stades (1,344 m. to 4,608 m.). ... The course was 6
laps of the track, with separate races for whereupon the rider would have no
According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced
back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to Olympian gods and staged in Olympia.
The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook
from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadium race, a foot race 600 feet long. ... of
490 BC to Sparta (a distance of 149 miles) in order to enlist help for the battle. ...
For many years track and field was considered a purely amateur sport and
At the ancient Olympics, unlike the modern Games, there were very few events. ...
They also raced over 2-stade race (384 m), and a long-distance run which
ranged from 7 ... In the riding events, held over 6 laps around the track (about 4.5
miles), the ... I don't see why people should make much fuss about that. closed
The origin of the ancient Olympic Games is shrouded in legend, but it may ...
grew to encompass a variety of events, many similar to those in modern track and
field. ... The ancient Greeks were no strangers to long-distance running, but to
them it ... Persia landed on the plain of Marathon, about twenty-five miles from
The course for the footrace in the ancient Olympic Games at Olympia was exactly
a ... The race, known as the stade, was about 192 metres (210 yards) long. The
word stade also came to refer to the track on which the race was held and is the
... the furlong or stade ( stadium), the mile ( mille passus), and the league ( leuga)
Ancient Olympic Games: Chronology of athletic events added to the Olympic ...
This was the only event until 724 BC, when a two-stadia race was added. ... long-
distance race ... Games were also held in the context of many ancient fertility
festivals. ... The most exacting track and field event is the decathlon (from the