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 ...
In the ancient Olympics there were 4-horse chariot race and 2-horse chariot race.
The course was 12 laps around the stadium track with the length of 9 miles.
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
The Olympic Games, which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years
... The 1896 Games featured the first Olympic marathon, which followed the 25-
mile ... The pentathlon (consisting of five events: a foot race, a long jump, discus
and ... including track and field, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, cycling, tennis,
The shortest race in Greek athletics, a stade was 600 plethra, but the length of the
... turned around a post, and returned; the dolichos, literally the "long race," of
seven ... ran to Sparta seeking help, a distance of 135 miles, in less than 48
hours. Unlike the modern oval track surrounding an infield, the ancient running ...
Horse racing was the most prestigious competition in the games. ... widely across
the Mediterranean, this was far more difficult and expensive with horses.
Ancient Olympics in Olympia Greece. ... Next the competitors would proceed to
the Altis a sacred olive-grove and go to one of the many alters. ... In the afternoon
runners ran a long race called the dolichos, whitch ranged in lenght from 2,25
miles to 2,75 ... The Heraia was made up of tree sprint races along the stadium
The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor
of Zeus, the father ... coming from as far away as Iberia (Spain) in the west and
the Black Sea (Turkey) in the east. ... a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the
stadion race, a foot race 600 feet long. The stadion track at Olympia is shown
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 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. ... The
distance of the modern marathon was standardized as 26 miles and 385 yards or
... For many years track and field was considered a purely amateur sport and ...